Login: Lost Password? SIGN UP
Ship Photo Search
Photo Search - Advanced Search


Full Screen - Add Comment - Bookmark this photo - Edit Info
Get thumbnail code to post in forum, blog or homepage

New! View the summary page for this ship!
Photo Details
Photographer:Roy Batty [View profile]Title:MSC FANTASIAAdded:Apr 23, 2014
Captured:April 23, 2014IMO:9359791Hits:1,449
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 2001-2010
Meeting Aqua Spirit, very near to the volcano of Santorini.
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:
43°2’55.3” N, 6°56’11.35” E
Speed, course (heading):
17.6kts, 229° (229°)
Arrival:18th May 2019
04:10:40 UTC
Last update:
35 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
More Of This Ship
© samtmendher
© samtmendher
© Edson de Lima Lucas
More Of: This Photographer - This Ship - This Ship By This Photographer

Photo Comments (18)

Comments sorting method :
Roy Batty on May 04, 2014 22:15 (5 years ago)
Soren thank you for yhout kind words and your interesting opinions and questions...i ve wondered all these myself too (for example if i m starting acting like alder generations-i m 36 years old-, by rejecting everything new and being bonded to everything old)...but i wanna believe i balance my taste between retro and new, in every genre, from cars and cinema, to ships...ok for the last i m not that sure, lol :p
Søren Rasmussen on May 03, 2014 23:31 (5 years ago)
Oh and Roy - I almost forget to mention it... :-O

This is a another stunning and really awesome shot from you! You are lucky to have this great place for photographing the ships ;-) Good job as always!

Best regards,
Søren Rasmussen on May 03, 2014 23:30 (5 years ago)
Shaun: I'm in the exactly same boat as you - I love her design! ;-) Generally I'm more into the new generation of cruise ships, than I'm into the older and classic ones...
Don't get me wrong though - I think Norwegian EPIC is just as awful to look at as the rest of You!

I guess the matter of taste will be a neverending debate, and I guess we will never agree too. I just know the fact, that the classic curves and lines of the older vessels seems to be gone for good, as they are never being build anymore! They belong to a time that has passed... The demands have changed. The same evolution has happened to the cars...

Actually I think it could be a Little fun to know, if those who likes the older and classic cruise liners also prefer the older and classic cars?

Btw - funny idea with the "Vessel Beauty Awards" :-P
I would love to know who should be in the jury and make the decisions of who the prices goes to :-D Hopefully it will be fair ;-)
Roy Batty on Apr 24, 2014 17:52 (5 years ago)
Thanks Jens!
Shaun, thats a fact, Fantasia is much better looking than Norwegian Tragic...but its stil box-shaped..and all these balconies dont help at all.
SSM2005 on Apr 24, 2014 17:19 (5 years ago)
Decks above the bridge can make or spoil the appearance. Norwegian Epic is completely wrecked by these decks, probably as they are not nice and streamlined. This is probably one of the reasons why MSC Fantasia is fantastic, because of her streamlined upper decks.
Jens Boldt on Apr 24, 2014 17:09 (5 years ago)
Wow, after reading the last three comments I'm feeling younger than ever... damn, where's my teething rattle???

Nice shot, Roy!

Phil English on Apr 24, 2014 15:58 (5 years ago)

I am honoured.
Malim Sahib on Apr 24, 2014 15:45 (5 years ago)
Well if it's acceptable to label those who like their ships to have curves, sheer, tumblehome and otherwise not look like a painted floating brick a "bunch of old duffers", then surely it's acceptable to label those whose heart quickens at the sight of the above vessel as "daft young fools who don't know any better".
Also you don't laundry your clothes in a sink, you do it in a tin bath or basin within the local laundry house (known as a steamie in this part of the world).
Phil English on Apr 24, 2014 15:28 (5 years ago)
They're a bunch of old duffers Shaun. Stuck in a time warp where they go home and sit in front of the wireless whilst their wives do the laundry in the sink and rinse it through the mangle. Personally, I like modern cruise ships, modern cruising and a modern way of life

Of course I love you all really :-)
Roy Batty on Apr 24, 2014 15:11 (5 years ago)
@Shaun Smith Milne: of course its a matter of taste but for many here its a kind of law: too many decks and balconies affect a vessel's the same way that too many extra kgr's affect a persons sex appeal.
SSM2005 on Apr 24, 2014 14:24 (5 years ago)
I love this design of cruise ship. most of you seem to hate it, what is it about her you do not like?
Roy Batty on Apr 24, 2014 09:30 (5 years ago)
Hmmmm hard to tell...I d choose aqua spirit from ferries an a veteran like albatros from cruisers..
Florian 1860 on Apr 24, 2014 09:05 (5 years ago)
I completely agree with you, Roy & Mr.DOT.
F/B AQUA SPIRIT is much "cuter" and also much more beautiful than this monster
If you organize an beauty award in Santorini, I will probably choose F/B ADAMANTIOS KORAIS or F/B AGIOS GEORGIOS (if she comes to Santorini in 2014 [?]) ;-)
James Henton on Apr 24, 2014 08:01 (5 years ago)
Nice idea Roy
Roy Batty on Apr 24, 2014 06:25 (5 years ago)
Maybe we should organize avessel beauty awards ceremony someday!
Mr. DOT on Apr 24, 2014 04:37 (5 years ago)
I guess it's a candidate for 'beauty and the beast' mrdot.
Roy Batty on Apr 23, 2014 19:13 (5 years ago)
Aqua Spirit is 4+ times smaller in length but also 4 times more charming!
Mr. DOT on Apr 23, 2014 17:59 (5 years ago)
what a contrast of vessel types, from your great perch! mrdot.
Please Login to add a comment!

This photo has been shown 1,449 times since it was added to the site.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved View airplanes live at!