MSC Sinfonia

Former name: MS European Stars (Festival Cruises)

MSC Sinfonia current position

MSC Sinfonia current location is at Adriatic Sea (coordinates 45.44365 N / 12.25868 E) cruising en route to Brindisi. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean. Prices start from USD 1049 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Jul, 2024 and ends on 21 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
14 Jul 16:00    Departing from Venice, Marghera, Italy hotels
15 Jul 16:00 - 22:00    Brindisi, Italy
17 Jul 09:00 - 20:00    Mykonos Island, Greece
18 Jul 07:00 - 17:00    Piraeus-Athens, Greece
20 Jul 07:00 - 16:00    Split, Croatia
21 Jul 07:00    Arriving in Venice, Marghera, Italy hotels

Specifications of MSC Sinfonia

Year of build2002  /  Age: 22
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMSC LIRICA
Building costUSD 245 million
Engines (power)Wartsila (31.7 MW / 42510 hp)
Speed21 kn / 39 km/h / 24 mph
Length (LOA)275 m / 902 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage65542 gt
Passengers1950 - 2340
Crew721
Passengers-to-space ratio28
Decks13
Cabins975
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2024
Sister-shipsMSC Armonia, MSC Lirica, MSCOpera
Former namesMS European Stars (Festival Cruises)
Christened bySophia Loren
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC Group)
OperatorMSC Cruises

MSC Sinfonia Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $909
2024 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $979
2024 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $979
2024 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $979
2024 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1069
2024 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1059
2024 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1059
2024 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1009
2024 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1059
2024 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1059
2024 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1099
2024 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1049
2024 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1099
2024 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1059
2024 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1109
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1229
2024 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1099
2024 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1099
2024 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1189
2024 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1009
2024 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1139
2024 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1139
2024 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1149
2024 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1139
2024 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1099
2024 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1099
2024 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1199
2024 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1089
2024 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1139
2024 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1249
2024 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1149
2024 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1109
2024 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1099
2024 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1099
2024 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1139
2024 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1089
2024 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1149
2024 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $989
2024 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $989
2024 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1129
2024 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1039
2024 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $989
2024 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1049
2024 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1129
2024 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $949
2024 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1229
2024 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1159
2024 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1189
2024 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1039
2024 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1129
2024 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1199
2024 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1239
2024 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1139
2024 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1029
2024 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1039
2024 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1279
2024 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $949
2024 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $1069
2024 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $999
2024 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1149
2024 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1139
2024 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $909
2024 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $999
2024 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1039
2024 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $989
2024 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $909
2024 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $999
2024 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $1149
2024 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $989
2024 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $959
2024 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $1179
2024 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Brindisi $999
2024 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $949
2024 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Split $859
2024 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $899
2024 Nov 04 7 days, one-way from Brindisi to Bari Brindisi $859
2024 Nov 07 6 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $759
2024 Nov 09 4 days, one-way from Split to Piraeus-Athens Split $159
2024 Nov 10 3 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $149
2024 Nov 10 6 days, one-way from Venice to Bari Venice $299
2024 Nov 11 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $299
2024 Nov 13 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $299
2024 Nov 16 3 days, one-way from Bari to Izmir Bari $149
2024 Nov 16 4 days, one-way from Bari to Istanbul Bari $269
2024 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $709
2024 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $519
2024 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $499
2024 Nov 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $1099
2024 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $599
2024 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $539
2024 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $469
2024 Nov 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $439
2024 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $489
2024 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $439
2024 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $439
2024 Dec 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $389
2024 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $489
2024 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $379
2024 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $439
2024 Dec 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $409
2024 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $489
2024 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $429
2024 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $489
2024 Dec 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $899
2024 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1039
2024 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1039
2024 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $1039
2024 Dec 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $1089
2024 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1239
2024 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1189
2024 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $1189
2025 Jan 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $569
2025 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $589
2025 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $539
2025 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $589
2025 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $509
2025 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $459
2025 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $539
2025 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $549
2025 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $459
2025 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $459
2025 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $419
2025 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $419
2025 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $419
2025 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Feb 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $469
2025 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Mar 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $469
2025 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2025 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Mar 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $469
2025 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $539
2025 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $479
2025 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $539
2025 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $539
2025 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $629
2025 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $629
2025 Mar 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $689
2025 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $539
2025 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $629
2025 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $629
2025 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $689
2025 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $539
2025 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $629
2025 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $629
2025 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $689
2025 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $539
2025 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $849
2025 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $629
2025 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $689
2025 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $589
2025 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $909
2025 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $629
2025 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Izmir $689
2025 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $539
2025 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $789
2025 Apr 29 4 days, one-way from Izmir to Bari Izmir $199
2025 May 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $769
2025 May 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1039
2025 May 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $769
2025 May 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1039
2025 May 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $769
2025 May 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $769
2025 May 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $769
2025 May 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $769
2025 May 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $789
2025 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1059
2025 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $809
2025 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $809
2025 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $839
2025 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $839
2025 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $859
2025 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $859
2025 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $889
2025 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $889
2025 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $919
2025 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1189
2025 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $939
2025 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $939
2025 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $939
2025 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $939
2025 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $989
2025 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $989
2025 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1089
2025 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1089
2025 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1089
2025 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1089
2025 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1089
2025 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1089
2025 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $1019
2025 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1019
2025 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $959
2025 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $959
2025 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $909
2025 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $909
2025 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $809
2025 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1079
2025 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $739
2025 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $1009
2025 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $739
2025 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $739
2025 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $679
2025 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $679
2025 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $679
2025 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $679
2025 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $679
2025 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $679
2025 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $679

MSC Sinfonia Review

Review of MSC Sinfonia

The 2002-built//2015-stretched MSC Sinfonia cruise ship is the second of MSC's Lirica-class liners, with sisterships Armonia, Opera, Lirica. The Sinfonia ship joined the MSC fleet in 2005. Before that, the boat was operated under the name “MS European Stars” by Festival Cruises (1992-founded/2004-defunct).

The vessel (IMO number 9210153) is currently Panama-flagged (MMSI 356716000) 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) - the 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 the world's 3rd largest cruise shipowner - following only Carnival Corporation and RCG-Royal Caribbean Group.

MSC cruise ship stretching (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia)

All 4 vessels of this class (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia) were enlarged/elongated by 24 m (80 ft), adding around 193 new cruise staterooms (including Balcony), 59 more crew cabins, plus new public spaces, new kids facilities (with LEGO and Chicco themed activities), outdoor water park ("Spray Park" with interactive slides, jets and water toys).

MSC cruise ship stretching (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia)

The 2000-passenger cruise ship MSC Sinfonia delivers luxury at affordable prices. Influenced by the symphonies of Europe's greatest composers, the actual MSC Sinfonia cruise liner is often a wonderful mixture of relationship and enthusiasm in addition to venture. Italian ambience abounds, through refined timber, to great fine art in addition to the magnificently comforting spa.

Decks and Cabins

MSC Sinfonia staterooms (975 total, in 9 grades) include 130 Suites, 94 Balcony, 401 Oceanview and 350 Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 140 ft2 / 13 m2. Most cabin balconies are sized 40 ft2 / 4 m2. The largest are the Balcony Suites (250 ft2 / 24 m2 plus 55 ft2 / 5 m2 terrace). The ship has only 4 wheelchair-accessible cabins (type Inside).

The boat has 13 decks, of which 9 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.

MSC Sinfonia decks are named after famous composers.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

There are no dining surcharges onboard the MSC Sinfonia because there are no speciality restaurants on this ship. Sinfonia offers an abundance of Italian food, but the quality can vary. The Il Galeone Restaurant on Deck 5 is the larger of the two main dining rooms. It features tables for two to six diners. The casual buffet is located on Deck 11 and provides an alternative to the main dining rooms.

MSC Sinfonia cruise ship

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

  • Il Galeone Restaurant (capacity 1039 seats aft Dining Room, open for Breakfast 7-10am, Lunch 12-2pm, and Dinner (2 fixed seatings- at 6:45 and 9:15pm, with 3-course lunch and 7-course dinner menu, size 600 m2)
  • Il Covo Restaurant (capacity 353 seats aft Dining Room for dinner only – with 2 fixed seatings - at 6:45 or 9:15 pm, size 583 m2)
  • La Terrazza Restaurant (aft location self-service cafeteria-buffet restaurant/complimentary, capacity 285 seats; open 6 am - 2 am, also for Afternoon Tea between 4-5 pm, size 710 m2)
  • Caffe Del Mare Restaurant (364 seats complimentary alfresco buffet with full Bar, Pizzeria and Outdoor Grill/burger bar, size 968 m2)л

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Enjoy the MSC Sinfonia ship’s countless choices day and night, through MSC Irish Bar and Buddha Pub, the Cafe or Sinfonia casino. Visit the cinema, or why not the library. Stay active within the fitness centre featuring huge windows with perfect sea view. Get pleasure from swimming in one of the two pools, or jogging around. One of the special features of Sinfonia is her top-modern Virtual Golf Simulator. This is the perfect place for amateur golfers to practice their swing while cruising. You can also have a rest in one of the two jacuzzis, or try the sauna and the comforting SPA. Enrich yourself at sea with Italian language lessons. Let kids enjoy the mini-golf and the Sinfonia ship’s coloured play area with countless children team activities. Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

MSC Sinfonia cruise ship

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

  • Teatro San Carlo Theatre (capacity 557 seats, for grand-style musical productions and shows, including concerts, acrobatics, cabaret, with 2 shows a night- at 7:30 and 9:30 pm, level 1 of 2, size 1135 m2)
  • Sinfonia Atrium (2-decks high centralship open area)
  • Reception Desk (136-seat guest services, reservations, bookings, size 490 m2)
  • Shore Excursions Desk (booking, planning, information - Voyagers Club info point, size 40 m2)
  • Sinfonia@Cafe (8 Internet computers room/cyber cafe, size 90 m2)
  • 5th Avenue (shopping alley- MSC logo shop, brand perfumes and cosmetics, jewelry, clothes, accessories)
  • Gallery (shop for jewelry, sunglasses, watches, size 60 m2)
  • Jewelry Shop (luxury jewelry and accessories, size 100 m2)
  • Boutique (for bags, casual and fashion clothing, size 60 m2)
  • Duty-Free Shop / Mini Mall (tax-free store for snacks, liquor,  tobaccos, essentials, size 249 m2)
  • Shelagh’s House Pub (114 seats Irish pub bar/smoking allowed area, with multiple TVs and live music, size 376 m2)
  • Ambassador (15 seats cigar room/smoking lounge, size 50 m2)
  • Manhattan Lounge & Bar (224 seats, with dance floor, live music, also hosts bingo, art auctions, size 600 m2)
  • Cafe Le Baroque (94 seats specialty coffee bar/a la carte pricing, with complimentary desserts, coffee packages, size 295 m2)
  • Video Games Arcade (size 45 m2)
  • Teens Club (33 seats, size 95 m2)
  • Business Center (122 seats conference/meeting room and cinema, size 394 m2)
  • Sanremo Casino (capacity 127 seats, smoking allowed area, slots and gambling tables, own full bar, size 454 m2)
  • Sinfonia Lounge & Bar (capacity 120 seats show lounge with live music performances, dance floor, full bar, dance classes in the day, nightclub, size 319 m2)
  • Card Room & Library (70 seats double function room)
  • Buddha Bar (91 seats piano bar, size 210 m2)
  • Galleria Mazzini (luxury jewelry, brand sunglasses and watches, size 60 m2)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop (photo services, cameras, binoculars, accessories, size 131 m2)
  • Medical Center (3-seat Infirmary, size 107 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
  • MSC Sinfonia Aurea Spa & Fitness Complex (has Thalassotherapy Room, Treatment Rooms, 2 Saunas, 1 Steam Room, Relaxation Room, Beauty Salon, complimentary Gym/Gymnasium, with separate aerobics studio/classes; open 9 am - 9 pm, size 943 m2)
  • Baby Club (size 52 m2) & Mini Club (size 42 m2) - Pinocchio Playroom (kids play area with TVs, Playstations, movies, games, toys, craft and arts)
  • Sinfonia’s Le Piscine Pool Area (with 2 twin saltwater pools and 2 Whirlpools)
  • Doremi Spray Park
  • Capri Bar (223 seats poolside bar, size  with 3 different sections 2364 m2- main Bar/full, La Gelateria (Ice Cream Bar, open 10 am - 6 pm/surcharge) and Vitamin Bar (fresh juices)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track (7 laps = 1 mi, size 1200 m2)
  • Young Club (size 54 m2) & Juniors Club (size 100 m2) - The Planet Club (11 seats teen club lounge for dance classes, live music, night disco, sports and video games contests) and Galaxy Video Games Arcade (with foosball and tennis tables)
  • Pasha Club Disco & Nightclub (215 seats, with a full bar; during the day serving as a quiet area for panoramic views and relaxation, size 739 m2)
  • Sundeck / Top 13 Solarium (adult-only relaxation area with loungers), Golf Simulator (size 300 m2, at surcharge).
  • Sports Center (combined sports court- volleyball, basketball, tennis, mini football, size 337 m2), Shuffleboard (size 40 m2)
  • 9-hole Mini-Golf Course (size 270 m2, also has 1 foosball table).

Itineraries

MSC Sinfonia itinerary program is based on Baltic cruises from Copenhagen and Warnemunde-Rostock during summer. For the rest of the year, Sinfonia operates on Eastern Mediterranean voyages leaving out of Genoa and Civitavecchia-Rome, also visiting the Canary Islands.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the MSC ship Sinfonia was paused for 2 years (between March 2020-2022), restarting operations on March 26 (Eastern Mediterranean from Venice-Marghera). The boat's South America 2021-2022 program (from Rio de Janeiro) was canceled.

Due to the Israel-Palestine war, The winter program for MSC Sinfonia's winter 2023-2024 Eastern Mediterranean program (November-April) was canceled as the 11-day itinerary's highlight was Haifa/Nazareth. The season was based on homeporting in Genoa, Civitavecchia-Rome, Messina Sicily and Haifa.

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MSC Sinfonia Wiki

The vessel (Chantiers de l’Atlantique yard/hull number X31) has volume 65542 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 8707 tons, max draught 7 m. The powerplant is based on Wartisla marine diesel engines (model 12V38) with combined output 31,68 MW (42480 hp). The registered shipowner is NEWCO SINFONIA SA, while the registered manager is MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING CO.

MSC's liner Sinfonia was built as "MS European Stars" for Festival Cruises (2002-2004, now defunct).

Sinfonia is MSC's second Lirica-class vessel, with sisterships ArmoniaLiricaOpera. Ship's decks are named after famous composers (Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Bach, Tchaikovski, Sibelius, Debussy, Bizet).

n 2015, MSC Sinfonia was stretched (elongated by 25 m / 82 ft) in) during a drydock refit done at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo Sicily. During the dry-dock (between January 12 and March 16), the vessel was cut in two and a pre-built section was inserted midship.  Ship's reconstruction project was part of MSC Cruises' USD 273 million "Renaissance Program", by which besides Sinfonia were also enlarged the sisterships Armonia, Lirica, and Opera.

MSC Sinfonia refurbishment 2015 review

MSC Sinfonia's last drydocking was in 2024 (February 19-March 23) conducted at Palumbo Shipyard (Valletta, Malta). The project was for routine maintenance, safety inspections and classification works.

The ship was majorly refitted and refurbished in 2015 (dry-dock between January 12 and March 16). There are substantial deck plan changes following the project since the cruise ship was stretched (elongated by 25 m / 82 ft). The list of deckplan changes after the refurbishment includes:

  • All passenger cabins were renovated and upgraded as amenities
  • New stateroom categories were introduced.
  • A total of 193 new cruise cabins and suites were added (on decks 9-Tchaikovski, 10-Sibelius, 12-Bizet) plus 59 new crew cabins.
  • An Aqua Park (named Spray Park, with waterfalls and interactive slides) was installed.
  • Boutique shops were upgraded (new designs).
  • A new luxury perfumes shop was added.
  • The supervised kids' clubs and play areas were upgraded with equipment and toys by Chicco and LEGO.

MSC cruise ship stretching (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia)

The 10-week drydock was valued at nearly EUR 50 million. 

MSC cruise ship stretching (Armonia, Lirica, Opera, Sinfonia)