MSC Splendida

Former name: MSC Serenata

MSC Splendida current position

MSC Splendida current location is at East Mediterranean (coordinates 37.20315 N / 15.20900 E) cruising en route to AUGUSTA. The AIS position was reported 6 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MSC Splendida

Year built2009  /  Age: 11
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassFantasia (modified)
Building costUSD 550 million
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)333 m / 1093 ft
Beam (width)37 m / 121 ft
Gross Tonnage137936 gt
Passengers3274 - 3929
Crew1370
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks17
Cabins1637
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsMSC Divina, MSC Fantasia, MSC Preziosa
Former namesMSC Serenata
Christened bySophia Loren
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MSC Splendida Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Nov 01 9 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2020 Nov 02 9 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2020 Nov 03 9 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2020 Nov 05 5 days, one-way from Malaga to Barcelona Malaga
2020 Nov 08 2 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon
2020 Nov 08 4 days, one-way from Lisbon to Genoa Lisbon
2020 Nov 10 2 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona
2020 Nov 10 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2020 Nov 11 2 days, round-trip Msc Grand Voyages Marseille
2020 Nov 12 1 day, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa
2020 Nov 12 2 days, one-way from Genoa to Barcelona Genoa
2020 Nov 12 16 days, one-way from Genoa to Fort-de-France Genoa
2020 Nov 12 17 days, one-way from Genoa to Pointe-a-Pitre Genoa
2020 Nov 12 23 days, one-way from Genoa to Fort-de-France Genoa
2020 Nov 13 15 days, one-way from Marseille to Fort-de-France Marseille
2020 Nov 13 16 days, one-way from Marseille to Pointe-a-Pitre Marseille
2020 Nov 14 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort-de-France Barcelona
2020 Nov 14 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Pointe-a-Pitre Barcelona
2020 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Nov 28 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Nov 29 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2020 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 05 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 06 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 12 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 13 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 15 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 20 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 26 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2020 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 27 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2020 Dec 29 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 02 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 03 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 10 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 17 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 23 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 24 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 26 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Jan 31 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Jan 31 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Feb 07 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Feb 09 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 13 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 20 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Feb 21 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Feb 23 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Feb 28 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 06 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Mar 07 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Mar 09 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 13 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Mar 14 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 20 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Mar 21 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Mar 23 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Cruise Bridgetown
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 27 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Fort-de-France
2021 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Apr 06 4 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Fort-de-France Bridgetown
2021 Apr 06 20 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Southampton Bridgetown
2021 Apr 10 17 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Le Havre Fort-de-France
2021 Apr 10 22 days, one-way from Fort-de-France to Kiel Fort-de-France
2021 Apr 11 16 days, one-way from Pointe-a-Pitre to Le Havre Pointe-a-Pitre
2021 Apr 26 6 days, one-way from Southampton to Kiel Southampton
2021 Apr 27 5 days, one-way from Le Havre to Kiel Le Havre
2021 May 02 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 May 13 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 May 23 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 May 30 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jun 20 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jun 27 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 04 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 11 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 18 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 25 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 01 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 08 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 15 18 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 22 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Aug 22 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Sep 02 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Sep 02 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Sep 12 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Kiel
2021 Sep 23 11 days, one-way from Kiel to Genoa Kiel
2021 Oct 04 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2021 Oct 05 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2021 Oct 10 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Funchal
2021 Oct 14 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Civitavecchia
2021 Oct 15 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2021 Oct 16 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2021 Oct 21 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Funchal
2021 Oct 25 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Civitavecchia
2021 Oct 26 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2021 Oct 27 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2021 Nov 01 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Funchal
2021 Nov 05 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia
2021 Nov 06 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2021 Nov 07 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2021 Nov 12 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Funchal
2021 Nov 16 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia
2021 Nov 17 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2021 Nov 18 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona
2021 Nov 23 5 days, one-way from Funchal to Genoa Funchal

MSC Splendida Review

Review of MSC Splendida

Launched in 2009, MSC Splendida is the second of MSC Cruises Fantasia-class ships, together with Divina, Fantasia and Preziosa.

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 Splendida cruise ship

The 137,936-ton, 3,959-passenger cruise ship MSC Splendida is a relatively new and very large vessel which was designed by MSC for the European market. Splendida has a wide range of amusement along with rich cuisine alternatives. She features appropriate for families design. Passengers tend to be all age ranges and mostly European.

Cruise itinerary program

MSC Splendida itinerary program is based on Western Mediterranean cruises from  Rome, Palermo, Barcelona and Marseille. The ship also visits the Canary Islands and Madeira. During summer, MSC Splendida operates Baltic Sea and British Isles cruises out of Hamburg. From May 2018 MSC Splendida will serve the Chinese market following dry dock refurbishment planned for 2017.

In 2018, MSC deploys Splendida to China (replacing MSC Lirica / repositioned there since May 2016) in order to meet the Asian market's growing demand. From May 2018, Splendida will serve the Chinese market following a drydock refurbishment (November-December 2017). The new Asian cruise itineraries will include ports in Japan, Korea and China (details are yet to be revealed).

Cabins

MSC Splendida has a total of 1637 cabins (of which 107 Suites, 1151 Balcony, 295 Inside rooms) in 11 grades. Most MSC Splendida staterooms (80%) are 210-sq. foot Balcony rooms. The largest aboard MSC Splendida is the Yacht Club Royal Suite (215 ft2). The ship also has 31 Aurea Spa Suites.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The 2-deck-high formal restaurant serves open seating breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner in two assigned seatings. A couple of speciality restaurants serve Tex-Mex and Italian cuisine. The Lido buffet is a casual-dining option. The buffet restaurant serves pizza at night. Coffee bars are a good option when the buffet is closed, but a charge is applied for coffee and pastries. MSC Splendida room service features a limited menu of cold sandwiches and Continental breakfast. Midnight buffet varies nightly and ranges from snacks to gala affair.

MSC Splendida cruise ship

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

La Palmeraie (yacht club)

  • La Reggia Restaurant (626-seat, 2-level forward 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)
  • Villa Verde Restaurant (766-seat aft Dining Room, open for Breakfast 7:00-10:00 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:45 p.m., features a 3-course menu for lunch, 7-course for dinner)
  • L’Enoteca Bar (105-seat wine bar and Italian speciality restaurant; offers lunch and dinner)
  • Santa Fe Steakhouse Restaurant (108-seat speciality restaurant, offers Mexican cuisine; dinner only)
  • Bora Bora (412-seat, forward) and Pago Pago (404-seat, aft) Buffet Restaurants (self-service complimentary cafeterias with various food stations - Grill Corner, Pasta, Pizza, Carving Show, Ethnic Corner, Mediterranean, Bakery, Kids corner)
  • L’Olivo Restaurant (136-seat aft Dining Room; MSC yacht club Suite guests only).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MSC Cruises Splendida provides a casino, cinema, library. Sports lovers enjoy the fitness centre, 5 pools (L’Equatore/covered), twelve jacuzzis, plus sauna, solarium, Turkish bath, relaxation room and Thalassotherapy. The Aurea Spa will take good care of you with Balinese massage and holistic water treatments. Enjoy all the relaxing facilities and luxurious surroundings. As one of the MSC largest ships, Splendida has the “MSC Yacht Club” complex (with its 71 luxury suites) and the “Top 18” deck area. Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

MSC Splendida cruise ship

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

  • Splendida Atrium (5-deck high central ship area with live entertainment)
  • Splendida Bar (28-seat Atrium Lobby bar)
  • Cyber Library (Internet computers room and 10-seat library)
  • Cybercafe (Internet computers room)
  • The Strand Theatre (1600-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.)
  • Royal Palm Casino (323-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Poker Room (separate card games lounge)
  • The Cigar Lounge and Bar (31-seat smoking room with full bar)
  • La Piazzetta (80-seat Italian Square area with live music, Ice Cream Bar, Cocktail- and Wine Bars, Coffee Bar, Chocolate and Pastry shop)
  • The Mini Mall (Duty-Free Shop); La Boutique; MSC Logo Shop; Il Gioiello; Accessories; L’Angolo dell’Oggetto; La Caramella; La Profumeria; Fashion Bijoux; The Pool Shop; Photo Gallery and Shop
  • L’Aperitivo (98-seat, with live music from ship's Atrium)
  • La Prua Bar (108-seat piano bar with live music and speciality cocktails)
  • Gallery Plaza (art exhibitions and auctions)
  • The Purple Jazz Bar (106-seat jazz bar with liquor selection, live music and quiz games)
  • Sports Bar (87-seat; has large TVs and bowling lanes)
  • L’Espresso (58-seat speciality coffee bar; offers complimentary cookies and pastries)
  • The Aft Lounge (268-seat aft show lounge with full bar and dance floor; hosts shows, bingo, trivia quizzes)
  • MSC Splendida Aurea Spa (1700 m2 complex, with 2 Steam Rooms and 4 Saunas, Relaxation Room, Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, 3 Whirlpools, sliding-roof heated pool, Aerobics Studio/Yoga classes, Solarium Area, Beauty Salon, Bar)
  • Fitness (complimentary Gym, fitness classes at a surcharge)
  • L’Equatore Pool (has a sliding glass roof, 3 Whirlpools; served by L’Equatore Bar)
  • Aqua Park (family pool, two Whirlpools, splash area, water jets, fountains)
  • LED Wall (open air video screen)
  • Bar del Riccio (97-seat poolside bar)
  • Tartaruga Bar (Aqua Park poolside bar)
  • Top Sail Lounge (141-seat MSC Yacht Club Lounge with piano live music, afternoon tea)
  • Il Polo Nord; Mini and Junior (kids play area with kids pool, TVs, movies, crafts, games, climbing area, mini-football; with a 2-section Kids Club - for children 3-6 yo, and Junior - for 7-12 yo; also hosts feature activities by MSC-LEGO partnership called “Lego Experience at Sea”)
  • Graffiti’s Disco and Club (31-seat teens only club); Teens Toboga (3-deck high Divina water slide); Teen’s Area (live music, dance classes, sports and video games)
  • Playa del Sol Pool (adult-only “infinity pool” with 2 Whirlpools, served by Movida Bar)
  • Club 33 Disco and Nightclub (120-seat, with a full bar)
  • Le Club (22-seat MSC Yacht Club private area)
  • Video Games Arcade; Virtual World (ten video games arcades); F1 Simulator (Formula 1 car racing)
  • 4D Cinema (ten moving seats)
  • MSC Arena Sports Center (combined sports court- basketball, volleyball, soccer, with stadium seating and outdoor large movie screen); Shuffleboard, Table Tennis, Squash
  • MSC Yacht Club Area; The One Pool (MSC Yacht Club members only, with 2 Whirlpools, served by The One Bar)
  • Top 18 Exclusive Solarium (adult-only area, with one Whirlpool, garden, Tiki Bar)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

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Splendida is MSC's largest Fantasia-class liner (inaugural cruise July 4, 2009, christened on July 11), with sisterships DivinaFantasiaPreziosa. Initially, this MSC ship was to be named "Serenata" (renamed in 2007). 

Don't forget that on MSC Splendida cruises kids sail for free!

(March 18, 2015 accident) MSC Cruises Splendida ship was docked at the La Goulette cruise port (Tunis, North Africa) when terrorists started shooting at civilians in front of the Bardo museum. Among the victims (21 killed, over 25 injured) were 12 cruise passengers from Splendida and 5 passengers from the Costa Fascinosa ship, plus local civilians and police officers. The MSC line decided to replace Tunisia with Malta (La Valletta port) for all Western Mediterranean 2015 cruises.

In 2018, MSC deployed Splendida to China (replacing MSC Lirica / repositioned there since May 2016) in order to meet the Asian market's growing demand. From May 2018, Splendida will serve the Chinese market following a 2017 dry dock refurbishment. The Asian itineraries will include ports in Japan, Korea and China (details are yet to be revealed). The ship's customization for the Chinese market featured a new restaurant (via a partnership with celebrity chef Jereme Leung), new "MSC for Me” program (with Deloitte), new shipwide artificial intelligence translation system (based on the Baidu search engine and technology provided by Tuge). The new translation system automatically identifies the languages spoken and translates, allowing passenger-crew interactions in real time.

Ship’s Captain is Giuseppe Moresco.

On December 18, 2018, MSC announced a partnership with celebrity chef Harald Wohlfahrt (3-starred Michelin chef). The German chef created a new menu of Mediterranean and international specialties for the exclusive MSC Yacht Club Restaurant on Meraviglia, Splendida, and Preziosa. The enhanced menu is offered only on cruises in Northern Europe. He also created two new main courses for the "Elegant Night" - a formal dining event held in the Main Dining Room on each voyage. Chef Wohlfahrt also completed an interactive training to all MSC's cruise ship chefs.

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