OVERVIEWMSC Cruises

MSC Cruises are a leading cruise line in the Mediterranean, although they have a wide spectrum of itineraries available, offering sailings to over 190 destinations across 73 countries, departing all year round. With a range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, MSC are offering more choice now than ever before when it comes to destinations.

The MSC fleet comprises of 17 ships that range in size – from 1,984 passengers to 6,334 onboard MSC Grandiosa. In 2020 / 21 we will also see two new ships joining the fleet – MSC Virtuosa and MSC Seashore.

As a family- owned company, MSC understand a family holiday like no other. Each child up to the age of eighteen who shares a cabin with their parents travels free of charge. MSC provide a varied programme for families, which are tailored for separate age groups. Outside of the clubs there are plenty of family activities onboard from the aqua park and waterslides to the virtual world and 4D cinema.

Every moment on an MSC cruise is packed with an array of world class entertainment. They offer a wide variety of theatrical performances, with at least 6 different shows on offer during a 7 night cruise – including performances by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Onboard MSC Seaside you will also find the longest zip line at sea and the first interactive waterpark at sea; not to mention the Formula 1 Simulator and full-sized bowling alleys that are available on some of their ships!

Onboard you will find a range of dining options with restaurants and buffets that cater for all tastes at any time of the day. Formal dining onboard MSC is in the main restaurant, where you can experience a variety of daily menus offering a great choice of Mediterranean and international specialities. Dining with MSC is quite relaxed and they offer two dining styles: Classic, where you select a pre-set dining time for the duration of the cruise and the same table will be allocated to you each night; or you can go for My Choice, where you can dine at any time, without the guarantee of the same table and servers. If you prefer more casual dining, you can dine at any time from breakfast to late-night snacks at the buffet’s restaurants, twenty hours a day! The buffet restaurants offer an all-inclusive food service with 13 different corners and stations to explore, including a meat carvery, a dedicated kid’s corners, a take away station, a dessert corner, pasta stations and much more. Speciality dining is also available onboard.

With a wide range of cabins and suites available from Interior, Ocean View, Balcony, Suite and MSC Yacht Club Suites, there is something to suit every preference and budget.  No matter your choice of cabin, you will be guaranteed a spacious haven to return to, with excellent amenities. Selected ships also feature ZOE, the virtual personal cruise assistant which is the latest interactive feature onboard MSC. ZOE answers hundreds of questions about your cruise experience, from port information to Kid’s Clubs recommendations. ZOE can also book restaurants, shows and shore excursions for you, as well as checking your bill – unfortunately, she won’t pay it too!

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