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  • MSC Fantasia

  • Disabilities or reduced mobility - Balcony

  • Disabilities or reduced mobility cabins - Deluxe Suite MSC Yacht Club

  • Royal Suite, MSC Yacht Club

  • Ocean view cabin

  • Executive & Family Suite

  • Deluxe Suite MSC Yacht Club

  • Balcony cabin

  • Aurea Suite

  • Inside Cabin

  • L’Étoile

  • Il Cerchio d'Oro

  • El Sombrero Tex Mex

  • Buffet

  • Red Velvet

  • Children's Dining

  • Special Diets and Menus

  • Mini Club

  • L'Insolito Lounge

  • Cyberlibrary

  • Photo gallery

  • Logo shop

  • Il Gioiello

  • Swimming pool

  • Reception

  • Sport Activities

  • Video Games Arcade

  • I Tropici

  • Sports Bar

  • Duty Free Shop

  • Aurea Spa

  • 4D Cinema

  • Casino

  • Il Cappuccino Bar

  • La Cantina Toscana

  • Theatra

  • Liquid Disco

  • Manhattan Bar

  • Piazza San Giorgio

  • Sport Arena

MSC Fantasia - MSC Cruises

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MSC Fantasia Overview

Exuding Italian style and charm, the MSC Fantasia set out on her maiden voyage in February 2008. Offering the best in interior design, dining, entertainment and accommodation, this beautiful vessel is a firm favourite among the MSC fleet.

Specs: MSC Fantasia at a glance
The MSC Fantasia weighs 137,936 tonnes and measures 1,093 feet in length. Spanning 13 passenger decks, she can accommodate 3,274 guests and 1,600 crew members. Her maximum cruise speed is 22.7 knots.

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia rooms and suites
All accommodation is well-appointed and comfortable, ranging in size from modest interiors to spacious royal suites. Regardless of which option you go for, you will be able to enjoy a flatscreen television, air conditioning, a mini-bar and a private bathroom. Suite guests benefit from several additional perks, such as access to the MSC Yacht Club, a 'ship-within-a-ship' concept featuring luxurious private spaces to relax and unwind.

Entertainment: things to do on board the MSC Fantasia
The social heart of the ship is the elegant piazza, constructed from real stone. This beautiful space is home to duty-free shops and an espresso bar and is the perfect place to plan your day. There's plenty of fun to choose from - here are some highlights:
  • Enjoy a drink in one of many designer-themed lounges
  • Test your reflexes in the Formula 1 simulator
  • Catch a fun flick at the 4D Cinema
  • Make a splash at the Aqua Park Pool Complex
  • Relax at the MSC Aurea Spa and Turkish Bath

Food: MSC Fantasia restaurants
Eating on board the MSC Fantasia is a real treat. There is plenty of variety, so whether you're in the mood for classic comfort food or a light snack, you'll be well-looked after.

Dining included in your MSC Fantasia fare:
  • Red Velvet Dining Room
  • Il Cerchio d'Oro Dining Room
  • Two onboard buffets

Specialty dining (not included in your ticket):
  • L'Etoile: French restaurant
  • El Sombrero: Mexican restaurant
  • The Sports Bar: light snacks
  • La Cantina Toscana: Italian

Destinations: MSC Fantasia itineraries
True to her European heritage, the MSC Fantasia's schedule revolves around ports in Italy, Spain and France, with the odd trip further afield to destinations such as Morocco and Malta. There's a great mix of shore excursions available at every port, from wine tasting in Sicily to a Gaudi architect tour in Barcelona.

Things to remember: On board the MSC Fantasia
Here are a few helpful things to keep in mind as you plan your cruise with the MSC Fantasia.
  • Families with children are well-looked after, with interconnecting cabins available and organised activities to keep little ones entertained day and night.
  • If you're an English speaker, you might very well pick up a little bit of French, Spanish or Italian - the crew repeat most things in a variety of languages during Mediterranean sailings.

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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Aurea Balcony Suite

  • 36 Suites (some with a balcony and some with a panoramic sealed window) approximately from 21 sq.m. to 47 sq.m.
  • Double bed which can be converted into two single beds (on request).
  • Air conditioning, ample wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee), mini bar, safe.

Exclusive Aurea 

In addition to all the features of ‘Bella’ and ‘Fantastica’, ‘Aurea’ fares offer a series of relaxing benefits for body and soul.

  • Embark smoothly with priority boarding then relax in an elegant cabin where you’ll find a set of free wellbeing products as well as a complimentary bathrobe and slippers. Dine at the time of your choice in a reserved area of the restaurant, enjoying 24-hour unlimited drinks.*
  • Bask in the exclusivity of a private sun deck. Best of all, take advantage of a fantastic Spa package including a spa welcome cocktail, one massage of your choice from the spa menu, tanning shower, private wellness consultation and unrestricted use of the Thermal Area throughout your cruise (available only for adults). Set sail for pure relaxation.

* The drink package refers to Allegrissimo or More For Less (Starting from summer 2017 these packages will be re-named ALL-INCLUSIVE RESTAURANT & BAR DRINK PACKAGE and ALL-INCLUSIVE CLASSIC DRINK PACKAGE), following cruise destinations.


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Children's Dining


Unbeatable recipes for happy kids


The MSC secret to children’s dining is both beautifully varied and deliciously simple. We lavish the same care on them as on the adults. So they have their own menus of succulent Mediterranean and international cuisine. Their own special gastronomic selections. And their own dining entertainment options that make happy families kid’s play.

- Dedicated children’s menus

  • Main Restaurant Children’s Menu available on board the whole fleet. For all Mediterranean destinations, the menus will offer preparations suitable for children who are older than one year, together with a special selection of dishes suitable for babies between 6 and 12 months of age, thanks to a new partnership with the Osservatorio Chicco.
  • Dedicated children’s section in Main Restaurant Breakfast Menu
  • Tex-Mex Restaurant Children’s Menu
  • Yacht Club kids' menu
  • Buffet Restaurant Kids Corner of constantly changing favourites

- Scrumptious poolside snacks and treats

- Fun Time Dinners - Kids dinners with the entertainment staff every day in the buffet restaurant plus terrific themed parties. Let your kids be entertained while you savour special moments of your own! (Free service)

- Happy Dinners - A snappy dinner with the family in the Main Restaurant, choosing from a dedicated children’s menu. When the children have finished at their usual enthusiastic speed, they are escorted to Miniclub play by the entertainment staff while the adults sit back and relax into a leisurely dining experience (Free service)

- Generation Dinners - Teenager dinners with the entertainment staff in the buffet restaurant every day


El Sombrero Tex Mex

Sizzle and spice and all things nice
Dig into some hearty Texan fare and let the spice of Mexico into your life.

Or savour some of the finest Angus steaks on the seas. Or mix and match with total freedom in a uniquely colourful lounge dining experience.

The choice is yours. You can simply drop in to savour a cool beer or cocktail at the bar, accompanied by Mexican tapas, or immerse yourself in the full experience, sitting down to table for a superb selection of spicy specialities and juicy steakhouse cuts.

Whatever your choice, you’ll love the Tex-Mex atmosphere!

  • Authentic Mexican favourites
  • Prime Angus beef cuts and genuine Italian Fiorentina steak
  • Chilled beers and ice-cool Margaritas to keep your taste buds cool
  • Choice selection of wines
  • A la carte dining from modern tablet computer menu with full dish descriptions
  • Special Kids Menu
  • Gourmet Freedom dining packages with special savings
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • On MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida


Il Cerchio d'Oro Panoramic Restaurant

  • Enjoy  fantastic food and panoramic view in this comfortable dining room.


L'Africana Buffet


Explore the astonishing variety of our gastronomic cuisine as and when you want, with the freedom to walk in and treat yourself at any time from breakfast through to late-night snacks - twenty hours a day! Our beautifully comfortable Buffet Restaurants bring you an exceptional Mediterranean dining experience, with a “visible kitchen” where you can watch our chefs creating freshly made pasta, pizzas, breads and desserts while browsing an archipelago of islands, stations and corners serving an astonishingly diverse array of food and drinks to suit all tastes:


  • All-inclusive food service with a full 13 different ”corners” and “stations” to explore, including a Meat Carvery, a dedicated Kids Corner, a Take-Away Station offering fast food favourites, a Dessert Corner, Pasta Station, Bakery Corner, Daily Special Corner, Wellness Corner and much, much more
  • Freshly-prepared Mediterranean specialities
  • Wide array of food and drink favourites from around the world, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK
  • “Ethnic Corner” offering a variety of delicacies from around the world
  • “Tastes of Your Itinerary Corner” serving select local delicaciesspecialities of your cruise destinations
  • Easy to find what you want, with clear signs and directions throughout the buffet, including totem pointers and signs on each buffet corner
  • At-a-glance information on dishes with labels in different languages and symbols for different dietary requirements
  • Tailor-made Buffet Bar Menu makes it easy to find the perfect wines and drinks
  • Buffet Beverage Stations with a wide variety of complimentary hot and cold drinks
  • Pleasure of watching our skilled chefs creating their specialities
  • Spectacular sea views
  • Awarded Best Pizza at Sea!
  • Open 20 hours a day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon, dinner and late-night dining


L’Étoile French Restaurant

  • A special dish and the ideal  wine to accompany it in this French restaurant


Red Velvet Main Restaurant

Dining in the main restaurants on MSC Cruises' ships is truly an unforgettable experience. From the fabulous designer decor to the service and the food itself, everything is well-prepared. You can select from a variety of daily menus. No matter you are intersted in Mediterranean or international culinary, you will alway find your favorite. 

  • Your own table and dining sitting
  • Chef’s Signature Dishes inspired by Mediterranean heritage
  • Gourmet international favourites, specially selected to complement each itinerary and the tastes of every nationality on board
  • Inspiring designer décor, with restaurants on our largest ships extending over two floors linked by a grand staircase
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free, and Vegetarian menus of freshly-prepared gastronomic specialities
  • Pre-prepared Kosher meals
  • Express lunches for active travellers booked on afternoon excursions, offering a special menu of tasty salads, main courses and desserts.
  • Deliciously Healthy selection of the lightest preparations on the dinner menu of the day, consisting of one appetiser, one soup, two main courses and one dessert, showing the nutritional values of their scientifically-balanced combination of calories, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. They’re the perfect choice to make the most of the superb sports, leisure, wellness and beauty facilities on board!
  • Guidance in your choices from easy-to-understand symbols showing everything from our fresh pasta dishes and vegetarian options to our Chefs’ Signature dishes.
  • All menus offer a wide variety of delicious choices and include special sections dedicated to Mediterranean Suggestions, the Always Available and Desserts, accompanied by a daily choice of no sugar added desserts, a Bread Selection – freshly baked daily, and a Sommelier’s Suggestion.
  • Full ISO 22000 certification of all food processes and food safety management from farm to fork.
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Special Diets and Menus

- Vegetarian Menus of delicious specialities, freshly prepared to the gourmet standards for which MSC is renowned

- Pre-prepared Kosher meals

- Gluten-Free Cuisine provided in close consultation with the Italian Coeliac Society, a member of the European Association of Coeliac Societies, with whom we have had strong ties since 2008

  • Gluten-Free Menus from breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • Gluten-free lunchboxes for carefree excursions and visits to ports of call
  • Wide choice of gluten-free beverages, including cocktails and beers
  • All gluten-free recipes are prepared by skilled personnel in dedicated kitchens on board, using products stored in special areas in accordance with the Italian Coeliac Society’s "Cruises Project” safety rules and directives
  • Italian Coeliac Society (AIC) website
  • On Fantasia and Musica class ships: Complete menu.
  • On Lirica class ships: Array of gluten-free snacks

Specialty Restaurants

  • Additional cost applies when dining in these restaurants. You can purchase the specialty dining package to take advantage of all restaurants.


4D Cinema

  • The vivid 4D flims will be an amazing experience for you and your family, especially for the kids.