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MSC Musica cruising South Africa featuring a guide to all you have ever asked on MSC Musica part of the MSC Cruise line fleet

About MSC Musica

Launched in July 2006 - refurbished in 2019, MSC Musica was the first Musica class cruise ship launched by the MSC Cruises line. She was built by Aker Yards in France and carries 2,550 passengers (in double occupancy), 1,014 crew and is 92,409 tonnes.

The MSC Musica will be based in South Africa for the 2021/2022 Season from Nov to May cruise season - sailing to Portuguese Island, Pomene, Walvis Bay and Mauritius.

She is owned by MSC Cruises and is sister to MSC Orchestra, MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia. With the elegance and class of any fine lady, the MSC Musica will not disappoint. There is a spectacular waterfall in the foyer, which spans three decks. Right in front of this is a transparent piano, poised on a suspended, crystal floor.

The plush Teatro La Scala, seating over 1200 people, will enable you to settle in and enjoy a show. Kaito Sushi Bar is the ship's speciality Japanese restaurant. As with all of the cruise line's ships, you will find a self-service buffet on deck 13.

Cabins on MSC Musica

There are numerous categories, with the price depending on the grade, size and location you choose.

MSC Musica features 18 suites with a private balcony and a couch; 809 balcony cabins; 81 family cabins; 69 ocean view cabins; 104 obstructed ocean view cabins; 275 inside cabins and 17 wheelchair accessible cabins.

All cabins come with a queen-size bed that can be converted to two single beds on request, bedside tables, a mini bar, a flat-screen TV, safe, hairdryer, a private bathroom with shower & toilet, and a spaciously sized closet.

More on MSC Musica Cabins

What is included in all MSC Musica cabins

  • Private Air Conditioning
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with Showers or Bathtub
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone (€)
  • Mini-Bar (€)
  • Wi-Fi Connection (€)
  • Safe deposit box
Inside Cabin on MSC Musica cruise ship, size of inside slightly bigger that has distinguished msc cruise line from competitor


Cabin size: ≈13 m2 to 17 m2
Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

275 Interior cabins

Ocean View Cabin on MSC Musica cruises

Ocean View

Cabin size: ≈16m2 to ≈17m2
Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

69 Ocean View

Family Cabin on MSC Musica cruise ship

Family (Interleading) Cabins

Cabin size: varies
Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

81 Family Cabins**

balcony suite on MSC Musica


Cabin size: ≈15m2 to 18m2
Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

809 Balcony Cabins

MSC Musica Suite, with elegant finished that have distinguished msc cruises from its competitor


Cabin size: ≈26m2 with balcony ≈4m2
Occupancy: 1 - 3 guests

18 Suites

Facilities for guests with reduced mobility onboard MSC Musica

MSC Musica features 17 cabins for guests with reduced mobility or disabilities (only single beds).
These cabins are distributed throughout the ship and most of them are close to the elevator. 12 interior, 2 ocean views and 3 balconies.

Specifications of cabins and public areas

Restaurants on MSC Musica

MSC Musica has a choice of 4 restaurants. There are 2 main dining rooms, both of which are complimentary. These are L’Oleandro on deck 5, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Belle Époque on deck 6, which is only open for dinner. Breakfast and lunch are both open seating, but dinner in both restaurants are at fixed times and you have an assigned table for the duration of the cruise.

The third complimentary dining area is the Gli Archi Buffet on deck 13. This has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Vegetarian and vegan options are available at every meal without special requests. If you have special dietary requirements, for example gluten-free, we advise you let MSC Cruises know directly, or via your travel agent.

The fourth dining option is the speciality restaurant Kaito Sushi Bar - this is extra.

MSC Musica - Belle Epoque the main restaurant with succulent italian gourmet specialities

Belle Époque

Deck 6 | Seats 714

Main Restaurant

MSC Musica, Kaito Sushi Bar

Kaito Sushi Bar ($ / €)

Deck 7 | Seats 54

Japanese Speciality Restaurant

MSC Musica - second main restaurant with succulent italian gourmet specialities


Deck 5 | Seats 720

Main Restaurant

MSC Musica - Buffet with authentic italian pizzas

Gli Archi & Il Giardino

Deck 13 | Seats 349

Buffet Restaurant & Pizzeria

MSC Musica - Room Servicec

Room Service

Price per person: EUR 3

In Cabin Service

Bars and Lounges on MSC Musica

MSC Musica offers 13 different lounges and bars for every mood. From L'Enoteca Wine Bar (Deck 7) where you can try a wine tasting from the wide selection of vino available to the Laguna Bar where you can indulge in delicious gelato, on to the Blue Velvet Bar - perfect for that end of day cocktail. 

Guests can listen to different styles of music throughout the ship, from jazz, rock, and pop to classical. There are plenty of areas for either kicking back and listening to some mellow songs or for getting onto the dance floor and shaking those hips!

MSC Musica

Bar Della Cascata

Deck 5 | Seats 142

Bar and Coffee Bar

Blue Velvet Bar on MSC Musica

Blue Velvet Bar

Deck 6 | Seats 142

Cocktails and Drinks

MSC Grandiosa, Champagne Bar | 242 x 161 px

Crystal Lounge

Deck 7 | Seats 336

Cocktails, drinks, shows and dancing

MSC Grandiosa, Edge Cocktail Bar | 242 x 161 px

Havana Club

Deck 7 | Seats 32

Cigar Room and Bar

MSC Grandiosa, Grandiosa Bar & Lounge | 242 x 161 px

Il Tucano Lounge

Deck 6 | Seats 477

Bar, Live Music and Dance Floor

MSC Grandiosa, Infinity Bar | 242 x 161 px

L'Enoteca Wine Bar

Deck 7 | Seats 135

Wine Bar

MSC Grandiosa, Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Café | 242 x 161 px

The Diamond Bar

Deck 6 | Seats 45

Pre-dinner Bar

MSC Grandiosa, Jean-Philippe Crêpes & Gelato | 242 x 161 px

The Golden Bar

Deck 6 | Seats 45

Pre-dinner Bar

MSC Grandiosa, Le Grand Casino | 242 x 161 px

Blue Marlin Bar

Deck 13

Pool Bar

MSC Grandiosa, Masters of the Sea | 242 x 161 px

Laguna Bar

Deck 13

Pool Bar and Gelateria

MSC Grandiosa, Safari Bar | 242 x 161 px

Q32 Disco

Deck 14 | Seats 214

Disco and Bar

MSC Grandiosa, Sky Lounge | 242 x 161 px

Sanremo Casino

Deck 7 | Seats 196

Casino and Bar

MSC Grandiosa, Sports Bar | 242 x 161 px

MSC Aurea Spa Bar

Deck 13

Wellness Cocktails

MSC Musica Activities & Entertainment

MSC Musica has a diverse range of entertainment that will not disappoint. Think live music, theatre productions, deck games, bingo, dancing and more. You can be busy from morning to night and all the way through to morning again!

There are a great variety of nationalities on the MSC ships, so the entertainment team bears this in mind. You can expect less focus on spoken shows and a heavy emphasis on a feast for the eyes - cabarets, acrobatics, concerts and magicians!

MSC Musica

Teatro La Scala

Deck 6 & 7 | Seats 1,123

MSC Musica's theatre - Stunning Teatro La Scala - is styled in lush red and gold and is home to outstanding shows on a daily basis. Expect the shows to be between 30 and 45 minutes in length.

MSC Musica

Crystal Lounge

Deck 7 | Seats 298

One of two show lounges, the Crystal Lounge has a cabaret style to it. There are a number of tables with chairs for sitting and enjoying the shows. There is seating for up to 298 people and the area has its own bar.

MSC Grandiosa, Galleria Grandiosa

Il Tucano Lounge

Deck 6 | Seats 467

Il Tucano is MSC Musica's second show lounge. It hosts smaller acts as well as live music. Late afternoon will often see dance classes here and often karaoke evenings or games involving the audience. The lounge has its own bar and can seat up to 467 people.

MSC Grandiosa, Le Grand Casino

Q32 Disco

Deck 14 | Seats 214

Party the night away in the ship's nightclub. Q32 Disco is situated at the stern of the ship on deck 14. There is seating for up to 214 people, but you will probably not use this with the amazing live DJ spinning the decks. The disco has its own bar.

MSC Musica, Le Grand Casino

Sanremo Casino

Deck 7 | Seats 196

The Sanremo Casino is close to the theatre. You can expect poker, roulette, blackjack and slot machines.

Family & Fun Activities

MSC Cruises' family and kids experience is built around dedicated children areas relative to their ages: Chicco Baby Club (1-3 years), Mini Club (3-6 years), Junior Club (7-11 years), Young Club (12-14 years) and Teen Club (15-17 years). Each of these clubs have specific activities targeted to the relevant age group. 

Whilst not having all the most up-to-date gadgets and gizmos like the newer ships in MSC Cruises' fleet, the Musica still has more than enough on offer. There are the options of playing minigolf, shuffleboard, swimming, relaxing in the jacuzzis, as well as the versatile sports centre on deck 16. For the kids there are a number of play areas both indoor and outdoor - as well as a kids pool on deck 14.

MSC Musica


Deck 6

Fashion, Jewellery, Logo Items, Alcohol and More

MSC Musica, Virtual Games Arcade

Virtual Games Arcade

Deck 14

Virtual Games Arcade

MSC Musica, Baby Club Chicco each and every age group has their own and separate kids club

Baby Club Chicco

Deck 14

Dedicated Area for Babies by Chicco (under 3 years)

MSC Musica, Mini Club Lego each and every age group has their own and separate kids club

Space Trip Mini Club

Deck 14

Play Area (3-6 years)

MSC Musica, Junior Club Lego

Junior Club Lego

Deck 14

Lego Play Area (7-11 years)

MSC Musica, Young Club

Young & Teen Club

Deck 14

Dedicated Area for Tweens and Teens (12-17 years)

MSC Grandiosa, bowling  |  243 x 161 px

Pool Deck

Deck 13

Copacabana and La Spiaggia Pools

MSC Musica, Whirlpools


Deck 13

Whirlpools / Jacuzzis

MSC Musica, XD Interactive Cinema


Decks 14 & 15

Deck Game

MSC Musica, Card Rooom

Card Room

Deck 7 | Seats 28

Card and Games Room

MSC Grandiosa, Doremi Lab  |  243 x 161 px


Deck 7 | Seats 12

Library and Reading Room

MSC Seaview, Teen Club  |  243 x 161 px

Cyber Cafe

Deck 7 | 18 Workstations

Internet Point

MSC Seaview, Teen Club  |  243 x 161 px

Photo Gallery and Shop

Deck 7

Gallery and Photo Purchases

Sport & Wellness on MSC Musica

Treat yourself to some R&R at MSC Musica's Aurea spa. There are a number of treatments or packages to choose from, including massages, waxing, thalassotherapy, botox and so much more. There is also a steam bath, sauna, whirlpool, relaxation area and bar.

Step into Jean Louis David hair salon for anything from a trim to a colour to a brand new style.

Take in a fantastic view through the panoramic windows while running on the treadmill or cycling on a stationary bike.

If you prefer to be outdoors, enjoy an early morning power walk around the track whilst taking in the splendour of the sunrise and the fresh sea air. Be cautious if there has been raining as it can be extremely slippery.

MSC Grandiosa, MSC Aurea Spa Reception  |  243 x 161 px

MSC Aurea Spa

Deck 13

Spa and Wellness

MSC Musica, MSC Aurea Spa - Barber Shop

Jean Louis David

Deck 7

Hair Salon

MSC Musica, MSC Aurea area

Thermal Area

Deck 13

Sauna, Whirlpool, Steam Room and Relaxation Room

MSC Musica


Deck 13

Fitness and Exercise Area

MSC Musica

Power Walking Track

Deck 14

Walking Track of 240m

MSC Musica Solarium

Top 16 Exclusive Solarium

Deck 16

Solarium and Jacuzzi - Adults Only

MSC Musica Minigolf


Deck 15

9-hole Minigolf

MSC Musica Sport Centre

Sport Centre

Deck 16

Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer

Services found on MSC Musica

MSC Musica offers a 26 seat Business Centre (Deck 6), a 3 bed Medical Centre (Deck 5), Excursion Deck (Deck 6) and a spectacular 3-deck waterfall with a suspended see-through piano in the atrium where the guest services / reception is located (Deck 5).

MSC Musica, Atrium

Waterfall Atrium

Deck 5

Piano, Guest Services, Reception

MSC Grandiosa, MSC Foundation  |  243 x 161 px

Sala Viola

Deck 6

Business Centre, seating 26, to Hold your Conference

MSC Grandiosa, La Galleria  |  243 x 161 px

Medical Centre

Deck 5

Doctors and Nurses to Provide Medical Assistance

MSC Bellissima, MSC Excursions  |  243 x 161 px

Excursions Desk

Deck 5

Excursion Desk will assist you to Plan and Book any of the Excursions

MSC Musica Deck Plan

Deck 13 - Sun Deck and Minigolf

Deck 12 - Rossini

Deck 11 - Vivaldi

Deck 10 - Bellini

Deck 9 - Albinoni

Deck 8 - Paganini

Deck 7 - Scarlatti

Deck 6 - Puccini

Deck 5 - Verdi

Deck 4

Smoking Areas

Includes & Excludes on MSC Musica

  • All meals in the two main dining rooms, the buffet and selected other eateries.
  • All shows in the theatre and other venues
  • Most daily activities, unless noted otherwise
  • Water, coffee, tea and selected juices during mealtime
  • Use of the gym, excluding the classes and extra gym amenities such as sauna, gym whirlpool etc
  • All drinks beyond water, tea, coffee and selected juices in the buffet
  • Shore excursions and spa treatments
  • Wifi (unless specified otherwise)
  • Casino, photos, shops
  • Service fees (Please check - it is INCLUDED in some markets)

When was MSC Musica refurbished?

The MSC Musica was built in 2006. The last drydock refurbishment carried out at the Chantier Naval de Marseille Shipyard, took place from 19 October through to 12 November 2019. It included scheduled general maintenance as well as upgrades to modern technology such as new scrubbers for exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCSA). All cabins and public areas were also renovated during this time period providing additional value for customers booking their cruise vacations with MSC Cruises

The vessel's previous drydock was performed in November 2016.

Does MSC Musica have Yacht Club?

MSC Musica is part of the Musica class and does not include the MSC Yacht Club facilities. The Yacht Club first appeared on the Fantasia Class with the launch of MSC Fantasia in 2008. 

Where to board MSC Musica in Durban?

All MSC Cruise departure from the N'Shed in Durban port. 

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