Cruise Line Spotlight- MSC
MSC is taking the cruising industry by storm the last few years. MSC is a European based cruise line that started in 1988. They are currently expanding their from 15 cruise ships to 18 cruise ships in the next few years. MSC is popular due to their eco-friendly cruiseliners, real Italian cafes, boutique and duty free shopping.
MSC has elegant and modern decor in their cabins allowing guests from around the world to feel at home while staying on board. With Inside Staterooms to Yacht Club Suites, MSC has a family for every family including their Super Family Cabin. MSC’s Super Family Cabin is two triple family cabins connected and are available for a fixed price. Super Family Cabins are available on the Preziosa and Divina Ships.
Activities on board MSC ships rival their competition with sports facilities, full service spa, poolside movies, live shows, disco dancing, video gaming rooms, 4D cinema, arts and crafts workshops, dancing lessons, yoga and much more. Guest will never be bored on board!
Mediterranean Dining is MSC Cruise Line’s specialty and with three styles of dining available on board guests of all cruising styles will find the dining that fits their family the best. The three styles of dining on board are My Choice, Classic, and Flexi Dining.
My Choice dining means that guests can dine anytime they would like during the open hours of the main restaurant. No pre-booking required.
Classic dining is traditional cruise style dining with two sittings. Guest will dine at a preset time each evening with the same table dining table, table staff, and dining companions.
Flexi dining means guests can enjoy their dinner at their preferred slot each evening. Guests will be able to book an evening meal slot in tone of the main restaurants and change their choice daily. Flexi dining is currently available on the Seaview, Meraviglia, and Seaside.
MSC offers guests multiple choices for meals once on board the ship. They have main dining rooms, buffets, top sail lounge, pool side eats, and guests who book Yacht Club on the Fantasia class ships will also have access to a Silver Service Restaurant. Guest who have special dietary requirements may notify the ship in advance of their needs. MSC has Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Pre-prepared Kosher meals, and express lunches available for guests (all you need to do is notify the ships staff prior to boarding).
Kids will have the ultimate cruise experience on board MSC ships also. Kids Clubs are available for all child aged cruisers and are divided by age: Baby group (age 1-3), Mini Club (age 3-6), Juniors Club (age 7-11), Young Club (age 12-14), and Teen Club (15-17). All of the Kids Club activities are held in child friendly facilities with dedicated activities and social activities for each age group.
Kids will also have access to the ships aqua park, swimming pools, and water slide.
MSC Cruises are affordable and family friendly. As the fastest growing cruise line MSC is taking the cruise market by storm and offering cruises across the world. Destinations include: Caribbean, Cuba, Antilles, Northern Europe, Mediterranean, South America, South Africa, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sir Bani Yas. MSC also offers Grand Voyages and World Tours. Families of all sizes and interests will be able to find the perfect cruise for them. Make sure you continue to follow us as we highlight more of MSC’s amenities that are setting them apart from other cruise lines including an in depth look at the Yacht Club Service, Kids Clubs, and Dining.
Amy Parker is an Independent Agent of Fairytale Adventures Travel. She is the founder of the blog Around the World with the Love of Five. She specializes in family and group travel to Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Sandals, Beaches, and Cruising. Amy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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