Your daily program
The daily onboard program is both relaxed and structured. Passengers can choose to do as little or as much as they like. It is quite possible to spend a full day on ship relaxing onboard, with a swim and a sunbathe, a book, a dinner and a show. Others will be up with the dawn, ready to take on the day with an action-packed itinerary of activities. Cruise… your way.
Start the day
Breakfast is served from 7am – 10am, or you can call on room service to deliver a continental breakfast to your cabin.
Excursions – full day, half day, short visits
To take full advantage of your cruise holiday, we heartily recommend you join us on an MSC shore excursion. These take the form of full- or half-day visits or shorter trips of a couple of hours. Join us in a discovery of art and architecture, archaeology and adventure, shopping or sightseeing. As well as guided tours and city visits we have a huge array of exciting activities such as diving, snorkelling, 4x4 jeep safaris, desert treks, glacier hikes, camel rides, visits to artist ateliers and botanical gardens, foundations, museums and galleries, local villages and global landmarks. These are not to be missed!
Please consult our dedicated Excursions section for more details.
Choose to spend your morning in one of the many onboard facilities, such as (depending on your ship) swimming (adults-only and kids-only pools available), aqua park, gym, bowling, mini-golf, the games arcade, 4D cinema, browsing in the library, catching up in the Internet café, a moment in the MSC Aurea Spa, or joining in one of our general activities which are free and open to all.
Lunch is served in one of four onboard restaurants; please note that serving times vary depending on ship and geographic location, but all offer broad timetables for relaxed dining. You can choose the full-onboard options or to dine in our specialty or à la carte restaurants.
Why not relax in the beauty salon, or take a class. Stroll the decks or enjoy a game of tennis or badminton. Participate in an art auction or try your luck in the casino. Enjoy tea in one of our many delightful onboard cafés, catch up with new friends, and treat yourself to a holiday gift in one of our Italian boutiques or artisan stalls.
Our kids’ clubs occupy children all day, with dedicated activities from tots (aged 3) to teens (aged 17). Find out more click here!
Enjoy a gourmet dining experience prepared by our master chefs; whether you choose Italian cuisine, French bistro gastronomy, old time American favorites, TexMex all we can say is buon appetito!
Into the night
Evenings are given over to cabaret and dance, theater, music and spectacular shows. Dance the night away in our glamorous nightclubs and join the crowds on the disco dance-floor. Open until late.