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MSC Sinfonia returns to service after lengthening and refit

MSC Sinfonia returns to service after lengthening and refit
MSC Sinfonia left Genoa on Friday to resume service following lengthening and enhancement work at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy.

The vessel entered drydock in January, and returns to duty ten weeks later with renewed amenities and enriched onboard spaces including special kids’ areas equipped with Chicco® and LEGO® products.

MSC Sinfonia is curently on a mini cruise to Ajaccio, Barcelona and Marseille before heading out of Genoa tomorrow for a series of western Mediterranean cruises, with calls in the Canary Islands, Madeira, mainland Spain and Portugal.

On May 6, the ship will leave Genoa for  summer season of weekly cruises in northern Europe including calls in Norway, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg and Tallinn.

MSC Sinfonia is the second MSC Cruises ship to undergo restyling and extension, after sister ship MSC Armonia, which returned to sea in November 2014. In April, MSC Opera will sail to Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo for her 10-week enhancement work, followed by MSC Lirica at the end of August 2015, with a return to sea scheduled for end of June and end of October respectively.

The €200m Renaissance Programme, involves the refit and addition of a 24mtr long mid-section in each of the four ships.