The MSC Splendida

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MSC Splendida in Marseille, France © MarcoMi66/cc-by-sa-3.0

MSC Splendida in Marseille, France © MarcoMi66/cc-by-sa-3.0

MSC Splendida is a Fantasia-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. MSC Splendida was completed in 2009 at a cost of $550 million and is a sister ship to MSC Fantasia, originally, she was to be named MSC Serenata, but the name was changed in May 2007 to MSC Splendida. She measures 137,936 GT, and is 333.30 m long with a beam of 37.98 m, a height of 66.81 m and a draft of 8.29 m. Her capacity is 3,900 passengers. The two Neopanamax vessels were to be the largest ships in a European cruise line’s fleet at the time of delivery.

The then-unnamed vessel was part of a two-ship order made by MSC Cruises with STX France on 16 November 2005, for a tentative delivery in spring 2009. Construction began on then-MSC Serenata on 12 April 2007 with the steel-cutting. The ship was launched from the shipyard on 18 July 2008. She began her sea trials on 21 May 2009 and completed them on 27 May 2009. The ship was delivered to MSC Cruises on 4 July 2009. She embarked on her maiden voyage on 4 July 2009 and returned 11 July, to be officially named on 12 July 2009, in Barcelona by Sophia Loren, her godmother.

MSC Splendida in Messina, Italy © Benjamin.nagel/cc-by-sa-3.0 MSC Splendida in Palma de Mallorca, Spain © Ce Ele 415/cc-by-sa-4.0 MSC Splendida near Rotterdam, Netherlands © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0 MSC Splendida in Geirangerfjord, Norway © W. Bulach/cc-by-sa-4.0 MSC Splendida in Geirangerfjord, Norway © W. Bulach/cc-by-sa-4.0 MSC Splendida in Marseille, France © MarcoMi66/cc-by-sa-3.0
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MSC Splendida near Rotterdam, Netherlands © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0
MSC Splendida has cruised the Mediterranean and Far East. She was refurbished in 2017 before deploying to China. In 2020 March, the ship docked in Palong beach, Thailand, during the coronavirus pandemic, after more the 2,700 passengers was disembarked. The ship is scheduled to serve Southeast Asia until summer 2020 before repositioning to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

The ship’s horn system is set up to play multiple songs, including “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” by Queen, “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes and “Happy Birthday to You“.

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