Founded in 1987, MSC Cruises is now one of the world's leaders in international shipping. The company emphasizes a strongly Mediterranean-influenced ambience on board its 19 ultra modern ships including the MSC Fantasia, MSC Opera and MSC Poesia. Expansion is the company's focus. Testament to this is its recent deployment of two brand new ships MSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa.
Fine food prepared by highly acclaimed chefs is at the heart of every voyage with MSC. There is a whole range of dining options on board from fine dining to buffet style. These are only some of the exquisite onboard restaurants: 'Eataly', 'Kaito Sushi Bar', 'Asian Fusion Restaurant' and 'Silver Service Restaurant'.
MSC offers over 2000 carefully designed excursions and custom-made tours in 190 destinations and 73 countries around the world. The cruise company is also known for its fantastic entertainment: enjoy classical concerts, Cirque du Soleil acrobatic shows, Broadway- and Las Vegas-style theatre performances and much more. The company's partnerships with companies like Lego and Chicco mean that MSC cruises are ideal for your little sailors too.
Dinner time is a highlight on every MSC Cruise. Therefore, it is advisable that you pack occasion wear in addition to casual wear. MSC offers Theme Parties both during the day and at night. Don't forget to bring your finest floral 60s and 70s attire for the Flower Glory Party, a white outfit for the White Party as well as Italian colours green, white and red for the MSC Little Italy Entertainment.
MSC Cruises immerses you in the chilled-out Mediterranean way of life on board and delivers excellent regional food, while stopping at some of the most fascinating coastal towns all around the world.
The cruise line’s repertoire of around 2000 quality shore excursions will help take the hassle out of sightseeing and allow you to get the most out of each destination. A lot of the MSC Cruises itineraries will have you dock at a fascinating new port every day!
MSC Cruises are introducing Grand Voyage itineraries on board the beautiful MSC Poesia, these will be departing from Sydney starting in 2022:
Also, check out cruises departing from these popular ports:
Just like most other cruise lines, MSC features main restaurants that are included in the price of your cruise holiday and specialty dining that comes at an additional cost.
Main restaurants include some or all of the following options, depending on the ship, and will always provide high quality cuisine:
Dining times are pre-set, but you can choose an early or a late dinner – please do so at the time of booking. If none of that fits with your family meal times, you can go with the great My Choice dining option that costs a little extra.
There is a great array of cuisines at specialty restaurants for when you feel like treating yourself to something extraordinary:
MSC is renowned for their spectacular onboard entertainment:
Maintaining your fitness regime on board an MSC cruise is easy and that with stunning ocean views. Whether you are into training alone, in a group or competing against others, you will find the perfect sport for you:
Treat yourself to some well-deserved spa time on your cruise holiday, after all, MSC ships have plenty to offer when it comes to rejuvenation and relaxation:
There is something new to experience on board the MSC ships around the clock. Activities are designed with the whole family in mind, so every member of your group will find one that’s perfect:
Family cruises are a specialty for MSC. The cruise line pays extra attention to the needs of the youngest guests and their parents, so the whole family can have heaps of fun together and enjoy quality time separately.
Onboard kids clubs cater to different age groups:
Dining as a family is made easy with MSC’s great kids’ options:
MSC’s Family Fun excursions let you enjoy shore excursions at your family’s pace, plus, kids get a special price on all shore excursions.
The cruise line has gone as far as offering a dedicated baby laundry service, where baby and toddler clothes are washed separately, using a mild detergent and are sanitized at low temperatures.
Heaps of cabins on board all MSC ships are inter-connected. You can also go with especially designed family cabins with a number of extra beds built in.
What is included in your cruise holiday price will depend on the type of experience you book. There are four to choose from, and they are all customized to what you expect out of your time on board.
Bella is a great value experience with the following inclusions:
The Fantastica experience is designed to provide you with even more comfort and flexibility:
The Aurea experience is perfect for those looking for the ultimate all-inclusive comfort and can be booked on Balcony Cabins and Suites only:
If none of the above are enough and you are looking for exclusivity, luxury and privacy, the MSC Yacht Club experience is the one for you:
MSC’s strict health and safety protocols mean that you will feel like you are entering a safe bubble once on board. Please read through the following conditions before booking your dream cruise holiday:
For more information, please refer to the following: