MSC Cruises has opened sales for MSC Magnifica for mid-2021, sailing from Southampton, UK. The ship will undergo a R2 billion transformation at the start of 2021, which will add 23 metres to the ship, resulting in an additional 7,000 m² of comfort and other features.
When the renovations are completed, MSC Magnifica will feature two important onboard environmental advances to complement a wide range of existing leading-edge environmental technologies across the company’s entire fleet: a state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and next-generation Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system.
SCR technology helps to reduce nitrogen oxide into pure nitrogen and water through advanced active emissions control technology. The advanced wastewater treatment system on board purifies used wastewater to near tap-water quality. The system meets the so-called ‘Baltic Standard’ and treats the wastewater to a higher standard than most waste standards in cities around the world.
To help to reduce and continuously minimise emissions while in port, the ship will be able to ‘plug in’ to the local power grid wherever such systems are available.
MSC Magnifica’s transformation will also result in the addition of 215 extra cabins – bringing the total number of balcony cabins to 63% of the overall ship – as well as overall improved guest accommodations, an additional 800m² of sundeck, a new water park, a redesigned kids area, plus additional features such as two new restaurants and a new shopping area.