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MSC Cruises Reveals Name of Newest Mega Cruise Ship

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | MSC Cruises | Amy Coyne Bredeson | September 03, 2016

MSC Cruises Reveals Name of Newest Mega Cruise Ship

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MSC Cruises announced Friday that its second Meraviglia-generation ultramodern mega cruise ship will be called MSC Bellissima and will take its maiden voyage in the Spring of 2019, according to PR Newswire.

"MSC Bellissima is a name that embodies the beauty and the magnificence of this entire next generation of MSC Cruises ultramodern mega-ships, so rich with new features and amenities for guests of all ages and interests," MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said, according to PR Newswire.

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MSC Cruises made the announcement at a ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France, where the company was celebrating the float out of another ship, the MSC Meraviglia, an event that Onorato said “symbolizes the real 'birth' of a ship," PR Newswire said.

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At the ceremony, guests were able to view the Carousel Lounge, where Cirque du Soleil shows will be held, and a 315-foot-long Mediterranean-style promenade with a 262-foot-long LED sky, among other perks aboard the Meraviglia, PR Newswire reported. 

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