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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:MSC FANTASIAAdded:Nov 23, 2013
Captured:November 23, 2013IMO:9359791Hits:1,019
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 2001-2010
Panama reg.
built in 2008.
Vessel Identification
Name:Msc Fantasia
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:137,936 tons
Summer DWT:15,000 tons
Length:333 m
Beam:38 m
Draught:8.6 m

Additional Information
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2008
AIS Information
Last known position:
39°33’16.7” N, 2°38’10.14” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 227° (49°)
Arrival:18th May 2019
04:10:40 UTC
Last update:
7 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 10th, 05:00:31 UTCCannes
2018 September 9th, 04:45:51 UTCGenoa
2018 September 8th, 04:15:34 UTCLa Spezia
2018 September 6th, 09:00:06 UTCAjaccio
2018 September 5th, 05:45:12 UTCBarcelona
2018 September 4th, 11:00:53 UTCPalma De Mallorca
2018 September 3rd, 05:15:56 UTCCannes
2018 September 2nd, 04:45:02 UTCGenoa
2018 August 30th, 09:00:48 UTCAjaccio
2018 August 29th, 05:30:39 UTCBarcelona
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Photo Comments (12)

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Emmanuel.L on Apr 12, 2014 04:56 (5 years ago)
Thank you Shaun for your positive comment, these MSC cruise liners are very good looking in a certain modern way, at least their funnels reflect their streamlined look .not like the Costa ones.
SSM2005 on Apr 11, 2014 22:36 (5 years ago)
Your pic really reflects this elegant liner's namesake!!!!
Emmanuel.L on Nov 27, 2013 20:31 (5 years ago)
Happy cruising Soren,hope you get get a lot of pictures to post on the website, looking forward to seeing them.
Søren Rasmussen on Nov 27, 2013 19:45 (5 years ago)
Hi Emmanuel and Mark T.

Yeah, it's quite a small world :-) Hope You had an amazing holiday on MSC SPLENDIDA? I certainly loved it, and would definitely do it again.

I sailed with her in the Easter this year, and got totally blown away :-) The crew, the food and her interior were absolutely outstanding!
Unfortunately I wasn't visiting Malta though, as we started out in Civitavecchia and made stops in Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia and La Goulette; interesting cities indeed.

Last year I also had the joy of spending a 2 night cruise from Copenhagen to Kiel and back again on board MSC POESIA. Next year I will be back on her on a 7 night cruise in the Norwegian Fjords starting from Copenhagen on August 16. Just like MSC SPLENDIDA, MSC POESIA is a magnificent ship, and I really look forward to see her again. I guarantee, that I will get some pictures to upload afterwards :-)
Emmanuel.L on Nov 26, 2013 18:48 (5 years ago)
Hi Jad,Senglea point is a suberb place to take photos especially in the morning,Senglea point is in the middle of Grand harbour and commands a wide view from French creek,Marsa, Valletta wharves and the yacht marina at Vittoriosa plus the harbour entrance.This is my favourite point, sometimes even shooting from my car when the weather is rainy, windy or severly cold.
jadran on Nov 26, 2013 08:26 (5 years ago)
From this angle ..... it's a *BREATH-TAKING BUILDING* indeed !

Did you manage Emmanuel the last moment to avoid the "running" ship into you ? LOL
Brilliant shot,, all superlatives for it !
Brgds (J)
Emmanuel.L on Nov 25, 2013 20:58 (5 years ago)
Hi Mark, it is a small world .All 3 (and could be more members) of us have cruised the Med on the SPLENDIDA.Hope that both of you enjoyed the short stay in Malta.
Emmanuel.L on Nov 25, 2013 20:51 (5 years ago)
No Clive, from personal experience I can say that those balcony cabins are are not that gloomy ,though mine was one of those under the bridge and more outboard than those you are quoting and yes much more lit up naturally.The only trouble was the long haul to the restaurants sited at the stern, those corridors seem never ending ,but then the theatre was just below our cabins. regards.
Mark T on Nov 25, 2013 20:44 (5 years ago)
Emmanuel, Soren, I was onboad her as well.
Just from 27 - 4. november, 2010.

Nice shot!

Emmanuel.L on Nov 25, 2013 20:29 (5 years ago)
Hi Soren, Yes they are great to cruise on them ,splendid cabins, food etc. As to design well, I prefer the more classic looks of the old VISTAFJORD. Incidentally I also was on a cruise on the MSC SPLENDIDA during 13 to 20 October 2010. Regular maintenance work was done on the the FANTASIA. As to if the SPLENDIDA will follow ,I don't know, it is a possibility as the No.6 dock can accommodate her "splendidly" Regards.
Clive Harvey on Nov 25, 2013 20:24 (5 years ago)
Those balcony cabins, midships and immediately below what I take to be the lido deck, must be awfully gloomy and almost always in shadow with that overhanging deck above.
Søren Rasmussen on Nov 25, 2013 19:56 (5 years ago)
Great shot, Emmanuel!

She and her sisters has some of my favourite cruise ship designs in the modern fleets.
I had the joy of spending a week on board MSC Splendida in the Western Mediterranean Sea, and I simply just loved her! My point: Great ship! ;-)

Do You know what they did to her? And if they're going to do the same to MSC Splendida?

Well, thanks for sharing another wonder ;-)

Best regards,
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