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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:

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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 Meraviglia
MSC Meraviglia

3 Night
Bahamas CruiseDetails

629 Reviews
Leaving:Port Canaveral
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Meraviglia
MSC Meraviglia

4 Night
Bahamas CruiseDetails

629 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore (Image: MSC Cruises)

2 Night
Bahamas CruiseDetails

86 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 5, 2024
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MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore (Image: MSC Cruises)

7 Night
Caribbean - Western CruiseDetails

86 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 29, 2023
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Azamara Club Cruises

16 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

1,844 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Apr 24, 2024
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4 Night
Bahamas CruiseDetails

1,844 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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6 Night
Bermuda CruiseDetails

629 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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6 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

490 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 24, 2023
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14 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

131 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jul 24, 2023
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10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

490 Reviews
Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Sep 2, 2023
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4 Night
Bahamas CruiseDetails

1,125 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Bahamas CruiseDetails

629 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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17 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

1,844 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
May 15, 2023
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10 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

225 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Caribbean - Western CruiseDetails

629 Reviews
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

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