MSC Sinfonia

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MSC Sinfonia
The extended MSC Sinfonia in Kiel
The extended MSC Sinfonia in Kiel
Ship data
flag PanamaPanama Panama
other ship names
  • European Stars (2002-2004)
Ship type Cruise ship
class Lirica class
Callsign H8XH
home port Panama City
Shipping company MSC Cruises
Shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique , Saint-Nazaire
Build number X31
baptism April 19, 2002
Launch March 4, 2001
takeover April 18, 2002
Commissioning April 25, 2002
From 2015
275 m ( Lüa )
width 28.8 m
Draft Max. 6.81 m
measurement 65,542 GT
crew approx. 980
Machine system
machine diesel-electric
21 kn (39 km / h)
propeller 2 × propeller pods
From 2015
Pax cabins 980
Berths for passengers 2,679
Classifications Bureau Veritas
IMO 9210153

The MSC Sinfonia is a cruise ship of the shipping company MSC Cruises .


The ship was built in 2002 for the Greek shipping company Festival Cruises at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire . It was put into service under the name European Stars and, like its sister ship European Vision (now MSC Armonia ) built in 2001, operated until the shipping company went bankrupt in 2004. Other similar ships are the MSC Lirica and MSC Opera as well as the shorter Costa neoRiviera by Costa Crociere , which was also built for Festival Cruises under the name Mistral . The European Stars offered 1,554 passengers in 777 cabins.

On July 16, 2004, the Italian shipping company MSC took over the ship and named it MSC Sinfonia . The MSC Sinfonia is mainly used for cruises in the Mediterranean , but also to South America .

From January 12, 2015 to March 25, 2015, the MSC Sinfonia was extended to 275 m by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri in Palermo and equipped with more modern technology and new possibilities for entertaining guests. As part of the so-called “Renaissance program” of the shipping company , the maximum permissible number of passengers was increased to 2680 by adding around 200 additional cabins for both her and all other ships in the Lirica class.

See also

Web links

Commons : MSC Sinfonia  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. MSC Cruises is converting Lirica class. (No longer available online.) In: Press release. MSC Cruises December 20, 2013, archived from the original on October 16, 2014 ; accessed on December 30, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /