Payment Methods

HOW CAN I PAY?

Choose your preferred payment method
Choose your preferred payment method

MSC Cruises is dedicated to bringing you the finer moments in life through travel, to savor on your own time. 


Which also means making everything else proceed as swiftly and smoothly as possible. So when it comes to payment, we do everything we can to make it simple and secure for you to pay just as you prefer, whether that’s online, on the phone or at with your local Travel Agent.

Now just take your pick.

Payment Methods

ONLINE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD

ONLINE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD

For your convenience, we accept payment for bookings, products and services using any of the following major credit cards:
Diners Club / MasterCard / American Express / Visa / Discover
Using our secure system, the invoice amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as you confirm your payment transaction.


You can relax knowing everything has been taken care of and all you have to do is count the days to your departure.

When booking your reservation, either a deposit or full payment at the time of booking is required, so please make sure you have sufficient daily spending limits so your credit card company/bank will not block your account. Call the bank ahead of time if you're making a large payment with your credit card.

3D Secure - FOR YOUR SECURITY: CODE AND PASSWORD
At MSC we take your security seriously. Our site uses two systems - Secure code by MasterCard - that provide extra protection when paying by credit card online. They both do this using a very straightforward password verification process called 3-D Secure to confirm your identity and ensure your credit card can only be used by you.

The secret password is only known to you as the credit card holder and to your credit card issuing bank, and needs to be entered in a pop-up input window from your credit card bank at the end of the payment process. This prevents your password being stolen by ‘phishing’ and means that even someone who knows your credit card number cannot make a payment in your name.

As a result, our system first asks you to enter your credit card's security code, which you will find:
For American Express cards (four digits), on the front of the card above the credit card number
For Visa, Diners Club, or MasterCard, Discover cards, (3 digits) on the signature strip on the back of the card
You will then need to enter your 3-D Secure password to complete the transaction.
The 3D Secure protocol is a fraud protection system used to ensure the security of your payments. If your bank offers this extra security measure, but your card is not yet part of this program, you can activate the service completely free of charge on your bank or credit card’s website, setting a password for your personal information.
Once activated, when you make a purchase online, you will be prompted to enter your chosen password to establish your identity as the cardholder.

To find out whether your credit card already supports 3-D Secure, please ask your credit card company.
Read more about MasterCard Secure Code

SYMANTEC™ SSL CERTIFICATES

SYMANTEC™ SSL CERTIFICATES

MSC Cruises uses security software known as Verisign Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to ensure the safety of your online transactions.
The SSL software manages safe transactions from any PC without the need for further software to protect the exchange of data.


SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to the website,allowing secure connections from a web server to a browser.
SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins.
PAYMENT THROUGH OUR CALL CENTER

PAYMENT THROUGH OUR CALL CENTER

You are welcome to pay the balance of your cruise vacation through our Call Center, providing your credit or debit card details over the phone. You can also pay the balance by check or online. You will need to pay the balance of your cruise no later than 60 days before the departure date.


All online transactions are processed using SSL security to international standards and your card details will not be stored on our system. Our sales team will email you a link to your payment form and a password.
You will need to pay within 15 minutes of them sending this email, otherwise the password will expire to ensure your security and you will need to call again for a new one.


Checks are to be sent to: 

MSC Cruises USA, Inc

PO Box 890725

Charlotte, NC 28289 

PAYMENT THROUGH YOUR TRAVEL AGENT

PAYMENT THROUGH YOUR TRAVEL AGENT

Once you have confirmed your reservation, you can pay in any of the following ways, just as you prefer: 


Credit Card: We accept payment by credit card or prepaid card on secure servers. 

Installments: MSC Cruises offers you the option of paying for your voyage over time, with final payments being due no later than 60 days prior to your departure.


If your cruise is scheduled to depart within less than 30 days of the date when you make your reservation, you will be asked to pay the total amount in full. 

Once you have paid in full and completed web check-in, you will receive your tickets in the form of e-tickets sent to the email address specified on your booking. You will generally receive your travel documents 1 week before departure, with the exception of last-minute bookings.