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Flexible Buffet Hours Reflect MSC Cruises’ Mediterranean Approach to Dining


Savor Life On Board without the Hassle of Meal Times

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (Nov. 6, 2012) – Inspired by its Mediterranean values and as part of its commitment to continually seek ways to enhance the onboard dining experience, MSC Cruises has introduced a more flexible and expanded buffet service. The buffet hours have been expanded to complement the impressive main and specialty restaurants available on all the ships in the MSC Cruises fleet.

The buffet onboard MSC Cruises’ ships is now open for 20 hours a day, from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m., enabling guests to enjoy more flexible times for traditional main meals as well as the ability to dine at any time of the day and into the wee hours of the morning, with no extra charge. Itineraries and seasonality may dictate slightly varied buffet hours. 

These enhancements are a direct reflection of the company’s identity and commitment to its guests.

“Our Mediterranean way of life teaches us the importance of spontaneity,” said MSC Cruises Corporate Product Manager Andrea Gangale. “By extending the buffet service, we have introduced a more relaxed and flexible approach to dining. Our guests can enjoy MSC’s famous Mediterranean and international cuisine whenever they feel like it and not when the clock dictates that it’s time to eat.”

A full breakfast service, including a complete continental and cooked breakfast, is available at the buffet from 6:30-10 a.m. Late risers can enjoy a continental breakfast, including pastries, yogurts, delicious cold meats and cheeses, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Lunch menus are available from noon-3:30 p.m. in the buffet.

For those looking for an afternoon snack or a casual late lunch, the buffet offers guests many options from 3:30-6 p.m., including items from the grill, pizzeria and salad bar, as well as soups, pasta, vegetables, fish and meat specialities, fruit and desserts.  

The buffet provides a complete dinner service from 7-10 p.m., while the grill is open continuously from noon until 10 p.m. and the pizzeria corners stay open from noon until midnight.
For those who’ve been having too much fun to stop for dinner, a midnight snack is available in the buffet from midnight until 2 a.m. With room service available 24 hours a day, at certain times with an extra charge, MSC Cruises has made sure that every hour of the day is covered.

For more information about MSC Cruises, visit, call 877-665-4655, or contact your local travel advisor.


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