The MSC Preziosa

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MSC Preziosa at Hook of Holland © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0

MSC Preziosa at Hook of Holland © flickr.com – kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0

MSC Preziosa is a Fantasia-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She entered service in March 2013. She is an enhanced version of her first two class member ships, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, and is identical to the previous MSC Divina. She debuted on March 13 as the fourth ship in the Fantasia class. MSC Preziosa was constructed from 2010 to 2013 at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, and was delivered in March 2013, being named MSC Preziosa while under construction in 2012. She has a capacity of 3,502 passengers in 1,310 outside cabins and 327 inside cabins, who are accommodated with a crew complement of 1,370. She was the 13th cruise ship of the MSC Cruises line. Homeport ist Panama City in Panama.

MSC Preziosa is 333 metres (1,092.52 ft) long, the moulded breadth of the hull being 37.92 metres (124 ft 5 in) and the draught at 8.45 metres (27 ft 9 in). She accommodates up to 3,502 passengers with a crew complement of 1,325. She has 13 passenger decks, which contain 1,310 outside cabins and 327 inside cabins. Her speed is quoted at 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph).

MSC Preziosa in Akureyri, Iceland © Luc Coekaerts in Casablanca, Morocco © Farid mernissi/cc-by-sa-4.0 in Hamburg © Matti Blume/cc-by-sa-4.0 in Hamburg © Matti Blume/cc-by-sa-4.0 MSC Preziosa at Hook of Holland © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0 at Hook of Holland © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0 at Hook of Holland © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0
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MSC Preziosa at Hook of Holland © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0
The ship has 14 passenger decks and 1,751 staterooms. 80% of the rooms have an ocean view, with 95% of the ocean view staterooms having a veranda. The cabins include balcony cabins, ocean view cabins, inside cabins, and cabins for people with disabilities. All rooms are furnished with a double bed with easy conversion into two single beds. Standard amenities include interactive television, mini-bar, safe, and air conditioning. Public facilities include seven restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, four swimming pools, a bowling alley, and a gymnasium. A spa is located on deck 14. The theatre accommodates 1,600 guests. The sports arena offers sports like basketball, volleyball, tennis, and a 235-meter jogging track. A Smurf-themed play area is located on deck 15 in a dedicated children’s area. Preziosa and her identical sister ship Divina have more powerful and efficient electric propulsion motors, more efficient alternators and more advanced heating, ventilation & air conditioning controls, and chillers than their predecessors in the class. Rolls-Royce folding fin stabilizers were fitted to reduce roll while cruising.

The ship’s drivetrain is the more efficient diesel/electric, powered by five Wärtsilä diesel engines. The engines produce low nitrous oxide emissions, using low-sulphur fuel. The engines turn alternators producing electricity. Propulsion is by two GE Energy Power Conversion electric motors with each giving 21,850 kW at 138 rpm. Redundancy is provided, with the two fully independent electric motors each turning a fixed propeller on a conventional propeller shaft. The two propellers are fully independent, ensuring propulsion if one fails. The same approach was applied to the two fully independent steering systems. A further advantage of using electric motors to turn the propellers is in small sunshine ports. Each propeller is controlled individually, and quickly, for ease of ship maneuverability along with the four bow thrusters. The need for tugs while in the many ports of call is greatly reduced. Two of the five engines have 16 cylinders each with an output of 16,800 kW and the remaining three engines have 12 cylinders each producing 12,600 kW. Total power generated is 71,400 kW at 514 rpm. Incinerators are used for burning waste. The ashes are stored onboard and removed when in port. The waste heat from the incineration is reclaimed. Solid waste is not discharged into the sea. An advanced wastewater treatment plant treats all solid waste. The hull is treated with an anti-fouling coating system preventing hull fouling reducing drag and improving fuel consumption. Energy savings from innovative technology was introduced significantly reducing greenhouse gas production. Energy-saving LED lighting is used throughout the ship. In the cabins, an average energy saving of 25% is achieved. A simple system automatically switches all energy-using devices off in the cabins, such as the main light, bathroom light, socket-outlets, and hair dryers whenever the cabin is empty. A Cabin Monitoring System regulates air conditioning in all cabins allowing guests to set their own cabin temperature. Centralized air-conditioning control is replaced with local cabin control significantly reducing energy waste. The control extends to when the balcony door is open or the cabin card is not in place the cooling system is switched off. A seawater distillation plant produces all the freshwater needed onboard using two evaporators and two reverse osmosis plants. The ship does not pump onboard water from shore water stations. The highly efficient evaporators are completely pollution-free using a system of free heat recovery as the power source.

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