MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia-Plus class ship MSC Grandiosa has successfully completed her first intensive systems tests at sea during a 3-day trial in the Atlantic Ocean between 28-31 August.

Following the intensive sea trials, the MSC Cruises’ latest flagship returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France for final works ahead of her scheduled delivery on 31 October.

With a gross tonnage of 181,000, MSC Grandiosa has a total guest capacity of 6,334 and will feature some of the latest innovative marine technology and systems to become MSC Cruises’ most efficient and environmentally clean ship in its fleet.

The vessel is equipped with two new and important technological innovations including a selective catalytic reduction system to decrease nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 % and transform it into pure water and nitrogen. MSC Grandiosa is also fitted with a state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment system that will lead to nearly zero impact on discharges and allow her to operate in delicate environments such as the Baltic Sea and Alaska.

The christening for the MSC Grandiosa is set for 9 November and will take place in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then head to her homeport in Genoa, Italy to sail a series of Western Mediterranean cruises to Civitavecchia and Palermo in Italy, Valletta, Malta, Barcelona, Spain, and Marseilles, France.