MS Marina

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Marina (ship, 2011), Sète 01.jpg
MS Marina docked in Sète, October 2015
Name: Marina
Owner: Oceania Cruises
Port of registry: Majuro,  Marshall Islands
Ordered: 2007
Builder: Fincantieri Sestri Ponente
Yard number: 6194
Laid down: 10 March 2009
Launched: 4 April 2010
Completed: September 2010 (planned)[1]
Maiden voyage: 22 January 2011
Status: In active service as of 2011
General characteristics
Class and type: Oceania-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 66,084 GT
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 knots (37 km/h)[1]
Capacity: 1,250 passengers (double occupancy)
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. Marina is the first in a duo of cruise ships, and was followed by 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 5 February 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] Marina was designed by Norwegian architectural firm Yran & Storbraaten (Y&S).[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, which according to shipbuilding tradition is believed to bring fortune to the ship, its passengers and crew during their seagoing life.[3] Marina has a diesel-electric powerplant with a pair of controllable pitch propellers.[1]

The ship measures 66,084 gross tons and has the capacity for 1,250 passengers at double occupancy.[8]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Oceania commences construction of first Oceania class newbuild "Marina"". Cruise Industry News. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Marina Vessel Info". Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "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. ^ "Oceania names the Marina: Travel Weekly". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  6. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Oceania Cruises' Marina". Oceania Cruises. Retrieved 9 January 2019.


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