FAMILY CRUISES

Family Cruises

Cruises for Families and Kids
Cruises for Families and Kids

Designed for families and kids, MSC Cruises offers activities and entertainment for everyone. As a company that knows how to create the best cruises for kids, we continue to deliver on that reputation by paying extra attention to the needs of children, tweens, teens and their parents.


• 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 Cruises. 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 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!


Browse below for more specific information and enjoy an incredible family cruise vacations.

Family Cruises

Family Excursions

Family Excursions

Guided by talented, qualified local guides in constant contact with the ship, they are your passport to new cultures, historic monuments, natural beauty and more. Thanks to our Family Explorer Club and Family Fun excursions, you can discover each destination with your children at a rhythm that suits families.
Family Dining

Family Dining

On an MSC Cruise, you and your children can enjoy a culinary voyage of discovery. An array of international dishes and ethnic specialties will delight the whole family with flavors from around the globe.
  • For ever-changing menus of high-quality international cuisine, including signature dishes from award-winning chefs, look no further than the main restaurants onboard our ships. If you prefer a casual meal, the buffet is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.
  • If your kids want to eat with their new friends, our youth staff are happy to look after them. When they’re exhausted after a fun-packed day, you can choose to have a meal delivered to your stateroom.
Click here to learn more about our children's menu.
  
Meals in the main restaurants and buffet are included in the cruise fare.
Kids Clubs & Family Activities

Kids Clubs & Family Activities

There's always so much to do onboard that your kids will never get bored. An MSC cruise is an experience for the whole family to enjoy together in the safe, fun environment of our cruise ships.
  • On an MSC cruise, you'll find a wide range of activities both in our dedicated Kids Clubs and on our ships, from sports tournaments and quizzes to the special Doremi family disco.
  • You can take the kids to a Broadway-style theater show or choose among two exclusive and original Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows per ship*
  • 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
  • Some ships offer the extra adrenaline rush of sliding down a zip-line, driving a full-size Formula 1 simulator or enjoying a fully immersive VR experience, not to mention the multi-sensory experience of interactive XD cinema and the amazing Video games room.
  • From the joys of relaxing in a pool or splashing around in an aqua park to the thrill of riding a swirling waterslide, family fun in the sun is never far away.

*Available onboard of MSC Meraviglia,  MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa. 
**Available on all MSC ships.
Babies & Toddlers Services

Babies & Toddlers Services

  • Baby Clubs - along with activities that the whole family can enjoy together, we have a Baby Club onboard all our ships with dedicated activities and facilities.
  • MSC Baby Care Service - MSC has thought about parents too by offering the opportunity to drop your child off at the Mini Club where they will be looked after by qualified and dedicated staff who will let them play.
  • MSC and Chicco - on our cruise ships you’ll find the most modern, fun and educational toys, chosen for you by the Osservatorio Chicco, Baby Research Center.
  • Medical Center - every ship in the MSC Cruises fleet has a well-equipped modern Medical Center on board. The Medical Center is staffed by fully-qualified personnel and benefits from 24/7 specialist pediatric telemedicine support. Over-the-counter medicines can be purchased on board.
  • 24 hours Room Service - all our restaurants and 24-hour Stateroom Service are ready and happy to help, ensuring you can feed your baby swiftly on demand, for their and your own comfort.
  • Baby Laundry Service - 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/85°F. We’ll collect your children’s items from your stateroom and deliver them to you the following day clean, safe and sterilized: ideal for protecting their skin. You’ll find full details in your stateroom, along with a biodegradable paper laundry bag and a service coupon to fill in.
Family Staterooms

Family Staterooms

An MSC cruise offers everyone the space they desire so, as a family, you can choose to sleep all together or give them some space with an interconnecting stateroom of their own. Whatever your preferences, we have the perfect staterooms for you.
Time for Yourself

Time for Yourself

While your kids are having the time of their lives, safe in the protective world of MSC Cruises, you are free to enjoy all of those things you never quite have time for back home. So wind down, lie back, chill out or dress up, and make the most of every marvelous moment.

  • Choose your Entertainment option: shop, sip a cocktail or spend a glamorous evening at the onboard casino.
  • Relax with a sensual massage in the authentic Balinese MSC Aurea Spa or work out in the gym. 
  • Savor a romantic dinner for two while enjoying the sea views.
  • Discover the beautiful MSC Cruises’ destinations with a dedicated excursion.
LEGO Experience

LEGO Experience

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. Thanks to this special activity your kids can spend hours building and creating whatever they want!

Kids Clubs

Baby Club

Baby Club

Our partnership with leading baby care brand Chicco provides a dedicated play area with facilities for babies and toddlers under 3 years old. You can leave your toddlers with our MSC Babycare staff, or stay with them and enjoy the special Chicco toys and games. They'll love our music and rhythm activities, designed to awaken their curiosity.
Mini Club

Mini Club

Junior Club

Junior Club

The Junior Club inspires connection and cooperation among 7 to 11-year-olds, through a wide variety of activities. Highlights range from Masterchef at Sea Juniors and Dorebro Sports competitions to our Fire & Ice live video game. Do you like acting, dancing or singing? Enjoy the thrill of filming with the Kelly & Kloe On Board Green Screen Experience!
Young Club

Young Club

With the Young Club, kids from 12 to 14 years old can dive into a world of discovery, involvement and interaction. Each day holds the promise of new experiences, with a dedicated program of sports tournaments, hi-tech games and lots of other fun activities. And of course, every day also brings opportunities to make new friends.
Teen Club

Teen Club

Teenagers aged 15 to 17 years old can look forward to having the time of their lives on board. Teen Club activities range from sports and competitions, dance contests and social network games to Wii, Xbox and PS4 tournaments.
  • For the kind of adrenaline rush kids and teenagers love, we give them the chance to pilot a fast-flying drone with our Drone 

Kelly & Kloe On Board

A NEW MSC ONBOARD EXPERIENCE AND WEB SERIES

Live the cruise experience before you board! Watch the web series Cabin 12006, created with Viacom, on the MSC Cruises official YouTube channel. Follow teenager Markus on his first cruise as his holiday turns into an unexpected adventure. MSC Bellissima’s "Cabin 12006" is full of unanswered questions and many surprises, and it’s down to Markus and his friend Lucas to solve the mystery with the help of virtual personal cruise assistant ZOE.

Kelly & Kloe Onboard is a web series that follows the story of two young girls – Kelly and Kloe – who spend time onboard an MSC Cruises ship alongside their father - the Master. Kids will be able to learn the theme song and dance routine from the web series, take part in a selfie contest dressed up as characters from the story as well as have the chance to get creative by writing their very own episode to of the adventure story.

A NEW MSC ONBOARD EXPERIENCE AND WEB SERIES

Awards

Cruising with MSC as a Family

Thanks to our 300 years at sea, we know the treasures of the world. And we love exploring them with you.
As the largest cruise line in Europe, we take parents and children to over 200 exciting destinations around the world, including our exclusive private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, located in The Bahamas. 

That's why we won "Best Cruise Line for Families" in the Cruise Critic UK Editors' Picks 2019 and "Best Family Cruise Line" at the Wave Awards 2018.

Cruising with MSC as a Family