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MSC Orchestra: 16 decks of luxury
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Delicious Chinese fare at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
- Vegas-style gaming at Palm Beach Casino
- Watching movies on the outdoor movie screen