MSC SINF ONIA
Registered Owner: Newco Sinfonia SA. - Switszerland - Beneficial Owner MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.-Switserland - Operator: MSC Cruises - Italy.
Entered service : 2002 - Refit: 2005/2015 stretching - Gross Tonnage: 65.542 - Passenger cap. based on two: 2069 - All berths: 2680 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length o.a. : 274,90 m.- Beam: 28,80 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make Wärtsilä - Type 12V38 - Total combined power 31.680 kW. at 600 rpm. - Propulsion: by 2 Mermaid Kamewa electrical driven azimuth pods power each 10.000 kW. at 170 rpm. - Max.Speed: 20,8 knots - Service speed: 18.5 knots - Built: Chantiers de l'Atlantique - France - Yard no. X31 - Classification: Rina - Flag: Panama - Lengthened: Fincantieri - Palermo ( all data after stretching)
Former name: European Star of the defunct Festival Cruises. Acquired by Public Auction on March -2005
Sister ship: MSC ARMONIA
Dec. 2013 MSC to enlarge and upgrade its four Lirica-class ships over the next two years in a €200 milj. program at Fincantieri - Palermo yard. The upgrades of MSC Armonia, MSC Lirica, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Opera will also yield new entertainment options including water parks, and advanced technology and expanded retail options. The Lirica-class ships were built between 2003 and 2005 at STX France in Saint-Nazaire. Each is currently 251 meters long, 60,000 gross tons and carries 2,069 passengers. After the renovations, the ships will stretch 275 meters, tonnage will grow to approx.65,000 and capacity to 2,680. The projects will add 193 cabins for passengers and 59 cabins for crew, per ship.
MSC Sinfonia is arrival on Monday (12 January) at Fincantieri Palermo. On 9 January 2015, the new midsection was floated into the shipyard and hauled into the drydock area where MSC Sinfonia will remain for the duration of her stay. On 25 March she begin for her maiden cruise from Genoa to Ajaccio, Barcelona and Marseille.
Please see also MSC Armonia
Key new features after stretching:
space ratio all berths: 24.45
Passenger space ratio lower berths: 31.68
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