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6th January 2019 for 7 nights

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06/01/2019
Abu Dhabi

One of the most grandiose cities on the entire planet, Dubai is home to some staggering feats of architecture that sit alongside fascinating pieces of cultural history. Those looking to relax and unwind in the sun, partake in something a little more adventurous, or cultured, or to simply indulge in some retail therapy, will find themselves well catered for.

07/01/2019 9:00 am
Sir Bani Yas
09/01/2019 8:00 am
Muscat

Oman’s largest city, Muscat is considered to be the Jewel of Arabia – as well as the heart of the country. Known for its mountainous heights, stunning beaches and golden sand dunes, Muscat is a breath-taking mixture of ancient cultural heritage and modern style.

10/01/2019 8:00 am
Khor Fakkan

Abu Dhabi truly is a modern metropolis that successfully merges tradition with technology. The city is home to some truly breath-taking sights, such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and the Emirates Palace, reflective of the 21st century United Arab Emirates.

11/01/2019 1:00 pm
Dubai

Khor Fakkan belongs to the emirate of Sharjah but is geographically surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. It is the site of Khor Fakkan Container Terminal, the only natural deep-sea port in the region and one of the major container ports in the Emirates

12/01/2019
Dubai

Khor Fakkan belongs to the emirate of Sharjah but is geographically surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. It is the site of Khor Fakkan Container Terminal, the only natural deep-sea port in the region and one of the major container ports in the Emirates

13/01/2019
Abu Dhabi

One of the most grandiose cities on the entire planet, Dubai is home to some staggering feats of architecture that sit alongside fascinating pieces of cultural history. Those looking to relax and unwind in the sun, partake in something a little more adventurous, or cultured, or to simply indulge in some retail therapy, will find themselves well catered for.

Royal Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Executive Suite

Features a panoramic sealed window. Also includes: a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Deluxe Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower or bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Aurea Suite

Features either a balcony or panoramic sealed window. Also includes; a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Inside Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Ocean View Cabin

Features a double bed which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Family Suite

Features a panoramic sealed window. Also includes: a double bed which can be converted in to two singles, air conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Launched
2009
Tonnage
137936
Length
333.3
Total Crew
1370
Occupancy
3247

The sheer scope of the ship can take the breath away. She is more reminiscent of a floating city: spread over 14 passenger decks, and catering for more than 3,500 guests, it can be easy to forget that she is, ultimately, a ship. Her size is reflected by her onboard amenities: guests will find five restaurants waiting for them, alongside two self-service buffets, and 21 bars. Entertainment is an equally important part of life on the ship, as she houses four swimming pools, dedicated children’s areas, and even a F1 simulator. Younger passengers and families will no doubt find themselves right at home aboard. 

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There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.

La Reggia

Experience: complimentary

Food: international

The La Reggia restaurant is the ship’s main dining room split over two levels on decks 5 and 6 with seating for 626 and 529 guests respectively.

With open seating for waiter served breakfast (from 7am to 10am) and lunch (12 to 2.00pm), dinner is served over two seatings with 1st seating around 7.15pm and 2nd at 9.45pm and features assigned seating. This means that guests are allocated a set dining time at a specific table in one of the two MDR’s for the duration of the cruise.

Serving a range of Italian and international cuisine, the evening menu offers a seven course continental style menu.

An example of the dishes served is as follows:-

  • Salad of the Day (e.g. Greek Salad)
  • Soup (such as Oxtail consommé or shellfish bisque)
  • Pasta or Risotto (spinach and Ricotta ravioli or truffle scented pumpkin risotto)
  • Main Course (Baked leg of lamb, mixed vegetable tempura)
  • Cheese Platter
  • Desserts (e.g. tiramisu, pannacotta, ice cream or fresh fruit).
Villa Verde

Experience: complimentary

Food: italian

Villa Verde is the ship’s second main dining room on the ship’s stern on deck 6 with panoramic views and serving an assorted Mediterranean menu with light choices and options that are always available.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (which is served in two seating’s at 7pm and 9.30pm) it seats 766 guests and food offerings range from risottos to filet mignon.

Self Service Buffet Restaurants- Bora Bora & Pago Pago

Experience: complimentary

Food: buffet

The ship’s self service complimentary buffet spans almost half the length of deck 14. It seats 412 guests in the Bora Bora section and 404 guests in the Pago Pago area, and is open non-stop for 20 hours each day from 6am to 2am with tea, coffee and tap water available 24 hours.

Breakfast is served from 6.30am to 10.00am, lunch from 12.00 to 3.30pm, afternoon snacks or casual late lunch from 3.30pm to 6pm and dinner from 7pm to 10.00pm followed by snacks until 2.00am.

A selection of both cold and cooked breakfast options area available whilst lunch and dinner offers dishes including salads, cooked meats, pasta and desserts along with a daily special and an Ethnic Corner serving a selection of curries from vegetable to lamb madras.

A pizzeria (open from 12.00 to 6.00pm) and grill (open from 12.00 to midnight) also forms part of the Bora Bora section.

Sports Bar

Experience: complimentary

Food: classic

The 87 seater Sports Bar serves à la carte snacks and is open from 3pm to 12am.

Located on deck 7 with large TV screens airing sporting events and its own two lane ten pin bowling area, menu examples include Steamed shrimp cocktail, Fish & Chips, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and salad.

Other items on offer range from Italian flat bread with Parma ham and mozzarella, Italian bread filled with sausage, mushrooms and cheese to prawn curry, French baguette with ham, cheese, egg and salad, mini hamburgers, Spanish, German, Turkish and Chinese dishes.

La Piazzetta Ice Cream Bar

Experience: cover

Food: ice_cream

Seating 80 guests and located on deck 6 of the ship, is designed to reflect an Italian Square with live music, a pastry and chocolate shop and ice cream parlour.

Coffee ranges from around €1.10 for an espresso €1.90 for a Cappuccino or espresso with chocolate cream and ice to €5.70 for an Irish Coffee and €6.70 for an iced coffee alcoholic coffee.

Hot Chocolate costs around €1.90 and tea (ranging from Darjeeling to camomile) is charged at €1.80.

Pastries cost from around €1.50 for small tartelettes, €0.80 for chocolate éclairs and €1.00 for chocolate mousse to €2.90 for a slice of fruitcake or cheesecake and €3.90 for sponge cakes such as Choco Light Bomb and Raspberry Mousse Cake.

Traditional Gelato Ice Cream is €1.20 per scoop, €2.50 per cone, $3.90 for a smoothie and €5.30 for a banana split or Vanilla and Strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries.

Ice cream flavours range from chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut and pistachio to coffee, strawberry, mango, lemon, banana, melon, peach and raspberry.

Sante Fe

Experience: cover

Food: mexican

Santa Fe Tex Mex is Splendida’s speciality restaurant with seating for 108 guests and situated on deck 7 with its own show gallery kitchen where guests can watch the food being prepared. The bar serves traditional Mexican drinks from beers to Tequila and Margaritas with Latin American music playing in the background.

The Mexican cuisine ranges from Texas steaks to enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and tacos.

The Strand Theatre

The 1,600 seat Theatre Lounge found onboard offers at least 6 different shows, and spans two decks. The seats are tiered, allowing guests to enjoy some of the most varied shows found at sea with the best view possible.

Main production shows are shown at 8.00pm for guests on 1st dinner seating and 10.15pm for those on 2nd dinner seating.

Two decks high and located on decks 6 and 7, it features Broadway style shows, illusionists, dancing on ice shows and circus extravaganzas.

During the day it also hosts bingo games and conferences

Sports Bar

The name says it all; onboard passengers are unlikely to find a better place to relax and catch a game. There's a wide variety of sport shown here, from football to cricket, basketball to ice hockey, something to suit all tastes. Passengers will find a variety of alcoholic and soft drink awaiting, all of which are complimented by a sports-inspired menu, serving up dishes from all around the world.

The Sports Lounge on deck 7 is a multi-screen themed sports bar with seating for 87 passengers.

Featuring a customised drinks menu and snacks, it is also home to the two lane bowling alley which attracts a charge of €6 per game.

Royal Palm Casino

The Casino, seating 323 features Roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is served by its own bar.

The Purple Jazz Bar

The Purple Jazz Bar has seating for 106 visitors and features live jazz music along with a special range of 'made to measure' drinks.

L'Aperitivo Bar

The L'Aperitivo Bar overlooks the central atrium and is located on deck 6 serving the foyer area. It can seat up to 98 guests who can enjoy the musical entertainment from the bottom of the atrium.

Splendida Bar

The Bar is on deck 5 by the central atrium with 28 seats.

Guests can enjoy a drink here whilst listening to classical piano music, string quartets and singers.

La Prua Piano Bar

The ship's Piano and Martini Bar, seats 108 and is located on deck 7.

The Pool Bars

The Pool bars are located by the Pool on deck 14.

Il Cappuccino Coffee Bar

The ship's coffee shop serves a selection of cakes and desserts.

It is located on deck 7 with room for 58 passengers.

Sweet Shop

La Caramella, on deck 6, is the ship's candy and confectionary shop, featuring a large variety of pic ‘n’ mix sweets along with a small selection of toys all at duty free prices.

Boutiques

The ship boasts a variety of shops and boutiques. 

From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, La Profumeria selling a range of cosmetics and perfumes including Dior and Marc Jacobs.

La Boutique, on deck 6 sells men's, women's and children's fashion with brands including Polo, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Armani, and the L'Angolo Dell'Oggetto sells sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery on deck 6 also.

The Duty Free Shop sells a range of tobaccos, liquors and snacks and is located on deck 6.

Photo Shop

The Photo Shop is located on deck 7. Photos captured by the ship's professional photographers both on board and ashore can be viewed in the adjoining Photo Gallery area and purchased in the photo shop.

Cyber Cafe

Guests can access the internet and their emails either using their own portable wireless devices or via the ship's Cybercafe on deck 5 opposite the Bar, where guests can use the 15 stations to access the internet. Charges are 15 cents per minute or if preferred a package of minutes may be purchased.  

  • €12 for 60 minutes
  • €19 for 100 minutes
  • €45 for 30 minutes
  • €59 for 480 minutes
  • €145 for 1440 minute

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery features a selection of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

It is located outside the Sports Bar and Jazz Bar on deck 7.

4D Cinema

Fantasia’s 4D ten seat cinema, with 3D graphics and moving seats to enhance guests' experience, is located on deck 16 aft and costs around €7.90 per viewing.

F1 Simulator

The Formula One Simulator on deck 16 offers guests the chance to experience racing a Formula one car around a variety of tracks.

It costs around €9.90 per ride and children must be 3'6" or taller to use it.

The Aft Lounge

The Aft Lounge located on deck 7 and seating 268 guests, has its own bar and dance floor and plays host to live music and shows.

Club 33

Club 33 is Splendida’s futuristic nightclub located on deck 16 with seats for 120 guests and served by its own bar.

Poker & Cards Room

The Poker Room, located by the casino on deck 6, seats 27 guests and is a separate card room for Texas Hold’Em games.

L'Enoteca

L’Enoteca is Splendida’s wine bar where guests are guided through the wine selection by experienced sommeliers.

For each wine the sommelier suggests an appropriate selection of Italian cheeses and cold meats including parmesan and pecorino di Fossa, prosciutto and salami.

The bar is located on deck 7 with seating for 105 guests.

The Cigar Lounge

The Cigar Lounge, situated on deck 6 and seating 31 guests, offers elegant surroundings for guests to relax and enjoy a cigar accompanied by a drink selected from the range of fine spirits on offer.

MSC Yacht Club

The Fantasia class MSC ships feature a "ship-within-a-ship" area called the MSC Yacht Club. This private club area is forward on decks 15, 16, and 18.

An exclusive haven of refinement- a place where you can savour exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice. Where you can indulge in the luxury of a private club, while enjoying access to the myriad recreation and entertainment possibilities that the rest of the ship affords.

Fitness Centre

The fully-equipped onboard gyms comes with stunning views as standard, courtesy of the panoramic windows, within the Spa. Fitted with the latest state-of-the-art Techno-gym equipment, personal trainers and innovative fitness programmes, the gym provides the perfect opportunity to stay active on a cruising holiday.

MSC Aurea Spa

The ship's Spa is located on deck 14 with saunas, massage rooms, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, thalassotherapy baths, heated pool with sliding roof and three whirlpools.

Treatments on offer range from massages with lava stones and facial treatments to Balinese massages and tanning booths, Aromatherapy and chromotherapy.

Charges apply and packages can be purchased either prior to sailing or on board.

The Pools and Aqua Park

The ship's main pool which is around 5’ 10” (1.78m) deep, is located on deck 14.

Flanked by a large over head screen airing a variety of programmes, it also has 2 hot tubs, water features and splash areas with over 150 fountains and water jets.

Top 18 Solarium

The Top 18 Exclusive Solarium is an adult only sanctuary on deck 18 featuring premium deck space, comfortable cocoons, a whirlpool bath, stunning sea views, a bar menu and complimentary fresh fruit skewers.

Also available are express reflexology and facial relax treatments which can be enjoyed directly from personal sun beds and last up to 20 minutes.

Beauty Salon

Guests wishing to have their hair styled or cut, manicures, pedicures or barber services for male passengers, can visit the ship's beauty parlour on deck 14 within the spa facilities.

MSC Sports Arena

MSC Arena on deck 16 is a multi-purpose sports court suitable for basketball, tennis, football, table tennis and volleyball.

Complimentary equipment hire is available from Virtual World video arcade on deck 16. The arena also features stadium style seating for guests.

A squash court is also located on deck 16 of Splendida.

Kids Club

The Kid's Club is available for children aged 3-12, free of charge, and run by qualified entertainment staff who arrange activities from painting to board games and group games.

Whilst the Kid's Club is only available at certain times of the day, a programme of activities is on offer from early morning to early evening to keep children entertained.

With children’s programs available daily from the children’s centre, activities are divided into two categories:

Mini Club, for children from 3 to 6 years

Junior Club, for children from 7 to 12 years

Whilst parents are away from the ship on excursions, the Mini Club remains open. Additionally, for parents ashore or involved in activities on board the ship, the children’s supervisors will also take the youngsters to the buffet or the ship’s restaurant for children’s meals from the dedicated children’s menu.

Teen Disco Graffiti

MSC Teens Disco, located on Deck 15, is the perfect place for teenagers with its urban style design including multi-coloured graffiti, atmospheric lighting, casual couches and scattered stools surrounding dance and karaoke areas, served by vending machines for snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Virtual World

Virtual World on deck 16, is the ship's video games room with arcade style games ranging from racing games to football and tennis video games. It is open from 9am to 8pm.

Il Polo Nord (Kids Pool)

Il Polo Nord on deck 15 is the Kid’s Club area with a small children’s play area based upon an Arctic theme with an igloo shaped paddling pool with slide, model kayak and giant model whale.

Inside Il Polo Nord is a small soft play area with ball pool, TV, chairs, games and books and arts and crafts areas, decorated with polar bears and ice blocks.

Disabled Facilities

Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.

Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.

All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.

Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.

In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.

Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.

Dietary Requirements

Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.

MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.

For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.

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