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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:MSC FANTASIAAdded:Nov 23, 2013
Captured:November 23, 2013IMO:9359791Hits:1,234
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 2001-2010
Leaving harbour after extensive refit at Palumbo 'yard.
thanks to Mario Schembri.
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:
40°5’7.93” N, 2°29’32.83” E
Speed, course (heading):
20.1kts, 204° (207°)
Arrival:18th May 2019
04:10:40 UTC
Last update:
3 minutes 33 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 (8)

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Emmanuel.L on Dec 07, 2013 07:13 (5 years ago)
Hi Phil, I said I reserve my judgement .I did not say the cause of these mishaps was any way due to the design of the ships, I know that safety is first class on the more renowned companies, and I will grab the opportunity to get on a cruise on these companies vessels but certain companies which I will not mention here I will give it a wide berth.Regards and the best of seasons wishes to you Phil.
Phil English on Dec 06, 2013 11:25 (5 years ago)
"Spate of mishaps" Emmanuael?

I guess you're referring to the "Costa Concordia" (human error) and a contained fire on a Carnival ship, which would have spread and destroyed the whole ship had it not been a modern, SOLAS2010 vessel


Emmanuel.L on Dec 06, 2013 11:02 (5 years ago)
Pica,those are my exact opinions.I also did a cruise on one of these modern cruise liners, and yes though I can say from a view of a shipspotter (and an ancient one at that) the old classic ones had a more pleasing design, the modern giants offer the ultimate in comfort etc. As to safety at sea ,after the spate of mishaps on these modern giants I reserve my judgement.Thank you for your comments.
Pica on Dec 06, 2013 08:00 (5 years ago)
it seems a never ending subject: The beauty of the cruise oldies and the new horrible design of the newbuildings.
I ve done quite a few cruises in recent years and I must say
if you sit on your balcony on a floating apt block you dont see her lines but you enjoy there ample offer of entertainment, gyms etc.
As a former seaman almost all my working life I can see the beauty in "classic" cruise vessel like "Ausonia" , "Kungsholm" or others of the same epoca but I also value the progress onboard modern vessel and not only what comfort is concerned but as well as better safety standards.
Hoping not having hurt anybodies shiplover heart I wish the cruise industry and there crews and passengers a good winterseason....
Emmanuel.L on Dec 06, 2013 07:23 (5 years ago)
Hi Captain and me and a lot of shipspotters see it quite defferntly from the thousands of the cruising public,they don't care for the looks of the ship but rather for what she offers in way of comfort ,price etc. So cruising ship companies alas tend to take more of their comments than ours, monetary gain is their aim.And the trend looks that in future it will continue towards these "floating apartments blocks" as Mr.DOT likes to call them.
Captain Ted on Dec 06, 2013 01:04 (5 years ago)
one has to have a lot of FANTASIA to see still a ship
Emmanuel.L on Nov 24, 2013 12:17 (5 years ago)
He... he... I still don't believe Mr.DOT , of you posting a positive (or quasi positive) comment on these floating apartment blocks.Well there is always a first time for everything. Thank you for all the positive remarks towards my posted pics, regards.
Mr. DOT on Nov 23, 2013 23:25 (5 years ago)
a striking pic, of this hugemongous floating apt. block! mrdot.
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