MSC Divina Completes Sea Trials

MSC Divina successfully completed her initial sea trials Tuesday, April 17, 2012, returning to the Louis Joubert dock after three days on the open seas off the coast of Brittany, France. The ship performed to the full satisfaction of the MSC Cruises team. The trials involved approximately 360 people and over 60 separate tests, covering everything from speed and manageability to sound levels and vibration.

Further testing will be performed continuously until the next major event in MSC Divina’s schedule: the flag changing ceremony on May 19 in Saint-Nazaire.

A maiden cruise to Marseille will then bring the new ship to her grand christening on May 26. The evening of entertainment and celebration will be dedicated to the Mediterranean, and will see Italian screen legend Sophia Loren cutting the ribbon as the godmother of the MSC Cruises fleet.

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