Items to keep in hand luggage

Travel documents and passport; money; jewellery; electronic devices; medicines; diapers; and any other valuables or items you may need at short notice. 

Make sure to carry your vital medicaments always with you during the whole cruise, for your own health and safety. 

NB: Objects that are considered to be fragile, personal and/or valuable must be carried as hand luggage only since MSC Cruises cannot accept liability for their damage or loss. Make sure to keep your ID/Passport and all check-in documents handy. Valuable luggage and insurance: please note that any valuable luggage travels at your own risk. Insurance can be taken out through MSC Cruises according to the conditions; please contact your Travel Agent. 

Items forbidden on board 

Port Security has the duty to search Guests and luggage to confiscate any article internationally known as dangerous for the safety and security of Guests, Crew and ship. Such items will be confiscated and not returned. Alcohol, firearms, sharp objects such as blades and scissors, flammable and explosive material, items with heating elements or open flames (e.g. clothing irons, kettles, hotplates, candles, incense), drones. If explosive material, guns or illegal drugs are detected, law enforcement will be immediately alerted. MSC Cruises will be forced to deny access to any guests not complying with these mandated regulations. In the interest of health and safety, beverages and food (including partially eaten or home cooked items) may not be brought on board either. Exception: dry, packaged and commercially produced foods. 

Items you can leave at home 

Pool towels or hairdryers (you’ll find these in your cabin); suntan lotion or beauty products (all available from the onboard shops). 

Prams and wheelchairs 

Prams and wheelchairs are always allowed on board, but must be declared at the time of booking confirmation. These items can be landed onboard. 

Suitcase essentials 

Comfortable clothes; a swimsuit; a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit, or a formal gown or cocktail dress for our Elegant evenings; party outfits for the White Party and 70s night; shoes and workout wear for gym lovers; a pullover or shawl for temperature changes; a travel adapter for any electrical devices. 

Air transport and lost luggage

If traveling to your departure port by air, please check the size and weight limitations on your luggage at the time of booking. Airlines reserve the right to charge a supplement for excess luggage. MSC Cruises accepts no responsibility for issues arising during airport departure or arrival. In the unfortunate event of a luggage handling error by the airline, we offer a luggage recovery service. Working with the Lost & Found offices of each airport, we will make every effort to track your luggage and, where possible, have it sent directly to the ship at one of the subsequent ports of call. In order to help you trace any lost luggage in the most efficient way, we ask you to present a copy of the P.I.R. (Property Irregularity Report) prepared at the Lost Property Office of the airport where you reported the luggage missing.