Today marks the day that MSC officially receives their newest ship the MSC Preziosa. Astute observers will note that this ship was originally called the Phoenicia, and was to be the first ship for the Libyan government cruise line. Not even joking about that last part. After the fall of the Libyan Government, the French [...]
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According to CIN and their 2013 Cruise Industry News Annual Report, they state that with the delivery of MSC Preziosa, the line will over take NCL as the #3 line. The line will carry over 1.45 million passengers on their 12 ships. NCL also has 12 ships, however MSC vessels carry more pax. Princess has [...]
It will be called Vertigo. Pretty reminiscent of Disney’s Aquaduck. Especially the part where it extends over the side of the ship.
Although its not what you would this it would be. Rick Sasso, President of MSC Cruises USA has published the book UnselfishWorld. It is described as follows: With so much stress and conflict surrounding all of us these days, UnselfishWorld is a refreshing reminder that we can all be a bit more selfless if we [...]
STX France recently launched their 10th ship in 10 years for MSC Cruises. This massive fleet expansion project is by far the most aggressive in the industry. The MSC Divina is the latest addition. The 140,000grt ship was officially handed from STX Yards to MSC Cruises this past week. During the traditional flag ceremony, the [...]
News broke this morning at seatrade the MSC has officially acquired the firmer Libyan ship. The deal is worth $550 million Euros ($718 Million USD). What started in September, then visually confirmed in February, is finally officially confirmed in March.
We reported back in September that MSC was rumored to have bought the former General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) ship. The above photo from shipspotting photographer Gilbert Cailler show STX shipyard workers welding on the new name. For the record there has not been an official announcement yet from MSC. However the photo pretty [...]
Here’s the damage to the sea floor. Here’s the caption that sums up the above nicely: On January 7th, the MSC Poesia was aground off Lucaya Beach, Grand Bahama. It was pulled free that evening. Here is some footage showing the damage it left behind. It is hard to fit the magnitude of [...]
Rumor circulating around the internets has it that MSC has completed a deal to acquire the partially built Phoenicia. The ship was originally ordered for the state run National Company for Maritime Transport of Libya. But given recent civil war and the toppling of power in the North African country, their maritime infrastructure took a [...]
Pierfranceso Vago said the two additional vessels would be a prototype design broader in the beam than those currently in the fleet and with passenger capacity up to 20% higher than the company’s largest, Fantasia-class vessels. and this is on top of the former Libyan ship. Still no new news on that front.