MSC Orchestra Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections


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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 95 (Feb)
2009 Rating 96 (May)

Deck Plan

Sport Deck

Solarium, Table Tennis

Xilofono Deck

Passenger staterooms

Chitarra Deck

Passenger staterooms, Jogging track, Golf Simulator, Kid's Outdoor Pool, Shuffle board, Virtual Games, Kid's Playroom, R32 Disco

Mandolino Deck

Aloha Beauty Farm and Fitness Center, Barracuda Bar, Acapulco pool, Cala Blanca pool with a massive LED , La Piazzetta Cafetteria, 4 Seasons a la carte Restaurant

Clarinetto Deck

Passenger staterooms

Flauto Deck

Passenger staterooms

Lira Deck

Passenger staterooms

Viola Deck

Passenger staterooms

Arpa Deck

Passenger staterooms

Saxofono Deck

Covent Garden Theater (upper level), Palm Beach Casino, Art gallery, Card room, Library, Shangai, Internet Café, La Cubana Cigar Room, Photo gallery, La Cantinela Wine Bar, The Shaker Lounge

Violino Deck

Covent Garden Theater, the Savanna Bar, Duty-free shops, Shore excursion office, The Purple Bar, The Amber Bar, Zaffiro Bar, L'lbiscus Restaurant (lower level)

Pianoforte Deck

Covent Garden Theater, Medical Center, Passenger staterooms, Reception, L'incontro bar, Villa Borghese Restaurant

Violoncello Deck

Access to tenders

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Children's Menu

Italian favorites like pasta and pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and delicious pastries and desserts. The My Teen Card makes it convenient for kids 12 -17 to make pre-paid purchases while onboard.

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MSC Orchestra

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The second of the ‘Musica-class’ line of cruise ships, MSC Orchestra offers the perfect blend of design, comfort and safety. Airy open spaces and MSC Cruises’ signature Italian style make MSC Orchestra a stylish pioneer for future cruise ship projects and designs. This state-of-the art cruise ship offers luxurious accommodations, most featuring private balconies.

The MSC Orchestra boasts 18 decks, the spacious Body and Mind Spa with serene meditation area and a large fitness center overlooking the bow of the ship. You can choose from five restaurants including authentic Italian cuisine and the sophisticated Shanghai, the only Chinese restaurant at sea. Relax in the exotic animal-print Savannah Bar, sumptuous Purple Bar or enjoy Hollywood-style glamour in the chic Zaffiro Bar. Try your luck at the Palm Beach Casino, dance the night away in the disco or take in a show at the Covent Garden Theatre, with a program packed with entertaining shows with music.

Stop by the MSC Orchestra’s Internet Café or take part in a game of tennis or basketball. Relax by the stunning Acapulco pool or the Cala Blanca pool with a massive LED screen for watching movies under the stars.

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Ship Class: Musica

Launched: 2007


GRT: 92,400

Length: 964 ft.

Draft: 26 ft.

Speed: 23 Knots

Passengers: 2,550

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Air conditioning, telephone - Availability of Internet connection on your own lap top (not included in price), bathroom with shower, mini bar, and safe. Wi-Fi service available in select rooms. All staterooms have satellite TV, mini-bar, safe, radio and 24-hour room service. Additional Suite amenities include spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, and internet availability.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 151 Sq. ft.
Outside 177-183 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 213-240 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 324 Sq. ft. w/veranda

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Dining Venues

MSC Opera offers two main restaurants, an outdoor restaurant, Chinese Restaurant, and a-la-carte restaurant. 

Main Dining Room

Villa Borghese Lower restaurant and L'lbiscus Upper Restaurant.

4 Seasons

A-la-carte restaurant on deck 13 aft. Contemporary Italian cuisine blended skillfully with international influences.

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

Here you will experience the best of Chinese dishes from the spicy hot North (Szechuan) to the sizzling sweeter fare of the South (Cantonese), or if you prefer just a snack, try the mid-morning Dim Sum specialties from every region of China. Deck 7 Midship.

La Piazzetta

Outdoor buffet.  

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Notable Rooms

Covent Garden Theater

Main show lounge

Q32 Disco

Late-night dance club.

Palm Beach Casino

Slots, cards, games and more.

Cubana Room

Cigar room.

La Cantinela

Wine Bar.

Savanna Lounge

Animal print themed bar located just off the main showroom.

Shaker Lounge

Cabaret-style venue.

L'incontro Lounge

Large meeting space off the atrium.

Purple Bar 

Cocktail lounge located in the shopping/boutique area.

The Amber Bar and Zaffrio Bar

A place for cocktails off the L'lbiscus Restaurant. 

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Outdoor Features

Main Pool Area

Barracuda Bar, Acapulco pool, and Cala Blanca pool with a massive LED TV.

Sports and Kid's Area

Jogging track, Golf Simulator, Kid's Outdoor Pool, Shuffle board, Virtual Games, and Kid's Playroom located on Chitarra deck.

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Kid's Program

Children's Club

MSC offers dedicated indoor areas for the kids including a video game room. All entertainment activities, both for younger guests and adults are conducted in all languages to cater to the needs of every guest. As ships vary in size and facilities, kid’s activities are not restricted to the Mini Clubs.

MSC's kid’s club leaders organize lots of great activities, shows, and games such as treasure hunts, a mini-Olympics, painting courses, dancing, arts, and crafts. Each ship has a cheerful, spacious and safe playroom. Knowing your children are with our expert cruise staff, you can relax and enjoy the pool or unwind with an aromatic massage.

When parents are on excursions ashore, the Mini Club and Juniors Club will remain open for children 3-12 years of age. If parents are ashore or involved in other activities, the kids club leaders will also take youngsters to the buffet or the ship’s restaurant for children’s meals (from a dedicated Children’s Menu).

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