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MSC Orchestra

The ship that struck a new chord

As is the MSC tradition, screen goddess Sophia Loren starred as the official godmother of MSC Orchestra at its christening in the Italian port of Civitavecchia on 14 May, 2007.

And to reaffirm MSC Cruises’ commitment to all things truly Italian, at the christening she was joined for the first time by another Italian icon, composer Ennio Morricone, who not only conducted a concert prior to the christening but his music then accompanied a spectacular firework display.

Like all MSC Cruises, a cruise aboard MSC Orchestra can be pretty much what you want it to be. If a quiet life is your goal then you’ll have no trouble achieving them. Alternatively if you want to fit then hit the jogging track, the Sports Centre and the Body and Mind Spa. Or perhaps a Turkish bath, sauna or a programme of massage would be preferable. 

MSC Orchestra can also take you on a culinary adventure. There’s the Shanghai Chinese restaurant or the Four Seasons for an a la carte experience, or a meal in the L’Ibiscus and Villa Borghese restaurants is an occasion in itself.

Children are welcome and have their own outdoor pool and games area as well as the Jungle Adventure playroom. And a dedicated team make sure the kids always have something fun to do.

MSC Orchestra

Vital statistics

Operated by MSC Cruises
Built by Fincantieri, Italy
Cost: $360million
Entered service: April 2007
Gross tonnage: 89,600 tons
Maximum speed: 23 knots
Passengers: 2,550
Passenger decks: 13
Lifts: 13
Crew: 987
Staterooms: 1,259 including

Length: 964ft
Width: 106ft


One main dining rooms (two seatings),  sushi bar, bars, casino, cinema, theatre, internet cafe, nightclub and lounge for dancing, disco, library, cigar room, internet cafe, boutiques, two outdoor swimming pools, four spa baths, fitness center, jogging track, mini golf, beauty salon, medical centre, children’s playroom. .

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