MSC Cruises has become the first cruise line to receive the prestigious 8 golden pearls award, recognizing exceptional Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental management aboard MSC Meraviglia.
This month, MSC Cruises is celebrating becoming the first cruise line to receive the prestigious ‘8 Golden Pearls’ award for exceptional sustainable and environmental management aboard MSC Meraviglia. This award is yet another jewel in the crown for the ship, which has already received recognition for the innovative, guest-centric technology it has introduced on board, enhancing guest experiences.
Low environmental impact
The ‘8 Golden Pearls’, awarded by certification agency, Bureau Veritas, recognised MSC Meraviglia’s efforts in eight areas ranging from waste management to energy saving and safety on board. In the area of emissions, MSC Meraviglia was found to be meeting stringent international and local regulations thanks to an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System that removes sulphur oxides from the ship’s exhaust gases. In order to deal effectively with waste water, the ship has an advanced waste water treatment system producing high-quality effluent, and can hold on to this waste water for two days, giving the ship its vital autonomy and flexibility in navigation.
This award recognises MSC Meraviglia’s low environmental impact, specifically, use of state-of-the-art technologies and energy-saving materials that improve the ship’s energy efficiency. These very efforts to meet strict environmental standards earnt MSC Meraviglia “CLEANSHIP” notation by Bureau Veritas, along with the “8 Golden Pearls”. Also underlying this award is MSC Cruises’ commitment to its guests and staff. MSC Meraviglia has earnt certification for establishing a comprehensive occupational health and safety management system whilst also excelling in food safety management across the entire food supply and preparation chain from "farm to fork”.
The ship for all seasons
In addition to being at the forefront of cleaner cruise operations, MSC Meraviglia has been providing guests with an experience like no other since it entered into service in Summer 2017. Known as ‘The ship for all seasons’, MSC Meraviglia provides an unparalleled experience to guests all year round. It is home to several stunning design features, including an innovative ocean-view aft lounge and a two-deck "inside promenade" with a 480 square metres LED dome. Guests can enjoy exclusive shows by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil or experience one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea. A plethora of dining options are available to keep the whole family happy, as well as a luxurious chocolaterie by French master-pâtissier Jean-Philippe Maury and stylish champagne and cocktail bars. The ship is fully equipped to provide stellar service and we can expect a lot more successes to sail the way of MSC Meraviglia!