MSC Sinfonia enters dry dock

MSC Sinfonia enters dry dock

MSC Cruises has started its extensive renovation of MSC Sinfonia, the second Lirica-class ship to undergo work as part of the company’s Renaissance programme.

The project has already been completed on Sinfonia’s sister ship, MSC Armonia, which returned to service on November 17, 2014.

Work will take place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily and eventually be rolled out across all four Lirica-class ships.

Sinfonia will undergo a 10-week refit that will see the hull bisected and drawn apart. A 24-metre section will then be inserted into the vessel, adding an extra 193 cabins. The work will also include refitting much of the ship’s interior as well as adding a Lego kids’ clubs area.

MSC Cruises executive director UK and Ireland Giles Hawke said: “Everyone at MSC Cruises loves our partnerships with Lego and Chicco – they are two fantastic internationally-renowned brands. It is great news that we are giving families even more opportunity to enjoy these facilities by adding them to MSC Sinfonia.”

The remainder of the €200 million Renaissance project will include:

  • MSC Opera: May 2 to July 4, 2015
  • MSC Lirica: August 31 to November 2, 2015

MSC Cruises currently carries around 40,000 guests per day, but by 2022 will double its capacity to 80,000 guests a day.


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