MS Marina docked in Sète, October 2015
|Port of registry:||Majuro, Marshall Islands|
|Builder:||Fincantieri Sestri Ponente|
|Laid down:||10 March 2009|
|Launched:||4 April 2010|
|Completed:||September 2010 (planned)|
|Maiden voyage:||22 January 2011|
|Status:||In Active Status as of 2011|
|Class and type:||Oceania-class cruise ship|
|Length:||782 ft (238.35 m)|
|Beam:||105 ft (32.00 m)|
|Draught:||24 ft (7.32 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 controllable pitch propellers|
|Speed:||20-knot (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Capacity:||1,252 passengers (double occupancy)|
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, the option for the third ship was declined. The ship was named in Miami by Mary Hart on February 5, 2011.
Concept and Construction
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. The Marina is a mid-sized ship, at 66,000 tons and was designed by the Yran & Storbraaten (Y&S) architectural firm. 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.
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. Marina has a diesel-electric powerplant with a pair of fixed pitch propellers. 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.
In the 626 staterooms, there are:
- 3 Owners Suites
- 6 Vista Suites
- 10 Oceania Suites
- 121 Penthouse Suites
- 440 Veranda Staterooms
- 20 Ocean View Staterooms
- 26 Interior Staterooms
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