MSC Splendida Cruise Ship: Expert Reviews & Passport Information

MSC Splendida Overview

Length Overall 1093 Feet (333 meters)
Under Flag of Panama
Built By Chantiers de l’Atlantique
Width (Beam) 121 feet(37 meters)
Tonnage 137936 Gross Ton
Year Built 2009
The cost to Build at Time $550,000,000
Owner and/or Operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Speed in Knots/mph 23 knots, 26 mph
Number of Passengers 3274 – 3929
Number of Crew 1370
Decks 17
Decks with Cabins 9
Last Refurbishment 2017

No other ship at sea can rival the splendor that is the aptly-named MSC Splendida. The 137,936-ton luxury cruise ship carries 3,274 guests at full capacity and features a truly individual sense of design. Thus, this cruise ship is unique in comparison to others in the business.

MSC Yacht Club

As luxurious as is glamorous, the Splendida offers a separate MSC Yacht Club. It functions as a first-class section of the ship. Higher paying guest are treated to a unique, upper-class, luxury experience. This area of the ship is specifically to these club members. These guest still possess the ability to venture to other parts of the ship. This allows them access to all activities and spaces onboard the Splendida. These first-class voyagers are in suits and have full access to a butler and private concierge services.  The Top Sail Lounge, available only to MSC Yacht Club members, is designed with large windows facing the horizon. A private pool, two whirlpools, sundeck, and additional bar are all reserved for these VIPs. The private L’Etoile restaurant in the club area serves only the finest in French cuisine.

Departure and Destination Information

MSC Splendida:

The MSC Splendida owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC). Its itinerary program is in Western Mediterranean cruises from Rome, Palermo, Barcelona, and Marseille.

Mediterranean Shipping Company is a cruise line company established in Geneva and Naples and currently based in Switzerland.

This ship typically cruises to port destinations including the Canary Islands and Madeira.

The ship sails under the flag of Panama.

Amenities on MSC Splendida

While the Yacht Club offers the ultimate in luxury cruise experiences, the remainder of the ship does not fall far behind. The jewel atrium welcomes the remaining guests. Several bars, candy shops, and coffee bars offer a variety of edible goodies. A 1,600 seat theater presents live performances for the entire population. A casino, poker room, cigar-lounge, and several shops provide hours of onboard entertainment.

Keeping with the luxury feel, the Splendida includes a Turkish bath, a relaxation room, juice bar, gym, hair salon, and a yoga studio. Several pools are available on the decks of this incredible ship. One of which features a stunning glass-top roof for use in any weather. Several whirlpools are available as well as the open-air Aqua Park. A collection of swimming pools, wading pools, and 150 brightly-lit musical fountains.

One thing is for sure when you book a cruise aboard the MSC Splendida… You will not find pampering like this on any other ship.