MSC Cruises oldest fleet member, the MELODY (marketed as MSC MELODY) arrived in Lisbon this morning for another full day call. She was built in La Seine, France for Home Lines in 1982 as their second ATLANTIC, a name changedto STARSHIP ATLANTIC in 1988 following sale to Premier Cruises. She was purchased by Mediterranean Shipping Company in 1997 and renamed MELODY. By then she was MSC Cruises largest and most modern ship, but in the meantime the company built an impressive new fleet and so the MELODY is now the oldest ship in company's cruise service. Photos taken in Lisbon on 6 November 2010.
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