MSC Fantasia is a cruise ship constructed in 2008 that has a displacement of 137936 tons and a passenger capacity of 4363 people. There is the MSC Yacht Club VIP area on the cruise ship.
Accommodation on Board
The size of a standard interior cabin equals 17 square meters, and the number of passengers to be accommodated there is 4 persons. Additional sleeping accommodation is Pullman beds located above the central sleeping places.
The area of an oceanview cabin is equal to 18021 sq. m. Maximum accommodation is 4 passengers. Additional sleeping places are represented by Pullman beds above the main sleeping accommodation.
The balcony cabin’s area is 22 sq. m. whereas the maximum number of people such a cabin can accommodate is 4. A folding sofa represents additional sleeping accommodation. There is a coffee table and chairs on the balcony as well.
Some of the cabins located on decks 9-13 have balconies of the increased size:
The size of suites varies from 21 to 47 square meters. One-room balcony suites can be found on deck 12, whereas one-room oceanview suites and two-room balcony suites are located on decks 9, 10, and 11 at the bow part of the vessel.
There are one-room balcony suites attributed to the Deluxe category and having an area of 26-32 sq. m. (including a balcony) at the MSC Yacht Club area (decks 15 and 16). There are 2 two-room Royal suites with an area of 36 sq. m. including a 16-square-meter balcony on deck 16. The two-room oceanview suites belonging to the Executive and Family Suite categories with an area of 45-53 square meters can be found on deck 12.
All the cabins on board have a TV, a safe deposit box, an air conditioner, a hair dryer, a telephone, a mini-bar, an ice bucket, and several glasses. There are two 220-V sockets in each cabin.
A bathroom in a cabin is spacious and has several shelves where you can put your toiletry and cosmetics. There is a curtain in the shower cabin. A dispenser containing liquid soap for washing hands is installed in the bathroom. There are shampoo and shower gel dispensers in the shower cabin as well.
The bathrooms of the suites are equipped with full-sized baths.
Food in the following restaurants is included in the cruise cost:
Buffet L'Africana & Zanzibar is the main restaurant working according to the buffet system and is located on deck 14. It is available for breakfast from 7.00 to 10.30, for lunch from 11.30 to 15.30, for a snack from 16.15 to 18.00, and for dinner from 19.00 to 22.30. The early breakfast is served from 6 to 7 in the morning, whereas continental breakfast is offered from 10.30 to 11.30. Pizza is available from 11.30 to 24.00. Drinks (coffee, tea, water, ice, and cream) are available round a clock.
Red Velvet represents the main à la carte restaurant located on decks 5 and 6. The food there is available according to the following schedule: breakfast is served from 7.30 to 9.30, lunch is from 11.30 to 13.30, and dinner is also served. The 1st seating of the dinner starts at 18.30, whereas the second seating is at 21.00. Free seating is practiced during breakfast and lunch, and yet, for dinner, every passenger has a designated table.
Il Cerchio D'Oro is another à la carte restaurant that can be found on deck 6. It is open for dinner only. The first seating starts at 18.30, the second seating starts at 21.00. All the passengers have designated tables.
Red Velvet and Il Cerchio D'Oro restaurants on MSC Fantasia
The cruise ship offers her passengers the following kinds of entertainment:
- 3 swimming pools one of which has a retractable roof, and a kids’ swimming pool;
- 12 jacuzzis;
- water slide;
- theater (shows are performed in two seatings);
- SPA center;
- 4D cinema;
- Formula 1 simulator;
- photo gallery;
- kids’ club etc.
Cruise Ship’s Peculiarities
- Availability of the MSC Yacht Club VIP area;
- Balcony cabins under the numbers 8138, 8140, 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, and 8147 have partly limited views.