A vacation aboard one of the MSC cruise ships is a memorable experience. When traveling on the MSC cruise line, you will experience the embodiment of grace, beauty, and rich Mediterranean décor on every ship, which all feature such touches as grand crystal staircases, polished wood, and Italian marble. With itineraries covering more than 100 ports of call, MSC cruises provide numerous options for the ultimate in luxury travel with their reputation of exemplary service and attention to detail. Ships travel to Northern Europe, South America, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean, and there are also transatlantic cruises including the new Canada to New England Fall Foliage cruises.
When traveling aboard the MSC cruise line, you can expect days and evenings full of activities and entertainment. Guests start the day with a sumptuous breakfast before heading off to the gym or spa, or play a game of tennis or volleyball. After a good workout or a massage, you can relax by the pool with cocktails and work on your tan, or many of the other onboard activities. For kids, MSC provides a youth program with activities such as art, games, dancing, and miniature golf.
Time spent on MSC cruise ships can also be enriching, as travelers can take advantage of complimentary courses to learn to speak Italian, stop by the internet café and use the computers, or visit the international library. If you'd like to go shopping, MSC cruises also provide a variety of stores including clothing, jewelry, and souvenir shops.
In the evening, guests aboard the MSC cruise line enjoy a selection of traditional Italian gourmet dishes from the seven-course menu in the main dining room, or they can try one of the other dining venues such as the Chinese, Sushi, and Tex Mex restaurants. After dinner entertainment includes time spent at the ship's theater, which offers comedy shows, musical performances, flamenco dancers, and live bands; guests can also follow dinner with time at the casino or dancing in the lounge until the early morning hours.
For travelers seeking an even more lavish experience, there is an exclusive offer aboard MSC cruises featuring the Fantasia and Splendida ships: the MSC Yacht Club. The luxurious VIP accommodations, private pool, bar, solarium, spas, dance lounge, and a private section in the main dining room provide a private and pampered experience for guests. The MSC Yacht Club features express check-in and 24-hour concierge service to arrange shore excursions, theater shows, shopping, and alternative dining reservations. Guests staying in one of the 99 suites at the MSC Yacht Club have full access to the ship and its standard amenities, along with the private club area.
Couples on their honeymoon are sure to find MSC cruise ships the perfect choice for traveling to their destination. Honeymoon packages are available providing couples with special services that include breakfast served on the balcony, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne in the suite, and a relaxing couple's massage at the spa.
Through January 1, 2012, a special promotion offered by MSC is the Kids Sail Free program on every cruise offered. Perfect for family vacations, you have your choice of reserving a family suite or suite with interconnecting staterooms. MSC provides plenty of activities for children including treasure hunts, video games, playrooms, and club area for teens along with a pool area just for the kids.
MSC also has a variety of theme cruises, including big band, country music, baseball, and bridge, as well as dancing and food-and-wine themes. Guests who celebrate the holidays with a Christmas or New Year's Eve themed cruise are ensured an unforgettable time on a wonderful cruise vacation.