MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra Review and Specifications

Specifications of MSC Orchestra

Year built2007  /  Age : 11
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMusica
Building costUSD 480 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
Crew1054
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks16
Cabins1275
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened bySophia Loren

Current itinerary of MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra current cruise is 2 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise. The itinerary starts on 21 Sep, 2018 and ends on 23 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
21 Sep      Departing from Genoa, Milan, Italy   
22 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Marseille, France Riviera   
23 Sep      Arriving in Genoa, Milan, Italy   

Review of MSC Orchestra

Launched in 2007, MSC Orchestra is the second of MSC Cruises Musica-class ships, together with Musica, 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 Orchestra cruise ship

The 92,409-ton, 3,013-passenger cruise ship MSC Orchestra was designed by Italians with regard to Europeans. The ship has a stylish décor and a variety of public areas. Orchestra’s features, most of which specifically designed for families, include an array of sports, leisure and dinner possibilities. Orchestra guests are usually from any age and nationality.

Cruise itinerary program

MSC Orchestra itinerary program is based on Eastern Caribbean cruises from Pointe-a-Pitre and Fort-de-France. During summer, Orchestra operates on Western Mediterranean cruises from Genoa, Barcelona and Marseille, as well as on Baltic Sea cruises out of Kiel, including to Norway Fjords. Orchestra also offers Transatlantic repositioning crossings between the Caribbean and Europe.

Cabins

Most MSC Orchestra staterooms are 160-190-sq.foot Balcony rooms (809). There are a total of 1275 staterooms in 8 categories. The largest aboard MSC Orchestra are the Suites (270 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MSC Orchestra features an improved range of dining venues in comparison to her older fleet-mates. However, a majority of passengers prefer to dine in the MDRs, in which evening meals are set-tablemates, set-seating affairs. All other evening options feature an extra charge. L'Ibiscus and Villa Borghese are nearly identical in size, and both serve as main dining rooms. Breakfast and lunch are open seating.

MSC Orchestra cruise ship

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

  • Villa Borghese 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)
  • L’Ibiscus Restaurant (714-seat Main Dining Room, with 2 fixed dinner seatings; dinner-only)
  • Shanghai Restaurant (68-seat Asian specialty restaurant; open for Lunch and Dinner)
  • La Piazzetta Restaurant (349-seat, self service buffet and pizzeria; offers Afternoon and occasional midnight buffet)
  • Onboard Pizzeria (inside La Piazzetta, surcharge)
  • 4 Seasons Restaurant (250-seat, inside La Piazzetta, steaks and seafood specialty restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

As on all other MSC vessels, Orchestra has a casino, library, Spa and Fitness center, two pools and four jacuzzis, plus sauna and steam room. The entertainment is tailored to multinational guests, so there are fewer acts relying on the spoken word and more emphasizing music. The Covent Garden Theatre is the spot for daily shows, with two sittings, at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The evening shows are varied, featuring from classical concerts to magic shows.

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

  • Orchestra Atrium (3-deck high central ship area with live entertainment)
  • L’incontro Bar (142-seat Atrium Lobby; specialty coffee offered)
  • Cybercafe (Internet computers room)
  • Covent Garden 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.)
  • The Savannah Bar (477-seat lounge with full bar and dance floor; hosts shows, bingo, trivia quizzes, aerobic classes)
  • The Amber Bar (220-seat specialty coffees bar)
  • The Purple Bar (45-seat); Zaffiro Bar (45-seat cocktail bar)
  • Palm Beach Casino (222-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Card Room; Library (card and board games)
  • La Cantinella Bar (120-seat wine bar)
  • La Cubana Bar (32-seat smoking room with full bar)
  • The Shaker Lounge and Bar (330-seat show lounge with full bar, karaoke, dance competitions, game shows, cooking demonstrations, occasional midnight buffets)
  • Duty Free Shop; MSC Logo Shop; Accessories Shop; Cipria; Lo Zaffiro; Madison Avenue; Lo Smeraldo; L’Angolo dell’Oggetto; Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Art Arcade (Art gallery)
  • MSC Orchestra Aurea Spa and Fitness (1160 m2 complex, with Sauna, Relaxation Room, Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, 2 Whirlpools, Aerobics Studio/Yoga classes, Beauty Salon, Spa Bar)
  • Fitness (complimentary Gym, fitness classes at surcharge)
  • Cala Blanca Pool Area (salt water pool with two Whirlpools and a mini pool, served by Barracuda Bar)
  • Acapulco Pool (outdoor pool with two Whirlpools, served by El Sombrero Bar)
  • R32 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)
  • The Jungle Adventure (kids area); Children’s Indoor/Outdoor Playrooms
  • Video Games Arcade; Shuffleboard; Deck Quoits; 5-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 Orchestra wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 1275 (of which 18 Suites, 809 Balcony, 275 Inside rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Villa Borghese, L’Ibiscus
  • Restaurants and food bars: La Piazzetta (buffet and Pizzeria), Shanghai (Asian), 4 Seasons (Med cuisine).
  • Lounges & Bars: Covent Garden (theater), R32 (nightclub), The Shaker, The Savannah, La Cantinella (wine), L’incontro, Amber, Purple, Zaffiro, La Cubana, poolside bars.
  • Amenities: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.
  • Palm Beach (casino), Gym, Spa, 8 jacuzzis, 3 pools.
  • The Orchestra cruise ship is of the line's 2nd of the Musica-class vessels (Inaugural cruise May 14, 2007). Her sisters in the fleet are the MSC ships MagnificaMusicaPoesia.
  • (May, 2010, drug smuggling accident) while docked in Dover England (returning from South America/Brazil), UKBA officers arrested 8 eastern European passengers (4 from Bulgaria and 4 from Lithuania) and convicted them of trying to bring 35 kilos of cocaine (worth $2,1 mill) sewn into body suits in their staterooms.
  • Don't forget that on MSC Orchestra cruises kids sail for free!

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MSC Orchestra Itineraries

The below listed MSC Orchestra 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 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen
2018 Jul 14 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen
2018 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen
2018 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen
2018 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Aug 18 23 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Genoa Copenhagen
2018 Aug 18 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Copenhagen
2018 Aug 19 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock
2018 Aug 29 12 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Genoa Copenhagen
2018 Aug 29 11 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Barcelona Copenhagen
2018 Aug 30 11 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Genoa Warnemunde-Rostock$1199
2018 Sep 09 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2018 Sep 10 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2018 Sep 11 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2018 Sep 13 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2018 Sep 14 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Genoa
2018 Sep 15 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$958
2018 Sep 16 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2018 Sep 17 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2018 Sep 18 3 days, one-way from Marseille to Genoa Marseille
2018 Sep 20 1 day, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona$49
2018 Sep 21 2 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Genoa
2018 Sep 23 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2018 Sep 23 2 days, one-way from Genoa to Barcelona Genoa$229
2018 Sep 23 1 day, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa
2018 Sep 24 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$479
2018 Sep 25 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2018 Sep 26 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2018 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Marseille
2018 Sep 29 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2018 Sep 30 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Genoa
2018 Sep 30 2 days, one-way from Genoa to Barcelona Genoa
2018 Oct 01 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Marseille
2018 Oct 07 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Funchal
2018 Oct 12 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$2098
2018 Oct 13 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$2498
2018 Oct 14 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2018 Oct 19 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Funchal
2018 Oct 23 1 day, one-way from Civitavecchia to Genoa Civitavecchia
2018 Oct 24 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$2559
2018 Oct 25 11 days, one-way from Marseille to Genoa Marseille
2018 Oct 26 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona
2018 Oct 31 5 days, one-way from Funchal to Genoa Funchal
2018 Oct 31 4 days, one-way from Funchal to Civitavecchia Funchal
2018 Oct 31 4 days, one-way from Funchal to Civitavecchia Funchal
2018 Nov 05 21 days, one-way from Genoa to Buenos Aires Genoa$2538
2018 Nov 07 19 days, one-way from Barcelona to Buenos Aires Barcelona
2018 Nov 26 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3258
2018 Dec 04 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$2838
2018 Dec 12 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$2838
2018 Dec 20 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$1419
2018 Dec 28 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$4378
2019 Jan 06 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3678
2019 Jan 15 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3678
2019 Jan 24 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3678
2019 Feb 02 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3438
2019 Feb 11 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3438
2019 Feb 20 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3078
2019 Feb 28 10 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$4578
2019 Mar 10 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3198
2019 Mar 19 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3198
2019 Mar 28 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires$3198
2019 Apr 06 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Venice Buenos Aires$1749
2019 Apr 06 18 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Civitavecchia Buenos Aires
2019 Apr 06 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Barcelona Buenos Aires$979
2019 Apr 22 6 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona
2019 Apr 28 5 days, one-way from Venice to Genoa Venice$938
2019 May 03 11 days, one-way from Genoa to Hamburg Genoa$2438
2019 May 05 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Hamburg Barcelona
2019 May 12 2 days, one-way from Southampton to Hamburg Southampton
2019 May 14 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$2498
2019 May 25 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$2398
2019 Jun 05 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$2019
2019 Jun 15 12 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$3398
2019 Jun 27 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$2198
2019 Jul 07 12 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$3598
2019 Jul 19 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$2398
2019 Jul 30 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$2998
2019 Aug 10 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$3959
2019 Aug 31 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$2698
2019 Sep 11 11 days, one-way from Hamburg to Genoa Hamburg$1598
2019 Sep 21 2 days, round-trip Northern Europe Marseille$378
2019 Sep 22 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$938
2019 Sep 22 3 days, one-way from Genoa to Barcelona Genoa$269
2019 Sep 22 1 day, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa$59
2019 Sep 23 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$698
2019 Sep 25 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$239
2019 Sep 26 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$239
2019 Sep 27 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$478
2019 Sep 28 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$618
2019 Sep 29 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$818
2019 Sep 30 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$758
2019 Oct 02 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$778
2019 Oct 03 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$778
2019 Oct 04 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$778
2019 Oct 07 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$578
2019 Oct 08 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$578
2019 Oct 09 3 days, one-way from Marseille to Genoa Marseille$209
2019 Oct 11 1 day, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona$59
2019 Oct 12 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$239
2019 Oct 15 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$438
2019 Oct 18 29 days, one-way from Genoa to Durban Genoa$5398