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I was privileged to board the MSC Meraviglia 4th May in Greenock, where it was docked for the day during one of it’s Sailing’s around UK & Ireland.

We watched a video of MSC and how the company started and how it is family owned.  They are very passionate about their ships and are in the process of building more, larger ships and expanding the business.  Which is great for all you cruise lovers out there.

We were then given a guided tour of all the main areas of the ship which was amazing to see.

MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with new panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a two-deck “inside promenade” with a 480 square metres LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.


Although we didn’t have the best day for the weather, we could imagine everyone sunbathing on the decks and enjoying the outdoors.  There are 4 to choose from including the Aurea Spa. You can also enjoy sail away, dancing and entertainment on the sun deck of the Horizon Pool.  There is also the Polar waterpark for the kids which is amazing.  There is also a big screen to enjoy at the pool.


96m promenade of shops, restaurants, boutiques and not forgetting the chocolate shop/factory which was utterly amazing. With it’s amazing LED dome the entire ceiling of the inside promenade will be covered by a giant 480sp.m. LED screen transmitting visual magic around the deck.  It changes throughout the day/night and is the focal point also for entertainment within the area



You can see the unique Cirque du Soleil show twice per night, 6 nights a week for just a small charge, opting to include a cocktail or meal whilst watching the show.

Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club, TV studio & Bar.


Children of all ages are very well catered for with various kids club from infants to Teens including baby creche.  There are plenty of activities, including a sportsplex, polar aquapark, TV studio & bar, F1 Simulators, full-size bowling alley.



Food is amazing on cruises and the MSC Meraviglia is no different. You can eat round the clock and choose from a staggering 12 restaurants.  There are 3 restaurants included in the price of your cruise.  You can dine around at the other speciality restaurants for a small fee.  It is a good idea to pre-purchase these before you travel as works out great value for money.  The food we had at lunch was just beautiful and the service was 1st class.



The Carousel lounge hosts the entertainment twice nightly and becomes a disco later on in the evening till the early hours.  There are many bars to choose from catering for different tastes.  You also have the option to upgrade your cruise package to include a drinks package which again is great value – starting at 32 Euros per day.


Although I didn’t see a cabin for myself, there are many to choose from Interior, ocean-view, balcony sea-view cabins, right up to suites, catering for families also.


A new app which lets you keep in touch with what is going on around the ship.


This ship is on a grand scale and has something for everyone, however, I would recommend it in particular for families.  The ship has so many amenities onboard and with great itineraries throughout Summer & Winter.

If this seems something that you would like to inquire about, please get in touch with Julie on 07944542640 or email Julie.Batchelor@