Storm affects itinerary of maiden cruise
The maiden cruise of the 'MSC Grandiosa' had to be rerouted due to an expected storm in the Bay of Biscay with wave heights of up to nine meters. Following its christening by Sophia Loren in Hamburg on Nov 9, 2019. the ship headed to southampton where it will remained berthed until Nov 15 and then head directly to Barcelona. The scheduled call at Lisbon was skipped. The next calls will be Marseille and Genova.
MSC Cruises to introduce new green technologies on MSC Grandiosa
MSC Grandiosa is to be the first MSC Cruises ship to feature next-generation selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) systems when she enters service on 31 October 2019. The ship’s SCR system will use advanced active emissions control technology to cut nitrogen oxide emissions from engine operations by 90%. Emissions will be passed through a high-density device made from noble metals to convert the nitrogen oxides into their harmless compounds, nitrogen and water. Meanwhile, the AWT system will use a comprehensive purification process to filter wastewater from MSC Grandiosa to give it near tap-water quality. The system meets the so-called ‘Baltic Standard’.
MSC Grandiosa completes successful sea trials
MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia-Plus class ship MSC Grandiosa has successfully completed her first intensive systems tests at sea during a three-day trial in the Atlantic Ocean between 28-31 August. MSC Cruises’ latest flagship will next receive her finishing touches at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France before being officially delivered to MSC Cruises on 31 October. With a gross tonnage of 181,000, the ship has a total guest capacity of 6,334 and will feature some of the latest innovative marine technology and systems to become MSC Cruises’ most efficient and environmentally clean ship in its fleet.Upload News