Over the centuries, the Aponte family have remained dedicated to navigating the oceans and in 1970 founded the Mediterranean Shipping Company, which is now the 2nd largest container carrier in the world. Having such a strong heritage in seafaring, MSC Cruises launched in 1988 and has become one of the fastest growing cruise companies in the world, with a fleet of 17 ships.
MSC Cruises translates its passion for the sea into a commitment to excellence in hospitality, professionalism, dedication and mastery of every single detail to ensure the complete happiness and satisfaction of each and every guest.
MSC currently cover more than 1,000 routes around the world and can boast an impressive past passenger list of more than 11 million travelers.
With a wide range of effortlessly modern and luxurious ships, superior service and more balcony cabins than any other cruise line in the world, MSC provide an unforgettable cruising experience.
Each ship offers a variety of different suites some with a balcony and some with a panoramic sealed window. They all have a double bed which can be converted into two single-beds (on request) and a bathroom with bathtub or shower.
Balcony cabins have some features of Suite cabins but in a smaller space. All cabins will have a private balcony and double bed.
Oceanview cabins offer a brilliant view of your surroundings as you enjoy the privacy of your accommodation. All cabins come with a double bed and bathroom with a shower.
Capable of accommodating up to 10 people in comfort, these cabins usually comprise of two or more connecting cabins each with its own bathroom. (Please ask our reservations team about family cabins if interested).
The basic inside cabin with a double bed (can be converted to two singles upon request) and no outside view.
A straightforward choice of accommodation for the solo traveller. Each studio includes a single bed which can be converted into a sofa during the day and a bathroom with a shower.
MSC offer a stunning array of features on their ships, though each ship will have their own unique features and facilities the level of quality is consistent throughout the fleet.
Here are a few highlights across the MSC fleet:
Plus much more.
Dining aboard MSC ships is simple but elegant:
Classic is the traditional two sittings dining style that offers guests a pre-set dining time for the duration of the cruise, as well as, the same table assignment each evening at the same restaurant.
Flexi is the new dining style available on the MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview. Flexi lets guests enjoy dinner at their preferred time slot every day. Guests can choose a time slot for their evening meal in one of the main restaurants and can change their choice every day, thus fitting dinner around their daily schedule and making the most out of their holiday.
My Choice is a free time dining style. Guests can dine any time they want during opening hours of the main restaurants.
MSC also offers a range of dining and snack options outside of their main restaurants such as the MSC Yacht Club, Top Sail Lounge and The One Pool sundeck.
MSC provide internationally renowned performances aboard their ships with a massive Metropolitan Theatre at the centre of the action.
Other standout features for on-board entertainment include:
Kids travel free with MSC! Each child up to the age of twelve who shares a cabin with their parents travels free of charge (only taxes and port dues, flights and transfers, where applicable, applies).
Once on-board kids can take advantage of all the luxury resort leisure facilities on board free-of-charge including:
With an official partnership with LEGO kids on an MSC cruise can also have access to unique lego themed play areas.