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  • MSC-Splendida-Outside-Cabin-with-Balcony - You'll feel like you are staying in a boutique hotel when settling into a suite aboard MSC Splendida.
  • MSC-Splendida-Yacht-Club-Suite - MSC Yacht Club guests sailing on MSC Splendida receive quite a few additional amenities, including spacious suites located in the upper levels of the bow, private dining, private pool deck, butler service, free well drinks and faster embarkation and disembarkation.
  • MSC-Splendida-Deluxe-Suite - Wrapped in the blues and golds of the Mediterranean landscape, MSC Splendida's Deluxe Suites offer Yacht Club guests ample space and impeccable butler service.
  • MSC-Splendida-1 - MSC Splendida features four swimming pools, a squash court and the chance to live the thrills of Formula 1 through a simulator.
  • MSC-Splendida-Detail - Streamlined and graceful, MSC Splendida cruises throughout the Mediterranean and northern Europe.
  • MSC-Splendida-La-Reggia-Restaurant - MSC Splendida's Italian heritage is reflected in cuisine and décor of La Reggia Restaurant.
  • MSC-Splendida-Outside-Cabin-with-Balcony - You'll feel like you are staying in a boutique hotel when settling into a suite aboard MSC Splendida.
  • MSC-Splendida-Yacht-Club-Suite - MSC Yacht Club guests sailing on MSC Splendida receive quite a few additional amenities, including spacious suites located in the upper levels of the bow, private dining, private pool deck, butler service, free well drinks and faster embarkation and disembarkation.
  • MSC-Splendida-Yacht-Club-Top-Sail-Lounge - MSC Yacht Club guests sailing on MSC Splendida receive a number of extras, such as access to the private Top Sail Lounge.
  • MSC-Splendida - MSC Splendida begins a voyage through the Mediterranean.
  • MSC-Splendida-Aerial-View - Multiple pools and sunning areas give guests on MSC Splendida many ways to soak in the seductive beauty of the Mediterranean.
  • MSC-Splendida-Club-33 - If an artist walked through a lounge and splashed buckets of bright paint across the walls and furniture, it might look like the bold, whimsical interior of MSC Splendida's Club 33.
  • MSC-Splendida-Deluxe-Suite - Wrapped in the blues and golds of the Mediterranean landscape, MSC Splendida's Deluxe Suites offer Yacht Club guests ample space and impeccable butler service.
  • MSC-Splendida-Exterior - Decks on the mid-size luxury liner MSC Splendida are named for Italy's legendary artists, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.
  • MSC-Splendida-Playa-Del-Sol-Pool - The Playa del Sol pool is just one of four pools aboard MSC Splendida.
  • MSC-Splendida-Purple-Jazz-Bar - Drinks at the evocative Purple Jazz Bar on MSC Splendida are inspired by music of the Jazz Age.
  • MSC-Splendida-Yacht-Club - An exclusive ship within a ship, MSC Splendida's Yacht Club provides cruise passengers with exceptional service, privacy, accommodations, entertainment and dining.
  • MSC-Splendida-La-Reggia-Restaurant - MSC Splendida's Italian heritage is reflected in cuisine and décor of La Reggia Restaurant.
  • MSC-Splendida-Santa-Fe-Restaurant - Spend your evening with friends over a spicy Mexican feast in MSC Spendida's Tex Mex Santa Fe restaurant.
  • MSC-Splendida-Yacht-Club-Top-Sail-Lounge - MSC Yacht Club guests sailing on MSC Splendida receive a number of extras, such as access to the private Top Sail Lounge.
  • MSC-Splendida-Aurea-Spa - MSC Splendida's Aurea Spa is inspired by Balinese traditions and designed to help guests leave the stresses of the world far behind.
  • MSC-Splendida-Club-33 - If an artist walked through a lounge and splashed buckets of bright paint across the walls and furniture, it might look like the bold, whimsical interior of MSC Splendida's Club 33.
  • MSC-Splendida-Playa-Del-Sol-Pool - The Playa del Sol pool is just one of four pools aboard MSC Splendida.
  • MSC-Splendida-Purple-Jazz-Bar - Drinks at the evocative Purple Jazz Bar on MSC Splendida are inspired by music of the Jazz Age.
  • MSC-Splendida-Toboga-Slide - Children and teens can zip down MSC Splendida's exhilarating Toboga Slide, over and over.
  • MSC-Splendida-Yacht-Club - An exclusive ship within a ship, MSC Splendida's Yacht Club provides cruise passengers with exceptional service, privacy, accommodations, entertainment and dining.
  • MSC-Cruises-Kids-Pool - MSC cruise ships are family friendly, with pools and entertainment areas dedicated to children and teens.
  • Gibraltar-airport - The Gibraltar Airport stands in the shadow of the Rock.
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  • Gibraltar-Moorish-fort - Moorish fortifications in Gibraltar signal the contested nature of the region over the centuries.
  • Gibraltar-cable-car - Visitors to Gibraltar can take the cable car to the Top of the Rock.
  • Gibraltar-drum-corps - British pageantry on display as the Corps of Drums of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment passes by the Convent.
  • Gibraltar-Strait - The Strait of Gibraltar, separating Africa and Europe, brings visitors from across the globe.
  • Gibraltar-Casemate-Square - Stroll through Gibraltar and stop for refreshments at Casemates Square.
  • Gibraltar-Barbary-Macaques - The famed Barbary Macaques make themselves seen on the Rock of Gibraltar.

MSC Splendida: A taste of 'La Bella Vita'

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Snapshot

MSC Splendida, the second in MSC Cruises' Fantasia class of cruise ships was christened in Barcelona on July 12, 2009. Her cutting-edge technology combined with luxurious features makes MSC Splendida a ship looking to the future, while still drawing from the past.

MSC Cruises has laid out a six-star service for guests who enjoy the pleasures of life with the MSC Yacht Club, a VIP area complete with 99 spacious suites and 24-hour butler service. In the Top Sail Lounge, with its Skydome, guests may also delight their palate under a dome of sparkling stars.

For a relaxing time, guests may partake in the MSC Aurea Spa, where the highly trained staff combines Balinese massage with the traditional well-being that comes from water treatments, a legacy from ancient Roman times. Guests may make use of all the facilities, including saunas, a Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, thalassotherapy, massage room and whirlpool. For those seeking more sporty activities, there is a sun-kissed exercise room suspended above water. For entertainment on board MSC Splendida, there are four swimming pools, a squash court and the possibility of living the thrills of Formula 1 through a simulator.

For those who are sensitive to environmental issues, MSC Splendida is equipped with technological systems, such as the water-processing systems, that guarantee savings in energy and protection of the environment.

Where MSC Splendida sails

Home port: Hamburg, Germany

Destinations: The MSC Splendida is based in Europe, and offers a wide range of cruises.  If you embark from Hamburg, Germany, you will visit a variety of destinations, including  Longyearbyen and Honningsvag in Norway.

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Dining

La Reggia Restaurant

La Reggia Restaurant is distinguished by its furnishings, including everything from refined porcelain to crystal glasses and silver flatware. Every evening, La Reggia offers a different menu to celebrate an Italian region with its typical cuisine and most renowned wines.

Villa Verde Restaurant

Villa Verde restaurant, on the ship's stern, features a breathtaking panorama, which inspired the theme of transparency and light used in the restaurant design. This restaurant offers an assorted Mediterranean menu, including light choices and options that are always available, to satisfy those who know what they want each day.

L'Olivo Restaurant

L'Olivo offers select delicacies from 14 different Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

Tex Mex Santa Fe Restaurant

For those who love spicy food, Tex Mex Santa Fe is the right choice. Sample all the tastes of Mexican cuisine: from Texas steaks to enchiladas, fajitas to burritos and tacos, and guacamole to tortillas, all of which are accompanied by Mexican beer, tequila and margaritas. The full-view kitchen completes the traditional atmosphere of this restaurant.

La Piazzetta

Sample the delights of La Piazzetta. With its bar ice-cream parlor, pastry and chocolate shop, a world reminiscent of Willy Wonka'’s chocolate factory awaits  guests. Dishes include crème bavaroise with almonds and berries, chocolate semifreddo, vanilla and rose macaroon cream, cannoli, baba, and meringues.

L'Espresso

At the L'Espresso Coffee Bar, the interior design is inspired by the scent of chocolate, evoked by the walls shaped like chocolate bars.

Entertainment

MSC Cruises’ offers a wide variety of entertainment programs and facilities offered on board MSC Splendida, with the 1,600-seat Strand Theatre, futuristic Club 33 Disco and Royal Palm Casino with more than 10,000 square feet of casino gaming and virtual games, and a video games room.

If an artist walked through a lounge and splashed buckets of bright paint across the walls and furniture, it might look like the bold, whimsical interior of MSC Splendida's Club 33
Courtesy of MSC CruisesIf an artist walked through a lounge and splashed buckets of bright paint across the walls and furniture, it might look like the bold, whimsical interior of MSC Splendida's Club 33

Bars & lounges

The Purple Jazz Bar

The drink list at The Purple Jazz Bar is inspired by jazz music, offering spirits such as rare whiskies, cognac, aged grappa, vodka, gin and aged tequila.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Top Sail Lounge
  • Where: MSC Splendida

  • What: MSC Splendida
  • Where: Mediterranean Sea

  • What: MSC Yacht Club stateroom
  • Where: MSC Splendida
  • Relaxing in the MSC Aurea Spa
  • Live entertainment at the 1,600-seat Strand Theatre
  • Worldy cuisines from L'Olivo Restaurant

Top dining options on board

La Reggia Restaurant

  • Style: Italian
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Tex Mex Santa Fe Restaurant

  • Style: Tex Mex

Fast facts

3,274 Passengers [?]
1,332 Crew
18 Decks
2009 Maiden voyage
137,936 Tonnage [?]
1,016 Length in feet
125 Width in feet (max beam)
24 speed (mph) [?]

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