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MSC Fantasia

Experience cruising in Europe on the incredible MSC Fantasia – an ocean liner dedicated to giving you the finest experience in luxury, entertainment and relaxation. Launched in 2008, this stylish ship travels the Scandinavian and European oceans, showcasing some of the most beautiful, serene destinations.

About MSC Fantasia

This ship is truly colossal, with 14 decks that measure over 1,000 feet. There are so many dining options, covering practically every corner of the world. A classic French restaurant and traditional Italian gelato ice cream bar compliment the European destinations, with an exquisite coffee bar for washing it all down. Mediterranean, Mexican and Manhattan food are also available in the ship’s restaurants, ensuring that there’s always something new to try.

A butler service operates in the VIP area, offering assistance when required and serving high tea. This package includes bookings at the ship’s restaurants, luxury items such as cigars and beverages, and treatments and excursions pre-arranged.

There’s also 24-hour room service, giving you total access to whatever you might need. The rooms themselves are well-lit, air-conditioned and tastefully decorated. Amenities are available, with a private en-suite bathroom and balconies in the deluxe rooms. An internet connection is provided via a computer or tablet, and there’s also a telephone in every room.

Outside of the entertainment available in your room, MSC Fantasia has a great number of activities that run right into the early hours. Rest assured, there’s never a dull moment when the entertainment crew have a show in the theatre, and the observation lounge makes for incredible viewings of the night sky or brightly-lit coast. After trying out the swimming pool system and Grand Prix simulator, head to the disco to enjoy socialising with your travelling party and fellow passengers. You’ll have an amazing time onboard this ship!

Unique Features

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, Fantastica, and Aurea.


See What's Inside

MSC Cruises offer a wide range of cabins and suites to meet your budget and your needs. From peaceful, economical and comfortable inside cabins to spacious suites with private balcony. All offer stylish features and modern conveniences to make you feel right at home whilst you're on holiday.


Royal Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 559.72 square feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the MSC Yacht Club experience

Executive Suite

Features a panoramic sealed window. Also includes: a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 484.38-570.49 square feet 
  • This cabin is only available as part of the MSC Yacht Club experience

Deluxe Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 279-345 Square Feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the MSC Yacht Club experience.

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower or bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 236.81-279.86 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella, Fantastica and Aurea experiences

Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 182.99-215.28 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 172 Square Feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

Accessible Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • Cabin - 419.79 square feet 
  • Bathroom - 37.64 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 81.5cm
  • Bathroom door width - 90cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 44cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is only available as part of the MSC Yacht Club experience

Aurea Suite

Features either a balcony or panoramic sealed window. Also includes; a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 226.04-505.90 square feet 
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Aurea experience

Accessible Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • Cabin - 344.45 452.08 square feet
  • Bathroom - 37.64 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 88.5cm
  • Bathroom door width - 90cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 44cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

Accessible Inside Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • Cabin- 258.33 square feet 
  • Size of bathroom - 37.64 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 88.5cm
  • Bathroom door width - 90cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 44cm from Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

Accessible Ocean View Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • Cabin - 312.15 square feet 
  • Bathroom - 37.64 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 88.5cm
  • Bathroom door width - 90cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 44cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Bella experience

Family Suite

Features a panoramic sealed window. Also includes: a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 484.38 - 570.49 square feet 
  • This cabin is only available as part of the MSC Yacht Club experience

Deck 18

  • Top 18 Solarium area
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • MSC Yacht Club Area

Deck 16

  • MSC Yacht Club Area
  • Sliding Roof
  • Liquid disco
  • Shuffleboard
  • MSC Sports Area
  • Solarium area
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Royal Suites
  • Deluxe Suites
  • Accessible Deluxe Suites
  • 4D Cinema
  • F1 Simulator

Deck 15

  • Deluxe Suites
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Power Walking Track
  • Teen Disco
  • Kids Club Area
  • Children's Pool & Waterslide
  • MSC Yacht Club Restaurant
  • MSC Yacht Club Private Pool & Bar

Deck 14

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • The Pools
  • Pool Bars
  • Aqua Park
  • Self Service Buffet Restaurants- Zanzibar & L'Africana

Deck 13

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins

Deck 12

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Executive Suites
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins
  • Suites

Deck 11

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins

Deck 10

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins

Deck 9

  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins
  • Atrium

Deck 8

  • Oceanview Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Interior Cabins
  • Accessible Interior Cabins
  • Atrium

Deck 7

  • Theatre Upper level
  • Promenade Deck
  • Art Gallery
  • Jazz Bar
  • Sports Bar & Bowling Alley
  • Coffee Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • L'insolito lounge
  • Photo Shop
  • La Cantina Toscana Wine Bar & Pizzeria
  • Transatlantico Piano Bar
  • El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

Deck 6

  • Theatre Lower Level
  • Casino
  • The Cigar Lounge
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Vele Lounge & bar
  • Excursion Office
  • Sweet Shop
  • Il Cerchio d’Oro Restaurant
  • Red Velvet Restaurant Upper Level

Deck 5

  • Cyber Cafe
  • Red Velvet Restaurant Lower Level
  • Fantasia Bar
  • Reception
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Accessible Ocean View Cabins
  • Interior Cabin

There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.


Red Velvet (main dining room)

The Red Velvet restaurant is the ship's main dining room split over two levels on decks 5 and 6 with seating for 626 and 529 guests respectively.

With open seating for waiter served breakfast (from 7am to 10am) and lunch (12 to 2.00pm), dinner is served over two seatings with 1st seating around 7.15pm and 2nd at 9.45pm and features assigned seating. This means that guests are allocated a set dining time at a specific table in one of the two MDR's for the duration of the cruise.

Serving a range of Italian and international cuisine, the evening menu offers a seven course continental style menu.

An example of the dishes served is as follows:-

  • Salad of the Day (e.g. Greek Salad)
  • Soup (such as Oxtail consommé or shellfish bisque)
  • Pasta or Risotto (spinach and Ricotta ravioli or truffle scented pumpkin risotto)
  • Main Course (Baked leg of lamb, mixed vegetable tempura)
  • Cheese Platter
  • Desserts (e.g. tiramisu, pannacotta, ice cream or fresh fruit).
  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: International

El Sombrero (Mexican)

El Sombrero Tex Mex is Fantasia’s Mexican speciality restaurant with a show gallery kitchen where guests can watch the food being prepared; and bar serving traditional Mexican drinks from beers to Tequila and Margaritas with Latin American music playing in the background.

Located on deck 7 with seating for 108 guests, dining reservations can be made with the Maître d’ or guests Dining Room waiters.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Self Service Buffet Restaurants

The ship's self service complimentary buffet spans almost half the length of deck 14. It seats 412 guests in the Zanzibar section and 404 guests in the L’Africana area, and is open non-stop for 20 hours each day from 6am to 2am with tea, coffee and tap water available 24 hours.

Breakfast is served from 6.30am to 10.00am, lunch from 12.00 to 3.30pm, afternoon snacks or casual late lunch from 3.30pm to 6pm and dinner from 7pm to 10.00pm followed by snacks until 2.00am.

A selection of both cold and cooked breakfast options area available whilst lunch and dinner offers dishes including salads, cooked meats, pasta and desserts along with a daily special and an Ethnic Corner serving a selection of curries from vegetable to lamb madras.

A pizzeria (open from 12.00 to 6.00pm) and grill (open from 12.00 to midnight) also forms part of the Zanibar section.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

Sports Bar

The 87 seater Sports Bar serves à la carte snacks and is open from 3pm to 12am.

Located on deck 7 with large TV screens airing sporting events and its own two lane ten pin bowling area, menu examples include Steamed shrimp cocktail, Fish & Chips, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and salad.

Other items on offer range from Italian flat bread with Parma ham and mozzarella, Italian bread filled with sausage, mushrooms and cheese to prawn curry, French baguette with ham, cheese, egg and salad, mini hamburgers, Spanish, German, Turkish and Chinese dishes.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

Ice Cream Bar

Piazza San Giorgio, seating 80 guests and located on deck 6 of the ship, is designed to reflect an Italian Square with live music, a pastry and chocolate shop and ice cream parlour.

Coffee ranges from around €1.10 for an espresso €1.90 for a Cappuccino or espresso with chocolate cream and ice to €5.70 for an Irish Coffee and €6.70 for an iced coffee alcoholic coffee.

Hot Chocolate costs around €1.90 and tea (ranging from Darjeeling to camomile) is charged at €1.80.

Pastries cost from around €1.50 for small tartelettes, €0.80 for chocolate éclairs and €1.00 for chocolate mousse to €2.90 for a slice of fruitcake or cheesecake and €3.90 for sponge cakes such as Choco Light Bomb and Raspberry Mousse Cake.

Traditional Gelato Ice Cream is €1.20 per scoop, €2.50 per cone, $3.90 for a smoothie and €5.30 for a banana split or Vanilla and Strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries.

Ice cream flavours range from chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut and pistachio to coffee, strawberry, mango, lemon, banana, melon, peach and raspberry.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Ice_cream

Il Cerchio d'Oro

Il Cerchio d'Oro is Fantasia's other Main Dining Room offering panoramic views and located on deck 6 with seating for 766 passengers.

With open seating for waiter served breakfast (from 7am to 10am) and lunch (12 to 2.00pm), dinner is served over two seatings with 1st seating around 7.15pm and 2nd at 9.45pm and features assigned seating. This means that guests are allocated a set dining time at a specific table in one of the two MDR's for the duration of the cruise.

Serving a range of Italian and international cuisine, the evening menu offers a seven course continental style menu.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: International

MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board, with its state-of-the-art 1600 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 1000 square metres of casino gaming and Virtual World, video games room.


Teatro L'Avanguardia

The 1,600 seat Theatre Lounge found onboard offers at least 6 different shows, and spans two decks. The seats are tiered, allowing guests to enjoy some of the most varied shows found at sea with the best view possible.

Main production shows are shown at 8.00pm for guests on 1st dinner seating and 10.15pm for those on 2nd dinner seating.

Two decks high and located on decks 6 and 7, it features Broadway style shows, illusionists, dancing on ice shows and circus extravaganzas.

During the day it also hosts bingo games and conferences

Sports Bar

The name says it all; onboard passengers are unlikely to find a better place to relax and catch a game. There's a wide variety of sport shown here, from football to cricket, basketball to ice hockey, something to suit all tastes. Passengers will find a variety of alcoholic and soft drink awaiting, all of which are complimented by a sports-inspired menu, serving up dishes from all around the world.

The Sports Lounge on deck 7 is a multi-screen themed sports bar with seating for 87 passengers.

Featuring a customised drinks menu and snacks, it is also home to the two lane bowling alley which attracts a charge of €6 per game.

Casino Delle Palme

The Casino, seating 323 features Roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is served by its own bar.

Manhattan Jazz Bar

The Manhattan Jazz Bar has seating for 106 visitors and features live jazz music along with a special range of 'made to measure' drinks.

Le Vele Cocktail Bar

The Cocktail Bar overlooks the central atrium and is located on deck 6 serving the foyer area. It can seat up to 98 guests who can enjoy the musical entertainment from the bottom of the atrium.

Fantasia Bar

The Bar is on deck 5 by the central atrium with 28 seats.

Guests can enjoy a drink here whilst listening to classical piano music, string quartets and singers.

The Cigar Lounge

The Cigar Lounge is located on deck 6 and is the ship's smoking room with a bar for guests to purchase a range of fine spirits from to enjoy with their cigars, seating 31 passengers.

Il Transatlantico Piano Bar

The ship's Piano and Martini Bar, Il Transatlantico, seats 108 and is located on deck 7.

The Pool Bars

The Pool bars are located by the Pool on deck 14.

Il Cappuccino Coffee Bar

The ship's coffee shop serves a selection of cakes and desserts.

It is located on deck 7 with room for 58 passengers.

Sweet Shop

La Caramella, on deck 6, is the ship's candy and confectionary shop, featuring a large variety of pic ‘n’ mix sweets along with a small selection of toys all at duty free prices.

Boutiques

The ship boasts a variety of shops and boutiques. 

From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, La Profumeria selling a range of cosmetics and perfumes including Dior and Marc Jacobs.

La Boutique, on deck 6 sells men's, women's and children's fashion with brands including Polo, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Armani, and the L'Angolo Dell'Oggetto sells sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery on deck 6 also.

The Duty Free Shop sells a range of tobaccos, liquors and snacks and is located on deck 6.

Photo Shop

The Photo Shop is located on deck 7. Photos captured by the ship's professional photographers both on board and ashore can be viewed in the adjoining Photo Gallery area and purchased in the photo shop.

Cyber Cafe

Guests can access the internet and their emails either using their own portable wireless devices or via the ship's Cybercafe on deck 5 opposite the Bar, where guests can use the 15 stations to access the internet. Charges are 15 cents per minute or if preferred a package of minutes may be purchased.  

  • €12 for 60 minutes
  • €19 for 100 minutes
  • €45 for 30 minutes
  • €59 for 480 minutes
  • €145 for 1440 minute

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery features a selection of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

It is located outside the Sports Bar and Jazz Bar on deck 7.

4D Cinema

Fantasia’s 4D ten seat cinema, with 3D graphics and moving seats to enhance guests' experience, is located on deck 16 aft and costs around €7.90 per viewing.

F1 Simulator

The Formula One Simulator on deck 16 offers guests the chance to experience racing a Formula one car around a variety of tracks.

It costs around €9.90 per ride and children must be 3'6" or taller to use it.

La Cantina Toscana

La Cantina Toscana is Fantasia’s Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the ship with seating for 105 guests.

Each day special wine tastings are accompanied by different bites of food, such as fried polenta with cream cheese, bruschetta and other specialties as guests are guided through the wine selection by experienced sommeliers.

Liquid Disco

Liquid Disco on deck 16 is the ship's nightclub served by its own bar. During the day activities such as aerobics and dance lessons take place here.

L’Insolito

L’Insolito on deck 7 seats 268 guests and is the ship's show lounge with its own bar and dance floor. Entertainment on offer ranges from bingo to international dance music.

The ship is well equipped to ensure her passengers stay active whilst travelling. From a fully-equipped gym with panoramic sea views, to an outdoor jogging track, to the MSC Aurea Spa. The Aurea Spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as the only Balinese Spa at sea.


Gym

The fully-equipped onboard gyms comes with stunning views as standard, courtesy of the panoramic windows. Fitted with the latest state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, personal trainers and innovative fitness programmes, the gym provides the perfect opportunity to stay active on a cruising holiday.

MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa on Deck 14 is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team of expert masseuses and beauty therapists will take care of your well being. Choose from a wide range of treatments and facilities which include:

20 different types of massage, 19 body treatments, 19 facials, aromatherapy treatments, manicure and pedicure spa.

A spa doctor and team of specialist masseuses, manicurists, pedicurists, hair stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors along with a Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.

MSC Arena

The outdoor sports complex on deck 16 has facilities for basketball, football, volleyball, squash and tennis.

The Pools and Aqua Park

The outdoor Aqua Park and pool are mid-ship on deck 14. This is the main pool and it includes several different areas, along with two whirlpools. The children's pool is located on Deck 15 alongside the Kid’s Club area, with a small children’s play area based upon an Arctic theme with an igloo shaped paddling pool with slide, model kayak and giant model whale. The Teens Toboga is an outside water slide for kids, starting on deck 16 and exiting on deck 15. It is open from 2-5pm.

Solarium

The Solarium area is on decks 18 & 16 with its own whirlpool baths. Sun lovers willing to pay a surcharge can make their way to the Exclusive Solarium. This adults-only sanctuary features premium deck space, comfortable clam shell lounges, a pool, bar, and complimentary snacks. Those who love a quiet place to read, nap, sun, or have an express spa treatment.

Beauty Salon

Guests wishing to have their hair styled or cut, manicures, pedicures or barber services for male passengers, can visit the ship's beauty parlour on deck 14 within the spa facilities.

Enrichment onboard MSC include Language lessons, dance classes, arts & crafts, and many more.


MSC Yacht Club

The Fantasia class MSC ships feature a "ship-within-a-ship" area called the MSC Yacht Club. This private club area is forward on decks 15, 16, and 18.

An exclusive haven of refinement- a place where you can savour exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice. Where you can indulge in the luxury of a private club, while enjoying access to the myriad recreation and entertainment possibilities that the rest of the ship affords.

MSC pay special attention to the needs of families travelling with them, and it is easy to spend time together onboard the ship. There are comfortable, purpose-built family cabins, and a variety of experienced staff onboard to look after the younger passengers will parents disembark upon shore activities or make use of the onboard facilities. The Kids Club comes in five different age groups, and there are dedicated menus for kids in the restaurants. A special Edutainment programme is laid on as well, allowing children to express their creativity, alongside themed parties, and an adult-free zone for teenagers.


Kid's Clubs

Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.

  • Baby Club is for those under 3 years.
  • Mini Club is for those 3-6 years old.
  • Juniors Club is for 7-11 year olds.
  • Young Club is for 12-14 years old.
  • Teens Club caters for 15-17 year olds.

Teen Disco Graffiti

MSC Teens Disco, located on Deck 15, is the perfect place for teenagers with its urban style design including multi-coloured graffiti, atmospheric lighting, casual couches and scattered stools surrounding dance and karaoke areas, served by vending machines for snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Virtual Reality Games

An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard and located on deck 6.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2008
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
137,936
Language:
en
Length:
333m (1,094ft)
Width:
38m (124ft)
Speed:
23 knots
Decks:
14
Crew:
1,370
Cabins:
1,637
Occupancy:
4,000
Currency:
USD