Today marks the day that MSC officially receives their newest ship the MSC Preziosa. Astute observers will note that this ship was originally called the Phoenicia,  and was to be the first ship for the Libyan government cruise line. Not even joking about that last part.

After the fall of the Libyan Government, the French shipyard foreclosed on her. She was sold to MSC cruises for just above $750 million during Cruise Shipping Miami 2012. Exactly a year ago.