Our Fleet

Our Signature on the sea

Our Signature on the sea

We’ve been exploring the seas for over 300 years. What began with one ship has grown into a magnificent fleet.
Over the centuries, the Aponte family have remained dedicated to navigating the oceans and in 1970 founded the Mediterranean Shipping Company, which is now the 2nd largest container carrier in the world. Having such a strong heritage in seafaring and a love of the sea, MSC Cruises launched in 1988 and has become one of the fastest growing cruise companies in the world, with a fleet of 12 ships.

  • Our captains must have at least 11 years of navigational experience, come from our cargo activity around the world and undergo rigorous ongoing training programmes 
  • Selective crew recruitment and ongoing staff training ensure a high quality service 
  • Our itineraries cover more than 1,000 routes around the world 
  • Elegantly-designed interiors featuring natural stone and marble predominantly sourced from Italy   
  • Superior quality fabrics, gold-leaf mosaics and Swarovski crystal staircases   
  • More balcony cabins with sea views than any other cruise line on the market   
  • An eco-friendly cruise company, with innovative energy-saving and water-recycling systems installed on our ships   
  • Over 11 million travellers have already enjoyed a cruise with MSC

Fleet Overview

Our Fleet

MSC Armonia

MSC Armonia

MSC Fantasia

MSC Fantasia

MSC Magnifica

MSC Magnifica

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra

MSC Preziosa

MSC Preziosa

MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia

MSC Splendida

MSC Splendida

Route monitoring

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STATE-OF-THE-ART SAFETY

Proud heirs of a unique seafaring heritage, MSC Cruises nurtures long-established values of maritime professionalism in all our crew at every level. We support them throughout their careers to ensure their expertise is rigorously honed and continuously kept up to date. And we equip them with the most advanced navigation and safety technologies.

For example, our ultramodern ships feature an innovative Route Monitoring System which uses satellite technology to relay the vast amount of data provided on board to the MSC Cruises Maritime Operations Headquarters in Sorrento. Here, a QPS server system sends the information to a further array of sophisticated systems, including a Quaestor route preparation and analysis tool.

This constantly monitors and analyses the ship’s position, speed, heading and course, together with the depth, current and other parameters of the surrounding waters, plus the position of any other vessels within a 40-mile radius. As a result, all our ships follow a totally safe course at all times, whether cruising, manoeuvring, piloting or docking. Similar state-of-the-art solutions relay complete data from the engine control room and onboard weather systems both to the bridge and Sorrento, enabling a real-time overview and constant optimisation. This offers the additional benefit of outstanding ecological performance across the fleet, optimising power and fuel consumption to keep emissions to a minimum. So the world we pass through safely is as beautiful for future generations as it is for us today.

Eco ships

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Eco ships

QUALITY MANAGEMENT We have received ISO certifications for the environmental management of our ships, our protection of the ecosystems they come into contact with and our quality management both on board and ashore.

ENERGY-SAVING SYSTEMS We use a range of innovative energy-saving devices, from air-conditioning optimisation to cabin monitoring systems.

WASTE TREATMENT AND RECYCLING On board our ships we employ a full spectrum of waste management technologies and waste water recycling in accordance with the highest environmental standards.

Awards

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7 Golden Pearls

Best ship for environmental care
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ISO 14001

Environmental management
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ISO 22000

Food safety management
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OHSAS 18001

Safety management
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ISO 50001

Energy Performance
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ISO 9001:2000

Quality management