MS Marina

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]

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]

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.[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. "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. "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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