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MSC Cruises - True Italian Cruising

MSC Cruises are the only true Italian Cruise line. They are privately owned and in a short period of time have one of the largest and newest fleets in the world.


When you book a holiday with MSC Cruises, we invite you to think not just about the kind of cabin or suite you prefer but also about the kind of cruise experience you desire. Do you want to keep things simple? Are comfort and flexibility your main goals? Is your dream cruise all about relaxation and pampering? Or privacy and exclusivity? Choose from Bella - Fantastica - Aurea or MSC Yacht Club - Ask us for all the details when you make your MSC booking

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MSC Virtuosa

Cruise from Southampton
2 to 14 nights - Tips Included
Ask about the drinks package
from £259pp


No Fly Xmas new Year

Cunard Qm2 and MSC Merivalgia
Inc Premium Drinks and Tips on MSC
14 Dec 24, 28 nights - 3 ships
from £2999pp


Abu Dhabi GP 2024

Upgrade to All Inclusive drinks from £250pp
inc transfers and 2 day race ticket

from £1899pp

Why cruise with MSC Cruises?

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is one of the newest cruise companies, making its fleet one of the youngest and most modern. A privately owned Italian company, MSC operates a large fleet of elegant, state of the art ocean liners. The company aims to offer an alternative for European based customers seeking competitively priced cruises who do not wish to fly to the USA to set sail.

All ships in the MSC cruise fleet have a strong Italian ambiance which is carried through all aspects of the experience, from the authentic Italian cuisine to the warmth of the Italian welcome. Italian flavours are not merely present in the décor and service, but can be tasted in the handmade ice cream and espresso coffees served on board. Other styles of cuisine are provided on board in speciality restaurants offering Tex Mex, Sushi and International Cuisine.

Accommodation on MSC cruise ships is predictably modern and stylish with great amenities. Passengers choose from a wide range of accommodation options from spacious suites with private balcony to peaceful inside suites for the budget conscious.

There is always something to do on an MSC cruises. Modern ships offer modern entertainments and on various ships passengers can divide their time between the bowling alley, the multi-screen sports bar, F1 simulator, Aqua Park and 4 D cinemas.

Fitness enthusiasts can keep up their regime on the jogging track or basketball court, or if gentler pursuits are required a spa treatment in the wellness centre or an afternoon in the library may suffice. Evening entertainments are extensive, featuring a casino, theatre, nightclubs and live bands.

Where do MSC cruises go?

MSC is a truly European cruise line and many ships spend the majority of their time sailing in the calm, sunny waters of the Mediterranean. Cruises around the Balearics, Canaries, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Israel are plentiful and the choices and itineraries are extensive. MSC also visit northern Europe, taking in the Norwegian Fjords, Iceland and the Baltic capitals. Worldwide cruising is an option with trips to Namibia, Senegal, Mozambique, South Africa and the Indian Ocean being firm itinerary favourites. Relaxing cruises of the Caribbean or scenic tours of USA and Canada can be booked. MSC even cruise in South America, dropping anchor in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

Who goes on MSC cruises?

Being an Italian based company you will hear many different European languages spoken on an MSC cruise. As a mass-market line catering for the budget conscious Europeans, MSC provide great value for money. A cruise with this company suits those with a relaxed attitude to cruising, willing to embrace the differences and nuances this stylish Italian company bring to large liner travel. MSC cruises make the perfect choice for a family cruise. The family friendly philosophy at MSC means children are very welcome and free entertainment for those between the ages of 3 and 17 is provided. Romantic cruises aimed at couples can be arranged and themed cruises with activities and entertainments centred on topics such as Big Band Music or Baseball are available.


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