What is a cruise?
Just like on a charter holiday, you stay at a resort. You can think of a cruise ship as a floating resort that changes location every day and you wake up to a new view every morning, but you only have to unpack your bag once. Cruises are an affordable form of travel, full board on board is included as well as lots of activities and entertainment.
We offer cruises worldwide to many exciting destinations such as: the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Antilles, Emirates, Red Sea, Northern Europe, North America, South America, South Africa and Asia.
Currently, our modern fleet consists of 21 ships, number 22 will premiere in June 2023, MSC Euribia.
As a family-owned company, MSC Cruises values family. We have an award-winning family offer and there are loads of activities for all ages and tastes on board.
Life on board
A prejudice we hear from many who are thinking about cruising is that they worry that the days at sea are long and boring. But the fact is that the many returning cruise travelers, on the other hand, tend to appreciate the days at sea a little extra, as there is an opportunity to take advantage of and also experience all the activities and pursuits that are available. The days at sea are necessary to have time to explore the wide range of activities offered on board.
Water park, pools, spa, bowling, zip-line, dancing, exercise or sunbathing.
The list goes on and on of the activities and entertainment offered on board, every day you can experience fantastic shows in true Broadway spirit. For the very little ones, there are children's and teenagers' clubs. Every day, a program with all the activities available to choose from on board is delivered to the cabin and in the MSC for Me-app. It is more likely that you will have difficult time choosing which activities you have time for during your cruise, than that you will be bored.
If you like to exercise, there is a fully equipped gym with treadmills, machines and free weights, and for those who want, it is also possible to book group training sessions.
Life on board
There is a wide range of cabins and suites to choose from in different price ranges, sizes and designs. Everything from MSC Yacht Club's luxurious suites to simpler inside cabins. There are also cabins with a balcony and sea view as well as connecting cabins for families with children and larger travel groups.
The three most common cabin categories are inside cabins, cabins with a sea view and balcony cabins:
- Inside cabins have no view from the cabin but have all the necessary amenities that one needs to enjoy their cruise.
- Cabins with a sea view have slightly more amenities than the inside cabins. In addition to this, they have a window overlooking the water, which provides natural light and the ability to see new views every day from the comfort of their cabin.
- The balcony cabins are roughly the same size as the two cabin categories mentioned above, with the big difference that there is a balcony adjacent to the cabin that enhances the experience of the room even more, with light coming in and the opportunity to be impressed by new views every day. On the balcony you can enjoy your breakfast, while the sea breeze embraces you.
Enjoy good food
As an Italian family business, the food is important. When you book a cruise, full board is always included in the buffet and á la carte restaurants that offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurants offer a rich and varied range of food that also includes vegetarian and vegan options. You can compose your three-course menu based on the evening's selection. You are assigned a seat in the á la carte restaurants, which is your seat for the entire stay. On board the ships there are also various speciality restaurants with different themes that can be booked for an extra fee.
Enjoy good food
Add-on products are products, experiences and services that you can add to customize your cruise and add an extra edge to your vacation!
Some of our many additional products are as follows:
- Drinks package
The cruises can be booked with or without a drinks package. If you pre-book the Easy drinks package, it costs around SEK 200 per night for unlimited consumption of draft beer, house wine by the glass, classic cocktails, juice, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea. There are of course non-alcoholic options as well.
- Specialty restaurants
We have specialty restaurants that will satisfy both your taste buds and your wallet. You can choose between steak house, tapas, sushi and Asian fusion, among other things.
One of the biggest reasons to travel is to discover new places and we offer a wide variety of excursions. Multilingual guides are ready to tell you everything interesting and important about your destination. We have something for everyone, whether you're in the mood for adventure, history, culture or a culinary experience. You always have the option to disembark and explore the destinations on your own.
- Spa, beauty & health
Relax! We have our MSC Aurea Spa with massages and selected beauty treatments... everything for you to relax and pamper yourself.
Value for money
Cruises are a very affordable form of travel, for example children cruise from only €250 on average*. Feel free to compare our prices against a regular charter holiday or other cruise lines, our prices can be compared. On board, full board is included in the main restaurants, and there are lots of activities and entertainment. You can book everything before departure and the prices when booking in advance are usually lower than if they are added when on board the cruise ship. Since everything can be booked before departure, you can tailor your trip at home on the sofa, in peace and quiet, knowing what your holiday will cost.
*refers to 7-night cruises.
Value for money
Where should i go on a cruise?
When choosing where to go on a cruise, you have to ask yourself what you want to experience. There are many factors that play into this decision and the different destinations show themselves from their best, but often completely different sides depending on which season you go.
The Caribbean is the Mecca of the cruise industry. If you are looking for sun and swimming, the Caribbean is perfect all year round. All of our Caribbean cruises stop at Ocean Cay, our very own private island paradise. If you want to island-hop between the pearls of the West Indies, we recommend winter cruises in the Antilles where you can explore 10 postcard-beautiful places in 14 nights.
Our most popular region is the Mediterranean, which during the summer is a warm and sunny card. The Mediterranean is also a popular travel destination during the winter, when the temperatures become more pleasant, the queues at the tourist attractions are shorter and you can calmly explore the great cultural heritage of the area's cities.
Our summer cruises in Northern Europe are an excellent way to experience and enjoy the fantastic nature and magnificent views that can be found around the northern parts of Europe. We visit, among other things, the Norwegian Fjords, Greenland, Iceland, the Baltics and the British Isles. These cruises are perfect for those who want to travel in the local area. A big news during the summer of 2023 is that for the first time we offer boarding and departure from Stockholm. New for this year is that you can also travel from Oslo and get off in Stockholm, in addition to this we also offer departures from Copenhagen and Helsinki. Since 2022, we also have cruises in Northern Europe during the winter months.
The contrasts are never greater than during our winter cruises in the Emirates, where desert landscapes mix with futuristic skyscrapers. This is a perfect option to experience places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha and Khasab.
During the winter months, you can join us on our cruises in the Red Sea and experience painfully beautiful places that will not leave you untouched. Explore the fascinating landscapes of Petra, Jordan, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Safaga, Egypt, and Yanbu al Bahr, Saudi Arabia.
For those of you who are adventurous and dream of seeing the world, we offer the MSC World Cruise, which is a round-the-world cruise that takes you to all possible corners of the world. For 121 days, MSC Poesia will take you to 52 amazing destinations in 31 different countries!