ABOUT MSC CRUISES
Only the Sea, Only MSC
After 300 years at sea, we understand its influence, positive impact and ability to guide you to treasures that lie off the beaten path. Our cruises are designed to enrich, delight and create unforgettable emotions that only the sea can create. Our experienced crew members are ready to help you uncover the best-kept secrets in each new destination. We have a passion and respect for the sea and a commitment to excellence in hospitality; combining all the details that will make each MSC cruise a unique experience.
We are the world’s third-largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa, with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. We are also the fastest-growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we are part of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage.
We employ over 30,000 staff globally and sell cruise holidays in many countries around the world.
At MSC Cruises, our love for the sea goes back many generations. And we are eager to pass this passion on to future generations. That’s why we are dedicated to making each of our cruises a voyage of discovery and unforgettable emotions for every guest. We offer an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience, where you can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programmes and the latest user-friendly technology on board.
With our cruises you can decide where to go and for how long. Choose among the best cruise destinations, with a wide variety of itineraries mapped to reveal the sights, sounds and flavours of the world’s most intriguing cultures. Our ships sail year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean (visiting also Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, our private island in the Bahamas). Our seasonal itineraries include Northern Europe, South America, southern Africa, Asia, North America, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar and Saudi Arabia and Red Sea.
05 Sep 23NEWS
MSC deploys trio of ships on 2023/24 Middle East cruisesMSC Cruises will add new ports of call for two of its three sailing itineraries ...Read moreMSC deploys trio of ships on 2023/24 Middle East cruises - News & announcementsMSC Cruises will add new ports of call for two of its three sailing itineraries in the Middle East during the winter 2023-24 season. The line will also back up its Middle East cruise expansion with 80,000 return air seats as part of its 'Fly&Cruise' programme with leading airlines. MSC Virtuosa will sail 17 new seven-night voyages in the Arabian Gulf from Dubai to Doha, Manama in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island. International guests have a choice of three embarkation ports: Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi. MSC Virtuosa will also serve as a cruise ship hotel for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. MSC Opera returns to the region with 22 seven-night sailings in 2023-24 from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, Muscat and more. MSC Orchestra will operate a new Middle East cruise tinerary from Safaga in Egypt with 20 seven-night sailings to Jeddah, Aqaba for Petra in Jordan, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Cairo. The 'Fly&Cruise' product for MSC Orchestra's Red Sea sailings will provide more than 20,000 return air seats throughout the season.
04 Aug 23NEWS
MSC Cruises opens sales for the winter 24/25MSC Cruises has put its highly anticipated winter 2024/25 season on sale. Cementing MSC Cruises' ...Read moreMSC Cruises opens sales for the winter 24/25 - News & announcementsMSC Cruises has put its highly anticipated winter 2024/25 season on sale. Cementing MSC Cruises' strong presence in North America, MSC Meraviglia will continue sailing from New York City, with a wide range of itineraries spanning 7 to 11 nights. Sailings visit Port Canaveral, Florida, Nassau, plus MSC Cruises' private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. MSC Seascape sails every Saturday from Miami, offering week-long Eastern Caribbean cruises and to the Western Caribbean (Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Ocean Cay). MSC Divina offers a range of three to 10-night Caribbean cruises from PortMiami. MSC Seashore will homeport in Port Canaveral and MSC Virtuosa will be based in Fort-de-France, Martinique. Embarking from Dubai, MSC Cruises' latest flagship MSC Euribia will make her debut in the region, offering seven-night sailings, including stops in Abu Dhabi, the island of Sir Bani Yas, and Manama in Bahrain. In the Red Sea, MSC Musica will offer seven-night sailings from Safaga, Egypt to Jeddah, Aqaba; Sharm El-Sheikh and Sokhna Port. Additionally, MSC offers a full complement of Europe cruises in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Guests can expect visits to European island hotspots like Sicily, Malta and more on MSC World Europa. MSC Preziosa offers seven-night cruises in northern Europe departing Hamburg, to Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, and Southampton with extended port stays. Additionally, one 21-night long cruise from Southampton will visit the Canary and Madeira Islands, as well as Morocco on 5 January 2025. All these itineraries are now on sale. MSC Cruises will soon release details for South America cruises, and sailings to Southern Africa and the Far East.
25 Jul 23NEWS
MSC Cruises rolls out improved Future Cruise booking processMSC Cruises has introduced an upgraded 'Future Cruise Program.’ It is designed to benefit travel ...Read moreMSC Cruises rolls out improved Future Cruise booking process - News & announcementsMSC Cruises has introduced an upgraded 'Future Cruise Program.’ It is designed to benefit travel agents when a customer who books with an agency then reserves their next sailing while onboard. The original travel agent will receive full commission for any new booking made at sea. MSC Cruises says the new procedure will allow agency resources to be better allocated. New aspects of the program for guests include a reduced 'onboard-only deposit' starting from £100 per person for their next cruise. There is also greater flexibility so a reservation can be changed to suit the customer's needs prior to final payment Additionally, there is an extended 'best price guarantee'. Benefits of the line's existing 'Future Cruise Program' will continue. It currently offers up to £200 in shipboard credit for the next cruise and double MSC Voyagers Club loyalty points. Achille Staiano, SVP Global Sales, said, "We believe that the new Future Cruise process is an extension of an agency's business as we at MSC Cruises continue to build loyalty with our valued travel agent partners.” MSC Cruises' ships have dedicated onboard Future Cruise teams and every new booking will generate an email confirmation to an agent
12 Jul 23NEWS
MSC Cruises returning to ChinaMSC Cruises is heading back to China next year. It will offer international China cruises ...Read moreMSC Cruises returning to China - News & announcementsMSC Cruises is heading back to China next year. It will offer international China cruises aboard the MSC Bellissima from March 2024. A short season will see the ship sailing from the Baoshan Wusongkou Cruise Terminal in Shanghai. It will operate nine China cruises of four or five nights calling at Fukuoka, Kagoshima, and Sasebo, Japan. Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises, said: “We can really sense a rapid recovery in the country’s cruise industry.” “Our team in China has been working tirelessly to prepare for our return to the Chinese market.” Prior to mainland China, MSC Bellissima will homeport in Taiwan from January 2024.
06 Jul 23Partner News
Six Reasons To Sail This Autumn On MSC Meraviglia For The Ultimate Getaway To New England And CanadaMSC Cruises’ autumn programme offers stunning itineraries off the east coast of North America ...Read moreSix Reasons To Sail This Autumn On MSC Meraviglia For The Ultimate Getaway To New England And Canada - News & announcementsMSC Cruises’ autumn programme offers stunning itineraries off the east coast of North America and up to Canada, promising guests a truly unique cruise experience aboard MSC Meraviglia. Guests can embark on an unforgettable journey this September and October 2023 for 10-or 11-night cruises sailing from New York to New England and Canada. New England and Canada are renowned for incredible scenery and autumn is definitely the best time to visit to witness the beautiful changing of the seasons. Whether it’s visiting world-famous historical sites, admiring the incredible landscapes and spectacular vibrant hues of autumn leaves or savouring the famed mouth-watering cuisines of the East Coast - these unique itineraries aboard MSC Meraviglia have something to offer for everyone. While sailing the East Atlantic coast, guests can make the most of MSC Meraviglia’s array of exceptional amenities and rich and varied onboard experiences including the ship’s wide range of gourmet dining options, world-class entertainment, award-winning facilities for families and children of all ages, luxurious spa and wellness all whilst relaxing in comfortable accommodations to meet all needs. MSC Meraviglia is homeporting year-round in New York and will also offer select cruises to New England and Canada in April, May, August and autumn 2024. MSC Meravalgia fall itinerary highlights include:
- TAKE A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE
- EXPERIENCE THE ELEGANCE & CHARM OF NEW PORT
- WALK THROUGH AMERICA’S HISTORY AT BOSTON’S HISTORICAL SITES
- EXPLORE NOVA SCOTIA’S NATURAL BEAUTY
- VISIT THE GREAT OUTDOORS OF NEW BRUNSWICK
- DISCOVER THE BEST OF PORTLAND’S CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
09 Jun 23NEWS
MSC newest flagship MSC Euribia officially namedMSC Cruises new flagship MSC Euribia has been officially named in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Naming ...Read moreMSC newest flagship MSC Euribia officially named - News & announcementsMSC Cruises new flagship MSC Euribia has been officially named in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Naming Ceremony event was presented by Danish television host and actress Sarah Grünewald. The ship’s Godmother is screen legend, Sophia Loren. The ship is MSC Cruises' second LNG cruise ship. Sustainable innovations include onboard wastewater treatment systems and waste management handling. The ship can also incorporate future innovations, such as carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels. During her maiden voyage, MSC Euribia completed a net zero GHG emissions journey from St Nazaire to Copenhagen. MSC Euribia begins sailings in Northern Europe with seven-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen to the Norwegian Fjords.
02 May 23Partner News
MSC Cruises Opens Sales For Stunning Itineraries In Japan For Winter 23/24MSC Cruises is celebrating 15 years in Japan and the start of MSC Bellissima’s ...Read moreMSC Cruises Opens Sales For Stunning Itineraries In Japan For Winter 23/24 - News & announcements
- MSC Cruises is celebrating 15 years in Japan and the start of MSC Bellissima’s summer season out of Yokohama
- First-ever winter season means guests can now sail year-round in the region with MSC Cruises
- The cruise line now offers the largest capacity of cruise passengers from Japan
- Okinawa, Japan - The fifth largest island of Japan is known for its balmy tropical climate, expansive beaches and stunning coral reefs, as well as historical sites
- Ishigaki, Japan – Another stunning beach destination with incredible snorkelling, diving and surfing sites, guests may go searching for the Shiraho Reef's rare blue coral in Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park
- Keelung, Taiwan (China) - Keelung City is surrounded by inspiring mountains and is home to a bustling waterfront, where street-food stalls at Miaokou Night Market offer traditional snacks and seafood. Several forts pepper the area and offer breath-taking views out to sea
- Miyako Island, Japan - Miyako Island is revered for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Guests will delight in local foods, including sweet mangoes, or go out looking for adventure in the many underwater caverns
21 Apr 23NEWS
MSC Meraviglia set for year-round New York cruisesMSC Meraviglia has arrived at its NYC homeport at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. It marks the ...Read moreMSC Meraviglia set for year-round New York cruises - News & announcementsMSC Meraviglia has arrived at its NYC homeport at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. It marks the first time MSC Cruises has deployed a ship for year-round New York. cruises With New York’s wide-ranging flight connections, MSC Cruises offers "Stay & Cruise" packages with an option to stay up to three nights. MSC Meraviglia's itineraries range from 6-to 11-nights, including The Bahamas and Florida, Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Other itineraries include Bermuda with seven days in port. MSC Meraviglia also offers Canada and New England cruises in the fall, calling at Newport, Boston and Portland in the US, and Saint John and Halifax. MSC Meraviglia accommodates up to 5,700 guests with 20 bars and 12 restaurants.
03 Apr 23NEWS
MSC World America Miami season on saleSales are now open for MSC’s second LNG-powered ship, which sails from Miami in 2025. ...Read moreMSC World America Miami season on sale - News & announcementsSales are now open for MSC’s second LNG-powered ship, which sails from Miami in 2025. MSC World America launches in April 2025. MSC World America will sail from MSC Cruises' new terminal at PortMiami, which is set to be the largest cruise terminal in North America when completed. World America will sail seven-night Caribbean cruises during the inaugural season. The ship's itineraries include visits to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve—MSC Cruises' private destination in The Bahamas. They comprise Eastern Caribbean cruises to Puerto Plata, San Juan, and Ocean Cay. Western Caribbean: cruises call at Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico;, Roatan, Honduras and Ocean Cay. Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises said, "MSC World America will become the fourth of our new ships that we have deployed in the Caribbean for her inaugural season.” "This is part of our commitment to bring our newest and most innovative ships to the region." MSC World America will be designed for North American cruising with new restaurants, bars, public spaces and experiences.
23 Mar 23NEWS
MSC Foundation, IUCN partner to save coral reefsThe MSC Foundation teamed up with the International Union for Conservation of Nature to help ...Read moreMSC Foundation, IUCN partner to save coral reefs - News & announcementsThe MSC Foundation teamed up with the International Union for Conservation of Nature to help conserve coral reefs. It will enable the completion of the global assessment of coral reef species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The assessment project aims to deliver actionable restoration plans for coral reefs, as well as the species populating them. The project will include prioritisng conservation and restoration actions based on the threats they face. “Our new partnership is a powerful commitment to conserve threatened coral reefs, and seagrass beds,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Group Cruise Division. The partnership will also contribute to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
13 Mar 23NEWS
MSC Cruises teams up with Guinness World RecordsMSC Cruises is banking on a record-breaking season - with help from talented guests It ...Read moreMSC Cruises teams up with Guinness World Records - News & announcementsMSC Cruises is banking on a record-breaking season - with help from talented guests It announced a new entertainment offering by partnering with Guinness World Records. The new program allows guests to test their skill and get their name in the record books. Activities will include live shows inviting guests to attempt to break records. The new partnership is part of MSC Cruises' strategy to further elevate guest entertainment. Guests can participate in the activity by day and audition for the grand evening show. Finalists then demonstrate their talents and aim to become the next record holder. Steve Leatham, Global Head of Entertainment, said: "We're always on the hunt for new and engaging concepts for our guests.” “This partnership provides unique and enriching entertainment at the highest level.” Guinness World Records activities are now available on board MSC Seascape, MSC World Europa, and MSC Euribia, welcoming guest from June. Any new record breakers will be verified by a GWR Official Adjudicator and awarded a Guinness World Records certificate.
23 Feb 23Partner News
MSC Cruises To Launch New Environmentally Advanced Flagship, Msc Euribia, In Copenhagen, DenmarkMSC Cruises announced today that the Naming Ceremony for MSC Cruises’ newest flagship, MSC Euribia, ...Read moreMSC Cruises To Launch New Environmentally Advanced Flagship, Msc Euribia, In Copenhagen, Denmark - News & announcementsMSC Cruises announced today that the Naming Ceremony for MSC Cruises’ newest flagship, MSC Euribia, will take place in Copenhagen on 8 June. The new flagship will become MSC Cruises’ second ship to be powered by LNG one of the world’s cleanest marine fuels available at scale and will also feature further state-of-the-art environmental technologies including ‘Baltic Standard’ advanced onboard wastewater treatment system, waste management handling, energy efficiency measures as well shore power connectivity to enable zero emissions from the ship where onshore power is available. MSC Euribia symbolises the line’s commitment to protecting the oceans and this is why the port of Copenhagen was selected as the launch location – as not only does the port have a rich maritime heritage but Denmark is a country with a deep respect for the sea and commitment to sustainability. Antonio Paradiso, MSC Cruises, commented, “We are committed to offering the best experience for our guests from the UK and Ireland, and that is why our newest environmentally advanced flagship, MSC Euribia, will be sailing from the UK during Winter 2023. Since our first full ex-UK season back in 2018, we’ve seen a huge demand for stress-free, no-fly cruises from Southampton on board our current UK-based ship, MSC Virtuosa.We will be able to build on this success by offering our UK customers the opportunity to experience one of the most impressive cruise experiences available, featuring leading sustainability technology and cutting-edge design.” This highly anticipated new ship will feature a striking fresco painted on her exterior that represents MSC Cruises’ commitment to protect and preserve the marine environment. Designed by German graphic artist, Alex Flaemig, the artwork is designed to communicate the importance of protecting this delicate and complex ecosystem. MSC Euribia is named after the ancient goddess Eurybia who harnessed the winds, weather and constellations to master the seas, furthering the vision of the ship to master the deployment of state-of-the-art sustainable technologies to protect and preserve the precious marine ecosystem. Starting her inaugural season in Northern Europe from 10 June, MSC Euribia will offer 7-night sailings from Kiel, Germanyand Copenhagen, Denmark to the stunning Norwegian Fjords including Geiranger, Ålesund, and Flaam. To find out more about MSC Euribia, please click here. For more information for media please visit www.mscpressarea.com.