What is different about MSC?
MSC Cruises’ is a Swiss-based cruise line who used to only serve the European market. With the introduction of the MSC Divina and the MSC Seaside and a beautiful new cruise terminal in Miami they are ready service the US market in style. This expansion is all part of the companies $5.4 billion-dollar investment plan.
The line recently christened two new cruise ships in 2017 and has 10 more new ships scheduled to debut over the next 10 years. MSC Seaside is unlike any other cruise ship sailing to the Caribbean with a 5D theater and the longest zipline at sea. The unique design is turning heads offering more outdoor space per passenger than any other cruise ship in the world.
What sets this line apart from other cruise lines is their European onboard experience and onboard spaces, including adults-only pools, Balinese spas and 4-D and 5-D cinemas. The line's ships cater to a variety of nationalities sailing from destinations like the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, South America and northern Europe. MSC's ships carry anywhere from 1,984 to 4,488 passengers at full capacity, with approximately one crew member for every three passengers.
The cruise line has four pricing levels, ranging from a basic cruise-only fare to all-inclusive. You can decide if you want to pay as you go or get extras bundled to include alcoholic beverages, priority boarding, and access to the adults-only area.
Another unique feature is the MSC Yacht Club. The Yacht Club has luxury enclaves with private lounges, butler service complimentary beverages and an exclusive pool and restaurant.
The ships are decked out with colorful bold décor. The Swarovski crystal staircases in the atrium of newer vessels are breathtaking and there is something about an infinity pool at sea that will make you say wow!
Is an MSC Cruise Right for you?
The line is a perfect fit for singles, families, and groups. There is something for everyone to do. Being a European line with mostly European guests, passengers might not speak English. On the Miami-based ships, English is the primary language spoken.
With a partnership with Chicco to provide strollers, travel cribs, and high chairs to passengers, and a Lego partnership kids are well taken care of on these ships. There are also splash parks and water slides to keep kids entertained.
If you are looking to sail the world at a fair price, this fleet of modern ships can take you. Sailing to locations throughout the Caribbean and Antilles, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America, South Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Oman.