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MSC Cruises is a family company, and caring for people is one of the values that defines who we are. The health and safety of our guests and crew is, and will always be, our top priority. During this temporary pause in cruising, we are working to further enhance our protocols and procedures so that we can be sure to resume our cruises with increased health and safety measures in place, while still offering you the cruise experience you know and love. We are committed to navigating these new waters in a safe and responsible way but in the meantime keep dreaming -- discovery awaits you. Stay up to date at https://www.msccruisesusa.com/

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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 Poesia

5 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Seaside
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MSC Seaside

16 Night
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MSC Seaside

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Leaving:Santos
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MSC Seaside

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MSC Seaside

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MSC Preziosa

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Leaving:Barcelona
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Leaving:Genoa
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MSC Seaside

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Leaving:Valencia
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Leaving:Kiel
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Leaving:Kiel
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MSC Fantasia

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Leaving:Genoa
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MSC Seaview

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Leaving:Marseille
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Leaving:Kiel
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MSC Magnifica

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Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
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Leaving:Barcelona
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MSC Seaview

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Leaving:Martinique
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MSC Splendida

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Leaving:Genoa
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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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MSC Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Our First Cruise Ever, and Probably our Last

Today we’re on a cruise for the first time, but this is been such a poor experience I wonder why people do it at all. We were excited and read everything from the cruise company, many reviews and watched videos... Read More
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dedalus

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

First time in Yacht Club!

We were lucky enough to have our bid excepted for an inside on yacht club which was our first time experiencing the ‘ship within a ship’ on MSC. We did not queue once the entire stay! Boarding was easy and... Read More
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ConnieTact

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Unethical practices and poor customer service

To Whom it May Concern: On July 3rd my family and I embarked on a MSC Seaview of the Baltic departing from Kiel, Germany. This was our second cruise with MSC. The critical aspects of the cruise to include much of... Read More
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jaydon719

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I would give 6/5 if I could

After a few cruises on newer and larger Msc ships, I was disappointed that the quality of the Yacht Club declines, and that this great product moves more and more towards mass market. Therefore I was looking forward... Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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