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Magnificent MSC Grandiosa

Laura & Jill from our office were very lucky to experience MSC latest ship Grandiosa.  This new flagship is the largest in the 17-strong fleet with capacity for more than 6,300 passengers & is to be followed by sister ship MSC Virtuosa in 2020.  

 

Upon stepping on board we were completely taken aback by the beautiful indoor promendade on deck 5 that was lit up with the spectacular led celing which projected different scenes throughout the day.

We entered our balcony cabin which includes double bed which can be converted into two single beds (on request), bathroom with shower, interactive TV, safe, telephone & Wifi connection (available for a fee).  These cabins are approximately 19sq.m to 22 sq.m.  As well as ZOE virtual personal cruise assistant.

ZOE is a voice-enabled assistant that you can as hundreds of questions about life on board the ship, she can even help you reserve restaurants & excursions!

 

We were able to explore the ship which included visiting show cabins. 

Inside studio

This cabin is perfect for a solo traveller, everything you need for a relaxing stay.

 

Family cabins

We were very impressed by the larger family cabin types ranging from a suite which can sleep up to 5 passenger to the super family plus cabins which is a combination of 2 connected suite cabins which can comforably accommodate from 6 to 10 people.

Duplex suite

This an amazing two deck high stateroom.  On the main level you will find a living/dining area with a sofa bed that converts into a double bed.  On the second level, there is a master bedroom with a double bed, two walk-in wardrobes & two bathrooms including a bath in one!

 

MSC see their most important destination as the future.  They are extremely committed on their path of sustainability.  To help protect the marine ecosystem in which their ships sail, ships are fitted with a ballast water treatment system which prevents against the involuntary introduction of invasive marine species.  Also,  under the Plastics Reduction Programme, MSC Cruises is in the final phases of eliminating a number of plastic items 7 replacing them with environmentally-friendly solutions e.g. straws have been replaced with 100% compostable & biodegradable substitutes.  MSC Grandiosa will use 28% less fuel per passenger per cruise in comparision to their earlier Fantasia ship.  

Their long term goal is to achieve zero emissions across all operations at sea & also a shore.  

You can find out more about MSC cruises sustainability plan with the below link.

https://www.msccruises.co.uk/about/sustainability

 

 

With a choice of 11 dining venues there is something for every taste!  From 20 hour buffet restaurant to new speciality restaurant HOLA! Tapas Bar & new French speciality restaurant l'Atlier Bistrot to only name a few.  The main dining restaurant & buffet also cater towards special dietary requirements (advisable to notify before departure).

HOLA! Tapas bar by Ramón Freixa

An amazing culinary experience by the renowned two Michelin Star Spanish chef Ramon Freixa, where friends can relax and enjoy shared plates of Mediterranean cuisine.

L'Atelier Bistrot

This French bistro offers snacks from cheese & charcuterie to foie gras & excargots.  You can even pop in for a beautiful Parisian-style breakfast!
 

Butcher's Cut

This American-style steak house serves select Linz heritage angus beef, gold standard in high-end angus beef thanks to the best genetics in breed.
 
Butcher's Cut

 

Kaito Teppanyaki Bar
Kaito
 
 
Marketplace Buffet
 
Marketplace Buffet

 

 
 
 

 

 

There is an extensive selection of fabulous bars & lounges perfect for relaxation & to dance the night away

 

Champagne Bar

This beautiful bar has an array of champagne, fresh oysters & caviar, this is a great place to indulge in the finer things in life.

Attic Club

Dance away into the early hours in our chic nightclub. Grab yourself a drink from our extensive list of cocktails, mocktails, Spritz, Mojito’s, classic cocktails, beers or ciders and feel the beat. 
 

Infinity Bar

The perfect spot to enjoy an aperitif before a meal.
 

 

Jean-Philippe Crêpes & Gelato

A gourmet ice cream parlour and French-style crêperiedreamed up by award-winning master pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury. Located in the impressive indoor promenade.
 

MSC Yacht Club Grill & Bar

Exclusive to MSC Yacht Club guests, this sundeck buffet & bar offers a lunch time carvery with carefully selected roasted meats as well as selection of freshly grilled specialities prepared right before your eyes.  
 

 

 

Another amazing feature of this ship that you can experience the world-famous Cirque du Soleil at Sea.  You can enjoy two exclusive shows Exentricks & Cosmos, creating unforgettable moments.

 

All-in-all we had a fantastic time getting to experience this ship & would recommend for any of our customers!

Laura & Jill

Nov 15 2019 Share Tweet