MSC Orchestra – MSC Cruises

In Service – 2007 to Present
MSC Orchestra
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 89600 Length: 964 ft Beam: 106 ft
Speed: 23 knots
Registry: Panama Passengers: 2550 Crew: 987
Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique


MSC Orchestra went into service in May 2007. It can accommodate up to 2,550 passengers and is also suitbale for younger and active guests, as well as for families.

Atmosphere on Board

MSC Cruises is a European cruise line with passengers from all over the world. They offer comfortable, informal cruises at a reasonable price. Due to good offers, there are many families on board. Especially on the Mediterranean cruises in the summer (July till August) many Italian families enjoy their holidays on board and spread a lively, typically Italian atmosphere on board. During off-season and during cruises to Northern Europe the atmosphere is more calm and also many elderly guests enjoy their cruise. Thanks to the big variety of entertainment etc. on board everybody feels comfortable on board. Everybody will find their favourite spot – either in the kids club, in the gym, the spa, the big theatre, disco or various bars. There is also a big casino, an internet cafĂ© and a library.

The atmoshpere on board is very relaxed and laid-back. On two nights a week more formal clothes are recommended, though.


The cuisine on board MSC Orchestra is good and tasty fulfilling the standards of a good mid-range cruise ship. There are four restaurants including one specialty restaurant (Chinese) where you can dine at an extra charge.


All cabins are furnished very comfortably, equipped with a bathroom (shower and WC), mini bar, safe and a hair dryer. The size of the cabins ranges between 14 sqm (inside), 17 sqm (outside with balcony) and 25 sqm (suites with balcony).

Sports, Wellness and Entertainment

There are many ways of spending a day on board MSC Orchestra: There is a large gym with a sauna and a steam bath. A wide range of massages and other wellness and beauty treatments are offered in the spa. On deck there are swimming pools and jaccuzzis.

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

Our Recommendation

MSC Orchestra is a modern cruise ship for everybody who enjoys a lively, European-/Italian-style atmosphere, entertainment and more. Nevertheless there are always quiet and peaceful places to be on board. There are many families who cruise on board MSC Orchestra. You will also be comfortable on board, even if you are new to cruising. MSC offers a good value for money.