Docks to welcome its largest cruise caller yet
Early next Tuesday morning Falmouth’s inner harbour will be ablaze with lights from the cruiseship Marina which will be the largest vessel of her kind to moor at the docks when she berths at 0200 hours.
Owned by Oceania Cruises, Marina is on her Nordic Dreams cruise from Copenhagen to London via southern Norwegian ports with calls at the Shetlands and other ports in Scotland and Ireland. The 66,084-ton Marina, which entered service earlier this year, was built by Fincantieri, in Genoa, Italy, and is classed as a mid-sized luxury cruise ship.
She is larger than the existing Regatta-class ships in the Oceania Cruises fleet, which includes Regatta, Insignia and Nautica.
The 15-deck ship has an overall length of 239 metres, a moulded breadth of 32.2 metres and a draught of 7.3 metres. It has a maximum speed of 20 knots. The ship’s propulsion system generates a total electric power output of 110kW.
Marina has 629 passenger cabins and can accommodate 1,250 guests and 800 crew members.
She and her sister Riviera are, according to Oceania, the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. The Marina features lounges, boutiques, a xasino, pools, entertainment venues and education areas. Bars and lounges include the Martinis, Barista, Grand Bar, Casino Bar, Waves Bar, Marina Lounge, Horizons and La Reserve.
The ship has a large, heated freshwater pool and three whirlpool spas. The library on deck 14 holds more tha 2,000 books and periodicals.
An activities court and fitness track is located on decks 16 and 15, respectively. Other facilities include a boardroom, an internet centre and a fitness centre.The spa has 16 massage and body treatment rooms, a gymnasium, a weight room, a juice bar, locker rooms, a thalassotherapy pool, two whirlpools and a thermal suite.