MSC Preziosa

MSC Preziosa in Bergen, Norway; Cruise ship; Fjords cruise

There were a total of 5 cruise ships in Bergen yesterday, and MSC Cruises brought out the big guns.

MSC Preziosa is larger, in terms of gross tonnage, than today's three smallest visitors combined (and it's hardly appropriate to call these ships 'small'). Combine Artania, Balmoral, and Viking Sea, and you still won't surpass the 139,000 gross tonnes of MSC Preziosa.

What's more, MSC Preziosa may be a beast by Bergen standards (only surpassed in size this year by Queen Mary 2 and Britannia) but on the world stage she doesn't even make the top 20.

The fourth and final ship in MSC's Fantasia class, MSC Preziosa has a length of 333m and carries up to 4,345 passengers and a crew of 1,370.

The following photos were taken as she passed under the Askøy bridge during her departure from the city.

MSC Preziosa in Bergen, Norway; Cruise ship; Fjords cruise

MSC Preziosa in Bergen, Norway; Cruise ship; Fjords cruise

MSC Preziosa in Bergen, Norway; Cruise ship; Fjords cruise

MSC Preziosa in Bergen, Norway; Cruise ship; Fjords cruise

MSC Preziosa in Bergen, Norway; Cruise ship; Fjords cruise

MSC Preziosa in Bergen, Norway; Cruise ship; Fjords cruise

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