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Everything you need to know about cruising
Everything you need to know about cruising

You’ve never been on a cruise before but the idea inspires you. Still, you’re not totally sure what to expect or how to choose. MSC Cruises has all of the information you need so you can start planning your cruise.


MSC offers all the quality and comfort of a 5-star hotel, and much more, offering great cruise deals.
Here are just some of the highlights that set MSC Cruises apart:


• Elegant, modern cruise ships with comfortable, well-equipped staterooms
• Expertise and experience on the sea: discover the world with the Masters of the Sea
• Wide choice of restaurants serving high-quality cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients, as well as partnerships with market leaders like Eataly
• Broadway-style entertainment in stylish theaters seating up to 1,600 people
• Friendly, well-trained personnel dedicated to providing the highest levels of service
• A special focus on families, with family staterooms, kids’ entertainment programs, and kids under 12 cruising for free when sharing a stateroom with two adults (only taxes and port dues, flights and transfers (where applicable applies) * 
• Lavish onboard spa offering a wide variety of relaxation and treatments 


NOTE:

*Children 12 and under sail free when sailing as 3rd/4th guest and with two full-fare paying adults. *Beginning Summer 2016 kids 11 and under sail free. Only taxes and port charges due, flights and transfers (where applicable applies). This offer is subject to availability and may change according to the season and must be confirmed at the same time of booking.

Reasons to cruise

  • Unpack once and visit multiple destinations in one vacation

    Unpack once and visit multiple destinations in one vacation

    See your dream destinations all in one amazing itinerary. You have the world at your hands when you only have to unpack once and settle into your luxury suite and wake up in a different city almost every day. MSC Cruises sails to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America and more all in an amazing stateroom or suite.


     

    Cruise ships are a floating city

    Cruise ships are a floating city

    Our ultramodern cruise ships are much more than floating resorts, they’re like floating cities on the sea and you live in the center of town, with every attraction just a short stroll away. Experience upscale boutiques and shopping, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, the only Balinese spa at sea, 20 hours of activities and entertainment daily and so much more. 

    Activities and Entertainment beyond your expectations

    Activities and Entertainment beyond your expectations

    You'll find a whole world to explore on the MSC Cruises’ ships. From sports facilities, spa treatments, poolside films, spectacular live shows, disco dancing, video gaming, a 4D cinema, F1 simulator, arts & crafts workshops, dancing lessons and yoga to Mediterranean gourmet dining and specialty restaurants serving the finest of the world’s cuisine. 

    You relax and let us take care of everything else

    You relax and let us take care of everything else

    Leave the vacation hassles behind you when you choose MSC Cruises. We take care of everything for you, making your vacation a real pleasure without any stress. You choose your ship, itinerary and stateroom and and enhancements you'd like to add such as drink packages, shore excursions and more. We take care of the rest!
    Explore exotic destinations and historical cities

    Explore exotic destinations and historical cities

    An MSC cruise vacation has everything to offer you and your friends and family. We want you to experience and explore the world's most exotic destinations and enjoy the history and culture. Our expert shore excursion staff will help you choose the best excursion for you. Whatever you choose, you can explore every destination as you wish.
  • Uniquely romantic

    Uniquely romantic

    No vacation brings you romantic, intimate moments together like an MSC cruise. From breakfast in bed and romantic gourmet dinners to dreamy couples massages, sunbathing in quiet niche areas, then indulging in champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries in the cozy privacy of your suite. Let MSC Cruises be your choice for your romantic couples getaway.

    A family vacation like no other

    A family vacation like no other

    MSC Cruises' ships offer something for everyone, and KIDS SAIL FREE on select sailings, so bring the whole family! Our award-winning kids program offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment. From MSC Baby Time for parents and babies to teens, your children will have the best memories in our Kids Program

    Bring the entire group

    Bring the entire group

    An MSC cruise is perfect for getting away as a group to explore the world. Whether you come from the same city, went to the same school or met on an Internet site devoted to the same hobby. And of course a cruise is also the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded souls from all over the world. Book your next group vacation with MSC Cruises.

A cruise vacation for everyone

MSC Cruises has it all for families, couples, singles and more

Cruising today is the first choice for people who want to explore and visit multiple cities in one vacation and learn the history and cultural of the world. Cruise vacations are for those people who want to have no hassles of traveling, unpacking and packing, renting a car, hotel bookings and searching the area for local restaurants and entertainment. 

MSC Cruises has it all for families, couples, singles and more

How to choose your cruise

Find your perfect cruise

Find your perfect cruise

It's easy to find the cruise vacation of your dreams. We offer cruises throughout the world giving you the chance to explore your favorite destinations.
Choose from your favorite departure port, departure date, destination or ship and we will take you on a journey of a lifetime. 

A day on board

Enjoy each day exactly as you want

Your days aboard can be as relaxed or as spontaneous as you like. Some people like to lounge around, and have breakfast in bed and let the day unfold to the rhythms of the sun and sea, lounging by the pool or reading in the shade of a secluded deck.

Others plan their day in advance and rise early in the morning to take advantage of the many scheduled activities and rich facilities on board. 

Enjoy each day exactly as you want

Start the day right

Breakfast is served from 7am – 10am, or you can call room service for continental breakfast in your stateroom.
Start the day right

See the sights you want

Our expert-designed excursions ensure you can make the most of your cruise vacation. Join us in full-day tours, half-day excursions or short tours to discover art and architecture, archaeology and adventure, shopping or sightseeing. What’s more, we offer a tremendous array of adventure activities as well, including diving, snorkeling, 4x4 safaris, desert treks, glacier hikes and camel rides. You can also visit artist’s studios and botanical gardens, museums and galleries, local villages and global landmarks. Every visit to a port of call will be an unforgettable journey of discovery.
See the sights you want

Morning activities

Each of our designer ships offers a vast array of facilities, allowing you to match your mood every morning as you ease into the day. Bask on the tranquil sun decks or take a dive in one of the pools (adults-only and kids-only available), opt for a game of mini-bowling or a full workout in the gym, a leisurely round of mini-golf or high-octane fun in the games arcade and 4D cinema. Browse in the library or online in the Internet café

Morning activities

Midday dining

Lunch is served in four different onboard restaurants (dining times vary on ship and geographical location).  Treat your taste buds to freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine or the authentic delicacies from around the world served in our specialty restaurants. Enjoy our amazing cuisine on each of ships.
Midday dining

Afternoon activities

Stroll the decks after lunch or treat yourself to a gift in one of our upscale boutiques. Or plan your day full of activity with a game of tennis or badminton. Get creative with an arts & crafts class or give your body the care it deserves in the MSC Aurea Spa. Try your luck in the casino or just relax over coffee or tea in one of the many cafés on board, watching the world go by and catching up with new friends.
Afternoon activities

Children and Teenagers

Our Kids’ and Teens’ Clubs give younger travelers every bit as much fun as the adults with their own special activities, dedicated facilities and innovative services such as Fun Time Dinners and Kids Around the Clock that keep the whole family smiling. Find out more.
Children and Teenagers

Evening dining

As day fades into night, explore the freshly-cooked creations of master chefs in a world tour of gourmet dining, from Mediterranean fusion cuisine to Asian delights, French bistro gastronomy, authentic Neapolitan pizzas, spicy all-time Tex-Mex favorites and more (restaurants vary by ship). 
Whether you dine early to catch a show or linger ‘til late feasting with friends, you’ll find every meal an occasion to remember.
Evening dining

Into the night

Evenings take you into the world of art and entertainment - cabaret and dance, theater, music and spectacular shows. Dance the night away in our glamorous lounges or join the crowd on the disco dance floor. Big on fun and open late, you’ll be greeting tomorrow before you know it.
Into the night

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