travel42 Cruise Ship Review: MSC Cruises MSC Armonia

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Introduction and History

Built in France for Festival Cruises in 2001, this nine-deck cruise liner was originally called the European Vision.

MSC Cruises is a subsidiary of parent company Mediterranean Shipping Co., based in Geneva, Switzerland, and operating one of the world's largest container fleets. The cruise side began in the late 1980s, when MSC bought out Star Lauro and took on second-hand ships. After a slow start at the lower end of the cruise market, the line has...

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OCG Class
Mainstream
MSC Armonia
Year Built2001
Year Last Refurbished2014
Capacity2,579 passengers
Decks12
Tonnage65,542
RegistryPanama