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All about MSC Cruises Seaside Class of ships

MSC Cruises made a big splash into mega-ship cruising with the successful Meravilgia class of ships. Veering in a different direction, the Seaside class of ships embarked upon a new strategy that is not reliant on the bigger is better philosophy.

MSC Yacht Club: An overview of what’s included

MSC Yacht Club is a special tier of rooms and services within MSC cruise ships. Termed a ship within a ship, MSC Yacht Club is the ultimate in luxury for MSC cruisers.

This all-inclusive style of cruising includes ungraded suites, personalized service and dedicated venues onboard such as a private lounge, restaurant and deck area. 

MSC Cruises new ships on order

MSC Cruises continues to pursue an intensive growth strategy, welcoming a number of new ships over the next couple of years, with two launches in the latter part of 2022.

New ships are planned across four different classes of MSC ships including the new World Class series, Meraviglia class, Seaside class and Explora Journeys.

MSC Meraviglia class ships

MSC Cruises has made a significant investment in ship construction in the last 20 years resulting in the diverse fleet they have today.

A significant part of MSC’s ambitious growth strategy has been the Meraviglia class of ships. There are currently four of them sailing, with one more due next summer. This class of ships has allowed MSC to add significant capacity to the fleet, taking customers all over the world.

MSC Voyagers Club - What you need to know about MSC’s loyalty program

Similar to other cruise lines, MSC Cruises has a robust loyalty program for its customers. Known as MSC Voyagers Club, the program has five tiers and provides cruisers with a number of benefits, especially for those who reach the higher-level tiers such as Gold and Diamond.

Loyalty program members earn points based on cruises sailed, but also receive extra points for longer cruises and those with higher level MSC Experiences.

What’s included on an MSC Cruise?

Cruising has become less of an all-inclusive vacation over the years, with cruise companies selling lots of add-ons to increase onboard spending.

So what is included in the basic cruise fare with MSC Cruises? For the most part, it is similar to other cruise lines. A stateroom, food, entertainment, activities and sports, are among the major inclusions. Their modern ships do offer lots for those cruisers who don’t want to spend a lot on extras but still have a good vacation.

What is the biggest MSC Cruise ship?

Cruise lines continue their pursuit of bigger and better ships, and MSC Cruises is no exception. They have embarked on an ambitious ship construction plan to support their leadership position and growth goals in markets worldwide.

Later this year, MSC will launch the first ship in its World Class series, debuting the MSC World Europa, its largest ship to date, and its first powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

The ship will commence with sailings in the Gulf region, followed by cruises in the Mediterranean in 2023.

Who owns MSC Cruises?

MSC Cruises has grown to become one of the most popular cruise brands globally, competing against giants like Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival.

The story of MSC began with an Italian family and one ship. Today, that same family plays a critical role in the leadership of the largest privately owned cruise line and transportation group worldwide.

Although it has become a successful multinational business, it is still a family run business at heart. “We are a family company” is first among its core values, which define its culture and how they operate.

MSC Cruises ships by size

MSC Cruises has made a significant investment in ship construction in the last 20 years resulting in today’s diverse fleet that sails worldwide.

Whether it be a smaller ship that voyages to quaint ports or a mega ship with all the bells and whistles, MSC offers something for every cruiser, including visits to their  private island of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas. 

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: What you need to know before going

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (Ocean Cay) is located in the western Bahamas, 20 miles south of Bimini.

Once an industrial site, MSC Cruises (MSC) has redeveloped the island into a serene paradise for its cruise guests. The newly transformed retreat offers cruisers the opportunity to get an authentic island experience with 8 beaches and water activities that feature the restored marine life of the area.

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