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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
Caribbean Cruise

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MSC Seaside
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4 Night
Bahamas Cruise

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MSC Seashore
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2 Night
Bahamas Cruise

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MSC Seaside
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7 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

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Mediterranean Cruise

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MSC Cruises 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 Cruiser Reviews

Good not great

You have to wait till everyone that has assigned dining time to be seated before they will accommodate you.We did have an enjoyable time but not sure if we will cruise on MSC again.Read More
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hgarberg

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Very enjoyable cruise however…..

We waited a long time to get ice and it melted too quick.Free ice cream on other cruises while MSC was 9.Read More
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Traceyraeterr

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Very Good Budget friendly cruise

On board the MSC Seaside me and my fiancé were really mixed getting onto the ship.We loved almost everything about this ship and cruise line.Read More
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Jonnyg1579

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

Much improved! They listen to and still care about their customers. Adding new things, not taking away.

MSC needs to look at some others like Norwegian Joy (buffet)or Carnival Celebration (main dining room) who both offer a variety of Indian food daily.Also, the desserts need much improvement in terms of both quality and variety as the only good dessert is the soft serve ice cream in the marketplace and the scoop ice cream in the main dining room.Read More
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LoveandLight

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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