new name: QING
|January 7, 2013 MSC
Cruises announced on that MSC Melody had been retired
effective immediately, despite being scheduled to sail through the
summer season, and was listed for sale.
Earlier messages that ship has been sold to a South Korean company, and now operates sailings between Shanghai and Jeju Island – as a passenger/cruise ferry. Have been failed.
Nov.-2013 According to various reports out of Italy, the former MSC Melody may be heading for a new life with Sahara India as a floating hotel in Goa. The ship was de-commissioned following her final voyage in September 2012, and has been reportedly stripped of the MSC logos on its hull recently following the rumored transfer. The ship was built in 1982 in France, and sailed for Home Lines and Premier before joining MSC in 1997. Sold for approx. $ 20 milj. New name:QING - Registered Owner Sahara India Tourism - Uttar Pradesh - India
Owner: MSC CROCIERE - ITALY part of the Swiss MSC-Container Lines one of the largest shipping comp. in the world.
|July 10-2012 The oldest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, the MSC Melody, may be heading for a new home according to various reports.The ship is only deployed through the summer for the Italian cruise line, and sources told the vessel may be heading for new operators, on a charter agreement, in Japan.|
|April 25 -2009 MSC Melody an Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people on board fended off a pirate attack far off the coast of Somalia when its Israeli private security forces exchanged fire with the bandits and drove them away, Captain Ciro Pinto said Sunday. The captain told Italian state radio that six men in a small boat approached the ship and opened fire Saturday night, but retreated after the Israeli security officers aboard the cruise ship returned fire. "It felt like we were in war," Pinto said. None of the roughly 1,000 passengers and 500 crew members were hurt, Melody owner Msc Cruises said in a statement. The cruise ship was headed as scheduled to the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The Melody was on a 22-day cruise from Durban, South Africa, to Genoa, Italy.|
Entered service: 1982 - Refit: 1997 - Gross tonnage: 34.924 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 1064 - All berths: 1550 - Passenger decks: 8 - Length: 204,07 m.- Beam: 27,40 m. - Main propulsion : 2 Diesel engines Grandi Motori Fiat 10 cylinders power each: 11.190 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Service Speed: 19 knots - Built: C.N.I.M. - France - Yard no.: 1432 - Classification: DNV - Flag: Panama.
Former names: Atlantic -Starship Atlantic.
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 22.53|
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