MS Marina

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MS Marina docked at Martinique, December 2011
Career
Name: Marina[1]
Owner: Oceania Cruises[1]
Operator: Oceania Cruises[1]
Port of registry: Majuro,  Marshall Islands
Ordered: 2007
Builder: Fincantieri Sestri Ponente[1]
Yard number: 6194
Laid down: 10 March 2009
Launched: 4 April 2010
Completed: September 2010 (planned)[1]
Maiden voyage: 22 January 2011
Identification: IMO number: 9438066
MMSI number: 538003668 [2]
Status: In Active Status as of 2011
General characteristics
Class & type: Oceania-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 66,000 GT[1]
Length: 782 ft (238.35 m)[1]
Beam: 105 ft (32.00 m)[1]
Draught: 24 ft (7.32 m)[1]
Installed power: diesel-electric[1]
Propulsion: 2 controllable pitch propellers[1]
Speed: 20-knot (37 km/h; 23 mph)[1]
Capacity: 1,252 passengers (double occupancy)[1]
Crew: 780 crew[3]

MS Marina is an Oceania-class cruise ship, which was constructed at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yards in Italy for Oceania Cruises. The Marina is the first in a duo of cruise ships, and was followed by the MS Riviera in May 2012,[1] the option for the third ship was declined.[4] The ship was named in Miami by Mary Hart on February 5, 2011.[5]

Concept and Construction[edit]

The finalization of contract for the construction of Marina and her sister ship, plus an option for a third, was reached on 18 June 2007.[6] The Marina is a mid-sized ship, at 66,000 tons and was designed by the Yran & Storbratten (Y&S) architectural firm.[7] The keel of Marina was laid on 10 March 2009 and included the welding of a U.S. silver dollar coin and a pre-Castro Cuban peso coin in the keel and is believed to bring fortune to the ship, its passengers and crew during their seagoing life.[3]

Features[edit]

Marina has nine dining venues. The Grand Dining Room, more casual Terraces, and poolside Waves Grill are open seating, no-charge and open daily. Four specialty dining restaurants require reservations (typically up to two per stateroom) are available at no added charge: the cruise line's signature Polo Grill, Toscana, the new French Bistro Jacques and the Pan Asian restaurant Red Ginger. Two additional venues are available at an added charge: Privee private dining and La Reserve.[6] Marina has a diesel-electric powerplant with a pair of fixed pitch propellers.[1] The ship's interior is decorated with rich woods, Italian marble, granite, wool carpets and leather. The ship has 626 staterooms and suites, with 90% featuring private verandas.[3]

In the 626 staterooms, there are:

  • 3 Owners Suites[1]
  • 6 Vista Suites[1]
  • 10 Oceania Suites[1]
  • 121 Penthouse Suites[1]
  • 440 Veranda Staterooms[1]
  • 20 Ocean View Staterooms[1]
  • 26 Interior Staterooms[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Oceania commences construction of first Oceania class newbuild "Marina"". Cruise Industry News. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Marina Vessel Info". www.marinetraffic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fincantieri starts construction of Oceania's Marina". Cruise Industry News. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Sloan, Gene (4 November 2010). "Most Popular". USA Today. 
  5. ^ http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/20/2070150/cruise-ships-oceania-marina-is.html
  6. ^ a b "Countdown begins for the debut of the new Oceania class". Cruise Industry News. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Oceania releases first design details of the new Oceania class". Cruise Industry News. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 

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