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  • MSC-Orchestra-Shanghai-Chinese-Restaurant - One of  MSC Orchestra's speciality restaurants, Shanghai offers authentic Chinese dishes in an evocative setting that brings the exquisite lacquer pieces of China to mind.
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  • MSC-Orchestra - All decks on MSC Orchestra are named for musical instruments in an orchestra — their Italian names, of course.
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  • MSC-Orchestra-L'Incontro-Reception - Even the airy reception area on MSC Orchestra showcases the ship's distinctive Italian heritage.
  • MSC-Orchestra-Covent-Garden-Theatre - Much of the entertainment on board MSC Orchestra is set in the spacious Covent Garden Theatre.
  • MSC-Orchestra-La-Cantinella-Wine-Bar - The sophisticated La Cantinella Wine bar is the place to unwind with a glass of Italian wine.
  • MSC-Orchestra-Savannah-Bar - With a décor both exotic and whimsical, the Savannah Bar brings a touch of Africa to MSC Orchestra.
  • MSC-Orchestra-2 - Whether sailing in the Mediterranean or Caribbean, to Dubai or northern Europe, MSC Orchestra is the epitome of elegance.
  • MSC-Orchestra-4-Seasons - MSC Orchestra's 4 Seasons restaurant offers a buffet by day but becomes a warmly lit sit-down specialty restaurant at night.

MSC Orchestra: 16 decks of luxury

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Snapshot

The second of the Musica-class line of cruise ships, MSC Orchestra offers a blend of design, comfort and safety. Airy open spaces and MSC Cruises' distinctive style make MSC Orchestra a stylish pioneer for the cruise line. She offers luxurious accommodations, most of which feature private balconies.

In an atmosphere of luxury cruising, she boasts 16 decks, the spacious Body and Mind Spa with a serene meditation area and a large fitness center overlooking the bow of the ship. You can choose from five restaurants on board the MSC Orchestra, including authentic Italian cuisine at Four Seasons and Chinese at Shanghai. Relax in the exotic animal-print Savannah Bar, sumptuous Purple Bar or enjoy Hollywood-style glamor in the chic Zaffiro Bar. Try your luck at the Palm Beach Casino, dance the night away in the disco or take in a show at the Covent Garden Theatre, with a program packed with entertaining shows with music. Stop by the MSC Orchestra's Internet Cafe or take part in a game of tennis or basketball. Relax by the stunning Acapulco pool or the Cala Blanca pool with a massive LED screen for watching movies under the stars.

Where MSC Orchestra sails

Destinations: The MSC Orchestra sails the Caribbean in winter and Europe in summer. Northern Europe cruises begin in Kiel (Lubeck), Germany to Nynäshamn, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Helsinki, Finland.

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Dining

MSC Orchestra offers two main restaurants, L'Ibiscus and Villa Borghese. Each one boasts a delicious gastronomic selection with a variety of dishes and high-quality  foods, from choice Italian meats to fresh fruit. Even the bread is fresh baked on board with the knowledge of the boulangerie. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare to more refined international recipes. For a quick lunch, choose La Piazzetta buffet restaurant offering a wide variety in Italian and international cuisine.

Four Seasons

On deck 13 aft, enjoy the breathtaking view from the Four Seasons a la carte restaurant. The dedicated chefs prepare contemporary Italian cuisine blended with international influences.

Shangai

For something different at sea, experience a night out at the Shanghai Chinese restaurant on Deck 7 Midship. Here you will experience Chinese dishes from the spicy hot fare of the North (Szechuan) to the sizzling sweeter fare of the South (Cantonese), or if you prefer just a snack, try the Dim Sum specialties from every region of China.

Entertainment

The entertainment programs and facilities offered on board MSC Orchestra are sure to entertain all cruise passengers. Guests can check out everything from the 1,240-seat Covent Garden Theatre to the futuristic R32 Disco and Palm Beach Casino with more than 6,450 square feet of casino gaming and virtual games, and a video games room.

The sophisticated La Cantinella Wine bar is the place to unwind with a glass of Italian wine
Courtesy of MSC CruisesThe sophisticated La Cantinella Wine bar is the place to unwind with a glass of Italian wine

Bars & lounges

On MSC Orchestra, guests can choose from 16 bars, inspired by different themes. They feature an impressive wine and food selection, thus satisfying even the most sophisticated and demanding palates.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Savannah Bar
  • Where: MSC Orchestra

  • What: Covent Garden Theatre
  • Where: MSC Orchestra

  • What: Acapulco Pool
  • Where: MSC Orchestra
  • Delicious Chinese fare at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
  • Vegas-style gaming at Palm Beach Casino
  • Watching movies on the outdoor movie screen

Top dining options on board

Shanghai

  • Style: Chinese
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Four Seasons

  • Style: Italian
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

3,013 Passengers [?]
987 Crew
13 Decks
2007 Maiden voyage
92,409 Tonnage [?]
964 Length in feet
106 Width in feet (max beam)
26 speed (mph) [?]

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