An MSC Cruises ship is to feature in a new TV series, Building Giants, on More4.

The hour-long episode dedicated to MSC Meraviglia and filmed at the STX France ship yard is due to air on Monday May 7 at 9pm.

The episode will follow the 5,700-passenger ship’s construction from 50 separate sections, the installation of 2,200 cabins, and the installation of the longest LED Sky Screen ever built on a ship.

MSC Meraviglia was the first of the line’s next-generation ships to enter service last June as part of a €10.5 billion investment.

Also being built at STX France are sister ships MSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa, the first Meraviglia-Plus ship.

MSC Meraviglia’s sister ship MSC Bellissima will be christened in Southampton next March with more than 3,000 travel agents from the UK and Ireland and consumers invited to visit the ship over three days of celebrations.

MSC Cruises will introduce Meraviglia Class, Seaside Class and World Class with 12 new vessels in just ten years.

MSC Meraviglia has already appeared on TV on Cruising with Jane McDonald and Discovery Channel’s Mighty Ships.

MSC Cruises UK and Ireland managing director Antonio Paradiso said: “To have MSC Meraviglia as one of the featured builds in this popular programme is testament to the world class naval architects and engineers that build our ships.

“The show recognises how we are really leading the way in the design and build of modern ships for the future and we are proud we to showcase this process to a UK audience.

“This also shows the appetite that exists in the UK for the cruise industry and we are delighted to once again feature in a popular TV series that helps to demonstrate what makes our brand so unique.”