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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 Seashore
MSC Seashore (Image: MSC Cruises)

12 Night
Caribbean - Western CruiseDetails

4 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 18, 2021
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MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore (Image: MSC Cruises)

12 Night
Caribbean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 11, 2021
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MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore (Image: MSC Cruises)

16 Night
Caribbean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 23, 2021
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MSC Bellissima
Bellissima (Photo: MSC Cruises)

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Jeddah
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 27, 2021
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4 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

134 Reviews
Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 12, 2021
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9 Night
Caribbean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 30, 2021
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20 Night
Grand Voyage CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 14, 2021
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14 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Guadeloupe
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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18 Night
Grand Voyage CruiseDetails

Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 16, 2021
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2 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Apr 1, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bari
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Aug 9, 2022
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2 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Valencia
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Oct 27, 2022
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5 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Trieste
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Sep 10, 2022
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6 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 28, 2021
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14 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Feb 15, 2022
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4 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ancona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Sep 11, 2022
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Malaga
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Oct 24, 2022
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14 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 15, 2022
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7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Doha
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 9, 2021
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22 Night
Grand Voyage CruiseDetails

Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 19, 2022
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14 Night
Grand Voyage CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 20, 2022
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14 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 4, 2022
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19 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 7, 2021
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7 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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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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Terrible cruise

Would I sail MSC again only if they have better food and train their employee's about customer service.MSC ships are very nice but they need to work on their food and their customer service.... Read More
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cruiseladies99

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First cruise on the MSC Seashore after the peak of the Covid-19 period in the Mediterranean

We had nice weather and no issues with our flight and getting to the vessel the next day.During one of our times we had a chat with the staff, and they informed us; currently there are around 3000 guests on the vessel.... Read More
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jb9819

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Service Good, but experience levels are confusing

Cabin steward was good.Stayed in suite on deck 12, cabin 12047 specifically (with Aurea package).... Read More
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NOVABuffalo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

far to big

It is sometimes difficult to understand the official announcements since they sprak far to quick.Far to many people for to little Seats and very noisy.... Read More
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Roriella

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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