A resort ship that accommodates over 1,700 passengers. Guests can dine on fine, authentic Italian-style dishes, and relax with a variety of entertainment options aimed towards both adults and children. The ship provides a glamorous, eye-catching interior, featuring fine woodworks, marble floors, and acres of vibrant fabrics.
Onboard Experiences: MSC are the first line to implement their unique experience system. There are four different 'experiences' to choose from when booking the holiday, each comes with specially designated rooms and benefits.
The options are:
Bella: Experience a dream cruise with the people who know the seas better than anyone. 'Bella' experiences are the great-value way to enjoy the comforts of life onboard an elegant, modern cruise ship. Relax in a well-equipped cabin and savour the wide variety of superb specialities onboard, with the chance to request your preferred dinner sitting. What's more, you can spoil yourself with the delights of a gourmet buffet that's open 20 hours a day. Enjoy Broadway-style entertainment and a packed programme of daily activities organised by our multilingual team of friendly personnel. Take advantage of the pool, cutting-edge panoramic gym and open-air sports facilities to stay in shape and earn MSC Club points, so you can enjoy even more benefits on your next cruise!
Fantastica: Savour the Mediterranean way of life with a cruise dedicated to comfort and flexibility. 'Fantastica' experiences offer all the benefits of 'Bella', plus a variety of extra privileges. Choose from prestigious cabins (including SuperFamily where available) located on the upper decks, with rapid access to lifts and lounges. Make use of the freedom to change your booking details if necessary, including passenger names and departure dates: even cancellation is flexible. Enjoy 24-hour-a-day room service with free delivery and priorit choice of dining times in the gourmet restaurants. Have fun with dedicated activities for children, like foreign language games and Master Chef cooking sessions with our staff all while earning MSC Clup points!
Aurea: Put well-being, pampering and peace of mind at the heart of your cruise. In addition to all the features of 'Bella' and 'Fantastica', the 'Aurea' experiences offer a series of relaxing benefits for body and soul. Embark smoothly with priority boarding then relax in an elegant cabin where you'll find a set of complimentary well-being products and a bathrobe and slippers. Dine at the time of your choice in a reserved area of the restaurant, enjoying unlimited free drinks with every meal. Bask in the exclusivity of a private sun deck (available only for adults) and, best of all, take advantage of a fantastic spa package including a welcome cocktail, Balinese massage, solar shower, private consultation and unrestricted use of the Thermal Area throughout your cruise. Set sail for pure relaxation.
MSC Yacht Club: The epitome of elegance and luxury at sea, MSC Yacht Club offers a cruise experience like no other. Lavishly appointed suites, an exclusive 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge are only the start. All-inclusive à la carte meals served at your preferred time in the private restaurant, unlimited drinks in all MSC Yacht Club areas or from your mini-bar and exclusive access to The One Sun Deck and Top Sail Lounge are just some of the other privileges. So, if you're looking for exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice, the MSC Yacht Club is the ultimate solution.
Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.
Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.
All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.
Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.
In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.
Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.
The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.
Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.
Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.
MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.
For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.
Features a porthole and a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes; air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box. There is a fold-down seat in the shower. The seat is 48cm from the floor. The toilet has support rails fitted.
Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features a bedroom with separate living area with up to four berths. Double bed can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, shampoo & shower gel,TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.
Whilst en route to a number of beautiful destinations around the world, be dazzled by the choice of entertainment options onboard. MSC Opera offers a rich programme of spectacular shows, impressive theatre performances, live music, and dance until dawn nightlife.
MSC offer a rich entertainment programme with music and activities, day and night. There are a wide variety of theatrical performances, from circus shows to opera and international musicals, showing six shows a week with 25 stage artists. A great variety of music is on offer, from live performances to club nights with DJs. Theme days and nights are also hosted on the ship, which include White Parties, beer festivals, MSC Factor, Hollywood Nights and karaoke.
713 seat theatre, and the main show lounge onboard. Offers tiered seating, and features small-scale production shows and cabaret performances.
Full gaming casino which offers roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is open until late at night whilst at sea. Tournaments are regularly held onboard, and there are surprise promotions offered for those who play the slots - the winners are picked at random.
Late-night bar and nightclub with a 450 square foot dance floor.
Show lounge, with piano and bar and 193 square foot dance floor.
The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.
On MSC Opera guests can choose from 8 bars, inspired by different themes and inimitable in their wine and food selection, thus satisfying even the most sophisticated and demanding palates. These include the Caruso Lounge and The Cotton Club Bar.