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MSC Divina

Capacity
3,959
Crew
1,325
Tonnage
139 400
Length
333 m (1,092.52 ft)
First voyage
2012
Decks
13

MS MSC Divina is a 139,400 GT cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She was constructed from 2010 to 2012 being originally named MSC Fantastica while under construction. MSC renamed her when near complete in the shipyard to honour the actress Sophia Loren.

Divina is the third ship of the four Fantasia-class cruise ships, built after MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, and followed by her identical sister ship the MSC Preziosa. Divina and Preziosa are larger than the previous ships in the class. She... Read more

MSC Divina

Cruiseline: 
Capacity: 
3,959
Crew: 
1,325
Tonnage: 
139 400
Length: 
333 m (1,092.52 ft)
Beam: 
124.6 ft (37.98 m)
First voyage: 
2012
Decks: 
13

MS MSC Divina is a 139,400 GT cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She was constructed from 2010 to 2012 being originally named MSC Fantastica while under construction. MSC renamed her when near complete in the shipyard to honour the actress Sophia Loren.

Divina is the third ship of the four Fantasia-class cruise ships, built after MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, and followed by her identical sister ship the MSC Preziosa. Divina and Preziosa are larger than the previous ships in the class. She is the twelfth ship in MSC's fleet, and is joint largest ship with Preziosa at 139,400 tons. 3,502 passengers in 1,539 cabins are accommodated with a crew complement of 1,388. She entered service in May 2012, with her identical sister ship Preziosa following in March 2013. Divina cruises in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

Development

In July 2010, MSC Cruises announced the construction of a new Fantasia-class ship to be named MSC Fantastica. MSC Fantastica was largely based on the two previous ships in the class, however she was increased in size from 137,936 to 139,400 gross tonnage with 100 additional cabins and facilities and more efficient and energy saving mechanical and electrical systems. Passenger numbers increased to 3,502 with the crew compliment increasing by 63 to 1,388. The vessel has a total of 1,539 passenger cabins. The main dimensions of the vessel have remained the same as the previous two ships, with the length being 333.33 meters, the moulded breadth of the hull 37.92 meters and the draught remaining the same at 8.45 meters.

Italian naval architects De Jorio Design International designed the ship and the interior areas with construction by STX Europe at Saint-Nazaire France. When near completion MSC Cruises announced that Fantastica would be renamed MSC Divina to honour the Italian actress Sophia Loren. Ms Loren had mentioned to MSC Cruises president, Gianluigi Aponte, that she had wished to have a ship named after her. Mr Aponte approved and renamed the MSC ship next into service after Ms Loren.

Launch

The ship was delivered to MSC Cruises on May 19, 2012 at Marseille in France, with her christening by Ms Loren on May 26, 2012. The ship embarked on her maiden cruising voyage the next day.

The maiden voyage was met with protest when the ship entered Venice. Ms Loren received letters claiming that air pollution was created by the ship and the wake from her bow and vibrations created by her engines could damage historical buildings.

The current Captain of MSC Davina is Pier Paolo Scala, who regularly tweets on his Twitter account. Pier Paolo, who was born in Sicily, was previously master of Carnival Ecstasy where his wife Chloe served as the hotel director.

Specifications and amenities

The ship is 333 m (1,092.52 ft) long, and carries up to 3,502 passengers with a crew complement of 1,388. She has 13 passenger decks, which contain 1,134 outside cabins and 405 inside cabins. Her speed is quoted at 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph).

The vessel has 13 passenger decks and 1,539 staterooms. 80% of the rooms have an ocean view with 95% of the ocean view staterooms having a veranda. The cabins range from 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 as basketball, volleyball, tennis and a 235m jogging track. A Smurf-themed play area is located on deck 15 in a dedicated children's area.

Divina has more powerful and efficient electric propulsion motors, more efficient alternators and more advanced heating, ventilation & air conditioning controls and chillers than her predecessors. Rolls-Royce folding fin stabilizers are 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 NOx 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 conventional propeller shafts. The two propellers are fully independent ensuring propulsion if one fails. The same approach was applied to the two fully independent steering systems. 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 manoeuvrability 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 with the ashes 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 waste water 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 sea water distillation plant produces all the fresh water 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.

Itineraries

From May 27 to June 2, 2012, the MSC Divina cruised in the Mediterranean calling at Civitavecchia in Rome; Messina in Sicily; and Valletta in Malta. Later, the ship provided cruises in the Mediterranean calling at Italy, Greece, Turkey and Croatia. She then provided cruises with stops in Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Portugal, and Morocco.

In the Autumn of 2013, she repositioned to Miami, Florida, becoming the first MSC vessel in the fleet to serve the North American market, and provides cruises to the Caribbean year round. The ship hosted the Holy Ship! music festival from January 2014 until February 2016.

In May 2017, MSC Divina had 7 Night Soccer (Football)-Themed Caribbean cruise from Miami with FC Barcelona legend – Hristo Stoichkov.​​

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Attractions on MSC Divina


The Garden Pool

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The adult pool with amazing views, where you can really forget about all the problems of the world.

The Black Crab Restaurant

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MSC Divina features two glamorous main restaurants. The Black Crab is a sophisticated gold and black marble multi-level restaurant, and the elegant Villa Rossa offers panoramic views from the back ...

L'Angolo dell'Oggetto

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Is a trendy style your goal? This is your store! Watches, sunglasses and fashion jewelery from the best Italian and international brands including Emporio Armani, Prada, D&G, Ray Ban, Fossil, Swaro...

Restorante Italia

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An exclusive 24-seat Ristorante Italia will offer evening dining with a different ultra-high-quality ‘table d’h?te’ menu every night, specially conceived by Eataly chefs with dishes made from Slow ...

Aqua Park

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You just won't have any time to get bored and to be sad in the main pool of the ship, surrounded by palm trees, fountains, sunbeds and cozy bars.

Top Sail Lounge

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Relax in the privacy of the elegant Top Sail panoramic lounge and The One private pool complex with bar and solarium. Only for members of the MSC Yacht Club.

Excursion Office

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There's something to suit all tastes. MSC Cruises offers 2000 shore excursion packages, which have been specially created to offer you opportunities to explore the highlights of each area you visit...

Photo Shop

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Forgot in a hurry the camera or its accessories? Do not worry - you will find everything you need in the Photo Shop. In addition, you can view and purchase here your photos taken by the ship photog...

The Pool Shop

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Located in the covered pool area, the Pool Shop sells sea items such as bathing suits, flip flops, goggles, masks as well as clothing carrying the MSC logo

Le Prue

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Area for delightful sunbathing and unforgettable relaxing in the whirlpool.

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