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MSC Sinfonia News

MSC Sinfonia Completes Renaissance Program Overhaul

posted March 30, 2015

MSC Cruises announced that MSC Sinfonia left Genoa, Italy, on Friday, March 27, to resume service following ground-breaking enlargement and enhancement work at Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, Italy.

MSC Sinfonia entered drydock in January, and returns to duty ten weeks later with renewed amenities and enriched onboard spaces for cruise guests. She now has even more balcony staterooms, more spacious public areas, a greater choice of restaurants and new clubs dedicated to younger guests, including the outdoor Spray Park with exciting waterfalls and splashy water slides.

Thanks to recently agreed partnerships between MSC Cruises and best-in-class childcare and toy brands, MSC Sinfonia also has special kids’ areas equipped with Chicco® and LEGO® products.

MSC Sinfonia is the second MSC Cruises ship to undergo restyling and extension, after her sister ship MSC Armonia, which returned to sea in November 2014. In April, MSC Opera will sail to Fincantieri’s shipyard, in Palermo, for her 10-week enhancement work and at the end of August 2015, MSC Lirica will also undergo her Renaissance, with a return to sea scheduled for end of June and end of October respectively.

The $273 million Renaissance Program was undertaken to refit and extend four ships of the MSC Cruises fleet, and involves bisecting the ship before inserting a new 78 foot midsection into the space.  

MSC Cruises also recently announced that MSC Seaside, the first of its next generation Seaside class of ships, will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean, starting November 2017. In addition, MSC Cruises’ Miami-based operations will benefit from a newly renovated and expanded dedicated berth and terminal at PortMiami, a project that attests to the company’s increasing focus on the North American market, and to providing guests with outstanding service.

MSC Cruises, which has grown by 800 percent in capacity since 2004, carried 1.67 million guests and achieved strong financial results in 2014, with a turnover of $1.5 billion. In addition, the company is forecasting an additional 10 percent growth in 2015.

MSC to Renovate Lirica-Class Ships

posted Dec 22, 2014

MSC Cruises today announced a multi-million euro investment that will involve stretching all four of its Lirica class ships over the next two years. The almost €200 million, or $330 million USD, "renaissance program” has been commissioned from Fincantieri in Italy and will be complete by 2015. Read more...

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Itinerary

Northern Europe summers sailing seven-night itineraries. Travellers on MSC Sinfonia will be exploring the fjords along the Norwegian coast or the jewels of the Baltic: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg and Tallinn. The Sinfonia sails Mediterranean itineraries during the winter season.

Visit the MSC/USA website for a complete schedule.

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CDC Ratings

None

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Deck Plan

Sun Deck

Deck games

Bizet Deck

Passenger staterooms, Teen club, Video arcade, Pasha Disco

Debussy Deck

Spa and fitness center, Pinocchio Room, Ice Cream Bar, Beer Bar, Capri Bar, Main Pool area and Jacuzzi's, Café del Mar, Le Terrazza Buffet

Sibelius Deck

Passenger staterooms

Tchaikoviski Deck

Passenger staterooms

Bach Deck

Passenger staterooms

Brahams Deck

The Sinfonia Lounge, Card room & library, Medical center, Passenger staterooms

Mozart Deck

San Carlo Theater, La Baroque Cafe, Business center, Photo gallery, Shopping, Casino, Buddah Bar, II Covo Restaurant

Beethoven Deck

San Carlo Theater, Shopping, reception, Tour office, Cigar room, Sinfonia Café, Manhattan Bar, Sheglah's House, II Galeone Restaurant

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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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MSC Sinfonia

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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

Ship Class: Mistral

Launched: 2002 as European Stars; 2004 MSC Sinfonia

Refurbished:

GRT: 59,000

Length: 824 ft.

Draft: 22 ft.

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 1,544

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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 140 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 302 Sq. ft. w/veranda

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Dining Venues

MSC Sinfonia offers two main restaurants and an outdoor restaurant. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes.

Main Dining Rooms

II Galeone Restaurant located on Beethhoven deck.  II Covo Restaurant located on Mozart deck.

Café del Mar Cafeteria

For a quick lunch choose Le Bistrot Cafeteria offering Italian and international cuisine.

La Terrazza Restaurant

Outdoor buffet located on Debussy deck. 

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Notable Rooms

San Carlo Theater

Main show lounge.

Sinfonia Lounge

General lounge with dance floor.

Ambassador Club

Cigar room located on Beethoven deck.

Pasha Club

Late-night dance club.

San Remo Casino

Slots, cards, games and more.

Buddah Bar

Piano lounge with music and dancing.

Manhattan Bar

Lounge with bandstand and dance floor.

Sheglagh's House

Irish-style pub showing sporting events.

La Baroque Café

Coffee bar.

Sinfonia Café

Internet room located on Brahams deck.

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Kid's Program

Children's Club

MSC offers dedicated indoor areas for the kids including a video game room. All entertainment activities, both for younger guests and adults are conducted in all languages to cater to the needs of every guest. As ships vary in size and facilities, kid’s activities are not restricted to the Mini Clubs.

MSC's kid’s club leaders organize lots of great activities, shows, and games such as treasure hunts, a mini-Olympics, painting courses, dancing, arts, and crafts. Each ship has a cheerful, spacious and safe playroom. Knowing your children are with our expert cruise staff, you can relax and enjoy the pool or unwind with an aromatic massage.

When parents are on excursions ashore, the Mini Club and Juniors Club will remain open for children 3-12 years of age. If parents are ashore or involved in other activities, the kids club leaders will also take youngsters to the buffet or the ship’s restaurant for children’s meals (from a dedicated Children’s Menu).

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Outdoor Features

Main Pool Area

Two swimming pools and two Jacuzzis located on Debussy deck.

Sports Area

Mini-golf on the Sun deck - jogging track, and shuffleboard on Bizet deck.

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