MSC Preziosa is a Fantasia-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She entered service in March 2013. She is an enhanced version of her first two class memberships, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, and is identical to the previous MSC Divina. She debuted on 13 March as the fourth ship in the Fantasia class.[2]

MSC Preziosa was constructed from 2010 to 2013 at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, and was delivered in March 2013, being named MSC Preziosa while under construction in 2012. She has a capacity of 3,502 passengers in 1,310 outside cabins and 327 inside cabins, who are accommodated with a crew complement of 1,370. She was the 13th cruise ship of the MSC Cruises line.

Msc preziosa deck plans, named after precious jewels and gemstones, provide a clue about what to expect. Crystal-studded stairs, opulent public rooms decorated with animal prints, and lavish amounts of shimmering glass mosaics, white marble, and Murano glass may overwhelm traditional cruisers who prefer classic, understated decor.

Although MSC Preziosa‘s surroundings and decor are glitzy and glamorous, Preziosa has a relaxed atmosphere, and passengers can leave the ball gowns and tiaras at home. There are typically two formal nights each week, where men are encouraged to wear tuxedos, dinner jackets, or lounge suits, with evening or cocktail dresses for the ladies.

That said, many people ignored this on our formal evening, and we got the impression that passengers don’t feel as governed by the dress code rules as they do on ships that attract a generally older crowd. Informal nights request a jacket and tie for men and a dress or dress pants for ladies — no jeans. For casual nights, just about anything goes (aside from shorts, which are only allowed in the self-serve buffet restaurant). Daywear is casual, and the daily newsletter advises of the dress code options for each evening.

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FULL SPECIFICATIONS

Name MSC Preziosa
Operator MSC Cruises
Port of registry  Panama
Route Mediterranean
Builder STX France
Cost $550 million
Yard number X32
Launched 2 September 2011
Christened 23 March 2013
In service March 2013
Identification
Status In service
General characteristics
Class and type Fantasia-class cruise ship
Tonnage 139,072 GT[1]
Length 333.33 m (1,093.60 ft)[1]
Beam 37.92 m (124.41 ft)[1]
Height 66.81 m (219.2 ft)
Draft 8.65 m (28.38 ft)[1]
Decks 18 total, 13 passenger decks
Installed power Diesel (40,000kW)
Propulsion Twin propellers
Speed 23.7 knots (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph)[1]
Capacity
  • 3,959 passengers (double)
  • 4,345 passengers (maximum)
Crew 1,370 crew
Notes 17 elevators, post-Panamax
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