Australians will experience cruise history this March, when the world-class MSC Orchestra arrives in the country for the first time.
The internationally acclaimed vessel boasts 1275 cabins and luxurious amenities - including the Palm Beach Casino, the Convent Garden Theatre, the authentic Balinese Spa, MSC Aurea Spa, a gym and pool facilities.
Launched for the first time on 14 May 2007, MSC Orchestra will wow six Australian cities in March - offering visitors a unique blend of design, comfort and luxury.
“MSC Orchestra is one of the finest ships in our fleet, and we’re especially excited to share this with Australians and New Zealanders,” said Lynne Clarke, MSC Cruises Australia & New Zealand Managing Director.
“The arrival of MSC Orchestra on Australian shores indicates the ever-increasing standards of cruise providers in the Asia-Pacific region.”
MSC Orchestra will arrive in Australia on 13 March 2015, with the following scheduled port dates:
Cairns: 13 March
Brisbane: 15 March
Sydney: 17 March
Melbourne: 20 March
Adelaide: 22 March
Perth/Fremantle: 26 March
“We want all of our guests to experience just how good the MSC experience can be – and it doesn’t get much better than MSC Orchestra,” Ms Clarke added.
MSC Orchestra has 13 decks for guests to enjoy and three different on-board bars to choose from. Families travelling with children will also be happy to learn that there are dedicated areas for both young children and teenagers available.
MSC Cruises specialises in providing leading Mediterranean cruises, with destinations all around the world. Subscribing to the ‘Mediterranean way of life,’ with the core values of authenticity, humanity and warmth, MSC Cruises have built a leading international business around these principles.
MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise provider for destinations in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil, operating across the globe. MSC Cruises sails year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, offering a wide range of seasonal itineraries in northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, with its modern fleet comprising of twelve ships. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "7 Golden Pearls" award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC Cruises has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board.In 2009, MSC Cruises entered in a long-term partnership with UNICEF to support educational programmes for children in Brazil. The partnership was renewed early 2014, this time to support UNICEF’s efforts to tackle famine and malnutrition in developing countries and in emergency situations. Since the beginning of this partnership, MSC Cruises has raised €3 million in guest donations.