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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 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 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 2016-2017 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 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 March 2016 Magnifica crosses the Atlantic to Venice, so enjoy some relaxing TransAtlantic se... More »
MSC Musica 2016-2017 MSC Musica
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
Until March 2016 MSC Musica sails the Persian Gulf from Dubai, offering 7-night cruises of the United Arab Emirates and Oman. In April 2016 she sails around the Continent to Kiel Canal (Germany) and makes 7-nig... More »
MSC Opera 2016-2017 MSC Opera
Passengers:2142 | Cabin sizes:13-28m²
Until 11 April 2016 MSC Opera will homeport from Havana, for a long-awaited opening to Cuba. From Havana MSC Opera offers 7-night cruises of the Caribbean. On 12 April 2016 MSC Opera will leave Havana for a Gra... More »
MSC Orchestra 2016-2017 MSC Orchestra
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
In April 2016 MSC Orchestra departs the Caribbean for Venice (the TransAtlantic fare is very low, so visit two continents and enjoy restful sea days). Then until October 2016 she runs 7-night cruises ex Venice ... More »
MSC Poesia 2016-2017 MSC Poesia
Passengers:2550 | Cabin sizes:14-28m²
In late March 2016 MSC Poesia departs South America for Genoa. From there she runs 7-night cruises that circle the Western Mediterranean, visiting ports in Spain, Malta and Italy. In November Poesia returns to ... More »
MSC Preziosa 2016-2017 MSC Preziosa
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:16-37m²
Until November 2016 MSC Preziosa sails the Western Mediterranean, offering 7-night circuits of Italy, France, Spain, Malta and the islands of Majorca, Sardinia and Sicily. Note that Tunisia is not at present on... More »
MSC Sinfonia 2016-2017 MSC Sinfonia
Passengers:1954 | Cabin sizes:13-22m²
Until May 2016 MSC Sinfonia is based in Durban, South Africa, sailing to one port in Mozambique. These are short holiday breaks. In May take a long cruise to Venice at a very low fare, calling at seven ports in... More »
MSC Splendida 2016-2017 MSC Splendida
Passengers:3274 | Cabin sizes:15-65m²
In April 2016 MSC Spendida departs Brazil for Hamburg in Germany. Until October she sails mostly 7- and 11-night cruises around the English Channel and the UK, Iceland, and Arctic Norway as far north as Longyea... More »
MSC Cruises — Cruiseline Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 15 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

4

DEC 16

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7

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$509

$73

14

NOV 16

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11

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$879

$80

8

JAN 17

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11

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Genoa

$879

$80

20

NOV 16

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20

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Martinique

$1,669

$83

16

NOV 16

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17

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Dubai

$1,459

$86

18

MAR 17

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15

NIGHTS

Dep: Martinique


Ret: Genoa

$1,299

$87

19

NOV 16

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18

NIGHTS

Dep: Genoa


Ret: Santos (Sao Paulo)

$1,609

$89

29

NOV 16

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19

NIGHTS

Dep: Venice


Ret: Santos (Sao Paulo)

$1,699

$89

6

NOV 16

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21

NIGHTS

Dep: Venice


Ret: Buenos Aires

$1,949

$93

5

NOV 16

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7

NIGHTS

Dep: Miami


Ret: Miami

$674

$96

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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