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MSC Cruises
Fleet Count
18
No. of ships
Ports Visited
254
No. of ports visited
Cruises from $34 per day
$34
From Price per day

MSC Cruises

3.9
(from 91 verified customers)

MSC Cruises is based out of Italy, and cruising with them is the difference between seeing a destination and experiencing it. They provide you with authentic European service, food and style. MSC moved from a shipping company into a cruise line in 1989 and has built itself up to be the world's largest privately held cruise company. With 17 ships sailing across the globe each year, MSC takes their passengers up close and personal to the world's natural and man-made wonders. MSC is more than a cruise line, it’s an experience.

MSC is the world's largest privately held shipping company, and with 17 ships they accommodate almost 2 million passengers each year. Guests are attracted to MSC for their authentic European style, the attention to detail when exploring local cultures and their ability to tailor make the cruise experience suit their needs. No other company will give you the same level of flexibility as MSC. They split each standard of cabin up further into Bella and Fantastica classes, please chat to your consultant about how you can get the best value out of your fare.

Solo passengers will be hard pressed to find a better choice than MSC, with some of the most generous and flexible rates for singles available. Unlike other cruise lines, MSC solo cabins don’t compromise on size. Whether you're wanting to meet new people, enjoy an authentic family vacation or looking to get away with that special someone, MSC has something for you.

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    • Bella - Starting-price inclusions.
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MSC Fleet

MSC Virtuosa

Meraviglia Plus-class ship launched 2020

MSC Bellissima

Meraviglia-class ship launched 2019

MSC Grandiosa

Meraviglia Plus-class ship launched 2019

MSC Seaview

Seaside-class ship launched 2018

MSC Meraviglia

Meraviglia-class ship launched 2017

MSC Seaside

Seaside-class ship launched 2017

MSC Preziosa

Fantasia-class ship launched 2013

MSC Divina

Fantasia-class ship launched 2012

MSC Magnifica

Musica-class ship launched 2010

MSC Splendida

Fantasia-class ship launched 2009

MSC Poesia

Musica-class ship launched 2008

MSC Fantasia

Fantasia-class ship launched 2008

MSC Orchestra

Musica-class ship launched 2007

MSC Musica

Musica-class ship launched 2006

MSC Opera

Lirica-class ship launched 2004

MSC Lirica

Lirica-class ship launched 2003

MSC Sinfonia

Lirica-class ship launched 2002

MSC Armonia

Lirica-class ship launched 2001

Why Choose Clean Cruising

Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining with MSC Cruises

    Like with any other Italian company, dining is an experience that is as important as any other. Food is a celebration in the Italian culture, and this dedication and passion is evident at every meal. The main dining or buffet restaurants will allow you to experience traditional Mediterranean delicacies alongside international flavours. Eating at either of these options is included in your fare.

    If you are the kind of person that appreciates that little something extra, the MSC specialty restaurants are a must. With their wide array of ships, each will have something a little bit different on offer. From dinner with a stage performance, to an experience where dinner is the show, specialty dining on MSC is a unique and beautiful memory. By pre-purchasing specialty dining packages, you can save up to 35% on your total bill. Talk to your consultant about which restaurants and experiences are available on your cruise.

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  • Bars

    Bars with MSC Cruises

    Learn to understand the importance of a good wine, savour innovative cocktails, or just enjoy the feeling of an ice-cold beer on a hot Mediterranean day. If you’re feeling stressed, enjoy champagne and a massage at the spa bar. Feeling adventurous? Wonder into the Alchemy bar to experience tastes you didn’t know possible.

    If you want that authentic Italian feel, the martini bar has you covered. MSC has a bar or lounge to suit everyone’s mood, all you need to do is open the right door. MSC offers different beverage packages depending on what is important to you. Some guests may only be interested in a glass of wine here and there while others prefer top-shelf whiskeys. You can choose to purchase a beverage package or add your drinks to your cruise card to be settled at the end of your trip.

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  • Entertainment

    Entertainment with MSC Cruises

    MSC shows off their Italian heritage by ensuring everything is bigger and better onboard her ships. With Super-Amusement Parks and sports centres for the younger guests and Karaoke, comedy clubs, world-class stage shows and innovative venues for the adults, boredom is a foreign concept. Families, couples and solos are catered for onboard with specially designed entertainment venues. Guests onboard Meraviglia have the opportunity to bask in the wonder that is Cirque Du Soleil at Sea, the unchallenged world leader in acrobatic entertainment.

    Get the heart racing with one of Italy’s most important traditions at the F1 simulation track or cool off in the Polar Aquatic Park. Chill out in the TV Studio & Bar or work up a sweat in the indoor sports complex. No matter what you choose to do with your days, MSC is there to accommodate you.

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  • Activities

    Activities with MSC Cruises

    Enjoy an extensive list of both inside and outside activities to keep even the most restless of legs entertained. Choose from activities that encourage healthy competition in your family, others that are designed to relax you, or simply allow you to experience the cultures you're visiting. Watch the Ship’s chefs at work or learn the difference between a Merlot and Pinot Noir. Challenge your friends to a bowling match or put your feet up and enjoy a movie on the big screen.

    MSC celebrates the difference between seeing a country and experiencing it. Your onboard experience will be tailored to your destination. Your entertainment options will incorporate local customs, and activities will focus on the country you came to be a part of. MSC does cruising differently.

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  • Health & Fitness

    Health & Fitness with MSC Cruises

    Staying fit couldn’t be easier with MSC. With world-class facilities and professionally trained staff, your work out is automatically elevated. Specialised classes allow for you to get your heart rate up while also stepping outside of your comfort zone or enjoying the tried and true methods. The sports complex on board allows you to work up a sweat without the feeling of running nowhere on the treadmill.

    Work out your way on MSC. Relaxation and rejuvenation are an essential pastime on an MSC cruise. With Massage therapy, thermal suites, beauty parlors and even anti-aging treatments, MSC holds their spa treatments up high with pride. Lose track of time and forget your worries with the horizon in the distance and a glass of wine in your hand. If the spa is an essential for you, ask your consultant about upgrading to a spa cabin on your cruise.

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  • Kids

    Kids with MSC Cruises

    MSC has designed their cruises around families spending quality time together as well as being able to enjoy those precious moments apart. Get the kids excited about their upcoming holiday by building your own Lego MSC ship, ask your consultant for the instruction manual. Dining, excursion and on board activities have been designed for families. MSC understands that families need something different, they need more space, more time and more patience.

    MSC has kids clubs available for children aged 6 months to 17 years with each age group catered for. The professionally trained staff understand that the younger kids need constant stimulus and supervision whereas the young adults need the space to be their own person while meeting new people. MSC has proven that they are the best family cruise line, having won the award in 2018 and 2019.

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  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • All main meals on-board
    • Butler & valet services (select cabins)
    • Captain's welcome cocktail party and Gala Evening
    • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • In-cabin continental breakfast for higher classes
    • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
    • Service charge: Up to €0/USD12.50/AUD18 (12 & over) daily, child over 1 pay half. Ask about pre-payment.
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
    • Under 12s sharing cabin w/ 2 adults: ask about free travel (pay port dues)
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Covid Safety

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for MSC Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Customer cruise line ratings

MSC Cruises average of 3.9 stars based on 91 guest reviews

  • Overall
    3.9
  • Cabin
    4.4
  • Dining
    3.7
  • Entertainment
    3.5
  • Service
    4.3

MSC Visited Ports

Highlights

  • 2 Royal Suites from approximately 560 sq.ft. (including a balcony of 172 sq.ft.).

  • A new shopping area named WALK THROUGH SHOPS will be opened on deck 6.

  • A vast array of professional massage and wellness treatments await in the exotic MSC Aurea Spa where it brings the sensuous Zen and relaxation of Bali to you.

MSC Cruises Fleet Location

MSC Cruises Faqs

  • Are gratuities included?

    Gratuities can be purchased prior to sailing or charged to your cruise card each day. Rates for gratuities are dependent on ships and cruise location so be sure to check with your consultant for these rates.

  • Are there theme nights expected on board?

    There are a variety of different theme nights which will be announced on board. Be sure to pack for gala nights, your chance to properly dress up.

  • Can I bring alcohol?

    Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board.

  • Can I bring any electrical items such as an Iron, hairdryer or powerboard?

    Irons and other heating equipment are not permitted, neither are powerboards. Hairdryers and other such equipment are subject to safety checks at boarding.

  • Can I bring bottled water or other non alcoholic drinks?

    Guests are not permitted to bring non-alcoholic beverages on board.

  • Can I bring medical equipment on board?

    In most cases yes, to ensure your equipment can be used on board please speak with your consultant to arrange this.

  • Can I use my mobile while away?

    Mobile reception is available via international roaming, this needs to be set up with your phone provider. Your provider will advise the charge rates.

  • How do I pay on board?

    You can pay in cash or card on board. To use cash please see the pursers desk once on board. Alternatively your credit/debit card can be set up at check. You can also swap between cash and card if necessary. There are ATMs available on board that will dispense the ship's currency.

  • How much luggage can I take?

    Each guest is permitted to bring 2x23kg bags.

  • I have dietary restrictions, can I be accommodated?

    Yes. MSC can cater to most dietary needs, just let your consultant know and they can pass this information on.

  • Is there a dress code on board?

    Casual to smart casual is generally accepted onboard with the exception being Gala nights, these nights you are encouraged to dress up, ball gowns and tuxedos will be spotted.

  • Is there a fridge in my room?

    Yes, staterooms are equipped with small fridges.

  • Is there a kettle in my stateroom?

    No, if you would like tea or coffee for your room, your cabin steward can organise this or call through to room service.

  • What is the currency on board?

    You will always be billed in EURO

  • What type of power points are on board?

    Electricity on board all ships is supplied at a voltage of 110/220 V in the cabin. Guests may request electrical outlet adapters from the Information Office.

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