MSC Fantasia

MSC Fantasia current position

MSC Fantasia current location is at Adriatic Sea (coordinates 43.50065 N / 16.43613 E) cruising en route to Bari. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MSC Fantasia

MSC Fantasia current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean. Prices start from USD 578 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 28 Jun, 2022 and ends on 05 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
28 Jun 18:00    Departing from Bari, Italy hotels
29 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece
30 Jun 08:00 - 20:30    Dubrovnik, Croatia, Port Cruz
02 Jul 08:00 - 21:00    Trieste, Italy
03 Jul 09:00 - 15:00    Ancona, Italy
04 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Split, Croatia
05 Jul 08:00    Arriving in Bari, Italy hotels

Specifications of MSC Fantasia

Year built2008  /  Age: 14
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassFantasia
Building costUSD 550 million
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)333 m / 1093 ft
Beam (width)37 m / 121 ft
Gross Tonnage137936 gt
Passengers3274 - 3929
Crew1637
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks17
Cabins1637
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsMSC Divina, MSC Preziosa, MSC Splendida
Christened bySophia Loren
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises

MSC Fantasia Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $578
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $578
2022 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $578
2022 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $578
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $578
2022 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $578
2022 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $658
2022 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $658
2022 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $658
2022 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $658
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $658
2022 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $658
2022 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $658
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $658
2022 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $658
2022 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $688
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $688
2022 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $858
2022 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $688
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $688
2022 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $688
2022 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $658
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $1028
2022 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $658
2022 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $578
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $648
2022 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $578
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $528
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona $568
2022 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $528
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $488
2022 Sep 04 6 days, one-way from Ancona to Trieste Ancona $679
2022 Sep 06 6 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1189
2022 Sep 10 4 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $459
2022 Sep 10 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $1069
2022 Sep 12 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1889
2022 Sep 14 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1069
2022 Sep 17 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $1719
2022 Sep 21 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $1069
2022 Sep 23 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1679
2022 Sep 25 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1179
2022 Oct 02 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Trieste $1069
2022 Oct 06 26 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Rio de Janeiro Piraeus-Athens $949
2022 Oct 08 25 days, one-way from Istanbul to Santos Istanbul $599
2022 Oct 08 24 days, one-way from Istanbul to Rio de Janeiro Istanbul $889
2022 Oct 13 5 days, one-way from Trieste to Marseille Trieste $199
2022 Oct 13 6 days, one-way from Trieste to Barcelona Trieste $199
2022 Oct 13 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Funchal Trieste $489
2022 Oct 13 16 days, one-way from Trieste to Salvador de Bahia Trieste $439
2022 Oct 13 20 days, one-way from Trieste to Santos Trieste $499
2022 Oct 13 19 days, one-way from Trieste to Rio de Janeiro Trieste $439
2022 Oct 15 18 days, one-way from Messina to Santos Messina $439
2022 Oct 17 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Rio de Janeiro Civitavecchia-Rome $349
2022 Oct 17 16 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Santos Civitavecchia-Rome $399
2022 Oct 18 15 days, one-way from Marseille to Santos Marseille $349
2022 Oct 18 14 days, one-way from Marseille to Rio de Janeiro Marseille $329
2022 Oct 19 13 days, one-way from Barcelona to Rio de Janeiro Barcelona $299
2022 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Santos Barcelona $329
2022 Oct 22 11 days, one-way from Funchal to Santos Funchal $499
2022 Nov 02 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $349
2022 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip South America Santos $389
2022 Nov 15 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $319
2022 Nov 21 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $329
2022 Nov 30 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $339
2022 Dec 06 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $349
2022 Dec 18 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $419
2022 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip South America Santos $499
2022 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $1109
2023 Jan 05 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $519
2023 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $989
2023 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $999
2023 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $859
2023 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $729
2023 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $939
2023 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $959
2023 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip South America Santos $779
2023 Feb 26 4 days, round-trip South America Santos $349
2023 Mar 06 4 days, round-trip South America Santos $349
2023 Mar 13 4 days, round-trip South America Santos $349
2023 Mar 17 3 days, round-trip South America Santos $339
2023 Mar 20 4 days, round-trip South America Santos $349
2023 Mar 27 4 days, round-trip South America Santos $349
2023 Apr 03 13 days, one-way from Santos to Lisbon Santos $299
2023 Apr 04 12 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon Rio de Janeiro $299
2023 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Kiel Lisbon $359
2023 Apr 30 4 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $239
2023 May 04 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $699
2023 May 14 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $629
2023 May 21 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $629
2023 May 28 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $629
2023 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $779
2023 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $809
2023 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $759
2023 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $809
2023 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $759
2023 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $849
2023 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $799
2023 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $849
2023 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $799
2023 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $849
2023 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $799
2023 Aug 20 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $1029
2023 Aug 31 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel $719
2023 Sep 10 13 days, one-way from Kiel to Genoa Kiel $499

MSC Fantasia Review

Review of MSC Fantasia

The 2008-built MSC Fantasia cruise ship is the first of MSC's Fantasia-class liner, followed by the sisterships DivinaPreziosa, Splendida.

The vessel (IMO number 9359791) is Panama-flagged (MMSI 370648000) and registered in Colon.

History - construction and ownership

MSC Cruises (MSC Crociere) is a passenger shipping company headquartered in Genoa and Naples. It was established in 1960. Today, MSC Crociere is a subsidiary of MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) - world's 2nd largest containership company. MSC Crociere is the world's largest privately-owned cruise company. By annual passenger shipping volumes, MSC is ranked world's 4th largest cruise company (after Carnival Corporation, RCCL-Royal Caribbean and NCL-Norwegian) with over 5% global market share.

MSC Fantasia cruise ship

The 4000-passenger ship MSC Fantasia debuted in December 2008. At that time her capacity made this MSC cruise ship the largest ever built for the line. Fantasia is a brand-new class representative for this rapidly growing company. 

Decks and Cabins

MSC Fantasia staterooms (1637 total, in 12 grades) include 107x Suites, 1142x Balcony, 94x Oceanview, 294x Inside. Most staterooms are Balcony (sized 190 ft2 / 18 m2) with cabin balconies sized 40 ft2 / 4 m2. The largest accommodations are the Yacht Club Royal Suites (400 ft2 / 37 m2, with wraparound terrace sized 170 ft2 / 16 m2).

The boat has 17 decks, of which 14 are passenger-accessible and 9 with cabins.

MSC Fantasia decks are named with Italian adjectives and superlatives.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The ship's MDR, Red Velvet, is split between two decks and features furnishings ranging from Murano glass chandeliers, refined porcelain and crystal glasses to red velvet cushions and silver flatware. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Red Velvet serves a different menu each evening, inspired by an Italian region with typical cuisine and renowned wines. The breakfast menu features an MSC Express breakfast or a selection of fried, scrambled, hard-boiled or poached eggs cooked to order, omelettes, bacon, tomatoes, cold meats, yogurt, cereals,fresh fruit, pastries, bread, smoked salmon, cheese, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juices along with a special of the day. A 3-course menu is served for lunch comprising of starters, main course, a special dish and desserts.

MSC Fantasia cruise ship

Follows the complete list of MSC Fantasia restaurants and food bars.

  • Red Velvet Restaurant (2-level forward Dining Room, capacity 650 seats on level 1, size 1080 m2; capacity 568 seats on level 2, size 907 m2; open for Breakfast 7-10 am, Lunch 12-2 pm and Dinner (with 2 fixed dinner seatings- 7 pm and 9:30 pm), with different Italian region traditional meals and wines served each evening, 7-course dinner menu, including vegan and vegetarian dishes, Deck 5)
  • Il Cerchio d’Oro Restaurant (aft Dining Room, capacity 724 seats, Mediterranean cuisine, open for Breakfast 7:00-10:00 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:45 p.m., features a 3-course menu for lunch, 7-course for dinner, size 1227 m2)
  • Zanzibar (473 seats) and L’ Africana (443 seats) Buffet Restaurants (self service, complimentary, open for Breakfast 6:30-10am, lunch 12-3:30pm and Dinner 7-10pm). Both buffets have different food stations/corners- Grill Takeaway (hot dogs, burgers, wraps), Pizza, Pasta, Mediterranean, Ethnic, Carving Show (pork, beef, chicken, turkey), Children (healthy food), Bakery.
  • L’ Etoile Restaurant (96-seat aft Dining Room for MSC yacht club passengers/dinner-only, French and Italian gourmet cuisine, selected French, Italian and Spanish wines; surcharges a la carte, size 218 m2).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MSC Fantasia offers a casino, theatre, and library. For those who are keen on sports, there is a modern fitness centre, sauna, 12 jacuzzis, 4 pools (Aqua Park, Il Tropici, Catalano, The One/yacht club). Among the best features of this MSC ship, are the signature “Aurea Spa” treatments, the “MSC Yacht Club” complex with its 71 beautiful suites, and the adults-only “Top 18” premium deck area. 

Ship's beauty is a perfect mix of advanced technology and elegance, combined with exclusive services. For the very first time on a ship, guests can walk on stairs made from Swarovski crystal. Transparent ceiling allows passengers to experience all the magic of the night sky while cruising.

Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

MSC Fantasia cruise ship

Follows the complete list of MSC Fantasia lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Medical Center (6-seat Infirmary, size 284 m2, Deck 4) is the ship’s hospital operated by resident doctors/physicians and nurses on 24-hour duty. Payments are made by the boarding pass (treatments equivalent to a private doctor’s visit). General health insurance policies do not apply, so buying cruise health insurance is recommended.
  • Fantasia Atrium (5-decks high midship area, panoramic elevators, live entertainment)
  • Reception (140-seat guest services desk, reservations, booking, assistance, size 479 m2, Deck 5)
  • Business Center (36-seat conference/meeting room, size 47m2, Deck 5)
  • Fantasia Bar (129-seat Atrium Lobby bar, size 120 m2, Deck 5)
  • Cyber Library (4 Internet computers room, combined with 10 seat library, size 52 m2, Deck 5)
  • Teatro L’Avanguardia Theatre (capacity 1649 seats, for concerts, classical music, grand show and musical productions, offering 2 shows per night- at 7 and 8:45 pm, level 1 of 2, size 2086 m2, Deck 6/7)
  • Casino Delle Palme (capacity 323 seats, guests must be over 18, smoking allowed in certain areas, has slots, gambling tables, a full bar, size 1017 m2, Deck 6)
  • Poker Room (27-seat Texas Hold’Em room next to the Fantasia’s Casino, size 55 m2, Deck 6)
  • Video Games Arcade (size 55 m2, Deck 6)
  • The Cigar Club Lounge (29-seat smoking room, with brand liquors selection, size 85 m2, Deck 6)
  • Piazza San Giorgio (80-seat Italian Square designed area with live music, with Ice Cream/Gelato Bar, Chocolate and Pastry shop; surcharges a la carte, size 460 m2, Deck 6)
  • The Mini Mall ((duty-free alcohol, tobacco, electronic equipment, snacks, iPhones, gaming consoles, size 53 m2, Deck 6)
  • Duty-Free Shop (for snacks, liquors,  tobaccos, electronic equipment, Deck 6)
  • La Boutique (6-seat, brand fashion clothes, size 76 m2, Deck 6)
  • MSC Logo Shop (sweatshirts, toys, games, etc, size 42 m2, Deck 6)
  • Il Gioiello Shop (jewelry, accessories, leather goods, watches, size 62 m2, Deck 6)
  • La Vele Bar (89-seat specialty cocktails bar, size 392 m2, Deck 6)
  • Shore Excursions Desk (14-seat, planning and booking, size 100 m2, Deck 6)
  • L’Angolo dell’Oggetto Shop (jewelry, watches, sunglasses, size 43 m2, Deck 6)
  • La Caramella Shop (candies, sweets and toys, size 30 m2, Deck 6)
  • La Profumeria  (shop for brand cosmetics and perfumes, size 48 m2, Deck 7)
  • Logo Shop (selling MSC Logo items and toys, size 42 m2, Deck 7)
  • Il Transatlantico Bar (108-seat piano bar, live music, hosts Martini tastings, size 393 m2, Deck 7)
  • Gallery Plaza (4-seat art exhibitions and auctions, size 110 m2, Deck 7)
  • Photo Gallery (photo services and equipment shop, size 145 m2, Deck 7)
  • Manhattan Bar (112-seat jazz bar, rare liquors selection, live music, trivia quizzes, size 235 m2, Deck 7)
  • Sports Bar (88-seat, open 3-12 pm; has large TVs and 2 10-pin bowling lanes, karaoke; a la carte surcharge snacks, sandwiches, salads, size 148 m2, Deck 7)
  • Il Cappuccino Bar (58-seat specialty coffee bar, with complimentary cookies and pastries, featuring Cappucino, American Coffee, Espresso Martini; coffee packages available for purchasing, size 258 m2, Deck 7)
  • La Cantina Toscana (117-seat tapas and wine bar, wine tastings, size 340 m2, Deck 7)
  • L’ Insolito Lounge (232-seat, 888 m2 aft show lounge, with dance floor, full bar, also hosts bingo and trivia games, Deck 7)
  • MSC Fantasia Aurea Spa (18299 ft2 / 1700 m2 spa complex/open 9am-9pm; with Beauty Salon, Treatment Rooms, Relaxation Room, Solarium, Thermal Suite- 2 Steam Rooms and 4 Saunas, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, 1 heated pool with sliding roof, 3 Whirlpools, Deck 14)
  • Fitness (Gym is open 6am-10pm, guests must be over 14, Deck 14)
  • The Pool Shop (swimwear, accessories, size 42 m2, Deck 14)
  • I Tropici Pool (54-seat spa pool with sliding glass roof; open 7am-7pm), served by the I Tropici Bar (poolside cold-hot drinks, fruit juices, cocktails, size 820 m2, Deck 14)
  • LED Wall (open air video games screen, Deck 14)
  • Aqua Park (water play area, with 1 main pool, 2 Whirlpools, splash kids areas; open 7am-7pm, size 2091 m2, Deck 14)
  • Bar Delle Fontane (102-seat Aqua Park ice cream bar/and drinks, Deck 14)
  • The Glass Bar (94-seat outdoor Aqua Park poolside bar, Deck 14)
  • Top Sail Lounge (116-seat MSC Yacht Club Lounge with panoramic views and piano live music, serving continental breakfast 11:30am-2pm, buffet lunch 12-4:30pm and Afternoon Tea after 4:30pm, size 297 m2, Deck 15)
  • Concierge Area (24-seat, size 113 m2, Deck 15)
  • 2 Whirlpools, Deck 15
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track (6,5 laps = 1 ml), Deck 15
  • Il Polo Nord (kids club Arctic-themed area with 1 outdoor pool and indoor play areas with TVs, games, arts-crafts, etc; size 195 m2, Deck 15). The kids' lounge also hosts feature activities by the new MSC-LEGO partnership called “Lego Experience at Sea”. The new fleetwide program is complimentary and uses LEGO materials for: LEGO DUPLO (kids 3- yo), Classic LEGO bricks plus Vertical Play Wall (kids 7-11 yo), Building Happening (6-11 yo /themed builds).
  • I Graffiti Disco (50-seat teens club, has a dance floor, bar, karaoke, foosball, size 110 m2, Deck 15)
  • Kids Club (kids play area, TV screens, movies, games, craft activities, climbing area, mini football nets, with a 2 section Kids Club –  Mini Club for children aged 3-6 years, and Junior Club for 7-12 years, Deck 15).
  • Teens Toboga (the Fantasia’s water slide, open 2-5 pm)
  • Lido Catalano Pool (adults only, open 7am-7pm, size 320 m2, Deck 15), served by the Gaudi Bar (126-seat alfresco poolside bar, size 57 m2)
  • Liquid Disco & Nightclub (136-seat, 504 m2 disco club with a full bar, dancing lessons, Deck 16)
  • Teen Club / Teen’s Area (for younger passengers between 13 and 17 years, live music, dance classes, sports, and video games, 30-seat, size 85 m2, Deck 16)
  • Teens Toboga (water slide, entrance; open 2-5 pm, Deck 16)
  • Virtual World (10-seat, teen-only, with 10 video games arcade machines; open 9am-8pm, size 80 m2, Deck 16)
  • F1 Simulator (Formula 1 car simulator/at a surcharge, size 40 m2, Deck 16)
  • 4D Cinema (10 moving seats/surcharge, size 45 m2, Deck 16)
  • MSC Arena Sports Center (combined sports court for basketball, volleyball, soccer, with stadium seating and huge outdoor movie screen with 137 seats and size 290 m2, Deck 16)
  • Shuffleboard, Squash, Tennis, and Foosball Tables, Deck 16
  • Fantasia’s The One Pool (128-seat, for MSC Yacht Club guests only, with 2 Whirlpools), served by The One Bar (12-seat complimentary butler service restaurant for lunch/pasta, salads), size 1177 m2, Deck 18
  • Top 18 Exclusive Solarium (adult-only private area, has 1 Whirlpool, Garden area, Tiki Bar; daily or full cruise passes can be purchased at the reception or at the entrance of the Top 18, Deck 18).

Itineraries

MSC Fantasia itinerary program is based on 7-day Western Mediterranean cruises from Civitavecchia-Rome, Naples, Barcelona and Marseille. Fantasia also offers voyages to Holy Land and the Canary Islands.

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Fantasia is NSC's first Fantasia-class liner, with sisterships DivinaPreziosaSplendida. At the time of its launch, this was the largest passenger ship ever built for a European company. One of the most beautiful and affordable big cruise ships, 75% of all cabins are with private balconies.

Fantasia is the first MSC cruise ship to visit the line's new private island in the UAE. This is a small isle, connected to the main Sir Bani Yas island. It is for MSC passengers only, open when their ship stops at Sir Bani Yas as part of its Dubai cruise itinerary.

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