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MSC Fantasia

Capacity
3274
Crew
1370
Tonnage
137 936
Length
333.33 m (1,093 ft 7 in)
First voyage
2008
Decks
13

MSC Fantasia is a Fantasia-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises and serves as the lead vessel for the Fantasia class of ships. She entered service in December 2008 and ushered in a new generation of larger ships for MSC Cruises, becoming the largest ship to operate for MSC at the time of delivery.

History

Planning and construction

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MSC Fantasia

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3274
Crew: 
1370
Tonnage: 
137 936
Length: 
333.33 m (1,093 ft 7 in)
Beam: 
37.92 m (124 ft 5 in)
First voyage: 
2008
Decks: 
13

MSC Fantasia is a Fantasia-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises and serves as the lead vessel for the Fantasia class of ships. She entered service in December 2008 and ushered in a new generation of larger ships for MSC Cruises, becoming the largest ship to operate for MSC at the time of delivery.

History

Planning and construction

In June 2005, unconfirmed reports first emerged that claimed MSC had signed a letter of intent with STX France for two post-Panamax ships set to debut in 2008 and 2009. STX France did confirm that the new 1,600-cabin and 4,000-passenger prototype for the ships was being finalized and considered. On 16 November 2005, MSC finalized a $1.2 billion two-ship order with STX France for what would be the largest ships in the fleet at the time of their delivery. The vessels were planned to be at 135,500 GT each, with a maximum guest capacity of 3,887 passengers, accompanied by 1,300 crew.

The first of the two ships, known as A33, began construction with a steel-cutting ceremony at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on 9 September 2006. She was floated out from the shipyard on 1 March 2008. The ship left to perform her sea trials for 48 hours in the Bay of Biscay on 24 October 2008 and returned on 27 October 2008.

Delivery and christening

She left the shipyard for the last time on 10 December 2008 and was officially delivered to MSC thereafter. From France, the ship sailed her first voyage headed for Naples for her christening via Lisbon, Gibraltar, Alicante, Barcelona, and Marseille. She was officially named on 18 December 2008 by her godmother, Sophia Loren.

Operational career

Following her christening, MSC Fantasia spent her inaugural season cruising from Genoa. Her inaugural cruise departed on 20 December 2008 for the Eastern Mediterranean, calling in Rhodes, Alexandria, Messina, and Naples. She then cruised round-trip Canary Islands and Western Mediterranean itineraries.

MSC Fantasia has also cruised beyond Europe and has been deployed to sail in the Caribbean from Guadeloupe and Martinique during the winter months. Between 2019 and 2021, MSC Fantasia cruises in South America in the fall and winter before returning to Europe in the summer. In summer 2021, she will cruise weekly Mediterranean itineraries from Genoa in the place of MSC Seashore until 1 August, because Seashore's delivery was postponed due to construction delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Design and specifications

MSC Fantasia is powered by two shaft-driven propellers from three 12-cylinder and two 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 46 diesel-electric engines, producing a total output of 71,400 kilowatts (95,700 hp). The ship's electric motors come from Converteam, which drive the propellers located aft of two Becker Marine System flap rudders and stern thrusters.

Facilities include a spa, a 4D cinema, musical fountains, and a race car simulator.

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Attractions on MSC Fantasia


Casino delle Palme

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
More than 1000 square metres with the roulette, tables for poker and blackjack, etc. are waiting for the best gamblers.

Photo Gallery

Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
A unique collection of works of young photographers, which you can not only spectate, but also purshase to bring fresh notes to your home interior.

L'Africana Buffet

Average: 2 (1 vote)
The L'Africana & Zanzibar buffet offers a sensational casual dining experience anytime from 06:00 in the morning to 02:00 at night.

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...

Bar delle Fontane

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Ice cream, refreshing drinks and everything you could want, while basking in the warm sun or swimming in the pool.

Squash

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Playground for squash lovers.

Shore Excursion

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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...

El Sombrero Tex Mex

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For lovers of spicy food, Tex Mex El Sombrero is the right choice. Sample all the tastes of Mexican cuisine: from Texas steaks to enchiladas, fajitas to burritos and tacos, guacamole to tortillas, ...

I Tropici Covered Pool

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Bad weather won't scare us - you can anytime find your warm and cozy place in the covered pool zone.

MSC Arena Sport Center

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Favorite sports game just in the middle of the ocean - the perfect pastime for everyone.

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