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SHIP: MSC SPLENDIDA – TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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MSC Splendida was completed in 2009 at a cost of $550 million and is a sister ship to MSC Fantasia, originally, she was to be named MSC Serenata, but the name was changed in May 2007 to MSC Splendida. She measures 137,936 GT and is 333.30 m long with a beam of 37.98 m, a height of 66.81 m, and a draft of 8.29 m. Her capacity is 3,274 passengers. The two Neopanamax vessels were to be the largest ships in a European cruise line’s fleet at the time of delivery. The ship is operated by two 20MW main motors, capable of generating combined power of 40,000kW. For smooth maneuverability, the ship uses two high-performance propellers run by electric motors.

The then-unnamed vessel was part of a two-ship order made by MSC Cruises with STX France on 16 November 2005, for a tentative delivery in spring 2009. Construction began on then-MSC Serenata on 12 April 2007 with the steel-cutting. The ship was launched from the shipyard on 18 July 2008. She began her sea trials on 21 May 2009 and completed them on 27 May 2009. The ship was delivered to MSC Cruises on 4 July 2009. She embarked on her maiden voyage on 4 July 2009 and returned on 11 July, to be officially named on 12 July 2009, in Barcelona by Sophia Loren, her godmother.

The ship has four restaurants, two buffet areas, 12 hydro-massage pools, and four swimming pools. There is a 400m² Children’s and Teenager’s Area.

The ship, furnished with sophisticated technology, has been equipped with an advanced water treatment (AWT) system for recycling and treating wastewater. All staterooms and public rooms use an energy savings system, which supervises electricity consumption automatically. The system, capable of switching off unused systems, helps to reduce fuel consumption and harmful gas emissions.

Out of a total of 1,637 cabins, 82% are outside while 1,256 cabins have private balconies.

“Splendida is known for its technological innovations, guest comfort and environmental protection.”

The Yacht Club comprises 99 spacious suites with a 24 hour butler service. Yacht Club suites include 64 Standard Deluxe YC1 Suites, 22 Family Deluxe YC2 Suites, three Executive YC2 suites and ten Royal YC3 Suites.

Common features include mini-bars, free laundry and a dry cleaning facility, interactive television, WiFi and free WiFi-enabled notebook computers.

The Yacht Club’s large and open recreation area is furnished with a concierge desk, a sitting area and a small library. The bedroom comes with a king-size bed that can be converted into two single beds.

The ship’s other cabins are suites with balconies, outside cabins with balconies, and outside cabins. Amenities provided include a double bed (convertible into two single beds), a spacious wardrobe, air conditioning, interactive television, telephone, internet connection, a minibar, and a bathtub-fitted bathroom.

Dining, fitness, and entertainment facilities

MSC Splendida provides six dining options, including Italian and Chinese cuisines, prepared by top-class chefs and served in European style. The ship’s L’Olivo, an a la carte specialty restaurant, provides food from all countries located in the Mediterranean region. The buffet options are Tex Mex, Bora Bora, and Pago Pago.

The Purple Jazz Bar, decorated with beautiful lighting and purple shades, serves beer, wine, spirits, and snacks. The ship’s indoor bars include a Sports bar, a wine bar, a piano bar, a cigar bar, and an aperitif bar.

“The Strand Theater performs shows twice every evening during the dinner seatings.”

For fitness and health, the ship provides a gym, located behind the MSC Aurea Spa, with equipment including treadmills, Nordic machines, and individual aerobic machines. The spa area consists of three Thalassotherapy cabins and 15 massage rooms, with a Balinese treatment facility.

The ship is also equipped with interactive Formula 1 race simulators. The Strand Theater performs shows twice every evening during early and late dinner seatings. Deck tennis, basketball, water slides, hot tubs, daytime aerobics, and an outdoor movie screen form the outdoor entertainment activities. 

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

 SHIP MSC SPLENDIDA

TECHNICAL DATA

Registry: Panama
Builder: STX Europe and built in France
Ship Construction Completed Date: July 2009 for $550m
Christened By: Sophia Loren
Total Passengers: 4363  &  Crew members: 1370
Total cabins: 1637 incl. 43 for guests with disabilities
Gross tonnage: 137,936 tons with a m
ax speed of 23 knots
Length / Beam / Height : 333.3m / 37.92m / 66.8m

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MSC SPLENDIDA

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THE AMENITIES

Dining
 6 restaurants – La Reggia dining room, Villa Verda dining room, Pago Pago buffet restaurant, Bora Bora pizzeria/buffet, Santa Fe Tex-Mex restaurant, L’Olivio a la carte French restaurant
 13 bars/cafes including L’Espresso coffee bar, Splendida bar, Blue Note jazz bar, La Prua pub, Riviera de Chiaia piano bar, l’Aperitivo bar, L’Enoteca wine bar, Sports bar with bowling, Cigar lounge and bar, Bar Del Riccio acqua park bar, Tartaruga pool bar, Movida pool bar

Health and Fitness
 5 pools – Acqua park pool, L’Equatore pool, Playaa del Sol pool, The One pool, Children’s waterpark and pool
 14 jacuzzis  Gym  Spa  Beauty salon  Sauna  Sports court  Minigolf  Shuffleboard  Jogging track

Entertainment
 Strand theater  Royal Palm casino  Club 33 disco  Aft Lounge with dance floor  4D cinema  Outdoor cinema  Cyber Library Internet cafe  Card Room  Top Sail MSC Yacht club lounge  Adventure of the Nile chilren’s play area  I Graffiti teen disco  Virtual World video arcade  Virtual simulator

Additionally
 Shops  Art Gallery  Meeting/conference room

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Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise

Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise - The Big 5MSC Splendida
ESCORTED TOUR:
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A 13 DAY 12 NIGHT TOUR IN 3, 4 & 5 STAR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION.
Starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. Visit the famous Kruger National Park, the magnificent Panorama Route, Swaziland, Hluhluwe and St Lucia, Durban and then by sea on the MSC Splendida to Pomene Bay in Mozambique.
 

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GARDEN ROUTE & CRUISE

An 8 DAY 7 NIGHT TOUR IN 3 & 4 STAR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION.
Starts in Cape Town and ends in Durban. Visit the Southern most tip of Africa, Route 62, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, and Knysna. Fly to Durban (included) and join the MSC Splendida for a cruise to South Africa's favorite cruise destination.

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Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise

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