The first ship in the MSC Cruises’ Fantasia-class, the 3,274-passenger MSC Fantasia cruise ship debuted in 2008.
- Ship in Detail
- Deck Plans
MSC has operated cruises with an eclectic fleet since the late 1980s. When the line introduced two medium-size ships at the start of the new millennium, it ushered in an era that has seen the fleet grow faster than any other European cruise line. The first ship in the MSC Cruises’ Fantasia-class, the 3,274-passenger MSC Fantasia debuted in 2008. Extensive use of marble, brass, and wood reflects the best of Italian styling and design; clean lines and bold colours set their modern sophisticated tone.
Inside cabins range from 139 to 258 sq ft; Oceanview cabins vary from 129 to 312 sq ft; Balcony cabins encompass 182 to 452 sq ft; Suites vary from 226 to 506 sq ft; Deluxe Suites range from 279 to 418 sq ft; Executive Suites and Family Suites are a very comfortable 484 to 570 sq ft; while the two Royal Suites are 559 sq ft with a 17 sq ft balcony. Aurea Suites have direct access to the Thermal Suite in the Aurea Spa. MSC Fantasia was the first ship to introduce the Yacht Club ‘ship-within-a-ship’ enclave of luxury with 72 cabins and suites which come with full butler service; private observation lounge and pool as well as dedicated areas in the main dining venues.
Truly fine Italian cuisine is served in the traditional main dining rooms - Red Velvet and Il Cerchio d'Oro - where there’s assigned seating. L’Africana Café buffet restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and there’s an evening-only Pizzeria as well as Sports and Bowling Bar for fast food. There are also excellent dining options which are priced on an à la carte basis. These include the boisterous El Sombrero for Tex-Mex and steaks; and La Cantina Toscana for Italian wines and cichetti. L'Etoile is a romantic French restaurant for occupants of Yacht Club accommodation.
Given the ship’s multilingual clientele, shows in the three-deck-high L’Avanguardia Show Lounge veer away from typical Broadway routines in favour of acrobatic and musical performances featuring vibrant costumes and lavish sets. The 4D cinema takes strapped-in passengers on a hair-raising cosmic rollercoaster ride; while Formula 1 fans can drive a F1 Ferrari race car in the exhilarating simulator. Bars and lounges range from sports bars, piano bars, to cigar lounges. Night owls head down to the futuristic Liquid Disco or tempt Lady Luck in the Casino delle Palme.
There are three outdoor swimming pools, one of which can be covered by a glass magrodome in inclement weather; as well as 13 whirlpools. The Zen-like, Asian-inspired Aurea Spa offers an extensive menu of treatments, some of them Asian-inspired. The large therapy pool and thermal suite, which has a Turkish bath and sauna, are complimentary for occupants of Yacht Club accommodations and available to all for a daily fee.
Grand Prix Simulator
Balinese Head Massage
Hydro Massage Pool
Food and Drink
24-hour Room Service
Ice Cream Bar
Children's Play Area
balconyAll beds can be configured as either single or double on request. Facilities include: Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower or tub. Hair dryer. Towels. Shampoo and Shower gel. English TV Channel. Interactive TV. Telephone. Internet connection via your own laptop or tablet (subject to useage fee). Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Surface area from 17 sq. m. to 30 sq.m (approx). Note: Cabins 8138, 8140, 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, 8147 have partially restricted views
insideBINGO Inside Stateroom
outsideBINGO Outside Stateroom
suiteFantasia Class ships offer a variety of different types of suite. Some of these have a double bed that can be converted into two single beds on request. Facilities include: air conditioning, ample wardrobe space, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, internet connection (via cable and subject to a useage fee), mini bar, safe. Sizes range from 21 sq.m. to 47 sq.m (approx).
Year Entered Service 01/12/2008
Total Passengers 3959
Total Crew 0
Ship Width 124
Ship Depth 27
Total Decks 13
Total Lifts 14