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Armonia

MSC Musica is the magnificent and very modern MSC Cruises newbuild. Discover this big cruise ship, which offers the very best in relaxing and in cruising comfort: steaming sauna, bubbling whirlpools, well-equipped gym as well as the elegant wine-tasting room, the original sushi bar and the tone is set on the welcoming atmosphere.Most of the staterooms have balconies, ideal for relaxing and enjoying your memorable holiday.

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Divina

Descending the stunning, crystal studded staircases on the MSC Divina is a great appetizer to the 'Dolce Vita' lifestyle aboard this seagoing Italian starlet. Check out the vast, aft deck Infinity Pool and the two level high solarium, with hot tubs and even an ice cream bar, and perhaps enjoy champagne under the stars on your own private balcony.

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Fantasia

Fantasia is a large ship with four swimming pools, one of which has a glass dome for bad weather, an F1 racing car simulator, a pub, a mini-golf course and 80% of cabins with an outside view, 95% of which also have balconies.

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Lirica

Built at one of the most prestigious shipyards worldwide, the emphasis on the MSC Lirica is Italian design. With an atmosphere and service comparable to the best of Italian hotels, the MSC Lirica features the highest quality materials and luxurious amenities available to fully immerse our guests in an elegant environment that is clearly Italian style. On board the magnificent MSC Lirica you'll find our longstanding dedication to hospitality while enjoying the ultimate in passenger amenities.

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Magnifica

Magnifica’s decks are named after famous Mediterranean destinations such as Capri and Ischia, so the décor is very much focused on that area of the world with warm tones, real wood and marble fixtures and fittings and oddly, a crystal piano that appears to float in a pool in the lobby.

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Meraviglia

Her twin covered promenade decks are like seagoing boardwalks that overlook the ocean, ideal for a spot of people watching while lounging at a sidewalk café. For the children, exciting on board water parks make a cruise on MSC Meraviglia sheer fun. As bubbly as freshly opened Prosseco, MSC Meraviglia is a ship for all tastes and seasons.

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Musica

MSC Musica is the magnificent and very modern MSC Cruises newbuild. Discover this big cruise ship, which offers the very best in relaxing and in cruising comfort: steaming sauna, bubbling whirlpools, well-equipped gym as well as the elegant wine-tasting room, the original sushi bar and the tone is set on the welcoming atmosphere.Most of the staterooms have balconies, ideal for relaxing and enjoying your memorable holiday.

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Opera

Sleek and stylish at 58,600 tonnes, she is the second of our "newbuilds". The MSC opera will be the largest vessel in the MSC fleet to date with total of 878 cabins and suites.

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Orchestra

A perfect and unique blend of design, comfort and safety. With its open airy spaces, it is easily the most congenial cruise in Italy. The hallmark Italian style and panache make the MSC Orchestra the stylistic forerunner of future ship projects and designs. You will be overwhelmed by the ships wide spectrum of entertainment facilities, ranging from well being, sport, relaxation, and shopping.

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Poesia

Poetry is like the sea, lulling us with gentle swells and stirring the emotions. As poetry brings us pleasure the MSC Poesia will introduce a new dimension of enjoyment to a holiday on a magnificent and innovative ship. From a balcony overlooking the ocean and a star-filled sky accompanied by the sounds of a Verdi aria, mingling with the samba rhythms from the poolside party … an abundance of emotions will flow. Feelings that will turn into pleasurable memories, to be replayed, like a poet’s images, time and time again.

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Preziosa

Spa lovers will find a seagoing nirvana in the Aurea Spa on board the MSC Preziosa, while lovers of true luxury will revel in the MSC Yacht Club, a 'ship within a ship' complex that offers luxurious cabins, sun deck with pool, and a dedicated restaurant, located in an exclusive area at the top of the ship, complete with butler service and free drinks

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Seaside

The singular new MSC Seaside is crowned by a magnificent wrap around outdoor promenade deck, garlanded with bars, cafes, and plenty of space to simply lounge about and enjoy the ambience of what amounts to 'Italy Afloat'. Familiar favourites include the exclusive MSC Yacht Club, ideal for those desiring a more intimate setting for their Caribbean cruise experience.

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Seaview

The aptly named MSC Seaview serves up amazing, sun splashed views from the promenade deck that wraps a full three hundred and sixty degrees around the ship. Thronged along both sides with restaurants, bars and cafes, the glass balustrades frame a breath taking panorama of sea, sky, and slowly approaching ports of call as they come into view.

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Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia is the latest new star added to our MSC fleet. MSC Sinfonia has been taken inspiration from the musical notes of the greatest symphonies of our classical European composers. A voyager from the romantic symphonies of Beethoven through the moody notes of Mozart to the contemporary Debussy's music, to Tchaikovsky's opera and Brahms.

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Splendida

Sister ship to MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida also has four swimming pools, one of which has a glass dome for bad weather, an F1 racing car simulator, a pub, a mini-golf course and 80% of cabins with an outside view, 95% of which also have balconies. There are 99 suites in the MSC Yacht Club – a section of the ship that has full butler service, a pool and a sun deck as well as a library.

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Founded in 1987, in 1995 it changed its name to Mediterranean Shipping Cruises, hence MSC – and the cruises are very heavily Italian in style and content, being geared to European travellers, and very popular in particular with the German market. This can lead to one annoyance - announcements are made in Italian, French, Spanish, German and English! The cruise holiday tends towards the traditional, with double sittings in the dining room, confirmed table companions, and classic activities such as the crew doubling as entertainers.

  • Brand history – the cruise section of MSC was established in 1987 and competes with Costa Cruises, based in Italy, for a share of the affordable European cruise market
  • Signatures of the line – cost effective cruises where both the itineraries and the passengers tend to be European
  • Number of ships - 11
  • Best for (kids, entertainment etc) – if you like a traditional cruise experience, MSC offers it at a bargain price
  • Special dining features – classic two sitting dining
  • Special suite features – basic suites offer none of the splashy features seen on American focused ships, but are definitely reasonably priced
  • Special kid features – in the summer holidays the ships are full of children, predominantly European, and education-based clubs and programmes are offered at these times
  • Entertainment features – very good shows, often in a strange blend of languages to cater to the broad European audience, make up the bulk of the MSC offering
  • Spa and fitness features – excellent if unadventurous spa treatments and coaching based gym and fitness programmes make up a high-service concept of healthy cruising
  • Routes – traditionally MSC sails around Europe but has recently added South American and South Africa cruises as well as expanding its Caribbean profile

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