|26 MAR - 30 APR||USD $23,769||-|
Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
Displaying Italian elegance, offering comfort with wide open public spaces, modern facilities and a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars.
With a total of 132 modern cabins with balcony and 649 outside and inside cabins, you will experience the truly stylish Italian décor that will ensure your cruise will be most comfortable and memorable. Enjoy endless choices by day and night, from the Irish Pub and Buddha Bar (two of the seven bars onboard), to the Internet Café or San Remo casino. With four restaurants to choose from, you can dine in style at Il Galeone or enjoy the fresh sea breeze in the outdoor La Terrazzo Buffet. If you are fond of the night life, try the Pasha Club disco or see a show at the beautiful Teatro San Carlo.
Stay active in the Le Terme health club which over looks the sparkling blue sea. Take pleasure in the great outdoors as you jog around our track or swim laps in one of two pools. Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy mini-golf, our ship’s colourful play area and any number of exciting youth club activities.
Experience the best of classic cruising as we visit the destinations you’ve always wanted to see.
The ship has 777 Cabins with a maximum of 2087 guest
Casual dining is available up on Deck 11 at the indoor-outdoor La Terrazza Buffet, which is separated by smoked glass dividers from the ship's pool area. The cafe's interior is pleasantly decorated in shades of brown and cream, with a marbled floor and smart beech, walnut, glass and chrome dividers. Wood-topped tables are inlaid with marble, chairs are comfortably cushioned, and large windows on three sides give a light and airy feel while outside, white globe lamps and a solid wood bar create a popular alfresco dining and meeting place. Overall, the food is good quality; salads are crisp and freshly cooked pasta, pizza and grilled food is offered at lunchtimes.
Sinfonia also has two formal restaurants, the larger of which is Il Galeone on Beethoven Deck (5). Terracotta and green decor, lacquered wood trim, large porthole windows and lush plants give this restaurant the relaxed feel of a pretty garden room.
The ship's prettiest restaurant, is the smaller and more intimate Il Covo, which overlooks the stern of Mozart Deck (6). This has a pretty entrance with an Italian waterfront mural, decor of warm terracotta and cream, large windows and more tables for two than Il Galeoni, and is therefore a better choice for couples that prefer to eat a deux. The food is the same in both restaurants; a typical dinner menu features potato and squid salad, salami and provolone cheese or tomato and mozzarella as starters, followed by tomato or minestrone soup. The good-quality pasta or risotto course is worth making room for as main courses are more variable, ranging from excellent swordfish steaks and pork piccatas to rather flabby vegetarian pancakes.
Always ensure that you leave enough room for puddings! As ever in Italy, the ice cream is good, and the ship has a talented pastry chef whose light-as-air vanilla millefeuille with zabaglione sauce was particularly memorable.
Discreet good taste is the order of the day on this ship; even the San Remo Casino on Mozart Deck (6) is understated, with red and cream leaf patterned carpet and curtains, walnut veneered walls and a pillared entrance.
The most ornate bar on board is Le Baroque Cafe -- also on Deck 6 -- which has a pleasantly 18th-century feel with its red velvet chairs, and olive green and cream walls embellished with silhouettes and scenic paintings. Whilst the pretty Buddha Bar, which lies between the casino and the photo gallery; is decorated in soft shades of green with a stunning chandelier as centerpiece.
Another cozy watering hole is the Manhattan Bar on Deck 6, a popular pre-dinner drinks and dancing venue with a bandstand and substantial dance floor, large porthole windows and sophisticated blue and gold decor. Shelagh's House is the ship's Irish pub and the Club is a large-windowed, roomy lounge-cum-nightclub on Deck 12.
MSC Sinfonia offers plenty of scope for shoppers with the well-stocked Galleria Mazzini jewelry shop on Deck 6. One deck down, other shops include a general store selling an affordable selection of cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries, a logo goods shop and a boutique selling linen goods, designer swimwear and polo shirts.
MSC Sinfonia also has a smart Business Centre on Deck 6. Resplendent with leather and wood veneered walls and comfy red and gold seating, this hosts shore tour talks.
The ship's Internet cafe (on Deck 5 near reception) keeps passengers connected. There is a very restful, plant-filled and surprisingly well-stocked library just off the keyhole-shaped Sinfonia Lounge on Brahms Deck (7). MSC's UK office keeps this stocked with English books and offers an excellent choice.
Forward on Brahms Deck (7), next to the library, is the Sinfonia Lounge, a lovely light room with pale beech walls, gold and maroon decor. This is a popular venue for early evening dancing and late-night cabaret singing and magic acts.
The ship's main show lounge - the Teatro San Carlo hosts spectacular Cirque du Soleil-style shows in a lovely setting with a pretty starlit ceiling, comfortable red and gold seating, and good sightlines.
Entertainers: An amazing line up of Australian & International performers will entertain guest on the Gallipoli Cruise 2015. Legendary Australian entertainers Daryl Braithwaite, John Williamson, Ross Wilson & Normie Rowe will sing their greatest hits to a packed theatre room on the cruise
The History Team: We are also fortunate to have the services of the History Team; Major General Mike O’Brien CSC, BSc (Mil), MDefAdmin, Associate Professor Harvey Broadbent BA (Hons), DipEd and Colonel (Professor) David Horner DipMilStud, MA (Hons), PhD. This well known group of historians will provide an amazing insight into our Gallipoli campaign and many other historical events.
Day and night fun: Interactive play on cutting-edge Wii consoles or a night at the 4D cinema, family fun in the Aqua Park and evening entertainment, from theatre and cabaret to circus, music and dance each night.
Breathtaking performances: Where originality meets talent; a dazzling circus extravaganza and a never-before-seen dancing on ice show. A breathtaking illusionist and a night of operatic arias. Ease into our theatre for the old-time charm of a Broadway show. Quality entertainment for quality cruising.
Have fun all night: Enjoy a game of Roulette at the casino or try your hand at the popular ‘Trente et Quarante’. Have fun with Poker, Black Jack and on slot machines, all in chic surroundings, or choose to dance ‘til dawn in our fashionable nightclubs.
Fine art: Onboard art auctions are a fun form of entertainment; from fine prints to lithographs, water colours and oils, our professional auctioneers welcome you with a glass of champagne for a fun afternoon of bidding and bargain hunting.
Right at the stern end of the ship on the top deck is a large ball court, while one deck down is a mini-golf course. At the forward end of the top deck are an indoor golf simulator and roomy sun deck, while one deck down, Deck 12 has a rock-climbing wall and a jogging track. The track overlooks a blue and white tiled, twin-pooled area on Deck 11 - a popular sun spot and venue for a weekly open air Buffet Magnifique. They can, however, head indoors to La Ferme Spa, which has a well-equipped gym with six treadmills, four steppers, three sit-up bikes, three reclining bikes, weights and resistance machines and a large aerobics studio offering free stretch and aerobics classes, salsa or merengue lessons and step aerobics.
There is a large-windowed relaxation room adjacent to the gym equipped with very comfortable deep-cushioned steamer chairs and, next to this, a very pretty Thermal Suite. This has a beautiful mosaic Turkish-style sauna and a hot steam room fragranced with chamomile, as well as tropical rain showers and heated white-tiled recliners facing floor-to-ceiling windows.
Decks: Sibelius Deck, Bizet Deck
Occupancy: Sleeps 3 guests
Description: Suites have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your large private verandah, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, a spacious wardrobe, a private bathroom with bath tub and shower, as well as a comfortable living room with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa bed. Each stateroom also has air conditioning, interactive satellite television, radio, direct-dial telephone, internet access, mini bar, hair dryer, and individual safe.
Size: 22 msq
Decks: Tchaikovski Deck, Sibelius Deck
Occupancy: Sleeps 2 guests (Some Sleep 3 or 4)
Description: Oceanview staterooms have a large oceanview window, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower stall, as well as a comfortable sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has air conditioning, interactive satellite television, radio, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, hair dryer, and individual safe. Some staterooms are equipped with a sofa bed, or upper Pullman-style bunk beds to accommodate a third and fourth guest.
Size: 13 msq
Decks: Sibelius Deck, Tchaikovski Deck, Bach Deck, Brahms Deck
Occupancy: Sleeps 2 - 4 guests
Description: Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower stall, as well as a comfortable sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, sofa, and two upper Pullman-style bunk beds. Each stateroom also has air conditioning, interactive satellite television, radio, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, hair dryer, and individual safe.
* Certain cabins have restricted views