MSC Cruises

Cruise Style: Mainstream 

Its motto? "Beautiful. Passionate. Italian."

Mediterranean Shipping Company's MSC Cruises was formed in 1987 and was based upon the premise of offering Europeans an affordably-priced cruise vacation, Unlike Costa, MSC offers a bona fide Italian cruise experience.

Experience the flavors of Italy aboard MSC Cruises and enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality that has come to define MSC Cruise Line as one of the leading lines in the industry. From the friendly crew to the premium accommodations, MSC Italian Cruises is committed to providing an exceptional cruise experience that encompasses some of the best of what Italy has to offer.

Dining is particularly lovely aboard the ships of MSC Cruise Line, from the morning breakfast buffet to the exquisite Italian cuisine served at dinner. Savor the bright flavors of Italy in the garlic, olives, basil, red peppers, and tomatoes that star in the innovative dishes designed by the executive chef.

While the dining room has a no-smoking policy, so many Europeans still smoke (albeit in the areas where it is allowed) that some rooms get inundated, and even some non-smoking rooms can become affected. Cabins are smallish, but well-designed.

Special Features  

There are many options for onboard activities and entertainment on the ships of MSC Cruise Line. Peruse the shelves of the library for poolside reading, challenge a family member to a game of tennis, improve your golf swing in the onboard golf simulator, tour the art gallery, or check your email in the Internet Café Feel your tension dissolve in the Jacuzzi or beneath the expert hands of a trained masseuse in the spa.

Select a fine cigar from the cigar bar, sample a tender slice of sashimi in the sushi bar, or practice your best poker face in the card room, located aboard every MSC Italian Cruises ship. Enjoy a new or classic film in the cinema, try your hand at blackjack in the casino, or dance the night away in the discotheque. While activities vary by ship, this is a representative sampling of the options available onboard the fleet of MSC Cruise Line.

Recommended For

Fun-loving, sociable, budget-conscious travelers of all ages who enjoy cruising with an Italian flair. On Mediterranean sailings, over 80% of passengers are European; on Caribbean cruises, most passengers are North American.


Your Shipmates

In the Mediterranean and South Africa, expect a very European crowd, though Caribbean sailings are geared strongly to North American travelers. In all cases, MSC cruises appeal most to travelers interested in a moderately-priced cruise experience.

Junior Cruisers

MSC caters to families, with plenty of family suites and supervised activities three times a day for kids three to eight in dedicated children's play areas. There is a kids' menu in the dining room. MSC Cruises

Cruise Itineraries

The 2006 MSC Cruises itineraries are classified into six categories: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America, South Africa, and Transatlantic. There are multiple itineraries available for each of these regions, exploring different sections and focusing on some of the most exciting ports abroad

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