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STX France has delivered to MSC Cruises Divine flagship MSC

The ceremony of the launch will hold saturday to Marseilles

STX France has officially delivered to company MSC Cruises Divine flagship MSC, that it is constructed in the ship yard of Saint-Nazaire. The ship, that it has a tonnage of 140.000 tons, is long 333 meters, wide 38 meters, can navigate to the maximum speed of 23 knots and is able to accommodate until 4.345 passengers.

"They are very proud of Divine MSC, twelfth unit of our fleet and third ship of the class Fantasy", the MSC managing director has said Vague Pierfrancesco Cruises. "Creed - it has added - that is the ship beautifulr than all the fleet and that its innovations and specification carry the class flagship beyond the perfection. Dedicated to mrs. Sophia Loren, the refinement and the Divine elegance of MSC they represent a new one benchmark in the crocieristico field. Moreover, Divine MSC is the last expression of our long collaboration with STX France. Every ship of the class Fantasy - it has remembered Vague - has in the past five million hours of job and a medium investment of 550 million euros, of which beyond 70% to direct benefit of the French economy, it is in terms of occupation that of supplying of goods and services to support of the construction of the ships. We believe that the success of the economy of a Country bases also on investments of this type and only industrial traditions".

"With Divine MSC - the general manager of STX France has confirmed, Laurent Castaing - our yard has constructed in little more 10-year-old very eleven ships that today on the funnel have logo MSC Cruises and, currently, it is under construction another ship of the class Fantasy, Precious MSC. In the course of our history 150-year-old never it had not happened before now to construct 12 ships from cruise for a single shipowner and this is a record that deserves of being put in evidence. Same I have had also the opportunity to participate to the construction of good part of these ships during my roles precedence near the yards of Saint Nazaire".

Al term of the ceremony of Divine delivery MSC has begun its cruise prevails today from Saint-Nazaire with stage to Lisbon, tomorrow to Cadice and thursday to Valencia. New flagship MSC will reach Marseilles next friday where it will be prepared for the ceremony of the launch that will hold saturday.


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