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MSC Cruises is a family-owned company with a long-lasting love of the sea for over 300 years. Sailing a modern and innovative fleet of ships, with more newbuilds on the way, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our guests, crew, and communities we visit. Our industry-leading protocols, combined with abundant onboard offerings and choice of global itineraries, provides a safe and memorable vacation at sea. A world of discovery awaits with MSC Cruises, and we look forward to welcoming you on board. Discover more at:

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 Divina
MSC Divina

20 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

1,831 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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May 15, 2023
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MSC Seascape
MSC Seashore (Image: MSC Cruises)

6 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 2, 2023
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MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore (Image: MSC Cruises)

2 Night
Bahamas Cruise

82 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 5, 2024
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MSC Sinfonia
MSC Sinfonia

10 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

694 Reviews
Leaving:Malaga
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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17 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

1,831 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
May 15, 2023
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4 Night
Bahamas Cruise

573 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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21 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

122 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 6, 2023
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13 Night
Grand Voyage Cruise

450 Reviews
Leaving:Santos
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Apr 3, 2023
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11 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern Cruise

225 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 18, 2022
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7 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Feb 26, 2023
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31 Night
World Cruise

490 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Apr 3, 2024
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7 Night
Middle East Cruise

1 Review
Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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5 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

694 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Oct 1, 2023
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24 Night
Grand Voyage Cruise

1,119 Reviews
Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 30, 2024
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10 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

225 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

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

MSC Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Worst Cruise Experience of all time

The other story that they charged many guests 50 Euro after checkout dedicating from Credit card claiming that they checked out after 11 am which was not correct we left the room before 11 as per many guests with us until we challenged them to check the CCTV.During Check in they said if I would like to donate 1 Euro for MSC Foundation.Read More
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Salshae

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

Some highs but could be better

I wouldn’t recommend the premium drinks package, so little available to benefit.Butchers Cut: Ok, they had 2 appetisers on the menu, not available.Read More
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jimd1768

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

As bad as the first time

It's a European line, ok, but all of our servers except one spke basically no English.Some things were ok, which was an achievement.Read More
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ludocdoc

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Worst Cruise Ever

As soon as you get on the ship the staff try and sell you the drink package and specialty restaurants- these are all very costly so do your research, the drinks are quite expensive if you purchase from the bar The room we had a balcony was nice and big the shower was powerful but the space was very small We pre purchased the internet package and spa package - the internet connection is utterly rubbish we cannot get on anything - the spa was full on sea days so you need to book, some days parts of the spa were closed off - wasn’t really worth the money We had no TV for 4 days coming across the Atlantic cause the ship could not get a satellite- we have done this cruising numerous times with no issues The food in the main buffet upstairs - no staff man the hand washing - lots of people coughing then handle to spoons for food - this is the 1st time I have witnessed no staff watching customers not clean their hands - what gets me is when you first come on the ship they need all evidence of the covid tests and vaccines once on here they don’tWe seen the deal on an email and thought we would give it a go being a new ship, how wrong were we.Read More
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Dotty72

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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