All That Glitters: MSC Stateroom Will Feature 700,000 Swarovski Crystals
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
MSC Cruises, already known for the glittering Swarovski-laden staircases on many of its ships, is taking things a step further with the debut of the industry's first stateroom adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Developed in collaboration with Swarovski and De Jorio Design, the new cabin will be situated within the MSC Yacht Club premium enclave on the line’s upcoming shipMSC Bellissima.
Available for bookings from mid-NOV on, cabin 16081 will feature 700,000 individual crystals, including crystalized furniture elements like bedside tables, sideboards and the in-room coffee table. Other crystalized elements include custom-designed wall sconces and interior artwork, and passengers will be able to easily identify the room from the outside, thanks to its crystalized door numbering.
MSC Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago described the collaboration as a "symbol of sophistication onboard MSC Cruises ships."
In addition, MSC Bellissima will feature thousands more crystals embedded in the ship's 96-step central staircases, along with crystalized wallpaper in the MSC Yacht Club and a custom crystalized LED display built into the design of the Champagne Bar on Deck 7.
MSC says that the crystalized cabin will be priced similarly to other MSC Yacht Club accommodations onboard and that cruisers who love shiny things will wish to book cabin 16018 well in advance.
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