MSC Cruises Takes Delivery of MSC Musica

Yesterday, the official ceremony of MSC Musica delivery has taken place in St.Nazaire, France.

MSC Cruises was delighted to welcome Gerard Depardieu, to the delivery ceremony. He is well known for his love affair with Italy. Mrs Ela Aponte, godmother of the new flagship is also the wife of the owner of Mediterranean Shipping Company.

MSC Musica has been showcased in Saint Nazaire since last Saturday, when almost 25000 guests from the work force including the families of the staff who have been involved in the construction, have visited our new flagship.

MSC Musica is the largest ship ever constructed for MSC Cruises. She carries the latest and most advanced technology developed by Chantiers de lAtlantique shipyard. The naval architecture and design of this new flagship, at 22.000 sq.m. of common areas, have been carefully planned to guarantee the best possible ratio of guest/space so that all passengers can experience a cruise where the sea is the main feature. Thanks also to the high percentage of outside cabins (80%), the majority of which with a balcony.

Soon after the delivery ceremony, MSC Musica will sail from Saint Nazaire towards Venice, where on June 29th she will be officially launched by our spokesperson, Sophia Loren and numerous VIPs from Australia and New Zealand. She will then leave Venice for her first Mediterranean cruise.

MSC Musica is the first of five ships commissioned by MSC Cruises to be delivered over a period of three years: next delivery will be MSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia and MSC Fantasia in 2008 and MSC Serenata in 2009. MSC Fantasia and MSC Serenata will be the biggest ships ever commissioned by an European company.

MSC Cruises continues to be the rising star of the cruise industry offering true Italian cruising. Authentic Italian and international cuisine are combined with our world- renowned onboard hospitality. Family owned and operated, MSC Cruises continues to deliver outstanding itineraries in the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, South America, South Africa and the Caribbean. MSC Cruises also sponsors the yacht Aliginhi, currently in first place in the 32nd Americas Cup.