Cruise on a ship MSC Orchestra

Cruise on a ship MSC Orchestra

The creators of cruise liners constantly strive to do something new to enhance passengers' enjoyment of their journey. Magnificent Italian designers and constructors from MSC Cruises have created many impressive elements of the floating luxury hotel «MSC Orchestra.» Let's visit the pristine liner and discover the world of luxurious cruises.

Built at one of the finest French shipyards and launched in 2007, the liner accommodates over 3,000 passengers. This magnificent cruise liner traverses the world's oceans, calling at many renowned ports. During the sea voyage, lovers of sea cruises get acquainted with beautiful cities while residing on board a luxurious liner, the decor of which would be envied by kings of the past.

Cruise on a ship MSC OrchestraCruise on a ship MSC Orchestra

The first people you meet on board are the crew members who accompany passengers throughout the cruise ship. Friendliness, helpfulness, and generosity are just a few epithets that characterize them. They are the guests' best friends and are always ready to answer questions.

There are over 1200 cabins on the cruise ship. Guests can choose the one that suits their taste. Those who prefer modesty can occupy a standard cabin with decor reminiscent of the waves of the Baltic Sea at sunset. If you desire more luxury and comfort, take an external cabin. They are impeccably decorated. If you're traveling with friends, take a cabin with multiple rooms, providing everyone with privacy and closeness. The cabins feature full-size baths, and handrails are strategically placed in case of rough weather. One of the advantages of an external cabin is a personal balcony, an excellent spot for morning coffee, evening cocktails, or simply enjoying the sea.

Since the liner is Italian, due attention is given to one of its best products. On the seventh deck, the Cantanello wine bar offers a relaxing atmosphere with Amarone, Barolo, or Trunello.

On the upper deck, the majestic liner always offers the opportunity to stay in shape to enjoy future port calls. For this purpose, you can stretch your muscles and release accumulated toxins. While some work up a sweat with aerobics, the staff sets up loungers for those who wish to warm up under the sun's rays. If this doesn't interest you, there's a hot tub in front of a large television screen. Or you can simply admire the dance of sunlight on the waves from the upper deck as the liner slowly heads towards its next stop.


On the bow of the thirteenth deck, guests can try the fitness center at any time of the day. Alone or with a personal trainer, you can run or exercise on machines. And even during these moments, you can reward yourself with a magnificent view of the sea. After sports, you can pamper yourself at the hands of professionals in the SPA salon. A sauna, steam bath, or jacuzzi filled with mineral water, any choice will help you relax and dream.

On the sixth deck, at the tourist bureau, you can book a tour to the nearest port. The staff will help guests plan a visit to the city and provide information and useful advice in the language of your choice. In general, tours should be booked 48 hours in advance to ensure you can fully enjoy both the cruise and the stops.

After docking at the port, passengers are greeted by guides who direct them to buses for the selected tour. They are also responsible for ensuring that everyone returns to the ship at the scheduled time. Typically, city tours and sightseeing are included in excursions.


On board the cruise ship, it is recommended to visit the Atrium. It is a cultural crossroads and a place where many musical performances take place during the cruise. This small concert hall allows guests to fully enjoy the music.

After listening to pleasant music, it's time to treat yourself to some delicious food. On the seventh deck, the Shanghai restaurant offers the aromas of the East. The menu includes traditional Asian dishes such as shrimp and seafood, as well as a wide selection of rice, noodles, and dumplings.

For those who prefer to stay on board and not go ashore, you can taste wonderful food at the Villa Borghese restaurant with its lush Mediterranean decor. This is one of the two liner restaurants with reservations in the evening. Here, there is a wide selection of dishes: smoked salmon, marinated herring, pastries, yogurts, cheeses, cold and hot meats, and much more.

At the information desk on the fifth deck, you can find out about the planned events of the day, and additional information is available in the newspapers provided on board.

On the fourteenth deck, there is a room with video games with a wide selection of games. If you want other entertainment, head to the sixth deck to the Savannah bar. Decorated in African style with hand-painted frescoes and leopard-print seats, this is a great place where passengers meet and have fun. Every evening, bingo is played in this bar. Bingo is believed to have been invented in Italy in the 16th century. Other games are also held here under the guidance of a team of professional animators. Those looking for gifts for loved ones can visit the shops offering a wide variety of quality goods.

Why not visit the Palm Beach casino, which is only open when the liner is at sea? Here, there are poker tables, roulette, and even slot machines.

The Palm Beach casinoThe Palm Beach casino

For those who prefer fresh air, on the upper deck, there is mini-golf, basketball, tennis, or just relaxing in a comfortable chair in the warm sun.

Almost every evening, guests are invited to the concert hall, where artists present their program of unforgettable performances.

If you're in the mood for something special, it's time to visit the 4 Season Italian restaurant. Located at the stern of the thirteenth deck, its panoramic windows provide a fantastic view. Among the special dishes are fresh pasta with exquisite tomato sauce — surprisingly light, but perfectly seasoned, and for meat lovers, there is a large selection of meat cuts to choose from, and the chef will prepare it as requested. For dessert, there's the classic peach Melba ice cream.

Sports fans who don't want to miss an important game can watch it in the wine bar or on the huge screen by the pool.

On the last day of the sea cruise, the chefs set up a large buffet in La Piazzetta cafeteria. It is a feast for the eyes and for the palate. Carefully prepared and perfected dishes to choose from, as well as a variety of fruits and pastries. After that, you can head to the Amber bar on the sixth deck and enjoy jazz and piano music with drinks. The bartender will make any cocktail you desire.

To cover other worthy places, MSC Cruises constantly develops new, more unusual routes, and these possibilities are endless.

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