MSC Orchestra

MSC stands for Mediterranean Shipping Company

Guide was Guillermo from Mexico

mostly Italian crew

round 3,000 passengers

smelled smoky; smoking allowed in many places

great bars and stools

Savanna Lounge – great Leopard prints

saw them tuning a beautiful crystal piano

very stylish décor – Euro chic

Covent Garden Theatre – 1,240 seats, tiered, two-level, great twinkly lights


Shanghai Chinese restaurant – order off the menu and menu has prices

7 restaurants total

art auction!

LaCubana – cigar room

Internet café

LaCantinella wine bar features Italian wines – doubles as sports bar – very nice

Shaker Lounge – martini bar; beautiful Carrera marble tops

13th floor (!) – Four Seasons Restaurant – cafeteria with lots of window seats; smell of garlic


14th floor – virtual reality games; R32 Disco – lots of silver and metal

Tennis, basketball, mini golf, outdoor kids areas

Outdoor movies

Salt water pools – 4 Jacuzzis – kiddie pools are fresh water

Good size fitness center (about the same size as Azamara Journey)

Villa Borghese restaurant – not luxury décor; service just ok; steak was tough

Rick Sasso, President of MSC (ex-Chandris and Celebrity exec) came over to table to

            personally welcome us; shook our hand at the gangway when we disembarked