MSC CRUISES – THE FLEET

Mediterranean Shipping Company moves ships around the ocean day and night, over 500, though mostly carrying cargo and containers. They are a major Cruise operator. Few cruise brands have 19 ships in one brand name, and 10 more in production. Since entering the Cruise Ship industry they have grown and are soon to add smaller ships and a luxury yacht class with more than just a 24 hr butler and privacy. See below.

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Lyrica Class ships are bigger than the Oceana and Queen Victoria type ships, more the size of the Arcadia but any comparison stops there. They are a development or sub class of the Mistral Class built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France. The Lirica class goes up to about 250 meters in length, over 2,000 passengers on 9 passenger decks. (13 total)

  1. AIDAMira (Costa NeoRiviera)
  2. MSC Armonia (2001)
  3. MCS Sinfonia (2002)
  4. Lyrica (2003)
  5. Opera (2004)

These ships are more fun and family and less conservative than many UK used ships. Perhaps a little more like the Princess brand, but essentially a European ship though aimed at the US and rest of the world market. Though these are family ships, with children areas redesigned by Lego as well as others, they are quieter than the larger ships.

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MSC ARMONIA – 2,679 passengers on 9 long passenger decks

Take a look at this fabulous ship, which admittedly did hit the dock in Roatan recently but it survived.

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MSC LIRICA – 1,984 guests over 9 passenger decks

Lirica is the first of three ships in the Lirica Class.

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MSC OPERA – 2,679 guests on 9 long passenger decks

MSC OPERA is a new 330 m² music and dance area for guests to show off their moves.

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MSC SINFONIA – one of their smallest family ships for 2,679 guests over 9 passenger decks

CHAT MSC CRUISE – Kings of the Med – Click here to join MSC Sinfonia Sinfonia is one of four Lirica Class ships that they cut in half and extended so it now holds circa 2350 guests and is about the same size as the Arcadia which is an adult ship. The Arcadia was originally going to […]

Musica Class ships are similar in size to the Ventura and Ruby Princess. These ships are fun and family and perhaps less conservative than many UK used ships. Perhaps a little more like the Princess brand, but essentially a European ship though aimed at the US and rest of the world market. Don’t be fooled by the lack of being able to find a dress code, these ships get dressy. MSC suggest taking a tux for formal nights.

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MSC MUSICA – family ship for 3,223 guests over 13 passenger decks

MSC Musica began the Musica class of ships and at around 3000 passengers

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MSC ORCHESTRA, family ship for 3,223 guests on 13 passenger decks.

The MSC Orchestra is a family ship circa 3,223 guests.

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MSC MAGNIFICA hosts 3,223 guests over 13 decks and goes round the world

Musica Class ships are renowned for their spacious, elegant interiors and the MSC Magnifica is no exception

Arabian Cruise Destinations YouTube Channel – from shopping in Dubai to…..

  Arabia has opened up to cruising, and it is a great way to go shopping in Dubai.

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MSC POESIA uses 6 languages on board

MSC Ships are used a lot by UK Cruisers, the Mediterranean Shipping Company is probably the biggest shipping company at sea.

MSC POESIA is a family ship for 3,223 guest that loves the Med.

Basking in the sunshine of Europe, East and West Mediterranean in the summer,

Fantasia Class ships are similar in size to the Britannia. Whilst the Britannia is currently the largest ship at P&O (for another year, two larger ships are ordered) the Fantasia Class is just the upper mid size at MSC. As the name suggests they were designed for families, and to them that means keeping the kids happy, as well as the rest of the family whatever the generation. MSC is for families that cruise together. These ships are more fun and family and less conservative than many UK used ships. Perhaps a little more like the Princess brand, but essentially a European ship though aimed at the US and rest of the world market. 

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MSC DIVINA – 4,345 guests over 14 decks

MSC Divina Divina is a Fantasia class ship, and by the nature of its name you may guess it means fun and family. Sure it has something for everyone, but it has fantastic children areas. The 4,000 passenger ship is said to be inspired by Sophia Loren; stylish, luxurious and elegant with elegant Swarovski crystal […]

Ship Tour of MSC Divinia

MSC Divina click to go to the ship’s home page at MSC Here is a great tour of an MSC ship Divinia. Our British customers may not have sailed on one but we see them in port all the time. This is a great ship tour from one of our favourite video makers Kelly. Take […]

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MSC FANTASIA – 4,363 passengers over 14 decks

Fantasia Class ships start here! Built for families.

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MSC PREZIOSA – 4,345 guests over 14 decks

Preziosa has one of the biggest waterslides at sea, the Vertigo!

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MSC SPLENDIDA – family ship 4,363 guests, for our Chinese guests

MSC Splendida Splendida has four outdoor pools, an aqua park and a retractable roof, which is great for kids though the candy shop might not be. But what a ship! This modified Fantasia Class ship holds 4,363 guests, but not for you if you do not speak Chinese as it is one of the many […]

Meraviglia Class ships are big, with around 5,000 guests. This is the size of the two new P&O ships on order. The Meraviglia Plus class, goes to over 6,200 guests.

The Seaside Class of ships are bigger and aimed at the beach lovers and essentially based out of Miami and the Florida coast for the Caribbean market.

These ships are fun and family. Don’t be fooled by the lack of being able to find a dress code, these ships get dressy. MSC suggest taking a tux for formal nights.

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MSC BELLISSIMA – 5,386 guests

MSC have many cruises from Southampton, but this new ship will be christened in Southampton on 2nd March, 2019.

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MSC MERAVIGLIA – 5,386 guests this large family ship loves the Med.

MSC is a European privately owned company founded in Naples so it is no surprise that is ships love the Mediterranean

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MSC Grandosia

 Check out another new mega-ship, the MSC Grandosia.

MSC GRANDIOSA – where do you find 5 million new cruise guests?

Just doing some maths – assume 35 new ships to hit the seas in maybe 3 years

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MSC Virtuosa named in Dubai U.A.E.

How many ships has Sophia Loren named? Good pub quiz question.

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MSC SEASIDE – 5,386 guests off to the beach

OK so it has a zip-line and the kids area was designed in part by Lego, but don’t get excited

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MSC SEAVIEW new mega due any day now – circa 5,000 guests

The MSC Seaview was floated out on 23 AUGUST 2017,

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MSC SEAVIEW new mega due any day now – circa 5,000 guests

The MSC Seaview was floated out on 23 AUGUST 2017,

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