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MSC Cruises

Italy, France, Spain, Malta, Greece Cruise

19 Jan 2018
MSC Orchestra cruises
MSC Cruises
MSC Orchestra
Departure Date
19 Jan 2018
11 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

1 Fri 19 Jan 2018 Genoa, Italy 05:00 PM
2 Sat 20 Jan 2018 Marseille, France 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
3 Sun 21 Jan 2018 Barcelona, Spain 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
4 Mon 22 Jan 2018 At Sea
5 Tue 23 Jan 2018 Valletta, Malta 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
6 Wed 24 Jan 2018 Corfu, Greece 02:00 PM 08:00 PM
7 Thu 25 Jan 2018 Katakolon, Greece 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
8 Fri 26 Jan 2018 Heraklion, Crete, Greece 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
9 Sat 27 Jan 2018 Athens, Greece 07:30 AM 04:30 PM
10 Sun 28 Jan 2018 At Sea
11 Mon 29 Jan 2018 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 09:00 AM 07:00 PM
12 Tue 30 Jan 2018 Genoa, Italy 08:00 AM

Get away on the MSC Orchestra enjoying 11 relaxing nights aboard the Italy, France, Spain, Malta, Greece Cruise to Europe - Mediterranean. The voyage starts out from Genoa and visits 9 ports in 5 countries before returning to Genoa. Your 4 star cruise from MSC Cruises has 5 more forward departures. We have a limited number of cabins available from $84 per person/day, twin share. So call now and get expert, friendly advice.

MSC Orchestra Overview

Until April 2018 MSC Orchestra cruises the Western Mediterranean over 10 to 12 nights. Guests can board at most ports en route: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Genoa, or Barcelona. A few cruises head further east to include ports around Greece, and a few head further west to Morocco, the Canary Islands, and Funchal in the Atlantic. During the northern summer, May through August 2018, cruises of 7 nights visit northern Europe. In the Baltic MSC Orchestra stays overnight at St Petersburg – the 11-night 9-country itinerary is excellent, and before or after the cruise take the opportunity to visit Berlin and its museums. There are also 7-night cruises to the fjords of southern Norway. The Line offers good affordable cruise vacations the Italian Way, filled with fun activities and having a wide appeal. Note that port calls may be short time-wise, and allow for add-on costs on board.


Four out of five cabins have an outside view, and of these four out of five have a balcony. Cabins are stylish. For all cabins continental breakfast is complimentary from 7.30 to 10 am, while room service snacks can be bought at other times. In suites a basket of fruit is provided at embarkation, and replenished daily. Cabins come with a mini-bar, personal safe, ample closet, shower-only tub, terrycloth robes, flat-screen TV, and excellent 24-hour room service. Suites have in addition fresh flowers, daily tray of canapés, hangers, upgraded toiletries, bathroom with tub, and king-size bed (or two singles).

Food and Dining

The two main dining rooms, L’Ibiscus and Villa Borghese, are located aft with large ocean-view windows. There are two seatings for dinners. Instead of paying for cold water in dining rooms, fill your own bottle in your cabin, chill it in the mini-bar, and bring it with you at meal times. Guests in suites and deluxe grades are assigned seats in a quieter section of the restaurant. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes. There is the "Always Available" menu, which includes spaghetti and grilled chicken, beefsteak or salmon. The alternative specialty restaurant is Shanghai, a Chinese venue with real wok cooking and dim sum. The quality is high, and it is really worth having at least one meal here. The Four Seasons Restaurant is another alternative dining area with à la carte Italian cuisine.


The state-of-the-art 1240 seat two-deck Covent Garden Theatre is the principal showlounge. Some productions may be short, just 30 minutes. The Shakers Lounge is the main centre for social dancing, and other dance floors are spread throughout other lounges. The young and lively go to the loud and futuristic R32 Disco. View big-screen movies on the large screen above the forward pool. The Palm Beach Casino boasts over 600 square metres of casino gaming. Play Virtual Games in the video games room. Daytime activities include a broad range of traditional competitions, quizzes and auctions, as well as Italian lessons, cooking demonstrations and exercise classes. As for shore excursions, there is a wide range of options, but the queues can be long.

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What's onboard?

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shopping arcade
  • Art arcade
  • Restaurants (2), two sittings
  • MSC Yacht Club dining open sitting
  • Formal evenings
  • Continental breakfast in cabin
  • Children’s menu, dining times
  • Ask about dietary requests (book ahead)
  • Asian Fusion
  • Additional cabin meals, pizza (pay)
  • CASUAL DINING (some charges)
  • Cafeteria buffet
  • Grill, pizza, fast food, anytime
  • Wine bar, bistro style
  • Afternoon tea
  • Coffee/chocolate café
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Drinks packages
  • Show Theatre (shows, multilingual hosts)
  • Live music, dancing
  • Multiple bars
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Movie screen, lido deck
  • Cigar Room
  • Casino
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Spa, salon, treatments
  • Solarium
  • Thermal suite
  • Indoor games, quizzes, crafts, dance lessons
  • Outdoor aerobics, exercise leaders
  • Gym, fitness centre
  • Jogging track
  • Sports court
  • Basketball
  • Mini-golf
  • Tennis
  • Internet (pay)
  • Wi-Fi cabins & common areas (pay)
  • Library. Card room
  • Casino
  • Conference rooms
  • UNDER 18
  • Under 18s free (off-peak, pay port charges)
  • Under 12s sail free
  • Teen’s area
  • Children playroom
  • Outdoor games, pool, LED wall
  • Video games
  • Virtual Reality gallery
  • Top 18 Solarium
  • Child minding on ship while parents tour ashore (pay)
  • Medical centre
  • Daily Program newsletter
  • Laundry service (pay)
  • Elevators (13)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Cabin current 110/220V
  • Assistance animals (at booking)

What's included?

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Special dietary needs (pre-request 2 months, may charge)
  • Captain's welcome cocktail party and Gala Evening
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Gym
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • U 12s sharing cabin w/ 2 adults: ask about free travel (pay port dues)
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & multi-lingual staff
  • Butler & valet services (selected cabins)
  • Some shuttle transfers to city/town centre

What's excluded?

  • Ask early if drink, food, facilities or activities incur a fee
  • Check your cabin is not obstructed when booking
  • Check if you qualify for age freebees etc.
  • Book onboard services 4+ days before embarkation to save
  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Sauna, steam rooms, beauty & health treatments
  • Special diets
  • Drinks, including water in restaurants
  • Golf simulator, 4D cinema, F1 simulator, bowling, video games
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry, ironing, dry cleaning
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes, fuel surcharges
  • UNICEF donation to children Euro1/USD1.50pp. See Purser to opt out.
  • Service charge: About €10/AUD15 (12 & over) pp daily, child over 1 pay half. Ask about pre-payment.
  • Service charge: water, bar and restaurant, any other purchases 15%

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Get away on the MSC Orchestra enjoying 11 relaxing nights aboard the Italy, France, Spain, Malta, Greece Cruise to Europe - Mediterranean. When: Ship: MSC Orchestra Category: Cruise Cabins from $929 per person