Geneva-based MSC Cruises have announced that they will stretch the MSC Magnifica by 75 feet.

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Stretching, is the process whereby a ship is cut into two pieces and a mid-section is inserted in between them. They then weld it all back up, and she sails out of the yard.

Costing $140 million, the project will add an additional 215 cabins, with 92 of them having balconies. There will also be two new restaurants, an enhanced shopping area, and a water par above deck. She’ll also receive some additional machinery below deck.

The Magnifica was built in 2010 and is the last ship, and slightly larger at 95,128gt, in the Musica-class. These are smaller than the Fantasia class but larger than the Lirica-class.