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The Sea Always

We are back with our cruises from Southampton onboard MSC Magnifica. Departing mostly on Saturdays from May 2021, MSC Cruises will travel to majestic ports in Northern Europe, jaw-dropping Mediterranean coastal cities such as Monaco and Malaga, and new destinations such as the Canary Islands.

With four restaurants, two pools and a 1,200 seat theatre featuring a different show every night of your cruise, your Summer 2021 cruise holiday is bound to be a great one!

For those guests sailing with families, our award winning Children’s Clubs will offer a wide range of activities and experiences for you all to enjoy together in a safe, fun environment.

As well as all the great facilities onboard the ship, we will be back with all the ‘Best of British’ favourites that our guests have come to love on ships sailing out of the UK. From tea, coffee and kettles in cabins, to English breakfast items and roast dinners in the buffet, combined with the European flavours and atmosphere we’re already famous for.

Depart directly from Southampton, avoiding the hassle of international flights, so you can unwind and start enjoying your holiday sooner than ever. A cruise from Southampton is just one stop away with easy access from all locations across the UK.

In addition, we at MSC Cruises want to provide you with the best cruise experience, from the moment you plan your holiday to your return home. With our Stress Free Cruising programme , you will benefit from flexible booking conditions in order to change your plans according to your needs, while also being guaranteed the highest level of health and safety thanks to our rigorous on board procedures.

Book now a summer cruise onboard MSC Magnifica and start looking forward to your next dream holiday.

*Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

MSC Cruises Health Measures

  Bella Fantastica Wellness* Aurea MSC Yacht
Modern ships and elegant cabins
Free 24 hour room service (food at a fee)  
Free delivery of continental breakfast in your cabin**  
Lavishly fitted suites with ergonomic mattresses, fine sheets, pillow menu, marble bathroom, plasma TV, ample mini-bar        
Butler service available 24 hours        
A range of special diets catered for
Premium buffet open 20 hours a day
All-inclusive unlimited drinks***        
All-inclusive lunches and dinners in the private MSC Yacht Club restaurant        
Unlimited drinks in all MSC Yacht Club areas including the mini-bar in your cabin****        
1 sports drink per day in the cabin minibar        
Free water in bars, restaurants, buffet and your cabin        
Varied programme of Broadway-style theatre shows available
Access to Pool Area
Open-air sports facilities (Power Walking Track, Basketball…)
Well-equipped gym with panoramic view
50% discount on fitness classes (e.g. yoga) and personal trainer (subject to availability and for adults only)      
Exclusive Wellness shore activities (number of selected shore activities included depends on the length of cruise, and details of selected activities may vary)        
Personalised indoor/outdoor wellness programme        
Entertainment activities for adults, infants and children (5 Kids' clubs according to age)
Recreational activities for children: foreign language learning games and Doremi Chef cooking sessions with our onboard staff (subject to availability)      
Open access to sun deck to enjoy the sun in complete tranquility        
Wellness welcome kit in the cabin (T-shirt + shorts + sports towel + Wellness Device)        
Wellbeing package including: one massage of your choice from the Spa menu, tanning booth, Spa welcome cocktail, private wellness consultation, access to Thermal Area throughout cruise (for adults only)        
MED by MSC room diffuser (100 ml)        
Free Thermal Suites and direct private lift to the MSC Aurea Spa        
Relaxtion amenities in each cabin (including bathrobe and slippers)      
Qualified multilingual personnel
Priority boarding & luggage service (only on embarkation day)        
Dedicated priority check-in and check-out        
Entry to exclusive areas “The One Sun Deck” and “Top Sail Lounge”        
Dedicated concierge 24 hours a day        
Preference of cabin*** (subject to availability)
Maximum flexibility in booking*** (changing passenger name, changing dates)  
Opportunity to choose among the best cabins available  
Opportunity to book a Super-Family cabin for the whole family (where this cabin type is available)        
Choice of dinner seating (subject to availability and confirmation onboard)*****    
Priority in choice of dinner sitting      
Free choice of dining time with My Choice dining style****    
Free time dining at the exclusive Yacht Club Restaurant        
Earn MSC Voyagers Club points
Health check-up with the MSC doctor        
Inbody analyser test with your personal Technogym- trained waster trainer        
Laundry service for your gym gear        
Internet access to the Wellness Experience App        
1 group picture with all guests with Wellness Experience        

**Continental breakfast free in all experiences
**The drinks package refers to All-inclusive restaurant & bar drinks package or All-inclusive classic drinks package, depending on cruise destination. Please refer to the Special Packages
***For further details, please refer to MSC Cruises' Booking Conditions.
**** Available also for 'Fantastica' Balcony and 'Fantastica' suite guests only on board MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Armonia
****From Summer 2017, unlimited beverage selection will also be available in all bars and restaurants of the ship according to the drink selection available in each venue
*********Guests with ‘Fantastica' balcony cabins or 'Fantastica' suites as well as guests on the "Wellness" experience Guests can enjoy the My Choice dining style on board the MSC Opera, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Armonia. On the MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview Wellness experience Guests can enjoy also the My Choice dining style.
***********Available on the MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview.

A Cruise like no other

Featuring a mix of traditional charm and refined elegance coupled with a heritage stretching back to the 1970s, MSC Cruises is an award-winning Italian cruise line with a family-friendly philosophy. Visiting the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and beyond!

With 12 ships and the most modern fleet in the world*, award-winning MSC Cruises features the famous hospitability of a friendly Italian crew, together with authentic Italian cuisine. No-one does Mediterranean-style cruising better than MSC Cruises.

Offering fly cruises to the Mediterranean, the Canaries, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, South Africa & the United Arab Emirates, with MSC Cruises, you can be sure of a full range of activities for guests of all ages – at very affordable prices.

There are facilities for singles, couples and families – in fact, MSC Cruises are ideal for family cruises thanks to their ‘Kids Policy’ - free child places and great on-board facilities, including qualified entertainment staff on hand all day, every day to entertain children and teens aged 3 – 17, free of charge. MSC Cruises are available with flight and cruise packages from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester. Whilst there is inevitably a strong emphasis on good Italian cuisine, with authentic regional specialities you can also enjoy international cuisine and exotic à la carte restaurants including Japanese, Tex-Mex, Chinese and more, on board too.

Key destinations for MSC include:

The Mediterranean all year round with the Canary and Balearic Islands; Morocco, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and the Greek Islands; Northern Europe with the Baltic Capitals, the Norwegian Fjords, Cape North and Iceland; Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique and the Indian Ocean with the Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar; The Caribbean and the Antilles; South America with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay

MSC Yacht Club

MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida, MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa all feature a team of butlers and dedicated concierge service available 24 hours a day. Featuring spacious suites with flat screen televisions, a panoramic lounge bar, a private pool, Spa baths and solarium.

*Fleets of four ships or more

Top deals from MSC Cruises

Cruise Ship - Bolette

Polar Regions

3rd Jun 2021 | 12 nights

On board Bolette

Ports of call: Dover - Reykjavik - Isafjordur - Akureyri - Kirkwall, Scotland - Dover

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Blogs about MSC Cruises

Ian Warren – 10-02-2015 – MSC Orchestra Review

We had only cruised with MSC Cruises once before, which was in the Mediterranean in November 2009. It was also on the MSC Orchestra, out of the port of Genoa, and I have to say that it wasn’t our favourite cruise experience. However, since then a number of improvements have been made to what is offered onboard MSC ships, and I have received good feedback from customers over the last couple of years.


Mark Hover – 24-06-2013 – MSC Cruises - Preziosa

My first time on an MSC ship, and I have to say that I was really surprised with the whole experience. Launched earlier this year she is the newest of the MSC fleet joins Fantasia, Splendida and Divina in the Fantasia class lines up and with a capacity in excess of 3800 is a large family orientated ship with great facilities.


Lesley Clements – 29-06-09 - MSC Cruises - Lirica

The following comments are impressions that were formed during a very calm and fine weather eleven night cruise, in early June, on board MSC Lirica. We embarked at Tilbury, then called at Amsterdam and Bremerhaven before sailing up the North Norwegian Coast to the North Cape. The ship visited the Norwegian ports of Alesund, Honningsvag, Tromso and Bergen before returning to Dover.

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