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About MSC Cruises

The only European-owned cruise line with a big presence in North America, MSC offers a cosmopolitan experience with passengers from all over the world, visual entertainment that avoids language barriers and one of the most active nightlives in the industry.

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MSC Orchestra

7 Night
South America Cruise

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MSC Sinfonia

8 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern Cruise

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MSC Seaside

21 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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MSC Meraviglia

7 Night
Bermuda Cruise

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AmaWaterways

2 Night
Caribbean Cruise

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11 Night
Far East Cruise

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5 Night
Far East Cruise

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14 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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22 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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7 Night
Middle East Cruise

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7 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

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4 Night
Far East Cruise

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7 Night
Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

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3 Night
Bahamas Cruise

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23 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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MSC Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on MSC cruise ships?

MSC Cruises is one of the most diverse cruise lines you can sail on with a multicultural mix of Italians, Brits, Spanish, Germans and French in the Mediterranean, with more North Americans in the Caribbean (but still lots of Italians and Spanish-speaking passengers), and a big local market in South Africa and South America.

You'll also come across all ages. The lively night scene means these ships work well for teens and younger cruisers, while the decent kids' clubs (particularly on the newer ships) and the clever arrangements of clustered family cabins mean a lot of families travel during school holidays.

Do I have to dress up on a MSC cruise?

Yes, a little. The usual dress code is informal during the day and smart-casual at night -- think nice trousers and shirt for men and nice pants/skirts with blouse or cocktail dress for women. There's usually one gala night per cruise, when black tie or dark suit and tie are encouraged for men, as is a formal dress for women. This is not enforced, but people do make an effort.

Is everything free on MSC cruises?

No, unless you're in one of the Yacht Club suites, and even then, not everything is included. MSC sells its cruises through a somewhat bewildering array of packages: Bella, Fantastica, Aurea and Yacht Club. All include your accommodation, meals in specified restaurants and big-stage entertainment, along with basic coffee and tea, and select juices at breakfast and lunch.

Beyond that, perks and inclusions vary by which package you've purchased, with Bella having no additional inclusions and Aurea featuring unlimited beverages. The Yacht Club has the most inclusions, with extra dining venues for eating, spa thermal suite passes and most beverages (plus access to a personal butler and a dedicated Yacht Club lounge and pool).

What are MSC’s most popular activities?

The action onboard an MSC ship is nonstop, with cruisers flocking to participate in pool games, sports contests, shopping promotions, trivia, karaoke and filling the nightclubs until late. On newer ships, high-tech arcade games are all the rage, including a 4D cinema, laser maze, F1 simulator and bowling.

Many MSC cruisers are also just as happy to park themselves by a pool and stay there all day, and when the ship is in port, you'll find the vast majority of cruisers off the ship on ship-sponsored or independent tours.

Why go with MSC?

  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Specializes in Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises
  • MSC Yacht Club is a luxurious ship-within-a-ship for higher-spending passengers

Best for: Vacationers looking for an action-packed, around-the-clock party, plus families with kids on a budget

Not for: Recluses looking for a small ship feel with plenty of quiet spaces, penny pinchers looking to avoid extra expenses

MSC Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Excellent wait staff

Cost Best place to hangout by day 15th fool pool.Food was ok best meal is the pizza.Read More
Rasheeda Hill

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 50s

OB - Ocean View Stateroom / Be careful

Pros; The shows were spectacular, the captain and crews were amazing, very friendly, they participated and shared with us dancing, and having great time.Just be careful when choosing ocean view and make sure that it doesn’t say “OB - Ocean View Stateroom”.Read More
AlAnacaona

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 64s

WORST CRUISE LINE EVER!

Bar service was just as bad.We had to go the lighthouse bar to at least get better service and pay for food that was much better than on the ship.Read More
Cruiser Ya Mon

many10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Seashore Experience

We have sailed on MSC ‘s Seaside, Seascape and now the Seashore.Then we sailed again on the Seascape this past April and we did notice some cutting of the corners.Read More
Bulzone

many10+ Cruises

Age 75s

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