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MSC Orchestra

4 Reviews
MSC Cruises

With 18 decks, a spacious Body and Mind Spa, five restaurants, and a giant pool-side LED screen for movies under the stars, the MSC Orchestra joined the MSC Cruises fleet in 2007. Weighing 92,409 tons and carrying 2,550 guests, the MSC Orchestra is one of the cruise line’s larger ships and is complete with 1,275 cabins, 80% featuring private balconies. Dining onboard is refined and offers authentic Italian cuisine as well as the Shanghai restaurant, which is highlighted as one of the only Chinese restaurants at sea. With programs and attractions for kids through adults, the MSC Orchestra features several options for entertainment and relaxation to suit each guest’s needs.

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Dress Code

Casual resort wear is appropriate at any time. After 6:00 p.m., jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and bare feet are not permitted in the ships’ public areas.

A cocktail dress for women, and a suit or coat and tie for men are appropriate on formal evenings. MSC Cruises hosts 1 formal evening on 4 to 6-night cruises; 2 on 7 to 11-night cruises; and 4 on cruises 15 nights or longer.

Fitness / Recreation

The MSC Orchestra offers a jogging track, saunas, steam rooms, aerobic and yoga classes, a gymnasium, Jacuzzis, and swimming pools for you to work out or relax in.


Catch a show at the Covent Garden Theatre, pretend you’re on a safari at the jungle-themed Savannah Bar, chat with friends in the Shaker Lounge, relax at the La Cantinella Wine Bar, try your luck at the casino, or e-mail friends and family at the Internet Café. Whatever your mood, you’re sure to find a fun and perfect way to spend your time while aboard the MSC Orchestra!

Gratuity / Tipping

MSC Cruises strives to make sure you receive the highest level of personal service and in order to make it convenient for you to reward the excellent service you receive, customary gratuities are added to your onboard account.

Per person / per day gratuities for adults are $12 (USD) for Caribbean sailings and ocean voyages; €6 (Euro) for Mediterranean and Northern European sailings; and $5 (USD) for South America sailings. Per person / per day gratuities for children are 50% less than adults. Your maitre d’, assistants to the maitre d’, waiter, busboys, buffet staff, cabin attendant, room service, and bellboys will share this gratuity (casino dealers and spa personnel do not share in this charge since not all guests utilize these services).

Gratuities are not mandatory and are at your discretion. At any time during your cruise if you wish to make adjustments to the amount you’re tipping you may do so by contacting the Guest Reception Desk.

Also to help make things convenient for you, the gratuity for drinks is included in the price of all bar checks.


The Body and Mind Spa is offered for those who want an extra deluxe day of pampering.


Whether it is at dinner in the luxurious dining room or at one of the other venues offered onboard such as the Villa Borghese Restaurant, ocean-view Season Restaurant, or Asian-infused Chinese Restaurant, you’re sure to enjoy the wide array of amazing food offered onboard the MSC Orchestra.


MSC Cruises offers the Mini Club for its younger guests, which is a great place for kids up to 10-years-old to have loads of fun! The Mini Club staff organizes activities, shows, and games, such as arts and crafts, baby-dance, painting courses, treasure hunts, and mini-Olympics. Children under 3 are only permitted when accompanied by an adult who must remain with the child at all times.

In addition to the Mini Club, a lively Junior Club for 9 – 12-year-olds is offered, as well as a Teenager Club, which is a great place for teens of all ages to hang out.
As on all MSC ships, kids under 11 will sail for free on every MSC Orchestra sailing and will have countless options for enjoyment and entertainment onboard.



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