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 ultra modern ships. Expansion is the company's focus.
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.
Staying in touch with your loved ones is easy, just book one of the two Wi-Fi Packages. The Browse Package features unlimited 24 hour access and allows you to browse the web, send and receive emails and images and chat via apps. The Browse and Stream Package allows you to also stream music and videos, plus post videos and live streams on social media. Book your Wi-Fi Package in advance and save up to 20%.
There is no need to carry credit cards or cash with you on board. Payments are made with your personal cruise card that will be connected to your credit/debit card at the time of boarding. Alternatively, you can leave a cash deposit at the Reception – Guest Service.
MSC’s included restaurants feature some or all of the following options, depending on the ship, and will always provide high quality cuisine: Mediterranean dining, international dining, meat carvery, take-away station, pasta station, daily specials corner, wellness corner, ethnic corner, special diets corner, kids corner, dessert corner.
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 these fit with your family meal times, go with My Choice dining 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: Latin American and Mexican, Asian, American-style steakhouse, sushi and teppanyaki, French and seafood.
MSC is renowned for their spectacular onboard entertainment. The ships boast beautiful Broadway-scale theatres that offer 80 different productions across the fleet. Enjoy formal evenings, dance contests, talent shows, theme parties and karaoke nights. Get to know other passengers at pub quizzes or try your luck at the Casino. Live music of all genres can be enjoyed at different venues.
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. There are 4D cinemas, family game shows and discos, bowling, arcade games, a flight and a Formula1 simulator, numerous swimming pools, a billiard room and much more.
Maintaining your fitness regime on board is easy. Whatever you are into, you will find the perfect sport for you. Every ship features a state-of-the-art gym and heaps of different classes, like aerobics, Pilates, spinning and hydro-spinning, stretching and step training. You can also opt for a personal training programme. Play team sports, like basketball and volleyball, or go for a game of tennis, squash or mini golf.
Treat yourself to some well-deserved spa time and let yourself be pampered at the MSC Aurea Spa or the MEDI Spa Centre. Relax and soothe your senses at the Thermal Area. The Beauty and Hair Salon offers unique treatments and men can take care of their hair at the dedicated Barber Shop.
Family cruises are a specialty for MSC. There are numerous kids clubs that cater to different age groups, like the Baby Club for the under 3-year-olds, the Teen Club that brings the 15 to 17-year-olds together and many others. The activities on offer are plentiful, some are provided by MSC’s partner, LEGO®. There are family discos, sporting competitions, cooking classes, gaming tournaments and much more.
Dine as a family with kids’ menus available, your children can also eat with their peers. MSC’s Family Fun lets you enjoy shore excursions at your family’s pace, plus, kids pay less on all shore excursions. There is a baby laundry service, where clothes are washed separately, using a mild detergent and are sanitized at low temperatures.
What is included in your cruise holiday price depends on the type of experience you book. There are four to choose from.
Bella is a great value experience:
Fantastica offers more comfort and flexibility:
Aurea is all-inclusive (*Balcony Cabins and Suites only):
MSC Yacht Club is exclusive: