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MSC Cruises is a family company, and caring for people is one of the values that defines who we are. The health and safety of our guests and crew is, and will always be, our top priority. During this temporary pause in cruising, we are working to further enhance our protocols and procedures so that we can be sure to resume our cruises with increased health and safety measures in place, while still offering you the cruise experience you know and love. We are committed to navigating these new waters in a safe and responsible way but in the meantime keep dreaming -- discovery awaits you. Stay up to date at https://www.msccruisesusa.com/

Ruben Rodriguez

Ruben Rodriguez

President, MSC Cruises USA

About MSC Cruises

The only European-owned cruise line with a big presence in North America, MSC offers a cosmopolitan experience with passengers from all over the world, visual entertainment that avoids language barriers and one of the most active nightlives in the industry.

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MSC Seaside
MSC Seaside (Photo: MSC Cruises)

7 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

1,106 Reviews
Leaving:Taormina
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Divina
MSC Divina

11 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Oct 9, 2022
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MSC Divina
MSC Divina

11 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 21, 2021
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MSC Meraviglia
MSC Meraviglia

7 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

490 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Oct 30, 2021
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8 Night
Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 20, 2021
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6 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 28, 2021
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6 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 27, 2021
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3 Night
Bahamas Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 11, 2021
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3 Night
Bahamas Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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4 Night
Bahamas Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 7, 2021
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4 Night
Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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1 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 6, 2021
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18 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 25, 2023
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18 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 14, 2021
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5 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Malaga
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Oct 31, 2021
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18 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 7, 2021
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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11 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Apr 2, 2022
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7 Night
Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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11 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern Cruise

693 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Who goes on MSC cruise ships?

MSC Cruises is one of the most diverse cruise lines you can sail on with a multicultural mix of Italians, Brits, Spanish, Germans and French in the Mediterranean, with more North Americans in the Caribbean (but still lots of Italians and Spanish-speaking passengers), and a big local market in South Africa and South America.

You'll also come across all ages. The lively night scene means these ships work well for teens and younger cruisers, while the decent kids' clubs (particularly on the newer ships) and the clever arrangements of clustered family cabins mean a lot of families travel during school holidays.

Do I have to dress up on a MSC cruise?

Yes, a little. The usual dress code is informal during the day and smart-casual at night -- think nice trousers and shirt for men and nice pants/skirts with blouse or cocktail dress for women. There's usually one gala night per cruise, when black tie or dark suit and tie are encouraged for men, as is a formal dress for women. This is not enforced, but people do make an effort.

Is everything free on MSC cruises?

No, unless you're in one of the Yacht Club suites, and even then, not everything is included. MSC sells its cruises through a somewhat bewildering array of packages: Bella, Fantastica, Aurea and Yacht Club. All include your accommodation, meals in specified restaurants and big-stage entertainment, along with basic coffee and tea, and select juices at breakfast and lunch.

Beyond that, perks and inclusions vary by which package you've purchased, with Bella having no additional inclusions and Aurea featuring unlimited beverages. The Yacht Club has the most inclusions, with extra dining venues for eating, spa thermal suite passes and most beverages (plus access to a personal butler and a dedicated Yacht Club lounge and pool).

What are MSC’s most popular activities?

The action onboard an MSC ship is nonstop, with cruisers flocking to participate in pool games, sports contests, shopping promotions, trivia, karaoke and filling the nightclubs until late. On newer ships, high-tech arcade games are all the rage, including a 4D cinema, laser maze, F1 simulator and bowling.

Many MSC cruisers are also just as happy to park themselves by a pool and stay there all day, and when the ship is in port, you'll find the vast majority of cruisers off the ship on ship-sponsored or independent tours.

Why go with MSC?

  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Specializes in Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises
  • MSC Yacht Club is a luxurious ship-within-a-ship for higher-spending passengers

Best for: Vacationers looking for an action-packed, around-the-clock party, plus families with kids on a budget

Not for: Recluses looking for a small ship feel with plenty of quiet spaces, penny pinchers looking to avoid extra expenses

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Terrible cruise

I chose this cruise line for the price, you get what you pay for. I've sailed quite a bit in the past and decided to try a different cruise line for a change. Getting on the ship was very fast which we loved. I... Read More
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cruiseladies99

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Service Good, but experience levels are confusing

We were visiting Venice and added on this cruise since the price was very good. Stayed in suite on deck 12, cabin 12047 specifically (with Aurea package). Cabin steward was good. Cabin spacious, but layout a bit... Read More
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NOVABuffalo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Read Reviews before cruising and read all fine print before buying the cruise

First there was several cruise to go on, that was very reasonable, I didn’t want to travel the same islands that I have already seen 6 times. So, I decided to do the MSC even though it was more expensive but I... Read More
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Cavila618

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

far to big

The embarcation went smooth and quick, notwithstanding the COVID control. We had a cabin on deck 15, aurea experience. The cabin is well equiped. The bathroom was very small. Once on board you’re attacked by... Read More
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Roriella

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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