Monday, May 21, 2012

MSC Divina Handed Over

The latest addition to MSC's growing fleet was delivered to them on Saturday (May 19, 2012). MSC Divina was handed over to the line at the STX France yard in Saint-Nazaire.

The new vessel is the third of the Fantasia class measuring 1,094 feet in length, 124 feet wide with a gross tonnage of 139,400 tons. There are 1,751 staterooms and suites which can carry a total of 4,345 passengers.

The elegant interior design is once again the work of award-winning naval architects De Jorio Design International.

Here, on Saturday, Ela Aponte, the wife of MSC Vice-President Diego Aponte, cuts the ribbon which releases the bottle of champagne to smash against the ship's bow. She is joined on the podium by Gianluigi Aponte, President of MSC group and MSC Divina Captain Giuliano Bossi.

The ship will be officially named by Sophia Loren in Marseille on May 29.