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MSC Cruises is a division of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a privately owned company with a longstanding history on the seas headed by captain Gianluigi Aponte, entered the cruise industry in 1988 and MSC Cruises was officially born. MSC Cruises combines a deep heritage at sea with an enthusiastic, young, motivated management team to present a company philosophy of innovation plus tradition. Mediterranean Shipping Cruises parent company MSC S.A. "Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A." of Geneva, Switzerland is a privately owned shipping line, founded in 1970. MSC has grown rapidly to become one of the leading global shipping lines of the world. During recent years MSC's maritime fleet has grown significantly to reach the rank of the 2nd largest carrier in 1998 in respect to the number of vessels operated (134), and the 4th largest carrier in terms of container slot capacity. Mediterranean Shipping Cruises has expanded its itineraries to the Caribbean, South America and South Africa, offering classic European cruises, Italian ambience, good food and service.  MSC Cruises uniquely blends maritime traditions, culture and famous Mediterranean cuisine to deliver the ultimate cruise experience while displaying a real commitment to the finest hospitality afloat. In essence, MSC Cruises has made true Italian service the heart of its business and its key point of differentiation in the cruise industry.

The turn of the millennium was a massive breakthrough for MSC, which, for the first time, commissioned its own series of new-builds. MSC Lirica, a 59,058-ton, 1,445-passenger vessel, was the first to emerge in April 2003; MSC Opera, just slightly larger and carrying 1,756 passengers, debuted in June 2004. Since then, the fleet has been bolstered by the acquisition of several vessels from the now-defunct First European/Festival. Now named MSC Armonia and MSC Sinfonia, both ships measure 58,625 tons and carry 1,566 passengers. The introduction of a new class of ships - larger, more amenity-laden and featuring an even higher ratio of private verandahs -- emerged with MSC Musica. Measuring 89,600 tons and accommodating 2,550 passengers, that class "master" was launched in June 2006; siblings include MSC Orchestra (debuted in spring of 2007) and MSC Poesia (spring of 2008). MSC Magnifica, the fourth ship in the Musica class, was launched in March 2010. Two more Fantasia class vessels - MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa joined the MSC Cruises fleet in 2012 and 2013. The company is the fourth largest cruise operator in the world after Carnival Corporation & PLC, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line and employes over 10,000 crew members aboard its ships.

MSC Cruises ships and itineraries:

MSC Preziosa: Panama registered, inauguration 2013, 139,400 gross tons, 3,960 passengers, 1,370 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean/Adriatic Sea, North Africa, Canary Islands out of Genoa, Naples, Messina, Venice, Bari and Civitavecchia - Italy; Marseille - France; Barcelona - Spain; South America out of Santos, Brazil; Trans-Atlantic out of Genoa - Italy and Santos - Brazil.
  MSC Preziosa cruise ship
     
MSC Divina: Panama registered, inauguration 2012, 133,500 gross tons, 3,960 passengers, 1,325 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean/Adriatic Sea, North Africa, Canary Islands out of Genoa, Venice, Bari and Civitavecchia - Italy; Barcelona, Malaga, Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Spain; Istanbul and Izmir - Turkey; Dubrovnik - Croatia; Eastern and Western Caribbean out of Miami, FL
  MSC Divina cruise ship
     
MSC Magnifica: Panama registered, inauguration 2010, 93,330 gross tons, 2,518 passengers, 1,027 crew members.
Itineraries: Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Eastern Mediterranean/Adriatic Sea out of Venice, Italy, Transatlantic out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  Magnifica cruise ship
     
MSC Splendida: Panama registered, built 2009, 137,936 gross tons, 3,274 passengers, 1,332 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Barcelona, Spain, Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Naples, Italy.
  Splendida cruise ship
     
MSC Fantasia: Panama registered, built 2009, 137,936 gross tons, 3,274 passengers, 1,332 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Barcelona, Spain, Genoa and Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy.
  Fantasia cruise ship
     
MSC Poesia: Panama registered, built 2008, 93,300 gross tons, 3,013 passengers, 987 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy; Caribbean out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Transatlantic out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Venice, Italy.

 

  Poesia cruise ship
     
MSC Orchestra: Panama registered, built 2007, 89,600 gross tons, 2,550 passengers, 987 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Barcelona, Spain and Genoa, Italy; South America out of Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil; Northern Europe out of Copenhagen, Denmark and Kiel, Germany; Transatlantic out of Genoa, Italy and Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil.

 

  Orchestra cruise ship
     
MSC Musica: Panama registered, built 2006, 89,600 gross tons, 2,550 passengers, 990 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy; South America out of Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil and Montevideo, Uruguay; Transatlantic out of Venice, Italy and Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil.
  Musica cruise ship
     
MSC Opera: Panama registered, built 2004, 60,000 gross tons, 1,700 passengers, 740 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy; South America out of Porto Rio (Pier Maua), Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Northern Europe out of Dover (London), UK and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Transatlantic out of Venice, Italy and Porto Rio (Pier Maua), Brazil.

 

  Opera cruise ship
     
MSC Lirica: Panama registered, built 2003, 59.000 gross tons, 1,700 passengers, 740 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean, South America out of Santos (Sao Paulo) and Porto Rio (Pier Maua), Brazil; Trans-Atlantic.
  MSC Lirica cruise ship
     
MSC Sinfonia: Panama registered, built 2002, 59,000 gross tons, 1,566 passengers, 740 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Livorno (Florence), Italy; Africa out of Durban, Republic of South Africa.
  MSC-Sinfonia cruise ship
     
MSC Armonia: Panama registered, built 2001, 59.058 gross tons, 1,712 passengers, 740 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy, South America out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Trans-Atlantic out of  Venice, Italy and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  MSC-Armonia cruise ship
     











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