|Launched:||1st June 2009|
MSC Splendida was the second of ‘Fantasia class’ of cruise ships and the acclaim that greeted the launch of her sister would bode well for MSC Splendida. Indeed, the fact that we now have four ‘Fantasia class’ vessels says an awful lot about the quality of the original design. Like her sisters MSC Splendida is a thoroughly modern yet decidedly stylish lady. She may bristle with features and facilities like squash courts, a 4D cinema and an F1 simulator but there is nothing ‘gimmicky’ about the on board experience on offer. Nothing exemplifies this quality like the MSC Yacht Club, a VIP ‘ship within a ship’ area featuring 71 spacious suites and 24 hour butler service. Similarly the quality on offer at the MSC AUREA Spa has already garnered awards from the international cruise community. This class leading spa is run by highly-trained staff and combines the magic of Balinese massage with the most modern and exclusive treatments. Specialities include: traditional water treatments (a legacy from Roman times), saunas, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, thalassotherapy, massage room and whirlpool baths. And, for those seeking more 'high impact' activities, there is an exercise room filled with the latest gym equipment. Those looking to exercise outdoors will appreciate the jogging track, whilst those looking to cool off will appreciate MSC Splendida’s spectacular main pool complex (there are four pools onboard in total) where 150 fountains and water jets provide fun and a great antidote to the Mediterranean sunshine! Want to sunbathe in peace and privacy? Soak up the sun in style in this adults-only sanctuary of serenity. Top 18 boasts premium deck space and stunning sea views, not forgetting its own dedicated spa service, bar menu and complimentary fruit skewers. For groups of friends, couples looking for a romantic hideaway or parents looking for some quiet time, Top 18 is the perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the waves go by. MSC Cruises has always been sensitive to environmental issues and MSC Splendida is at the cutting edge ecologically. She is equipped with the most innovative technological systems to guarantee energy savings and to help protect the environment.