The Best and the Brightest for MSC!!
From concept to conception, the cruise ship Fantasia is one of the latest in a series of truly remarkable ships sailing under the MSC Banner. Boasting a gross tonnage of around 138,000 she can carry almost 3300 passengers, with a crew compliment of just over 1300. In 2009 she was named by Travel & Leisure as “Best New Ships”, with Cruise Critic touting her as Best Suites at Sea.
While such accolades are not new for Fantasia, or MSC Cruise Lines she does have some pretty amazingly cool features that you should know about. There is for “starters” sorry for the pun amazing dining venues that can suit every palate. From Breakfast in Bed, to Morning Fare in the Top Sail Lounge (for the 99 suites guests), and the just plain Bora Bora, or Pago Pago casual breakfast. The for dinner there is a handsome array of alternatives besides the magnifico La Reggia dining room, where you will be absolutely taste tempted with nightly dishes featured from various regions of Italy. (or American cuisine if you desire). Should this not yet fulfill your tummy’s desires there are additionally 2 specialty restaurants L’Etoile, featuring delectable Nouvelle French Cuisine (complimentary for MSC Yacht club members), along with El Sombrero featuring Tex Mex (in an open kitchen environment). Buon appetito!!
One of the most desirable features of MSC Cruises is their continuing approach to “Family Values”, and I do mean values that you do not find on any other cruise line. On every cruise ship, and every sailing Children under 12 (when traveling in accommodations with two fared adults) sail FREE!! That right…..Free. The Ships offer “Big Fun” for little explorers as well with their endless hours of imaginative learning and entertainment for kids of all ages. Speaking of ages, MSC Complimentary Kids Clubs are designed with your children in mind. Children and Teens alike are sure to love all of the special places and activities designed just for them. There are play and activity zones for kids ages 3 to 8, (Mini Club), then there is the Juniors Club for kids ages 9 to 12, and the Teens Club caters to children ages 13 to 17. There are special designed areas that include play zones, Mini bowling alleys, Virtual Game Arcade, Special children’s dining menus, and to make things especially easy for your teens they can have pre approved “My Teen” on board purchase cards, just for them.
Lets talk just for a momento regarding some of the fun features that have been painstakingly designed into the sailing marvel. There are of course the usual compliment of fun and exciting things to do like the theatres, lounges, live music performances, not to mention the great night clubs and bars to choose from. You can also try your luck in the Casino, but there are some not so subtle differences on this ship. First there is the first of its kind at sea 4D interactive movie theatre. For the thrill seekers in your group (young and old alike) and true to the italian spirit is the formula one racing simulator. Then there is the wonderful outdoor pool and relaxation area known as “Aqua Park” which features over 150 illuminated musical fountains. (like a mini Bellagio show), along with the “aft” pool area. This ship definitely offers lots of things to do, see, and enjoy not to mention she is also one of the two ships in the MSC fleet that offer their esteemed MSC Yacht Club accommodations.
So check it out today, and better yet why not book your next Mediterranean or Caribbean cruise while pricing is at its best. Give Mike a call, or drop me a line via any social media means. Check out all of my photos on flickr. Enjoy and Sail Safe!!
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