Passenger died after jump over board
On July 5, 2019, at 12.45 p.m. a female German passenger in the 40s jumped over board the "MSC Meraviglia" which was enroute from Flåm to Kiel during a one week cruise. The captain immediately turned the ship around after the alarm was raised near Kristiansand. The SAR operation was joined by a helicopter of the Norwegian Coastguard, a nearby container ship and the Merlin 510 helicopter of the Royal Danish Airforce. The cruise ship was in Norwegian waters, but as the Danish rescue helicopter in Aalborg was closest, it was deployed at once. At 2.52 p.m. the woman was found in the sea and recovered by the Danish helicopter. She was taken to the University Hospital in Aalborg where she died.
Medevac off Menorca
On Feb 20, 2019, at 10.20 p.m. a medevac was carried out from the "MSC Meraviglia" which was about 80 miles southeast of Menorca. The Helimer 215 helicopter of Salvamento Marítimo was mobilized and hoisted the patient. He was transported to the hospital of Son Espases in Palma de Mallorca. Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1098526039230296064
MSC Cruises welcomes MSC Meraviglia, its largest ship ever
SAINT-NAZAIRE, France — The cruise world welcomed another giant on Wednesday as MSC Cruises took delivery of its biggest ship ever, the 171,598-ton MSC Meraviglia. With dozens of dignitaries including French President Emmanuel Macron looking on, officials at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, officially turned over the 19-deck-high, $1 billion vessel to MSC Cruises executives during a dockside ceremony. Several thousand workers at STX France and its sub-contractors have been building the ship for three years. During the ceremony, Macron accompanied the young daughter of MSC Cruises executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago, Zoe Africa Vago, onto a stage near Meraviglia's bow to cut a ceremonial blue ribbon. The cutting in turn released a celebratory bottle of champagne against the ship's hull. Macron later planted a kiss on the top of the young Vago's head. Capable of holding up to 5,714 passengers, Meraviglia is the fourth largest cruise vessel ever built, smaller only than the three Oasis Class ships that Royal Caribbean has unveiled since 2009. More than 1,000 feet long and 214 feet wide, it has all the trappings of a major megaresort including an Aqua Park with three water slides, a splash pool and an adventurous "Himalayan Bridge" that allows passengers to cross the ship nearly 200 feet above the water. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2017/05/31/msc-takes-delivery-of-giant-new-cruise-ship/102339646/Upload News