• The return of Gala Night is set to be the highlight of the cruise, inviting guests to put on their elegant outfits and enjoy a variety of highly anticipated activities
  • This summer sees the return of the full entertainment programmme with abundant and varied activities and events for guests to enjoy throughout the cruise from morning to night

Geneva, Switzerland – June 23, 2022 – Shortly after news of the entire fleet returning to sea, MSC Cruises today announced the relaunch of its popular Gala Night, giving guests the perfect excuse to don their favourite elegant outfit and join officers and crew for stylish events and exciting activities taking place throughout the ship. From special dining experiences and unique performances to photo opportunities and parties, guests of all ages will find joy in the return of the most extravagant night of the cruise.


Steve Leatham, Global Head of Entertainment, MSC Cruises, said, “Gala Night has always been one of the most anticipated events of the MSC Cruise experience, and we are excited to bring it back, along with our full entertainment programme. With a variety of celebratory events taking place throughout the evening, Gala Night is the ideal setting for guests from all around the world to come together, feel special and celebrate - something that we have all dearly missed over the last two of years.”

A highly anticipated evening for all guests, the relaunch of Gala Night will feature a programme of celebratory events including elevated dining experiences, special spa offerings and photo opportunities that surprise and delight. Highlights include:


  • Pampering Services and Special Shopping Events - Special spa services will be available on Gala Night for guests to pamper themselves and prepare for the elegant events of the evening. The shops and boutiques on board will also host a Sparkle with Swarovski Glamour event showcasing unique jewelry pieces that will be available for guests to purchase and help commemorate the most extraordinary night onboard. After pampering themselves and dressing up, there will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the ship for guests, including the chance to get a professional photo as a memento of the evening - either with the Captain or on the glamourous Swarovski stairs.
  •  Upscale Dining Experiences - A Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and presentation will kick off the evening, honouring the crew and kicking off a night of celebratory events. After the Welcome Cocktail, a special Gala Dinner menu will be served in the main restaurant, giving guests an opportunity to toast to their waiters. The dinner will include live entertainment, a special dessert offering and a special thanks from the Captain to the dining staff.
  • Theatre Show and Entertainment - The best production show of the cruise will take place on Gala Night, offering an awe-inspiring event for guests. Along with the show, live music will be available in various venues and activities throughout the ship will be scheduled to complement the evening. In addition to the return of Gala Night, MSC Cruises’ world class daily entertainment options are back in full force, rounding out the cruising experience for all ages.


A full and enriching programme of entertainment across the fleet this summer


In addition to Gala Night, other iconic MSC-themed evenings return in all their glory, including White Party, Sunshine Party, Retro Party and more. With 16 hours of entertainment each day and over 200 activities to choose from during a cruise, guests will have endless options for amusement.


The Kids’ Clubs have extended their opening times, allowing young guests to enjoy lunch with the Youth/Kids Teams and parents to leave kids in the clubs to get off the ship again.


Celebrations and dancing are also back with the re-opening of the disco and a full live music programme, and guests can enjoy fun in the sun with increased capacity at the aqua parks, pool games and sports tournaments. The return of a wide range of entertainment programming from live music to grand-scale theatrical shows will create an exciting experience onboard as guests return to cruising.


Find out more about MSC Cruises’ entertainment offering here