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MSC Orchestra: A Jewel Rides The Ocean

The second of the ‘Musica-class’ line of cruise ships, MSC Orchestra offers the perfect blend of design, comfort and safety. Airy open spaces and MSC Cruises’ signature Italian style make MSC Orchestra a stylish pioneer for future cruise ship projects and designs. This state-of-the art cruise ship offers luxurious accommodations, most featuring private balconies.

The MSC Orchestra is a shining gem among cruise ships. In an atmosphere of luxury cruising, she boasts 18 decks, the spacious Body and Mind Spa with serene meditation area and a large fitness center overlooking the bow of the ship. You can choose from five restaurants onboard the MSC Orchestra, including authentic Italian cuisine and the sophisticated Shanghai, the only Chinese restaurant at sea. Relax in the exotic animal-print Savannah Bar, sumptuous Purple Bar or enjoy Hollywood-style glamour in the chic Zaffiro Bar. Try your luck at the Palm Beach Casino, dance the night away in the disco or take in a show at the Covent Garden Theatre, with a program packed with entertaining shows with music. Stop by the MSC Orchestra’s Internet Café or take part in a game of tennis or basketball. Relax by the stunning Acapulco pool or the Cala Blanca pool with a massive LED screen for watching movies under the stars.


La Dolce Vita Take full advantage of the luxury of time that comes from cruising. You pack and unpack once. No hassles, no worries. From the moment you wake up, choose however much or little you feel like doing. With a full range of activities for guests of all ages, our cruises are perfect for singles, couples and families.

Bars, Clubs & Lounges

Lounges & Bars
Exotic Drinks and Beer
Bar L'incontro
The Purple Bar
The Savanah Bar
Zaffiro Bar
The Amber Bar
Cigar Bar
La Cubana
Wine Bar
La Cantinella
Pool Bar
Barracuda Bar
El Sombrero
Music & Dancing
Live Music/Dancing
R32 Disco
The Shaker Lounge
Teen Spots
Video Games
  • Table Games and Slot Machines
  • The Card Room
  • Currencies Accepted: U.S. Dollars, Euros, Traveler's Checks, cruise card, and all major credit cards except Discover. For all Europe cruises, the only currency accepted onboard is the Euro.
  • Palm Beach Casino


  • Body and Mind Spa
  • Wide variety of Spa treatments
  • Salon
  • Steam/Sauna room
  • Additional charge for Spa treatments and salon services
  • Relaxing Area
  • Body & Mind Fitness Center
  • State-of-the-art exercise equipment includes: weight machines, free weights, stationary bikes, stair steppers, and treadmills
  • Exercise Classes: Aerobics, Total Body Circuit Training, Yoga  
Sports Deck
  • Jogging Track
  • Shuffle Board
  • Golf Simulator
  • Mini-Golf
  • Tennis Court
  • Cala Blanca Pool Area
  • Whirlpools
  • Acapulco Pool Area
  • Children's Outdoor Pool
  • Cipria Cosmetic Shop
  • MSC Logo Shop
  • Electronics Shop
  • Lo Zaffiro Jewelry
  • Duty free goods include: clothing, cosmetics, perfumes, jewelry, and sundries
  • Photo Gallery


  • Covent Garden Theatre
  • Musicals
  • Stage Shows
  • Flamenco Dancing
  • Magicians and Mimes  
Parties and Theme Nights
  • Captain's Welcome Party
  • Themed parties and events vary with ship and itinerary
  • Events and parties are held on special occasions and vary from ship and itinerary
Music & Dance
  • Live Bands
  • Classical Concerts
  • Karaoke Nights
  • Solo and Duo Vocal performances
  • 40's Dance Music, 50's Rock and Roll
Contests & Tournaments
  • Game Rooms
  • Blackjack and slot machine contests
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Trivia & Quizzes
  • Sports Tournaments, Pool Games
Other Features
  • Library
  • Virtual Games
  • Photo Gallery
  • Mini-golf
  • MSC Business Center with Internet connection
  • Golf Simulator
  • Internet Cafe
  • Wine Tasting workshops
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Gaming lessons
  • Art classes
  • Dance Lessons
  • Wellness Program
  • Classes vary on ship and itinerary
  • Golf lessons
Video Games Arcade
Our video games arcade has a wide range of games for all ages. Teens and adults will enjoy familiar amusements while grownups can challenge themselves on multi-player machines.
Acqua Park
Its 150 fountains provide endless fun during the day and an astonishing spectacle when lit up to music at night.
Onboard MSC Cruises ships sports amenities are equally extensive, with tennis, squash and basketball courts, shuffleboard, a jogging track and four swimming pools, including the amazing mini-golf.
Kid's Pool
Just as adults deserve their own swimming area, so children merit their own fun place for waterplay, too! MSC Fantasia boasts a thrilling waterslide and most of our cruise liner have children?s waterparks with fountains, whirlpools and waterfalls.

Kids, Ages 3-12

Mini Club: Children 3-6 Years Old
On all the ships of the MSC Cruises fleet there is a special area exclusively dedicated to children ? cheerful and colorful. Safe and equipped play areas offer daily entertainment and plenty of space for running, exploring, diving, swimming and, most important of all...playing! The Mini Club is also available during excursions.
Junior Club: Children 7-12 Years Old
Offering dedicated activities, sports, parties, games and shows the Junior Club provides plenty of opportunities for kids to have fun while Mom and Dad relax and vice versa.
Moms will be delighted with our cuisine designed just for kids. There are special menus (Stellar, Polar, Jungle, Farm) designed to keep kids healthy and above all happy, whether they?re eating with their parents or in the care of their club supervisors, without mentioning the thousands of tantalizing pastries and desserts. Plus, if it?s someone?s birthday during the cruise, a fantastic birthday cake will be served at the end of dinner, including the candles!
Younger guests will love MSC Cruises? mascot, Do-Re-Mi. Not only does this smiley character feature on a range of products for children, he also makes live appearances during children?s parties at the pool or in the disco, as well as during boarding and disembarkation.
Teen's Club for Kids over 13 Years of Age
MSC Teen's Club provides specialized entertainers to organize fun activities for teenagers. Treasure hunts and kids? missions, talent shows, the Virtual World Arcade, trivia and dance contests?there?s even a newspaper in which they can write and draw about their preferred activities. There?s so much to do we?re sure they?ll want every day to be twice as long just to fit everything in. The program changes daily to keep it all endlessly entertaining.
Teen Disco
After the day-time fun is finished we get the evening parties going while the Teens Club Live holds events that include music live shows, Hip-Hop, Latin and group dancing, plus much more. There?s even a disco just for teens, a place they can call their own.
Teen's Card
This personalized credit card will provide children aged 12 to 17, with more freedom of movement and allow them to spend small sums on board. These can be used on board like a proper credit card as well as a cruise card. When you board the ship you?ll be given a flyer describing all the benefits and an order form. This way, your Teens? Card will be delivered directly to your cabin.


From breakfast in the morning to the midnight buffet, there are several dining options available on board. Have brunch delivered to the privacy of your stateroom, enjoy a casual outdoor lunch by the pool from the grill or pizzeria and sample a variety of snacks during the afternoon and evening.
L'Ibiscus serves traditional Italian cuisine and other Mediterranean dishes.
  • Seating Times: Breakfast: 7 - 9 AM, Lunch: Noon - 3 PM, Dinner: Early: 7 PM; Late: 9:15 PM.
  • Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), formal attire is appropriate in the restaurant, which includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
  • Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu prices.
  • Reservations required.
Villa Borghese
Villa Borghese offers fine Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant setting.
  • Seating Times: Breakfast: 7 - 9 AM, Lunch: Noon - 3 PM, Dinner: Early: 7 PM; Late: 9:15 PM.
  • Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), formal attire is appropriate in the restaurant, which includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted
  • Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu prices.
  • Reservations required.
Four Seasons
This specialty restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine.
  • Seating Times: Dinner Only: 8 - 10 PM.
  • Dress: We suggest smart casual attire.
  • Costs: Cover charge of $24 per person.
  • Reservations required.
Shanghai Chinese
Shanghai Chinese offers scrumptious a la carte Chinese fare.
  • Seating Times: Only open for dinner. Check onboard for operating hours.
  • Dress: We suggest smart casual attire.
  • Costs: A nominal fee of $20 applies per dinning guest.
  • Reservations are required
La Piazetta
Buffet-style cuisine at this causal cafeteria includes an omelet station, a sandwich bar, and a grill for hamburgers, hotdogs, and other fare.
  • Seating Times: Breakfast: 7 - 10 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2 PM.
  • Dress: We suggest casual attire.
  • Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu prices.
  • No reservations required.
Room Service
The ship offers 24 hour room service with continental selections for breakfast, and soups, salads, and light snacks for lunch and dinner.
  • Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
  • Dress: Always Casual.
  • Costs: No additional charges for breakfast & non-alcoholic beverage orders. A nominal fee of $2.50 at other times. Alcoholic beverages are additional costs.
  • No reservations required

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