MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises are an Italian cruise company who are owned by the second largest container shipping company, Mediterranean Shipping Company. Over the last ten years they have consistently added to their fleet, with several new-builds launched in recent years. MSC Cruises will soon been introducing the MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia MSC Cruises cater for everyone, from couples and families with children to groups of friends and single travellers. Although they are an Italian cruise line they attract a wide variety of different nationalities from all over the world so the atmosphere onboard is casual yet lively. MSC Cruises now sail all over the world, although they are still most dominant in the Mediterranean, and in recent years they have expanded their itineraries to include Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, South America, the Panama Canal, North America and South Africa.

Food and Drink

Italians are well-known for enjoying good food and you will find the MSC Cruises fleet are no different! Each ship includes at least one main dining restaurant where you can enjoy a more formal setting for dinner at a fixed time with superb Mediterranean and International fine dining. In addition to the main restaurants there will be an informal buffet-style restaurant, giving you the option to dine more casually should you want to. You will also find superb speciality restaurants available on the mid-sized and larger ships, such as the Tex Mex restaurants on the Fantasia Class ships and the sushi restaurants on the Musica Class ships. In all of the restaurants you can enjoy an extensive wine menu plus there are plenty of bars and lounges open throughout the day and evening that serve cocktails, spirits, beer and soft drinks.


You can make your MSC cruise as lively or as relaxing as you like and there are certainly plenty of facilities onboard to help you do either. All of the ships feature an extensive range of entertainment options, from simply browsing the duty-free shops or taking an enrichment class, to a pampering spa treatment or a game of mini golf up on the top deck. In the evening the bars and lounges are alive with live music, cabaret acts and dancing, plus there will always be somewhere to enjoy a quiet pre or post dinner drink. Most of the ships also include a theatre where you can watch fantastic aerial acrobatics and production shows each night.

Family Cruising

As a family run company, MSC Cruises are hugely popular for family cruising and have lots of great activities on offer for children of all ages. Dedicated children's clubs run each day for children aged 3 to 12 and for teenagers aged 13 to 17, all fully supervised by trained youth workers. For younger children the activities focus on fun and game such as treasure hunts, arts and crafts, parties and sports games, whilst older children and teens can listen to music, watch movies, play games consoles and join in with sports tournaments. The opening times can vary between ships, but the clubs are generally open from 10am until 10pm on sea days and 3pm to 10pm on port days, with breaks in between for the staff and children. MSC also offer Kids Club Port Service, which allows children to stay onboard the ship with a member of the youth team or within the children's club whilst the parents can go ashore on excursions.

MSC Yacht Club And Suites

The MSC Yacht Club was first introduced on MSC Fantasia and has now been added to sister ships MSC Divina, MSC Splendida and MSC Preziosa. The Yacht Club is an exclusive area on the ship which offers ultra luxurious accommodation, personal concierge service and private leisure facilities. The suites are much larger than the standard cabins and feature a host of added extras including butler service, complimentary use of selected spa facilities and access to the Concierge Reception area. In addition to this passengers can dine exclusively in the Yacht Club restaurant, which boasts stunning panoramic views, and have private access to The One Bar and Top Sail Lounge and The One Pool Deck, which has its own pool, whirlpools and sun deck.

MSC Cruises Ships

MSC Cruises Armonia Armonia

1,554 passengers | 765 crew

MSC Armonia seamlessly combines an intimate atmosphere with plenty of space. Whether you are enjoying the sun up on deck, making new friends in the bars and lounges or sampling some of the mouth-watering cuisine in one of the fine dining restaurants, you are sure to have a fantastic time on this sociable ship.

MSC Cruises Bellissima Bellissima
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MSC Bellissima is due to introduce a new type of cruising being the first of the MSC Fleet to use MSC For Me. You are able to try all onboard facilities that are there for you to enjoy and also to broaden your horizons.

MSC Cruises Divina Divina

3,502 passengers | 1,370 crew

MSC Divina is fun and lively with plenty of spacious restaurants, bars, lounges and other great entertainment venues available. Luxury and comfort are everywhere you turn and you will find life onboard seamlessly combines the glamour of traditional cruising with modern innovations.

MSC Cruises Fantasia Fantasia

3,274 passengers | 1,370 crew

MSC Fantasia introduced a whole new standard of cruising when she arrived in December 2008. As well as exceptional dining, great entertainment and fantastic children's facilities, there is a Formula 1 Virtual Simulator, 4D Cinema and the MSC Yacht Club; an exclusive area with luxurious accommodation and private entertainment, leisure and dining facilities.

MSC Cruises Magnifica Magnifica

2,518 passengers | 1,038 crew

Set sail onboard MSC Magnifica for the ultimate cruising experience. Enjoy endless dining opportunities in the onboard restaurants, from casual buffet style to speciality Asian cuisine. Relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings in the MSC Aurea Spa, and make the most of the fantastic entertainment shows in the bars, lounges and theatre.

MSC Cruises Meraviglia Meraviglia
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4,500 passengers | 1536 crew

As one of the newer ships, MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with new panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a two-deck "inside promenade" with a 480 square metres LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.

MSC Cruises Musica Musica

2,550 passengers | 1,014 crew

As one of the larger ships in the fleet, MSC Musica is designed to give you the best cruise experience possible. Life onboard is relaxed and informal, with luxurious furnishings and plenty of comfortable bars and lounges, plus a vast array of excellent dining venues and great leisure and entertainment facilities.

MSC Cruises Opera Opera

1,712 passengers | 728 crew

MSC Opera has become a popular sight in Southampton's waters for the past few summers as she has been sailing out of the UK to the Norwegian Fjords and Northern Europe. The atmosphere onboard is hugely sociable with lots of great daytime and evening activities on offer and no shortage of delicious cuisine to choose from in the restaurants.

MSC Cruises Orchestra Orchestra

2,550 passengers | 1,054 crew

Life onboard MSC Orchestra revolves around you, so you can choose to do as much or as little as you want. Spend sunny days lazing by the pool or playing a game of mini golf on the top deck. Unwind completely in the MSC Aurea Spa or browse the onboard duty-free shops. Enjoy a fantastic show in the theatre or treat yourself with fine cuisine in one of the restaurants - the choice is yours!

MSC Cruises Poesia Poesia

2,550 passengers | 1,039 crew

MSC Poesia exudes luxury and comfort, from the stylishly appointed cabins to the light and airy public areas. Savour mouth-watering cuisine in the speciality restaurants, enjoy a relaxing massage in the MSC Aurea Spa, and dance the night away in the various bars and lounges which host fantastic live music, dancing and cabaret acts.

MSC Cruises Preziosa Preziosa

3,500 passengers | 1,390 crew

MSC Preziosa is the fourth and final ship to join the Fantasia Class, having been launched in Genoa, Italy on 23rd March 2013. She includes a wealth of stylish dining and entertainment venues, as well as some exciting new features that have never been seen on-board an MSC ship before, including a children's water park and an infinity pool.

MSC Cruises Seaside Seaside
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MSC Seaside will offer a unique cruise experience in total connection with the sea, with connecting inside and outside public spaces. A unique waterfront promenade wraps right around the 323-metre ship, offering a panoply of places to shop, eat and sunbathe while panoramic lifts provide breathtaking sea views.

MSC Cruises Seaview Seaview
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MSC Seaview will bring guests and the sea closer, with special design elements that make the most of the warmer weather. Guests will be able to spend time outdoors eating, drinking and relaxing in the Mediterranean sunshine with some of the best sea views in the world. Guests will also enjoy an increased number of balcony cabins, sea views and public areas, with every element carefully planned to make the most of the sea and the sunshine.

MSC Cruises Sinfonia Sinfonia

1,554 passengers | 765 crew

MSC Sinfonia will thrill and delight you, with something onboard to suit every mood and taste. Take up a new hobby with one of the enrichment programmes; try your luck in the Sanremo Casino, or simply soak up the sun by the pool with a good book - whatever you choose, there is no shortage of fantastic leisure, entertainment and dining facilities on offer.

MSC Cruises Splendida Splendida

3,274 passengers | 1,370 crew

MSC Splendida a popular choice for family cruising thanks to the fun, lively atmosphere onboard. Children of all ages will have lots of fun in the daily clubs, plus there are interactive activities including the F1 Simulator and 4D Cinema. Adults won't be forgotten either as there are plenty of great bars and lounges to enjoy daytime and evening entertainment, plus a relaxing spa and a wealth of fantastic restaurants.

MSC Cruises Dining


MSC Cruises are very proud of their Italian heritage and it plays a huge part in the type of dining offered onboard. Each ship has at least one main restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a whole host of other exciting eateries including speciality sushi and Tex Mex restaurants, casual buffets, coffee shops, ice cream bars and even sweet shops! Dining is generally very casual although there are two main options in the evening for the main restaurant.

Main Dining (Fixed Seating Dining)

This option is available on every ship and means you will dine in the main restaurant at a certain time each night. At the time of booking you will be asked whether you would like the main (early) sitting or the late sitting, as well as a request for your preferred table size of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10. The dining times can vary depending on where you are sailing to (the Mediterranean is often later than North America for example) so the times for the main sitting vary between 6.15pm and 7.30pm and the late sitting varies between 8pm and 9.30pm. Your specific dining time will be confirmed once you have arrived onboard and the same table is reserved for the duration of the cruise.

MSC Yacht Club

If you have booked a Yacht Club Suite you will be able to dine privately in the Yacht Club Restaurant. These exclusive restaurants are Le Muse on MSC Divina, L'Etoile on MSC Fantasia and L'Olivo on MSC Splendida. There is no set time to dine here so you can either arrive at the restaurant at anytime when it is open to be seated, or you can book a table for a set time and table size beforehand through your butler or the Concierge Reception.


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