MSC Cruises have seen some amazing growth since their launch in 2004. The company is based in the Mediterranean and as such, are one of the world’s leading cruise lines for Mediterranean cruises. The company has a distinctly Mediterranean way of life and engenders a unique experience for holidaymakers worldwide. The region’s values of authenticity, humanity and warmth are at the heart of the MSC experience.
With headquarters in Geneva, MSC Cruises employ over 16,300 staff around the world and have a presence in 45 countries. The company has grown by 800 percent from 2004 to 2014 and their fleet comprises of 12 ships in three different classes. During this time, MSC have become one of the leading cruise lines in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil, offering a luxury cruise line experience and some fantastic destinations.
MSC Cruises claim to have the most modern fleet in the world. With three different cruise classes and the oldest ship in the fleet only dating back to 2003, each MSC Cruise line offers up the perfect blend of craftsmanship, elegance and state-of-the-art design.
With a fleet of 12 cruise ships, there is a cruise line to suit all tastes with MSC Cruises. Their latest addition to the fleet is the MSC Preziosa, MSC’s flagship cruise liner which specialises in Mediterranean cruises. One of the most impressive features onboard is the genuine stone piazza, giving the cruise a distinctly Mediterranean feel.
Onboard MSC’s four leading cruise lines, the MSC Divinia, MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida and MSC Preziosa you will also be able to access the MSC Yacht Club – an exclusive ship within a ship that offers the ultimate in luxury, privacy and personal service combined with world-class leisure and entertainment.
You can find out more about the MSC fleet here.
As you would imagine from such a modern fleet, MSC Cruises offer an amazing onboard experience with everything you could imagine and more. From the opulent casino to onboard activities including quizzes and a great enrichment programme there is something for everyone onboard. If you’re looking for a family friendly cruise, then MSC has got you covered. Children under 18 cruise for free with MSC when travelling with 2 paying adults and there is an exceptional programme of activities from early morning to early evening. Throw in some amazing leisure facilities, a library and card room and nightclubs and discos and you have everything you need to keep you entertained onboard, day and night.
In addition to these free facilities, there are also some premium activities that are available at an extra cost including access to the Aurea Spa and Spa Treatments, art auctions, personal fitness trainer and exercise classes. There is also great shopping onboard as well as a wide range of bars selling beer and wine from around the world.
Find out more about the onboard experience here.
With a large fleet of 12 modern cruise liners, MSC have got the world covered when it comes to cruise destinations. MSC specialises in cruises in the Mediterranean, a place close to the heart of the company but no matter where you choose to travel, you will always travel in style:
• Mediterranean • Italy • France • Spain • Abu Dhabi • USA
• UAE • Argentina • Brazil • Malta • Croatia • Uruguay
• Barbados • Trinidad and Tobago • Grenada • Dominica
• Caribbean • Belgium • Netherlands • Germany • United Kingdom
• Morocco • Portugal • Cuba • Honduras • Belize • Mexico
• Jamaica • Denmark • Finland • Russia • Estonia • Norway
• Poland • Sweden • Greece • Israel • Montenegro • Ukraine
• South Africa • Mozambique • Namibia • Senegal • Mauritius
Find out more about MSC Cruise destinations here.
Book your MSC Cruise
Here at iCruise we have fantastic offers on MSC Cruises throughout the world. We have an expert team of cruise advisors with experience of travelling the routes and we are available on the phone to talk you through the best cruise options for you. We make sure we know everything there is to know about MSC Cruise lines, helping us to recommend the MSC Cruise ship that meets your needs both in terms of destination and onboard facilities.
Find out more about the current cruises on offer with MSC Cruises and book your dream cruise today.
Cruise the Mediterranean
The Mediterranean gave birth to the Renaissance, the great cultural, intellectual, artistic, scientific and spiritual explosion whose energy lit all Europe and ended a thousand years of dark ages.
Whether you are dreaming of unwinding on sun-baked beaches or contemplating art in Museums, our Mediterranean itineraries will transport you to the hidden corners of history, culture and nature. Sprawling beaches, rustic villages, ancient ruins and sophisticated cities are just some of the infinite possibilities revealed.
MSC cruises offers a choice of excursions to satisfy both your Body & Mind. Optional half day and full day trips may include a walking tour through Capri, a cable car ride over Funchal, shopping in Barcelona, catamarans in Palma de Mallarco or a theatrical show in Odessa. Remote beaches and opulent palaces, modest fishing towns and glamorous international jetsetters are just some of the possibilities available to you during an MSC cruise.
From breakfast in the morning to the midnight buffet, there are several dining options available on board. Have brunch delivered to the privacy of your stateroom, enjoy a casual outdoor lunch by the pool from the grill or pizzeria and sample a variety of snacks during the afternoon and evening.
Dinner is always a special occasion, the Italian meal itself is an art form! Traditional Italian cuisine is home cooking, la cucina casalinga, amateur cooking, from amare, cooking with love. Like our warm service, the spirit of our cuisine is always hospitable.
During our renowned seven-course dinner menu, experience the zest of flavours and gaiety of colours from an authentic Mediterranean cucina garlic, olives, basil, red pepper and tomatoes in our traditional family recipes. Our well-trained dining staff serves regional specialties creatively prepared from scratch by our chefs as well as classic favourites.
Wine connoisseurs will savour the selections or cap dinner off with a cappuccino or espresso. Afterwards, dessert! From Italian treats of tiramisu and cannolis to your favourite cakes, pastries and tarts! If you are celebrating a special occasion like a birthday, retirement, honeymoon or anniversary, do it with classic operatic drama: a cake, some bubbly and an Italian serenade.
Leisure & Entertainment
What to do, what to do? Each day brings different activities. Sleep in or wake up early. Stroll around the deck or run on the jogging track. Get refreshed with a swim or relaxed in the whirlpool. Work out at the gym or try out one of the aerobic and step classes offered on board. Join in a game of cards, table tennis or shuffleboard or play a game of tennis or volleyball. The library is stocked with books for your perusal. Our cinema features recently released and classic movies. There is the Internet Cafe to email friends and family with updates throughout your journey, duty-free shopping boutiques, a video arcade and a card room or you can enjoy the simple pleasure of lounging on a deck chair under the warmth of the sun sipping tropical drinks.
After dinner, let MSC Cruises entertain you. The lounges have bands playing music for all tastes from pianists and string quartets to pop, rock and oldies. Many of our nightly shows have an accent of the Mediterranean, vivid Flamenco dancers from Spain or historical glances back to Old Europe.
Next, it's time for Vegas. We'll keep your glass filled as you test your luck with poker, roulette or blackjack in the casino. After a visit to the midnight buffet for a late-night snack, have one more dance or slip away to the privacy of your stateroom with the promise of another perfect day ahead.
Life on Board - Pampering
Pampering is all about choices. Have a healthy or hearty breakfast. Lounge around the deck leisurely or hit the courts competitively. Take advantage of our spa services to get completely revitalized, restored and refreshed.
For the body...
Maintain your regular fitness program. Our fitness coordinators will gladly show you around the jogging track, the swimming pools and guide you through the workout room’s free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and other strength and endurance equipment. Our fitness programs, led by certified instructors, have a daily schedule of classes such as aerobics, stretch and yoga as well as toning classes that zone in on specific spots including the mind.
Get the full beauty treatment with a haircut or manicure & pedicure from our salon. Dig a little deeper with muscle and mind-melting massages to relax from top to bottom. Purify and balance your skin with intensive complexion-cleansing facials that exfoliate, extract and hydrate. Sink into the jacuzzi or slip into the sauna or step into the steam room for a few minutes to help dissolve any tension that remains.
For the mind.
Stimulate your intellect with our enrichment-at-sea programs. You do not need to be on land to make discoveries and learn something new on a cruise. From Italian language lessons to guest lectures on a variety of topics, computer program or Internet lessons to cooking classes, we offer a host of educational and informational seminars and classes. We have guest lecturers on board every cruise, experts in various industries, respected historians, academics, artists, writers and musicians. The discussion might be on foreign films, art history, architecture, design, literature, health, current events or food and wine. Our educational programs are challenging, instructive and take place in any student's dream classroom setting.