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MSC Splendida in the open sea - MSC Cruises latest ship to come to South Africa

Discover the highlights of MSC Splendida

Discover luxury aboard MSC Splendida, now in South Africa! Enjoy diverse entertainment, exquisite dining by Chef Harald Wohlfhart, and relaxation options for all ages. Experience the exclusive MSC Yacht Club for a unique "ship within a ship" adventure.

Thrilling, budget-friendly adventures!
Blissful relaxation and renewal.
Joyful family moments together.
Meal & entertainment include
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Cabin

Cabin 1,637

Passengers

Guests 4,363

Crew

Crew 1,370

Last refurbish

Last Refurbished 2017

MSC Splendida Cabins

  • 1,637 cabins with 70% private balconies
  • Essential amenities in all cabins, including internet (fee-based).
  • 71 luxurious suites offer VIP access and butler service.
  • Upgrade to true luxury with MSC Yacht Club - The Ship within a Ship.

Inside

  • Bathroom with shower, hairdryer & vanity area
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Standard comfortable double beds (single beds on request)
  • Minibar, safe, TV and telephone
  • Wifi connection available (for a fee)

Layout of an Inside cabin - MSC Splendida Image of an inside Cabin one of the best option for amsc splendida cruises

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Layout, Size and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)

Ocean View

  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, hairdryer & vanity area
  • Standard comfortable double beds (single beds on request)
  • Minibar, safe, TV and telephone
  • Wifi connection available (for a fee)

Image of an Ocean View Cabin onboard MSC Splendida Layout of an Ocean view Cabin - MSC Splendida

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Layout, Size and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)

Balcony

  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Layout of a Balcony Cabin on MSC Splendida Image of a Balcony Cabin onboard MSC Splendida

 Choose the cabin type that best suits you:
  • Balcony Aurea (best ship positions, surface approx 19 sqm, deck 11-13)
  • Balcony Premium (surface approx 19-20 sqm, deck 8-13*)
  • Deluxe Balcony with Partial View (surface approx 19 sqm, deck 8-13)

 *Some cabins have metal balustrade or half glass half metal balustrade

Suite

  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, Wifi connection available (for a fee), telephone, safe and minibar

Image of a Suite on MSC Splendida Layout of a Deluxe Suite onboard MSC Splendida

Choose the Suite that best suits you:

  • Grand Suite Aurea (surface approx. 38-41 sqm, balcony approx. 4-6 sqm, deck 9-11)
  • Premium Suite Aurea (surface approx. 29-33 sqm, balcony approx. 4-6 sqm, deck 10-12)
  • Premium Suite Aurea with sealed window (surface approx. 25-31 sqm, deck 9-11)
  • Deluxe Suite Aurea with sealed window (surface approx. 22-23 sqm, deck 9-11)

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Layout, Size and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)

MSC Yacht Club (luxury ship within a ship)

What is the Yacht Club?

  • Luxury ship-within-a-ship experience with MSC Yacht Club.
  • Sumptuous suites with unparalleled service.
  • Dedicated butler service and spa access.
  • Exclusive benefits for an unforgettable voyage.

What is included for MSC Yacht club guests

  • 24 hour Butler service and dedicated concierge

  • Premium Drink and Premium Internet packages included

  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite

  • 1 Free cruise change

  • 20% on Specialty Restaurant prepaid package;

  • 40% on a dedicated SPA prepaid package

  • 10% on all SPA treatments on board

  • Access to the Top Sail Lounge

  • Own concierge reception

  • Private pool deck and swimming pool

MSC Splendida Yacht Club Cabins

MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

  • Balcony
  • Spacious closet
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and vanity area
  • Interactive TV. safe, minibar and telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Layout of MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite onboard MSC Splendida Image of a MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite onboard MSC Splendida

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Layout, Size and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)

MSC Yacht Club Grand Suite

  • Balcony
  • Spacious closet
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and vanity area
  • Interactive TV. safe, minibar and telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Layout of the MSC Yacht Club Grand Suite onboard MSC Splendida MSC Yacht Club Grand Suite - MSC Splendida - Image

MSC Yacht Club Executive & Family Suite

  • Separate area with sofa
  • Panoramic sealed window
  • Spacious closet
  • Bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer and vanity area
  • Telephone, Safe, Interactive tv and Minibar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Image of MSC Yacht Club Executive & Family Suite onboard MSC Splendida Layout of the MSC Yacht Club Executive & Family Suite on MSC Splendida

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MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite

  • Separate living area and dining room
  • Balcony with dining table
  • Walk-in closet
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer and vanity area
  • Telephone, Safe, Interactive tv and Minibar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Image of MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite on MSC Splendida Layout of MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite on MSC Splendida

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MSC Splendida Onboard Experiences

  Gourmet dining, entertainment and sports facilities available.

🏎️ Thrilling 4D cinema and Formula 1 simulator.

  Relaxation at MSC Aurea Spa.  

  Kids enjoy dedicated clubs, adults a Top 18 sun deck.

Butchers Cut speciality restaurant, a true American Steakhouse with show gallery and bar on msc splendida cruises
Butcher's Cut

American steakhouse with show gallery and bar, on Deck 7 | 121 Seats | (at a fee)

Sea Pavillon restaurant with Chinese specialties on MSC Splendida
Sea Pavilion

Contemporary Asian restaurant on Deck 16 | 72 Seats | (at a fee)

La Reggia is the Main dining room on MSC Splendida
La Reggia

Main Restaurant split on 2 decks on Deck 15 & 6 | 1,155 Seats

Bora Bora Buffet is the main Serlf-service and pizzeria on MSC Splendida
Bora Bora Buffet

Main Self Service Buffet & Pizzeria on Deck 14 | 412 Seats

Pago Pago Buffet is the self-service buffet of MSC Splendida on deck 14
Pago Pago Buffet

Self Service Buffet on Deck 14 | 404 Seats

Villa Verde, Panoramic restaurant on MSC Splendida
Villa Verde

Panoramic restaurant (main) on Deck 6 | 766 Seats

Dim Sum Bar & Tea House on MSC Splendida
Dim Sum Bar & Tea House

Selection of chinese dim sum and teas, on Deck 7 | 105 Seats

L'Espresso Bar on MSC Splendida
L'Espresso

Coffee bar, on Deck 7 | 98 Seats

La Piazzetta on MSC Splendida
La Piazzetta

Italian square with live music; pastry and ice cream bar, on Deck 6 | 80 Seats

La Prua Piano Bar on MSC Splendida
La Prua Piano Bar

Piano Bar, on Deck 7 | 108 Seats

Splendida Bar - on MSC Splendida
Splendida Bar

Main foyer bar, on Deck 5 | 28 Seats

Sport Fun Bar on MSC Splendida
Sport Fun Bar

Themed sports bar with F1 car & bowling (50m2), on Deck 7 | 87 Seats

The Aft Lounge on MSC Splendida
The Aft Lounge

Bar, music, shows, dance floor, on Deck 7 | 268 Seats

The Cigar Lounge - MSC Splendida
The Cigar Lounge

Cigar room, whisky bar, on Deck 6 | 31 Seats

The Purple Jazz bar on MSC Splendida
The Purple Jazz bar

Typical Jazz bar, on Deck 7 | 106 Seats

Bar Del Riccio - Splendida
Bar Del Riccio

Aqua Park bar, ice cream bar | outdoor, on Deck 14 | 97 Seats

Movida Bar on MSC Splendida
Movida Bar

Aft pool bar | Outdoor, on Deck 15 | 17 Seats

Tartaruga Bar - MSC Splendida
Tartaruga bar

Aqua Park bar | Outdoor, on Deck 14 | 97 Seats

L'Equarote, indoor pool bar
L'Equator Indoor Pool

Indoor Pool bar, on Deck 14 | 90 Seats

The Stand Theatre - MSC Splendida main theatre
The Strand Theatre

Theatre, shows, Deck 6 & 7 | 1,603 Seats

Royal Palm Casino - MSC Splendida
Royal Palm Casino

Casino and bar, Deck 6 | 323 Seats

Club 33 - MSC Splendida Disco
Club 33

Discotheque, on Deck 16 | 120 Seats

The Aft Lounge MSC Splendida
The Aft Lounge

Shows, music, dance floor and bar, on Deck 7 | 268 Seats

Poker Room next to the Casino
Poker Room

Poker room, on Deck 6 | 15 Seats

Duty Free shops on MSC Splendida
Duty Free Shops

8 Duty Free shops - from Cosmetic to luxury watches, on Deck 6 & 7

Photo and Art Gallery
Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery, on Deck 7

La Prua Piano Bar on MSC Splendida
La Prua Piano Bar

Piano Bar, on Deck 7 | 108 Seats

Library
Library

Internet point, Majong Room and Library Deck 5 | 10 Seats | 

F1 Simulator onboard MSC Splendida
F1 Simulator

F1 Simulator, on Deck 16 |

4D Cinema - MSC Splendida - 350x250
4D Cinema

4D Cinema, on Deck 16 | 10 Seats

Bowling alley on MSC Splendida
Bowling

Bowling alley, on Deck 7

MSC Splendida Aqua Park
Aqua Park

Main pool with water jets and fountains, on Deck 14

Indoor Pool - MSC Splendida
L'Equatore Indoor Pool

Pool with sliding roof, on Deck 14

Tees waterslide on MSC Splendida
Teens Toboga

Teens waterslide, on Deck 15

Sport Center, basketball, tennis court, football, volleyball
MSC Sport Center

Basketball, tennis court, football, volleyball, Deck 16 | 121 Seats | (at a fee)

Reception of the Aurea SPA on MSC Splendida
Aurea SPA

Aurea SPA - offers beauty services, massages, thermal area and more, on Deck 14

Aurea SPA relaxation area on MSC Splendida
Relaxation area

Aurea SPA relaxation area, on Deck 14

Massage room - Aurea SPA on MSC Splendida
Massage room

Aurea SPA massage room, on Deck 14

Gym on MSC Splendida
MSC Gym by Technogym

State of the art cardio equipment, weights, and classes, on Deck 14

Steam Room on MSC Splendida
Steam room

Steam room, on Deck 14

Sauna on MSC Splendida in MSC Aurea
Sauna

Sauna, on Deck 14

Top 18 Exclusive Solarium - MSC Splendida - 350x250
Solarium

Top 18 Exclusive Solarium with whirlpool for Aurea guests, on Deck 18

Children and Baby area with Chicco learning
Il Polo Nord

Baby & Kids club, two area, 1 - 3 years & 3 to 6 years), Deck 15

Lego club area on MSC Splendida
Lego Club

Lego Club for kids between 3 and 11 years old, Deck 15

Teen and virtual arcade club
Teen Club

Teen Club for children between 12 and 17 years old, Deck 16

Concierge Area
Concierge Area

Reception with 24-hour concierge service, Deck 15

L'Olivo restaurant - MSC YC
L'Olivio Restaurant

Restaurant exclusively for Yacht Club guests, Deck 15 | 136 Seats

Top Sail Lounge
Top Sail Lounge

Panoramic forward lounge and bar for Yacht Club guests, on Deck 15 | 141 Seat

Library MSC - Splendida - 350x250
Library

Library in the concierge area on Deck 15 | 8 Seats

The One Bar - MSC Splendida - 350x250
One Bar

Pool Bar and buffet, on Deck 18

One Pool
One Pool

Pool with 2 whirlpool and solarium for Yacht Club guests, on Deck 18

Exclusive access with private lift to MSC Aurea SPA
Aurea SPA

Private lift and complimentary access to the Thermal Suite, Aurea SPA, on Deck 14

What is included in your Cruise

  • All meals in the two main dining rooms, the buffet and selected other eateries.
  • All shows in the theatre and other venues are included!
  • All shows in the theatre and other venues are included!
  • Speciality Restaurant ($/€) for a unique dining experience! 
  • Shop ’til you drop in the duty-free shopping gallery ($/€)!
  • Get your reading on in the library & game room
  • Keep the little ones entertained with our award-winning kids club for all ages

  • Service fees /gratuities are included so you don’t have to worry about a thing
  • Accommodation in well-appointed cabins - as a crusie vacation is all about spoiling yourself
  • Water, coffee and some juices are included in certain areas of the ship
  • Most on-board activities such as group games, competitions, quizzes, and crafts classes are included - something for everyone to enjoy
  • No entrance fee for the disco / nightclub - let's get this party started!
  • All evening shows are free to enjoy

  • All drinks beyond water, tea, coffee and selected juices in the buffet
  • Shore Excursions
  • SPA treatments & access to SPA area (Subject to experience)
  • Wifi (unless specified otherwise)
  • Casino, photos, shops
  • Service fees (please check - it is INCLUDED in some markets)
  • Aditional Kids activities

What past passenger have to say

FAQ

MSC currently has 19 ships sailing with 3 more due by June 2023

MSC Fantastica was renamed MSC Divina in honour of the fleet's godmother, the actress Sophia Loren.

MSC Yacht Club Royal suite 16007 on the MSC Divina is dedicated to Sophia Loren, with pictures of her movies in the cabin.

You can download the full itinerary for MSC Splendida (click here). 

The ship arrived mid-November 2023 and will leave on the 3rd April 2024. 

The dress code on board is casual. 

  • The main dining room is casual, normally long pants and a t-shirt / shirt for the man. No swimwear or shorts.
  • The casino has a dress code that prohibits swimwear, tank tops, and shorts.
  • No swimwear are allowed at the buffet. Add a sarong on top of your swimwear and all is good. 

MSC Splendida offers a wide range of entertainment options, including:

  • Live music
  • Karaoke
  • Dance classes
  • Movies
  • Bingo
  • Shuffleboard
  • Water sports
There are also a variety of shows and performances available, such as:
  • Broadway-style musicals
  • Comedy shows
  • Magic shows

The deposit for booking a cruise with MSC Cruises in South Africa is R3,300. This deposit is required to secure your reservation and is typically paid at the time of booking.

The balance of the booking will typically be due 75 days before departure. 

  1. Get a quote / Check availability
  2. Send us the names, surnames & date of birth of all the passengers in the cabin
  3. We will send you a provisional booking confirmation
  4. Pay the R3,300 deposit to secure your cabin
  5. Et Voila !

MSC Splendida - South African Itineraries

MSC Splendida will be in South Africa for the 2023 / 2024 season for the first time ever!

8 Mar  -  
11 Mar, 2024
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11 Mar  -  
15 Mar, 2024
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