Cruises for
Families and Kids

A family holiday

The Sea at its most Playful
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 childrentweensteens and their parents.

Family Offers

Choose the best Offer for your Family Cruise
Choose the best Offer for your Family Cruise

  • Children Cruise Free - children under the age of 18 travelling with their parents in the same cabin cruise free of charge, only taxes and port dues, insurance, flights and transfers (where applicable) apply. This offer is always valid for children under 2 years of age. In other cases, it is subject to availability, which varies according to season, and must be confirmed at the time of booking
  • All in One - where 1 adult is travelling with up to 3 children under 18, cruising together in the same cabin makes sense! With our All In One fares, the parent pays the Regular Quoted Fare, the first child under 18 pays just 60% of the adult fare, and the remaining children pay reduced fares plus port taxes where applicable. If you’re booking flights, all family members pay the applicable flight add-on
  • Tandem - want to enjoy your kids' company... as well as your privacy? We offer family accommodation in two cabins that, if available, can be adjacent cabins with a connecting door*. Thanks to our Family Special Fare, children occupying a second cabin pay only 60% of the adult fare**. If you’re booking flights, all family members pay the applicable flight add-on.
 


Offers subject to changes depending on local market terms and conditions. Please check your local MSC Cruises website for further information.
*Connecting cabins are available on all MSC Cruises ships. For further details please refer to the ship plans.
**This offer is not available on cruises in South America, and cannot be combined with other promotions or loyalty program reductions. All passengers pay port taxes where applicable. These promotional fares can be applied to the Regular Quoted Fares and are not valid on family cabins, Aurea Experience or MSC Yacht Club Suites (except for MSC Meraviglia, Bellissima, Seaside and Seaview Yacht Club Inside). The second cabin is limited to double occupancy.

Family Cruises

Family Excursions

Family Excursions

Discover each destination with your children at a rhythm that suits families, thanks to our Family Explorer Club and Family Fun excursions. Guided by talented, qualified local guides in constant contact with the ship, they are your passport to new cultures, historic monuments, natural beauty and more.

Family Dining

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, buffets are open 20 hours a day.
  • When you feel like treating yourself or your family to something a little different, the speciality restaurants across our fleet can serve you the world on a plate, from superb sushi and Asian delicacies to succulent steaks, French favourites and much more. You’ll also find a selection of sweet treats from famous partners like Venchi chocolate and Jean-Philippe Maury.
  • Naturally, we cater for vegetarian and gluten-free diets and a wide variety of other requirements. All our ships offer dedicated kids’ menus for children, comprising a variety of popular Mediterranean and international classics. We even offer a non-alcoholic drinks package for children.
  • 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

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 or choose among two exclusive and original Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows per ship*.
  • 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 onboard of MSC Meraviglia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa.

**Avaialble on: all MSC ships

Babies and Toddler Services

Babies and Toddler Services

  • Baby Clubs - along with activities that the whole family can enjoy together, we a Baby Club onboard all our ships with dedicated activities and facilities.
    Age: 0 - 2
  • MSC Baby Care Service - MSC has thought about mums and dads too, offering you the opportunity to drop your children off at the Mini Club where they will be looked after by qualified and dedicated staff who will let them play.
    Age: 1 - 3
  • MSC and Chicco - on our cruise ships you’ll find the most modern, fun and educational toys, chosen for you by the Osservatorio Chicco, Baby Research Center.
  • Medical Centre - every ship in the MSC Cruises fleet has a well-equipped modern Medical Centre on board. The Medical Centre is staffed by fully-qualified personnel, and benefits from 24/7 specialist paediatric telemedicine support. Over-the-counter medicines can be purchased on board.
  • 24 hours Room Service - all our restaurants and 24-hour Cabin Service are ready and happy to help, ensuring you can feed your baby swiftly on demand, for their and your own comfort.
  • Baby Laundry Service - our unique new Baby Laundry service washes baby and toddler clothes separately from everything else, using a specialised machine, program and detergents to clean and sanitise even at temperatures as low as 30°C. We’ll collect your children’s items from your cabin and deliver them to you the following day clean, safe and sterilised: ideal for protecting their skin. You’ll find full details in your cabin, along with a biodegradable paper laundry bag and a service coupon to fill in.
    Age: 0 - 6
Family Cabins

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

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. 

 

  • 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
Lego Experience

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!
My Smart Card

My Smart Card

Want to give your children the freedom to make small purchases on their own, without you worrying about them overspending? 
Then purchase the MySmartCard, a pre-paid card which children between and 17 years old can use to purchase soft drinkssnacks, the FunPass and more. It's the best way to keep your budget under control while away from your children.
The card can be purchased on board directly.

Kids Clubs

Baby Club 0-3

Baby Club 0-3

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

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

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

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

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.

  • For the kind of adrenaline rush kids and teenagers love, we give them the chance to pilot a fast-flying drone with our Drone Academy through an obstacle course in a night-time race that will really test their skill!*
  • Developed in partnership with Fremantle, the company behind "The X Factor", the Dance Crew Competition gives teams of teenagers the chance to compete for the title of Dance Crew of the Year*
  • 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: MSC Grandiosa
**Available on: All MSC Ships
Type of service: Included

Web Series

Cabin 12006 and Kelly & Kloe

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.

Cabin 12006 and Kelly & Kloe

Awards

Cruising with MSC as a Family

Thanks to our 300 years at sea, we know the treasures of the world. And we love exploring them with you.
As the largest cruise line in Europe, we take parents and children to over 200 exciting destinations around the world, including our exclusive private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, located in The Bahamas. 

That's why we won "Best Cruise Line for Families" in the Cruise Critic UK Editors' Picks 2019 and "Best Family Cruise Line" at the Wave Awards 2018.

Cruising with MSC as a Family