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7

Nights

Piraeus, Rhodes, Kos Island, Bodrum, Bari, Piraeus

21st July 2025

MSC Sinfonia

Prices From £ 891 pp

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Piraeus, Rhodes, Kos Island, Bodrum, Bari, Piraeus

21st July 2025
7 nights
Sail From: Piraeus

Even before MSC Sinfonia sets sail, stepping on board is like embarking on a voyage of discovery. With its impressive array of new features and facilities, the ship is now even better equipped to satisfy every need.

We’ve added spacious new cabins with balconies to delight our guests with superb panoramic views.

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Take the hassle out of your holiday search and let our knowledgeable cruise agents find you the perfect cruise by phone! Call 02380 658 386

Take the hassle out of your holiday search and let our knowledgeable cruise agents find you the perfect cruise by phone! Call 02380 658 386

Unbeatable value! Reduced prices and exclusive deals on select cruises. Add drinks from £35/person/night. Gratuities included as standard with MSC Cruises.

Your Itinerary

  • Date
     
    Port
    Arrive
    Depart
  • 21/07/2025
    Piraeus
    18:00
  • 22/07/2025
    Rhodes
    10:00
    22:00
  • 23/07/2025
    Kos
    08:00
    19:00
  • 24/07/2025
    Bodrum
    07:00
    17:00
  • 25/07/2025
    At Sea
  • 26/07/2025
    Bari
    07:00
    19:00
  • 27/07/2025
    At Sea
  • 28/07/2025
    Piraeus
    07:00
  • MSC Sinfonia

    MSC Sinfonia

Extras / What's Included?

Amazing Value!!

We've slashed prices and have limited-time exclusive deals on select cruise departures. Don't miss out!
Want to include drinks? From just £35 per person per night you can enjoy a huge range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic tipples!
AND... Gratuities are included as standard with MSC Cruises! That’s a huge saving from the moment that you book.

Cabins & Prices

Ship Features

accommodation

Suite

  • Surface approx. 22 sqm, balcony approx 5 sqm, deck 10-12
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

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Balcony

  • Surface approx. 13 sqm, balcony approx 3-4 sqm, deck 9-10
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

The image is representative only

Ocean View

  • Surface approx 12-22 sqm.
  • Window with sea view
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Choose the cabin type that best suits you: Premium Ocean view (surface approx 22 sqm, deck 9) Junior Ocean view (surface approx 13 sqm, deck 7-10) Junior Ocean View with obstructed view (surface approx 12-13 sqm, deck 7)

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

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Interior

  • Surface approx. 13 sqm, deck 7-10
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)*
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

*Cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility have only single beds.

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

The image is representative only

deck plans

Deck 13 – Sun Deck

Deck 12 – Bizet

Deck 11 – Debussy

Deck 10 – Sibelius

Deck 9 – Tchaikovsky

Deck 8 – Bach

Deck 7 – Brahms

Deck 6 – Mozart

Deck 5 – Beethoven

dining

II Galeone

Located on Deck 5.

II Covo Restaurant

Located on Deck 6.

Caffè del Mare Hamburger Paradise

Located on Deck 11.

Caffè del Mare Pizza & Pasta

Located on Deck 11.

La Terrazza

Located on Deck 11.

Gelateria Italia

Located on Deck 11.

entertainment

Teatro Dell’Opera

You’d normally have to travel to New York to see top-end shows, but thanks to our Broadway-style theatres you can enjoy superlative entertainment with an international line-up of artists without having to leave the ship. Take your pick from a fabulous programme, there’s sure to be a show you love.

San Remo Casino

Our casinos are elegantly designed, featuring games for all types of players. You’ll be able to try your hand at Roulette or Blackjack, challenge yourself at one of our Poker tables, or choose among a variety of slot machines.

Byblos Discoteca

Late-night bar and nightclub with a 450 square foot dance floor.

Piano Bar & Lounge

Show lounge, with piano and bar and 193 square foot dance floor.

The Card Room

The ship’s card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Vitamin Bar

Located on Deck 11.

Shelagh’s House Irish Pub

Located on Deck 5.

Sinfonia Lounge & Library

Located on Deck 6.

Capri Sun

Located on Deck 11.

Cafè Le Baroque

Located on Deck 6.

Bar del Mare

Located on Deck 11.

Manhattan Bar

Located on Deck 5.

Ambassador Cigar Room

Located on Deck 5.

Le Piscine Pool

Located on Deck 11.

Virtual Arcade

Located on Deck 6.

Mini Mall

Jewellery Shop

Photo Shop

Smile! Our professional team of photographers constantly roam the ship, capturing wonderful memories every day. Be sure to stroll through the Photo Gallery daily, so you don’t miss one of their great shots of you and your loved ones enjoying your cruise.

Duty Free

Reception – Guest Services

Located on Deck 5.

Pasha Club Disco

Located on Deck 12.

White Party

It’s all white for a night with dazzling décor and costumes to suit the theme, plus a special performance starring our theatre cast.

Sailaway Party

A start-of-the-cruise event celebrating the ship’s departure, led by the Entertainment Team and Dancers in a spectacular Costume Parade.

Beer Festival

Fun-packed festive celebrations with a Bavarian flair – decorations, costumes, games, music and of course beer. There’s even a Master of Beer competition and a 6-metre-tall inflatable beer mug.

Master Chef

The world’s best-loved food show awaits you on the MSC Cruises fleet! Experience the adrenaline-fuelled creativity of an extraordinary on-board cooking competition for adults and junior guests.

MSC Factor

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a star in our on-board talent competition, The MSC Factor? Then come and showcase what you can do in the most exciting talent show at sea. Whatever your specific talent may be, don’t be shy – come and show the world what it’s been missing.

Photo Portrait

A dedicated Studio Photographer will provide you with a unique photo opportunity to capture the special moments of your cruise. During a private consultation you will be presented with the best locations around the ship so you can choose where your photoshoot will take place. Every photo will be taken with top of the line equipment by our highly-skilled, studio photographer using creative lighting techniques. Pictures will be re-touched and edited, and printed on premium photo paper. After your session choose from our different packages and take home lasting memories.

health & fitness

Top 13 Exclusive Solarium

Exclusively for adults, this calm, quiet and peaceful retreat can be found on the Sun Deck.

Shuffleboard

215 square foot court. Located on Deck Twelve.

Minigolf

Located on Deck Thirteen.

MSC Aurea Spa

MSC Aurea Spa boasts an exotic interior of natural stone, precious woods and rich mosaics, and is equipped with specific and massage treatment suites. Being pampered by a traditional Balinese Massage is a truly unique experience. Thanks to a blend of scented essences and aromatic oils, your body is enveloped in an endlessly peaceful and relaxing aura. 

Gym by TechnoGym®

Fitted with authentic TechnoGym® equipment and featuring panoramic ocean views, the on-board Gym is the place to be for all those who take their fitness regime seriously. Hone your physique with a full set of TechnoGym® apparatus every day of your cruise to look better than ever before.

Sports Court

Located on Deck 13.

Power Walking Track

Enjoying time off on your cruise doesn’t need to mean letting your fitness routine slide, so gear up and rendezvous with the power walking and jogging track on deck to get your daily exercise fix while also savouring outstanding ocean views.

Basketball

Come to the outdoor Basketball court at the Sport Center for a chance to hang out with friends, have fun shooting hoops and enjoy a full-body workout at the same time. You may not make the latest line-up of the Harlem Globetrotters, but you’re sure to have a great time.

Tennis Court

Anyone for tennis? Play to your heart’s content at the outdoor tennis court of our on-board Sport Center. Tennis is ideal for getting some healthy activity, honing your hand-to-eye coordination and having loads of fun. Game, set and match to you.

Volleyball

Fast-paced, energetic and a ton of fun to play, volleyball is one of the world’s most popular team sports and one you can enjoy at the outdoor volleyball court at the on-board Sport Center. Burn some calories and get a thorough cardio-vascular workout while you land a kill and beat the opposing team.

Five-a-side Football

Fancy a game of footy? Your wish can be granted at the outdoor five-a-side football pitch at the Sport Center. Team up with some friends or family and play a match against another on-board team. A great way to have fun, get active and turn strangers into friends.

Medi Spa Center

Relaxing on one of our ships will do wonders for you, but we also have a few secrets on board to help you look and feel even better. Make the most of our range of safe and effective Anti-Ageing treatments and return from your cruise visibly rejuvenated.

Thermal Area

Get a lasting sensation of absolute wellbeing that will accompany you well beyond your cruise. All our ships are equipped with a Thermal Area where you can enjoy a soothing sauna, a relaxing steam or an invigorating whirlpool bath.

Beauty Salon

You can enjoy the expertise of highly specialised staff in aesthetic treatments to offer you excellent results and improve the relaxing effects of your cruise. Customize your cruise with the best treatments for your body. Unwind and feel fantastic! 

Hair Salon

Refresh your look with a new hairstyle! There are different packages which include a personalised shampoo & conditioning mask, a haircut and a single process colour treatment. Leave the salon styled and ready for a great evening onboard.

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Bike Tours

One of the best ways to explore a city is from the seat of a bicycle. Hit the road on your next MSC Cruise on a MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS experience.

See, hear, smell and feel the destination like never before. You’re guaranteed to leave with a deeper connection.

Sustainable Shore Excursions: MSC Protectours

What are Protectours

We are committed to preserving a beautiful world for future generations to enjoy. By focusing on environmental sustainability, PROTECTOURS contribute to that vital goal. 70% of the tours involve activities with zero environmental impact – like walking, cycling, or kayaking – while others make a direct contribution to the environment, for example, tree planting or beach cleaning. So, you can enjoy original insights into the natural world while preserving its beauty and helping to ensure a greener future!

A world of amazing experiences

PROTECTOURS offer you unforgettable experiences in close contact with nature and communities in a variety of environments around the world. Local guides, with an expertise in wildlife or traditions, will help you save baby sea turtles in the Caribbean, clean the desert in Abu Dhabi, explore Iceland by horseback, or immerse yourself in Corfu’s beautiful countryside and the magical world of bees.

MSC Cruises and the environment

Our love and respect for the marine environment are reflected in our certified eco-ships, with their innovative systems for energy saving, waste treatment and recycling. Naturally, our commitment to the environments extends to our onshore activities too. PROTECTOURS is not only a way to offer our guests a variety of eco-friendly shore excursions, but also a means of encouraging our onshore partners to develop tours that pay ever more attention to environmental sustainability. Just one example is that no single-use plastic or other items are accepted on these tours.

MSC Family Explorer Club

MSC Family Explorer Club

Explore the destination together on a fun filled family adventure, inspired by history and designed to cover all the highlights.

Family friendly programming

Tours typically start later in the morning, are shorter in duration and are accompanied by expert guides and story tellers

Tours that the whole family can enjoy

Each experience is developed to keep both children entertained while also providing an enriching and educational experience for adults

Family-Friendly Prices 50% off

Children tickets are always half-price

Peace of Mind

When you choose an MSC Family Explorer Club you can relax in the knowledge that all our tours are operated by carefully selected partners who can easily make contact with your ship throughout the day.

Easy & Accessible Excursions

Explore each destination at your own pace

Our Easy & Accessible Tours make exploring comfortable for everyone!

These tours allow slow walkers, wheelchair, scooter users and any guests that like to leisurely explore, to visit the best each destination has to offer on easy tours created just for them. Through specifically selected itineraries and specially designed tours, guests will be able to enjoy step free routes at their own pace, experiencing the wonders of our destinations in total comfort. Special needs vehicles will be available to accommodate small groups, and tours itineraries will always include access to special needs restrooms.

Please note that vehicles and their wheelchair & scooter requirements (width, height, weight) vary from tour to tour so make sure to carefully check the specific requirements within each tour description.

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Disabled Facilities & Special Needs

Cabin Facilities

Accessible cabins, fitted out especially for guests with disabilities and/or reduced mobility, are available on every ship in the fleet. Guests requiring an accessible cabin can request it at the time of booking.

The accessible cabins are larger and offer more space for movement than regular cabins, and come with extra facilities and equipment to meet special needs.

Reduced Mobility

All decks, public areas and tenders are designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility. There might be ports or tender services you may not access with a mobility device as we cannot lift it. In addition, there are varying numbers of specially fitted-out cabins available on each ship in the fleet. For safety reasons, guests requiring assistance may be requested to travel with a carer, depending on the specific route.

Wheelchairs are available on board our ships, for the use of guests during embarkation and disembarkation only, or in case of emergency. Guests that require constant use of a wheelchair or any other form of support must bring their own equipment with them. It is the responsibility of the guest to check with the relevant producers/suppliers that this equipment is safe to take on board and use on a cruise ship, and to organise both its delivery to the departure terminal in good time for embarkation, and its collection at the end of the cruise.

For detailed information on the ports of call and excursions suitable for passengers who experience mobility problems, read the relevant pages in this section, and once on board check the accuracy of the information provided.

Hearing Impairments

For safety reasons, guests with hearing disabilities must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, only if they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit, available in limited numbers on all ships, includes light and vibrating devices, a text phone and an analogue alarm clock.

Furthermore, wireless amplifiers and indicator lights are available in the theatre and other rooms. Indicator lights are also available in the lifts.

Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs have normal access to all on-board services and facilities. Although the entertainment staff do not offer a childcare service, they are trained to provide a wide range of entertainment aimed specifically at children.

All children, including those with special needs, are assigned to a certain entertainment area depending on their age. If necessary, children or young people with special needs can be placed with a lower age group (with the agreement of their parents), or they can take part in specific activities, together with their parents if required.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment on board may not be technically adequate to deal with a birth or pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, we cannot admit women on board who will have reached or exceeded their twenty-fourth week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise. Regardless of the stage of pregnancy, a doctor should be consulted before setting off on a cruise to evaluate whether the guest is fit to travel.

Special Dietary Requirements

Guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs Form, and, once on board, to confirm their needs at the Reception – Guest Service and/or with the Maître d’Hôtel. If informed in advance, on-board staff will be happy to assist guests in choosing dishes that do not contain foods or ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction.

MSC Cruises has obtained a certification from Bureau Veritas to provide gluten-free menus worldwide (food code: < 20 ppm*) in the main restaurants of MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Magnifica, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra and MSC Musica. All gluten-free recipes are prepared by skilled personnel in dedicated kitchens on board, using products stored in special areas in accordance with the “Cruises Project” of the Associazione Italiana Celiachia (Italian Coeliac Association) with which MSC works closely for the above ships, cruising in the Mediterranean and in Northern Europe. On MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica guests can find only pre-packaged gluten-free snacks such as, biscuits, croissants, sponge cakes and muffins.

Once MSC Grandiosa and MSC Bellissima are launched, we will complete the certification process with Bureau Veritas that will allow us to offer gluten-free menus on these ships as well. The process is expected to be completed within 1 month after the launch of the ships, so please check availability of gluten-free menus at time of booking.

For any other requirements not expressly mentioned in this section, please get in touch with your travel agent.

*MSC gluten free menus are suitable for gluten intolerance, but not in case of gluten allergy.

Dress Code

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.

Smoking Policy

In line with global standards, smoking areas on board are fewer than non-smoking areas and are indicated by signage and ashtrays.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in cabins, on cabin balconies and anywhere not expressly indicated by signage and ashtrays.

The Company reserves the right to levy a fee should passengers be found smoking in non-designated areas of the vessel. Repeatedly smoking in non-smoking areas can ultimately lead to disembarkation.

We remind you that throwing cigarette butts or anything else overboard at sea is strictly prohibited as it may seriously put in danger safety at sea.

Medical Facilities

All MSC cruise ships have a well-equipped Medical Centre, supervised by a ship’s doctor and other medical personnel. The Medical Centre is open at the times advertised in the ship’s Daily Programme. Emergency services are available round the clock by calling the Medical Emergency number. Excluding emergencies, medical services carry a fee and prices are available on board. Guests who incur medical expenses during their cruise can ask their insurance company for reimbursement once ashore.

Dialysis

Guests undergoing peritoneal dialysis treatment can travel as normal, bringing with them all medicines and equipment that may be required during the cruise. The relevant medical treatment is available through the on-board medical facilities.

Equipment and machinery for haemodialysis treatment will only be carried on board by specialized independent companies on certain routes. For further information on this service, please contact your travel agent.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available on board all of our ships.

Service Animals

Suitably trained and certified guide dogs are allowed on board all ships, assuming that they are in a good state of health and possess all necessary documents for entering the foreign countries visited during the cruise.

The guest will be informed in advance about the accommodation made for the animal, the facilities available (if required) and the embarking and disembarking procedure.

The guest is personally responsible (with the aid of the carer if applicable) for the custody, feeding and general care of the animal during the whole stay on board.

Onboard Language

The company uses six main languages for its communications: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The order in which these languages appear is determined exclusively by the number of guests in each language group as a proportion of our total guests. The cabin information booklet and other printed material used on board are available in different versions for each of the six languages listed above. The order of the languages used in our menus changes depending on the area of the world in which each ship is located.

Charting a Sustainable Future

For us sustainability means protecting the environment, supporting the people who work with us and choose to travel with us, as well as the communities and places that we visit and do business with.

Our sustainability programme is organised around four key pillars: Planet, People, Place and Procurement. This translates into a drive to continuously improve our fleet’s environmental performance; caring for all employees and promoting diversity and inclusion; working to ensure that our impact on the coastal communities that we reach remains positive; and responsibly sourcing the products and services that we purchase.

Sustainability it also means putting the safety of our crew and guests at the center of everything. In 2020, due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic we had to halt all our operations and repatriate thousands of guests and crew home in a matter of days. Furthermore we had to secure our business, adapt our operations and prepare for a safe return of guests thanks to an industry-leading Health & Safety protocol.

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Other Details

Adults Only: Kids allowed

Childrens Facilities: Available

Nursery: Nursery

Smoking: Some

Celebrity Ties:

Gratuities: SERVICE CHARGES / GRATUITIES Service Charge / Gratuities are included in the cruise fare. Tips MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

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Suite

  • Surface approx. 22 sqm, balcony approx 5 sqm, deck 10-12
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

The image is representative only

Balcony

  • Surface approx. 13 sqm, balcony approx 3-4 sqm, deck 9-10
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

The image is representative only

Ocean View

  • Surface approx 12-22 sqm.
  • Window with sea view
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Choose the cabin type that best suits you: Premium Ocean view (surface approx 22 sqm, deck 9) Junior Ocean view (surface approx 13 sqm, deck 7-10) Junior Ocean View with obstructed view (surface approx 12-13 sqm, deck 7)

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

The image is representative only

Interior

  • Surface approx. 13 sqm, deck 7-10
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)*
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

*Cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility have only single beds.

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

The image is representative only

Deck 13 – Sun Deck

Deck 12 – Bizet

Deck 11 – Debussy

Deck 10 – Sibelius

Deck 9 – Tchaikovsky

Deck 8 – Bach

Deck 7 – Brahms

Deck 6 – Mozart

Deck 5 – Beethoven

II Galeone

Located on Deck 5.

II Covo Restaurant

Located on Deck 6.

Caffè del Mare Hamburger Paradise

Located on Deck 11.

Caffè del Mare Pizza & Pasta

Located on Deck 11.

La Terrazza

Located on Deck 11.

Gelateria Italia

Located on Deck 11.

Teatro Dell’Opera

You’d normally have to travel to New York to see top-end shows, but thanks to our Broadway-style theatres you can enjoy superlative entertainment with an international line-up of artists without having to leave the ship. Take your pick from a fabulous programme, there’s sure to be a show you love.

San Remo Casino

Our casinos are elegantly designed, featuring games for all types of players. You’ll be able to try your hand at Roulette or Blackjack, challenge yourself at one of our Poker tables, or choose among a variety of slot machines.

Byblos Discoteca

Late-night bar and nightclub with a 450 square foot dance floor.

Piano Bar & Lounge

Show lounge, with piano and bar and 193 square foot dance floor.

The Card Room

The ship’s card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Vitamin Bar

Located on Deck 11.

Shelagh’s House Irish Pub

Located on Deck 5.

Sinfonia Lounge & Library

Located on Deck 6.

Capri Sun

Located on Deck 11.

Cafè Le Baroque

Located on Deck 6.

Bar del Mare

Located on Deck 11.

Manhattan Bar

Located on Deck 5.

Ambassador Cigar Room

Located on Deck 5.

Le Piscine Pool

Located on Deck 11.

Virtual Arcade

Located on Deck 6.

Mini Mall

Jewellery Shop

Photo Shop

Smile! Our professional team of photographers constantly roam the ship, capturing wonderful memories every day. Be sure to stroll through the Photo Gallery daily, so you don’t miss one of their great shots of you and your loved ones enjoying your cruise.

Duty Free

Reception – Guest Services

Located on Deck 5.

Pasha Club Disco

Located on Deck 12.

White Party

It’s all white for a night with dazzling décor and costumes to suit the theme, plus a special performance starring our theatre cast.

Sailaway Party

A start-of-the-cruise event celebrating the ship’s departure, led by the Entertainment Team and Dancers in a spectacular Costume Parade.

Beer Festival

Fun-packed festive celebrations with a Bavarian flair – decorations, costumes, games, music and of course beer. There’s even a Master of Beer competition and a 6-metre-tall inflatable beer mug.

Master Chef

The world’s best-loved food show awaits you on the MSC Cruises fleet! Experience the adrenaline-fuelled creativity of an extraordinary on-board cooking competition for adults and junior guests.

MSC Factor

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a star in our on-board talent competition, The MSC Factor? Then come and showcase what you can do in the most exciting talent show at sea. Whatever your specific talent may be, don’t be shy – come and show the world what it’s been missing.

Photo Portrait

A dedicated Studio Photographer will provide you with a unique photo opportunity to capture the special moments of your cruise. During a private consultation you will be presented with the best locations around the ship so you can choose where your photoshoot will take place. Every photo will be taken with top of the line equipment by our highly-skilled, studio photographer using creative lighting techniques. Pictures will be re-touched and edited, and printed on premium photo paper. After your session choose from our different packages and take home lasting memories.

Top 13 Exclusive Solarium

Exclusively for adults, this calm, quiet and peaceful retreat can be found on the Sun Deck.

Shuffleboard

215 square foot court. Located on Deck Twelve.

Minigolf

Located on Deck Thirteen.

MSC Aurea Spa

MSC Aurea Spa boasts an exotic interior of natural stone, precious woods and rich mosaics, and is equipped with specific and massage treatment suites. Being pampered by a traditional Balinese Massage is a truly unique experience. Thanks to a blend of scented essences and aromatic oils, your body is enveloped in an endlessly peaceful and relaxing aura. 

Gym by TechnoGym®

Fitted with authentic TechnoGym® equipment and featuring panoramic ocean views, the on-board Gym is the place to be for all those who take their fitness regime seriously. Hone your physique with a full set of TechnoGym® apparatus every day of your cruise to look better than ever before.

Sports Court

Located on Deck 13.

Power Walking Track

Enjoying time off on your cruise doesn’t need to mean letting your fitness routine slide, so gear up and rendezvous with the power walking and jogging track on deck to get your daily exercise fix while also savouring outstanding ocean views.

Basketball

Come to the outdoor Basketball court at the Sport Center for a chance to hang out with friends, have fun shooting hoops and enjoy a full-body workout at the same time. You may not make the latest line-up of the Harlem Globetrotters, but you’re sure to have a great time.

Tennis Court

Anyone for tennis? Play to your heart’s content at the outdoor tennis court of our on-board Sport Center. Tennis is ideal for getting some healthy activity, honing your hand-to-eye coordination and having loads of fun. Game, set and match to you.

Volleyball

Fast-paced, energetic and a ton of fun to play, volleyball is one of the world’s most popular team sports and one you can enjoy at the outdoor volleyball court at the on-board Sport Center. Burn some calories and get a thorough cardio-vascular workout while you land a kill and beat the opposing team.

Five-a-side Football

Fancy a game of footy? Your wish can be granted at the outdoor five-a-side football pitch at the Sport Center. Team up with some friends or family and play a match against another on-board team. A great way to have fun, get active and turn strangers into friends.

Medi Spa Center

Relaxing on one of our ships will do wonders for you, but we also have a few secrets on board to help you look and feel even better. Make the most of our range of safe and effective Anti-Ageing treatments and return from your cruise visibly rejuvenated.

Thermal Area

Get a lasting sensation of absolute wellbeing that will accompany you well beyond your cruise. All our ships are equipped with a Thermal Area where you can enjoy a soothing sauna, a relaxing steam or an invigorating whirlpool bath.

Beauty Salon

You can enjoy the expertise of highly specialised staff in aesthetic treatments to offer you excellent results and improve the relaxing effects of your cruise. Customize your cruise with the best treatments for your body. Unwind and feel fantastic! 

Hair Salon

Refresh your look with a new hairstyle! There are different packages which include a personalised shampoo & conditioning mask, a haircut and a single process colour treatment. Leave the salon styled and ready for a great evening onboard.

Bike Tours

One of the best ways to explore a city is from the seat of a bicycle. Hit the road on your next MSC Cruise on a MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS experience.

See, hear, smell and feel the destination like never before. You’re guaranteed to leave with a deeper connection.

Sustainable Shore Excursions: MSC Protectours

What are Protectours

We are committed to preserving a beautiful world for future generations to enjoy. By focusing on environmental sustainability, PROTECTOURS contribute to that vital goal. 70% of the tours involve activities with zero environmental impact – like walking, cycling, or kayaking – while others make a direct contribution to the environment, for example, tree planting or beach cleaning. So, you can enjoy original insights into the natural world while preserving its beauty and helping to ensure a greener future!

A world of amazing experiences

PROTECTOURS offer you unforgettable experiences in close contact with nature and communities in a variety of environments around the world. Local guides, with an expertise in wildlife or traditions, will help you save baby sea turtles in the Caribbean, clean the desert in Abu Dhabi, explore Iceland by horseback, or immerse yourself in Corfu’s beautiful countryside and the magical world of bees.

MSC Cruises and the environment

Our love and respect for the marine environment are reflected in our certified eco-ships, with their innovative systems for energy saving, waste treatment and recycling. Naturally, our commitment to the environments extends to our onshore activities too. PROTECTOURS is not only a way to offer our guests a variety of eco-friendly shore excursions, but also a means of encouraging our onshore partners to develop tours that pay ever more attention to environmental sustainability. Just one example is that no single-use plastic or other items are accepted on these tours.

MSC Family Explorer Club

MSC Family Explorer Club

Explore the destination together on a fun filled family adventure, inspired by history and designed to cover all the highlights.

Family friendly programming

Tours typically start later in the morning, are shorter in duration and are accompanied by expert guides and story tellers

Tours that the whole family can enjoy

Each experience is developed to keep both children entertained while also providing an enriching and educational experience for adults

Family-Friendly Prices 50% off

Children tickets are always half-price

Peace of Mind

When you choose an MSC Family Explorer Club you can relax in the knowledge that all our tours are operated by carefully selected partners who can easily make contact with your ship throughout the day.

Easy & Accessible Excursions

Explore each destination at your own pace

Our Easy & Accessible Tours make exploring comfortable for everyone!

These tours allow slow walkers, wheelchair, scooter users and any guests that like to leisurely explore, to visit the best each destination has to offer on easy tours created just for them. Through specifically selected itineraries and specially designed tours, guests will be able to enjoy step free routes at their own pace, experiencing the wonders of our destinations in total comfort. Special needs vehicles will be available to accommodate small groups, and tours itineraries will always include access to special needs restrooms.

Please note that vehicles and their wheelchair & scooter requirements (width, height, weight) vary from tour to tour so make sure to carefully check the specific requirements within each tour description.

Disabled Facilities & Special Needs

Cabin Facilities

Accessible cabins, fitted out especially for guests with disabilities and/or reduced mobility, are available on every ship in the fleet. Guests requiring an accessible cabin can request it at the time of booking.

The accessible cabins are larger and offer more space for movement than regular cabins, and come with extra facilities and equipment to meet special needs.

Reduced Mobility

All decks, public areas and tenders are designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility. There might be ports or tender services you may not access with a mobility device as we cannot lift it. In addition, there are varying numbers of specially fitted-out cabins available on each ship in the fleet. For safety reasons, guests requiring assistance may be requested to travel with a carer, depending on the specific route.

Wheelchairs are available on board our ships, for the use of guests during embarkation and disembarkation only, or in case of emergency. Guests that require constant use of a wheelchair or any other form of support must bring their own equipment with them. It is the responsibility of the guest to check with the relevant producers/suppliers that this equipment is safe to take on board and use on a cruise ship, and to organise both its delivery to the departure terminal in good time for embarkation, and its collection at the end of the cruise.

For detailed information on the ports of call and excursions suitable for passengers who experience mobility problems, read the relevant pages in this section, and once on board check the accuracy of the information provided.

Hearing Impairments

For safety reasons, guests with hearing disabilities must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, only if they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit, available in limited numbers on all ships, includes light and vibrating devices, a text phone and an analogue alarm clock.

Furthermore, wireless amplifiers and indicator lights are available in the theatre and other rooms. Indicator lights are also available in the lifts.

Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs have normal access to all on-board services and facilities. Although the entertainment staff do not offer a childcare service, they are trained to provide a wide range of entertainment aimed specifically at children.

All children, including those with special needs, are assigned to a certain entertainment area depending on their age. If necessary, children or young people with special needs can be placed with a lower age group (with the agreement of their parents), or they can take part in specific activities, together with their parents if required.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment on board may not be technically adequate to deal with a birth or pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, we cannot admit women on board who will have reached or exceeded their twenty-fourth week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise. Regardless of the stage of pregnancy, a doctor should be consulted before setting off on a cruise to evaluate whether the guest is fit to travel.

Special Dietary Requirements

Guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs Form, and, once on board, to confirm their needs at the Reception – Guest Service and/or with the Maître d’Hôtel. If informed in advance, on-board staff will be happy to assist guests in choosing dishes that do not contain foods or ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction.

MSC Cruises has obtained a certification from Bureau Veritas to provide gluten-free menus worldwide (food code: < 20 ppm*) in the main restaurants of MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Magnifica, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra and MSC Musica. All gluten-free recipes are prepared by skilled personnel in dedicated kitchens on board, using products stored in special areas in accordance with the “Cruises Project” of the Associazione Italiana Celiachia (Italian Coeliac Association) with which MSC works closely for the above ships, cruising in the Mediterranean and in Northern Europe. On MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica guests can find only pre-packaged gluten-free snacks such as, biscuits, croissants, sponge cakes and muffins.

Once MSC Grandiosa and MSC Bellissima are launched, we will complete the certification process with Bureau Veritas that will allow us to offer gluten-free menus on these ships as well. The process is expected to be completed within 1 month after the launch of the ships, so please check availability of gluten-free menus at time of booking.

For any other requirements not expressly mentioned in this section, please get in touch with your travel agent.

*MSC gluten free menus are suitable for gluten intolerance, but not in case of gluten allergy.

Dress Code

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.

Smoking Policy

In line with global standards, smoking areas on board are fewer than non-smoking areas and are indicated by signage and ashtrays.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in cabins, on cabin balconies and anywhere not expressly indicated by signage and ashtrays.

The Company reserves the right to levy a fee should passengers be found smoking in non-designated areas of the vessel. Repeatedly smoking in non-smoking areas can ultimately lead to disembarkation.

We remind you that throwing cigarette butts or anything else overboard at sea is strictly prohibited as it may seriously put in danger safety at sea.

Medical Facilities

All MSC cruise ships have a well-equipped Medical Centre, supervised by a ship’s doctor and other medical personnel. The Medical Centre is open at the times advertised in the ship’s Daily Programme. Emergency services are available round the clock by calling the Medical Emergency number. Excluding emergencies, medical services carry a fee and prices are available on board. Guests who incur medical expenses during their cruise can ask their insurance company for reimbursement once ashore.

Dialysis

Guests undergoing peritoneal dialysis treatment can travel as normal, bringing with them all medicines and equipment that may be required during the cruise. The relevant medical treatment is available through the on-board medical facilities.

Equipment and machinery for haemodialysis treatment will only be carried on board by specialized independent companies on certain routes. For further information on this service, please contact your travel agent.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available on board all of our ships.

Service Animals

Suitably trained and certified guide dogs are allowed on board all ships, assuming that they are in a good state of health and possess all necessary documents for entering the foreign countries visited during the cruise.

The guest will be informed in advance about the accommodation made for the animal, the facilities available (if required) and the embarking and disembarking procedure.

The guest is personally responsible (with the aid of the carer if applicable) for the custody, feeding and general care of the animal during the whole stay on board.

Onboard Language

The company uses six main languages for its communications: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The order in which these languages appear is determined exclusively by the number of guests in each language group as a proportion of our total guests. The cabin information booklet and other printed material used on board are available in different versions for each of the six languages listed above. The order of the languages used in our menus changes depending on the area of the world in which each ship is located.

Charting a Sustainable Future

For us sustainability means protecting the environment, supporting the people who work with us and choose to travel with us, as well as the communities and places that we visit and do business with.

Our sustainability programme is organised around four key pillars: Planet, People, Place and Procurement. This translates into a drive to continuously improve our fleet’s environmental performance; caring for all employees and promoting diversity and inclusion; working to ensure that our impact on the coastal communities that we reach remains positive; and responsibly sourcing the products and services that we purchase.

Sustainability it also means putting the safety of our crew and guests at the center of everything. In 2020, due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic we had to halt all our operations and repatriate thousands of guests and crew home in a matter of days. Furthermore we had to secure our business, adapt our operations and prepare for a safe return of guests thanks to an industry-leading Health & Safety protocol.

Other Details

Adults Only: Kids allowed

Childrens Facilities: Available

Nursery: Nursery

Smoking: Some

Celebrity Ties:

Gratuities: SERVICE CHARGES / GRATUITIES Service Charge / Gratuities are included in the cruise fare. Tips MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

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