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MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra offers elegant comfort and a host of onboard activities for couples, families and children to enjoy. Relax and unwind with gourmet dining options, pampering treatments, sports facilities and live entertainment in the evenings.

About MSC Orchestra

Sail across the oceans on MSC Orchestra – a sleek, modern ship designed to give her guests a relaxed, welcoming cruise experience while visiting exotic destinations around the world.

Indulge in the latest beauty treatments or have a Turkish bath at the MSC Aurea Spa, complete with a relaxing, Balinese-themed interior. You can also try the ultimate in pampering luxury with the Aurea Experience, which combines both in-cabin and spa treatments.

If you want to keep up with your regular fitness programme onboard, the Sports Centre has a gym with the latest exercise equipment and five swimming pools. There’s a specially designed open-air jogging track too, where you can enjoy your morning run while taking in superb ocean views.

There are several dining choices onboard MSC Orchestra – you can enjoy an early breakfast, relaxed lunch and delicious evening meals during your cruise. Sample gourmet Italian dining at the Four Seasons, delicious pizza and pasta options at La Piazzetta, or Chinese cuisine at the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant.

At the Children’s Club there’s plenty of fun to keep little ones happy, including the Jungle Adventure playroom. There’s also a Teen’s Club where older children can enjoy themselves and make new friends.

For adults there’s the Poolside Bar or the leopard-themed Savannah Bar to relax in with a few drinks. There’s also the Palm Beach Casino, where you can have a flutter or watch the high-rollers. In the evenings you can take in live entertainment at the Covent Garden Theatre, or dance the night away at the onboard nightclub. There’s an amazing array of amusement just waiting for you!

Unique Features

MSC are the first line to implement their unique experience system. There are 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.


Suite

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

  • Cabin - 333.68 square feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Aurea experience

Balcony 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.

  • Cabin - 182.99-247.57 square feet
  • This cabin is available with 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.

  • Cabin - 172.22 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.

  • Cabin - 139.93 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

Accessible Balcony Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Cabin - 355.21-419.79 square feet

  • Bathroom - 43.05 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 83.cm
  • Bathroom door width - 91.5cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 45cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Fantastica and Aurea experiences

Accessible Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • Cabin - 182.99 square feet
  • Bathroom - 43.05 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 83.cm
  • Bathroom door width - 91.5cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 45cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Fantastica experience

Accessible Inside Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • Cabin - 215.28 square feet
  • Size of bathroom - 43.05 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 83.cm
  • Bathroom door width - 91.5cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 45cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

Deck 16

  • Solarium
  • Sports Centre

Deck 15

  • Mini Golf
  • Shuffleboard
  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabin
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 14

  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Jogging Track
  • Children's Outdoor Pool & Games
  • Children's Indoor Playroom
  • Virtual Reality Games room
  • Disco
  • Shuffleboard

Deck 13

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Large Pool Area
  • Pool Bars
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • La Piazetta Buffet

Deck 12

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

Deck 11

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

Deck 10

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

Deck 9

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

Deck 8

  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Accessible Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

Deck 7

  • Theatre Upper Level
  • Casino
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Art Gallery
  • Shangai Restaurant
  • Cyber Café
  • The Cigar Room
  • Photo Gallery
  • Shaker Lounge
  • Wine Bar

Deck 6

  • Theatre Lower Level
  • Bars & Lounges
  • Coffee Bar
  • Savannah Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Restaurant
  • L’Angolo dell’Oggetto Self Service Restaurant

Deck 5

  • Medical Centre
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Reception
  • Piano Bar
  • Restaurant

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.


Restaurant

Located on Deck 6, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there's a great variety of choice to be had in the restaurants. One of two main dining rooms onboard, guests will find everything from freshly baked bread, to Italian and Mediterranean styled food here.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant

Located on deck 5, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there's a great variety of choice to be had in the restaurants . One of two main dining rooms onboard, guests will find everything from freshly baked bread, to Italian and Mediterranean styled food here.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Continental

4 Seasons Italian À la Carte

4 Seasons is Orchestra’s à la carte restaurant situated on deck 13 offering panoramic sea views with seating for 250 guests.

Open for dinner only and with reservations recommended, the Italian inspired menu provides guests with a wide range of pasta, seafood and steak dishes.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Italian

Shangai

You might not have expected to find a superb chinese restaurant on a Med', Baltic or fjords cruise but that's exactly what the Shanhai is: a top quality chinese restaurant, servering everything from spicy Szechuan cuisine to the sweeter Cantonese fare of Southern China. If you prefer a hearty snack, then the mid-morning Dim Sum is simply sensational and as good as you'll find in any Chinatown from San Francisco to Soho. 

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Self Service Café

Situated on deck 6 is the ship's buffet cafeteria and is open from 7.00am in the morning until 10.00am for buffet breakfast. Food on offer at breakfast includes a selection of pastries, muffins, breads, scrambled and hard boiled eggs, sausages, baked beans, bacon, cold meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, cereal and yogurts. Drinks available include fruit juice (available at breakfast time only) along with a 24 hour tea, coffee and water station.

The lunch time buffet begins at 11.30am, and remains open until 4.30pm. Stations include a salad bar, pasta dishes, grill serving hotdogs and burgers, fries and a variety of hot dishes including fish and meat dishes. Fresh fruit and desserts including ice cream are also available. At 4.15pm a self service afternoon tea is available comprising of sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

From 7.00pm, similar items are available to those on offer at lunch time.

Late night snacks are also served in a variety of locations throughout the ship.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

Ice Cream Bar

Situated on deck 13, The gelato comes in a wide variety of around 16 different flavours from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple and coffee to pistachio, kiwi and lemon. 

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Ice_cream

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 1240 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 600 square metres of casino gaming and the Virtual Games, video games room.


Covent Garden Theatre

State of the art theatre, and the main show lounge onboard, with seating for 1,240 people, it is home to MSC Orchestra’s shows ranging from singers and jugglers to shadow puppeteers and acrobatic gymnastics. It is split over two levels of seating on Deck 6 & 7.

R32 Disco

With a live DJ and open from 11.00pm until late, the ship's disco located on deck 14 and served by its own bar. It has seating for 172 guests.

Palm Beach Casino

The ship's 630 square meter casino, situated on deck 7 accommodating 222 guests. It is served by its own bar and features games from roulette and blackjack to poker and slot machines. The Casino is open to over 18’s only.

L'Incontro Piano Bar

The 142 seat Piano Bar on deck 5 is the ship's reception bar, featuring live piano music and accompanying orchestra. 

La Cantinella Lounge & Wine Bar

The Lounge and Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the ship with seating for 135 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.

Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar is an additional charge bar, situated on deck 6 seating 220 guests and with complimentary snacks ranging from pastries to cookies and potato chips served with all drinks purchased.

Coffee packages are available and drinks on offer range from chilled liquor based coffees such as Espresso Martini, American Style Coffee, Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate.

Entertainment on offer here ranges from live music to trivia quizzes, art and craft demonstrations and cookery demonstration

The Purple Bar & Zaffiro Bar

The Ships cocktail bars are the ideal location for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with live musical entertainment.

They are located on deck 6 with seating for up to 45 guests in each bar.

La Cubana Cigar Lounge

The ship's smoking room and whiskey bar is situated on deck 7 and seats 32 guests.

The Cigar Lounge offers elegant surroundings with leather settees and armchairs for guests to relax on and enjoy a cigar accompanied by a drink selected from the range of fine spirits on offer.

Library

The ship's small library and reading room are located on deck 7, with seats for 15 guests. It has a small selection of books in a variety of languages for guests to borrow. It also contains a number of board games for guests' use.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery can be found on deck 7 of the ship. Guests can view a range of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

Cyber café

The Cyber Cafe located on deck 7 is the ship's computer room with 17 workstations and a printer (Charges apply).

Costs are around €3.33 Euros for 10 minutes in the Cyber Cafe or if guests want to spend more time on the internet a number of packages are available as follows (subject to change)

  • €10 for 60 minutes
  • €15 100 minutes
  • €50 for 8 hours
  • €120 for 24 hours

Card Room

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

Photo Gallery

The ship's Photo Gallery on deck 7, displays photos and videos of guests taken by the ship's official photographers which guests can purchase if they wish to. Guests can also have portraits taken with a selection of backdrops or locations throughout the ship.

Shops & Boutiques

There are a variety of shops and boutique onboard. From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, Le Parfum 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, with sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery.

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

Savannah Bar

The Savannah Bar is the ship's second show lounge served by its own bar and dance floor.

It is situated on deck 6 with seating for 477 guests.

Entertainment and activities range from bingo, seminars, Italian lessons and salsa dance classes to audience participation game shows, karaoke and international dance music.

Shaker Lounge

The Shaker Lounge is located on deck 7 of the Orchestra and has its own bar and dance floor along with seating for 330 guests.

It is a large cabaret style lounge with live shows and bands for guests' entertainment.

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.


MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa 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.
  • Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.
  • Exclusive beauty treatments in partnership with renowned international beauty brands.
  • Further exclusive facilities, including a beauty centre with hair salon and bar

Minigolf

A small five hole mini golf course is located by the ship's funnel on deck 15.

Sport Centre

A 474 square metre multi-purpose sports court is located on deck 16 for games such as basketball, tennis, football and volleyball with complimentary equipment hire from the pool area on deck 13.

Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard is available on decks 14 and 15 of the ship with equipment available from the poolside bar on deck 13.

The Pools

There are two outdoor salt water pools onboard- one ranging from 1.70 metres to 1.90metres deep, it is the smaller of the two pools at 1300 square metres; the other is the larger of the ship's two outdoor pools at 1600 square metres.

They are served by the outdoor Bar (which also sells additional charge Gelato ice cream) and flanked by two whirlpools.

The smaller pool is located by the ship's outdoor stage area where a range of activities take place from ice carving and cookery demonstrations to complimentary aerobic classes.

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 Clubis for 12-14 years old.
  • Teens Club caters for 15-17 year olds.

Virtual Reality Games

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

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2007
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
92,409
Language:
en
Length:
294m (964ft)
Width:
32m (106ft)
Speed:
23 knots
Decks:
13
Crew:
1,050
Cabins:
1,275
Occupancy:
2,550
Currency:
EUR