MSC Musica

MSC Musica current position

MSC Musica current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 44.41095 N / 8.91867 E) cruising en route to Genoa. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MSC Musica

Year built2006  /  Age: 15
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMusica
Building costUSD 360 million
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage92409 gt
Passengers2550 - 3060
Crew1014
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks16
Cabins1275
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsMSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia, MSC Magnifica
Christened bySophia Loren
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MSC Musica Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 May 11 24 days, one-way from Durban to Venice Durban $1210
2022 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $818
2022 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $818
2022 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $818
2022 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $858
2022 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $818
2022 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $818
2022 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $868
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $868
2022 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $868
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $868
2022 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $948
2022 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $948
2022 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $948
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $948
2022 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $948
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $948
2022 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1028
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1028
2022 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1028
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1028
2022 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $948
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $948
2022 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $868
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $868
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $818
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $818
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $778
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $818
2022 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $778
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $778
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $778
2022 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $818
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $698
2022 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $738
2022 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $598
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $768
2022 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $598
2022 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $598
2022 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $598
2022 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $638
2022 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $608
2022 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $648
2022 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $548
2022 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $588
2022 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $548
2022 Nov 06 6 days, one-way from Bari to Venice Bari $579

MSC Musica Review

Review of MSC Musica

The 2006-built MSC Musica cruise ship is the first of MSC Cruises' Musica-class liners, with sisterships Orchestra, Poesia, Magnifica.

The vessel (IMO number 9320087) is Panama-flagged (MMSI 352003000) 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 Musica cruise ship

The 2500-passenger ship MSC Musica was launched in 2006 as the MSC fleet's largest vessel (at the time). With Musica, MSC grabbed a large piece of the English-speaking source market, but the liner attracted different nationalities - Germans and British in the winter, Italians in the summer months, as well as more and more Americans during high season.

Decks and Cabins

MSC Musica staterooms (1275 total, in 8 grades) include 18x Suites, 809x Balconies, 173x Oceanviews, 275x Inside. Most staterooms are sized 150-190 ft2 / 14-18 m2. Most cabin balconies are sized 40 ft2 / 4 m2. The largest are the Balcony Suites (270 ft2 / 25 m2 with terrace sized 50 ft2 / 5 m2).

The boat has 16 decks, of which 13 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

MSC Musica decks are named after musical terms/tempos.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Two formal restaurants onboard MSC Musica serve Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in traditional assigned seatings. Two buffet restaurants, which seem like a single dining area during the day, with long-serving counters, provide casual dining for breakfast and lunch. The aft buffet restaurant is reserved at night for seated dining and features a steak-house menu and extra charge; the forward one serves pizza. The à la carte sushi and Asian speciality restaurants require reservations and carry an additional charge. Ship's room service is limited to a menu including cold sandwiches and Continental Breakfast. Midnight buffets vary, ranging from traditional shipboard gala affair to themed snack-type offerings.

MSC Musica cruise ship

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

  • L’Oleandro Restaurant (720 seats Dining Room, serving Breakfast 7:30-9:30 am, Lunch 12-2 pm, and Dinner (formal dining, with 2 fixed seatings- at 7 and 9:30 pm, size 1120 m2)
  • Belle Epoque Restaurant (714 seats dinner-only Dining Room, with 2 fixed seatings- at 6:15 and 8:45 pm), left section is American-vegetarian cuisine, and right – Italian-Mediterranean, size 1120 m2)
  • Gli Archi Restaurant (capacity 349 seats cafeteria/self-service complimentary buffet, with different food sections; open for breakfast 7-10 am, lunch 11:30am-4:30pm, afternoon tea 4-5pm, dinner and late-night snacks 7pm-12am, size 1811 m2)
  • Onboard Pizzeria (in Gli Archi, open 7-10:30 pm, pizza and calzone, cover charge a la carte, usually between  €5.20  and €9.00)
  • Il Giardino Steakhouse (250 seats steaks and seafood specialty restaurant/a la carte surcharge PP, reservations recommended, open 7-11 pm)
  • Kaito Restaurant (54 seats Japanese specialty restaurant/a la carte menu sushi bar, open for Lunch 12-3 pm and Dinner 7-12 pm, size 150 m2).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MSC Cruises Musica ship provides a casino, cinema, and library. The professional entertainment is provided in Teatro La Scala. Another venue is the Tucano Show Lounge. Feel free to dance in the Disco, stay in touch in Musica Internet café or the virtual reality centre. Stay slim and fit after visiting the fitness centre, or enjoy the three pools and seven jacuzzis, plus sauna and beauty salon. Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

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

  • Musica Atrium (3-decks high midship area with a grand piano on water)
  • La Cascata Reception (56-seat guest services, reservations, bookings, size 250 m2)
  • Bar della Cascata Bar (142 seats specialty coffee Atrium Lobby bar/a la carte menu, complimentary cookies, pastries; selling also coffee packages, size 400 m2)
  • Teatro La Scala Theatre (capacity 1123 seats, grand shows, concerts, acrobatic performances, with 2 night shows- at 7 and 9 pm, size 1249 m2, level 1 of 2)
  • Il Tucano Bar Lounge (477 seats, 920 m2 show lounge with dance floor, full bar, shows, quiz games, karaoke, bingo, Sudoku, dance parties, and classes)
  • Sala Viola Meeting Room (capacity 26 seats, 35 m2)
  • Blue Velvet Bar Lounge (142 seats specialty coffees bar/a la carte menu, with complimentary snacks and desserts; sells coffee packages, size 500 m2)
  • MSC Logo Shop (clothes, towels, toys, games, souvenirs, size 60 m2)
  • L’Angolo Dell’Oggetto (brand jewelry, sunglasses, watches, size 35 m2)
  • Accessories Shop (leather goods boutique)
  • Le Parfum (brand cosmetics and perfumes, size 70 m2)
  • The Mini Mall (size 60 m2)
  • The Diamond Shop (luxury jewelry, accessories, size 60 m2)
  • Duty-Free Shop (liquor, tobaccos, snacks, electronics)
  • Via Montenapoleone Boutique (brand fashion clothes, size 120 m2)
  • Lo Smeraldo Shop (luxury jewelry and accessories by brands such as Chimento and Pandora, watches, accessories, pens)
  • The Golden Bar (45 seats specialty cocktails bar with live music, size 190 m2)
  • The Diamond Bar (45 seats cocktail bar, live music, size 190 m2)
  • MSC Travel Agency / Shore Excursions Desk (3-seat, booking, information, size 73 m2)
  • Sanremo Casino (capacity 196 seats, size 630 m2, smoking allowed, has slots, gambling tables, Blackjack, Roulette, own full bar)
  • Card Room (28-seat Texas Hold’Em poker room, next to the Musica’s Casino, size 40 m2)
  • Library (12 seats, books in different languages, board games, size 40 m2)
  • Art Gallery (12-seat art exhibitions, auctions, size 200 m2)
  • Cyber Cafe (18 Internet computers room, open 24-hour, size 128 m2)
  • L’Enoteca Bar (135 seats wine bar, tapas, wine tastings, live music, size 324 m2)
  • Havana Club (32 seats cigar and premium liquors bar/smoking lounge, size 140 m2)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop (photo services, cameras, accessories, size 285 m2)
  • Crystal Lounge & Bar (capacity 336 seats, dance floor, full bar, karaoke, dance competitions, game shows, cabaret/live musical performances, size 850 m2)
  • MSC Musica Aurea Spa & Fitness (size 12486 ft2 / 1160 m2 spa & gym complex, with Beauty Salon, Solarium, Steam Room, Sauna, Relaxation Room, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, Treatment Rooms, Tanning Showers, 2 Whirlpools; Spa opens 8 am - 8 pm, Gym opens 6 am - 10 pm/complimentary, with Aerobics Room for classes), served by the MSC Aurea Spa Bar (16 seats, serving hot-cold drinks, fresh juices, cocktails)
  • Copacabana Pool (outdoor saltwater pool with 2 Whirlpools and a round mini  pool, open 7 am - 7 pm), served by the Blue Marlin Bar (al fresco poolside bar, size 96 m2), pool area's size is 1600 m2
  • La Spiaggia Pool (the smaller saltwater outdoor pool with a sliding glass roof and 2 Whirlpools), served by the Laguna Bar (ice cream, smoothies, size 96 m2), pool area's size is 1300 m2
  • Outdoor LED Movie Screen (by the Copacabana pool)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track (10 laps = 1 ml, size 575 m2), Golf Net (portside), Tennis Tables, Shuffleboard
  • Children’s Indoor and Outdoor Playrooms (soft play areas, TVs, movies, games, crafts-arts, outdoor splash pool, mini football)
  • Space Trip (15-seat kids club area, size 70 m2)
  • Video Games Arcade (5 machines, size 65 m2)
  • Q32 Disco & Nightclub (214-seat club with dance floor, full bar, size 615 m2)
  • Juniors Club & Teens Club (16-seat teenagers lounge with live music, dance parties, classes, sports and video games, size 45 m2)
  • Medical Center (3-seat Infirmary, size 230 m2) 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
  • Shuffleboard (size 354 m2)
  • 9-hole Mini-Golf Course (by the Musica’s funnel, size 54 m2)
  • Top 16 Solarium (adults-only sundeck relaxation area with 2 Whirlpools)
  • LED Wall (huge outdoor screen for virtual games playing)
  • Combined Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer; complimentary equipment from Deck 13’s pool zone, size 474 m2).

Itineraries

MSC Musica itinerary program is based on 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from La Romana, Pointe-a-Pitre and Fort-de-France. During summer, Musica operates 7-day Eastern Mediterranean cruises out of Venice to the Greek Islands. The ship also offers cheap Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and the Caribbean.

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MSC Cruises Musica ship is the company's first Musica-class liner (Inaugural cruise June 29, 2006), with sisterships the fleetmates MagnificaOrchestraPoesia.

The ship's last drydock refurbishment (October 19 through November 12) was at Port Marseille's Chantier Naval de Marseille Shipyard. The USD 40 million drydocking project included scheduled general maintenance works plus technology upgrades - including a new EGCSA (exhaust gas cleaning system / aka scrubbers). All staterooms and public areas were renovated. Vessel's previous drydock was in 2016 (November).

MSC Musica refurbishment 2019 review

The ship's last drydock refurbishment in 2019 (October 19 through November 12) was done at Port Marseille's Chantier Naval de Marseille Shipyard. The USD 40 million drydocking project included scheduled general maintenance works plus technology upgrades - including a new EGCSA (exhaust gas cleaning system / aka scrubbers). All staterooms and public areas were renovated.

Vessel's previous drydock was in 2016 (November).

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