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Thursday, January 23, 2014

MSC Cruises To Lengthen 4 Lirica Class Ships in 2014/15

MSC Lirica Before Lengthening - Courtesy of  MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises announced that 4 MSC Lirca class ships will be lengthened by inserting a 25 Meter Mid-section into the existing ships. The 25 meter insert will add additional Balcony Cabins, Crew Cabins and additional public rooms. An additional 193 accommodations will be added and 59 crew rooms. The gross tonnage of the ships will increase from 60,000 tons to approximately 65,000 grt.
The length of the ships will be increased from 823 feet to 902 feet and passenger capacity from 2,069 to 2,680.

The $200 Million dollar project is expected to be conducted at Italy's Fincantieri Shipyards.

The time table for inserting the mid-sections into the ships is as follows:

  • MSC Armonia  in 2014, from Aug. 31 to Nov. 17 2014
  • MSC Sinfonia from Jan. 12 to March 1, 2015
  • MSC Opera May 2 to July 4, 2015
  • MSC Lirica Aug. 21 to Nov. 9, 2015

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