MSC Divina Launch in May 2012

MSC DivinaMSC Cruises will bring its fleet of ships to 12 with new vessel, Divina, due to launch in May 2012. Named in honour of screen legend and MSC ‘godmother’ Sophia Loren, Divina will have a range of innovative new features.

We love the sound of an infinity pool in the aft with a ‘beach zone’ adjoining the glass balustrade, offering a unique view of the ship’s wake fading into the sunset. There will also be a total redesign of decks and restaurants so that the ship will offer guests the highest space ratio per passenger.

The MSC Yacht Club will also be enlarged and redesigned, along with the Casino Veneziano  and Virtual World, futuristic disco, state-of-the-art 1,600-seat Phanteon Theatre and MSC Aurea Spa and fitness centre.

As the most advanced of MSC’s trio of Fantasia Class cruise ships, cutting edge technical changes on Divina include more powerful propulsion motors, brand new alternators and state-of-the-art HVAC chillers. The ship will also feature a new reverse osmosis system for fresh water production that requires 40 per cent less power and therefore causes less impact on the environment.

From 2 June to 27 October 2012 Divina will be embarking on a series of seven-night cruises, departing from Venice and visiting Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik before returning to Venice. Prices will start from £1,299 per person cruise only, with flights from £280 per person.

If you would like a preview of the ship, why not click here to see a video of MSC Divina?

Fact file

  • Christening ceremony date: Saturday 26 May,
    Marseille (France)
  • Tonnage: 140,000
  • Length: 33,333m
  • Height: 66,8m
  • Width: 37,92m
  • Number of decks: 18 in total; 13 passenger deck
  • Number of passengers: 4,363
  • Crew members: 1,388
  • Number of cabins: 1,751
  • Sister ships: MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida

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