Cruising, Libyan Style?

MSC FANTASIA at Genoa. Photo and copyright Peter Knego 2010.

St. Nazaire, France-based STX Europe have been commissioned by Libya’s General National Maritime Transport Co (GNMTC) to construct a 139,400 gt cruise ship largely based upon the design of MSC Cruises’ recent STX newbuilds, MSC FANTASIA (shown) and MSC SPLENDIDA. The as yet unnamed vessel is due for completion at the end of 2012.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
Peter Knego
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