MSC is a European cruise line with a distinctly Italian flavour, which is reflected in its interiors, menus and service. Its 12 strong fleet has an emphasis on stylish sophistication, without any over-the-top décor.

MSC Cruises is a leader in the Mediterranean cruise market, with cruises departing all year round, as well as offering a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe, including Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Capitals, the Caribbean, South America, South and West Africa, Red Sea, The United Arab Emirates and Grand Voyages. MSC Cruises, a privately owned company with a longstanding history on the seas headed by captain Gianluigi Aponte, entered the cruise industry in 1988. MSC Cruises combines a deep heritage at sea with an enthusiastic, young and motivated management team to present a company philosophy of "Innovation = Tradition". MSC Cruises uniquely blends maritime traditions, culture and famous Mediterranean cuisine to deliver the ultimate cruise experience while displaying a real commitment to the finest hospitality afloat. In essence, MSC Cruises has made true Italian service the heart of its business and its key point of differentiation in the cruise industry:

Top five reasons to cruise with MSC


  1. Modern Fleet
    Of all the world’s large cruise companies, MSC boasts the most modern fleet. This shows in the fleet’s contemporary designs and innovative use of materials.

  2. Family Value
    Children under the age of 18 cruise for free when sharing a cabin with two paying adults, making an MSC cruise incredible value for money for small families.

  3. Entertainment
    The entertainment offerings aboard an MSC cruise are a level above what you might expect, with such novelties as Broadway shows, an F1 simulator, a 4D cinema and a water park.

  4. Sport and Fitness
    Fitness buffs can keep in shape with a range of facilities onboard, including a fitness centre, jogging track, basketball and tennis courts, and more.

  5. International Cuisine
    MSC’s delightful range of culinary options is heavily Italian-focussed, but also consists of Japanese, Chinese, Tex-Mex and other international styles of food.

MSC is an Australian cruise line with a distinctly Italian flavour, which is reflected in the ships' décor, menu flavours and service. While cruisers enjoy this continental sophistication, MSC is perhaps better known as an international cargo shipping company. Far removed from their freighter sisters, MSC cruise ships are purpose-built medium size ships that sail to destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America and South Africa, in addition to transoceanic cruises.

MSC has a 12 strong fleet with two flagships, and the emphasis is on stylish sophistication, with no sign of over-the-top or gaudy interiors. Instead, it's simple, elegant and warm. Evening entertainment hints at Mediterranean, and staff are renowned for being exceedingly friendly and welcoming, especially to single cruisers who are made to feel like old friends. MSC places great emphasis on their corporate social and environmental responsibilities and have received industry accolades in recognition of this.

Who's On Board?

A largely international crowd, mostly adults though there are enough families on board for children to make new friends.

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