MSC Cruises has completed the float out of MSC Grandiosa at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.

The ship has now moved to a wet dock, where work will continue until its delivery in October.

MSC Grandiosa is the third Meraviglia ship and the first of three Meraviglia-Plus ships, which feature larger tonnage and guest capacity than the first two – MSC Meraviglia and MSC Bellissima.

MSC Grandiosa will feature two brand new exclusive shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea.

In addition, it will become the second MSC ship – after Bellissima – to feature Zoe, a digital cruise personal assistant and a new feature of MSC for Me.

Zoe will provide guests with a simple way to receive information that is traditionally provided at the guest relations desk.

MSC Grandiosa will be officially delivered on 31 October and will start regular sailings from Genoa on 16 November. Sales are already open.

MSC Cruises is due to take delivery of another 12 ships by 2027.