MSC Musica

MSC Musica Review and Specifications

Specifications of MSC Musica

Year built2006  /  Age : 12
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMusica
Building costUSD 360 million
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
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 Refurbishment2016-2019
Christened bySophia Loren

Current itinerary of MSC Musica

MSC Musica current cruise is 24 days, one-way from Venice to Durban. The itinerary starts on 14 Oct, 2018 and ends on 07 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
14 Oct      Departing from Venice, Italy   
15 Oct 13:00 - 19:00     Brindisi, Italy   
17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
18 Oct 23:00 - 15:00     Suez Canal   
20 Oct 08:00 - 23:00     Eilat, Israel   
21 Oct 07:00 - 19:00     Aqaba, Jordan   
29 Oct 06:00 - 18:00     Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles   
01 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
03 Nov 07:00 - 17:00     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
07 Nov      Arriving in Durban, South Africa   

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 92,409-ton, 2,550-passenger cruise ship MSC Musica was launched in 2006, and her guests were amazed as she was the largest in the MSC cruise fleet, and christened by the superb film star Sophia Loren. This way MSC Cruises grabbed the largest piece of English speaking market, no matter the company is the famous “Beautiful, Passionate, Italian”. The Musica cruise ship attracted different nationalities – Germans in winter months, Italians in summer months, with the tendency to be attended by more and more Americans when the high season comes.

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 are the Suites (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 specialty 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 9:30p.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 specialty 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 specialty 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 center. Stay slim and fit after visiting the fitness center, 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; specialty 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 specialty 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 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 (172-seat club with dance floor, bowling lanes; dance classes; during the day serves as 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)
  • Sport Center (combined sports court for volleyball, basketball, tennis)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

MSC Musica wiki

  • MSC Musica cruise ship is the line's first Musica-class vessel (Inaugural cruise June 29, 2006). Her sisters in the fleet are the MSC ships MagnificaOrchestraPoesia.
  • Don't forget that on MSC Musica cruises kids sail for free!

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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
2018 Sep 29 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Kotor
2018 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2018 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2018 Oct 08 6 days, one-way from Brindisi to Venice Brindisi
2018 Oct 11 3 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2018 Oct 14 24 days, one-way from Venice to Durban Venice
2018 Nov 12 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Nov 16 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Nov 19 5 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Nov 24 2 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Nov 26 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Nov 30 3 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2018 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2018 Dec 07 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Dec 10 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Dec 14 2 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Dec 16 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Dec 19 3 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2018 Dec 19 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2018 Dec 22 5 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2019 Jan 07 3 days, one-way from Durban to Cape Town Durban
2019 Jan 14 4 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Cape Town
2019 Jan 18 2 days, round-trip South Africa Cape Town
2019 Jan 20 4 days, round-trip South Africa Cape Town
2019 Jan 24 4 days, one-way from Cape Town to Durban Cape Town
2019 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 01 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 04 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 08 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 11 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 15 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 18 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 22 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Mar 01 3 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2019 Mar 04 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Mar 08 3 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2019 Mar 11 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Mar 15 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Mar 18 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Mar 22 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Mar 29 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Apr 05 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Apr 12 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Apr 15 4 days, round-trip South Africa Cruise Durban
2019 Apr 19 4 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Apr 23 3 days, round-trip South Africa Durban
2019 Apr 26 24 days, one-way from Durban to Venice Durban
2019 May 20 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi
2019 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Oct 06 6 days, one-way from Brindisi to Venice Brindisi
2019 Oct 09 3 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2019 Oct 12 6 days, one-way from Venice to Genoa Venice
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 Dec 02 8 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 10 8 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 18 8 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 26 10 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 05 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 14 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 23 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 01 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 10 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 19 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 28 8 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 07 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 16 9 days, round-trip South America Cruise Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 25 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Venice Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 25 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Venice Buenos Aires