"Best Cruise Lines for Families" - U.S. News & World Report

Family Cruises

A family vacation like no other
A family vacation like no other

As a family-owned company, no one understands families better than MSC. And no one does more to help you and your loved ones enjoy every moment to the full, both together and individually on board and ashore. Our family and kid friendly cruises allows you to explore the world and culture together.



Kids cruise FREE with MSC on select sailings!* We know how important it is to make sure your child is enjoying their cruise vacation so we've made it that much more exciting with our kids sail free program. Show your children the world with MSC Cruises. Check out our anytime rates here

• All the luxury resort leisure facilities on board are included free of charge in your cruise, from the Aqua Park, Swimming Pools and Water Slide to the top game consoles (PS3, Xbox and Wii) and so much more. Your kids and teens can do just as they like without a second thought. 
 
• Even the high-tech gaming attractions on board like our Virtual World, F1 simulator and 4D Cinema attract only a modest charge for a special treat.


• Your children are always made to feel special with MSC. Security bracelets are issued when you board, while beepers or DECT phones can be rented for a modest charge so you can keep in touch at all times.

• We provide a variety of programs for the whole family and supervised activities, entertainment and social events tailor-made for four separate age groups in their own clubs. And they’re all free, too!

• Innovative activities like Fun Time Dinner, Happy Dinners and Kids Around the Clock let everyone in the family do things their own way - even at mealtimes, late at night and during shore excursions. So your children are free to explore a social life of their own, meeting new friends from around the world in a safe environment, immersed in a vacation they’ll never forget. And the grown-ups gain equally special free moments, relaxed in the knowledge that the kids are cared for and enjoying the time of their lives. Read on for full details!

 


*Starting from now until April 2016

Children 11 and under traveling with their parents in the same cabin cruise free of charge: only taxes and port dues, flights and transfers (where applicable applies). This offer is subject to availability that change according to the season and must be confirmed at the same time of booking.

*Starting from summer 2016 and winter 2016/2017
Children 12 and under traveling with their parents in the same cabin cruise free of charge: only taxes and port dues, flights and transfers (where applicable applies). This offer is subject to availability that change according to the season and must be confirmed at the same time of booking.

*Starting from summer 2017 and winter 2017/2018
Children 11 and under traveling with their parents in the same cabin cruise free of charge: only taxes and port dues, flights and transfers (where applicable applies). This offer is subject to availability that change according to the season and must be confirmed at the same time of booking.

Babies & Toddlers

NEW! MSC Babycare Service

NEW! MSC Babycare Service

If you are looking for a kid friendly cruise, but also want some alone time MSC has thought about moms and dads too, offering you the opportunity to drop your children off at the Mini Club where they will be looked after by qualified and dedicated staff. Subject to prior booking, limited availability, for children between 1 and 3 years old (not inclusive).

Available at the following times*, exclusively when the ship is AT SEA:
between 1:00 and 2:00 pm and between 6:00 and 7:00pm.

Completion of a registration form is required. Ask the Mini Club staff once you’re on board. Diaper changing and feeding must be provided by parents.

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary
NEW! Baby Laundry Service

NEW! Baby Laundry Service

Young kids are great at getting their clothes dirty! But at MSC, we have the ideal way to get them really clean during your cruise. Dedicated to 0 to 6-year-olds, our unique new Baby Laundry service washes baby and toddler clothes separately from everything else, using a specialized machine, program and detergents to clean and sanitize even at temperatures as low as 30°C. We’ll collect your children’s items from your cabin and deliver them to you the following day clean, safe and sterilized: ideal for protecting their skin. You’ll find full details in your cabin, along with a biodegradable paper laundry bag and a service coupon to fill in. Only available from MSC: try it next time you cruise with us!
MSC Baby Time

MSC Baby Time

Mom and dad, we’re waiting for you and your child at the Mini Club, which is reserved for our youngest guests (under 3 years old) during the day, allowing them to play with you and other children of their own age from many different countries. In the meantime, you can make friends with other parents cruising with their children. You can enjoy the Mini Club, a dedicated facility for young children, with your child at these times*:

PORT DAYS: Morning: 8:00-10:00 am / Afternoon: 4:00-6:00 pm / Evening: 8:00-9:00 pm 

AT SEA DAYS: Morning: 8:00-10:00 am / Evening: 8:00-9:00 pm

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary
Activities with Chicco Toys

Activities with Chicco Toys

You’ll find the most modern, fun and educational toys, chosen for you by Chicco, a Baby Research Center.

Activities include:

Let’s speak English: Play with Chicco bilingual toys
Rhythm and music: listening to music  
Mini Olympic Games: Ready, set, crawl!  
Meet our mascot Dorebaby

Discover our partnership with Chicco.

Kids & Juniors

Kids & Juniors live it up big time

Kids & Juniors live it up big time

Every child is a member of MSC in DOREMILAND, with two special clubs, the Miniclub for Sailors 3-6 years old and the Juniors Club for Pirates 7-11 years old. Both clubs is staffed by professional entertainers who leave your children free to explore and socialize under their expert supervision, while also offering a wide range of stimulating and exciting activities:

• Arts & Crafts
• Group games and activities
• Sports
• Tech games, including PlayStation, Xbox and Wii
• Dance classes and performances

Opening hours*:
• 9:00am - 11:00pm while in port
• 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-11:00pm while at sea

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary
Special Kids & Juniors Services:

Special Kids & Juniors Services:

• Dedicated children’s menus in all restaurants
Fun Time Dinners - Kids dine with the entertainment staff every day in the buffet restaurant. Let your children be entertained while you savor special moments of your own (Free service).
Happy Dinners - A quick children’s dinner with the family while the grown-ups enjoy their starters. The kids are then escorted to Miniclub play area by the entertainment staff while the adults sit back and relax into a leisurely dining experience (Free service).
Kids Around The Clock - Supervised late-night play and napping while parents enjoy their time on the cruise (small charge applies). 
Family Excursions - Excursions for all the family, supported by the entertainment staff so that everyone’s happy at all times, exploring the world.
The DOREMI Family - All for one and one for all!

The DOREMI Family - All for one and one for all!

Each ship in our fleet offers a varied program of bubbly family activities in which the children are the focus of attention (parents can join in too), creating special memories for all.

Our very own mascot, DOREMI and his family (sister - Mila, brother - Dorebro and their baby brother Dorebaby) will entertain you and your family throughout the cruise. 

Learn their Doremi Dance song in six languages, recorded by the Piccolo Coro dell’Antoniano children’s choir and join them in:

• Doremi Chef Cookery Classes
• Team-based Talent Shows (Doremi Live)
• A fun-filled Doremix Family Disco
• Fairy Tale Time
• A razzmatazz Pool Parade
• A Production Show alongside professional dancers and artists
• A Kids Costume Parade in the ship’s theater 

Cruise with MSC and experience magical moments with your family and the DOREMI Family in DOREMILAND on board! There’s even a Meet & Greet the Mascot photo opportunity so you can capture unforgettable memories of your family vacation.
LEGO Activities

LEGO Activities

Every day, kids from 3 to 11 years old can play with a great selection of LEGO® bricks and equipment in our Mini and Juniors Clubs.
What’s more, once during every cruise we hold a special entertainment event called the LEGO® Experience On Board: an entire day dedicated to fun LEGO activities for the whole family to enjoy.

And with a range of LEGO toys on sale on board each of our ships, you can give your kids the opportunity to express their creativity whenever and wherever they want!

Discover our partnership with LEGO®.

Youngs & Teens

Young clubs for Teens

MSC doesn't treat youngsters and teens like kids. And we don't lump you together either. We give you a place of your own with fantastic supervised facilities where you can meet up and do your own thing. And we treat you like the young teens you are with a variety of choices of activities to help make new lifelong friends during your vacation. 

Young Club (12-14 years old) opening hours* with Youth Team service:
• 10:00 - 11:30 am
• 3:00 - 4:30 pm
• 9:00 - 11:00 pm 

Teens Club (15-17 years old) opening hours* with Teen Entertainer service:
• 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
• 4:30 - 6:00 pm 
• 7:00 - 12:00 am 

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary
Young clubs for Teens

Daily Activities

• Sports & tournaments, including football, basketball, dodgeball, mini-golf, shuffleboard and table soccer across the fleet 
• Dance contest
• Social network games
• Wii/Xbox/PS3 games and challenges
• Teenage Kicks Spa Hair and Beauty Treatments in MSC Aurea Spa (13-17 years old) For more details click here
Daily Activities

Night Activities

• Radio MSC Generation with nightly video and music requests 
• MSC Generation Live with Pop Star 2014, iPop Competition, Teen Movie Trivia, Boys Generation, Girls Generation, Kool Karaoke, Just Dance live and more!
Night Activities

Weekly Teens Events

• Teens White Party 
• MSC Flashmob 
• Hey Mr DJ! 
• MSC Generation Awards teens talent show 
• The Prom teens formal night 
• Generation Dinner 
• Generation Pool Game 
• Generation Chef 
• Twisted Scavenger Hunt
Weekly Teens Events

Your very own cruise card with perks

Give your child the power and pleasure of spending anywhere on board, just as they please, within limits you decide. Their very own Teen Card:


• Personalized prepaid debit card for children 7 to 17 years old
• Choice of prepayment options:
   - $/€30 with bonus credit of $/€5!
   - $/€50 with bonus credit of $/€10!
• Flyer with order form and description of all benefits provided when you board

Your very own cruise card with perks

Vacation with your Child

Traveling alone with children?

Traveling alone with children?

MSC Cruises offers a wide variety of activities for parents traveling alone with children. You can relax and we'll take care of your children by entertaining them throughout the cruise. Children can enjoy the many sports offered on board, deck games, futuristic virtual world challenges, vibrant club activities, making new friends and so much more.

Ship facilities

A floating wonderland to explore

These fantastic facilities and services for children, youngsters and teens - including all the top games consoles - are only half the reason why an MSC cruise is their favorite cruise. They’re also immersed in the fabulous floating world of ultramodern entertainment that makes every MSC voyage an unforgettable experience for all the family, including:



• 4D Cinema
• Formula 1 racing car simulator
• Aqua Park
• Vertigo - the longest single-rider water slide on the seas (MSC Preziosa)
• Kids and Family Pools
• Virtual World Games Arcade
• Mini-Bowling

Your kids are waiting for you to start booking a cruise on MSC!

A floating wonderland to explore