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Specifications of MSC Orchestra

Year built2007  /  Age : 13
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMusica
Building costUSD 480 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
Crew1054
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks16
Cabins1275
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened bySophia Loren

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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 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

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

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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 9:30 p.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 speciality 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 speciality restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

As on all other MSC vessels, Orchestra has a casino, library, Spa and Fitness centre, three pools and eight 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.

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

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; speciality 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 speciality 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 a 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 (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)
  • 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)
  • Sports Center (combined sports court for volleyball, basketball, tennis)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

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Orchestra is MSC's 2nd Musica-class liner (Inaugural cruise May 14, 2007) with sisterships Magnifica, Musica, Poesia.

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
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Piraeus
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2020 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Nov 01 6 days, one-way from Bari to Venice Bari
2020 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Nov 29 21 days, one-way from Venice to Buenos Aires Venice
2020 Dec 20 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Dec 28 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Jan 06 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Jan 15 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Jan 24 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Feb 02 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Feb 11 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Feb 20 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Feb 28 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Mar 09 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Mar 18 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Mar 27 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2021 Apr 04 20 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Venice Buenos Aires
2021 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 May 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 May 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 May 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 May 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 May 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 May 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 May 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 May 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 May 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 May 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2021 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice

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