MSC WORLD CRUISE 2026

WAKE UP TO A WORLD OF MARVEL

From January to May 2026, make dreams a reality and sail away on a spectacular 119-days World Cruise. Explore Europe's culture and cuisine, the Caribbean’s powder-soft sands, the magical medley of the Americas and the Pacific's remotest jewels before experiencing Australia’s laidback lifestyle, Asia's bright bustle and the ancient antiquities of Egypt. MSC World Cruise 2026 is the ultimate, effortless journey for true adventurers!

Unpacking just once on the MSC Magnifica, you'll call at 47 diverse destinations including 7 overnights in gorgeous spots. Evoking the pioneering spirit of past explorers, with MSC’s World Cruise in 2026 you’ll cross oceans, bridge continents, and open your eyes to unbelievable discoveries on this 36,000 nautical-mile journey.

MSC Voyagers Club members will benefit from a 5% discount and triple membership points for the chosen Experience type at booking, allowing them to enjoy immediate privileges.

Discover the MSC World Cruise 2026 itinerary

MSC World Cruise 2026 map | MSC Cruises
MSC Magnifica Cruise Ship: MSC Magnifica
119 Wonderful days

32 Different countries

7 Amazing overnights

Madeira, Portugal | MSC Cruises
Bridgetown, Barbados | MSC Cruises
Willemstad, Curaçao | MSC Cruises
Cartagena, Colombia | MSC Cruises
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica | MSC Cruises
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | MSC Cruises
San Francisco, United States | MSC Cruises

Start your journey and discover America's beauties

Your around the world cruise in 2026 starts in Italy, with a grand Mediterranean tour of heritage highlights. Sailing across the Atlantic, you'll discover Madeira's coastlines and the azure bays of Barbados, Grenada, Bonaire and Curaçao.

 

Be whisked to South America's astonishing buzz stopping by Colombia's emerald shine, sailing through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico. From there, the US beckons as you encounter San Diego's and San Francisco.

Honolulu, Hawaii | MSC Cruises
Auckland, New Zealand | MSC Cruises
Sydney, Australia | MSC Cruises
Manila, Philippines | MSC Cruises
Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan (China) | MSC Cruises
Ishigaki, Japan | MSC Cruises
Tokyo, Japan | MSC Cruises

Feel the Hawaiian vibes, explore Oceania and Asia

MSC World Cruise 2026 continues for a change of pace, plunging into Hawaiian heaven, Tahiti's Polynesian pleasures and the palm-fringed lagoons of Samoa and Fiji.

 

Next, you'll make a great escape to New Zealand and Australia's stunning shores. After stops in Auckland, Sydney and the Australian Gold Coast, you’ll stop by the incredible Great Barrier Reef before heading north to stroll through Manila’s mystique and soak up Japan's kaleidoscopic best on Okinawa Island and Tokyo.

Tokyo, Japan | MSC Cruises
Busan, Republic of Korea | MSC Cruises
Shangai, China | MSC Cruises
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | MSC Cruises
Singapore, Singapore | MSC Cruises
Dubai, United Arab Emirates | MSC Cruises
Petra, Jordan | MSC Cruises
Rome, Italy | MSC Cruises

Live the Far East charm, be amazed by the Middle East

Once you've savored Tokyo’s charm, the World Cruise will sail towards South Korea's Busan, the sultry charm of Shanghai and the high-rise heights of Hong Kong. Then tap into even more tropical climes with stops in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka’s boundless beaches.

 

It’s then time to head back to Europe via the Red Sea through Dubai, Oman, and the Suez Canal to uncover the ancient treasures of Jordan and Egypt before stopping by Greece on the return to Italy.

DIVE INTO DISCOVERY: INCLUDED EXCURSIONS AND OVERNIGHTS

The MSC World Cruise 2026 includes 15 free shore excursions designed by MSC Cruises to provide you with the ultimate experience as you journey around the globe.

The World Cruise also includes 7 incredible overnight stays in some of the most iconic destinations of your global odyssey: San Francisco, Honolulu, Auckland, Sydney, Manila, Tokyo, and Dubai.

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Your magnificent home as you travel the world

MSC Magnifica | MSC World Cruise 2026

MSC Magnifica:
The perfect base for your 2026 World Cruise

Indulge in the comfort of MSC Magnifica while adventuring worldwide crossing oceans, cultures and horizons of wonderful beauty. Whether you opt for the complete 2026 World Cruise itinerary or tailor your trip by choosing a shorter segment, the MSC Magnifica is a perfect ship for your adventure. Designed for unbeatable comfort, with cabins meticulously designed to offer you the utmost ease, the ship lives up to its name with its memorably magnificent design that stays true to travel's golden age and MSC Cruises' ongoing commitment to sustainability.

 

A fabulous destination itself, there’s plenty of opportunity to live life to the full onboard this immaculate home-from-home. Toast new friendships in one of the 12 bars and enjoy stunning meals in one of five gourmet restaurants as you celebrate the flavours of the places you visit. Unwind in the award-winning MSC Aurea Spa and open-air pool complex, be entertained in a 1,200-seat theatre, keep active in the tennis club and gym or take advantage of inclusive drinks and laundry packages.


START PLANNING YOUR MSC WORLD CRUISE 2026

EMBARK ON A LIFETIME JOURNEY

 

msc world cruise 2026 FAQ

Which drink package is included?

The Dine&Drink package is included. This package offers guests the chance to enjoy beverages at the Main restaurant onboard for Lunch and Dinner opening hours, along with the Buffet area during Lunch and Dinner hours only. The package includes a range of wines served by the glass, such as white, red, rose & sparkling wines, draught beer, mineral water, fountain-soda, and fruit juices.


The Buffet area is open for Lunch from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM and for Dinner from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.


Please note that the Dine&Drink package is not valid for use at any specialty restaurant or bar outside of the Buffet area.

Is a discount for laundry services included?

Yes, MSC’s World Cruise in 2026 includes a 30% off for all Laundry Services.

Which activities are included?

An exciting variety of activities are available during your 2026 World Cruise. These includes theme evenings, language classes, cultural guest speakers and much more to ensure you a truly incredible around-the-world cruise.

How long is the 2026 World Cruise?

MSC's World Cruise 2026 lasts 118 nights and 119 days, starting on January 5th and concluding on May 3rd. You can choose to book the entire round-the-world tour or a shorter segment:

First Segment - January 5th – February 5th
From Genoa to San Francisco in 31 night/32 days.

 

Second Segment - February 5th – March 23rd
From San Francisco to Tokyo in 46 night/47 days.


Third segment
- March 23rd - May 3rd
From Tokyo to Genoa, in 41 night/42 days.

How many overnights are included?

The World Cruise 2026 includes seven overnights:

 

  • San Francisco (United States)

 

  • Honolulu (Hawaii)

 

  • Auckland (New Zealand)

 

  • Sydney (Australia)

 

  • Manila (Philippines)

 

  • Tokyo (Japan)

 

  • Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Which shore excursions are included?

The 2026 World Cruise includes the following 15 free shore excursions:

 

Funchal, Portugal: PANORAMIC CABO GIRAO & RIBEIRA BRAVA (FUN18W)

Cartagena, Colombia: CARTAGENA HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR & SHOPPING (CAR07W)

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica: THE TORTUGUERO CANALS (PLI02W)

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala: MARVELS OF COLONIAL ANTIGUA (PRQ01W)

San Francisco, United States: SAN FRANCISCO & GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (SFO02W)

Honolulu, Hawaii: PEARL HARBOR (HDH01W)

Auckland, New Zealand: AUCKLAND MUSEUM & CITY SIGHTS (AKL02W)

Sydney, Australia: DISCOVERING SYDNEY (SDY07W)

Manila, Philippines: MARVELLOUS METRO MANILA, OLD AND NEW (MNL01W)

Tokyo, Japan: A GLIMPSE OF TOKYO (TYO01W)

Da Nang, Viet Nam
: HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS OF DA NANG (DNG10W)

Port Klang/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: HIGHLIGHTS OF KUALA LUMPUR (PKG11W)

Colombo, Sri Lanka: COLOURS OF COLOMBO TOUR WITH TRADITIONAL SHOW (CMB21W)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: NEW WONDERS OF DUBAI (DXB01W)

Heraklion/Crete, Greece
: KNOSSOS PALACE AND SHOPPING (IRK02W)

Which Terms & Conditions apply to the MSC World Cruise 2026?

The product will not be combinable with the Promo Target Discounts (Brochure);

The product will not be combinable with Claims Discount Vouchers;

The laundry discount will be not combined with other similar discounts and with onboard packages Regular or Express;

 

Single Surcharge: 180% Inside Outside Balcony and 200% Suite;

Find below Cancellation Policy related to the MSC World Cruise - full itinerary and the relative sell cruises:

 WORLD CRUISE 2026
90 days or longer
15% deposit no refundable
89-10 days
75%
9-0 days
100%

 

Booking Flexibility:

Name change permitted;

Change departure date: Any change request related to the World Cruise shall be permitted exclusively for another World Cruise and, in such case, will trigger the loss of the non refundable deposit equal to 15% of the price of the Package paid by the passenger.

For general bookings terms & conditions, inclusions, cancellation charges and other information please click here.