Steel twin pod motor vessel built in 2006 by Akers/Chantiers Atlantique, France (Yard No. R32) for MSC Cruise Line .
- 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
Passenger Decks: 11
Call Sign: 3EJF3
IMO Number: 9320099
Veristar Register Number: 06853B
Port of Registry: Panama
Sister-Ship: MSC Musica, MSC Poesia
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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).
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May 2007: Commenced cruising.
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September 3rd 2018: Due at Dover.
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