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  • msc-grandiosa-Il-Campo-Restaurant.jpg -   Il Campo is the dedicated restaurant with a Spanish-themed décor for Aurea Experience guests on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Jean-Philippe-Chocolat-&-Cafe.jpg -   In the mood for a tempting treat? Head to the Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Café lounge on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-La-Loggia.jpg -   La Loggia, one of the main restaurants on  MSC Grandiosa, serves Mediterranean and international fare.
  • msc-grandiosa-La-Perla-Grigia.jpg -  The 908-seat La Perla Grigia offers upscale Mediterranean and international cuisine on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-latelier-bistrot.jpg - Head to the 66-seat specialty restaurant L’Atelier Bistrot on MSC Grandiosa for cocktails and casual eats with a French flair.
  • msc-grandiosa-Purple-Crab.jpg - The Purple Crab, one of the main restaurants on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Kaito-Teppanyaki.jpg -   Head to the stylish Kaito Teppanyaki Restaurant & Sushi Bar for authentic Asian cuisine on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Carousel-Lounge.jpg -   The Carousel Lounge is the high-tech entertainment and dining venue where you can catch Cirque du Soleil performances on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-F1-simulator.jpg -   An F1 simulator in the amusement area of MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Grandiosa-Bar-&-Lounge.jpg -   The dance floor of the Grandiosa Bar & Lounge aboard MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Grandiosa-bar.jpg -   Do some people watching and relax with a cocktail at the Grandiosa Lounge on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Infinity-Atrium.jpg -   A look at the eye-catching Infinity Atrium on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Le-Grand-Casino.jpg -   You’ll find roulette, blackjack, craps, slots and plenty of other action at Le Grand Casino on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-safari-bar.jpg -   Grab a drink and take in the pool action at the juice bar Safari Bar on MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-Safari-Pool-and-whirlpool.jpg - MSC Grandiosa boasts four pools and nine whirlpools, including the Safari Pool shown here.
  • msc-grandiosa-theatre.jpg -   Look for the grand productions MSC Cruises is known for in the Théâtre La Comédie aboard MSC Grandiosa.
  • msc-grandiosa-at-sea.jpg - The megaship MSC Grandiosa offers advanced technology, an upscale experience and a wealth of entertainment options.
  • msc-grandiosa-horizontal.jpg -   The megaship MSC Grandiosa from MSC Cruises offers sailings in and around the Mediterranean.
  • msc-grandiosa-at-night.jpg -     The megaship MSC Grandiosa from MSC Cruises pictured at night.

MSC Grandiosa: Nonstop family activities on a high-tech megaship

Health advisory: MSC Cruises has different vaccine requirements for guests that vary by cruise port. Here is a summary of its vaccination and testing rules.


MSC Grandiosa launched in November 2019 as the flagship and largest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet. The megaship holds 4,842 passengers at double capacity and 6,334 people at maximum capacity.

The vessel, first in the new class of Meraviglia-Plus super-ships, breaks new ground in a number of ways. First, and most surprisingly, the ship was designed to be environmentally friendly, with a substantially smaller carbon footprint than typical cruise ships. (See below for details.)

In addition, the ship offers some cutting-edge tech, such as the RFID wristband that can open cabin doors and pay for drinks and the MSC for Me wristband and Family and Friends Locator app that keeps track of fellow shipmates. You'll also find touch screens throughout the ship and a voice-enabled assistant in every cabin. And you can't miss the 305-foot-long LED screen — a “digital sky” — hovering above the promenade with light shows and changing imagery. 

MSC Grandiosa also introduces Il Campo restaurant for Aurea Experience passengers and features the largest shopping area on a cruise ship. And with four pools, fun-filled waterslides and a wealth of entertainment options, MSC Grandiosa makes for a memorable family getaway. 

Where MSC Grandiosa sails

MSC Grandiosa was originally scheduled to reposition to South America but is slated to continue its Mediterranean sailings for the foreseeable future. Grandiosa was MSC's first ship to resume operations during the pandemic. The ship currently offers 3-, 4- and 7-night cruises to such popular destinations as Barcelona, Portofino, Rome, Valencia, Palermo and Marseille

Cruises on this ship


Guests get a wide range of restaurants to suit their tastes and budget during a voyage on MSC Grandiosa. 

Complimentary dining

  • L’Olivo Doree is one of the two main restaurants on the ship, featuring traditional cruise fare.
  • Panorama is the second included restaurant on Grandiosa.
  • The Marketplace Buffet features casual buffet-style dining. 

Specialty dining

Most of the venues on board charge for meals on top of your base fare. These include:

  • Kaito Sushi Bar: Japanese cuisine
  • Butcher’s Cut: a classic American steakhouse experience
  • Ristorante Italiano: authentic Italian fare
  • L’Olivo d’Oro Restaurant: Mediterranean cuisine
  • Kaito Teppanyaki: hibachi-style cuisine
  • L’Atelier Bistro: Intimate Parisian-style French bistro
  • Il Campo: Spanish cuisine
  • Hola! Tapas Bar: fresh Spanish tapas

And the MSC Yacht Club Grill is open only to Yacht Club guests.

Entertainment & activities

MSC Grandiosa brims with options for the active cruiser. You'll find four swimming pools, including two main pools, a private pool for MSC Yacht guests and an indoor pool. Head to the jungle-themed Wild Forest Aqua Park for its four twisting waterslides and 270-foot-long Himalayan suspension bridge. There’s also a small water park for the kiddies. 

The ship features multiple bars and lounges on board, ranging from the Sky Lounge and Bar for live music to the Grandiosa Bar, a good spot for people watching. In addition to the largest shopping area on a cruise ship, you'll also find a theater for music and dance productions; the TV Studio & Bar for comedy and karaoke; a 4-D cinema (the fourth dimension? who knew?); movies at poolside; a high-tech virtual reality games area, bowling in the full bowling alley and basketball or soccer in the Sportsplex. Naturally, Grandiosa also features regular Cirque du Soleil shows with aerial acrobatics. 

And, of course, if you're feeling lucky, head to the casino with its 164 slot machines and live gaming tables.


The ship features 2,421 staterooms in all, including more handicap-accessible cabins than in earlier MSC ships, plus new family and group cabins that can connect three rooms in a row. Basic cabin types include:

  • Balcony staterooms
  • Family cabins
  • Ocean-view staterooms
  • Interior staterooms
  • Interior studio staterooms

The rooms feature modern designs and stylish furnishings, with recessed lighting and fairly high ceilings. Ocean-view staterooms provide large sitting areas, and family cabins come with outside balconies and can fit up to 12 people. A basic suite can hold up to six and comes with a spacious balcony.

MSC Yacht Club

Guests who pay a premium and sign up for an MSC Yacht Club package receive lots of extra goodies: unlimited alcoholic beverages all throughout the ship at no extra charge; access to a private restaurant; access to a private pool and bar; access to a private lounge with snacks available all day; 24-hour butler and concierge service, and priority check-in and check-out.

Green energy footprint

With an eye to the environment, MSC Grandiosa features systems that reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 80% and sulfur emissions by up to 97%. Its energy-efficient hull uses 28% less fuel than MSC’s Fantasia class ships. When docked, the ship can run on shore power.

Sister ships

Following the launch of Grandiosa, other Meraviglia Plus-class ships include MSC Virtuoso, which debuted in May 2021, and MSC Europa, arriving in December 2022.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

For pricing, itinerary information and to reserve your spot on MSC Grandiosa, contact a Cruiseable travel consultant by email or call 1-877-322-3773.


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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Exciting destinations
  • Where: Portofino

  • What: Grandiosa Lounge
  • Where: Deck 6

  • What: Kaito Teppanyaki
  • Where: Deck 7

Fast facts

4,842 Passengers [?]
1,704 Crew
19 Decks
2019 Maiden voyage
181,541 Tonnage [?]
1,087 Length in feet
141 Width in feet (max beam)
26 Maximum speed (mph) [?]

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