CRUISES FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS

The Sea at its most Playful

MSC family cruises are designed for parents and children to enjoy fun times together and quality time separately. That’s why we’re proud to have built a renowned reputation as a company that knows how to create the best cruises for kids.

Today we continue to deliver on that reputation by paying extra attention to the needs of children, tweens, teens and their parents:

so book your cruise and immerse in a World of Discovery!

Your health and safety will always be our utmost priority. Click here to find out more about our enhanced Health & Safety protocols.

Family Excursions

Designed to let kids and parents discover the world together.
Explore the destination with a fun filled family adventure, inspired by history and designed to cover the highlights, this tour is educational and engages adults and children alike.

Family Dining

Enjoy a culinary voyage of discovery with your children on an MSC Cruise: an array of international dishes and ethnic specialties will delight the whole family with flavours from around the globe.

  • For ever-changing menus of high-quality international cuisine, including signature dishes from award-winning chefs, look no further than the main restaurants onboard our ships. If you prefer a casual meal, buffet is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
  • If your kids want to eat with their new friends, our youth staff are happy to look after them. When they’re exhausted after a fun-packed day, you can choose to have a meal delivered to your cabin.

Meals in the main restaurants and buffet are included in the cruise fare.

Kids Clubs and Family Activities

Discover our Entertainment options on board: there’s always so much to do that you kids will never get bored! An MSC cruise is an experience for the whole family to enjoy together in the safe, fun environment of our cruise ships.

  • On an MSC cruise you’ll find a wide range of activities both in our dedicated Kids Clubs and on our ships, from sports tournaments and quizzes to the special Doremi family disco.
  • From the joys of relaxing in a pool or splashing around in an aqua park, to the thrill of riding a swirling waterslide, family fun in the sun is never far away.
  • Some ships offer the extra adrenaline rush of sliding down a zip-line, driving a full-size Formula 1 simulator or enjoying a fully immersive VR experience, not to mention the multi-sensory experience of interactive XD cinema and the amazing Video games room.
  • You can take the kids to a Broadway-style theatre show
  • Once during every cruise we hold a special entertainment event called the LEGO® Experience On Board*: an entire day dedicated to fun LEGO activities for the whole family to enjoy**

*Available on: all MSC ships

Babies and Toddlers Services

  • Baby Clubs -Our partnership with leading baby care brand Chicco provides a dedicated play area with facilities for babies and toddlers under 3 years old. You can leave your toddlers with our MSC Babycare staff*, or stay with them and enjoy the special Chicco toys and games. They’ll love our music and rhythm activities, designed to awaken their curiosity.Available on: All MSC Ships
  • Mini Club 3-6 –
    The Mini Club welcomes children aged between 3 and 6 years old, bringing them new friends and lots of fun, enriched by the stimulating toys of our partnership with LEGO®. The club offers games, events and activities like Arts & Crafts to free their imagination and make every day special. And the whole family is invited to the Doremi Family Disco!Available on: All MSC Ships
  • Junior Club 7-11
  • The Junior Club inspires connection and cooperation among 7 to 11-year-olds, through a wide variety of activities. Highlights range from Masterchef at Sea Juniors and Dorebro Sport competitions to our Fire & Ice live video game. Do you like acting, dancing or singing? Enjoy the thrill of filming with the Kelly & Kloe On Board Green Screen Experience!

Available on: All MSC Ships

  • Young Club 12-14 –
    With the Young Club, kids from 12 to 14 years old can dive into a world of discovery, involvement and interaction. Each day holds the promise of new experiences, with a dedicated programme of sport tournaments, hi-tech games and lots of other fun activities. And of course, every day also brings opportunities to make new friends.Available on: All MSC Ships
  • Teen Club 15-17
    Teenagers aged from 15 to 17 years old can look forward to having the time of their lives on board. Teen Club activities range from sports and competitions, dance contests and social network games to Wii, Xbox and PS4 tournaments.

    • With our new YouTube web series Cabin 12006, created with Viacom, your children can follow teenager Markus on his first cruise as it turns into an unexpected adventure!
    • Also with the Teen disco, the KaraokeFlash mobs and other themed events, every evening is a party!

    Available on: All MSC Ships
    Type of service: Included

Family Cabins

Choose  the perfect cabin for you: our cruises offer everyone the space they desire so, as a family, you can sleep all together or let the kids feel grown up with an interconnecting cabin of their own.

Parent Time

Wind down, lie back, chill out or dress up, and make the most of every marvellous moment.

While your kids are having the time of their lives, safe in the protective world of MSC Cruises, you are free to enjoy all of those things you never quite have time for back home. So wind down, lie back, chill out or dress up, and make the most of every marvellous moment.

  • Relax with a sensual massage in the authentic Balinese MSC Aurea Spa or work out in the gym
  • Choose your Entertainment option: you can indulge in some shopping, sip a cocktail or spend a glamorous evening in the onboard casino
  • Savour a romantic dinner for two while enjoying the sea views
  • Discover the beautiful MSC Cruises’ destinations with a dedicated excursion

Web Series

  • Live the cruise experience before you board! Watch the web series Cabin 12006, created with Viacom, on the MSC Cruises official YouTube channel. Follow teenager Markus on his first cruise as his holiday turns into an unexpected adventure. MSC Bellissima’s “Cabin 12006” is full of unanswered questions and many surprises, and it’s down to Markus and his friend Lucas to solve the mystery with the help of virtual personal cruise assistant ZOE.
  • Kelly & Kloe Onboard is a web series that follows the story of two young girls – Kelly and Kloe – who spend time on board an MSC Cruises ship alongside their father – the Master. Kids will be able to learn the theme song and dance routine from the web series, take part in a selfie contest dressed up as characters from the story as well as have the chance to get creative by writing their very own episode to of the adventure story.

LEGO® Experience

  • Once during every cruise we hold a special entertainment event called the LEGO® Experience On Board: an entire day dedicated to fun LEGO activities for the whole family to enjoy. Thanks to this special activity your kids can spend hours building and creating  whatever they want!

Available on: all MSC Ships

Type of service: Included