The MSC Sinfonia has a different feeling to many of the other ships in the MSC cruise fleet, as she was acquired in 2004 from another, now-defunct, cruise line. The Sinfonia’s simplicity in design and décor is unique, but she is just as elegant and sophisticated as any other MSC ship. From the sweeping staircase and glittering lights of the bright and airy reception atrium, to the comfortable cosiness of her colourful cabins and suites, your first glimpses of the MSC Sinfonia are a sight you’ll always remember.
At 824 feet in length the Sinfonia is equipped with 783 cabins, with room for more than 1550 passengers, and a crew of more than 750 people. Passengers can choose from interior and exterior cabins, the latter of which include a window and view, family-size cabins with an additional room, and suites that include their own private balconies. A small number of cabins designed to accommodate people with disabilities are also available. Each of the Sinfonia’s accommodation choices has upgrade options that offer various different perks, such as priority boarding and dinner seating, complimentary spa sessions, and access to additional activities.
The MSC Sinfonia spends most of her cruising time travelling the Mediterranean and Europe. Mediterranean cruises range from seven to twelve nights in duration, with itineraries that include Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Malta, or Italy, Morocco, and the Canary Islands, or Italy, Gibraltar, Spain, and Portugal. In the spring and summer months, she also cruises the Baltic region, with ports of call in Norway and Denmark, and the western Mediterranean, visiting Italy, the Ukraine, and Turkey.
The two main dining rooms on board the Sinfonia are the Il Galeone and the Il Covo. Each is noteworthy for its beautifully-designed but understated décor that adds an elegant and comfortable feeling to every dining experience, and of course for its excellent food, which includes a range of Mediterranean and international dishes, such as minestrone, swordfish steaks, and delectable dessert offerings like vanilla millefeuille and zabaglione, along with an extensive wine list that just begs to be explored.
For casual dining, there’s the pretty outdoor café La Terrazza, which provides a delectable buffet, from early morning breakfast to late-evening fare at midnight. Each meal served at the buffet includes a wide range of both cold and hot foods and dishes, with plenty of vegetarian and other specialty options to suit different preferences and requirements. The Sinfonia’s eight bars and lounges also provide a varied range of snacks and light meals, along with their drink menus.
Although relatively small in comparison to many other MSC cruise ships, the Sinfornia has plenty to keep passengers busy, with a gym and on-deck jogging track, a climbing wall, beauty salon, swimming pools and whirlpools, and a library and internet café.
The largest show venue is the Teatro San Carlo, which features a range of different acts, such as acrobatics, music, and dancing. Each of the ship’s bars and lounges has a different theme, such as the relaxed and laid-back pool bar, the fun atmosphere of the Irish pub, Shelagh’s House, and the ornate, antique Le Baroque Café.
For late night fun and dancing, there’s the elegant lounge called Pasha’s Club, and the ship also sports the San Remo Casino for passengers to try their luck, and a video games room for even more fun.