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MSC Splendida

9 Reviews
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Christened in the Summer of 2009, the MSC Splendida is one of the largest MSC Cruises ships to-date with space for 3,274 guests and featuring 1,637 cabins. The MSC Aurea Spa is one of the main attractions onboard the MSC Splendida. A relaxing experience for each guest who attends, the Aurea Spa features massage, water treatments, a sauna, a Turkish bath, a whirlpool, and more with an above water exercise room. The MSC Splendida also features a Yacht Club, that boasts 99 suites, 24-hour butler service, exclusive dining areas, and more.

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Dress Code

Casual resort wear will be appropriate at any time. After 6:00 p.m., jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and bare feet will not be permitted in the ships’ public areas. A cocktail dress for women, and a suit or coat and tie for men, will be 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

For guests interested in toning, stretching, or shaping their bodies, the fitness center onboard the MSC Splendida will have experienced instructors eager to assist, available work-out space, and every piece of exercise equipment necessary to keep up with a daily program or start a brand-new regimen.


With interactive Formula 1 race simulators and engaging, cutting-edge cinemas, entertainment onboard the MSC Splendida will present unforgettable innovative options and will reserve a selection of classic attractions as well. During the day, passengers will be able to enjoy four different swimming pools, several soothing whirlpools, cafés, and more, and in the evening, they can be part of the exciting nightlife at various inviting lounges and venues.

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 will be 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.


Relaxation of body and mind will be the central focus of the MSC Splendida’s exquisite Aurea Spa. This beautiful facility will be home to a unique thermal cave for blissful therapies and services, and trained professionals will be available to administer facials, massages, treatments, and personal attention that will revitalize your physical and mental health.


The MSC Splendida will offer a selection of boutiques and shopping venues that will provide the perfect opportunities to peruse the latest fashions and pick up souvenirs that will forever bring to mind your extraordinary MSC Cruises vacation.


Onboard MSC Cruises sailings, passengers can enjoy cuisine ranging from Italian specialties to the spicy and flavorful Tex Mex Santa Fe Restaurant. In each of the MSC Splendida’s dining facilities, food will be prepared by top-notch chefs and presented in European elegance and style. Guests will be able to enjoy a sushi bar, an Italian pizzeria, a midnight buffet, pastry and coffee cafés, luxurious room service for private meals, and much more.


The Casino onboard the MSC Splendida will offer guests the opportunity to try their luck at slot machines, blackjack, roulette, and more while tempting lady luck in an exciting and friendly environment.


As on all MSC ships, kids under 11 will sail for free on every MSC Splendida sailing and will have countless options for enjoyment and entertainment onboard. Kids will be able to enjoy a dedicated play area and pool with a water slide, an exhaustive collection of games and activities in the game room, and specialized menus at each restaurant. For kids 3-8 there will be the Mini Club, 9-12 the Junior Club, and 13-17 the Teen Club. MSC Cruises is all about family and offers many onboard activities with families in mind, including mini-golf, basketball, and tennis as well as a 30% discount on shore excursions for kids under 12.



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