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MSC Cruises: MSC completed the floating Divine. Baptism expected in May 2012 | Traveling Easy
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MSC Cruises: MSC completed the floating Divine. Baptism expected in May 2012 | Traveling Easy

Written by Michela | 8 September, 2011 9:00

MSC Divine, third-class flagship of the MSC Fantasia, was officially transferred from the basin to the basin B C STX Europe's shipyards in Saint-Nazaire, for the completion of the preparations before the launch, scheduled next May.

The floating was a significant step in the construction of the new flagship 140.000 t,which will have a capacity of 4.363 passengers. A select group of guests took part in the event celebrating the arrival of 12° unit of the fleet of MSC Cruises

The event fills us with pride and marks the beginning of the countdown last million hours to devote to the meticulous work of finishing, to ensure that our new flagship to be perfect on the day of its debut at the 'Grand Ball' of 26 May 2012 Marseille, in Francia” said Emilio La Scala, General Manager of MSC Cruises Technical Department. 

MSC Divine, named in honor of Sophia Loren, icon of Italian cinema and godmother of the fleet of MSC Cruises, will be elegantly finished following the theme of the gods. It 'was announced, Indeed, that 18 decks (13 of which are reserved for passengers) will have the names of the gods of Ancient Greece: Uranus, Aphrodite, Aurora, Juno, Artemis, Zeus, Mercury, Cupid, Iris, Minerva, Apollo, Saturn, Elios.

On board MSC Divine will be a novelty that will give the ship an even more "magic": FTAA is Garden Pool aft, Once designed and decorated like a paradise, to search for absolute relaxation and gazing into the beauty of the sunset.

For the construction of MSC Divine, began more than a year ago, were used 74 mega blocks, each of which consists of a set of prefabricated components of the hull.

The work on the keel are nearly finished and has already been realized 50% the outfit, including the completion of the electrical network, plumbing and public areas. The operations have already begun on 400 of 1.751 cab (100 more of those on board MSC Fantasia and its sister MSC Splendida). 

MSC Divine, the cruise ship the most advanced of the trio's Fantasy-class, changes presents innovative techniques that include most powerful jet engines, of 21.8 MW (compared to 20.2 MW of MSC Splendida), brand new types of alternators and modern refrigerated machines HVAC. The vessel will be equipped, In addition, a new reverse osmosis system to produce fresh water, guaranteeing energy savings of 40%, thus ensuring a lower environmental impact.