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MSC Cruises - Pool

Book a Dream Cruise With MSC Cruises: Deals on the Best Affordable Luxury Cruises

For those seeking an elevated cruise experience at a reasonable price, an MSC cruise booking is sure to deliver. MSC Cruises is the largest privately held cruise company in the world, and it offers more than 2,000 excursions and tours in 190 popular destinations, including Abu Dhabi, South Africa, and Northern Europe. MSC cruise line itineraries are recommended for those who enjoy a more European atmosphere and travelers interested in a mid-priced cruise experience.

You'll always get a great value when you book an MSC cruise with CruiseDirect; in fact, we guarantee the lowest prices. But that doesn't mean you'll have to compromise on the getaway of your dreams. You could even find a great deal on a MSC Yacht Club suite. These well-appointed staterooms include panoramic views and access to a host of private facilities as well as 24-hour butler service, custom excursions, exquisite cuisine, after-hours shopping, and more. The vacation of a lifetime is a click away with CruiseDirect!

Launched:
2001/2022
Pax:
2,200
Crew:
770
Pools:
2
Bars:
7
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
95
Launched:
2019
Pax:
4,500
Crew:
1,400
Pools:
3
Bars:
20
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2012/2021
Pax:
3,502
Crew:
1,370
Pools:
4
Bars:
13
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
2023
Pax:
6,334
Crew:
1,704
Pools:
5
Bars:
21
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2008/2021
Pax:
3,274
Crew:
1,332
Pools:
5
Bars:
13
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2019
Pax:
6,297
Crew:
1,700
Pools:
4
Bars:
19
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2003
Pax:
1,984
Crew:
720
Pools:
2
Bars:
5
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
100
Launched:
2010/2021
Pax:
2,518
Crew:
1,027
Pools:
2
Bars:
11
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
97
Launched:
2017
Pax:
4,500
Crew:
1,400
Pools:
4
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
98
Launched:
2006/2019
Pax:
2,550
Crew:
1,000
Pools:
3
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2004/2022
Pax:
2,142
Crew:
800
Pools:
3
Bars:
6
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2007/2021
Pax:
2,550
Crew:
1,000
Pools:
3
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
96
Launched:
2008/2021
Pax:
2,550
Crew:
987
Pools:
3
Bars:
10
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
87
Launched:
2013/2021
Pax:
3,502
Crew:
1,390
Pools:
4
Bars:
12
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2022
Pax:
5,877
Crew:
1,648
Pools:
5
Bars:
20
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
100
Launched:
2020
Pax:
5,632
Crew:
1,648
Pools:
4
Bars:
19
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
95
Launched:
2017
Pax:
5,179
Crew:
1,413
Pools:
4
Bars:
20
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
CDC Score:
92
Launched:
2018
Pax:
5,179
Crew:
1,413
Pools:
5
Bars:
20
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2002/2015
Pax:
1,952
Crew:
720
Pools:
2
Bars:
7
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2009/2017
Pax:
3,274
Crew:
1,325
Pools:
5
Bars:
13
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2020
Pax:
6,297
Crew:
1,700
Pools:
5
Bars:
21
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2025
Pax:
6,782
Crew:
2,138
Pools:
4
Bars:
20
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Launched:
2021
Pax:
6,762
Crew:
2,138
Pools:
7
Bars:
8
Casino:
1
Kids Programs:
On
Ship Rating Launched Pax Crew Pools Bars Casino Kids Programs Cdc Score Minimum Price Minimum Price
MSC Armonia 2 star 2001/2022 2,200 770 2 7 True True 95 169.00 $109
MSC Bellissima 1 star 2019 4,500 1,400 3 20 True True - 149.00 $0
MSC Divina 2 star 2012/2021 3,502 1,370 4 13 True True 98 49.00 $139
MSC Euribia 0 star 2023 6,334 1,704 5 21 True True - 79.00 $0
MSC Fantasia 2 star 2008/2021 3,274 1,332 5 13 True True - 89.00 $159
MSC Grandiosa 0 star 2019 6,297 1,700 4 19 True True - 49.00 $0
MSC Lirica 2 star 2003 1,984 720 2 5 True True 100 79.00 $0
MSC Magnifica 3 star 2010/2021 2,518 1,027 2 11 True True 97 80.00 $139
MSC Meraviglia 3 star 2017 4,500 1,400 4 12 True True 98 239.00 $69
MSC Musica 3 star 2006/2019 2,550 1,000 3 10 True True - 59.00 $329
MSC Opera 3 star 2004/2022 2,142 800 3 6 True True - 179.00 $0
MSC Orchestra 2 star 2007/2021 2,550 1,000 3 10 True True 96 139.00 $584
MSC Poesia 2 star 2008/2021 2,550 987 3 10 True True 87 89.00 $469
MSC Preziosa 2 star 2013/2021 3,502 1,390 4 12 True True - 119.00 $319
MSC Seascape 0 star 2022 5,877 1,648 5 20 True True 100 119.00 $0
MSC Seashore 0 star 2020 5,632 1,648 4 19 True True 95 169.00 $0
MSC Seaside 2 star 2017 5,179 1,413 4 20 True True 92 119.00 $539
MSC Seaview 3 star 2018 5,179 1,413 5 20 True True - 179.00 $0
MSC Sinfonia 3 star 2002/2015 1,952 720 2 7 True True - 59.00 $310
MSC Splendida 3 star 2009/2017 3,274 1,325 5 13 True True - 669.00 $419
MSC Virtuosa 0 star 2020 6,297 1,700 5 21 True True - 49.00 $0
MSC World America 0 star 2025 6,782 2,138 4 20 True True - 499.00 $0
MSC World Europa 0 star 2021 6,762 2,138 7 8 True True - 299.00 $0
entertainment
MSC Entertainment & Attractions

On every MSC cruise, you'll receive a detailed program every night that outlines the entertainment and activities schedule for the following day. You'll always have plenty of options, including nightly live Italian opera and Cirque du Soleil acrobatic performances. MSC cruise line guests can also enjoy numerous lounges and bars on each ship, with some offering live music, others hosting interactive activities, and some designed for relaxation. Enjoy sultry jazz, unwind with a cocktail at sunset, or socialize with new friends: It's up to you. The bars and lounges on an MSC cruise are crafted for fun, glamorous evenings or relaxing with an Italian coffee in authentic surroundings. Spectacular international shows are hosted in the theater, and professional musicians perform in all of the ship's lounges. By arranging it ahead of time with the cruise director, select onboard musicians can be hired for private functions.

MSC's onboard casino features popular gaming attractions found in global casinos, with games suitable for players of all levels. Try your luck at the slot machines or on the blackjack, roulette, and poker tables, and experience the thrill of seeing if luck is on your side.

dining
Dining Options Aboard MSC Cruises

Every MSC cruise line booking includes complimentary breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in the main dining room as well as the buffet. The midnight buffet is also complimentary. Continental breakfasts from room service can be delivered to your cabin on request on most mornings. In addition to the cruise ship's main dining room, the buffet restaurants and the pizzeria are available to guests who book an MSC cruise. Dining reservations may be made with the maître d'hôtel or your dining room waiter.

Each MSC cruise ship features at least two specialty restaurants on board. These dining options are available to guests for a modest fee and offer both a preset dining menu and an à la carte menu.

Tex-Mex

Asian Fusion

Italian

MSC Yacht Club guests on the MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, and MSC Fantasia can enjoy a 24-hour room service menu. Throughout the day, a variety of snacks are served by butlers in the Top Sail Lounge and The One Pool. A dedicated restaurant is also available with flexible dining times. Additionally, MSC Yacht Club guests can enjoy traditional English tea daily in the Top Sail Lounge at 4:30 p.m.

What's Included in the MSC Drinks Package?

The contents of MSC cruise drink packages vary depending on the package purchased. For instance, the Easy Package includes alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water, and hot drinks like espresso and tea. The Premium Extra Package includes all of the above plus a wider selection of premium cocktails, fine wines, and champagne. And the Alcohol-Free Package includes non-alcoholic and protein cocktails, soft drinks, flavored water, hot drinks, and soft-serve ice cream. Note that drink packages on MSC cruises are subject to change.

Can You Bring Your Wine on MSC Cruises?

No. Beverages cannot be brought aboard MSC cruise ships unless they're medically necessary, such as baby formula.

kids activities
Kids' Activities

Cruise MSC with your family and you'll still be able to enjoy some adult-only time. Every MSC cruise ship has a kids' program offering various activities, games, and tours for children ages 3 to 17. Children's programs are printed daily and available in the Children's Center. Entertainment is free and organized into four age categories:

  • Mini Club: 3 to 6 years old
  • Junior's Club: 7 to 11 years old
  • Y-Team: 12 to 14 years old
  • MSC Generation Teen Club: 15 to 17 years old

Children's activities are not restricted to the Children's Center. All entertainment activities, both for younger guests and adults, are conducted in multiple languages to cater to diverse needs.

When parents are on shore excursions, the Mini Club remains open. If parents are ashore or engaged in other activities, children's supervisors will also take the youngsters to the buffet or the ship's restaurant for meals from a dedicated children's menu.

spa
Spa and Fitness

MSC Cruises offers a sports gym and fitness classes, and you can choose to work out on your own or with a trainer. Yoga and Pilates classes are available every morning by the pool, and guests can enjoy onboard basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, shuffleboard, bridge, mini golf, and table tennis. MSC cruise line ships also feature hair and beauty salons and massage suites. Enhance your well-being, balance, and beauty by visiting the luxurious MSC Aurea Spa. Choose from a variety of treatments to help you relax and rejuvenate in tranquil surroundings. After your visit, you'll feel renewed and refreshed, with your sense of well-being restored and your mind and body reinvigorated, ready to make the most of your vacation.

Destinations Jun 24 Jul 24 Aug 24 Sep 24 Oct 24 Nov 24 Dec 24 Jan 25 Feb 25 Mar 25 Apr 25 May 25
Africa           $339 $279 $229 $229 $269 $1,399  
Arabian Gulf           $539 $409 $709 $664 $569 $329  
Bahamas $279 $269 $229 $189 $169 $159 $159 $149 $189 $219 $249 $249
Baltic Sea (Europe) $189     $469                
Bermuda     $449 $239 $329           $469  
Canary Islands         $959 $649       $729 $179  
Caribbean           $759 $759 $709 $759 $809 $499  
Eastern Caribbean $728 $699 $579 $409 $439 $429 $349 $399 $299 $449 $607 $629
Eastern Mediterranean $579 $569 $859 $769 $669 $149 $389 $459 $419 $469 $199 $239
Europe $189     $469 $959 $389       $899 $579  
Mediterranean           $329       $669 $189 $499
Middle East                     $1,049  
Northern Europe $489 $639 $739 $299 $119 $339 $339 $279 $409 $409 $289 $759
Orient Far East       $549 $539 $369 $479 $479        
Red Sea                     $1,049  
Repositioning       $149       $349   $239    
South America         $959 $359 $389 $449 $279 $149 $349  
Southern Caribbean           $389 $709 $699 $699 $899 $599  
Southern Europe         $1,099 $359       $709 $179  
Transatlantic         $479 $249       $709 $179  
Western Caribbean $479 $519 $389 $313 $339 $389 $369 $419 $399 $399 $829 $599
Western Europe         $1,419 $179 $399 $349 $449 $359 $179  
Western Mediterranean $149 $179 $859 $419 $179 $80 $229 $329 $389 $419 $229 $359
World Cruise               $14,309        

MSC Cruises

MSC FAQs: What to Know

What Does "MSC" in MSC Cruises Stand For?

The "MSC" in MSC Cruises stands for Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Who Is MSC Cruises Owned By?

MSC Cruises is owned by the Mediterranean Shipping Company and is the largest privately held cruise company in the world.

Which Is the Biggest MSC Cruise Ship?

The largest of all the MSC cruise ships in the fleet is the MSC Meraviglia, which can hold 4,500 passengers.

How Many People Can MSC Sinfonia Hold?

The MSC Sinfonia can hold a maximum of 2,163 passengers on board.

MSC Sinfonia Bookings

Travel to some of these exciting Mediterranean destinations when you book on MSC Sinfonia:

Cruise Type

Ports of Call

3-Night Mediterranean CruiseBarcelona, Genoa, Marseille
5-Night Mediterranean CruiseVenice, Split, Kotor, Civitavecchia
3-Night Western Mediterranean CruiseGenoa, Civitavecchia, Monte Carlo
10-Night Western Mediterranean CruiseGenoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Valletta, Messina, Civitavecchia, Livorno
7-Night Eastern Mediterranean CruiseAncona, Venice, Split, Santorini, Sarande, Dubrovnik

How Many Passengers Does MSC Divina Have?

The Divina can hold 3,502 passengers in 1,539 cabins.

When was MSC Divina Built?

The Divina was launched on Sept. 3, 2011.

How Big Is the MSC Seaside?

The MSC Seaside is 323 meters long with a gross tonnage of 154,000 tons and capacity for 5,179 guests.

Can You Bring Your Own Wine on MSC Cruises?

No, beverages cannot be brought aboard MSC cruise ships unless they're medically necessary, such as baby formula.

What's Included in the MSC Drinks Package?

What is included in an MSC drink package is dependent on which package was purchased. MSC cruises offers several drink packages to their guests, some of which include select alcoholic beverages and several that are limited to non-alcoholic drinks. Note that drink packages are subject to change.