MSC Cruises

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  • 300 years of experience in shipping
  • Italian charm
  • Ideal for families
  • Extra Luxury in Yacht Club Suites
  • Continuous innovations

Founded
1987

Headquarters
Switzerland

Fleet
19 ships

Short description

The MSC Cruises cruise line can be described in a few words: Italian style, comfort, entertainment and hospitality on board.

It started with a few smaller ships, but has expanded in recent years with large modern ships with elegant interiors.
All ships have in common the warm welcome for families with children.

The atmosphere on the deck and in the restaurants is pleasant. The animation team has a varied program. Moreover, there are various themed cruises throughout the season.
The quality of food and accommodation is superlative, with Italian cuisine and hospitality playing a major role on board.

All cruise ships have one or more swimming pools, shops, a casino, video cameras, as well as a fitness and beauty center. There are various deck sports options, including volleyball, tennis and golf.
The newer ships which are larger, also have several additional facilities, such as specialty restaurants, Italian, Oriental or American-style bars and lounges, an Irish Pub or cigar club.

For those who want more privacy, the new ships have a "Yacht Club", which includes butler service, private concierge and access to a modern spa.
Among the most popular destinations of the cruise line are the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, South America, South Africa, the Red Sea but also cruises around the world.

Food and drinks

The food

All meals and snacks between meals are included in the price. You can have breakfast in the morning at the restaurants available in "buffet style", and lunch or dinner in "buffet" or "A La Carte" restaurants. On board MSC Cruises, in addition to international and Italian cuisine, passengers have the opportunity to dine in various other specialty restaurants.

Beverages

There are several drinks available for free at buffet restaurants where passengers can serve themselves with: plain water, natural fruit juice, tea, coffee, milk, etc. Consumption of other beverages, juices or alcoholic beverages served on board is charged separately.

Smoking

Smoking on board is only allowed in designated areas.

Service charge

The service fee is paid at the end of the cruise, on board the ship and is:

    € 10 per person / night for itineraries in Europe, the Caribbean without the USA and the Persian Gulf
    $ 8 per person / night for itineraries in South Africa
    $ 12.5 per person / night for itineraries in the Caribbean with the USA and South America
    $ 14.5 per person / night for itineraries in Southeast Asia
    half for children between 2 and 12 years old
    0 for children under 2 years

Childrens

Children's facilities

The company offers special programs for children on board aged between 3 and 13 years, divided into four age categories. Babysitting is available at an additional cost.

Pregnant women

The MSC Cruises cruise line does not have adequate medical facilities for birth on board and therefore cannot accept bookings for pregnant ladies who are 24 weeks or older by the end of the cruise. Passengers who are up to 23 weeks pregnant must obtain a medical certificate from a doctor stating that they are fit to travel, taking into account the specific itinerary.

Rules for passengers under 25

Alcohol consumption - over 18 years (over 21 years in the US)
Casino access - over 18 years

Dress Code

During the day, the recommended outfit is casual. The evening can be formal (for ladies dress, skirt or pants with blouse or sweater and for gentlemen, long pants and shirt).

Fleet

MSC Virtuosa
Built
year 2021
refurbished -
Size
331m length
43m beam
Decks
19 total
14 accessible by guests
Capacity
1700 crew
and 6333 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.7 guests
MSC Seashore
Built
year 2021
refurbished -
Size
339m length
41m beam
Decks
19 total
14 accessible by guests
Capacity
1648 crew
and 5632 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.4 guests
MSC Bellissima
Built
year 2019
refurbished -
Size
316m length
43m beam
Decks
19 total
15 accessible by guests
Capacity
1564 crew
and 5686 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.6 guests
MSC Grandiosa
Built
year 2019
refurbished -
Size
331m length
43m beam
Decks
19 total
15 accessible by guests
Capacity
1704 crew
and 6334 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.7 guests
MSC Seaview
Built
year 2018
refurbished -
Size
323m length
41m beam
Decks
20 total
15 accessible by guests
Capacity
1413 crew
and 5336 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.8 guests
MSC Meraviglia
Built
year 2017
refurbished -
Size
316m length
43m beam
Decks
19 total
15 accessible by guests
Capacity
1536 crew
and 5655 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.7 guests
MSC Seaside
Built
year 2017
refurbished -
Size
323m length
41m beam
Decks
20 total
15 accessible by guests
Capacity
1413 crew
and 5336 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.8 guests
MSC Preziosa
Built
year 2013
refurbished -
Size
333m length
38m beam
Decks
18 total
14 accessible by guests
Capacity
1388 crew
and 4345 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.1 guests
MSC Divina
Built
year 2012
refurbished 2017
Size
333m length
38m beam
Decks
18 total
14 accessible by guests
Capacity
1388 crew
and 4345 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.1 guests
MSC Magnifica
Built
year 2010
refurbished 2019
Size
294m length
32m beam
Decks
16 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1038 crew
and 3223 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.1 guests
MSC Splendida
Built
year 2009
refurbished 2017
Size
333m length
38m beam
Decks
18 total
14 accessible by guests
Capacity
1370 crew
and 4363 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.2 guests
MSC Fantasia
Built
year 2008
refurbished 2019
Size
333m length
37m beam
Decks
18 total
14 accessible by guests
Capacity
1370 crew
and 4363 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.2 guests
MSC Poesia
Built
year 2008
refurbished 2018
Size
294m length
32m beam
Decks
16 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1039 crew
and 3223 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.1 guests
MSC Orchestra
Built
year 2007
refurbished 2018
Size
294m length
32m beam
Decks
16 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
940 crew
and 3223 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.4 guests
MSC Musica
Built
year 2006
refurbished 2016
Size
294m length
32m beam
Decks
16 total
13 accessible by guests
Capacity
1014 crew
and 3223 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.2 guests
MSC Opera
Built
year 2004
refurbished 2015
Size
275m length
32m beam
Decks
13 total
9 accessible by guests
Capacity
728 crew
and 2679 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.7 guests
MSC Lirica
Built
year 2003
refurbished 2015
Size
275m length
32m beam
Decks
13 total
9 accessible by guests
Capacity
721 crew
and 2679 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.7 guests
MSC Sinfonia
Built
year 2002
refurbished 2015
Size
275m length
32m beam
Decks
13 total
9 accessible by guests
Capacity
721 crew
and 2679 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.7 guests
MSC Armonia
Built
year 2001
refurbished 2019
Size
275m length
32m beam
Decks
13 total
9 accessible by guests
Capacity
721 crew
and 2340 guests
Report
1 crew for every 3.2 guests