© Wil WeijstersMSC Orchestra – Past and Present

MSC Orchestra

Steel twin pod motor vessel built in 2006 by Akers/Chantiers Atlantique, France (Yard No. R32) for MSC Cruise Line .

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $350 million
    Length: 293.8 m (overall) 269.14 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 32.2 m
    Depth: 10.6 m
    Draught: 7.85 m
    Tonnage: 92409 gross/61672 net/ 10000 deadweight
    Engines: 5 x Wartsila W16V38B diesels
    Power: 31680 kW/HP
    Speed: 23 knots
    Capacity: 3013 passengers
    Crew: 987
    Passenger Decks: 11
    Call Sign: 3EJF3
    IMO Number: 9320099
    Veristar Register Number: 06853B
    Port of Registry: Panama
    Sister-Ship: MSC Musica, MSC Poesia

Current Location

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2004: Constructed under the name L’ATLANTIQUE R32

September 9th 2006: Floated out at Akers Yard, St. Nazaire, France.

April 30th 2007: Delivered to Compania Naviera Orchestra, S, A, Panama (Mediterranean Shipping Co, Genoa, Italy).

© Cedric Hacke  © Cedric Hacke

© Cedric Hacke

May 2007: Commenced cruising.

© John Wilson  © John Wilson

© John Wilson

© John Wilson

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

September 3rd 2018: Due at Dover.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Cedric Hacke, Christian Plagué, Wil Weijsters and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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