MSC Sinfonia

Former name: MS European Stars (Festival Cruises)

MSC Sinfonia current position

MSC Sinfonia current location is at West Africa (coordinates 13.98255 N / -22.85055 W) cruising at speed of 12.2 kn (23 kph/ 14 mph) en route to ALGECIRAS, SPAIN. The AIS position was reported 24 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MSC Sinfonia

Year built2002  /  Age: 18
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassLirica
Building costUSD 245 million
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 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 Refurbishment2015
Former namesMS European Stars (Festival Cruises)
Christened bySophia Loren
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MSC Sinfonia Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $579
2021 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $419
2021 May 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $589
2021 May 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $539
2021 May 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $499
2021 May 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $549
2021 May 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $549
2021 May 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $549
2021 May 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $549
2021 May 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $719
2021 May 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $679
2021 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $719
2021 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $719
2021 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $719
2021 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $719
2021 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $719
2021 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $719
2021 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $769
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $769
2021 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $809
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $769
2021 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $849
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $849
2021 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $849
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $849
2021 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $849
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $849
2021 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $879
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $879
2021 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $969
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $929
2021 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $849
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $849
2021 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $809
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $769
2021 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $719
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $719
2021 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $719
2021 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $679
2021 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $679
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $679
2021 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $679
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $679
2021 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $599
2021 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $599
2021 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $539
2021 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $499
2021 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $499
2021 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $499
2021 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $539
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $499
2021 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $539
2021 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $499
2021 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $439
2021 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $479
2021 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2021 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $439
2021 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $479
2021 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $439

MSC Sinfonia Review

Review of MSC Sinfonia

Launched in 2002, MSC Sinfonia is the second of MSC Cruises Lirica-class ships, together with Armonia, Opera and Lirica.

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 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 58,625-ton, 1,566-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.

Cruise itinerary program

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 Rome, also visiting the Canary Islands.

Cabins

MSC Sinfonia has a total of 777 cabins (of which 132 Suites, no Balcony cabins, 272 Inside rooms) in 6 grades. Most MSC Sinfonia staterooms are 140-sq. foot Oceanview rooms. The largest aboard MSC Sinfonia is the Balcony Suite (250 ft2).

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 (750-seat aft Dining Room, 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., features a 3-course menu for lunch, 7-course for dinner)
  • Il Covo Restaurant (350-seat aft Dining Room, dinner only, with 2 fixed seatings)
  • Caffe Del Mare Restaurant (466-seats alfresco eatery with three sections - full Bar, Pizzeria and Outdoor Grill)
  • La Terrazza Restaurant (286-seat complimentary self-service buffet restaurant; also serving Afternoon Tea).

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.

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

  • Teatro San Carlo Theatre (557-seat, 2-level; features grand-style show productions and classical concerts, with 2 shows per night - at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)
  • Shelagh’s House Pub (114-seats English pub bar)
  • Sinfonia Atrium (2-deck high midship open area)
  • Sinfonia@Cafe (Internet computers room and Cyber Cafe)
  • Gallery (shop selling brand watches and jewellery); Jewelry Shop; Boutique; Duty-Free Shop (alcohol, tobaccos)
  • 5th Avenue (shopping alley with duty-free shops); Galleria Mazzini
  • Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Ambassador (15-seat cigar lounge)
  • Manhattan Lounge and Bar (224-seat cocktail bar; hosts bingo games, art auctions)
  • Business Center (165-seat conference room and cinema)
  • Buddha Bar (91-seat piano bar)
  • Sanremo Casino (127-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Card Room and Library (32-seat double function room)
  • Cafe Le Baroque (94-seat speciality coffee bar, with complimentary cookies and pastries)
  • Sinfonia Lounge and Bar (383-seat show lounge for live music performances; hosts dance classes and night cabaret shows)
  • MSC Sinfonia Aurea Spa and Fitness Complex (with Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy Room, Saunas, Steam Room, Relaxation Room, Beauty Salon, Gym with aerobics studio for classes)
  • Pinocchio Playroom (kids play area)
  • Le Piscine Pool Area (with two twin saltwater pools and two Whirlpools)
  • Sinfonia Water Park with slide (2014 refurbishment)
  • Capri Bar (with 3 sections - Main, La Gelateria Bar and Vitamin Bar)
  • The Planet Club (teenagers lounge for night disco, dance classes, sports-video games contests)
  • Galaxy Video Games Arcade (tennis and foosball tables)
  • Pasha Club Disco and Nightclub (215-seat, with own full bar)
  • Sundeck with Solarium (adult-only relaxation area), Golf Simulator, 9-hole Mini Golf Course
  • Sports Center (combined sports court - Shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, tennis, mini football)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

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Sinfonia cruise ship was built as "MS European Stars" for Festival Cruises (2002-2004, now defunct). Sinfonia is MSC's 2nd Lirica-class liner, with sisterships ArmoniaLiricaOpera. Ship's decks are named after famous composers (Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Bach, Tchaikovski, Sibelius, Debussy, Bizet).

n 2015, the MSC ship 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

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)

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