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7

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Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Ibiza, Valencia, Marseille, Genoa

28th September 2024

MSC Seaside

Prices From £ 993 pp

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Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Ibiza, Valencia, Marseille, Genoa

28th September 2024
7 nights
Sail From: Genoa

MSC Seaside rewrites the rule book of cruise ship design, combining indoor and outdoor areas to connect you with the sea like never before. Located as low as deck 8 is a unique seafront promenade lined with places to eat, drink, shop, swim and sunbathe. And you can enjoy superb views from the two glass-floored catwalks and panoramic elevators.

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Unbeatable value! Reduced prices and exclusive deals on select cruises. Add drinks from £35/person/night. Gratuities included as standard with MSC Cruises.

Your Itinerary

  • Date
     
    Port
    Arrive
    Depart
  • 28/09/2024
    Genoa
    18:00
  • 29/09/2024
    Civitavecchia
    08:30
    19:00
  • 30/09/2024
    Palermo
    12:00
    21:00
  • 01/10/2024
    At Sea
  • 02/10/2024
    Ibiza
    11:30
    23:00
  • 03/10/2024
    Valencia
    08:00
    15:00
  • 04/10/2024
    Marseille
    14:00
    20:00
  • 05/10/2024
    Genoa
    10:30
  • MSC Seaside

    MSC Seaside

Extras / What's Included?

Amazing Value!!

We've slashed prices and have limited-time exclusive deals on select cruise departures. Don't miss out!
Want to include drinks? From just £35 per person per night you can enjoy a huge range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic tipples!
AND... Gratuities are included as standard with MSC Cruises! That’s a huge saving from the moment that you book.

Cabins & Prices

Ship Features

accommodation

MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite

  • Surface approx 62 sqm, balcony approx 33 sqm with private whirlpool bath and dining table, deck 16
  • Separate living area and dining room
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower and bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double bed
  • Wifi connection included
  • Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar

Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club including:

  • 24-Hour Butler service and dedicated concierge
  • Premium Extra Drink and Premium Internet packages included
  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Discounts: 20% on a dedicated Specialty Restaurant prepaid package; 40% on a dedicated SPA prepaid package and 10% on all SPA treatments on board.
  • 1 Free cruise change

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

  • Surface approx 25 sqm, balcony approx 8 sqm, deck 16-18
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Walk-in wardrobes
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Wifi connection included
  • Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club including:

  • 24-Hour Butler service and dedicated concierge
  • Premium Extra Drink and Premium Internet packages included
  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Discounts: 20% on a dedicated Specialty Restaurant prepaid package; 40% on a dedicated SPA prepaid package and 10% on all SPA treatments on board.
  • 1 Free cruise change

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite

  • Surface approx 21 sqm, deck 16 and 18
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Wifi connection included
  • Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar

Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club including:

  • 24-Hour Butler service and dedicated concierge
  • Premium Extra Drink and Premium Internet packages included
  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Discounts: 20% on a dedicated Specialty Restaurant prepaid package; 40% on a dedicated SPA prepaid package and 10% on all SPA treatments on board.
  • 1 Free cruise change

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Two-Bedroom Grand Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 49 sqm, balcony approx 17 sqm, deck 11-14
  • Sitting area with sofa or separate living area
  • Two bathrooms, one with bathtub and one with shower, vanity areas with hairdryers
  • 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and one with two single beds
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 6 people

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Grand Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 35-49 sqm, large balcony 10-21 sqm, deck 9-13
  • Sitting area with sofa or separate living area
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Premium Suite Aurea with Whirlpool

  • Surface approx 28 sqm, balcony approx 7 sqm with its own private whirlpool bath, deck 9-15
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryers
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Premium Suite Aurea with Terrace

  • Surface approx 28 sqm, balcony approx 38 sqm, deck 9
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Premium Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 26-32 sqm, balcony approx 9-14 sqm, deck 9-15
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Deluxe Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 20 sqm, balcony approx 8 sqm, deck 9-15
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Junior Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 17 sqm, balcony approx 16 sqm, deck 9
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Balcony

  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Choose the cabin type that best suits you:

  • Balcony Aurea (best ship position, surface approx 17 sqm, balcony 9 sqm*, deck 9)
  • Deluxe Balcony (surface approx 17 sqm, balcony 5 sqm, deck 9-10)

*Some cabins have a metal balcony front, instead of glass.

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Balcony Bella

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Bingo Balcony

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Deluxe Ocean View

  • Surface approx 17 sqm, deck 5
  • Window with sea view
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Ocean View Bella

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Bingo Outside

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Interior

  • Interactive TV, telephone, wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request*)
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

Choose the cabin type that best suits you:

  • Premium Interior (surface approx 28 sqm, deck 10)
  • Deluxe Interior (surface approx 14-17 sqm, deck 5-15)

*Some cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility have twin beds that can’t be converted into double beds.

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Interior Bella

More information coming soon

Bingo Inside

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Bingo Inside

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deck plans

Deck 20 – Sun Deck

Deck 19 – Biarritz

Deck 18 – Playa Paraiso

Deck 16 – Miami Beach

Deck 15 – Venice Beach

Deck 14 – Mondello

Deck 13 – Pink Sands

Deck 12 – Las Salinas

Deck 11 – Flamenco Beach

Deck 10 – Maspalomas

Deck 9 – Lanikai

Deck 8 – Ocean Cay

Deck 7 – South Beach

Deck 6 – Copacabana

Deck 5 – Cape Cod

dining

Ocean Cay Restaurant

A mouthwatering menu of sophisticated fish dishes and other recipes, made with the freshest ingredients and complemented by a wonderful wine list: these are the magic ingredients of the luxury fish restaurant.

Butcher’s Cut

This American-style steak house serves select Linz heritage angus beef, gold standard in high-end angus beef thanks to the best genetics in breed. The highest quality product custom cut by master butchers and aged to perfection. The menu is inspired by the great plains and it is accompanied by bold New World wines and cocktails with swagger.

Asian Market Kitchen

Located on Deck 16.

Seashore Restaurant

Located on Deck 5.

Biscayne Buffet Restaurant

The dedicated family buffet offers a variety of popular favourites and other tasty, healthy dishes that children will love.

Bistrot la Bohème

Located on Deck 8.

Ipanema Restaurant

Located on Deck 6.

MSC Yacht Club Restaurant

Located on Deck 18.

Marketplace Buffet Restaurant

Located on Deck 8.

entertainment

Atrium

Located on Deck 5.

Metropolitan Theatre

You’d normally have to travel to New York to see top-end shows, but thanks to our Broadway-style theatres you can enjoy superlative entertainment with an international line-up of artists without having to leave the ship. Take your pick from a fabulous programme, there’s sure to be a show you love.                                                

Forest Aquaventure Park

High jinks and water are two elements you’ll find plenty of at the on-board Waterpark, perfect for people of all ages to unwind and have tons of aquatic fun. Among the features are twisting slides, a range of pools and activities to suit every age group. 

Arcade

While away a few enjoyable hours of game play at the Arcade on board the ship. Pit your wits and skill against those of your friends in any number of typical arcade options, including video games, pinball and more. Great fun guaranteed.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply

Billiard Room

For a bit of quiet time on board your ship, check out the Billiard Room & Library to play a civilised game or read in peace amid a haven of tranquillity and calm. With the clicking of the balls and low-key conversations as the only sounds you’ll hear, it’s the ideal place to unwind.

Billiard Room available on: MSC Seaside and MSC Magnifica.

Type of service: Charges apply

MSC Formula Racer

Our amazing on-board MSC Formula Racer delivers an adrenaline-pumping virtual-reality race, with you in the driver’s seat of a racing car. Go head to head against other racers and thrill to the feel of engines gunning. Huge fun for the young and the young at heart, regardless of who wins the race.

Available on MSC Grandiosa, MSC Bellissima, MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Charges apply

Garage Club

During the day, the Garage Club is dedicated to teenagers. At night, it’s a club with a powerful sound system and great cocktails. Dance the night away to our pumping sound system and enjoy a fantastic beverage range: long drinks, Spritz & Co, exciting premium cocktails and the latest mocktails.

South Beach Pool

To get even closer to the sea while soaking up the sun, guests can also stretch out by the elegant South Beach Pool at the aft of the ship on deck 7. And for more amazing views, take a ride in the two panoramic lifts connecting it to the top deck.

MSC Yacht Club Pool

Located on Deck 19.

Miami Beach Pool

The unique Miami Beach Pool on deck 16 offers breathtaking sea views and, of course, plenty of space for sunbathing, thanks to the innovative sun loungers specially designed to give guests the chance to stay close to the pool like never before.

Miami Beach Bar

Discover a world of frozen delights, cocktails, beers and soft drinks at the main poolside ice cream bar. Venchiartisanal ice-cream is made fresh daily.

Venchi Chocolate Bar and Venchi 1878 Gelato & Crêperie

A real chocolate experience by Venchi, the best luxury chocolate since 1878. A chocolate, gelato and coffee corner where guests can indulge in some of Venchi’s finest treats while watching the Venchimaîtres chocolatiers creating authentic Italian recipes through the glass window overlooking the kitchen lab.

Champagne Bar

With an array of first-rate champagne, bubblies, fresh oysters, caviar and fish, the chic Champagne Bar is a place to indulge in the finer things in life. To ensure we have only the best, we have painstakingly researched the quality of our sparkling wines and sourced them from the most renowned producers world-wide

Aurea Bar

This relaxing outdoor pool bar is dedicated to guests why have chosen the Aura Experience. The exclusive bar menu features a variety of coladas, margaritas, long drinks, frozen delights and many other refreshers.

Wine & Cocktails

Surrounded by the specialty restaurants, Wine and Cocktails is an ideal place for an aperitif while waiting for a table in one of the specialty dining venues, or the place to stop by for a glass of wine after dinner.

Sports Bar

Watch the game, or simply relax with a great choice of American or international beer, cocktails, spirits and more at this American-style sports bar.

Haven Lounge

Super cocktails are a feature of this cocktail bar. A signature MSC cocktail, a classic or something entirely new – you decide. This bar is an ideal spot to stop by to listen to live music and enjoy a drink from the extensive bar menu.

Photo Portrait

A dedicated Studio Photographer will provide you with a unique photo opportunity to capture the special moments of your cruise. During a private consultation you will be presented with the best locations around the ship so you can choose where your photoshoot will take place. Every photo will be taken with top of the line equipment by our highly-skilled, studio photographer using creative lighting techniques. Pictures will be re-touched and edited, and printed on premium photo paper. After your session choose from our different packages and take home lasting memories.

Photo Shop

Smile! Our professional team of photographers constantly roam the ship, capturing wonderful memories every day. Be sure to stroll through the Photo Gallery daily, so you don’t miss one of their great shots of you and your loved ones enjoying your cruise.

MSC Logo Shop

Infuse your cruise with gifts that spark magical memories of your voyage across the waves! Navigate the MSC Logo Shop for everything from gadgets to books and novelty gifts! You’ll also find MSC’s very own DOREMI Mascot right here in the MSC Shop.

Duty Free

Discover everything the Duty Free shop has to offer, all at tax and duty-free prices*.

You can choose between top-flight international tobacco products, technology products, fine wines, chocolate, make up and travel essentials.

Our expert staff can provide you with all the help you need to make the perfect choice.

* We always give you the lowest tax and duty-free prices applicable in accordance with local legislation

Fashion Boutique

Browse the latest collections for men, women and children, plus an array of accessories for all tastes. Enjoy the expert guidance of our staff, here to help you find something for the special people in your life, whatever their age and taste!

Accessories

Top Italian brands such as Armani, Coccinelle, Furla and Fusaro feature alongside international names like Radley London, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

Here you are sure to find serious sartorial inspiration for bags and accessories!

Beer Festival

Fun-packed festive celebrations with a Bavarian flair – decorations, costumes, games, music and of course beer. There’s even a Master of Beer competition and a 6-metre-tall inflatable beer mug.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Sailaway Party

A start-of-the-cruise event celebrating the ship’s departure, led by the Entertainment Team and Dancers in a spectacular Costume Parade.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Master Chef

The world’s best-loved food show awaits you on the MSC Cruises fleet! Experience the adrenaline-fuelled creativity of an extraordinary on-board cooking competition for adults and junior guests.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

MSC Factor

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a star in our on-board talent competition, The MSC Factor? Then come and showcase what you can do in the most exciting talent show at sea. Whatever your specific talent may be, don’t be shy – come and show the world what it’s been missing.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Theme Parties

It’s all white for a night with dazzling décor and costumes to suit the theme, plus a special performance starring our theatre cast.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Seaview Lounge

Cocktails and other drinks are available for your enjoyment in our Seaview Lounge. Bar menu with classic cocktails, sparkling cocktails, Mojitos, zero-alcohol drinks, wines, beers, ciders, aperitifs, liqueurs and more. There are afternoon activities too, along with an extensive selection of tea.

Bistrot La Bohème

Our Bistrot la Bohème bar is the ideal spot to join friends for an aperitif or for a refreshing drink at any time of day. From traditional aperitifs, our Signature Cocktails to the contemporary classics and French wines, there is something to suit your taste

Jungle Bar

Thanks to its sliding roof, the indoor pool ensures maximum enjoyment in every season. On evenings when the weather prevents the outdoor pool areas from being used, it becomes a fantastic party venue, hosting a series of fun events on themes ranging from the ’70s to The Great Gatsby.

Miami Casino

Hit the jackpot at our spacious bar in Le Grand Casino. Get that James Bond feeling, order a drink from our skilled bar tenders and cast an eve over the Casino as you contemplate where lady luck will go to next. We have a wide variety of selected cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine and fine spirits to refresh yourself with as you take a break from play.

Seaside Bar

This bar is an ideal spot to join friends for an aperitif before a meal. Choose your favourite drink or ask our professional mixologist to prepare you a fabulous Martini. 

Shine Bar

Ideally situated near the main dining room, this bar is a perfect place to join friends for an aperitif before a meal, or for an after-dinner shot, even vodka, whisky or rum tastings.

South Beach Bar

The Sunset Beach Bar offers delicious Caribbean-style cocktails and punches, like Mojitos and frozen delights, as well as beer, mixed drinks, ciders, softs, fruit juices and alcohol-free cocktails.

Top Sail Lounge

Reserved exclusively for MSC Yacht Club Guests, this elegant lounge with its panoramic views offers the Yacht Club bar list of craft cocktails, beer, fine wine, soft drinks and coffee drinks. This elegant lounge equally offers a fine selection of gourmet finger food throughout the day. Enjoy spectacular views in this elegant lounge.

Zip Line

Thrill-seekers take note and sign up for a ride on two racing zip lines that extend over the side of the ship, a priceless experience you’ll sure to remember forever. Also be sure to whizz down the single and double tubes of the ship’s 112-m waterslide, with lights and music to add to the fun.

Available on: MSC Seaview and MSC Seaside

Water Park

High jinks and water are two elements you’ll find plenty of at the on-board Waterpark, perfect for people of all ages to unwind and have tons of aquatic fun. Among the features are twisting slides, a range of pools and activities to suit every age group.

Available on: MSC Grandiosa, MSC Bellissima, MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia

Type of service: Included

Swimming Pools

If a bit of poolside therapy sounds like your idea of heaven, look no further than one of our numerous swimming pools to get your fill of sun and relaxation, while our pool attendants can cater to your every need.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

4D Cinema

Visit our on-board 4D Cinema for a chance to enter a world of adventure without having to leave the comfort of your seat. Enjoy a unique cinematic experience, full of surprising features and visual effects.

Available on: MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Magnifica.

Type of service: Charges apply

health & fitness

MSC Aurea Spa

MSC Aurea Spa boasts an exotic interior of natural stone, precious woods and rich mosaics, and is equipped with specific and massage treatment suites. Being pampered by a traditional Balinese Massage is a truly unique experience. Thanks to a blend of scented essences and aromatic oils, your body is enveloped in an endlessly peaceful and relaxing aura.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply

Gym

Equipped with the latest Technogym® cardio and strength-training equipment, the panoramic gym on board MSC Seaside offers a wide range of original fitness courses and training programmes: perfect for anyone who wants to stay in shape as they cruise.

Thermal Area

Get a lasting sensation of absolute wellbeing that will accompany you well beyond your cruise. All our ships are equipped with a Thermal Area where you can enjoy a soothing sauna, a relaxing steam or an invigorating whirlpool bath.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply

Beauty Salon

You can enjoy the expertise of highly specialised staff in aesthetic treatments to offer you excellent results and improve the relaxing effects of your cruise. Customise your cruise with the best treatments for your body. Unwind and feel fantastic!

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply 

Medi Spa Centre

Relaxing on one of our ships will do wonders for you, but we also have a few secrets on board to help you look and feel even better. Make the most of our range of safe and effective Anti-Ageing treatments and return from your cruise visibly rejuvenated.

Hair Salon

Refresh your look with a new hairstyle! There are different packages which include a personalised shampoo & conditioning mask, a haircut and a single process colour treatment. Leave the salon styled and ready for a great evening onboard.

Power Walking Track

Enjoying time off on your cruise doesn’t need to mean letting your fitness routine slide, so gear up and rendezvous with the power walking and jogging track on deck to get your daily exercise fix while also savouring outstanding ocean views.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Basketball

Come to the outdoor basketball court at the Sport Centre for a chance to hang out with friends, have fun shooting hoops and enjoy a full-body workout at the same time. You may not make the latest line-up of the Harlem Globetrotters, but you’re sure to have a great time.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa.

Type of service: Included

Tennis Court

Anyone for tennis? Play to your heart’s content at the outdoor tennis court of our on-board Sport Centre. Tennis is ideal for getting some healthy activity, honing your hand-to-eye coordination and having loads of fun. Game, set and match to you.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Included

Volleyball

Fast-paced, energetic and a ton of fun to play, volleyball is one of the world’s most popular team sports and one you can enjoy at the outdoor volleyball court at the on-board Sport Centre. Burn some calories and get a thorough cardio-vascular workout while you land a kill and beat the opposing team.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Included

Five-a-side Football

Fancy a game of footy? Your wish can be granted at the outdoor five-a-side football pitch at the Sport Centre. Team up with some friends or family and play a match against another on-board team. A great way to have fun, get active and turn strangers into friends.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Included

enrichment

Bike Tours

One of the best ways to explore a city is from the seat of a bicycle. Hit the road on your next MSC Cruise on a MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS experience.

See, hear, smell and feel the destination like never before. You’re guaranteed to leave with a deeper connection.

You Don’t Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go

Our carefully curated small group tours offer both active adventures and easy city sightseeing on electric bicycles.

Reserve today and ride into your next adventure with MSC Bike Adventours.

Sustainable Shore Excursions: MSC Protectours

What are Protectours

We are committed to preserving a beautiful world for future generations to enjoy. By focusing on environmental sustainability, PROTECTOURS contribute to that vital goal. 70% of the tours involve activities with zero environmental impact – like walking, cycling, or kayaking – while others make a direct contribution to the environment, for example, tree planting or beach cleaning. So, you can enjoy original insights into the natural world while preserving its beauty and helping to ensure a greener future!

A world of amazing experiences

PROTECTOURS offer you unforgettable experiences in close contact with nature and communities in a variety of environments around the world. Local guides, with an expertise in wildlife or traditions, will help you save baby sea turtles in the Caribbean, clean the desert in Abu Dhabi, explore Iceland by horseback, or immerse yourself in Corfu’s beautiful countryside and the magical world of bees.

MSC Cruises and the environment

Our love and respect for the marine environment are reflected in our certified eco-ships, with their innovative systems for energy saving, waste treatment and recycling. Naturally, our commitment to the environments extends to our onshore activities too. PROTECTOURS is not only a way to offer our guests a variety of eco-friendly shore excursions, but also a means of encouraging our onshore partners to develop tours that pay ever more attention to environmental sustainability. Just one example is that no single-use plastic or other items are accepted on these tours.

MSC Family Explorer Club

MSC Family Explorer Club

Explore the destination together on a fun filled family adventure, inspired by history and designed to cover all the highlights.

Family friendly programming

Tours typically start later in the morning, are shorter in duration and are accompanied by expert guides and story tellers

Tours that the whole family can enjoy

Each experience is developed to keep both children entertained while also providing an enriching and educational experience for adults

Family-Friendly Prices 50% off

Children tickets are always half-price

Peace of Mind

When you choose an MSC Family Explorer Club you can relax in the knowledge that all our tours are operated by carefully selected partners who can easily make contact with your ship throughout the day.

Easy & Accessible Excursions

TOURS FOR EVERYONE

Accessible Vehicles & Facilities

Vehicles equipped with a wheelchair accessible solution. We visit accessible bathrooms equipped with wide doors.

Small Groups with Expert Guides

Local guides are knowledgeable experts of their area, as well as experts in accessibility needs excursions.

Visit at your own pace

Tours made to leisurely visit the destination’s highlights while taking into account guests’ special needs and facilitating each participant in moving independently.

Step-free Routes

Tours aim at eliminating obstacles and ensure a smooth access to all of the highlights visited

Behind The Scenes

Come and see how we do it! Go “Behind-the-Scenes” and experience what goes into delivering a perfect cruise vacation.

Explore several “off-limit” areas of the ship

Are you ready for the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience on our magnificent cruise ship? This exclusive excursion is limited to small groups of 20 people, so you’ll have a truly intimate and immersive experience.

Join us as we take you on a journey through the hidden corners of our ship, where only a select few have gone before. You’ll have the chance to see the inner workings of the ship, from the bridge of command, engine room to the gallery and beyond.

A one-of-a-kind discovery tour

Our knowledgeable tour guides and shipboard staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and give an overview of the internal operation of the ship.

But that’s not all – you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the ship’s captain and learn about their experiences at sea. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get an inside look at the operations of a cruise ship and to see what goes on behind the scenes. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity – book your spot now to ensure one of the very few seats available!

BOOK THE TOUR ON BOARD AT THE EXCURSIONS’ OFFICE

  • The tour availability is limited, so don’t miss out and reserve your spot!
  • The tour takes place during various moments of the cruise to guarantee the safest and most suitable conditions to the participants.
  • The tour lasts approximately 2 hours to 3 hours and a half.
  • Prices starting from 30€, final price is confirmed on board depending on which tour is booked.
  • To participate guests must be at least 6 years old and must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Guests participating must be physically fit as the tour involves multiple flights of stairs as well as extended periods of walking and standing.
  • The meeting point and time will be confirmed on the Ship.

Important Note: it is strictly forbidden to take along mobile phones and cameras and participants must wear only closed shoes.

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Disabled Facilities & Special Needs

Cabin Facilities

Accessible cabins, fitted out especially for guests with disabilities and/or reduced mobility, are available on every ship in the fleet. Guests requiring an accessible cabin can request it at the time of booking.

The accessible cabins are larger and offer more space for movement than regular cabins, and come with extra facilities and equipment to meet special needs.

Reduced Mobility

All decks, public areas and tenders are designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility. There might be ports or tender services you may not access with a mobility device as we cannot lift it. In addition, there are varying numbers of specially fitted-out cabins available on each ship in the fleet. For safety reasons, guests requiring assistance may be requested to travel with a carer, depending on the specific route.

Wheelchairs are available on board our ships, for the use of guests during embarkation and disembarkation only, or in case of emergency. Guests that require constant use of a wheelchair or any other form of support must bring their own equipment with them. It is the responsibility of the guest to check with the relevant producers/suppliers that this equipment is safe to take on board and use on a cruise ship, and to organise both its delivery to the departure terminal in good time for embarkation, and its collection at the end of the cruise.

For detailed information on the ports of call and excursions suitable for passengers who experience mobility problems, read the relevant pages in this section, and once on board check the accuracy of the information provided.

Hearing Impairments

For safety reasons, guests with hearing disabilities must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, only if they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit, available in limited numbers on all ships, includes light and vibrating devices, a text phone and an analogue alarm clock.

Furthermore, wireless amplifiers and indicator lights are available in the theatre and other rooms. Indicator lights are also available in the lifts.

Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs have normal access to all on-board services and facilities. Although the entertainment staff do not offer a childcare service, they are trained to provide a wide range of entertainment aimed specifically at children.

All children, including those with special needs, are assigned to a certain entertainment area depending on their age. If necessary, children or young people with special needs can be placed with a lower age group (with the agreement of their parents), or they can take part in specific activities, together with their parents if required.

Excursions

The majority of excursions are fully accessible, however we would recommend that all our guests to read-through the programme of available tours at the Excursion Office on board.

Special Dietary Requirements

MSC Cruises has obtained a certification from Bureau Veritas to provide gluten-free menus worldwide (food code: 20 ppm) on all ships. Please check availability when booking. On MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica guests can find only a limited selection of pre-packaged gluten-free snacks such as, biscuits, croissants, sponge cakes and muffins. Guests with food intolerances and/or allergies must inform MSC Cruises of their needs via the Special Needs Form and, once on board, confirm their requirements at Reception-Guest Service and/or with the Maître d’hôtel.

Kosher meals (pre-packaged breakfast, lunch and dinner) may be available on board for an additional charge starting from €25 pp/day. Kosher meals can be consumed in the main restaurants and must be booked at least 3 weeks before ship’s departure.

Halal products (beef, lamb and poultry) may be available on board following former request of the guest at least two months before departure.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment on board may not be technically adequate to deal with a birth or pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, we cannot admit women on board who will have reached or exceeded their twenty-fourth week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise. Regardless of the stage of pregnancy, a doctor should be consulted before setting off on a cruise to evaluate whether the guest is fit to travel.

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.

MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.

For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended∘. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.

Medical Facilities

All MSC cruise ships have a well-equipped Medical Centre, supervised by a ship’s doctor and other medical personnel. The Medical Centre is open at the times advertised in the ship’s Daily Programme. Emergency services are available round the clock by calling the Medical Emergency number. Excluding emergencies, medical services carry a fee and prices are available on board. Guests who incur medical expenses during their cruise can ask their insurance company for reimbursement once ashore.

Dialysis

Guests undergoing peritoneal dialysis treatment can travel as normal, bringing with them all medicines and equipment that may be required during the cruise. The relevant medical treatment is available through the on-board medical facilities.

Equipment and machinery for haemodialysis treatment will only be carried on board by specialised independent companies on certain routes. For further information on this service, please contact your travel agent.

Smoking Policy

In line with global standards, smoking areas on board are fewer than non-smoking areas and are indicated by signage and ashtrays.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in cabins, on cabin balconies and anywhere not expressly indicated by signage and ashtrays.

The Company reserves the right to levy a fee should passengers be found smoking in non-designated areas of the vessel. Repeatedly smoking in non-smoking areas can ultimately lead to disembarkation.

We remind you that throwing cigarette butts or anything else overboard at sea is strictly prohibited as it may seriously put in danger safety at sea.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available on board all of our ships.

Satellite Internet Access is available in all public areas of the ship and in most cabins, including all MSC Yacht Club suites. All you need is one of our Satellite Internet Access packages and a mobile internet device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

You can also access the internet without the need for a mobile device, by using the computers in the Internet Café on board.

When at sea, it is not possible to access the internet using a high-speed broadband connection as you would on land. Instead, internet connectivity on board is provided by links between the ship and communications satellites in orbit far above the Earth.

Service Animals

Suitably trained and certified guide dogs are allowed on board all ships, assuming that they are in a good state of health and possess all documents for entering the foreign countries visited during the cruise.

The guest will be informed in advance about the accommodation made for the animal, the facilities available (if required) and the embarking and disembarking procedure.

The guest is personally responsible (with the aid of the carer if applicable) for the custody, feeding and general care of the animal during the whole stay on board.

Onboard Language

The company uses six main languages for its communications: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The order in which these languages appear is determined exclusively by the number of guests in each language group as a proportion of our total guests. The cabin information booklet and other printed material used on board are available in different versions for each of the six languages listed above. The order of the languages used in our menus changes depending on the area of the world in which each ship is located.

Charting a Sustainable Future

For us sustainability means protecting the environment, supporting the people who work with us and choose to travel with us, as well as the communities and places that we visit and do business with.

Our sustainability programme is organised around four key pillars: Planet, People, Place and Procurement. This translates into a drive to continuously improve our fleet’s environmental performance; caring for all employees and promoting diversity and inclusion; working to ensure that our impact on the coastal communities that we reach remains positive; and responsibly sourcing the products and services that we purchase.

Sustainability it also means putting the safety of our crew and guests at the centre of everything. In 2020, due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic we had to halt all our operations and repatriate thousands of guests and crew home in a matter of days. Furthermore we had to secure our business, adapt our operations and prepare for a safe return of guests thanks to an industry-leading Health & Safety protocol.

Laundry Services

Everyone loves the feel of freshly-laundered clothes and the convenience of a same-day laundry service.

Extend the relaxation after a wonderful long holiday by returning home with your shirts and trousers washed, dried and ready to put away

Take advantage of our laundry packages any time, even the last day of your cruise. That’s why we offer several Laundry Service Packages to choose from.

For a modest single charge, you and every traveller in your cabin can use the service whenever you like for up to 20 items per cabin per cruise.

Simply leave your items for collection before 9am on any day except the last day of your cruise, and they’ll be returned freshly laundered by 5pm on the very same day.

Now isn’t that a clean sight better? Take advantage of our pre-boarding rates now!

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Other Details

Adults Only: Kids allowed

Childrens Facilities: Available

Nursery: Nursery

Smoking: Some

Gratuities: SERVICE CHARGES / GRATUITIES Service Charge / Gratuities are included in the cruise fare. Tips MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

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MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite

  • Surface approx 62 sqm, balcony approx 33 sqm with private whirlpool bath and dining table, deck 16
  • Separate living area and dining room
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower and bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double bed
  • Wifi connection included
  • Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar

Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club including:

  • 24-Hour Butler service and dedicated concierge
  • Premium Extra Drink and Premium Internet packages included
  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Discounts: 20% on a dedicated Specialty Restaurant prepaid package; 40% on a dedicated SPA prepaid package and 10% on all SPA treatments on board.
  • 1 Free cruise change

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

  • Surface approx 25 sqm, balcony approx 8 sqm, deck 16-18
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Walk-in wardrobes
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Wifi connection included
  • Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club including:

  • 24-Hour Butler service and dedicated concierge
  • Premium Extra Drink and Premium Internet packages included
  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Discounts: 20% on a dedicated Specialty Restaurant prepaid package; 40% on a dedicated SPA prepaid package and 10% on all SPA treatments on board.
  • 1 Free cruise change

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite

  • Surface approx 21 sqm, deck 16 and 18
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Wifi connection included
  • Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar

Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club including:

  • 24-Hour Butler service and dedicated concierge
  • Premium Extra Drink and Premium Internet packages included
  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Discounts: 20% on a dedicated Specialty Restaurant prepaid package; 40% on a dedicated SPA prepaid package and 10% on all SPA treatments on board.
  • 1 Free cruise change

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Two-Bedroom Grand Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 49 sqm, balcony approx 17 sqm, deck 11-14
  • Sitting area with sofa or separate living area
  • Two bathrooms, one with bathtub and one with shower, vanity areas with hairdryers
  • 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and one with two single beds
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 6 people

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Grand Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 35-49 sqm, large balcony 10-21 sqm, deck 9-13
  • Sitting area with sofa or separate living area
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Premium Suite Aurea with Whirlpool

  • Surface approx 28 sqm, balcony approx 7 sqm with its own private whirlpool bath, deck 9-15
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryers
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Premium Suite Aurea with Terrace

  • Surface approx 28 sqm, balcony approx 38 sqm, deck 9
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Premium Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 26-32 sqm, balcony approx 9-14 sqm, deck 9-15
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Deluxe Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 20 sqm, balcony approx 8 sqm, deck 9-15
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Junior Suite Aurea

  • Surface approx 17 sqm, balcony approx 16 sqm, deck 9
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Balcony

  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Choose the cabin type that best suits you:

  • Balcony Aurea (best ship position, surface approx 17 sqm, balcony 9 sqm*, deck 9)
  • Deluxe Balcony (surface approx 17 sqm, balcony 5 sqm, deck 9-10)

*Some cabins have a metal balcony front, instead of glass.

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Balcony Bella

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Bingo Balcony

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Deluxe Ocean View

  • Surface approx 17 sqm, deck 5
  • Window with sea view
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Ocean View Bella

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Bingo Outside

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Interior

  • Interactive TV, telephone, wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request*)
  • Can accommodate up to 5 people

Choose the cabin type that best suits you:

  • Premium Interior (surface approx 28 sqm, deck 10)
  • Deluxe Interior (surface approx 14-17 sqm, deck 5-15)

*Some cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility have twin beds that can’t be converted into double beds.

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Interior Bella

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Bingo Inside

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Bingo Inside

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Deck 20 – Sun Deck

Deck 19 – Biarritz

Deck 18 – Playa Paraiso

Deck 16 – Miami Beach

Deck 15 – Venice Beach

Deck 14 – Mondello

Deck 13 – Pink Sands

Deck 12 – Las Salinas

Deck 11 – Flamenco Beach

Deck 10 – Maspalomas

Deck 9 – Lanikai

Deck 8 – Ocean Cay

Deck 7 – South Beach

Deck 6 – Copacabana

Deck 5 – Cape Cod

Ocean Cay Restaurant

A mouthwatering menu of sophisticated fish dishes and other recipes, made with the freshest ingredients and complemented by a wonderful wine list: these are the magic ingredients of the luxury fish restaurant.

Butcher’s Cut

This American-style steak house serves select Linz heritage angus beef, gold standard in high-end angus beef thanks to the best genetics in breed. The highest quality product custom cut by master butchers and aged to perfection. The menu is inspired by the great plains and it is accompanied by bold New World wines and cocktails with swagger.

Asian Market Kitchen

Located on Deck 16.

Seashore Restaurant

Located on Deck 5.

Biscayne Buffet Restaurant

The dedicated family buffet offers a variety of popular favourites and other tasty, healthy dishes that children will love.

Bistrot la Bohème

Located on Deck 8.

Ipanema Restaurant

Located on Deck 6.

MSC Yacht Club Restaurant

Located on Deck 18.

Marketplace Buffet Restaurant

Located on Deck 8.

Atrium

Located on Deck 5.

Metropolitan Theatre

You’d normally have to travel to New York to see top-end shows, but thanks to our Broadway-style theatres you can enjoy superlative entertainment with an international line-up of artists without having to leave the ship. Take your pick from a fabulous programme, there’s sure to be a show you love.                                                

Forest Aquaventure Park

High jinks and water are two elements you’ll find plenty of at the on-board Waterpark, perfect for people of all ages to unwind and have tons of aquatic fun. Among the features are twisting slides, a range of pools and activities to suit every age group. 

Arcade

While away a few enjoyable hours of game play at the Arcade on board the ship. Pit your wits and skill against those of your friends in any number of typical arcade options, including video games, pinball and more. Great fun guaranteed.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply

Billiard Room

For a bit of quiet time on board your ship, check out the Billiard Room & Library to play a civilised game or read in peace amid a haven of tranquillity and calm. With the clicking of the balls and low-key conversations as the only sounds you’ll hear, it’s the ideal place to unwind.

Billiard Room available on: MSC Seaside and MSC Magnifica.

Type of service: Charges apply

MSC Formula Racer

Our amazing on-board MSC Formula Racer delivers an adrenaline-pumping virtual-reality race, with you in the driver’s seat of a racing car. Go head to head against other racers and thrill to the feel of engines gunning. Huge fun for the young and the young at heart, regardless of who wins the race.

Available on MSC Grandiosa, MSC Bellissima, MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Charges apply

Garage Club

During the day, the Garage Club is dedicated to teenagers. At night, it’s a club with a powerful sound system and great cocktails. Dance the night away to our pumping sound system and enjoy a fantastic beverage range: long drinks, Spritz & Co, exciting premium cocktails and the latest mocktails.

South Beach Pool

To get even closer to the sea while soaking up the sun, guests can also stretch out by the elegant South Beach Pool at the aft of the ship on deck 7. And for more amazing views, take a ride in the two panoramic lifts connecting it to the top deck.

MSC Yacht Club Pool

Located on Deck 19.

Miami Beach Pool

The unique Miami Beach Pool on deck 16 offers breathtaking sea views and, of course, plenty of space for sunbathing, thanks to the innovative sun loungers specially designed to give guests the chance to stay close to the pool like never before.

Miami Beach Bar

Discover a world of frozen delights, cocktails, beers and soft drinks at the main poolside ice cream bar. Venchiartisanal ice-cream is made fresh daily.

Venchi Chocolate Bar and Venchi 1878 Gelato & Crêperie

A real chocolate experience by Venchi, the best luxury chocolate since 1878. A chocolate, gelato and coffee corner where guests can indulge in some of Venchi’s finest treats while watching the Venchimaîtres chocolatiers creating authentic Italian recipes through the glass window overlooking the kitchen lab.

Champagne Bar

With an array of first-rate champagne, bubblies, fresh oysters, caviar and fish, the chic Champagne Bar is a place to indulge in the finer things in life. To ensure we have only the best, we have painstakingly researched the quality of our sparkling wines and sourced them from the most renowned producers world-wide

Aurea Bar

This relaxing outdoor pool bar is dedicated to guests why have chosen the Aura Experience. The exclusive bar menu features a variety of coladas, margaritas, long drinks, frozen delights and many other refreshers.

Wine & Cocktails

Surrounded by the specialty restaurants, Wine and Cocktails is an ideal place for an aperitif while waiting for a table in one of the specialty dining venues, or the place to stop by for a glass of wine after dinner.

Sports Bar

Watch the game, or simply relax with a great choice of American or international beer, cocktails, spirits and more at this American-style sports bar.

Haven Lounge

Super cocktails are a feature of this cocktail bar. A signature MSC cocktail, a classic or something entirely new – you decide. This bar is an ideal spot to stop by to listen to live music and enjoy a drink from the extensive bar menu.

Photo Portrait

A dedicated Studio Photographer will provide you with a unique photo opportunity to capture the special moments of your cruise. During a private consultation you will be presented with the best locations around the ship so you can choose where your photoshoot will take place. Every photo will be taken with top of the line equipment by our highly-skilled, studio photographer using creative lighting techniques. Pictures will be re-touched and edited, and printed on premium photo paper. After your session choose from our different packages and take home lasting memories.

Photo Shop

Smile! Our professional team of photographers constantly roam the ship, capturing wonderful memories every day. Be sure to stroll through the Photo Gallery daily, so you don’t miss one of their great shots of you and your loved ones enjoying your cruise.

MSC Logo Shop

Infuse your cruise with gifts that spark magical memories of your voyage across the waves! Navigate the MSC Logo Shop for everything from gadgets to books and novelty gifts! You’ll also find MSC’s very own DOREMI Mascot right here in the MSC Shop.

Duty Free

Discover everything the Duty Free shop has to offer, all at tax and duty-free prices*.

You can choose between top-flight international tobacco products, technology products, fine wines, chocolate, make up and travel essentials.

Our expert staff can provide you with all the help you need to make the perfect choice.

* We always give you the lowest tax and duty-free prices applicable in accordance with local legislation

Fashion Boutique

Browse the latest collections for men, women and children, plus an array of accessories for all tastes. Enjoy the expert guidance of our staff, here to help you find something for the special people in your life, whatever their age and taste!

Accessories

Top Italian brands such as Armani, Coccinelle, Furla and Fusaro feature alongside international names like Radley London, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

Here you are sure to find serious sartorial inspiration for bags and accessories!

Beer Festival

Fun-packed festive celebrations with a Bavarian flair – decorations, costumes, games, music and of course beer. There’s even a Master of Beer competition and a 6-metre-tall inflatable beer mug.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Sailaway Party

A start-of-the-cruise event celebrating the ship’s departure, led by the Entertainment Team and Dancers in a spectacular Costume Parade.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Master Chef

The world’s best-loved food show awaits you on the MSC Cruises fleet! Experience the adrenaline-fuelled creativity of an extraordinary on-board cooking competition for adults and junior guests.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

MSC Factor

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a star in our on-board talent competition, The MSC Factor? Then come and showcase what you can do in the most exciting talent show at sea. Whatever your specific talent may be, don’t be shy – come and show the world what it’s been missing.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Theme Parties

It’s all white for a night with dazzling décor and costumes to suit the theme, plus a special performance starring our theatre cast.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Seaview Lounge

Cocktails and other drinks are available for your enjoyment in our Seaview Lounge. Bar menu with classic cocktails, sparkling cocktails, Mojitos, zero-alcohol drinks, wines, beers, ciders, aperitifs, liqueurs and more. There are afternoon activities too, along with an extensive selection of tea.

Bistrot La Bohème

Our Bistrot la Bohème bar is the ideal spot to join friends for an aperitif or for a refreshing drink at any time of day. From traditional aperitifs, our Signature Cocktails to the contemporary classics and French wines, there is something to suit your taste

Jungle Bar

Thanks to its sliding roof, the indoor pool ensures maximum enjoyment in every season. On evenings when the weather prevents the outdoor pool areas from being used, it becomes a fantastic party venue, hosting a series of fun events on themes ranging from the ’70s to The Great Gatsby.

Miami Casino

Hit the jackpot at our spacious bar in Le Grand Casino. Get that James Bond feeling, order a drink from our skilled bar tenders and cast an eve over the Casino as you contemplate where lady luck will go to next. We have a wide variety of selected cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine and fine spirits to refresh yourself with as you take a break from play.

Seaside Bar

This bar is an ideal spot to join friends for an aperitif before a meal. Choose your favourite drink or ask our professional mixologist to prepare you a fabulous Martini. 

Shine Bar

Ideally situated near the main dining room, this bar is a perfect place to join friends for an aperitif before a meal, or for an after-dinner shot, even vodka, whisky or rum tastings.

South Beach Bar

The Sunset Beach Bar offers delicious Caribbean-style cocktails and punches, like Mojitos and frozen delights, as well as beer, mixed drinks, ciders, softs, fruit juices and alcohol-free cocktails.

Top Sail Lounge

Reserved exclusively for MSC Yacht Club Guests, this elegant lounge with its panoramic views offers the Yacht Club bar list of craft cocktails, beer, fine wine, soft drinks and coffee drinks. This elegant lounge equally offers a fine selection of gourmet finger food throughout the day. Enjoy spectacular views in this elegant lounge.

Zip Line

Thrill-seekers take note and sign up for a ride on two racing zip lines that extend over the side of the ship, a priceless experience you’ll sure to remember forever. Also be sure to whizz down the single and double tubes of the ship’s 112-m waterslide, with lights and music to add to the fun.

Available on: MSC Seaview and MSC Seaside

Water Park

High jinks and water are two elements you’ll find plenty of at the on-board Waterpark, perfect for people of all ages to unwind and have tons of aquatic fun. Among the features are twisting slides, a range of pools and activities to suit every age group.

Available on: MSC Grandiosa, MSC Bellissima, MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia

Type of service: Included

Swimming Pools

If a bit of poolside therapy sounds like your idea of heaven, look no further than one of our numerous swimming pools to get your fill of sun and relaxation, while our pool attendants can cater to your every need.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

4D Cinema

Visit our on-board 4D Cinema for a chance to enter a world of adventure without having to leave the comfort of your seat. Enjoy a unique cinematic experience, full of surprising features and visual effects.

Available on: MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Magnifica.

Type of service: Charges apply

MSC Aurea Spa

MSC Aurea Spa boasts an exotic interior of natural stone, precious woods and rich mosaics, and is equipped with specific and massage treatment suites. Being pampered by a traditional Balinese Massage is a truly unique experience. Thanks to a blend of scented essences and aromatic oils, your body is enveloped in an endlessly peaceful and relaxing aura.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply

Gym

Equipped with the latest Technogym® cardio and strength-training equipment, the panoramic gym on board MSC Seaside offers a wide range of original fitness courses and training programmes: perfect for anyone who wants to stay in shape as they cruise.

Thermal Area

Get a lasting sensation of absolute wellbeing that will accompany you well beyond your cruise. All our ships are equipped with a Thermal Area where you can enjoy a soothing sauna, a relaxing steam or an invigorating whirlpool bath.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply

Beauty Salon

You can enjoy the expertise of highly specialised staff in aesthetic treatments to offer you excellent results and improve the relaxing effects of your cruise. Customise your cruise with the best treatments for your body. Unwind and feel fantastic!

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Charges apply 

Medi Spa Centre

Relaxing on one of our ships will do wonders for you, but we also have a few secrets on board to help you look and feel even better. Make the most of our range of safe and effective Anti-Ageing treatments and return from your cruise visibly rejuvenated.

Hair Salon

Refresh your look with a new hairstyle! There are different packages which include a personalised shampoo & conditioning mask, a haircut and a single process colour treatment. Leave the salon styled and ready for a great evening onboard.

Power Walking Track

Enjoying time off on your cruise doesn’t need to mean letting your fitness routine slide, so gear up and rendezvous with the power walking and jogging track on deck to get your daily exercise fix while also savouring outstanding ocean views.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included

Basketball

Come to the outdoor basketball court at the Sport Centre for a chance to hang out with friends, have fun shooting hoops and enjoy a full-body workout at the same time. You may not make the latest line-up of the Harlem Globetrotters, but you’re sure to have a great time.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa.

Type of service: Included

Tennis Court

Anyone for tennis? Play to your heart’s content at the outdoor tennis court of our on-board Sport Centre. Tennis is ideal for getting some healthy activity, honing your hand-to-eye coordination and having loads of fun. Game, set and match to you.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Included

Volleyball

Fast-paced, energetic and a ton of fun to play, volleyball is one of the world’s most popular team sports and one you can enjoy at the outdoor volleyball court at the on-board Sport Centre. Burn some calories and get a thorough cardio-vascular workout while you land a kill and beat the opposing team.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Included

Five-a-side Football

Fancy a game of footy? Your wish can be granted at the outdoor five-a-side football pitch at the Sport Centre. Team up with some friends or family and play a match against another on-board team. A great way to have fun, get active and turn strangers into friends.

Available on: all MSC Ships except MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Preziosa

Type of service: Included

Bike Tours

One of the best ways to explore a city is from the seat of a bicycle. Hit the road on your next MSC Cruise on a MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS experience.

See, hear, smell and feel the destination like never before. You’re guaranteed to leave with a deeper connection.

You Don’t Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go

Our carefully curated small group tours offer both active adventures and easy city sightseeing on electric bicycles.

Reserve today and ride into your next adventure with MSC Bike Adventours.

Sustainable Shore Excursions: MSC Protectours

What are Protectours

We are committed to preserving a beautiful world for future generations to enjoy. By focusing on environmental sustainability, PROTECTOURS contribute to that vital goal. 70% of the tours involve activities with zero environmental impact – like walking, cycling, or kayaking – while others make a direct contribution to the environment, for example, tree planting or beach cleaning. So, you can enjoy original insights into the natural world while preserving its beauty and helping to ensure a greener future!

A world of amazing experiences

PROTECTOURS offer you unforgettable experiences in close contact with nature and communities in a variety of environments around the world. Local guides, with an expertise in wildlife or traditions, will help you save baby sea turtles in the Caribbean, clean the desert in Abu Dhabi, explore Iceland by horseback, or immerse yourself in Corfu’s beautiful countryside and the magical world of bees.

MSC Cruises and the environment

Our love and respect for the marine environment are reflected in our certified eco-ships, with their innovative systems for energy saving, waste treatment and recycling. Naturally, our commitment to the environments extends to our onshore activities too. PROTECTOURS is not only a way to offer our guests a variety of eco-friendly shore excursions, but also a means of encouraging our onshore partners to develop tours that pay ever more attention to environmental sustainability. Just one example is that no single-use plastic or other items are accepted on these tours.

MSC Family Explorer Club

MSC Family Explorer Club

Explore the destination together on a fun filled family adventure, inspired by history and designed to cover all the highlights.

Family friendly programming

Tours typically start later in the morning, are shorter in duration and are accompanied by expert guides and story tellers

Tours that the whole family can enjoy

Each experience is developed to keep both children entertained while also providing an enriching and educational experience for adults

Family-Friendly Prices 50% off

Children tickets are always half-price

Peace of Mind

When you choose an MSC Family Explorer Club you can relax in the knowledge that all our tours are operated by carefully selected partners who can easily make contact with your ship throughout the day.

Easy & Accessible Excursions

TOURS FOR EVERYONE

Accessible Vehicles & Facilities

Vehicles equipped with a wheelchair accessible solution. We visit accessible bathrooms equipped with wide doors.

Small Groups with Expert Guides

Local guides are knowledgeable experts of their area, as well as experts in accessibility needs excursions.

Visit at your own pace

Tours made to leisurely visit the destination’s highlights while taking into account guests’ special needs and facilitating each participant in moving independently.

Step-free Routes

Tours aim at eliminating obstacles and ensure a smooth access to all of the highlights visited

Behind The Scenes

Come and see how we do it! Go “Behind-the-Scenes” and experience what goes into delivering a perfect cruise vacation.

Explore several “off-limit” areas of the ship

Are you ready for the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience on our magnificent cruise ship? This exclusive excursion is limited to small groups of 20 people, so you’ll have a truly intimate and immersive experience.

Join us as we take you on a journey through the hidden corners of our ship, where only a select few have gone before. You’ll have the chance to see the inner workings of the ship, from the bridge of command, engine room to the gallery and beyond.

A one-of-a-kind discovery tour

Our knowledgeable tour guides and shipboard staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and give an overview of the internal operation of the ship.

But that’s not all – you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the ship’s captain and learn about their experiences at sea. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get an inside look at the operations of a cruise ship and to see what goes on behind the scenes. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity – book your spot now to ensure one of the very few seats available!

BOOK THE TOUR ON BOARD AT THE EXCURSIONS’ OFFICE

  • The tour availability is limited, so don’t miss out and reserve your spot!
  • The tour takes place during various moments of the cruise to guarantee the safest and most suitable conditions to the participants.
  • The tour lasts approximately 2 hours to 3 hours and a half.
  • Prices starting from 30€, final price is confirmed on board depending on which tour is booked.
  • To participate guests must be at least 6 years old and must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Guests participating must be physically fit as the tour involves multiple flights of stairs as well as extended periods of walking and standing.
  • The meeting point and time will be confirmed on the Ship.

Important Note: it is strictly forbidden to take along mobile phones and cameras and participants must wear only closed shoes.

Disabled Facilities & Special Needs

Cabin Facilities

Accessible cabins, fitted out especially for guests with disabilities and/or reduced mobility, are available on every ship in the fleet. Guests requiring an accessible cabin can request it at the time of booking.

The accessible cabins are larger and offer more space for movement than regular cabins, and come with extra facilities and equipment to meet special needs.

Reduced Mobility

All decks, public areas and tenders are designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility. There might be ports or tender services you may not access with a mobility device as we cannot lift it. In addition, there are varying numbers of specially fitted-out cabins available on each ship in the fleet. For safety reasons, guests requiring assistance may be requested to travel with a carer, depending on the specific route.

Wheelchairs are available on board our ships, for the use of guests during embarkation and disembarkation only, or in case of emergency. Guests that require constant use of a wheelchair or any other form of support must bring their own equipment with them. It is the responsibility of the guest to check with the relevant producers/suppliers that this equipment is safe to take on board and use on a cruise ship, and to organise both its delivery to the departure terminal in good time for embarkation, and its collection at the end of the cruise.

For detailed information on the ports of call and excursions suitable for passengers who experience mobility problems, read the relevant pages in this section, and once on board check the accuracy of the information provided.

Hearing Impairments

For safety reasons, guests with hearing disabilities must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, only if they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit, available in limited numbers on all ships, includes light and vibrating devices, a text phone and an analogue alarm clock.

Furthermore, wireless amplifiers and indicator lights are available in the theatre and other rooms. Indicator lights are also available in the lifts.

Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs have normal access to all on-board services and facilities. Although the entertainment staff do not offer a childcare service, they are trained to provide a wide range of entertainment aimed specifically at children.

All children, including those with special needs, are assigned to a certain entertainment area depending on their age. If necessary, children or young people with special needs can be placed with a lower age group (with the agreement of their parents), or they can take part in specific activities, together with their parents if required.

Excursions

The majority of excursions are fully accessible, however we would recommend that all our guests to read-through the programme of available tours at the Excursion Office on board.

Special Dietary Requirements

MSC Cruises has obtained a certification from Bureau Veritas to provide gluten-free menus worldwide (food code: 20 ppm) on all ships. Please check availability when booking. On MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica guests can find only a limited selection of pre-packaged gluten-free snacks such as, biscuits, croissants, sponge cakes and muffins. Guests with food intolerances and/or allergies must inform MSC Cruises of their needs via the Special Needs Form and, once on board, confirm their requirements at Reception-Guest Service and/or with the Maître d’hôtel.

Kosher meals (pre-packaged breakfast, lunch and dinner) may be available on board for an additional charge starting from €25 pp/day. Kosher meals can be consumed in the main restaurants and must be booked at least 3 weeks before ship’s departure.

Halal products (beef, lamb and poultry) may be available on board following former request of the guest at least two months before departure.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment on board may not be technically adequate to deal with a birth or pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, we cannot admit women on board who will have reached or exceeded their twenty-fourth week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise. Regardless of the stage of pregnancy, a doctor should be consulted before setting off on a cruise to evaluate whether the guest is fit to travel.

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.

MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.

For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended∘. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.

Medical Facilities

All MSC cruise ships have a well-equipped Medical Centre, supervised by a ship’s doctor and other medical personnel. The Medical Centre is open at the times advertised in the ship’s Daily Programme. Emergency services are available round the clock by calling the Medical Emergency number. Excluding emergencies, medical services carry a fee and prices are available on board. Guests who incur medical expenses during their cruise can ask their insurance company for reimbursement once ashore.

Dialysis

Guests undergoing peritoneal dialysis treatment can travel as normal, bringing with them all medicines and equipment that may be required during the cruise. The relevant medical treatment is available through the on-board medical facilities.

Equipment and machinery for haemodialysis treatment will only be carried on board by specialised independent companies on certain routes. For further information on this service, please contact your travel agent.

Smoking Policy

In line with global standards, smoking areas on board are fewer than non-smoking areas and are indicated by signage and ashtrays.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in cabins, on cabin balconies and anywhere not expressly indicated by signage and ashtrays.

The Company reserves the right to levy a fee should passengers be found smoking in non-designated areas of the vessel. Repeatedly smoking in non-smoking areas can ultimately lead to disembarkation.

We remind you that throwing cigarette butts or anything else overboard at sea is strictly prohibited as it may seriously put in danger safety at sea.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available on board all of our ships.

Satellite Internet Access is available in all public areas of the ship and in most cabins, including all MSC Yacht Club suites. All you need is one of our Satellite Internet Access packages and a mobile internet device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).

You can also access the internet without the need for a mobile device, by using the computers in the Internet Café on board.

When at sea, it is not possible to access the internet using a high-speed broadband connection as you would on land. Instead, internet connectivity on board is provided by links between the ship and communications satellites in orbit far above the Earth.

Service Animals

Suitably trained and certified guide dogs are allowed on board all ships, assuming that they are in a good state of health and possess all documents for entering the foreign countries visited during the cruise.

The guest will be informed in advance about the accommodation made for the animal, the facilities available (if required) and the embarking and disembarking procedure.

The guest is personally responsible (with the aid of the carer if applicable) for the custody, feeding and general care of the animal during the whole stay on board.

Onboard Language

The company uses six main languages for its communications: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The order in which these languages appear is determined exclusively by the number of guests in each language group as a proportion of our total guests. The cabin information booklet and other printed material used on board are available in different versions for each of the six languages listed above. The order of the languages used in our menus changes depending on the area of the world in which each ship is located.

Charting a Sustainable Future

For us sustainability means protecting the environment, supporting the people who work with us and choose to travel with us, as well as the communities and places that we visit and do business with.

Our sustainability programme is organised around four key pillars: Planet, People, Place and Procurement. This translates into a drive to continuously improve our fleet’s environmental performance; caring for all employees and promoting diversity and inclusion; working to ensure that our impact on the coastal communities that we reach remains positive; and responsibly sourcing the products and services that we purchase.

Sustainability it also means putting the safety of our crew and guests at the centre of everything. In 2020, due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic we had to halt all our operations and repatriate thousands of guests and crew home in a matter of days. Furthermore we had to secure our business, adapt our operations and prepare for a safe return of guests thanks to an industry-leading Health & Safety protocol.

Laundry Services

Everyone loves the feel of freshly-laundered clothes and the convenience of a same-day laundry service.

Extend the relaxation after a wonderful long holiday by returning home with your shirts and trousers washed, dried and ready to put away

Take advantage of our laundry packages any time, even the last day of your cruise. That’s why we offer several Laundry Service Packages to choose from.

For a modest single charge, you and every traveller in your cabin can use the service whenever you like for up to 20 items per cabin per cruise.

Simply leave your items for collection before 9am on any day except the last day of your cruise, and they’ll be returned freshly laundered by 5pm on the very same day.

Now isn’t that a clean sight better? Take advantage of our pre-boarding rates now!

Other Details

Adults Only: Kids allowed

Childrens Facilities: Available

Nursery: Nursery

Smoking: Some

Gratuities: SERVICE CHARGES / GRATUITIES Service Charge / Gratuities are included in the cruise fare. Tips MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

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