Exciting Line Up for MSC Grandiosa Christening

4 Nights of Grand Celebrations for the Christening of MSC Grandiosa

The first Meraviglia-Plus generation ship, MSC Grandiosa, will be Christened next month in Hamburg. MSC Cruises are planning a star-studded four-night celebration with German and International celebrities.

Schedule of Events

The celebrations begin with the arrival of the ship in Hamburg on the November 6.  The evening will see the start of four nights of illuminations from 20 different locations, in the Blue Port by renowned international light artist Michael Batz.

The traditional Christening ceremony will take place on board the ship, hosted by Michelle Hunziker who launched MSC Seaview in June 2018. The Swizz born actress, TV presenter, model and singer is popular in Italy and embodies the international spirit of MSC Cruises.

Michelle will be joined on board by co-host TV host & actor Jochen Schroppone of the most likeable entertainers in Germany.

The purpose-built MSC Village on the banks of the River Elbe, will welcome 5,000 people, allowing the city to join the celebrations.  From 5pm on the evening of the Christening, they can enjoy food trucks and live music.

Presenters Annemarie & Wayne Carpendale, probably the most popular family on German TV, will be hosting the events ashore, linking live to the ceremony on board.

Presenter AnneMarie Carpendale will be hosting the shoreside events.
Wayne Carpendale will be co-hosting the events with his wife AnneMarie.

The official naming of the ship will take place by MSC Cruises’ Godmother Sophia Loren, followed by a stunning fireworks display.

Credit: Getty Images – Sophia Loren

Grand Finale

The Port of Hamburg is known as “the gateway to the world”, so the climax of the evening’s events will be a special light show at the Elbphilharmonie concert halls.  A gateway of blue light will be projected over the water. MSC Grandiosa will then sail through it to symbolise the new ship’s entry to the world.

The Gala Dinner on board will follow, with a gourmet menu created by German chef royalty, Harald Wohlfahrt, voted one of the Top 10 Chefs in the World. He is the only German chef to hold a three Michelin Star rating for 25 years in a row.

Guests can dance the night away in the iconic 93-metre-long Mediterranean promenade, Galleria Grandiosa. The music will be provided by German DJ Mousse Twith live vocals from British singer Emma Lanford. The duo have toured together worldwide and will definitely get the party started!

Watch this short video to learn more about MSC Grandiosa.

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