Buffet and Restaurants

Dining Re-imagined

Dining Re-imagined

At MSC Cruises, we have always prided ourselves on the quality, range and variety of cuisine we offer to our guests, from International to the best Mediterranean food. To maintain the very best of onboard food experiences, we’ve introduced seating times to manage guest flow and adapted our entire process for ordering, preparing and delivering your food, to ensure there’s no compromise on your safety or the level of our cuisine.


Self-service at the buffet restaurant will be temporarily unavailable, and the food will be plated and served by our crew. For a contactless experience, you can access restaurant and bar menus from your personal mobile device by conveniently scanning a QR code.​ Depending on your Ship and Experience, you can choose from Classic to Early or Late Dining when booking and we’ll reserve a table for you for the entire duration of your cruise. To enjoy even more flexibility you can choose My Choice dining style that lets you dine any time you like during the main restaurant’s opening hours.


Planning to sail with us soon? Click here find out more about our enhanced Health & Safety measures and our new, even safer onboard experience. 


OUR CHEFS

MSC Cruises enriches your travels with unforgettable gastronomic explorations every day of your voyage.  
Every morsel will delight your senses with the ever-changing selection of ItalianMediterranean and International specialities we are proud to serve on board. All freshly prepared with traditional care and expertise from carefully selected prime ingredients, grown as nature intended.


MAIN RESTAURANTS AND BUFFET

Type of service: Included


Mediterranean Dining
As one of the healthiest diets on the planet, Mediterranean food takes centre stage at our main restaurants, tempting you with French, Italian and Spanish cuisine. Don’t miss the Elegant Dinner with a signature dish our Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa
Available on: all MSC Ships
Location: Main Restaurants
 
International Dining
Our main restaurants invite you on a journey around the world’s cuisines, offering exceptional international dishes every day of your cruise. Check out the Elegant Dinner to try a signature dish by two Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa
Available on: all MSC Ships
Location: Main Restaurants
 

Meat Carvery

Come to the Carvery for deliciously tender, juicy and flavourful roast meat specialities that will please your palate any day of the week. Enjoy the theatre of watching your personal favourites being carved right in front of your eyes especially for you.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Location: Buffet


Take-Away station

The Take-away Station is just the place to be when you’re feeling peckish for a snack on the go. A wide range of the most popular fast foods awaits you, the perfect casual dining fix for those moments when hunger suddenly strikes.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Location: Buffet


Pasta Station

Check out the Pasta Station for authentic Italian pasta just like mama used to make. Discover a new selection of delicious flavour combinations every single day to satisfy even the most discerning palate.                                                     

Available on: all MSC Ships

Location: Buffet


Daily Special Corner

Get set to be wowed by the creativity of our talented chefs at the Daily Special Corner. Wrap your taste buds around a different speciality every day of your cruise for an unforgettable culinary surprise.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Location: Buffet


Wellness Corner

A selection of light and tasty dishes awaits you at our Wellness Corner. Made with your health in mind, these dishes will boost your wellbeing without putting a strain on your waistline. Stock up on your five-a-day with dishes that are delicious, nutritious and packed with flavour.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Location: Buffet


Ethnic Corner

Enticing aromas and mouth-watering flavours are served up at our Ethnic Corner. Choose your personal favourite from a range of delectable dishes, hand-selected from every corner of the world, from Asian to Indian – and everything in between.

Available on: all MSC Ships

Location: Buffet


Special Diets and Menus

We believe everyone’s special on an MSC cruise ship which is why we provide tailored menus and solutions to meet everyone’s dining requirements:  

  • Vegetarian Menus of delicious specialities, freshly prepared to the gourmet standards for which MSC is renowned;
  • Pre-packed Kosher meals and high-quality Halal products (beef, lamb and poultry) are available if requested at least two months before departure;
  • Gluten-Free Menus* are prepared by skilled personnel in dedicated kitchens on board.

MSC Cruises has obtained a certification from Bureau Veritas to provide gluten-free menus worldwide (food code: 20 ppm).

Available on: all MSC Ships. For MSC Grandiosa the quality certification process will be completed as soon as possible after the launch of the ship, so please check the availability of gluten-free menus on this ship when booking.

Location: Main Restaurants


*On MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica guests can find only a limited selection of pre-packaged gluten-free snacks such as, biscuits, croissants, sponge cakes and muffins.
 
Kids Area
Created with the little ones in mind, Kids’ Corner offers a selection of tasty, healthy and fun meals to tickle your children’s taste buds throughout your cruise. Dishes change on a daily basis so there’s always something new and exciting to discover.
Available on: all MSC Ships
Location: Buffet
 
Dessert Corner
Indulge your sweet tooth at the Dessert Corner, a cornucopia of deliciously sweet treats that will have your mouth watering. Enter the magical world of fine patisserie, crafted with love by our team of talented bakers and pastry chefs with meticulous attention to detail.
Available on: all MSC Ships
Location: Buffet