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MSC Cruises is an Italian-Swiss company based in Geneva. The largest European and third largest cruise operator in the world (after Carnival and Royal Caribbean) offers Italian-based ambience. Itineraries include the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, NE America, Caribbean, Africa, and South America. With the world’s most modern cruise fleet, newest ships offer specialty restaurants, poolside movie screens and expansive spas. Cruises are suited to adult couples and singles, families with children, and guests who enjoy big city life, outdoor cafés, and constant activity. Children are especially catered for during meal times, as well as nanny-hours for babies and toddlers. Seven-night cruises can be linked across ships for Grand Tours of 14, 21 and 28 nights. MSC’s Yacht Club offers ‘ship-within-a-ship’ benefits. Single supplements are significantly reduced on many voyages. MSC will match your benefits from any other Cruise Line’s loyalty program.

The MSC Cruises fleet can be divided into two: the value-priced refurbished classic ships (sailing the Mediterranean and South America) with more exotic itineraries and tailored to older travellers, and its many new vessels that cater to retirees in winter and families during summer. On some itineraries children under 18 cruise free when sharing a cabin with adults. An MSC Cruise at school holiday time provides opportunities for kids to have fun while Mum and Dad relax. MSC Cruises’ “onboard sanctuary” MSC Yacht Club won praise for its cabins with a near-perfect score of 4.9 out of 5. In the Mediterranean choose at which port you wish to embark and disembark – there are 10 new flexible embarkation ports available. Purchase an ‘Allegrissimo’ package for unlimited daily drinks (including drinking water) during your cruise.

MSC Cruises 2016-2017 Ships

• MSC Armonia
• MSC Divina
• MSC Fantasia
• MSC Lirica
• MSC Magnifica
• MSC Musica
• MSC Opera
• MSC Orchestra
• MSC Poesia
• MSC Preziosa
• MSC Sinfonia
• MSC Splendida

MSC Armonia 2016-2017 MSC Armonia
Passengers:1952 | Cabin sizes:13-22m²
MSC Armonia sails in the Western Mediterranean between April and October. Itineraries range from 3 to 7 nights, and guests may embark at most anywhere on the circuit that includes ports in Malta, Italy, France ... More »
MSC Divina 2016-2017 MSC Divina
Passengers:3502 | Cabin sizes:16-37m²
From late 2015 MSC Divina cruises year round in the Caribbean out of Miami. She offers 4- to 11-night cruises to all regions of the Caribbean, with stops in St Maarten, Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico,... More »
MSC Fantasia 2016-2017 MSC Fantasia
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:15-65m²
MSC Fantasia sails out of Genoa and other major ports in the Mediterranean, offering 7- and 11-night itineraries. Sail east to the Adriatic sea ports, Greek islands, Athens, and Israel. [Note that Egypt has bee... More »
MSC Lirica 2016-2017 MSC Lirica
Passengers:2108 | Cabin sizes:13-28m²
Following a major refit and expansion in November 2015, MSC Lirica will be based in Rio de Janeiro, making 3- to 8-night cruises along the coast of Brazil and visit ports in Uruguay and Argentina. In March 2016... More »
MSC Magnifica 2016-2017 MSC Magnifica
Passengers:2518 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
NOTE from MSC, 30 Jan 2016: All itineraries will omit Istanbul until further notice, so check for new itineraries. In early 2016 MSC Magnifica is in South America sailing out of Santos (Brazil). Cruises sail s... More »
MSC Musica 2016-2017 MSC Musica
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until November 2015 MSC Musica is based in Venice the Eastern Mediterranean, and offers 7-night cruises of the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Greece. Ports include iconic Santorini, and Athens. The cities visit... More »
MSC Opera 2016-2017 MSC Opera
Passengers:2142 | Cabin sizes:13-28m²
Until October 2015 MSC Opera sails the Mediterranean out of Venice. Note that Ukraine and Egypt ports have been replaced by the Greek islands of Rhodes and Crete. By November cruises focus on the Western Medite... More »
MSC Orchestra 2016-2017 MSC Orchestra
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until early September 2015 MSC Orchestra offers three 7-night cruises, sailing from Germany. The cruise of the Baltic visits capital cities and St Petersburg (though not overnight). The fjords cruise visits sce... More »
MSC Poesia 2016-2017 MSC Poesia
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until November 2015 MSC Poesia sails from Venice for 7-night cruises to Istanbul and Izmir in Turkey, and three scenic ports in the Adriatic. From December 2015 to March 2016 MSC Poesia is based in Buenos Aires... More »
MSC Preziosa 2016-2017 MSC Preziosa
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:16-37m²
All year MSC Preziosa is based at Genoa, and sails the Western Mediterranean, offering 7-night circuits of Italy, France, Spain and the islands of Majorca, Sardinia and Sicily. [Note that Tunisia is not at pres... More »
MSC Sinfonia 2016-2017 MSC Sinfonia
Passengers:1954 | Cabin sizes:13-22m²
Until August 2015 MSC Sinfonia is based in Copenhagen, sailing the Baltic Sea and the sub-Arctic fjords of Norway over 7 nights. In late October 2015 she begins a 42-night Grand Tour of 15 countries of the Medi... More »
MSC Splendida 2016-2017 MSC Splendida
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:15-65m²
Until September MSC Splendida sails from Hamburg – hence many German guests – offering a wonderful variety of destinations: around the UK, Iceland, and the far north Arctic islands. These are longer cruises of ... More »
MSC Cruises — Cruiseline Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.

Top 10 Daily Deals for MSC Cruises

Listed below (in descending order) are the 10 lowest daily rates found from our exclusive searches of EVERY cabin on EVERY ship on EVERY future cruise by this cruiseline. Results are updated here whenever changes are found, but this varies considerably with different cruiselines. If you want the cheapest cruise on this ship, this is where you will find it every time so check back often!

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day

20

FEB 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

11

NIGHTS

Dep: Rome (Civitavecchia)


Ret: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$729

$66

21

FEB 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

11

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$729

$66

6

MAR 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$509

$73

26

FEB 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Barcelona


Ret: Barcelona

$509

$73

5

MAR 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Marseille


Ret: Marseille

$509

$73

4

DEC 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$509

$73

14

NOV 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

11

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$879

$80

25

NOV 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

11

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$879

$80

20

NOV 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

20

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Martinique

$1,669

$83

16

NOV 16

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

17

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Dubai

$1,459

$86

MSC Cruises 2016-2017

MSC Cruises facts

Avg star rating: 4 stars
Avg ship capacity: 2637
Avg passenger/space ratio: 37
Avg crew/passenger ratio: 2.09

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Captain's welcome cocktail party and Gala Evening
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Under 18s sharing cabin with parents travel free (pay port dues)
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Butler & valet services (select cabins)
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Drinks, including water at restaurants
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Special dietary needs (pre-request, pay)
  • Golf simulator, 4D Cinema, F1 simulator, bowling, video games
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • UNICEF donation to children €1 or USD1.50 pp donation, optional
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge (can be pre-paid; adjust with Guest Relations Manager) Embarking Europe, Antilles, Red Sea - € 6/7 pp/night, 14-17y 50%, under 14y free. Embarking outside Europe - USD 6/9/12 pp/night, 3-17y 50%, under 3y free.
  • Service charge: food, drink, services not in fare 15%
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Laundry, ironing, dry cleaning
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges

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