Registered Owner: Newco Armonia Sa.- Switserland - Beneficial Owner MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.-Switserland -Operator: MSC Cruises Italy.
Entered service : 2001 - Refit: 2004- Lengthened in 2014 - Gross Tonnage: old 58.625 - new 65.542 - Passenger cap. based on two: old 1554 - new 2069 - All berths: old 2069 - new 2579 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length o.a. : old 251,25 m.- new 274,90 - Beam: 28,80 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make Wärtsilä - Type 12V38 - Total combined power 31.680 kW. at 600 rpm. - Propulsion: by 2 Mermaid Kamewa electrical driven azimuth pods power each 10.000 kW. at 170 rpm. - Speed: 21 knots - Service speed: 18 knots - Built: Chantiers de l'Atlantique - France - Yard no. V31 - Lengthened: Fincantieri - Palermo - Classification: RINA - Flag: Panama.
Former name: European Vision of the defunct Festival Cruises. Acquired by Public Auction on April 16 -2004
Sister ship: MSC Sinfonia
Images before Lengthening as European Vision
Images before Lengthening as MSC Armonia
Dec. 2013 MSC to enlarge and upgrade its four Lirica-class ships over the next two years in a €200 milj. program at Fincantieri - Palermo yard. The upgrades of MSC Armonia, MSC Lirica, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Opera will also yield new entertainment options including water parks, and advanced technology and expanded retail options. The Lirica-class ships were built between 2003 and 2005 at STX France in Saint-Nazaire. Each is currently 251 meters long, 60,000 gross tons and carries 2,069 passengers. After the renovations, the ships will stretch 275 meters, tonnage will grow to approx.65,000 and capacity to 2,680. The projects will add 193 cabins for passengers and 59 cabins for crew, per ship.
Sept.1-2014 MSC Armonia entered Fincantieri's Palermo, Sicily, shipyard to begin an 11-week docking that's part of MSC Cruises' 'Renaissance Program' to renew and enlarge four ships.Over the next 2.5 months, Fincantieri’s team will lengthen the ship by inserting a pre-built 24-meter section containing 193 passenger cabins. In addition, other areas will be upgraded. MSC Armonia is due to resume service on Nov. 17 with a one-off inaugural cruise. MSC Armonia will add a library and the MSC Aurea Spa will be enhanced. A new water park will be equipped with spray features and water cannons.
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 24.45|
Key new features after lengthening:
interior images after lengthening
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