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MSC Splendida cruises for 2020


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MSC Splendida sails out of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the Middle East, to ports in Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. There are two 7-night itineraries, and many guests combine these for a 14-night journey. These Middle East cruises are very popular with guests from the Continent, drawn by welcome sunshine and on-shore activities – desert safaris, oases, dramatic mountain views, amazing shopping, and ancient trading cultures...read more

MSC Splendida Cruise Calendar

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Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

7

OCT

MSC Splendida cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,299

$144

16

OCT

MSC Splendida cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,299

$144

25

OCT

MSC Splendida cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,299

$144

3

NOV

MSC Splendida cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,149

$128


MSC Splendida — Ship Review Rating: 3.7 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.

Life aboard MSC Splendida
MSC Splendida sails out of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the Middle East, to ports in Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. There are two 7-night itineraries, and many guests combine these for a 14-night journey. These Middle East cruises are very popular with guests from the Continent, drawn by welcome sunshine and on-shore activities – desert safaris, oases, dramatic mountain views, amazing shopping, and ancient trading cultures. During April 2019 MSC Splendida departs Dubai in the UAE for Yokohama, Japan, over 28 nights.

In service since 2009 at 137,936 GT she carries 3,274 passengers. This is the most innovative ship built by MSC, and is rather special. New are the Yacht Club ship-within-a-ship living space with Courtyard Villa complex, retractable glass pool roof, 4D with strapped-in-seats cinema, Balinese spa, and high ratio of balcony staterooms. English speaking travellers who are comfortable with European service and cuisine will find the ship a delight. Dining places offer an excellent range. Note that specialty restaurants have no extra charge, but the menu is à la carte with reasonable prices. This ship is best suited to young couples, singles, families who enjoy big ship city life, with its mix of noise, nationalities and languages. MSC Cruises are family orientated, and children are very much catered for, filling the ship in school holidays. Children sail free on certain itineraries, sharing a cabin with two adults.

Accommodation
Of her 1,637 cabins, 80% have an ocean view, and as many have private balconies they are quite affordable. All cabins have single beds that can be converted into a double bed, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive television, radio, telephone, internet connection (for a fee), minibar, and safe. All cabins and staterooms are modern, comfortable and very stylish. For all cabins continental breakfast is complimentary from 7.30 to 10 am, while room service snacks can be bought at other times. For suites a basket of fruit is provided at embarkation, and replenished daily.

A total of 72 suites are located on two aft decks, called the “MSC Yacht Club”. Guests have access to their own VIP areas, receive priority treatments, various luxuries and a 24-hour butler service. New Aurea Suites at forefront of ship, offering great views and have close access to Aurea Spas. The black marble floor and glass staircase joining the two decks gives access to exclusive hydro-massage pools, skydome swimming pool, solarium, and observation lounge with bar. There are no single cabins, and 43 wheelchair-accessible across all cabin grades. Room service food is charged per item.

Food and Dining
The ship has four restaurants and two buffet areas. The two-deck La Reggia Restaurant is set-table set-time venue with Mediterranean cuisine and always-available “slow food” – spaghetti, chicken breast, salmon fillets and vegetable of the day. 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. For breakfast and lunch there is free seating, though be prepared to sit with guests using another language. The alternative restaurant Villa Verde Restaurant is also traditional, offering an assorted Mediterranean menu, including light choices and options that are always available. The ship's L'Olivo, an a la carte speciality restaurant, provides food from 14 countries located in the Mediterranean region. For spicy Mexican cuisine Tex Mex Santa Fe is the right choice. The full-view kitchen completes the traditional atmosphere of this restaurant. All the alternative dining venues charge on an à la carte basis at reasonable prices.

There’s no tea or coffee for lunch and dinner in the dining rooms, only in the buffet. You may have to ask for milk. Casual breakfasts and lunches are available in a large self-serve buffet eatery. Other cafeteria eateries are Bora Bora and Pago Pago. There are numerous lounges and bars: The Purple Jazz Bar, decorated with beautiful lighting and purple shades, serves beer, wine, spirits and snacks; and the Sports bar, a wine bar, Piano Bar, Cygar Room and an aperitif bar. Sample the delights of La Piazzetta, with its bar ice-cream parlour, pastry and chocolate shop. Sit and watch fellow passengers pass by at L’Espresso Coffee Bar with its coffees, teas and chocolates.

Entertainment
The Strand Theatre is a state-of-the-art 1600 seat venue and its twice-nightly productions have received high acclaim. Some productions may be short, just 30 minutes. Catch a movie in the 4D Cinema. Dance late at Club 33 Disco or have fun at the Royal Palm Casino. For the young set there’s the Graffitti Disco Teen and the video games room Virtual World.

For fitness and health, the MSC Aurea Spa is equipped with treadmills, Nordic machines and individual aerobic machines. The spa area has three Thalassotherapy cabins and 15 massage rooms, with a Balinese treatment facility. Spas are operated by Blue Ocean, and treatments include acupuncture. Deck tennis, basketball, water slides, hot tubs, daytime aerobics, squash and shuffleboard will keep you active. For those who prefer to sit, the ship has interactive Formula 1 race simulators. Children are well provided for, from three years to late teens





































Explore the decks

MSC Splendida deckplans

MSC Splendida deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Of her 1,637 cabins, 80% have an ocean view, and as many have private balconies they are quite affordable. All cabins have single beds that can be converted into a double bed, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive television, radio, telephone, internet connection (for a fee), minibar, and safe. All cabins and staterooms are modern, comfortable and very stylish. For all cabins continental breakfast is complimentary from 7.30 to 10 am, while room service snacks can be bought at other times. For suites a basket of fruit is provided at embarkation, and replenished daily.

A total of 72 suites are located on two aft decks, called the “MSC Yacht Club”. Guests have access to their own VIP areas, receive priority treatments, various luxuries and a 24-hour butler service. New Aurea Suites at forefront of ship, offering great views and have close access to Aurea Spas. The black marble floor and glass staircase joining the two decks gives access to exclusive hydro-massage pools, skydome swimming pool, solarium, and observation lounge with bar. There are no single cabins, and 43 wheelchair-accessible across all cabin grades. Room service food is charged per item.

Decks
MSC Splendida

MSC Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: MSC Splendida star rating
Maiden voyage: 2009
Number of decks: 13
Tonnage: 137936
Cabins: 1637
Passenger capacity: 3274
Number of crew: 1313

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shopping arcade
  • Art arcade
  • Five accommodation grades (Bella, Fantastica, Wellness, Aurea, Yacht Club)
  • MSC Yacht Club suite area, restaurant
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Restaurants, various sitting options
  • MSC Yacht Club dining
  • Formal evenings
  • Continental breakfast in cabin (Bella class pay)
  • Children’s menu, dining times
  • Dietary requests (book ahead)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Tex-Mex & Steakhouse
  • Santa Fe (Mexican)
  • Sports Bar à la carte
  • Additional cabin meals, pizza (pay)
  • YACHT CLUB DINING (Suites, complimentary)
  • Silver Service Restaurant
  • Top Sail Lounge (snacks, drinks)
  • The One Sun Deck
  • High English Tea
  • CASUAL DINING (some charges)
  • Cafeteria buffet (all meals)
  • Grill, pizza, fast food, anytime
  • Wine bar, bistro style
  • Afternoon tea
  • Coffee/chocolate café
  • Ice Cream Bar (pay)
  • Candy shop
  • Drinks packages
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show Theatre (shows, multilingual hosts)
  • Live music, dancing
  • Multiple bars
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Cinema 4D (pay)
  • Cinema outdoors
  • Cigar Room
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (4)
  • Whirlpools (13)
  • Top 18 Solarium
  • Spa, salon, treatments
  • Solarium
  • Indoor games, quizzes, crafts, dance lessons
  • Outdoor aerobics, exercise leaders
  • Gym, fitness centre
  • Jogging track
  • Sports court
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • F1 simulator (pay)
  • Internet (pay)
  • Wi-Fi cabins & common areas (pay)
  • Bowling (50 sq.m.)
  • Virtual reality centre
  • Library. Card room
  • Casino
  • Poker Room
  • Conference rooms
  • UNDER 18
  • Under 18s free (off-peak, pay port charges)
  • Under 12s sail free (provisos)
  • Baby Club (<3y)
  • Mini Club (3-6y)
  • Juniors Club (7-11y)
  • Young Club (12-14y)
  • Teenagers Club (15-17y)
  • Child dining arrangements
  • Teen’s area & waterslide
  • Child areas & pool
  • Outdoor games, pool, LED wall
  • Video games
  • Child minding on ship while parents tour ashore (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Medical centre
  • Daily Program newsletter
  • Laundry service (pay)
  • Elevators (14)
  • 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
  • Regular 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
  • Fitness centre, 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 what 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 game charges
  • 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.
  • GRATUITIES, SERVICE CHARGES
  • Around AU$15/16, NZ$16/17 pp daily (over 12 y)
  • Gratuities vary with world region
  • Children half adult rate (over 1 y)
  • Can be prepaid when booking fare
  • All charges are subject to change at any time
  • Service charges for bar, spa and salon 15%
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after return date
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code, health requirements ahead
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Aerial drones on shore only, if local laws permit
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