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MSC Splendida

Relax in splendour onboard MSC Splendida. Complete with gilded, golden interiors, she offers cruisers stylish views of the deep blue sea as you travel to some of the most desirable cruise destinations in the world.

About MSC Splendida

There’s no reason to get cabin fever onboard MSC Splendida – there’s an array of activities on offer. Pull on your trainers and hit the running track, get competitive with a game of squash or try an entirely new sport like volleyball. MSC Splendida also boasts four impressively-sized swimming pools and it’s very own Aqua Park.

If holiday time is downtime, float away in luxury at the MSC Aurea Spa. Opt for a Balinese massage, Turkish bath or a rejuvenating treatment. Staying away from any hustle and bustle could not be easier onboard MSC Splendida, with a whole deck dedicated as an adult-only space where you can top up your tan and relax with a good book.

Whatever your holiday style might be, the restaurants onboard won’t disappoint. Savour authentic Mediterranean specialities or tantalise your taste buds with a spicy Tex Mex treat. After dinner, this floating resort offers entertainment to rival some of the best cities in the world, including first-class shows at The Strand Theatre, The Royal Palm Casino and a range of other bars and clubs ready for you to find your groove.

For something extra special, upgrade to the renowned MSC Yacht club. Guests staying in this area enjoy unrivalled exclusivity and privacy. Gain access to a private gourmet restaurant, prestigious luxury suites and 24-hour butler service.

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
  • Virtual World
  • Sliding Roof
  • Club 33
  • Shuffleboard
  • Solarium area
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Royal Suites
  • Deluxe Suites
  • Accessible Deluxe Suites
  • 4D Cinema
  • F1 Simulator
  • MSC Area Sports Centre

Deck 15

  • Deluxe Suites
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Power Walking Track
  • Graffiti Teen Disco
  • Kids Club Area
  • Children's Pool & water slide
  • 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- Bora Bora & Pago Pago

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
  • The Purple Jazz Bar
  • Sports Bar & Bowling Alley
  • Coffee Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Aft lounge
  • Photo Shop
  • L'Enoteca Wine Bar & Pizzeria
  • La Prua Piano Bar
  • Santa Fe Tex Mex

Deck 6

  • Theatre Lower Level
  • Casino
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • L'Aperitivo Lounge & Bar
  • Excursion Office
  • Sweet Shop
  • Villa Verde Restaurant
  • La Reggia Restaurant Upper Level
  • Video Games Arcade

Deck 5

  • Cyber Café
  • La Reggia Restaurant Lower Level
  • Splendida 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.


La Reggia

The La Reggia 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

Villa Verde

Villa Verde is the ship's second main dining room on the ship's stern on deck 6 with panoramic views and serving an assorted Mediterranean menu with light choices and options that are always available.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (which is served in two seating’s at 7pm and 9.30pm) it seats 766 guests and food offerings range from risottos to filet mignon.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Italian

Self Service Buffet Restaurants- Bora Bora & Pago Pago

The ship's self service complimentary buffet spans almost half the length of deck 14. It seats 412 guests in the Bora Bora section and 404 guests in the Pago Pago 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 Bora Bora 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

La Piazzetta Ice Cream Bar

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

Sante Fe

Santa Fe Tex Mex is Splendida’s speciality restaurant with seating for 108 guests and situated on deck 7 with its own show gallery kitchen where guests can watch the food being prepared. The bar serves traditional Mexican drinks from beers to Tequila and Margaritas with Latin American music playing in the background.

The Mexican cuisine ranges from Texas steaks to enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and tacos.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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.


The Strand Theatre

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.

Royal Palm Casino

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

The Purple Jazz Bar

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

L'Aperitivo Bar

The L'Aperitivo 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.

Splendida 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.

La Prua Piano Bar

The ship's Piano and Martini Bar, 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.

The Aft Lounge

The Aft Lounge located on deck 7 and seating 268 guests, has its own bar and dance floor and plays host to live music and shows.

Club 33

Club 33 is Splendida’s futuristic nightclub located on deck 16 with seats for 120 guests and served by its own bar.

Poker & Cards Room

The Poker Room, located by the casino on deck 6, seats 27 guests and is a separate card room for Texas Hold’Em games.

L'Enoteca

L’Enoteca is Splendida’s wine bar where guests are guided through the wine selection by experienced sommeliers.

For each wine the sommelier suggests an appropriate selection of Italian cheeses and cold meats including parmesan and pecorino di Fossa, prosciutto and salami.

The bar is located on deck 7 with seating for 105 guests.

The Cigar Lounge

The Cigar Lounge, situated on deck 6 and seating 31 guests, offers elegant surroundings for guests to relax and enjoy a cigar accompanied by a drink selected from the range of fine spirits on offer.

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.


Fitness Centre

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

MSC Aurea Spa

The ship's Spa is located on deck 14 with saunas, massage rooms, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, thalassotherapy baths, heated pool with sliding roof and three whirlpools.

Treatments on offer range from massages with lava stones and facial treatments to Balinese massages and tanning booths, Aromatherapy and chromotherapy.

Charges apply and packages can be purchased either prior to sailing or on board.

The Pools and Aqua Park

The ship's main pool which is around 5’ 10” (1.78m) deep, is located on deck 14.

Flanked by a large over head screen airing a variety of programmes, it also has 2 hot tubs, water features and splash areas with over 150 fountains and water jets.

Top 18 Solarium

The Top 18 Exclusive Solarium is an adult only sanctuary on deck 18 featuring premium deck space, comfortable cocoons, a whirlpool bath, stunning sea views, a bar menu and complimentary fresh fruit skewers.

Also available are express reflexology and facial relax treatments which can be enjoyed directly from personal sun beds and last up to 20 minutes.

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.

MSC Sports Arena

MSC Arena on deck 16 is a multi-purpose sports court suitable for basketball, tennis, football, table tennis and volleyball.

Complimentary equipment hire is available from Virtual World video arcade on deck 16. The arena also features stadium style seating for guests.

A squash court is also located on deck 16 of Splendida.

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.


Kids Club

The Kid's Club is available for children aged 3-12, free of charge, and run by qualified entertainment staff who arrange activities from painting to board games and group games.

Whilst the Kid's Club is only available at certain times of the day, a programme of activities is on offer from early morning to early evening to keep children entertained.

With children’s programs available daily from the children’s centre, activities are divided into two categories:

Mini Club, for children from 3 to 6 years

Junior Club, for children from 7 to 12 years

Whilst parents are away from the ship on excursions, the Mini Club remains open. Additionally, for parents ashore or involved in activities on board the ship, the children’s supervisors will also take the youngsters to the buffet or the ship’s restaurant for children’s meals from the dedicated children’s menu.

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 World

Virtual World on deck 16, is the ship's video games room with arcade style games ranging from racing games to football and tennis video games. It is open from 9am to 8pm.

Il Polo Nord (Kids Pool)

Il Polo Nord on deck 15 is 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.

Inside Il Polo Nord is a small soft play area with ball pool, TV, chairs, games and books and arts and crafts areas, decorated with polar bears and ice blocks.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2009
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
137,936
Language:
en
Length:
333m (1,094ft)
Width:
38m (124ft)
Speed:
22 knots
Decks:
14
Crew:
1,370
Cabins:
1,637
Occupancy:
3,247
Currency:
USD