MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia Review and Specifications

Specifications of MSC Sinfonia

Year built2002  /  Age : 17
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassLirica
Building costUSD 245 million
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
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

Current itinerary of MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia current cruise is 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa, themed as "Easter". The itinerary starts on 06 Apr, 2019 and ends on 27 Apr, 2019.

Date / TimePort
06 Apr 18:00      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
08 Apr 08:00 - 15:00     Valletta, Malta   
09 Apr 14:00 - 20:00     Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece   
10 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
11 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
12 Apr 07:30 - 14:30     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
14 Apr 10:00 - 19:30     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
15 Apr 09:00 - 17:00     Genoa, Milan, Italy   
16 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Marseille, France Riviera   
17 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Barcelona, Spain   
20 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
21 Apr 09:00 - 16:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
23 Apr 08:00 - 14:00     Tangier, Morocco   
24 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Cartagena, Spain   
26 Apr 09:00 - 19:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
27 Apr 09:00      Arriving in Genoa, Milan, Italy   

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.

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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.

MSC Sinfonia wiki

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. Among the newly added amenities and improvements were also nearly 200  new staterooms (on each ship).

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MSC Sinfonia Itineraries

The below listed MSC Sinfonia 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
2019 Mar 07 27 days, one-way from Funchal to Livorno Funchal
2019 Mar 24 9 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Civitavecchia
2019 Mar 25 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2019 Mar 26 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2019 Mar 27 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Apr 02 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia
2019 Apr 04 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2019 Apr 05 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2019 Apr 06 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2019 Apr 06 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona
2019 Apr 09 3 days, one-way from Corfu Island to Piraeus Corfu Island
2019 Apr 14 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia
2019 Apr 15 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2019 Apr 16 11 days, one-way from Marseille to Genoa Marseille
2019 Apr 16 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2019 Apr 17 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona
2019 Apr 17 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Apr 26 1 day, one-way from Civitavecchia to Genoa Civitavecchia
2019 Apr 27 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2019 Apr 28 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Marseille
2019 Apr 29 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Apr 30 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2019 May 01 2 days, one-way from Marseille to Genoa Marseille
2019 May 02 1 day, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona
2019 May 03 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2019 May 04 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia
2019 May 06 5 days, one-way from Genoa to Venice Genoa
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 May 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Venice
2019 May 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 May 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2019 Nov 22 1 day, one-way from Ancona to Venice Ancona
2019 Nov 23 19 days, one-way from Venice to Rio de Janeiro Venice
2019 Nov 23 20 days, one-way from Venice to Santos Venice
2019 Nov 23 21 days, one-way from Venice to Itajai Venice
2019 Nov 23 23 days, one-way from Venice to Montevideo Venice
2019 Nov 27 16 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Santos Civitavecchia
2019 Nov 29 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Santos Barcelona
2019 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2019 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2019 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2019 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2019 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2019 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2019 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2019 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 10 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 17 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Jan 31 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 07 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Feb 25 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip South America Itajai
2020 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip South America Montevideo
2020 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip South America Santos
2020 Mar 07 28 days, one-way from Itajai to Venice Itajai
2020 Mar 09 26 days, one-way from Montevideo to Venice Montevideo
2020 Mar 10 25 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Venice Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 13 16 days, one-way from Santos to Barcelona Santos
2020 Mar 13 18 days, one-way from Santos to Civitavecchia Santos
2020 Mar 13 22 days, one-way from Santos to Venice Santos
2020 Mar 14 21 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Venice Rio de Janeiro
2020 Mar 17 18 days, one-way from Salvador de Bahia to Venice Salvador de Bahia
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 May 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 May 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 May 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 May 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 May 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Ancona
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Ancona
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 10 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 13 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice
2020 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice