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MSC Musica

MSC Musica Review and Specifications

Specifications of MSC Musica

Year built2006  /  Age : 13
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
Christened bySophia Loren

Current itinerary / position of MSC Musica

MSC Musica current cruise is 20 days, one-way from Marseille to Buenos Aires. The itinerary starts on 12 Nov, 2019 and ends on 02 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
12 Nov 18:00    Departing from Marseille, France Riviera hotels
13 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Genoa, Milan, Italy
14 Nov 13:00 - 19:00    Barcelona, Spain
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Cadiz, Spain
17 Nov 09:00 - 18:00    Lisbon, Portugal
19 Nov 09:00 - 18:00    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
25 Nov 08:00 - 13:30    Recife, Brazil
26 Nov 09:00 - 16:00    Maceio, Brazil
27 Nov 09:00 - 16:00    Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
29 Nov 09:00 - 18:00    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
02 Dec 08:00    Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina hotels

Review of MSC Musica

Launched in 2006, MSC Musica is the first of MSC Cruises Musica-class ships, together with Orchestra, Poesia and Magnifica.

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 2,550-passenger cruise ship MSC Musica was launched in 2006 as MSC Cruises fleet's largest vessel (at the time). With Musica, MSC grabbed a large piece of the English speaking cruising 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.

Cruise itinerary program

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.

Cabins

MSC Musica has a total of 1275 cabins (of which 18 Suites, 809 Balcony, 275 Inside rooms) in 8 grades. Most MSC Musica staterooms are 160-190-sq. foot Balcony rooms. The largest aboard MSC Musica is the Suite (270 ft2).

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 a 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-seat Dining Room, offers different Italian traditional meals and wines; open for Breakfast 7:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; with 7-course dinner menu; also features vegan and vegetarian meals)
  • Le Maxim’s Restaurant (714-seat Main Dining Room, with 2 fixed dinner seatings; dinner-only)
  • Kaito Restaurant (54-seat Asian speciality restaurant; open for Lunch and Dinner)
  • Gli Archi Restaurant (472-seat, self-service buffet; offers Afternoon and occasional midnight buffet)
  • Onboard Pizzeria (inside Gli Archi, surcharge)
  • Il Giardino Steakhouse (250-seat, inside Gli Archi, steaks and seafood speciality restaurant).

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-deck high central ship area with live entertainment)
  • Bar della Cascata Bar (142-seat Atrium Lobby; speciality coffee offered)
  • Cybercafe (Internet computers room)
  • Teatro La Scala Theatre (1240-seat, 2-level; features grand-style show productions and classical concerts, with 2 shows per night - at 8:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.)
  • Il Tucano Lounge and Bar (477-seat lounge with full bar and dance floor; hosts shows, bingo, trivia quizzes, aerobic classes)
  • Blue Velvet Bar (220-seat speciality coffees bar)
  • The Diamond Bar (45-seat); The Golden Bar (45-seat cocktail bar)
  • Sanremo Casino (222-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Card Room; Library (card and board games)
  • L’Enoteca Bar (135-seat wine bar)
  • Havana Club (32-seat smoking room with full bar)
  • Crystal Lounge and Bar (336-seat show lounge with full bar, karaoke, dance competitions, game shows, cooking demonstrations, occasional midnight buffets)
  • Duty-Free Shop; MSC Logo Shop; Diamond Shop; Accessories Shop; Le Parfum; L’Angolo dell’Oggetto; Via Montenapoleone Boutique; Lo Smeraldo; Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Art gallery
  • MSC Musica Aurea Spa and Fitness (1160 m2 complex, with Sauna, Relaxation Room, Frigidarium, Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, 2 Whirlpools, Aerobics Studio/Yoga classes, Beauty Salon, Spa Bar)
  • Fitness (complimentary Gym, fitness classes at a surcharge)
  • Copacabana Pool (salt water pool with two Whirlpools and a mini pool, served by Blue Marlin Bar)
  • La Spiaggia Pool (outdoor pool with two Whirlpools, served by Laguna Bar)
  • Q32 Disco and Nightclub (a 172-seat club with dance floor, bowling lanes; dance classes; during the day serves as a teen club)
  • Teen Club (13–17 aged lounge)
  • Space Trip (kids club area); Children’s Indoor/Outdoor Playrooms
  • Video Games Arcade; Shuffleboard; Deck Quoits; 9-hole Mini Golf Course
  • Solarium (adults-only area with 2 Whirlpools)
  • LED Wall (outdoor screen for virtual games)
  • Sports Center (combined sports court for volleyball, basketball, tennis)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

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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 Itineraries

The below listed MSC Musica cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest MSC Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Nov 12 1 day, one-way from Marseille to Genoa Marseille
2019 Nov 12 2 days, one-way from Marseille to Barcelona Marseille
2019 Nov 12 20 days, one-way from Marseille to Buenos Aires Marseille
2019 Nov 13 19 days, one-way from Genoa to Buenos Aires Genoa
2019 Nov 14 18 days, one-way from Barcelona to Buenos Aires Barcelona
2019 Nov 25 4 days, one-way from Recife to Rio de Janeiro Recife
2019 Dec 02 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 10 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 18 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 26 10 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 05 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 14 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 23 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 01 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 10 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 19 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 28 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 07 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 16 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 25 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Venice Buenos Aires
2020 Apr 16 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Apr 19 4 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2020 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Brindisi
2020 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Brindisi
2020 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 May 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Brindisi
2020 May 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 May 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 May 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 May 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 May 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 May 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 May 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2020 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 19 6 days, one-way from Brindisi to Venice Brindisi
2020 Oct 22 3 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2020 Oct 25 26 days, one-way from Venice to Durban Venice
2020 Nov 20 2 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2020 Nov 22 5 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2020 Nov 27 3 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2020 Nov 30 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2020 Dec 04 3 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2020 Dec 07 4 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2020 Dec 11 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2020 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2020 Dec 18 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2020 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2020 Dec 26 14 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Jan 09 2 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Jan 11 4 days, one-way from Durban to Cape Town Durban
2021 Jan 15 5 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Cape Town
2021 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip South Africa Cape Town
2021 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip South Africa Cape Town
2021 Jan 30 2 days, round-trip South Africa Cape Town
2021 Feb 01 4 days, one-way from Cape Town to Durban Cape Town
2021 Feb 05 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Feb 08 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Feb 12 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Feb 15 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Feb 19 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Feb 22 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Feb 26 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 01 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 05 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 08 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 12 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 15 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 19 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 22 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 26 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Mar 29 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Apr 02 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Apr 05 4 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2021 Apr 09 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Apr 12 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Apr 16 2 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Apr 18 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2021 Apr 21 25 days, one-way from Durban to Venice Durban

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