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MSC Sinfonia Cabin Categories

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With 11 categories of cabins to choose from, it can be difficult deciding which category of cabin to choose for your cruise on the MSC Sinfonia. Category 1 are all 4-berth cabins, whilst the others are a mixture of 2-berth and 4-berth cabins.

MSC Sinfonia at anchor off Portuguese Island

Category 1
These are 13sqm windowless cabins which sleep 4 people in 2 lower convertible beds and 2 upper beds. There are only 5 of these cabins, and they usually sell out first as they are cheapest.  These cabins are situated on deck 7, known as Brahms.

Category 2
These are 13sqm windowless cabins. There are 14 of these cabins on board, they are popular and sell out fast.  These cabins are also situated on deck 7. Twelve of the cabins sleep 4 people in 2 lower convertible beds and 2 upper beds, and the other two sleep 2 in 2 lower convertible beds.

Category 3
These are 13sqm windowless cabins, situated on deck 8, known as Bach.  One of these cabins is specifically designed for the handicapped and if available, can be requested at the time of booking. Thirty one of the cabins sleep 2 in 2 lower convertible beds, and 84 cabins sleep 4 in 2 lower beds plus 2 upper beds.

Category 4
These are 13sqm windowless cabins situated on deck 9, known as Tchaikovsky.  Three of these cabins are specifically designed for the handicapped (with 2 lower beds that can be converted into double beds), 79 cabins sleep 2 in 2 lower beds, 34 cabins sleep 4 in 2 lower convertible plus upper beds, and 1 cabin sleeps 3 in 2 lower beds plus 1 upper bed.

Category 5
These are 13sqm windowless cabins situated on deck 10, known as Sibelius. There are 20 of these inside cabins on board; and they sleep 2 in 2 lower convertible beds.

Category 6
These are 13sqm cabins with a restricted view due to life rafts hanging outside the windows.  The cabins are spread out across decks 7, 8, 9 and 10 (on deck 7 there are 26 cabins which sleep 2 in 2 lower convertible beds, on deck 8 there are 4 cabins which can sleep 2, on deck 9 there are 5 cabins which sleep 2, and on deck 10 there are 2 cabins which sleep 2 each).

Category 7
These are 13sqm cabins with windows. These cabins are very popular and sell out fast.  They are situated on deck 7, known as Brahms. There are 16 cabins sleeping 3 in 2 lower convertible beds and an upper bed, 2 cabins sleeping 2 in 2 lower convertible beds and 7 cabins sleep 4 in 2 lower convertible beds plus 2 upper beds.

outside cabinCategory 8
These are 13sqm cabins with windows. They are situated on deck 8, known as Bach. There are 30 cabins sleeping 2 in 2 lower convertible beds, 20 cabins sleep 3 in 2 convertible lower beds plus an upper bed, and 81 cabins sleep 4 in 2 lower convertible beds plus 2 upper beds.

Category 9
These cabins are 13sqm with windows and are situated on deck 9, known as Tchaikovsky.  There are 75 cabins sleeping 2 in 2 lower convertible beds, there are 41 cabins sleeping 4 (2 lower convertible beds plus 2 upper beds) and 23 cabins sleeping 3 (2 lower convertible beds plus an upper bed).

Category 10
These cabins have windows. There are 24 of these cabins on deck 9 (can sleep 2 in 2 lower convertible beds), known as Sibelius. The 2 family suites comprising of two linked cabins, sell out quickly, and are situated on deck 9 (Tchaikovsky), they sleep 5 in 2 lower convertible beds plus an upper bed in the one cabin, plus a sofa bed in the other cabin.

Category 11
These are the most luxurious and spacious suites on board.  You have your own private balcony to enjoy.  The suites are situated on decks 10 and 12, respectively known as Sibelius and Bizet.  The bathrooms in Category 11 are equipped with bath tubs instead of showers. The luxury of a spatious cabin is especially worthwhile on the longer cruises. On Sibelius there are 104 cabins and on Bizet there are 28 cabins. The cabins sleep 3 in 2 lower convertible beds plus a sofa bed

bed in category 11 cabin on the MSC Sinfonia cruise ship balcony of a category 11 cabin on the Sinfonia cruise ship
TV in a category 11 cabin on the MSC Sinfonia cruise ship

Further information

If you would like to be near the pool area, deck 10 or 12 will be your best bet.  The pool is situated on deck 11.
If you prefer to be closer to the restaurants, you can go for decks 7 or 8.  All the restaurants and entertainment areas are quick and easy to reach from all decks via the lifts or the stairs, should you feel like some exercise.

The voltage on board is 110/220V (2-prong European plugs); please do not bring any electrical appliances with higher voltages on board.

For the curious cruisers out there; measuring in at 251.25m in length, the MSC Sinfonia is 18m shorter than the RMS Titanic, a meter higher at 54m and weighs in at a mighty 58 tonnes, about 12 tonnes heavier than the RMS Titanic.

Sinfonia Reception

  • The decks are named after Europe's great classical composers 

  • There are no cabins situated below the water level. 

  • Unlike the RMS Titanic, every person on board will have a life jacket and a seat on one of the several life rafts. 

  • The MSC Sinfonia has 13 decks with 777 cabins, able to accommodate 2 078 persons in total.

  • Approximately 700 crew members live on board.

  • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms

  • All cabins are equipped with air conditioning units, television sets and hairdryers.

  • All cabins have a safe and a mini bar

  • Inside cabin – 13m2 cabin without a window, categories 1 – 5

  • Outside cabin - 13m2 cabin with a window, categories 7 - 10

  • Balcony suite - 22 m2 suite with private balcony, category 11

  • All cabins have two single beds convertible to a double bed.

MSC Sinfonia's pool on the deck

A view of Maputo's skyline

Venice's harbour

A pink fruit cocktail with a green straw

Fruit cocktail with a yellow straw

Red cocktail with a black straw

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