The MSC Splendida

1 January 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  6 minutes

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.   read more…

The Symphony of the Seas

1 April 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  7 minutes

at PortMiami © WikiEK/cc-by-sa-4.0

at PortMiami © WikiEK/cc-by-sa-4.0

Symphony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. She was built in 2018 in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, the fourth in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of cruise ships. At 228,081 GT, she is the largest cruise ship in the world by gross tonnage, surpassing her sister ship Harmony of the Seas, also owned by Royal Caribbean International.   read more…

The Harmony of the Seas

1 October 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  8 minutes

Harmony of the Seas © flickr.com - FaceMePLS/cc-by-2.0

Harmony of the Seas © flickr.com – FaceMePLS/cc-by-2.0

MS Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship built by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire in France for Royal Caribbean International. She is the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. For the inaugural season, Harmony of the Seas will offer seven-night western Mediterranean cruises originating from Barcelona and Rome (Civitavecchia). In late October 2016, the ship will cross the Atlantic to the United States, where she will offer seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises originating from Port Everglades, Florida, starting in November. The homeport is Nassau in the Bahamas.   read more…

The Europa 2

1 March 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  6 minutes

Swimmingpool © Monster4711/cc-by-sa-3.0

Swimmingpool © Monster4711/cc-by-sa-3.0

The MS Europa 2 is a cruise ship operating for Hapag Lloyd. She entered service in May 2013. The first steel was cut on 5 September 2011, the keel was laid on 1 March 2012 and the vessel being launched on 6 July 2012. She was built at the STX Europe shipyard at Saint-Nazaire in France. On 29 April 2013, the vessel was handed over to Hapag Lloyd. She was christened on the 10th May 2013, during the 824th Hamburg Port Anniversary. Europa 2‘s maiden voyage started on 11 May 2013 for 14 nights.   read more…

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