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Ships visiting Australia + S-E Asia: Orchestra in early 2015

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 12 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. Internet access was upgraded in mid-2016 for faster web access. 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 2017-2018-2019 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 2017-2018 MSC Armonia
Passengers:1952 | Cabin sizes:13-22m²
MSC Armonia sails in the Western Mediterranean between April and October. Itineraries are mostly 7 nights, and guests may embark at most anywhere on the circuit that includes ports in Malta, Italy, France and M... More »
MSC Divina 2017-2018 MSC Divina
Passengers:3502 | Cabin sizes:16-37m²
MSC Divina cruises year round in the Caribbean out of Miami. She offers mostly 7-night cruises to all regions of the Caribbean, with stops in St Maarten, Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico, the Cayman Isl... More »
MSC Fantasia 2017-2018 MSC Fantasia
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:15-65m²
Until November 2016 MSC Fantasia runs 7-night cruises in a circuit of the Western Mediterranean, calling at Cannes, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Ajaccio, Naples and La Spezia. Then until March 2018 Fantasia is... More »
MSC Lirica 2017-2018 MSC Lirica
Passengers:2108 | Cabin sizes:13-28m²
Currently, MSC Lirica is on private charter. A major refit and lengthening of the ship in November 2015 added additional balcony cabins, public areas, restaurants, and kids’ areas. ... More »
MSC Magnifica 2017-2018 MSC Magnifica
Passengers:2518 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until April 2017 MSC Magnifica is in the Mediterranean, and depending on the season 7- to 11-night cruises call at ports from Cyprus and Greece in the east, to Morocco and the Canary Islands in the west. From M... More »
MSC Musica 2017-2018 MSC Musica
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until October 2016 MSC Musica is in Northern Europe sailing from Kiel (Germany) offering 7-night tours of the Baltic and southern Norway, moving to the Mediterranean as the weather warms. In November 2016 she c... More »
MSC Opera 2017-2018 MSC Opera
Passengers:2150 | Cabin sizes:13-28m²
Until October 2016 Opera sails the Baltic and southern Norway, and the Mediterranean as the days warm. She then crosses the Atlantic to Havana, Cuba. From there 7-night cruises visit Jamaica, the Cayman Islands... More »
MSC Orchestra 2017-2018 MSC Orchestra
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until October 2016 MSC Orchestra runs 7-night cruises out of Venice around the Adriatic Sea and Greek islands. In November cross the Atlantic to magnificent Buenos Aires (with maybe a side trip to Iguazu Falls)... More »
MSC Poesia 2017-2018 MSC Poesia
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until mid-November 2016 MSC Poesia offers 7-night circles of the Western Mediterranean. Note that Malta replaces Tunisia now. Then MSC Poesia returns to the Caribbean, sailing out of the French ports of Martini... More »
MSC Preziosa 2017-2018 MSC Preziosa
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:16-37m²
Until November 2016 MSC Preziosa sails the Western Mediterranean, offering 7-night circuits around Italy, France, Spain, Malta and the islands of Majorca, Sardinia and Sicily. Note that Malta replaces Tunisia i... More »
MSC Sinfonia 2017-2018 MSC Sinfonia
Passengers:1960 | Cabin sizes:13-22m²
MSC Sinfonia sails from Venice around the Adriatic Sea until departing for South Africa in October 2016. The 24-night cruise to Durban takes you through the Red Sea (visit Petra!), the Seychelles, Mauritius, an... More »
MSC Splendida 2017-2018 MSC Splendida
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:15-65m²
MSC Splendida cruises the Continental coast until mid-October 2016 when she returns to Genoa to run some 9-night circles of the Western Mediterranean to France, Spain and Morocco; then mostly 7-night cruises of... More »
MSC Cruises — Cruiseline Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 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

28

OCT 17

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Miami


Ret: Miami

$467

$67

26

MAR 18

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

2

NIGHTS

Dep: Valencia


Ret: Genoa

$159

$80

19

JAN 18

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

11

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$929

$84

7

DEC 17

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

10

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$849

$85

6

JAN 18

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Dubai


Ret: Dubai

$599

$86

7

JAN 18

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Abu Dhabi


Ret: Abu Dhabi

$599

$86

18

NOV 17

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

7

NIGHTS

Dep: Miami


Ret: Miami

$621

$89

1

NOV 17

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

18

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Santos (Sao Paulo)

$1,659

$92

4

NOV 17

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

4

NIGHTS

Dep: Venice


Ret: Buenos Aires

$374

$94

6

DEC 17

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

18

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Abu Dhabi

$1,699

$94

MSC Cruises 2017-2018

MSC Cruises facts

Avg star rating: 4 stars
Avg ship capacity: 2638
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
  • Special dietary needs (pre-request, pay)
  • Captain's welcome cocktail party and Gala Evening
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • U 12s sharing cabin w/ 2 adults: ask about free travel (pay port dues)
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & multi-lingual staff
  • Butler & valet services (selected cabins)
  • Shuttle transfers to city/town centre

What's excluded? ▼

  • Ask early if drink, food, facilities or activities incur a fee
  • Check your cabin is not obstructed when booking
  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Drinks, including water in restaurants
  • Golf simulator, 4D cinema, F1 simulator, bowling, video games
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry, ironing, dry cleaning
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • UNICEF donation to children Euro1/USD1.50pp. See Purser to opt out.
  • Service charge: Up to €10/USD12.50/AUD18 (12 & over) daily, child over 1 pay half. Ask about pre-payment.
  • Service charge: water, bar and restaurant 15%

Happy Customers

I recommended two other couples book with Clean Cruising after I had booked. My score reflects that there is always room for improvement!"

Reviewer: Harold C, NSW
Date: 6 June 2016
Rating: 8

Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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