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MSC Cruises signs agreement for new ship to debut in 2012

The MSC Fantasia, completed in 2008, is similar to the new ship to be completed in 2012.

It’s official: MSC Cruises is getting another new, 140,ooo-ton vessel to debut in mid-2012. The new cruise ship will have 1,751 cabins — 100 more than the two earlier ships in the class. It’ll carry 3,502 passengers […]


Competitive ‘game’ on for ships

The big ship MSC Rita called last Thursday as a timely symbol for the Port of Charleston’s determination to rise again in the ranks of East Coast ports. The Rita’s 12-hour port call proves Charleston can do what no other South Atlantic port can — handle a “post-Panamax” ship four years before that standard becomes […]