MS Qing

MS Qing Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Qing

Year built1982  /  Age : 36
Flag state Panama
Builder(CNIM) Constructions industrielles de la Mediterranee (Paris, France)
Building costUSD 10 million
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)204 m / 669 ft
Beam (width)27 m / 89 ft
Gross Tonnage35143 gt
Passengers1064 - 1550
Passengers-to-space ratio28
Decks with cabins9
Last RefurbishmentSince 2013 grounded In Goa India
Former namesAtlantic, StarShip Atlantic, Melody, MSC Melody

Review of MS Qing

MS Qing is a cruise ship, previously owned and operated by MSC Cruises. Qing was built as Atlantic for Home Lines by CNIM shipyard in La Seyne, France in 1982. Between 1988 and 1997 the ship sailed as StarShip Atlantic for Premier Cruise Line.

History - construction & ownership

In 1997 the 35,143-ton, 1,250-passenger cruise ship ms Qing entered service for MSC Cruises as Melody. In 2004 she was renamed MSC Melody, and was retired in January 2013.


ms Qing


MS Qing accommodated a maximum of 1,600 passengers in 532 cabins. The convenient and fashionable cabins are large and well-appointed. 

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Boasting the best of advanced facilities, ms Qing provides its cruisers with the opportunity to indulge in a treatment at the beauty salon and spa center or take in the rejuvenating ocean air on the specially-appointed jogging track. The elegant public areas with grand high ceilings lend the cruise ship a sense of openness. The retractable, see-through Magrodome gives the chance to enjoy one of the two pools even when the skies cloud over.

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