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MSC Melody News

Posted December 31, 2012

MSC Cruises today confirms that Melody, the smallest ship in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, is retiring from service and will no longer offer cruises on behalf of the Geneva-based company.

The decision to withdraw one of its first and most traditional cruise ships reaffirms MSC’s focus on cutting-edge service and reflects the company’s continued desire to offer travellers the highest standards in product innovation and the maximum in comfort, elegance and technology across the entire fleet.

The Melody has been part of the MSC Cruises’ fleet since 1995, when she was originally purchased as the Starship Atlantic. The ship was swiftly renamed Melody and sailed from Florida to Durban, where she received significant refurbishments and was transformed into the much loved and immensely popular Melody, with a capacity of just over 1,000 guests in 532 cabins. The ship left Durban for Genoa on her maiden voyage on 1 May 1997, and has sailed various itineraries all over the world ever since, most recently in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and South Africa, offering a relaxed and informal cruise-ship experience.

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Itinerary

The MSC Melody sails Mediterranean and South Africa itineraries. Visit the MSC/USA website for a complete schedule.

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CDC Ratings

None

Deck Plan

Sun Deck

Jogging track, sports area

Pool Deck

Sunrise Terrace, Satellite Cafe, Goombay Bar, Riviera Terrace, Riviera Pool, Library/Card Room, Photo Gallery, Blue Ribend Club, Calypso Bar, Whirlpools, Calypso Pool

Lounge Deck

Junkanoo Club, Shuffleboard, Starligght Disco, Junkanoo Bar, Boutiques, Video Arcade, Casino, Club Universe, Passenger Staterooms

Premier Deck

Pluto's Play House, Children's Pool, Administrative Offices, Reception, Passenger Staterooms

Continental Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Mercury Cinema

Oceanic Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Restaurant Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Medical Center, Galaxy Restaurant,

Bahamas Deck

Passenger Staterooms

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MSC Melody

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Timeless Italian design and ambiance features gleaming marble, plush fabrics and fine artwork, comparable to the best hotels in Italy. Relax by the pool with a cool drink on your days of classic cruising at sea while the kids enjoy the complimentary youth club programs. Check e-mail in the Internet Café or the Wi-Fi areas of the ship. When evening falls, enjoy authentic Italian cuisine with a seven-course dinner in the elegant main restaurant. Or go for casual family fun at the pizzeria.

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Specifications

Launched: 

1982—1988: Atlantic
1988—1997: StarShip Atlantic
1997—2004: Melody
2001 - refurbished
2004 - MSC Melody

GRT: 35,000

Speed: 20 Knots

Passengers: 1,064

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Accommodations

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 140 Sq. ft.
Outside 194 Sq. Ft.
Mini-suite 194 Sq. ft.
Suite 463 Sq. ft.

 

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Dining Venues

Main Dining Room

Galaxy dining room located on Restaurant deck .

Sunrise Terrace

Casual buffet dining on Pool deck

Riviera Terrace

Outdoor buffet dining on Pool deck. 

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Notable Rooms

Club Universe

Main show lounge.

Mercury Theater

Movie cinema.

Blue Riband Club

Piano bar.

Starlite Disco

Late-night dance club.

Seven Seas Casino

Slots, cards, games and more.

Junkanoo Club

Cabaret-style lounge with music and dancing.

Satellite Cafe

Coffee bar.

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Outdoor Features

Main Pool Area

Calypso pool, whirlpools and bar;  Riviera pool and Goombay bar both located on Pool deck.

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Kid's Stuff

Premier Deck

Pluto's Play House and Children's Pool

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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