Check Out The 10 Biggest MSC Cruise Ships

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As the biggest cruise ship in the world set sail from Miami this week, we are here to show you big ship fans that MSC Cruises, who stands as a recognised and acclaimed cruise line, boast a contemporary fleet renowned for its elevated standards. The fleet prides itself on delivering personalised service and warmth as well as an exceptional cruising experience.

10 biggest MSC Cruise Ships

MSC World Europa Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC World Europa Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
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The newer Ships in the Fleet have more amenities and entertainment options such as bigger theaters and casinos. They may have better facilities such as restaurants and dining venues, more pools, slides and better Spa facitilies. It is always good to know these facts about your favourite cruise line when booking a cruise for 2024.

1 MSC World Europa

MSC World Europa, Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC World Europa, Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

When it comes to the biggest MSC Cruise Ships the largest MSC Ship is the MSC World Europa. The MSC World Europa stands as the sixth largest cruise ship globally and holds the title of being the largest within MSC Cruises’ fleet. Its inauguration marked the commencement of a new era for MSC Cruises, representing a unique and unprecedented addition unlike any vessel previously introduced by the cruise line.

  • Launched 2022
  • Class, World Class
  • Length, 333.3m
  • Width, 47m
  • Gross Tons, 205,700
  • Has a capacity of passengers 6,762
  • And a crew of 2,138
  • Decks, 21
  • Deck theme names, Capital Cities
  • Cabins, 2,626
  • Cruising Speed of knots 27.7

2 MSC Euribia

MSC Euribia Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Euribia Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

MSC Euribia is MSC’s newest ship and the second largest and she is quite unique! In October 2021, MSC initiated a global contest aimed at discovering an artist capable of crafting an artwork for the MSC Euribia hull, symbolising their dedication to the sea. Among numerous submissions, artist Alex Flämig’s distinctive and iconic design, #SaveTheSea, was selected to embody thier commitment to the marine ecosystem. How big is MSC Euribia? Check out these Euribia Facts:

  • Launched 2023
  • Gross Tons 181,541
  • Passengers capacity 6,334 Passengers
  • Number of Crew 1,704
  • Length: 331 m
  • Beam: 43 m
  • Height: 65 m

3 MSC Virtuosa

MSC Virtuosa Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Virtuosa Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

MSC Virtuosa is the third biggest ship and the fourth in the line’s popular Meraviglia Class of ships. She is the same size as her sister ship the MSC Grandiosa and the second Meraviglia-plus class ship. How big is the MSC Virtuosa? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched in 2021
  • Class, Meraviglia class
  • Length, 331m
  • Width, 43m 
  • Gross Tons, 181,541
  • Has a capacity of passengers 6,334
  • And a crew of 1,704
  • Decks, 19
  • Deck theme names are composers
  • Cabins, 2,421
  • Cruising Speed of knots, 22.2 knots max

4 MSC Grandiosa

MSC Grandiosa Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Grandiosa Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

 MSC Grandiosa is the same as her sister ship Virtuosa and offers exciting innovations and plenty of fantastic facilities. How big is the MSC Grandiosa? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched in 2019
  • Class, Meraviglia class
  • Length, 331.43m
  • Width, 43m
  • Gross Tons, 181,541
  • Has a capacity of passengers 6,334
  • And a crew of 1,704
  • Decks, 19
  • Deck theme names are Artists- see post on the art of Grandiosa here
  • Cabins 2,421
  • Cruising Speed of knots 20.1 max

5 MSC Bellissima

MSC Bellissima Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Bellissima Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

Constructed in 2017, MSC Bellissima, the second vessel from MSC Cruises’ Bellissima series, showcases cutting-edge technology, exceptional entertainment, and a wide array of dining choices. Italian for “beautiful,” MSC Bellissima is the sibling ship of MSC Meraviglia and boasts a substantial gross tonnage of 171,598 tons. How big is the MSC Bellissima? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched in 2019
  • Class, Meraviglia class
  • Length, 315.83m
  • Width, 43m
  • Gross Tons, 171.598
  • Has a capacity of passengers 5,655
  • And a crew of 1,595
  • Decks, 19
  • deck Theme names are the names of MSC ships
  • Cabins 2,201
  • Cruising Speed of knots 23.15 max

6 MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia in the port of Miami Msn
MSC Meraviglia in the port of Miami Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

MSC Meraviglia offers an array of exceptional amenities for an unparalleled experience on the sea, irrespective of the season. It stands as the inaugural ship within the Meraviglia subclass of vessels. How big is the MSC Meraviglia? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched in 2017
  • Class, Meraviglia class
  • Length, 315.83m
  • Width, 43m
  • Gross Tons 171,598
  • Has a capacity of passengers 5,642
  • And a crew of 1,608
  • Decks, 19
  • Deck Theme names are all UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Cabins 2,214
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22.89 max

7 MSC Seascape

MSC Seascape, Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Seascape, Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

Measuring 339 meters in length, MSC Seascape holds the title as the longest ship within the fleet. Featuring a grand total of 20 decks and boasting a gross tonnage of 170,400 tonnes, this vessel slightly surpasses its sister ship MSC Seashore. MSC Seascape offers accommodations for 5,877 passengers at double occupancy. How big is the MSC Seascape? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched 2022 
  • Class, Seaside
  • Length, 323 metres
  • Width, 41 m
  • Gross Tons, 169,400
  • Has a capacity of 5,877
  • And a crew of 1,648
  • Decks, 20
  • Cabins, 2,270
  • Cruising Speed of knots 21.8

8 MSC Seashore

MSC Seahore Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

The pioneering MSC Seashore marked the debut of cutting-edge air sanitation technology among new cruise ships. With a maximum weight of 169,400 tons and a top speed reaching 21.8 knots, this vessel can host a maximum of 5,632 guests alongside a crew complement of 1,648 members. How big is the MSC Seashore? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched in 2021
  • Class, Seaside
  • Length, 339m
  • Width, 41m
  • Gross Tons, 169,400
  • Has a capacity of passengers 5,632
  • And a crew of 1,648
  • Decks, 19
  • Cabins 2,270
  • Cruising Speed of knots maximum of 21.8

9 MSC Seaside

MSC Seaside, Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Seaside, Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

MSC Seaside presents boundless entertainment for all, encompassing a state-of-the-art theater, bowling alleys, and a multi-level interactive water park boasting five exhilarating water slides. Furthermore, among cruise ships, MSC Seaside boasts one of the most extensive ratios of outdoor space available. How big is the MSC Seaside? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched in 2017
  • Class, Seaside Class
  • Length, 323m
  • Width, 41m
  • Gross Tons, 153,516
  • Has a capacity of passengers 5,084
  • And a crew of 1,513
  • Decks, 20
  • Deck theme names are beaches or world
  • Cabins 2,026
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22,95 max

10 MSC Seaview

MSC Seaview Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Seaview Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

MSC Seaview is the same length as her sister ships, Seascape and seaside. The MSC Seaview, part of the Seaside Class of ships, debuted in June 2018 and is the second vessel in this line. Offering an array of entertainment options, from a cutting-edge theatre, disco, and casino to fully equipped, full-sized bowling alleys, MSC Seaview caters to diverse recreational preferences. How big is the MSC Seaview? Take a look at these facts here:

  • Launched in 2018
  • Class, Seaside class
  • Length, 323m
  • Width, 41m
  • Gross Tons, 153,516
  • Has a capacity of passengers 5,079
  • And a crew of 1,413
  • Decks, 20
  • Deck themes are seas and oceans
  • Cabins 2,026
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22.98 max

Take a look at MSC Ships Oldest too Newest

MSC Splendida Photo Credit: MSC Cruises
MSC Splendida Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

Finding out these MSC cruise ship facts and whether the MSC ship is newer or bigger is really handy to know when you are booking your next MSC cruise. The newer Ships in the Fleet have more amenities and entertainment options such as bigger theaters and casinos. They may have better facilities such as restaurants and dining venues, more pools, slides and better Spa facitilies.

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  • Donna Vallance

    Donna loves cruising with her husband and two teenage boys. Having cruised with the children from a young age she feels it is the perfect way to experience the world safely. Her boys are social butterfly’s and love meeting other children their own age whilst onboard some of the most extraordinary floating ships. She also writes over at Like Love Do, a travel memoir of her trips, from London to far off beaches. She has an eye for the unusual and like to go off of the beaten track just to find the perfect photo. With a passion for photography and exploring cruising has become the perfect holiday choice.

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