MSC Splendida (MSC Cruises)


MSC Spendida is the second of the Fantasia class. She set sail on her maiden voyage on July 4 2009.

MSC Splendida was initially called MSC Serenata but her name was changed during construction when Raphaela Aponte (owner of MSC), in adoration of the new ships plans, decided she needed a name “to reflect the ship’s beauty and elegance.”


MSC Splendida’s horn is well-versed in playing a handful of songs such as We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions by Queen and Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.

She also made a guest appearance in an Indian film, Manmadan Ambu.

Ship info

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Status: In service
Ship size: Large Resort Ship
Ship class: Fantasia
Sister ships: None
Passengers: 4,363
Staterooms: 1,637
Total crew: 1,370
Ship length: 333.3 m
Ship beam: 37.9 m
Ship draft: 66.8 m
Tonnage: 137,936
No. of decks: 14
Elevators: 14
Service speed: 18.0 knots
Onboard currency: Euro
Registry port: Panama (Panama)
IMO number: 9359806
Call sign: 3FZI8

Build details

Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Build date: 2007
Build cost: $550 million USD
Entered service: March 2009


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