Review of MSC Grandiosa deck 16 (Velazquez-Sports-Yacht Club1)
On Deck 16 are located mainly sports and kids facilities. MSC Cruises' onboard sports program is named DOREBRO, while a new interactive cooking class (DOREMI Chef) is lead by the Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco. Both programs are designed for kids and teenagers.
The DOREBRO sports program is via partnership with the UK-based King’s Active. The program targets kids and teens (3-17-years-old) and offers a variety of active sports and games into 2 daily sessions. The “DOREMI Chef by Carlo Cracco” cooking class is via partnership the 2-star Michelin chef Carlo Cracco. The cooking class is led by one of the ship’s chefs, features the DOREMI mascot and targets kids ages 3-11. They will be able to learn homemade pasta making from scratch, to receive cooking hints and tips, and upon completion, each kid receives an official mini-chef certificate signed by the Michelin chef Cracco himself.
The fore-located Solarium is an adults-only sundeck / relaxation area (on Deck 16 is its upper level / 2 of 2). The fore-located 167-seat Top Sail Lounge (size 4553 ft2 / 423 m2) is exclusive (open to Yacht Club passengers only) with a dedicated concierge area (size 538 ft2 / 50 m2). It features floor-ceiling windows (for panoramic bow views), plenty of seating (sofas, chairs, and tables), designated Bar (table service). Drinks are served free to all MSC Yacht Club passengers. Snacks are also complimentary and offered throughout the day. The entire YC Suite-exclusive complex is named MSC YACHT CLUB Lounge & Bar.
MSC Gym by TechnoGym (fitness centre, size 6135 ft2 / 570 m2, open between 9 am - 10 pm) features floor-ceiling windows, cardio equipment, 14 treadmills, 6 exercise bikes (of which 3 pro and 3 recumbent), Kinesis machine, free weights training area, separate spinning room and circuit training area, separate studio for classes. Yoga, pilates and group bike training cost EUR 10 per person per hour. A fitness package (including 3 personal training sessions and 2 body analyzer scans) costs EUR 59.
On Deck 16 are also located 4D Interactive Cinema (EUR 8 per person, EUR 6 for kids), SPORTPLEX Team Sports Arena (multiuse sports court for playing basketball, tennis, football, volleyball, size 208 m2, lower level 1 of 2), Super Amusement Park (TV Games, team sports, two “Formula 1” F1 car simulators, full-size Bowling Alley, Flight Simulator), Virtual Games Arcade (size 166 m2), Power Walking Track (runs around half the entire ship / 1 lap = 328 m).
Sports Bar (24-seat drinks and finger food bar, size 3433 ft2 / 319 m2) is an American-dinner type food bar that serves beers, soft drinks, hot dogs, popcorns, snacks, energy and protein drinks, shakes, and juices.
The aft-located Horizon Amphitheatre is a sundeck (outdoor theatre, size 11571 ft2 / 1,075 m2, decks 16-18) with capacity 140 seats (loungers-deckchairs) and a sundeck / Horizon swimming pool (size 9256 ft2 / 860 m2).
Cruise cabins from 16001 to 16026, all of which are Yacht Club suites in categories Interior and DeLuxe.