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Soak up the sun in style in new adult-only area

On the top decks of MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa - that will be christened in Genoa, Italy, on 23 March 2013 - MSC travellers will soon be able to soak up the sun in style at the new Top 18 Exclusive Solarium, an adult-only sanctuary of serenity boasting premium deck space and stunning sea views. With its own dedicated spa service, bar menu and complimentary delicious fruit skewers, Top 18 is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and watch the waves go by.

Designed exclusively for MSC Cruises’ Fantasia class ships, Top 18 Exclusive Solarium will be available from the beginning of the 2013 summer season.

Greeted at a private entrance on deck 18 by dedicated staff, Top 18 guests are provided with a refreshing chilled towel and escorted to their own personal sunbed, where they can while away the day in perfect peace and harmony. For those who prefer relaxing in the shade, or for sun worshippers taking a break from tanning, a selection of beautiful, wide-brimmed cocoons is also available.

Perfect for couples looking for a romantic hideaway, for groups of friends, and for mums and dads searching for some quiet time, every detail of the Top 18 experience has been designed to turn relaxation into an art form, from sunrise to sunset.

For those who believe that a day of relaxation is not complete without a massage, there’s no need to interrupt precious tanning time for a trip to the MSC Aurea Spa. With a specially tailored menu of express spa treatments available in the solarium itself, guests can benefit from an intense wellbeing treatment while they sunbathe: exclusive reflexology and facial relax treatments can be enjoyed directly from personal sunbeds, while various head, neck and shoulder massages are available from the solarium’s private massage chair. Lasting up to 20 minutes, these express treatments are the perfect way to instantly de-stress and re-energize body and mind.

The area’s water mister is the perfect way to cool off sun-drenched skin when temperatures soar, the solarium’s Tiki bar menu offers an extensive range of delicious and nutritious drinks and coolers to keep healthy and hydrated, and, with complimentary fresh fruit skewers served four times a day, it’s clear that MSC has thought of everything to keep Top 18 guests feeling and looking great during a relaxing day at sea.

What’s more, entry to this exclusive world of relaxation and wellbeing couldn’t be simpler, with great value daily and cruise-long access passes available at the ships’ reception areas or directly at the entrance to the solarium.

About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean , South Africa and Brazil. MSC Cruises sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe , the Atlantic Ocean , the Caribbean , the French Antilles , South America , South and West Africa , and the Red Sea . Its modern fleet comprises twelve ships: Fantasia-class MSC Divina , MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia ; Musica-class MSC Magnifica , MSC Poesia , MSC Orchestra , and MSC Musica ; Lirica-class MSC Sinfonia , MSC Armonia , MSC Opera and MSC Lirica ; and MSC Melody . In 2013 the fleet will once again increase in size with the addition of MSC Preziosa , who will be christened in March. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "6 Golden Pearls" award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC 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. MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education. So far, MSC Cruises has raised over one million euros for the initiative.


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