The MSC Musica is the first Musica-classcruise ship built in 2006 and operated by MSC Cruises. The vessel has a 1,268 passenger cabins which can accommodate 2,536 passengers double occupancy, served by approximately 990 crew members.
65% of her passenger cabins have a balcony with a further 14% having a window. Inside cabins constitute 21% of the total. The majority of cabins have one or two extra pull-down bunks so her actual maximum passenger capacity is considerably higher than 2,536. These are employed to fulfil MSC's 'children go free' policy and, depending upon the itinerary and time of year, the ship can be busy with children. There are only 18 suites, all located forward on deck 15.