MSC Fantasia – MSC Cruises

In Service – 2008 to Present
MSC Fantasia
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 133500 Length: 1093 ft Beam: 125 ft
Speed: 23 knots
Registry: N/A Passengers: 3300 Crew: 1300
Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique


The first ship of an amazing class of cruise ships: MSC Fantasia is the first ship of the ‘Fantasia class’ ever and went into service at the end of 2008. The ship offers space for 3,274 passengers and 1,370 crew members. So there is enough space for having a great time together. Come aboard and enjoy your stay!

Some of the innovations on board MSC Fantasia are a 3-D cinema, 1,500 sqm spa areas, an interactive sports bar and a Tex Mex-restaurant that is open daily 24 hours. Also, there is the “Yacht Club”: 71 cabins with their own butlers, reception, pool and solarium and private entrance to the spa.

Description of the ship

MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia represent a new ship class (Fantastia class). Both ships belong to the biggest European cruise vessels ever. They were built at the French shipyard “STX Europe” in St. Nazaire and are built equally – from the outside and the inside.

Atmosphere on Board

MSC Cruises is a European cruise line with guests from all over the world. It offers good value for money and gives a comfortable opportunity to experience a relaxed cruise. Especially during school holidays, many families with children are on board. During high season in July and August, many Italian families give the ship a lively, Italian atmosphere. In the low season everything is a little more calm and also elder guests take their chance to experience an inexpensive cruise. As there are many possibilities to spend a good time on board, all age groups can have a good holiday, just the way they like it. There is a broad offer of child care (not always English/German language can be guaranteed) and many different sports and leisure activities. Everyone should be able to find his or her favourite spot on board, if it is the big theatre, the wellness area, the disco or one of the many different bars. In addition, there is a 4D cinema, a formula 1 simulator, an internet cafĂ© and a library. Hint: In the special Yacht Club suites (which can only be found on ships of the ‘Fantasia’ class) guests can expect many advantages such as the butler service, an exclusive restaurant and many included drinks.


All cabins are furnished very comfortably, equipped with a bathroom (shower and WC), mini bar, safe and a hair dryer.

Sports, Wellness and Entertainment

There are many ways of spending a day on board MSC Fantasia: There is a large gym, solarium as well as basketball and tennis facilities. A wide range of massages and other wellness and beauty treatments are offered in the MSC Aurea Spa. Of course, you can also play the most classical cruise game aboard: Shuffleboard.

Also some kind of sports: Dance to great music in the disco! Besides, there is a huge theatre where you can enjoy many different shows and also a casino and various bars.

Our Recommendation

You will be comfortable on board, even if you are new to cruising. MSC offers a good value for money. Watch out for special offers (especially in off-seasons). These are a great opportunity for you to enjoy a wonderful cruise at a very reasonable price.