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  MSC Musica (MSC Italian Cruises)

MSC Musica | MSC Italian Cruises
MSC Musica, Corfu harbor
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MSC Musica | MSC Italian Cruises
MSC Musica in Venice harbor
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MSC Musica | MSC Italian Cruises
MSC Musica, Greece
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The main lobby of the MSC Musica would tell you why the ship was named like so. There is a floating piano standing on a suspended crystal floor, all on top of a three-layered water fall. Having said that, the over-the-top centerpiece is really just the beginning. MSC Musica is conceptualized to reflect Italian elegance, and it achieves that statement with every facility onboard the ship. While it’s not indicated in the website, travelers should know that this is largely designed for an adult clientele. There are no amenities for small children.

All MSC cruise ships sail a range of itineraries including Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, South America, the Transatlantic, the Caribbean, and South Africa. The most popular cruises by MSC Italian Cruises right now though are the winter and summer cruises to Northern European countries and the Mediterranean. These cruises are fairly short, running for two weeks at most, so you can be sure that you’ll find a cruise schedule to your desired destination no matter what time of the year it is.

The MSC Musica was built in 2006 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France. It is recorded as MSC’s 11th vessel, and is one of the first vessels to be newly-made for the cruise company. Most of its cruises are concentrated in the Mediterranean. There is very little news recorded regarding the MSC Musica probably owing to its youth.

Dining is an exquisite experience at the MSC Musica. Three dining areas offer buffet-style meals. L’Oleandro and Le Maxim’s serve choice Italian dishes and the finest Italian wines. The Gli Archi Buffet Restaurant is just the place to go to if you’re looking for an intricate but quick and casual lunch. The Il Giardino is the only a la carte restaurant in the ship. They serve Italian-fusion. If you would like some sushi, sashimi, or tempura, you can also frequent the Kaito Sushi Bar. There are 16 bars onboard the MSC Musica. You can choose any one of them for excellent cocktails.

The MSC Musica’s LA Scala Theater is among the biggest theaters in the MSC Italian Cruises line. It can accommodate 1240 guests, and has a top-of-the-line sound system. The Q32 Disco, on the other hand, is the perfect dance area with futuristic lights and the best DJs onboard to boot. There is also a big Casino onboard, and a huge Video Game Room for teens and adults who are into virtual reality games. Those who would just like to relax can also go to the Zen Garden.

While the MSC Musica does have luxurious amenities, its cabins are a bit smaller compared to its sister vessels. What the cabins lack in size, though, they make up for amenities and finishes. Outside cabins with balconies measure between 15 to 18.7 square meters. Outside cabins with portholes have the same floor area as the ones with balconies, while the inside cabins range between 14 and 21 square meters. All cabins are air conditioned, equipped with their own baths, have interactive TVs and other basic amenities. The differences lie only on the positioning in the ship and the floor area. There are also a number of Suites available.

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Ship Summary
Operator:MSC Italian Cruises
Built by:Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France
Date Completed:2006
Gross Tonnage:89600
Length:293.83 m
Width:32.31 m