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Information about MSC Fantasia
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The MSC Fantasia started sailing in 2008. Former names: none. The MSC Fantasia is registered in Panama City, Panama. The MSC Fantasia has 1637 cabins.

You can expect between 3274 to 3929 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) MSC Fantasia has a space ratio of 35.1. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 42.1.

The MSC Fantasia has 1637 crew members on board. There are 2 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2008- MSC Fantasia
2009- MSC Splendida
2012- MSC Divina
2013- MSC Preziosa


There are 43 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

17 Decks

There are 17 on this ship. The highest deck number is 17. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 9.

76% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The 4 ships in the Fantasia Class were built in pairs and there are some differences between the two pairs. MSC-Fantasia and MSC-Splendida were built first followed by MSC-Divina and MSC-Preziosa. The differences between the pairs are the size of the central Hump and the size of the cabins on the Hump, the number of In Hull balconies, and the size of the Top Sail Lounge. The cabins on MSC-Fantasia and MSC-Splendida are shorter and wider than the same cabins on MSC-Divina and MSC-Preziosa.

There are 1637 staterooms on board and the decks are named with Italian adjectives and superlatives.

Dining options on board include:

Red Velvet- main dining room, 2 decks, all 3 meals
Il Cerchio dOro Restaurant- Mediterranean cuisine, all 3 meals, offers a 7-course dinner
Zanzibar- complimentary buffet, open all 3 meals
LAfricana- complimentary buffet, open all 3 meals
LEtoile Restaurant- for MSC Yacht Club members only, dinner only

One of the unique features on this ship is the II Polo Nord, which is a kids club that is Artic themed. There is 1 outdoor pool, and an indoor play area with lounge and LEGO experience for all ages. Teens have their own club with a dance floor, bar, karaoke, and foosball, and the additional kids club has TV screens, movies, games, climbing area, and mini foosball nets. There is also a Teens Tobaga which is an on board waterslide, and an Aqua Park with a pool, whirlpools, and a kids splash area. Other fun activities include the Virtual game arcade, F1 Simulator, 4D Cinema, and Sports Center. The sports center offers basketball, volleyball, soccer, shuffleboard, tennis, and squash.

Adults-only can check out the Top 18 Exclusive Solarium, which has 1 whirlpool, garden area, and tiki bar. Adults will also enjoy the Aurea Spa which has a relaxation room, treatment rooms, thermal suite, thalassotherapy hot tubs, heated pool with sliding roof, 3 whirlpools, and a beauty salon. There is also a fitness center.

Nightly entertainment for all ages can be found at the Teatro L’Avanguardia Theatre, which offers 2 grand productions per night. There are also nightly offerings at the Fantasia Atrium, Piazza San Giorgio, Il Transatlantico Bar, the Sports Bar, Manhattan Bar, and L’ Insolito Lounge. Adults can check out the Casino and Poker Room, and one of the many bars. Various shops are also abundant for those looking for a souveneer.

MSC Fantasia Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2008
Years Old 16
Tons 137,936
Speed 22.9 knots
Length 1,093 feet
Beam 124 feet
Total Cabins 1,637
Crew 1,637
Expected Passengers 3,274 to 3,929
Expected Space Ratio 35
Total decks 17
Decks with cabins 9

MSC Fantasia Features


  • 1 Indoor Pools
  • 4 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 12 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is only allowed in cigar rooms, the casino, one designated lounge, and outdoors on one side of the sun deck
  • Smoking is Prohibited in cabins, balconies, dining rooms, and theaters.

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