Gallipoli Cruise 2015

Gallipoli Cruise 2015

The 25th of April 2015 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. To honour this event, on the 26th March 2015, Gallipoli Cruise have chartered a ship which will embark on a 36 day cruise from Fremantle and be a part of a once in a lifetime journey and participate in the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.

The cruise will embark at the Fremantle port in Western Australia. This location will provide an amazing atmosphere for a black tie ball on the opening night. The cruise will then sail down to the town of Albany. This is the original location where Australian soldiers embarked from for the beginning of their journey to Gallipoli.

With stops in Colombo, Luxor, Cairo, Kusadasi, Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul, Santorini, Athens, Palermo, Naples & Rome, the trip will allow guests the pleasure of seeing many fantastic parts of the world. The cruise will include excellent day tour options to ensure that all of the best sightseeing attractions are covered in each location.

Most importantly the cruise ship will dock near Gallipoli on the 19th & 20th of April so that guests can see all the sights of the area before the expected large crowds. The ship will return for ANZAC Day to be involved in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary on the 25th April.

Guests will have access to the luxury cruise ship at all times and the assistance of well trained staff, world renowned war historians and some of Australia’s best entertainers. Many other international artists will also perform throughout the cruise.

The Gallipoli Cruise 2015 is providing guests with the ultimate in Australian talent for this historic journey. Daryl Braithwaite, John Williamson, Ross Wilson and Normie Rowe will be the headline acts of the cruise. They will all perform at the black tie ball and all guests will be able to see them perform during the voyage as well.

Ship facts

Launched on 14 May 2007, the second of the ‘Musica-class’ line of cruise ships, MSC Orchestra offers the perfect blend of design,
comfort and safety. Airy open spaces and MSC Cruises’ signature Italian style make MSC Orchestra a stylish pioneer for
future cruise ship projects and designs.

Onboard the luxurious MSC Orchestra cruise ship you will be enthralled by the wide spectrum of entertainment facilities –
jog on a dedicated track, indulge in a rejuvenating Turkish bath, dine at the Shanghai Chinese restaurant, relax in the exotic
animal-print Savannah Bar, sumptuous Purple Bar or enjoy Hollywood-style glamour in the chic Zaffiro Bar. Try your luck at the Palm Beach
Casino, dance the night away in the disco or take in a show at the Covent Garden Theatre, with a programme packed with entertaining shows with music.


MSC Orchestra boasts a total of 16 decks, with sauna and whirlpool facilities, a wide choice of restaurants and cosy family pizzerias.
Kids can go wild in the Jungle Adventure playroom whilst teens will quickly feel at home in the Teen’s Club.


The enchanting MSC Orchestra offers an unparalleled cruise vacation that is sure to inspire as it take you on a historic journey
culminating with ANZAC Day off the shores of Gallipoli.





  • Card Room
  • Art Gallery
  • Theatre
  • Cinema
  • Palm Beach Casino 

Onboard Activities

  • Mini-Golf
  • Golf Simulator 
  • Tennis court
  • Teen’s Club
  • R32 Discotheque
  • Video Games
  • Libary
  • Art Gallery 
  • Internet Cafe
  • Shopping area
  • Photo Gallery
  • Swimming pools
  • 4 Jacuzzis
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Aerobics
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Gymnasium, Yoga
  • Beauty Salon
  • Solarium
  • Children’s Playroom
  • Jogging Track 


Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
  89,600 Tonnes
Star Rating
Size/Style of Ship   Large/Resort
Entered Service    
Former Name   N/A
Length   294 metres
Beam   32 metres
Draft   x Metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel (xx,000kW)/2 Pods
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   23
Passenger Capacity (twin)
Crew   987
Nationality of Officers   Italian
Nationality of Crew   International
Total Cabins   1,275
Total Inside cabins   275
Total Outside cabins   1000
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   827
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   25
Passenger Decks   13
Cabin Electricity
Elevators   13
Self-Service Laundry
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   Euro