Rendering of MSC FANTASIA, the prototype of MSC FANTASTICA.
MSC Cruises confirms construction of a new “Fantasia class” cruise ship at STX Europe in St. Nazaire France, yard number U32, will be named MSC FANTASTICA. The 3,274-passenger vessel will be the 12th ship in MSC’s fleet, and according to MSC, “will build upon the success of the ‘Fantasia’ prototype, offering a unique experience for guests…thanks to innovative features such as the MSC Yacht Club, the exclusive ship-within-a-ship…for unprecedented levels of privacy and personalized service.” Delivery is expected in 2012.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his photography has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York and London.The LA Maritime Museum has commissioned works and collected his photographs. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. A catalog from his series STRANDED (twilight of the ocean liner) was also published last year.
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