Cruising with MSC Cruise Lines
Popular for its Italian heritage, clean lines, minimalist décor, understated elegance and state-of-the-art ships, the Mediterranean Shipping Company Cruise Lines offer the best value package for retirees, families and young couples who want to get away from it all without compromising comfort and luxury while at sea. Each of the line’s 12 ships features amenities that everyone, from kids to their grandparents, would love and would surely enjoy. MSC Cruises is your cruise company of choice if you want to go on a holiday aboard some of the biggest, most modern and cleanest cruise ships in the world.
Multi-Lingual, Pan-European Cruising with MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is considered the fourth largest cruise operator in the world, and the largest in the Mediterranean. Its home ports are scattered across Europe – primarily because it aims to provide Europeans affordable cruises – so it operates in five languages. When cruising with MSC Cruise Lines in Europe, you will hear announcements and greetings in Italian, French, Spanish, German and English, in that order. Ninety percent of fellow passengers will be from this region, so striking up small talk will require more effort for the English-only speaker. Once in the Caribbean, however, English is the first language onboard which every crew can speak well. Menu and daily programs are printed in English regardless of destinations.
The range of choices for a European cruise is extensive, departing from major European capitals and cities and calling on all major ports in the Mediterranean, Aegean, Baltic and Scandinavia, but the high quality of service remains anchored in MSC Cruise Lines’ Italian roots.
MSC Cruises for All Ages
Entertainment onboard MSC Cruises is wide-ranging. From classical concerts to jazz that appeal to the 50-plus crowd, to lavish circus acts, magic shows and theater productions that appear to the younger segment, the shows are all vivid, colorful and highly visual.
Kids would surely enjoy arts and crafts sessions, themed play areas, children’s parties and musical shows, or giant water slides and water fountains in the ships’ onboard Aqua Park. As one of the most modern fleet in the cruise industry, MSC Cruises provide the best electronic diversions on board appropriate for members of the Teen Club, thanks to Wii consoles and 4D cinemas. Albeit most of the entertainment offered is not language dependent, children’s and teens’ programs are conducted in all five languages.
Mature cruisers would love MSC’s yacht-within-a-yacht concept exclusive to members of the Yacht Club. Young couples and even parents who just need to have a quiet escape can head to the adults-only sunning area called the Top 18 Exclusive Solarium.
MSC Cruise Lines champions a “Kids Sail Free” policy where children aged 11 and below only pay port duties if staying in the cabin of two paying adults, while children aged 12-17 pay reduced rates. With the company’s “baby parking” service, parents can head off to worry-free excursions onshore, get luxurious facials, hit the treadmill, or indulge in retail therapy in a duty-free zone onboard.