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MSC Fleet of Cruise Ships

6 minutes read • January 23rd, 2020
Despite its relatively young age (the cruise line was founded in 1989), MSC Cruises is among confident leaders in the cruise industry. The company operates a fleet of 19 liners and has far-reaching plans. Four ships under construction and six more on order, new classes, new technologies –

MSC fleet

of cruise ships is undoubtedly the fastest-growing one as of today.
MSC Fleet Guide
MSC Preziosa
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Let’s get acquainted with the MSC Cruises fleet in more detail.
 

MSC CRUISES SHIPS LIST BY CLASS

  • Lirica class
MSC Fleet Guide
MSC Lirica by Kefalonitis94/Wiki/CC BY-SA 4.0
 
Ship Year Built Tonnage Guest Capacity Last Refurbished Departure Port
MSC Armonia 2001 65,542 2,679 2019 Miami, FL; Funchal, Madeira; Venice, Italy; Brindisi, Italy; Piraeus (Athens), Greece
MSC Sinfonia 2002 65,542 2,679 2015 Venice, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Itajai, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Bari, Italy
MSC Lirica 2003 65,591 2,679 2015 Venice, Italy; Ancona, Italy; Genoa, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Haifa, Israel
MSC Opera 2004 65,591 2,679 2019 Venice, Italy; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Dubai, UAE; Trieste, Italy; Bari, Italy
 
  • Musica class
MSC Fleet Guide
MSC Magnifica
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Ship Year Built Tonnage Guest Capacity Last Refurbished Departure Port
MSC Musica 2006 92,409 3,223 2019 Genoa, Italy; Marseilles, France; Venice, Italy; Durban, South Africa; Bari, Italy
MSC Orchestra 2007 92,409 3,223 2017 Venice, Italy; Bari, Italy; Genoa, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Southampton, England; Hamburg, Germany; Genoa, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Piraeus (Athens), Greece
MSC Poesia 2008 92,627 3,223 2018 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Genoa, Italy; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Marseilles, France; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Le Havre (Paris), France; Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemunde, Germany; Lisbon, Portugal; Funchal, Madeira; Malaga, Spain
MSC Magnifica 2010 95,128 3,223 2021 Venice, Italy; Bari, Italy; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Genoa, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Southampton, England; Le Havre (Paris), France; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany
 
  • Fantasia class
MSC Fleet Guide
MSC Preziosa
© Public domain/Pixabay

 
Ship Year Built Tonnage Guest Capacity Last Refurbished Departure Port
MSC Fantasia 2008 137,936 4,363 2019 Genoa, Italy; Naples, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Marseilles, France; Palermo, Italy
MSC Splendida 2009 137,936 4,363 2020 Ancona, Italy; Bari, Italy; Trieste, Italy; Brindisi, Italy; Genoa, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Funchal, Madeira; Malaga, Spain; Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Valencia, Spain; Marseilles, France; Livorno, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal
MSC Divina 2012 139,072 4,345 2017 Port Canaveral, FL; Miami, FL
MSC Preziosa 2013 139,072 4,345 2018 Genoa, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Marseilles, France; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Lisbon, Portugal; Kiel, Germany
 
  • Meraviglia class
MSC Fleet Guide
MSC Meraviglia
© Public domain/Wikimedia

 
Ship Year Built Tonnage Guest Capacity Departure Port
MSC Meraviglia 2017 171,598 4,500 Miami, FL; Port Canaveral, FL
MSC Bellissima 2019 171,598 4,500 Yokohama, Japan
 
  • Meraviglia Plus class
MSC Fleet Guide
MSC Grandiosa by kees torn/Wiki/CC BY-SA 2.0
 
Ship Year Built Tonnage Guest Capacity Departure Port
MSC Grandiosa 2019 181,541 6,334 Barcelona, Spain; Genoa, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Valencia, Spain; Marseilles, France; Palermo, Italy; Kiel, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Malaga, Spain; Cannes, France; Palma De Mallorca, Spain  
MSC Virtuosa 2021 181,541 6,334 Liverpool, England; Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland; Barcelona, Spain; Marseilles, France; Genoa, Italy; Malaga, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Dubai, UAE; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Doha, Qatar
 
  • Seaside class
MSC Fleet Guide
MSC Seaview by Didier Duforest/Wiki/CC BY-SA 4.0
 
Ship Year Built Tonnage Guest Capacity Departure Port
MSC Seaside 2017 153,516 5,119 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Genoa, Italy; Marseilles, France; Siracusa, Italy; Taranto, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil; Salvador De Bahia, Brazil
MSC Seaview 2018 153,516 5,119 Warnemunde, Germany; Kiel, Germany; Genoa, Italy; Marseilles, France; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Fort De France, Martinique; Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe; Bridgetown, Barbados; Naples, Italy; Messina, Italy
 
  • Seaside EVO Class
MSC Fleet Guide
Source: MSC Cruises/Facebook
 
Ship Year Built Tonnage Guest Capacity Departure Port
MSC Seashore 2021 170,412 5,877 Messina, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Naples, Italy; La Valletta, Malta; Genoa, Italy; Marseilles, France; Funchal, Madeira; Miami, FL

 

MSC FUTURE CRUISE SHIPS

  • MSC Seascape
Due to enter service: 2022
Class: Seaside EVO Class
Tonnage: 170,412 GT
Guest Capacity: 5,877
 
  • MSC World Europa*
Due to enter service: 2022
Class: World Class
Tonnage: 205,700 GT
Guest Capacity: 6,850
Departure Port: Doha, Qatar; Dubai, UAE; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Genoa, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Marseilles, France; Naples, Italy; Messina, Italy
 
  • MSC Euribia*
Due to enter service: 2023
Class: Meraviglia Plus
Tonnage: 183,500 GT
Guest Capacity: 6,334
 
  • MSC World America*
Due to enter service: 2025
Class: World Class
Tonnage: 205,700 TG
Guest Capacity: 6,850

*LNG-powered cruise ship


MSC Cruises has two more LNG-fueled cruise ships on order. They are expected to enter service in 2025 and 2027. Besides, the cruise line has one purpose-built expedition cruise ship Explora I already under construction and three more on order. They are planned to join the fleet in 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026.

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