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MSC World America ship has fleet's largest MSC Yacht Club complex

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MSC Cruises ' new flagship , the MSC World America , will debut in April 2025 with a groundbreaking "ship within a ship" concept, featuring the largest luxury MSC Yacht Club to date.

This innovative vessel will encompass 7 distinct districts, including the MSC Yacht Club tailored to cater to US passengers. Spanning 22 decks and 2614 passenger staterooms , the vessel will boast exclusive amenities within the expanded Yacht Club.

Among the highlights are two expansive multi-room owner's suites, twin-level duplex suites complete with private whirlpools, and a sundeck spanning two decks. The Yacht Club area will house 152 suites in total, offering personalized services such as 24-hour concierge and butler assistance, a concept pioneered by MSC Cruises in 2008.

In addition to the Yacht Club, MSC World America will introduce exciting new features, including a sports bar, comedy club, and 6 specialty restaurants, including 2 forthcoming concepts yet to be revealed.

The vessel will operate routes from Miami Florida to MSC Cruises' private island, Ocean Cay , in The Bahamas, marking a new era of luxury cruising tailored specifically for American guests.

According to MSC Yacht Club brand performance director Cristian Comirla, MSC World America will take their MSC Yacht Club product to new heights as the largest MSC Yacht Club in the North American market. 

“With exclusive amenities, top-notch service and luxurious benefits, MSC Yacht Club offers a tranquil holiday for guests who prefer to have a more relaxing and secluded cruise experience, yet still have access to the excitement of the ship’s entertainment, specialty dining and other amenities.  “MSC Yacht Club guests on MSC World America will also have access to Ocean House at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, providing an elevated experience at our private island in The Bahamas with a private beach and restaurant coupled with personalised service.” 

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Worldwide msc international, guests will enjoy seven distinct districts aboard msc world america – miami’s newest megaship coming in 2025.

  • A new world of cruising arrives with a dedicated family district, Zen area, lively promenade, and more
  • MSC World America is available for booking and set to sail from MSC Cruises’ new state-of-the-art terminal in Miami

Geneva, Switzerland – April 3, 2024 – MSC Cruises revealed today that its newest flagship, MSC World America , will feature seven distinct districts, allowing guests of all ages to choose their own vacation experience and get the most out of their time onboard. Each district features its own atmosphere, facilities and adventures waiting to be explored—all of which will help guests experience a new world of cruising.

During her inaugural season starting in April 2025, MSC World America will sail from Miami with 7-night itineraries to some of the most sought-after destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean, with stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve – MSC Cruises’ unique private island paradise in The Bahamas.

Discover MSC World America’s seven districts:  

MSC YACHT CLUB

MSC Cruises’ signature ship-within-a-ship experience offers a private and secluded retreat. This guest-favorite makes up MSC World America’s seventh district with a world of privacy, exclusivity and luxury in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere.

Guests staying within the MSC Yacht Club will enjoy personalized attention, with 24/7 butler service, priority embarkation and disembarkation, exclusive lounge and dining areas, and more. MSC Yacht Club guests will have an exclusive escape from the rest of the ship, while still enjoying all the other amenities that MSC World America has to offer.

FAMILY AVENTURA

Families can create memories that will last a lifetime as they dive into their own dedicated district of fun at Family Aventura, located on the ship’s top deck. Family Aventura is centered around The Harbor, a revolutionary new outdoor park where families can play together, grab drinks and snacks, and soak up the sun. The Harbor offers an exhilarating high ropes course and a state-of-the-art attraction that will be the first of its kind at sea, along with a family area and a playground modeled after the iconic lighthouse at Ocean Cay.

Family Aventura is also home to Doremiland, the action-packed kids area with incredible facilities featuring age-appropriate activities for everyone from babies to teenagers. The district’s nearby bumper cars, roller rink, high-thrill water slides and dry slide make Family Aventura the perfect place for families to vacation together.   

Relax and unwind at the Aqua Deck, the go-to destination for the ultimate pool day at sea. The ship’s two spectacular main pools are surrounded by a versatile pool deck whose mood changes throughout the day, providing a vibrant oasis for all types of guests.

Revitalizing wellness offerings and a tranquil atmosphere in the morning transition to an upbeat and entertaining vibe throughout the afternoon, followed by high-energy parties at night.

High up at the stern of the ship lies the adults-only Zen Area, an exclusive enclave for relaxation and rejuvenation. It is the ideal spot for quiet sunbathing and swimming with breathtaking ocean views.

Guests can unwind under the sun or stars by the twin pools and enjoy light music in a spot where tranquility meets sophistication.

This bustling district at the heart of the ship beats with excitement as guests navigate a sea of possibilities. Lined with dining options, exclusive shopping, and exhilarating games, the space is perfect for enjoying live music at the Dolce Vita Bar, afternoon coffee and sweet treats at Jean Philippe Chocolat & Café, and grab-and-go favorites around the clock at Luna Park Pizza & Burger.

Galleria also includes the MSC Luna Park Arena, a high-tech entertainment venue perfect for hosting themed parties and gameshows.

THE TERRACES

A night of fun is always on tap at The Terraces, with nine restaurants and bars, four retail shops and a comedy club that also serves up dueling pianos and late-night karaoke. This district blends avant-garde dining concepts with a range of entertainment options aimed at adults in a mix of indoor and outdoor venues.

Guests can start their day by grabbing a smoothie at the juice bar, browse watches and jewelry in the shops, and round out their evening with a delicious dinner in one of the five specialty restaurants, serving dishes from around the world. High-energy DJ sets and laugh-out-loud comedy will be available to cap off the night.

The lively outdoor Promenade is a vibrant space with spectacular views, framed by a spiral architectural masterpiece—the thrilling 11-deck dry slide. The Promenade features the authentic Emporium coffee bar with selections from around the world, lively evening activities, and drink and dinner options—all accompanied by the sights and sounds of the ocean.

Environmental Information

MSC World America is carefully designed to help reduce her impact on the environment. The ship runs on LNG, a lower-emissions fuel, and is ready for renewable energy sources. Shore power connectivity, where available, reduces emissions by allowing the ship’s engines to be switched off in port. Smart technology is used throughout the ship to ensure guests can travel in comfort while keeping energy and water use low. A robust onboard recycling program minimizes waste, and even the propellers are designed to reduce noise and avoid disturbing marine life.

MSC World America is available to book here.

About MSC World America

MSC World America will create an eye-catching silhouette against the Miami skyline when she enters service in April 2025. The ship’s blend of American comfort and European design will provide guests with a truly memorable cruise experience, whether they’re searching for a relaxing tropical escape or an action-packed vacation.

The new World Class ship’s signature plumb bow will rise vertically from the waterline and her Y-shaped aft will open onto the impressive outdoor World Promenade. Overall, MSC World America will span 22 decks, measure more than 150 feet wide, feature 2,614 staterooms, contain more than 420,000 square feet of public space, and offer top-of-the-line features and facilities, including:

  • A re-imagined outdoor World Promenade , where unique dining, lounging and entertainment options are paired with stunning ocean views and unmatched LED light shows
  • The indoor World Galleria —lined with bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques—topped with a state-of-the-art LED and kinetic light ceiling
  • Six specialty restaurants, featuring two NEW concepts alongside guest favorites like Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, Kaito Sushi and Teppanyaki, and Hola! Tacos and Cantina
  • Four main restaurants serving globally inspired cuisine and familiar American favorites
  • Two buffets offering ample choices for casual dining
  • Luna Park Pizza & Burger: Complimentary casual fast-food spot located next to Luna Park in the World Galleria offering quick bites around the clock
  • NEW! Sports Bar: New for MSC World America , this warm and inviting venue combines sports memorabilia, technology, and entertainment in a space where guests of all ages will feel welcome. Guests can grab a beer or soft drink and watch the game on one of the many screens while enjoying popular bar food like wings and sliders. Games like darts and foosball will be available, too.
  • NEW! Comedy Club: New for MSC Cruises, the Comedy Club is a place where guests can come to kick back and enjoy some laughs. Evenings begin with an interactive and comical dueling piano experience that friends of all ages can enjoy. The laughter will continue with sets from amazing comedians that will rival some of the best shows in NYC and Chicago.
  • The Gin Project : Offering an extensive choice of craft gins with classic cocktails expertly prepared by gin-tenders.
  • Elixir - Mixology Bar: Expert mixologists creating handcrafted concoctions, featuring an outdoor terrace to enjoy pre- and post-meal cocktails while enjoying spectacular ocean views.
  • Masters of the Sea: MSC Cruises’ classic British pub comes complete with a full-scale micro-brewery making MSC Signature beers on board.
  • Coffee Emporium: A sleek and modern coffee house that is any coffee connoisseur’s dream, offering some of the world’s best coffee beans and a selection of brewing and serving styles including French, Italian, Turkish and Moroccan.
  • Jean-Phillipe Chocolate shop and Café : Offering custom chocolates, coffee and other treats in a relaxed café atmosphere.
  • More NEW concepts on the way!
  • A striking 11-deck-high dry slide made of stainless steel, giving guests a fun way to reach the lower decks in style.
  • Six pools and 14 hot tubs , including a spacious indoor pool with retractable roof and twin adults-only Zen pools at the aft of the ship.
  • Expansive water park with water slides that include a VR experience.
  • Kids Clubs featuring dedicated facilities for age groups ranging from infants to 17 years old.
  • Three entertainment venues with all-new live entertainment and theater shows.
  • Stylish and comfortable staterooms and suites, including Infinite Ocean View cabins, balconies that overlook the outdoor World Promenade and connecting family staterooms.

The MSC Yacht Club, featuring spacious suites, dedicated lounge and restaurant, private pool and sun deck facilities, and 24-hour concierge and butler service as well as spacious, luxurious suites.

Ship environmental information

At launch, MSC World America will be one of the most energy-efficient cruise ships in the world, surpassing all design requirements under the International Maritime Organization’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). The ship’s latest-generation engines will reduce greenhouse gases emissions (GHG) by up to 20 percent, along with an 85 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and a nearly total elimination of sulphur oxide and particulate emissions. The ship is capable of running on Bio-LNG and Synthetic Renewable LNG, either of which would achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions of up to 100 percent.

Wastewater is treated to a very high quality that exceeds the standards in place at many shoreside municipal wastewater treatment systems worldwide and meets the strictest international IMO standards, including the so-called Baltic standard.

The ship is fitted with advanced waste management systems to reduce, reuse, and recycle the waste generated on board.

MSC Cruises has reduced the intensity of its ship operations by 33.5 percent since 2008, and the company will achieve a 40 percent reduction ahead of the IMO 2030 target. Far beyond simply finding further operational efficiencies, MSC Cruises is embracing new technologies and identify paths for switching to non-carbon and renewable fuels, while working with fuel providers and other partners on using Bio-LNG and Synthetic Renewable LNG in the near term.

About MSC Cruises

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise line and the market leader in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Southern Africa, with a strong and growing presence in North America and the Far East.

The MSC Cruises fleet consists of 22 modern ships with three new vessels due to be launched in 2025, 2026, and 2027.

The Company operates in more than 100 countries around the world, offering cruises across five continents, calling at more than 300 destinations and welcoming more than 180 different nationalities on board.

MSC Cruises is firmly committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions for its marine operations by 2050.

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msc world america A New World Of Cruising

MSC WORLD AMERICA

A new world of cruising.

WHERE RELAXATION MEETS ELEGANCE Introducing the largest MSC Yacht Club on MSC World America, sailing from Miami to the Caribbean. Where elegance and premium service await with luxury suites, exclusive venues, and 24-hour butler and concierge services. Indulge in ultimate relaxation on a private two-level sundeck, unwind with craft cocktails and entertainment at the exclusive Top Sail Lounge, and savor fine dining at the dedicated Yacht Club restaurant, featuring al fresco table-side service with an exquisite a la carte menu. Discover a New World of Cruising on board MSC World America’s Yacht Club with all-inclusive packages, including premium beverages, Wi-Fi, and thermal spa access. Plus, enjoy VIP access that extends from your suite to every corner of the ship and at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Itineraries

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve | MSC Cruises

SHIP highlights

Where thrill seekers meet the only over-water swing ride at sea.

Get ready to experience our newest thrill ride, exclusive to MSC World America. Surrounded by breathtaking views and crafted for those who seek excitement, Cliffhanger will take you to new heights. Discover a New World of Cruising with this one-of-a-kind, edge-of-your-seat attraction!

Cliffhanger Swing, MSC World America | MSC Cruises

A ship built for the future using the latest technologies

Experience a future of cruising on a ship that is designed for immersive and unique experiences at sea. Powered by Liquified Natural Gas ( LNG) , one of the cleanest marine fuels available at scale, MSC World America symbolizes a new world of cruising and features the very latest technology to lower its impact on the environment.

With a trailblazing design and striking futuristic silhouette, the guest experience on board is next-level.

MSC World America | MSC Cruises

A world where Innovation meets beauty

Be captivated by a world of beauty at the World Promenade , where the ocean views and LED light shows are stunning and unmatched.

Revel in a world of excitement with award-winning activities for the whole family .

Delight in a world of flavours with an incredible choice of restaurants and bars featuring globally inspired menus and dive into the vibrant life of an authentic city of the future abounding with choice and excitement.

MSC World America, World Promenade | MSC Cruises

A world where Local cuisine meets global tastes

Enjoy a distinct gastronomic journey of discovery that offers everything from fine dining to casual and informal, with a choice of more than 30 bars, lounges and dining venues .

MSC World America | MSC Cruises

A world where Excitement meets laughter

Infinite memorable experiences for kids and families at the Kids’ Clubs , and entertainment for all ages including the MSC SportPlex & rollerskate arena , the multi-purpose Luna Park Arena, Panorama Lounge and the main theatre .

MSC World America | MSC Cruises

CABINS & SUITES

MSC World Europa | MSC Cruises

  • Surface approx. 16-17 sqm, balcony approx 3-10 sqm, deck 9-16
  • Some cabins have balcony overlooking the Promenade
  • Some cabins feature partial view
  • Bathroom with shower and hairdryer
  • Comfortable double bed which can be converted in two single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, Wi-Fi connection (for a fee), telephone and safe
  • Mini bar and Air conditioning

Choose the cabin type that best suits you:

  • Balcony Aurea (best ship positions, surface approx 17 sqm, balcony approx. 3-8 sqm, deck 10-16 )
  • Deluxe Balcony (surface approx 17 sqm, balcony approx. 3-10, deck 9-16 )
  • Deluxe Balcony with partial view (surface approx 17 sqm, balcony approx. 3 sqm, deck 15-16 )
  • Deluxe Balcony with Promenade & Ocean View (surface approx 16 sqm, balcony approx. 5 sqm, deck 9-15 )
  • Deluxe Balcony with Promenade view (surface approx 16 sqm, balcony approx.. 5 sqm, deck 10-16 )

MSC Grandiosa Cabin: Suite Balcony 14

  • Surface approx. 17-35 sqm,   balcony   approx. 7-46 sqm , deck 9-16
  • Some Suites have balcony with private whirlpool
  • Some Suites have balcony overlooking the Promenade
  • Some Suites have setting area with double sofa bed
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub and hairdryer

Choose the Suite that best suits you:

  • Grand Suite Aurea with terrace and whirlpool (surface approx. 35 sqm,   large   balcony approx.   37-46 sqm , deck 15-16 )
  • Grand Suite Aurea with terrace (surface approx. 35 sqm ,  balcony approx.   25-35 sqm , deck 11-14 )
  • Grand Suite Aurea (surface approx. 35 sqm ,  balcony approx. 8-9 sqm , deck 9-10 )
  • Premium Suite Aurea (surface approx. 25 sqm ,  balcony approx. 4 sqm , deck 12-14 )
  • Junior Suite Aurea (surface approx. 17 sqm   with large private sundeck approx. 13-17 sqm , deck 9 )
  • Premium Suite Aurea with Promenade & Ocean View (surface approx. 27 sqm,  private balcony approx. 9 sqm overlooking the Promenade, deck 11
  • Deluxe Suite Aurea with Promenade & Ocean View (surface approx. 20 sqm, balcony approx 7 sqm overlooking the Promenade, deck 16

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Size, layout and furniture may vary that shown (within the same cabin category)

MSC Grandiosa Cabin: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite 13

  • Surface approx. 15- 104 sqm, balcony approx. 5- 65 sqm , deck 15-21 .
  • Luxury suites with premium interiors
  • Some Suites have balcony with private whirlpool.
  • Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with large shower and tub (some cabins feature large tub only)
  • Interactive TV, Wi-Fi connection, telephone and safe
  • MSC Yacht Club Owner’s Suite n°16002 - surface approx . 104 sqm with large balcony (approx. 48 sqm ),  deck 16 MSC Yacht Club Owner’s Suite n°18001 - surface approx. 78 sqm with large balcony (approx. 65 sqm) ,  deck 18
  • MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite with whirlpool bath (surface approx. 51-58 sqm with large balcony approx 42-51 sqm,  deck 16-18 )
  • MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite with whirlpool bath (Two-deck high Duplex Suites, surface approx . 46 sqm,   large private balcony approx. 28-31 sqm,   deck 16
  • MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite (two-deck high Duplex Suites - Surface approx. 46 sqm with a balcony approx. 6 sqm, deck 16
  • MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite (surface approx. 25 sqm with private balcony approx. 5 sqm, deck 15-21
  • MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite (surface approx . 15 sqm, deck 15-16)

Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club including:

  • 24-Hour Butler service and dedicated concierge
  • Premium Extra Drink and Internet packages included
  • Complimentary Access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Balinese massage package and Specialty restaurants package, available up to 2 days prior to embarkation; 10% discount on all spa treatments purchased on board
  • 1 Free cruise change

Size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)

Entertainment

Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy awe-inspiring entertainment from morning to night, including three new concert-style shows in the multipurpose Luna Park Arena ; five new full-scale theatre productions in the World Theatre ; four themed experiences in the Panorama Lounge ; and surprise, pop-up live exhibits throughout the ship. And as always, the award-winning MSC family offering features state-of-the-art facilities for kids with a dedicated area of the ship as well as a range of kids’ clubs and tailor-made programmes designed for each age group.  

Panorama Lounge, MSC World Europa

The Venom Drop @ The Spiral 11-deck state-of-the-art architectural dry slide

MSC Virtuosa, MSC Foundation centre | MSC Cruises

Restaurants & BUFFETS

The ship will feature 13 dining venues , including an incredible 6 speciality restaurants such as the classic American-style steakhouse Butcher’s Cut and Asian-inspired Kaito Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi Bar , as well as the newly launched Latin American street food-inspired Hola! Tacos & Cantina . MSC World America offers unexpected, interactive experiences with entirely new locations for immersive and unique experiences at sea. A world where local cuisine meets global tastes for the worldly curious traveler. Guests also have the opportunity to discover 3 ample restaurant-buffets on board, each offering their distinct ambiance, and the main restaurants offering.

Hola! Tacos & Cantina | MSC Cruises

HOLA! Tacos & Cantina

Butcher’s Cut restaurant | MSC Cruises

Butcher's Cut

MSC World America, Il Mercato Buffet | MSC Cruises

Il Mercato Buffet

MSC World America, Main Restaurant

Main Restaurant

MSC World America, Kaito Teppanyaki

Kaito Teppanyaki

MSC World America, Les Dunes Restaurant

Les Dunes Restaurant

Bars & lounges.

A wide variety of 20 bars, lounges and cafes to match any mood such as the Masters of the Sea Pub , which be split across two decks. Other concepts include the Elixir - Mixology Bar with elaborate signature cocktails, an authentic Emporium coffee bar with selections from around the world, a widely stocked The Gin Project inspired by a real distillery, a zesty juice bar made from fresh ingredients, a gelateria with a multitude of flavours to tempt your sweet-tooth, and many more to come!

Masters of the Sea | MSC Cruises

Masters of the Sea

MSC World America, Fizz Champagne Bar | MSC Cruises

Fizz Champagne Bar

MSC World America, Mixology Bar | MSC Cruises

Mixology Bar

MSC World America, Zest - Juice Bar | MSC Cruises

Zest - Juice Bar

MSC World America, Mixology Bar | MSC Cruises

The Gin Project

MSC World America, Coffee Emporium | MSC Cruises

Coffee Emporium

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  • 11. Halifax
  • 12. Los Angeles
  • 14. Montevideo
  • 15. Rio de Janeiro
  • 16. Fort-de-France
  • 18. Buenos Aires
  • 19. New York
  • 20. Ocean Cay
  • 21. San Juan
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  • Studio Interior
  • Deluxe Interior
  • Studio Ocean View
  • Deluxe Ocean View
  • Infinite Ocean View Aurea
  • Deluxe Balcony with partial view
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Deluxe Balcony Aurea
  • Junior Suite Aurea
  • Deluxe Suite Aurea with Promenade & Ocean View
  • Premium Suite Aurea
  • Grand Suite Aurea
  • MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite
  • MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite
  • MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite
  • MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite with Whirlpool
  • MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite
  • MSC Yacht Club Owner's Suite

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B:  Cabin with bathtub  | BS:  Cabin with bathtub and shower  | P:  Promenade view |  T:  Terrace

• The double bed is convertible to two single beds except in cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility (H).

• 3rd and 4th beds available in all categories except for Studio interior, Studio Ocean View, Deluxe Balcony With Promenade View, Deluxe Balcony With Promenade & Ocean View, Deluxe Suite Aurea With Promenade & Ocean View and MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite. • 5th and 6th beds available in Premium Suite Aurea.

• Our ships offer the possibility of combining 2 or 3 connecting cabins based on the ship class. Call our Contact Center to choose the best accommodation for you.

Ship configuration, data and descriptions may be subject to change depending on the season and on the destination and must be verified at the time of booking. 

  • Number of passengers: 6.762
  • Number of cabins: 2.626
  • Crew members: 2.138
  • Length/Beam/Height: 333,3 m / 47 m/ 68 m

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Next MSC Ship Will House the Largest Yacht Club Yet

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  • May 19, 2024

MSC Cruises’ upcoming new US flagship will house the largest MSC Yacht Club concept sailing out of North America. The MSC World America, which launches in April 2025, has been designed specifically for the U.S. market.

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MSC World America has Seven Districts

The ship will be the first to have seven distinct shipboard districts, each offering a different atmosphere. One is the MSC Yacht Club, a ‘ship-within-a-ship’ retreat that delivers premium, personalized services and exclusive social spaces.

MSC Yacht Club features an expansive sundeck across two levels. The upper level is ideal for pool lounging or relaxing in a hot tub or private cabana. The lower deck will have a bar and grill for breakfast, lunch, and sundowners.

MSC Yacht Club Owner's Suite and MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite

MSC Yacht Club guests enjoy perks like priority embarkation, a dedicated concierge team, round-the-clock butler service, and dedicated private areas. In addition, they have priority access to all the ship’s entertainment venues, a premium beverage package, high-speed internet, and thermal spa access.

Cristian Comirla, Brand Performance Director, MSC Yacht Club, said, “MSC Yacht Club offers a tranquil vacation and a more relaxing and secluded cruise experience, yet still with access to the ship’s entertainment, specialty dining, and other amenities.”

MSC World America’s MSC Yacht Club will house two-level Double-balcony Duplex Suites, ideal for families or larger groups. There are dining and living areas and abundant outdoor space with two sundecks and a private hot tub. The ship also features luxury multi-room Owner Suites with a hot tub and al fresco dining area.

MSC Yacht Club guests can access the Ocean House at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, which has a private beach and restaurant. Ocean Cay is being upgraded by expanding the Ocean House bar and restaurant. This work is expected to be completed before MSC World America’s April 2025 launch.

MSC Comes to Texas Next Year

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MSC World America will sail from Miami on Eastern and Western Caribbean cruise itineraries, with all sailings calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. The cruise line announced a second ship will be homeport at Port Canaveral in 2025 .

MSC Grandiosa arrives in December 2025 to sail alternating week-long Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises. From New York, MSC Meraviglia will continue week-long cruises to Bermuda. Also, next year, the cruise line will make its Texas debut in Galveston in November 2025.

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MSC YACHT CLUB THE LUXURY CRUISE EXPERIENCE

      luxury, privacy and exclusivity.

Feel the finesse and elegance of luxury cruises with MSC Yacht Club , an exclusive area of refined indulgence . Surround yourself in unparalleled comfort and personalized service as you embark on an astounding voyage aboard our finest ships. Discover a world where  privacy  meets  luxury , where every detail is meticulously crafted to exceed your highest expectations. Savour the sophistication  and  elegance of luxury cruises from the very first step onboard. Our  dedicated staff  will cater to your every need, ensuring that your  journey  is nothing but sensational. Welcome to  MSC Yacht Club , get away from it all, whilst having everything you may wish for .

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Unrivaled comfort and exquisite luxury

Experience the finest luxury accommodation during your  MSC Yacht Club luxury cruise . Discover lavishly appointed suites designed with meticulous attention to detail .

Immerse yourself in the epitome of comfort with  luxurious amenities and elegant touches.

Explore below all our MSC Yacht Club Suites available to book.

MSC Yacht Club Owner’s Suite With Whirlpool Bath| MSC Cruises

  • Surface: approx.  104 sqm, terrace 48 sqm, deck 16
  • Bedroom with a queen size bed
  • Separate dining/living room with a sofa bed which converts into a double bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors
  • Spacious private terrace with a whirlpool bath, a dining table and chairs
  • Marble bathroom with a bathtub, a shower and “Med” organic amenities
  • Premium bespoke embroidered towels and bed linens 100% cotton
  • Plush slippers and 100% cotton bathrobes for onboard use
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
  • Bar set-up, refrigerator, Nespresso machine, Fresh fruit Welcome amenity & Venchi daily turndown chocolates
  • Interactive TV, telephone, safe and air conditioning

The image are representative only: displayed suite from MSC World Europa Size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same suite category)

MSC Yacht club Royal suite | MSC Cruises

  • Surface: approx.  51-58 sqm, terrace 42-51 sqm, deck 16-18
  • Separate living room with a sofa bed which converts into a double bed
  • Marble bathroom with a large shower and bathtub and “Med” organic amenities (some suites feature a large bathtub only)
  • Premium bespoke embroidered towels & bed linens 100% cotton
  • Bar set-up, refrigerator, Nespresso machine and Fresh fruit Welcome amenity
  • Venchi daily turndown chocolates

MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite with whirlpool| MSC Cruises

  • Surface approx . 46 sqm,  terrace 28- 31 sqm, deck 16
  • Two-deck-high suite located at the front of the ship

Main level (suite entrance)

  • Open living/dining room with a dining table and a sofa bed which converts into a double bed
  • Private terrace with a whirlpool bath, outdoor chairs and a table
  • Marble bathroom with shower and “Med” organic amenities

Second level

  • Master bedroom with a queen size bed which can be converted into 2 single beds (on request)
  • Marble bathroom with bathtub & “Med” organic amenities
  • Private sundeck with loungers, accessible from the external staircases
  • Spacious wardrobe

Each suite is equipped with:

  • Minibar and Nespresso machine
  • Fresh fruit Welcome amenity
  • Interactive TV and telephone available on each level
  • Safe and air conditioning
  • Premium bespoke embroidered towels & bed linens 100% cotton

The image is representative only: displayed  suites from MSC World Europa Size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same suite category)

MSC Yacht Club Grand Suite| MSC Cruises

  • Surface: approx 46sqm, balcony 6 sqm, deck 16

Main level (Suite entrance):

  • Balcony with outdoor chairs and a table

Second level:

The image is representative only: displayed suite from MSC World Europa Size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same suite category)

MSC Yacht Club Executive & Family Suite | MSC Cruises

  • Surface:  approx . 40-53 sqm, deck 12
  • Queen size bed which can be converted into 2 single beds (on request) with a panoramic sealed window on the side (no access outside)
  • Separate living room with sofas and armchairs with a panoramic sealed window (no access outside)
  • Marble bathroom with bathtub and “Med” organic amenities
  • Premium bespoke embroidered towels & bed linens100% cotton
  • Minibar Tea kettle & Fresh fruit Welcome amenity

The image are representative only: displayed suite from MSC Fantasia Size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same suite category)

TAKE A SUITE TOUR

MSC Yacht Club Grand Suite | MSC Cruises

  • Surface:  approx . 31-43 sqm, balcony 8-21 sqm, deck 16-19
  • Queen size bed which can be converted into 2 single beds (on request)
  • Balcony equipped with outdoor chairs and a table
  • Minibar, Nespresso machine and Fresh fruit Welcome amenity

The image are representative only: displayed suite from MSC Seashore Size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same suite category)

NB: Select MSC Yacht Club Grand Suites are adapted for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility.

MSC Yacht club deluxe suite | MSC Cruises

  • Surface:  approx . 15 sqm, balcony 5 sqm, deck 15-21

NB: Select MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suites are adapted for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility.

MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite| MSC Cruises

  • Surface: approx. 15 sqm, deck 15-16
  • Bathroom with shower and “Med” organic amenities
  • Premium bespoke embroidered towels& bed linens 100% cotton

PRIVATE VENUES

The MSC Yacht Club is an authentic ship within a ship: each MSC Yacht Club venue has been meticulously tailored to provide our guests with the highest standards of comfort and privacy .

Get inspired by our selection of private venues.

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Top Sail Lounge

The Top Sail Lounge, located in the MSC Yacht Club area at the forefront of the ship, offers breathtaking views alongside exceptional food and service. As part of a luxury cruise experience, this exclusive lounge is accessible 24/7 to MSC Yacht Club guests. A complimentary bar awaits you, with premium beverages available all day, as well as delicious gourmet finger food at various times. You can enjoy live music every evening and participate in hosted events like the High Tea moment and Officer Welcome Onboard cocktail.

MSC Yacht Club restaurant

The MSC Yacht Club Restaurant is an exclusive and private venue reserved only for you with spectacular sea views. Embark on a culinary journey and delight in gourmet creations and five-star service. From à la carte menus with premium Mediterranean and International cuisine to a dedicated team of international chefs sourcing local premium products, everything is thought to tantalize your taste buds. Our dedicated Sommelier will be pleased to advice a food & wine pairing experience and to present the wide selection of wines.

MSC Yacht Club Grill & Bar

The MSC Yacht Club Grill & Bar is a dedicated outdoor terrace where guests can savour meals and drinks all day long. Start early morning with a wide selection of breakfast options with cereals to omelets, French toast, and fried eggs. Our waiters will take care of your every needs at the pool bar: delight with a variety of beverages such as craft cocktails, beers, wines, and for a high-end touch to your evening experience, savor a chilled glass of champagne.

The MSC Yacht Club Grill is available on Meraviglia, Seaside and World Class ships

MSC Yacht Club Sundeck & Pool

The MSC Yacht Club Sundeck & Pool is an exclusive luxurious outdoor area with captivating swimming pool, spacious sundeck, and relaxing large hot tubs for an remarkable luxury cruise experience. In the MSC Yacht Club you are provided with exceptional service, including fresh towels and cleaning sunglasses while enjoying the One Pool. Elegant and private cabanas are also available on selected ships.

SET SAIL FOR A WORLD of PRIVILEGES

From its elegant suites to its round-the-clock butler service, the MSC Yacht Club offers an all-inclusive luxury cruise experience

 with privacy and exclusivity while you can enjoy all the other vibrant activities that our ship offers. 

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MSC Yacht Club priviledges | MSC Cruises

Indulge yourself in luxury cruises with MSC Yacht Club. Surround yourself in unparalleled comfort and personalized service as you embark on an astounding voyage aboard our finest ships of dedicated venues including a private restaurant, lounge, pool and solarium, all featuring an all-inclusive drinks service.

  • Butler service available 24 hours
  • Dedicated concierge 24 hours
  • Premium Beverages included: Premium Extra Drink package in all ship areas
  • Internet package: Browse - 2 devices per person with unlimited Internet Package
  • Dedicated priority check-in and check-out
  • Room service available 24 hours
  • Complimentary access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea SPA
  • Relaxation amenities in each suite (including bathrobe and slippers) and pillow menu
  • Other personal touches such as luggage packing/unpacking service, newspaper service
  • Most rewarding experience for MSC Voyagers Club points
  • One free Cruise Change** (please consult Terms and Conditions)

MSC Yacht Club exclusivity| MSC Cruises

Discover a world where privacy meets luxury, where every detail is meticulously crafted to exceed your highest expectations. Welcome to a ship within a ship, a secluded and elegant area is waiting for you.

  • Lavishly fitted suites offering outstanding comfort located in the foredecks of the ship
  • Dedicated exclusive Sun Deck with pool, whirlpool, solarium and Grill & Bar
  • Gourmet dining in the private MSC Yacht Club restaurant. Free choice of dining time during restaurant opening hours
  • Panoramic Top Sail Lounge with bar, afternoon tea service, light food selection 20 hours per day
  • Live music available every night in the Top Sail Lounge
  • Tailor made excursions and shopping experiences (not included in cruise fare)

MSC Yacht Club a world of choice | MSC Cruises

At your own pace, indulge in the privacy and luxury of the MSC Yacht Club or step out of your secluded area and enjoy countless recreation, relaxation and entertainment opportunities offered throughout the ship.

  • Access to all ship's facilities (bars and lounges, specialty restaurants, pools, etc)
  • Discounted packages offer
  • Premium buffet
  • 10% discount on all MSC AUREA SPA treatments purchased on board
  • Varied programme of Broadway and Las Vegas-style theatre shows
  • Entertainment activities for adults, infants and children
  • Recreational activities for children
  • Open-air sports facilities
  • Well-equipped gym with panoramic view

DESTINATIONs

Explore marvelous destinations all over the world with MSC Yacht Club, while enjoying the unique service, unrivalled comfort and exquisite luxury. The privileges of the MSC Yacht Club extend beyond the ship, discover our exclusive beach destinations with their own reserved MSC Yacht Club area .

Join the MSC Yacht Club Excursions and discover amazing hidden gems by participating in unique activities with knowledgeable local guides, specially crafted just for our valued MSC Yacht Club guests and covering a wide range of finely curated experiences and benefits.

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MSC YACHT CLUB: THE LUXURY CRUISE EXPERIENCE

A ship within the ship.

MSC Yacht Club a ship within a ship |MSC Cruises

MSC Yacht Club FAQ

What is the msc yacht club.

The MSC Yacht Club is an exclusive and private area entirely dedicated to luxury, privacy and comfort, an authentic ‘ship within a ship’ equipped with elegant suites, 24/7 butler service, and a dedicated concierge reception for your extraordinary luxury cruise experience. In the MSC Yacht Club you will have exclusive access to refined private venues including a restaurant, lounge, pool, and sundeck, along with an all-inclusive premium drinks service. Unlimited internet access and an extensive selection of recreational and entertainment opportunities, such as the thermal area in the MSC Aurea Spa and Broadway-style theatre shows, enhance your luxury cruise journey. For your family holiday, a world of excitement awaits young travelers on board MSC cruises, from kid’s club to aquapark , guaranteeing endless amusement.

What types of suites accommodation are available in the MSC Yacht Club?

All the accommodations in the MSC Yacht Club are elegant suites specially designed to ensure you the utmost comfort and privacy. The MSC Yacht Club features a range of 8 distinct suite types , each with its own unique touch of luxury and comfort. Although not all suite types are available on every ship, you will always be able to choose from a selection of elegant and comfortable accommodations according to your own preferences. All MSC Yacht Clubs on our ships provide refined Deluxe Suites with balconies and spacious wardrobes, as well as Royal Suites featuring direct balcony access from the bedroom and a private terrace. On Fantasia class ships, you can also choose from Grand Suites with ample living space or Executive & Family Suites with a panoramic sealed window and a separate living room. Indulge in high-end accommodations on our newest ships, offering innovative suite choices. Meraviglia class ships boast Duplex Suites with whirlpool, located at the front of the ship for breathtaking views. On Seaside class ships, MSC Seashore and MSC Seascape also offer Owner Suites with spacious terraces and a private whirlpool and Grand Suites. Owner Suites are also available on our World-class ships, including Duplex Suites, that can be chosen either with or without a whirlpool. All our newest ships also include refined Interior Suites .

From Myform Memory mattresses to Egyptian cotton bedding and mattresses and a Dorelan pillow menu, marble bathrooms to complimentary minibars, your every need is catered to for a truly exceptional luxury cruise .

What does MSC Yacht Club include?

In the MSC Yacht Club, you can enjoy an all-inclusive luxury cruise experience with a wide range of exclusive privileges, starting with 24-hour butler service , dedicated priority check-in and check-out , and a 24-hour dedicated concierge. Drinks are also included with the Premium Extra Drink package, not only in the MSC Yacht Club but also throughout the ship. This allows you to enjoy your favorite beverages at various locations such as the buffet, main restaurant, specialty restaurants, and onboard bars. Wi-Fi connection is available for the entire duration of the cruise with the Browse Cruise package for two devices per person.

Gourmet dining awaits at the private MSC Yacht Club restaurant , with flexible dining times. The Top Sail Lounge offers nightly live music, while the Panoramic Top Sail Lounge provides a bar, afternoon tea service, and light food selection for 20 hours a day. All MSC Yacht Club suites are situated on the foredecks of the ship to ensure you exceptional comfort with room service available 24/7 . You can benefit from unlimited access to the thermal area in the MSC Aurea SPA for your complete relaxation. You can also take advantage of spa discounts, specialty restaurant packages, open-air sports facilities , Kid’s Club, aquapark, and diverse programs of Broadway and Las Vegas-style theater shows.

Are drinks included in the MSC Yacht Club?

Which internet package is included in the msc yacht club.

MSC Yacht Club Guests benefit from the Browse internet package, with unlimited data valid for two devices per person for the entire duration of the cruise. This package allows you to: :

  • Browse the web.
  • Send and receive emails and images.
  • Chat on messenger apps (e.g. WhatsApp).

Once onboard, you can also choose to upgrade the Browse internet package to the Browse and Stream package , available for an additional fee.

What are MSC Yacht Club Excursions? How can I book them?

What is the dress code for the msc yacht club are there themed parties i shall specifically pack for.

The dress code m ay vary depending on the venue and the time of the day. Top Sail Lounge - Dress code To fully appreciate the exclusive ambiance of the Top Sail Lounge, dressing appropriately in the lounge is highly recommended.

  • By day: Casual clothing, including t-shirts and tops, is perfectly acceptable, but we kindly request that you do not wear swimwear at any given time.
  • By night: Smart casual attire is required for entry to the Top Sail Lounge. Feel free to wear dresses, skirts, long pants, jeans, and button-down tops. However, please avoid wearing shorts and flip flops.

MSC Yacht Club Restaurant - Dress code To preserve the exceptional ambiance of this private restaurant we kindly ask you to dress in a way that complements its exclusiveness.

  • By day: Feel at ease in casual wear, including t-shirts and tops, but to maintain a respectful atmosphere, we kindly request that swimwear not be worn at any time.
  • By night: We kindly ask that you dress in smart casual attire. This includes options such as dresses, skirts, long pants, jeans, and button-down tops. However, please avoid shorts and flip flops.
  • For Gala evenings: Dress elegantly and glamorously for your onboard photo with sophisticated outfits such as cocktail dresses, skirts, slacks, designer jeans, elegant dress tops, blazers, or even tuxedo suits and gowns.

MSC Yacht Club Grill & Bar - Dress code Wear your bathing costumes, t-shirts, tank tops, hats, and sunglasses as you please. Just remember that topless bathing is not allowed in this family-friendly area.

Can you  bring external Guests such as family or friends staying in the main ship in the MSC Yacht Club area?

Is the msc yacht club luggage allowance higher compared to regular guests, are children and infants allowed in the msc yacht club, how to join the msc yacht club shall you need to register to the msc yacht club, as a msc yacht club guest do you collect more msc voyagers club points than other experiences.

Yes, MSC Yacht Club is MSC Cruises’ most rewarding experience :

  • For cruises less than 5 nights or 6 days , you will earn 800 MSC Voyagers Club points .
  • If your cruise ranges from 5 to 9 nights or 6 to 10 days , you will earn 1,500 MSC Voyagers Club points .
  • If your cruise is longer than 10 nights or 11 days, you will earn 2,000 MSC Voyagers Club points .

How to upgrade to the MSC Yacht Club?

Can upgraded guests to the msc yacht club collect msc voyagers club points in the same way as other msc yacht club guests , terms and conditions, terms and conditions.

  • **MSC Yacht Club guests are entitled to one free cruise change, applicable either on the cruise dates or on the destination. Such change needs to be performed up to 30 calendar days before departure, for a new cruise to sail within 90 calendar days from the original departure. Any cruise change shall be requested through MSC Book or our contact centers.
  • Possibility to organise tailor made excursions depending from itineraries.
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MSC CRUISES ELEVATES ITS EXCLUSIVE MSC YACHT CLUB OFFERING ON BOARD NEWEST SHIPS

Msc seashore to feature the largest and most luxurious yacht club in the msc cruises fleet, with more outdoor space as well as new luxurious owner’s suites msc virtuosa to offer an enhanced vip experience to msc yacht club guests.

Geneva, Switzerland (March 10, 2021) — With each new ship, MSC Cruises strives to enrich the guest experience, and with the Company’s two newest ships — MSC Virtuosa and MSC Seashore — MSC Cruises will elevate the exclusive MSC Yacht Club . As extended versions of their sister ships, both ships’ designs have allowed for the expansion of the MSC Yacht Club to include more public space and increased outdoor space. MSC Seashore in particular will feature the largest MSC Yacht Club to-date with approximately 32,000 sq. ft. of private space.

“The MSC Yacht Club has become a compelling and unique offering from MSC Cruises, and we continue to see a positive response from our guests who appreciate having an exclusive, luxurious escape while accessing all of the amenities and entertainment of a larger ship,” says Rubén Rodriguez, President of MSC Cruises USA. “For our guests in North America in particular, MSC Seashore’s arrival this November sets an exciting milestone as we not only introduce our newest ship to the region, but also our most spacious MSC Yacht Club yet.”

MSC YACHT CLUB OVERVIEW

First launched in 2008 and now available on more than half of the MSC Cruises fleet, the “ship-within-a-ship” MSC Yacht Club concept immediately set a new standard for the industry offering a premium cruise experience. Designed to make guests feel like a VIP, the all-inclusive experience is fully personalized with 24-hour butler service to get to know each guest’s personal preferences with warm, friendly and unobtrusive service. Meanwhile, the dedicated concierge is on hand to facilitate any request from organizing private shore excursions and making spa reservations to delivering a daily newspaper to the guest’s stateroom. No request is too big or too small.

Available only by key-card access, the MSC Yacht Club has been appointed with elegant touches to create its stylish backdrop. The sparkling Swarovski staircases greet guests in the atrium, instantly setting the tone for the sophistication and glamour that can be expected throughout, particularly in the spacious and beautifully designed suites.

The MSC Yacht Club is situated at the front of the ship, boasting panoramic sea views throughout, most notably from the chic Top Sail Lounge, where guests can listen to live music, sip complimentary beverages or enjoy gourmet canapés throughout the day and evening, all with a view. Meanwhile, the private fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a different daily a la carte menu featuring chef’s specials and a wide choice of gourmet dishes complemented by an extensive wine list served in sublime surroundings with impeccable service.

The private sundeck and pool is spacious with different areas to relax in the sun on a comfortable lounge chair, unwind in a shady cabana or take a break in a hot tub. At the well-stocked bar and grill, guests can refresh with a cocktail or light bite throughout the day.

THE MSC YACHT CLUB ON NEW SHIPS & EXCLUSIVE DESTINATIONS   Introducing the largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club in the fleet on board MSC Seashore

Spread over four decks, the MSC Yacht Club on MSC Seashore has been enhanced to become the largest, most luxurious in MSC Cruises’ fleet, with approximately 32,000 sq. ft. of private space.

  • The entrance to the Yacht Club will be even more remarkable and glamorous, featuring a three-deck, 495 sq. ft. back-lit Onyx wall and MSC Cruises’ iconic Swarovski staircases, beautifully connecting four decks at the entrance of the Yacht Club.
  • The private pool area and sun deck is more spacious than ever, extended to over 21,000 sq. ft. and offering a larger private pool and a new panoramic hot tub with eight seats and individual jets, plus a standard hot tub.
  • Guests will be able to choose from 131 glamorous suites with five different types, including the traditional interior, deluxe and royal suites as well as 41 newly introduced deluxe grand suites, with extra space and a walk-in closet, plus two brand new Owner’s Suites.
  • The Owner’s Suites are the showpiece of the MSC Yacht Club — the largest suites on the ship with 1,054 sq. ft. of space — with an extended private balcony including a hot tub and outdoor living area, a panoramic glass wall for impressive sea views as well as a separate dining and living room area.

Enhancing the MSC Yacht Club VIP experience on board MSC Virtuosa

  • Guests have a choice of 103 exclusive suites including two MSC Yacht Club Royal Suites with a private hot tub on a large balcony as well as eight new MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suites.
  • The impressive Duplex Suites span two decks — the first has an open living and dining area with a sofa that converts to a double bed, as well as a bathroom with a shower, while the second level holds the master bedroom and a bathroom with a bathtub. For the ultimate in luxurious living, each Duplex Suite offers a large private balcony with its own hot tub. 
  • The MSC Yacht Club on MSC Virtuosa offers over 13,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space including a private pool area with a spacious solarium, shady cabanas and hot tubs.

   

Extending the MSC Yacht Club experience to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

MSC Yacht Club guests cruising in The Bahamas are able to not only relish their experience on board, but also on MSC Cruises’ private Bahamian destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve . On the island, Yacht Club guests have access to an exclusive area, complete with butler service, a private beach and clubhouse and all-inclusive food and beverages in addition to everything Ocean Cay has to offer.

Surrounded by 64 square miles of marine reserve, Ocean Cay offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the island’s natural beauty, discover local marine life and soak up the spirit of Bahamian culture. With ships frequently docked at the island from early morning into the evening — and in many instances overnight — MSC Cruises’ guests can spend a full day enjoying two miles of pristine, white sand beaches and a variety of ocean discovery activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, thrilling wave runner rides and more.

All MSC Cruises ships sailing from the U.S. call at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, including MSC Meraviglia , MSC Armonia, MSC Divina and MSC Seashore , arriving to Miami for the first time in November 2021.

MSC YACHT CLUB BENEFITS

An all-inclusive experience with added privileges:

  • Dedicated priority check-in and check-out as well as priority departure and return on excursion days.
  • 24-hour butler service and dedicated concierge, providing for an experience tailored to each individual guest’s needs.
  • Unlimited dining and drinks within the Yacht Club.
  • Inclusion of the Browse Internet package with unlimited data for two devices.
  • Complimentary access to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea Spa.
  • Tailormade experiences from shopping to excursions.
  • Nespresso coffee machine in each suite and complimentary mini bar, personalized with each guests’ preferences.
  • Room service so that guests can enjoy a lazy morning with breakfast in bed.
  • Personal touches such as a luggage unpacking and packing service, newspaper delivered to the stateroom daily and special deliveries at turn down each evening, like a different selection of sweet or savory canapés.

Exquisite private facilities:

  • A dedicated area of the ship accessible only to MSC Yacht Club guests.
  • Between 70 and 103 suites at a premier location, featuring a pillow menu, Egyptian cotton sheets and memory-foam mattresses for the most comfortable night’s sleep.
  • The panoramic Top Sail Lounge with bar, afternoon tea service, light bites available day and night and live entertainment in the evening.
  • Gourmet dining at a private restaurant, with a la carte menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, where guests can dine at the time of their choosing.
  • A spacious pool deck with hot tubs, sunbathing areas and an outdoor bar with sea views across the bow of the ship.

The MSC Yacht Club is available on all Fantasia, Meraviglia, and Seaside class ships.

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About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises one of the two brands that sit within the Cruises Division of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises — the contemporary brand — has a modern fleet of 18 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025 with options for six vessel orders in place through 2030.

MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board its ships please see here .

The Company’s number one priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities at the destinations its ships serve.  In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol please see here .

MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship with a long-term goal to achieve zero emissions for its operations. The Company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry wide. To learn more about the Company’s environmental commitment please see here . 

Finally, to learn more about the MSC Foundation, MSC Group’s own vehicle to lead, focus and advance its conservation, humanitarian and cultural commitments please see here .

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MSC CRUISES UNVEILS SUMMER 2025 PROGRAMME

Bookings now open for uk & irish markets an exceptional selection of captivating itineraries across northern europe, the mediterranean, and the caribbean is available early booking comes with an array of exclusive benefits for customers.

London, United Kingdom, 31 July 2023 – MSC Cruises UK & Ireland announce today the highly-anticipated opening of sales for Summer 2025. This exclusive opportunity is extended to UK & Irish markets, to offer their customers an exceptional selection of captivating itineraries across Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. Highlights of MSC Cruises Summer 2025 Programme:

MSC Virtuosa returns to Southampton : For the fourth consecutive summer, MSC Virtuosa will grace Southampton's shores in 2025, providing customers with an array of cruises ranging from two to 14 nights. Customers can explore the enchanting wonders of Northern Europe, the mesmerising Norwegian Fjords, the picturesque Atlantic Coast, and the sun-kissed Canary Islands.

Extended Mediterranean Voyages with MSC Musica : Presenting extended 10-night cruises in the West Mediterranean, MSC Musica offers customers an immersive journey filled with rich history, culture, and beauty.

Iceland & Norwegian Fjords with MSC Preziosa : From Hamburg, customers can embark on beautiful itineraries focused on Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords, offering voyages of 10 to 14 nights.

Discover Unique East Mediterranean Ports : MSC Opera presents captivating East Mediterranean itineraries, with unique and exciting ports of call, including the picturesque Kos Island. For a more in-depth exploration, customers can choose the longer nine-night cruises from Trieste on board MSC Fantasia.

Early booking comes with an array of exclusive benefits for customers, including:

  • Combinable discounts, including up to 10% discount using Voyagers exclusives.
  • Targeted discounts for young & young, seniors, all in one, and healthcare professionals.
  • Securing the best cabin locations or preferred areas to stay in.
  • Ensuring availability on cabins with high demand, including MSC Yacht Club Suites and Aurea Grand Suites.
  • Securing booking at the most favorable price accessible to valued customers.

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MSC Cruises vs. Royal Caribbean: Which big-ship line is right for you?

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MSC Cruises vs. Royal Caribbean — how do they compare? Both cruise lines are known for offering affordable cruise fares and onboard fun for passengers of all ages, although Royal Caribbean’s prices can be considerably higher on its newer, more popular ships. Each has an extensive fleet that includes splashy megaships carrying more than 6,000 guests at full capacity and a wide range of itineraries in top cruise destinations such as the Caribbean and Europe.

There are, however, key differences in the onboard experience. Both cruise lines offer thrilling activities (just not the same kind), and each has its own approach to entertainment, kids clubs and dining.

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Which cruise line should you choose? Read on for a head-to-head comparison of MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean. We’ll cover each brand’s onboard experience, itineraries and passenger profile to help you decide.

Meet the cruise lines: MSC vs. Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has better name recognition than MSC Cruises among Americans. The Miami-based cruise line, known for its groundbreaking innovations, operates 26 vessels, including the five largest cruise ships in the world . Two more megaships will join the fleet in 2024, when Icon of the Seas , the first in a new class for the cruise line, and Utopia of the Seas , the line’s sixth Oasis-class ship, will claim the first and second largest ship titles from two other Royal Caribbean vessels.

Italian-owned, Geneva, Switzerland-based MSC Cruises is part of MSC Group, the world’s largest container shipping company. This fast-growing cruise brand has launched a dozen cruise ships since 2012.

The U.S. market was largely introduced to MSC between 2017 and 2022 when it debuted four Seaside-class ships designed primarily to sail to the Caribbean from Miami. One of its sales strategies? Kids under age 17 can frequently sail for free when staying in the same cabin with accompanying adults.

In 2025, the cruise line will christen MSC World America, a Miami-based megaship sibling of 2022’s MSC World Europa . Both use cleaner-burning liquified natural gas (LNG) as fuel.

Related: The ultimate guide to MSC Cruises | The ultimate guide to Royal Caribbean

Size of ships

Neither Royal Caribbean nor MSC Cruises has a ship that carries fewer than 2,000 passengers at double occupancy — and their biggest ships accommodate more than three times that at full capacity.

Royal Caribbean’s older ships (Vision, Radiance, Voyager and Freedom classes) carry 2,000 to 3,900 guests at double occupancy, while its newest (Oasis and Quantum class) accommodate 4,000 to almost 6,000.

The five Oasis-class vessels, to be joined by Utopia of the Seas in 2024, are the largest cruise ships in the world. They carry 5,700 guests at double occupancy and just over 7,000 at full capacity. They are distinctive for their split-hull design, allowing for interior-facing cabins, and themed neighborhoods, which help disperse foot traffic and make it easier for guests to navigate the ships’ 18 decks.

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class vessels, introduced between 2014 and 2021, accommodate 4,180 guests at double occupancy and 5,500 at capacity. These five ships are distinguishable by the North Star sightseeing capsule that rises 300 feet above the sea.

Related: The 6 classes of Royal Caribbean cruise ships, explained

When Icon of the Seas sets sail, it will become the world’s largest, as well as Royal Caribbean’s first LNG-powered ship. Able to carry 5,600 guests at double occupancy and up to 7,600 at capacity, Icon of the Seas will feature eight neighborhoods and offer more cabins and suites that can accommodate four or more passengers than any other ship in the fleet.

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships, which carry about 3,900 passengers at double occupancy, and its Voyager-class ships, which accommodate 3,100, offer some of the thrilling activities of its larger ships. Its Vision-class ships, which date to the 1990s and accommodate 2,400 to 2,500 guests, feature notably fewer onboard attractions. Radiance-class ships are the smallest in the fleet, carrying 2,100 guests at double occupancy.

Those who prefer a ship that’s not mega-size might want to consider Royal Caribbean’s good-value Mediterranean, Caribbean and Alaska itineraries on its refreshed Radiance- and Voyager-class vessels.

MSC Cruises likes big ships, too. It has six vessels ranked among the Top 20 largest cruise ships in the world, including MSC World Europa, which comes in just behind Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class vessels. It accommodates 5,252 guests at double occupancy and 6,762 at capacity. World Europa features a Y-shaped design with a dramatic open-air atrium. It will be joined by sister MSC World America in 2025.

The next largest ships in MSC’s fleet are its five Meraviglia-class ships, all introduced beginning in 2017. They carry 4,438 guests at double occupancy and as many as 6,327 at capacity. Both MSC Meraviglia and MSC Divina are sailing U.S. itineraries out of New York and Miami, respectively.

The ships that U.S.-based cruisers are probably most familiar with are MSC’s four Seaside-class vessels, which accommodate 4,132 passengers at double occupancy and 5,119 at capacity. They’re almost identical (with close-to-identical names: Seaside, Seaview, Seashore and Seascape ) and have a high-energy vibe and a dazzling, multi-deck central atrium.

MSC’s 12 older ships are divided among three classes — Lirica, Musica and Fantasia — and accommodate 2,000 to 3,500 guests at double occupancy. The Fantasia class’s MSC Divina, launched in 2012, is perhaps best known to U.S. cruisers because it often sails itineraries to the Caribbean from Miami. The other ships are mainly based in Europe, South America and Asia.

Related: The 6 types of MSC Cruises ships, explained

Traveling with kids? Perhaps even Grandma and Grandpa? Both Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises are leaders in family cruising , with passengers ranging from young parents with preschool children to multigenerational families. Both lines also attract couples and groups of friends who prefer a lively cruise ship ambience and don’t mind sharing their vacation with several thousand other passengers.

MSC and Royal Caribbean primarily appeal to value-focused guests seeking affordable cruise fares, but more-affluent cruisers can also book higher-priced suites featuring elevated amenities.

While both cruise lines attract travelers from around the globe, especially on Mediterranean and Asian itineraries, MSC’s passenger base is more international, even on ships cruising to the Caribbean from Miami. MSC cruise ships make important safety and disembarkation announcements in multiple languages (English, Italian, Spanish, French and German), although all staff and crew speak English.

Figuring out which vibe appeals most to you — more North Americans (Royal Caribbean) or a predominantly international crowd (MSC Cruises) — can help you choose between these two megaship cruise brands.

Cabins and suites

Cabins on most mainstream cruise lines are designed more with functionality than flashy design in mind. Both lines feature windowless inside, ocean-view, balcony and suite accommodations.

Royal Caribbean has an enormous selection of room and suite categories — as many as 34 types on its newer ships — offering some pretty slick amenities. These range from interior staterooms with “Virtual Balcony” LED screens displaying views from outside the ship to two-level Loft Suites and even an Ultimate Family Suite featuring a gaming area and a slide from the sleeping area to the living room.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships feature balcony cabins without ocean views. That’s because they overlook the bustling Boardwalk, an open-air interior dining and entertainment neighborhood, or the quieter Central Park.

Related: Royal Caribbean cruise ship cabin and suite guide: Everything you want to know

Newer Royal Caribbean ships feature more balcony cabins and fewer ocean-view cabins than older ships. If booking an ocean-view, the aft- or rear-facing cabins on many ships are generally the most spacious.

Six Royal Caribbean ships (Brilliance of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas) offer cabins designed for solo travelers . These range from a 101-square-foot Inside Studio Stateroom to a 199-square-foot Studio Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony.

Top-tier accommodations are known as Royal Suite Class and rank among some of the most spectacular suites in the mainstream cruise line sector. They are available on Oasis- and Quantum-class ships and range from relatively modest 290-square-foot Junior Suites to two-level, 1,800-square-foot Royal Loft Suites that rival a contemporary penthouse apartment. Priced well above other staterooms, these concierge-serviced suites appeal to wealthy travelers, especially those cruising with their families, who prefer the lively ambience of a large ship to a smaller luxury vessel.

The two-level Ultimate Family Suite — a more playful and colorful option for families with younger kids and a very generous budget — is available on Wonder of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas.

All Royal Suite Class guests enjoy access to exclusive venues, such as the Coastal Kitchen restaurant and a private lounge and/or sun deck. Additional amenities and VIP perks vary by Royal Suite Class category booked.

When Icon of the Seas debuts in early 2024, it will offer 28 different cabin and suite categories, including 14 completely new room types. This ship was designed with families in mind, and 80% of its staterooms will be able to be connected or offer enough space to accommodate larger families.

The closest MSC comes to matching Royal Caribbean’s stateroom and suite offerings is aboard MSC World Europa, which debuted in late 2022 and features 19 stateroom categories, including seven new designs. The most impressive non-MSC-Yacht-Club accommodation on World Europa is the 377-square-foot Grand Suite Aurea with Terrace and Whirlpool.

The largest suites on most MSC ships are in the MSC Yacht Club , an exclusive enclave on newer MSC ships offering private spaces and added amenities. This includes the MSC Yacht Club Owner’s Suite with Whirlpool Bath, offering 840 to 1,119 square-feet of interior space with an 840-square-foot balcony, and the 495-square-foot MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite with Whirlpool Bath, featuring a 301-to-334-square-foot balcony. MSC Yacht Club perks include a private lounge and restaurant, a private sundeck and butler service.

Because of World Europa’s design, the ship also features four balcony cabin categories with a view of its interior promenade, similar to Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships.

Unlike World Europa, MSC’s other newcomer, Euribia , doesn’t feature any suites larger than 700 square feet, but its MSC Yacht Club Duplex Suite with Whirlpool does offer 635 square feet of living space with a 248-square-foot balcony. For more outdoor space, choose the 624-square-foot MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite with a 753-square-foot balcony.

For family-friendly accommodation, both ships offer a 269-square-foot Premium Balcony Aurea cabin, which features stationary bunk beds just inside the entry, a king-size bed, a pull-out double sofa and a larger bathroom with a bathtub and shower combo. This makes it ideal for a family of up to six. Some also feature a private whirlpool on the balcony.

Related: Everything you need to know about MSC Cruises cabins and suites

For solo travelers, all five Meraviglia-class ships offer 129-square-foot Studio Balcony suites, which have the benefit of balcony access without a required single supplement.

Seaside-class vessels feature 16 stateroom and suite categories. The largest option is the 1,055-square-foot MSC Yacht Club Owner’s Suite.

MSC Cruises’ dining program is pretty basic. Passengers can expect to dine most nights in one of the complimentary main dining rooms. Most ships have several, and guests are assigned to one with dining times dependent on the “experience” guests purchase when they book. Bella and Fantastica passengers can request early or late seating, which will remain the same throughout the cruise, while Aurea guests can dine any time during open hours in their designated dining room with My Choice dining.

Guests on World Europa and Seaside- and Meraviglia-class ships can expect dining room menus to change each night and offer a good selection of globally inspired selections. MSC’s food quality, presentation and portion sizes have improved with each new ship as the cruise line has adapted to U.S. customer feedback. Still, guests should plan to spend more time at the table, since MSC’s service tends toward a slower European pace.

Marketplace, MSC’s bustling buffet option, which on its newer ships can accommodate more than 1,300 guests at a time, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It features a selection of familiar yet often uninspiring hot and cold dishes and global specialties, with some of the best options being salads, pastas, pizza (mozzarella is made fresh daily) and desserts.

Related: Best cruise food: These are the 6 cruise lines with the best food at sea

Unfortunately, those are the only complimentary dining options onboard MSC ships. It’s also worth noting that while the food quality is notably better in the restaurants on its newer ships, the free food options on older vessels, most of which offer cheap cruise fares, can be inconsistent and not very good.

MSC Cruises’ specialty dining venues vary by ship, but typically there are three to five options. These can include Butcher’s Cut for steaks and seafood, Kaito Sushi Bar and Kaito Teppanyaki for Japanese specialties, Hola! Tacos & Cantina for Latin-American-inspired street food, Ocean Cay for Mediterranean-style seafood and Indochine for Vietnamese classic with a twist. On MSC’s newest ship, Euribia, French-bistro-inspired steakhouse Le Grill has replaced Butcher’s Cut.

Guests can pre-purchase dining packages ranging from one specialty meal to unlimited specialty dining, although some menu items will incur a surcharge.

A note to chocoholics: MSC has partnered with both Italian chocolatier Venchi and U.S.-based French chocolatier Jean-Philippe Maury to offer a wide selection of freshly made chocolates, baked goods, crepes and gelato. MSC World Europa and Seaside- and Fantasia-class ships feature Venchi while Meraviglia-class ships offer Jean-Philippe Maury. All these sweets, however, are available at an extra cost.

Royal Caribbean’s dining scene, in contrast, offers plenty of choices. The cruise line has been a pioneer in onboard specialty restaurants and some of its ships, especially its newer ones, feature as many as 12 extra-cost specialty dining options. On a budget? Don’t worry. Royal Caribbean also offers terrific complimentary casual dining venues in addition to its main dining room and Windjammer buffet.

Specialty restaurants vary from ship class to ship class, although a few such as Chops Grille (for steaks and seafood) are aboard most vessels. Other options include Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen for family-style classics, Playmakers Sports Bar for casual snacks like burgers and chicken wings, Izumi for sushi and Japanese specialties, 150 Central Park for modern American fine dining and the recently introduced The Mason Jar for southern cuisine.

Passengers can purchase specialty dining packages at a discounted price prior to sailing.

In its main dining room, Royal Caribbean recently rolled out seven nights of new themed menus (French, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, Mediterranean, etc.). The Classics section, offering selections such as grilled chicken breast and herb-crusted salmon every night, has been removed, although some of these favorites do appear at times on the new menus. This revamped format, with fewer choices, can limit options for picky eaters.

When booking, Royal Caribbean passengers must choose between traditional dining (either early or late seating for the entire cruise) or more flexible My Time Dining. With the latter, passengers can reserve a table of any configuration or show up at the main dining room and wait in line for a table.

Families with kids love Royal Caribbean’s free casual eateries. These vary by ship, with Oasis- and Quantum-class vessels having the most. Options include Boardwalk Dog House for grilled frankfurters, Sorrento’s for pizza, El Loco Fresh for tacos and burritos, Park Café for grab-and-go sandwiches and Vitality Café for healthy salads and wraps.

Onboard attractions

Big ships offer big thrills, and in the case of Royal Caribbean, these include some of the most memorable adrenaline rushes at sea.

On its Oasis-class ships, guests can scream their way down 10 decks of corkscrew spirals on the Ultimate Abyss slide, get soaked on The Perfect Storm waterslides or try simulated surfing with the FlowRider. Those without a fear of heights can tackle the rock climbing wall or zoom high above the Boardwalk neighborhood on a zip line. Other activities include ice skating, escape rooms, mini-golf, a carousel and pickleball.

Quantum-class ships offer an almost entirely different roster of exciting attractions, although the FlowRider and the rock climbing wall are consistent across the fleet. On board Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas, Odyssey of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas, active thrills include the sky-dive simulator RipCord by iFly, a two-level Seaplex with a sports court/bumper car rink and areas dedicated to Xbox, virtual reality gaming and laser tag. Quantum-class ships also have the North Star, a pod-like sightseeing capsule. But if you’re looking for thrills on a waterslide, you won’t find any on ships in this class.

Related: The 10 wildest attractions you’ll find on a cruise ship

Royal Escape Rooms (available on seven ships) are fun for the entire family (kids, however, must be 12 or older). A number of ships also feature Battle for Planet Z, a laser-tag game appropriate for kids ages 5 and older.

MSC’s biggest thrills include Robotron , a top deck amusement park-style ride on Seascape that sends riders tumbling and swooping in seats attached to a moving “arm,” and The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, a stainless-steel dry slide with a looping 11-deck drop on World Europa.

Most MSC ships have an arcade-style complex with some cool games and attractions, including Formula 1 race car simulators and an exhilarating XD Interactive Theatre where viewers strapped into hydraulic seats battle zombies, clowns and other menaces. All games cost extra.

MSC’s ships are also known for their top-deck attractions, which include the longest zip line at sea (on Seaside and Seaview), elaborate Himalayan Bridge ropes courses (on Meraviglia-class ships) and an Aquapark with multiple waterslides (on both Seaside- and Meraviglia-class ships).

Related: The best cruise ship waterslides and watery fun zones

Both brands’ megaships also feature all the usual things designed for relaxation and fitness: lively casinos, spacious spas, fully equipped gyms and jogging tracks and multiple pools. They also host lively themed parties, such as the White Party on MSC and assorted decade-themed celebrations on Royal Caribbean.

As for bars and lounges, both offer a wide selection, including pool bars, piano and karaoke bars and sophisticated lounges. MSC’s World Europa and Euribia have more than 20 places to imbibe, while Royal Caribbean’s 10 largest ships each have a dozen or more — and Icon of the Seas will feature 15, including a few new concepts.

Kids activities

Both MSC and Royal Caribbean are family-friendly cruise lines offering plenty to keep junior cruisers occupied. Their ships have colorful and inviting kids clubs with dedicated staff as well as teen hangouts, gaming areas and organized activities.

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean youth program features expansive play spaces for kids ages 3-12 (the bigger the ship, the larger the kids’ facilities). They can enjoy activities such as art and science projects, games and themed parties. The program is free during the day and early evening, but an hourly rate applies after 10 p.m.

The Royal Babies & Tots nursery accommodates little ones ages 6 to 36 months for drop-off (for an hourly fee).

Teens cruising with Royal Caribbean have plenty of options. They can hang out in The Living Room, dance or chill with new friends at the Fuel teen club or compete for the highest score at the arcade (at an added cost).

MSC’s kids club, called Doremi, also focuses on games and activities by age group — Mini Club for ages 3 to 6, Junior Club for ages 7 to 11, Young Club for ages 12 to 14 and Teen Club for ages 15 to 17 — but its Baby Club (for kids under age 3) is complimentary.

The cruise line has a partnership with Lego, so creative kids who love to build will be thrilled. Mini Club participants can also partake in fun, family-inclusive events like the Doremi Disco, while Junior Club attendees can enter Masterchef at Sea Juniors or get in front of the camera with the Kelly & Khloe Onboard Green Screen Experience. Activities for Young Club and Teen Club attendees include sports tournaments, video gaming, dance competitions and karaoke.

Related: I got what I paid for: My cheap family cruise on MSC Seashore

Entertainment

What do Broadway musicals such as “Hairspray” and “Mamma Mia!”, cover bands playing top hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s, high divers leaping into an onboard pool and multimedia spectacles in a dramatic 270-degree setting have in common? They’re all in the entertainment line-up on Royal Caribbean’s newest ships.

The cruise line is one of only two (the other being Norwegian Cruise Line ) to feature productions of hit Broadway shows on board — but you’ll have to book an Oasis-class ship to enjoy one. Other ships offer high-energy production shows with musical and pop-cultural themes nightly. Game shows are also a Royal Caribbean thing, including some hilarious adults-only competitions focused on love and marriage.

Oasis-class ships offer two unique forms of entertainment: Thrilling high-dive performances in their aft AquaTheater and professional ice shows in Studio B. The latter space is also aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom- and Voyager-class ships.

For something a bit edgier, the cruise line’s Quantum-class ships feature Two70, a multi-level performance space where big-screen technology and daring acrobatics combine to create a unique kind of multi-sensory storytelling. These ships also have Music Hall, where cover bands channel the music of legendary rock bands like Bon Jovi and Journey.

Icon of the Seas will offer many passenger favorites plus exciting new venues like AquaDome, home to a next-level AquaTheater featuring state-of-the-art technology.

Related: Which cruise ship activities should you book ahead of time?

MSC certainly doesn’t shirk its commitment to onboard entertainment. After dark, its ships’ theaters and lounges buzz with vibrant musical productions and even fearless acrobatics. All of its Meraviglia-class ships feature The Carousel Lounge, which on the first four ships is a theater-in-the-round setting originally designed for Cirque du Soleil performances. It now houses themed variations on that genre, such as an illusionist-themed show.

MSC’s newest ship, Euribia, however, has swapped high-flying theatrics for retro-inspired kicks with its reimagined Carousel Lounge. The space is now a sophisticated home for Big Band at Sea, a 19-piece orchestra with a genre-spanning playlist (although mid-20 th -century crooner classics best match the room).

Seaside-class ships have both a theater and a glittering multi-deck atrium with a stage, where live musical performances take place throughout the cruise.

And World Europa? This megaship features a new 300-seat multifunctional entertainment space call Luna Park Arena that hosts everything from movies and game shows to breakfast raves and stroller disco.

Itineraries

If cruising the world is on your travel agenda, perusing the itineraries offered by Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises will set your wanderlust in motion.

Royal Caribbean is the dominant cruise line in its namesake Caribbean region, cruising there from multiple U.S. ports year-round, but it also offers dozens of itineraries geared toward North Americans in the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Alaska, Canada and New England, South America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand. In all, Royal Caribbean’s ships visit more than 300 ports of call on itineraries spanning three to 14 nights.

MSC Cruises has deep roots in the Mediterranean, where it cruises year-round with a predominantly European passenger base. Its global reach extends to Northern Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Arabian Gulf; these cruises also attract mostly international travelers.

The line has made inroads into the Caribbean and Canada and New England cruise markets, with sailings out of U.S. home ports with a higher percentage of American guests, but it doesn’t yet cruise to Alaska. Across destinations, MSC’s itineraries range from three to 20 nights.

One unique booking feature MSC offers in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe is the option for guests to embark in any port visited on a looping seven-night itinerary as long as they disembark in the same port.

For example, on a World Europa cruise that visits Barcelona, Genoa, Naples, Marseille and Messina, cruise fares are offered round-trip from each port. This offers flexibility, especially for Europeans, but it also means passengers embark and disembark daily. And since MSC makes all important announcements in six languages, hearing daily safety drills can quickly get tiresome.

Bottom line

Either of these cruise lines can be a good option for those seeking an action-packed, value-focused cruise vacation. Royal Caribbean may have the edge on innovative thrills, top-flight entertainment and a greater variety of included dining options, but MSC’s newest ships mix budget-friendly fares, an international passenger base and far-reaching itineraries to offer their own recipe for affordable exploration.

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Water park on back end of Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas.

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Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas will be the world's biggest new cruise ship.

Cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism, with passenger numbers projected to reach 37.2 million by 2025, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Cruise lines are responding to this growth by building new (and often, larger) vessels with all the bells and whistles, including technological advancements that are more environmentally friendly and create the capability to use alternative fuels.

U.S. News has compiled this roundup of new cruise ships that have just set sail or are scheduled to launch later in 2023 and in 2024, plus a preview of new ships coming in 2025 and beyond. The list includes everything from expedition and luxury yacht-style vessels to reimagined ships and megaships – plus the debut of a brand-new cruise line.

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Oceania Vista: May 2023

Oceania Cruises' Vista ship Atrium with staircase.

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Top feature: Luxurious, distinctive spaces

Fares begin around: $2,899 per person (double occupancy) for a 10-night Caribbean cruise

Sails to: Mediterranean, Caribbean

Debuted in May 2023, Oceania Vista is the first ship in Oceania Cruises ' new Allura class and the line's first new ship in 10 years. The 1,200-passenger, all-veranda vessel features a fresh interior design inspired by nature. The elegant new signature spaces include the dramatic Grand Staircase, the reimagined Martinis bar, the clubby Grand Lounge and 180-degree ocean views from the floor-to-ceiling windows at Horizons.

Another highlight of the new ship is the luxurious Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center. Elevated dining concepts on Oceania Vista include the new venue Ember, wellness-inspired cuisine at Aquamar Kitchen and The Bakery at Baristas, which specializes in French and Italian pastries.

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Carnival Venezia: May 2023

Exterior of Carnival Venezia outside St. Thomas.

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Top feature: Italian-style ship

Fares begin around: $419 per person (double occupancy) for an eight-night cruise to the Bahamas

Sails to: Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and New England, Panama Canal

Originally built for the Chinese cruise market in 2019, Carnival Venezia first sailed throughout Asia under the Costa Cruises brand. It headed to Europe in 2020, then was reintroduced as a Carnival Cruise Line vessel in 2023. The rebranded ship, now homeported in the U.S., features Carnival's "Fun Italian Style" concept, with Venetian-style artwork and the Piazza San Marco atrium – not to mention Italian-inspired beverages and dishes at venues like Frizzante, Amari, Marco Polo, the Canal Grande Restaurant and La Strada Grill.

The 4,090-passenger ship has classic Carnival favorites, too, like Bonsai Teppanyaki, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Piano Bar 88 and the Serenity Bar. Guests will also find Carnival's Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, three kids clubs, the outdoor SportSquare and onboard water park WaterWorks.

Find a  Carnival  cruise on GoToSea.

Resilient Lady: May 2023

Exterior of the Resilient Lady.

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Top feature: New and exciting entertainment offerings

Fares begin around: $2,550 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night cruise to the Greek islands

Sails to: Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and South Pacific

Virgin Voyages' third adults-only ship , Resilient Lady , debuted with its MerMaiden voyage sailing the Greek islands in May 2023. The new 2,762-passenger ship offers the same features as its sister ships, including more than 20 dining venues with menus created by Michelin-starred chefs, an impressive fitness and wellness program, and superyacht-inspired cabins.

The immersive entertainment is one highlight on the new Virgin ship, with shows like rock 'n' roll "Persephone," a concept from the Brooklyn nightclub House of Yes produced by Kaleidoscope Immersive. The Supper Club Series featuring Another Rose is a new show by Randy Weiner of theatrical performance "Sleep No More." The evening with the Supper Club includes a dining experience with cabaret and acrobatic performances in a tale of ill-fated love.

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MSC Euribia: June 2023

The Carousel Lounge on the MSC Euribia.

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Top feature: Commitment to sustainable cruising and environmental stewardship

Fares begin around: $219 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Northern Europe cruise

Sails to: Northern and Western Europe

The LNG-powered MSC Euribia has several features that exemplify the line's commitment to sustainable cruising , including an advanced onboard wastewater treatment system and energy-saving equipment like smart heating, air conditioning and ventilation. MSC Euribia's hull, decorated with the hashtag #SaveTheSea, was designed by artist Alex Flämig and is also a symbol of MSC Cruises ' dedication to preserving our fragile marine ecosystem.

One of the most striking features on MSC's fifth (and final) Meraviglia-class ship is the two-story Galleria Euribia. The 360-foot-long Mediterranean-style promenade – lined with shops, restaurants and bars – sits beneath the longest LED dome at sea. Another highlight is the Carousel Lounge at the aft of the ship. The new space features floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor areas, and Big Band at Sea: a 19-piece in-house group of musicians and entertainers. MSC Euribia can accommodate up to 6,327 passengers.

Compare  MSC Cruises  on GoToSea.

Viking Saturn: June 2023

The Deluxe Veranda Stateroom aboard the Viking Star.

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Top feature: "Residential design" (found on all Viking ocean vessels)

Fares begin around: $2,799 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Mediterranean cruise

Sails to: Mainland Europe, British Isles, Iceland, Mediterranean and India

The 930-passenger Viking Saturn is the ninth ship in the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet and identical in design to its eight sister ships. The all-veranda vessel offers six categories of accommodations ranging from the 270-square-foot Veranda Stateroom to the spacious 1,448-square-foot Owner's Suite. On board, guests will enjoy the sleek, elegant Scandinavian-inspired public spaces and lounges. The line's enrichment program includes lectures with resident historians, TED Talks and sessions with world-renowned guest speakers. There are eight dining venues featuring destination-focused cuisine, the Nordic Spa with its snow grotto, two pools and hot tubs, and a sports deck.

Book a  Viking Ocean cruise on GoToSea.

Norwegian Viva: August 2023

Guests in Haven Courtyard and pool aboard the Norwegian Viva:.

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Top feature: Indulge Food Hall

Fares begin around: $629 per person (double occupancy) for an eight-night Greek islands cruise

The line's second Prima-class ship, Norwegian Viva mirrors the elevated design of sister ship Norwegian Prima . The new ship features six complimentary dining venues, including globally inspired dishes at Indulge Food Hall, pub fare at The Local Bar & Grill and 270-degree ocean views at the beautifully redesigned main restaurant, Hudson's.

The Haven on Viva is the most exclusive and spacious private enclave in Norwegian Cruise Line 's fleet; it was designed by one of Italy's leading designers, Piero Lissoni. Guests will also find updated styling at Mandara Spa. There's no shortage of entertainment on Viva; it's home to the first free-fall dry slide in the world, a three-story racetrack, high-tech mini-golf and the musical "Beetlejuice." Viva has the capacity to carry up to 3,099 guests.

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Explora I: August 2023

The Conservatory Pool & Bar on the Explora I.

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Top feature: Luxury details and design, with a focus on sustainability

Fares begin around: $3,000 per person (double occupancy) for a six-night cruise to the Caribbean and Columbia

Sails to: Mediterranean and Western Europe, Caribbean and Central America, U.S. (including Hawaii) and Canada, Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula

Explora I is the first of six luxury vessels for new cruise line Explora Journeys. Owned by the Aponte family and MSC Group, the elegant 922-guest ship combines Swiss precision with modern European craftsmanship, offering suites and residences that are comfortable and spacious enough to be considered "homes at sea."

Guests can explore 14 decks offering nearly 27,000 square feet of outdoor space. Lounge at four pools (one with a retractable glass roof), book a rejuvenating body treatment at the spa, work out at the fitness center or browse the boutiques. There are also six dining venues, 12 bars and lounges, and a Chef's Kitchen for culinary classes and private dining. Regional wine pairings will accompany the onboard dining experience, which includes Pan-Asian, Mediterranean and French cuisine, as well as classic steakhouse offerings.

Compare  Explora Journeys  cruises on GoToSea.

Silver Nova: August 2023

S.A.L.T. Kitchen aboard the Silver Nova.

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Top feature: Ship's asymmetrical deck plan, which offers more open spaces and higher ceilings

Fares begin around: $3,850 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night cruise to Central and South America

Sails to: Caribbean, Central America, South America, U.S. West Coast, Alaska, Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Silversea Cruises' newest ship is the 728-guest Silver Nova . The 12th vessel in the fleet is ultra-luxurious and offers one of the highest space-to-guest ratios in the industry. Two highlights are the ship's asymmetrical design and aft suites, which have 270-degree views. Silver Nova's nine dining options include S.A.L.T. Kitchen's destination-inspired menus, Silversea 's classic dining experience at Atlantide and French cuisine at La Dame. Silver Nova is also Silversea's most environmentally friendly vessel yet.

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Seven Seas Grandeur: November 2023

Regent Suite Bathroom aboard the Seven Seas Grandeur.

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Top feature: "Journey in Jewels," the first Fabergé egg at sea

Fares begin around: $3,799 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night cruise to Mexico and Central America

Sails to: Mediterranean, Caribbean and Panama Canal

The 746-passenger Seven Seas Grandeur will be Regent Seven Seas Cruises' third Explorer-class vessel when it launches late this fall. While Grandeur is similar to its two sister ships, Explorer and Splendor , the new vessel features updated lounges, restaurants, spa spaces and suites. The line's signature Regent Suite – coming in at an impressive 4,443 square feet – has also been redesigned by Miami firm Studio DADO.

A few additional standout spaces include the art nouveau design of the Observation Lounge (located at the bow of the ship) and the reimagined Serene Spa. The stunning new Compass Rose is the ship's main dining room. Meanwhile, the onboard art collection is also notable: Seven Seas Grandeur will set sail with the first Fabergé egg at sea.

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Celebrity Ascent: November 2023

Private dining room at Le Voyage restaurant aboard the Celebrity Ascent.

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Top feature: 32 restaurants, bars and lounges, including the redesigned Le Voyage by Chef Daniel Boulud

Fares begin around: $756 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night cruise to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Sails to: Europe, Caribbean

The fourth ship in Celebrity Cruises' Edge class, Celebrity Ascent , will accommodate up to 3,260 passengers and offer the same features as other ships in the series. There are 32 bars, lounges and restaurants, including the newly designed Le Voyage by Chef Daniel Boulud.

Other favorites from the Edge-class ships will return on Ascent, such as the multideck Sunset Bar and an open-air Rooftop Garden with floating pools that are cantilevered over the edge of the ship. It's also home to Celebrity's Magic Carpet, a multipurpose 90-ton deck that moves up and down the side of the ship between Decks 2, 5, 14 and 16; it's used for everything from tendering passengers to hosting happy hours and private functions and late-night parties. Guests will also find Celebrity 's innovative Infinite Veranda staterooms and the exclusive ship-within-a ship concept of The Retreat.

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Carnival Jubilee: December 2023

Carnival Jubilee under construction.

Top feature: Two new ocean-themed zones, Currents and The Shores

Fares begin around: $669 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise

Sails to: Western Caribbean

Carnival's newest ship in the Excel class, Carnival Jubilee , will offer six zones (fun themed areas) for up to 6,631 passengers. The LNG-powered vessel features two new zones: Currents and The Shores. Currents is an immersive space with innovative technology such as LED windows and a wave-shaped LED Ceiling. Located on Decks 6 and 7, the space offers new venues for imbibing, dining and listening to live music, such as casual bar Inks, Ph.D and stylish lounge The Golden Mermaid. This is also where you'll find Emeril's Bistro 717.

The Shores, located on Deck 8, features a three-deck-high art installation of a school of fish, a boardwalk, and vibrant colors throughout the indoor and outdoor spaces. Dining and bar venues include Rudi's Seagrill, Cucina del Capitano and Marina Bar. Enjoy other returning Carnival favorites on Jubilee such as the BOLT sea coaster, Waterworks, SportSquare, the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, Guy's Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina.

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Icon of the Seas: January 2024

The Royal Loft Suite aboard Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas.

Top feature: Largest cruise ship in the world, carrying up to 7,600 passengers

Fares begin around: $1,930 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise

Sails to: Eastern and Western Caribbean

Icon of the Seas is the first Icon-class vessel in the Royal Caribbean International fleet – and the first new class of ship since 2014. When the massive vessel debuts in January 2024, it will replace Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas as the largest ship at sea (Icon of the Seas is 6% larger). The ship features eight distinct neighborhoods – including the new Surfside neighborhood, a colorful space geared toward family fun with kids clubs, Splashaway Bay, themed eateries and bars, adjacent staterooms and more.

There are four additional new neighborhoods as well. Thrill Island features Category 6, the largest water park at sea, while Chill Island boasts the line's first swim-up bar and The Hideaway features the first suspended infinity pool at sea. AquaDome, the impressive glass-enclosed space at the top of the ship, is home to the AquaTheater, panoramic ocean views, a waterfall, and bars and restaurants.

Sun Princess: February 2024

Park19 lookout and splash pad on the Sun Princess.

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Top feature: Princess Cruises' largest ship and the first in the line's Sphere class

Fares begin around: $577 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise

Sails to: Caribbean, Mediterranean

Sun Princess will have many new attractions when it launches in early 2024. It has the most balconies on any Princess Cruises ' ship, and you'll find exciting new dining, activity and entertainment offerings. One notable highlight is Park19, a top-deck space with activities for kids of all ages, including the Sea Breeze Rollglider, the first ride of its kind on a cruise ship. This new attraction soars 19 decks high and offers unparalleled views of the ocean below.

Cruisers can enjoy additional spaces like a two-story dome that is a pool during the day and a stage for shows at night; the European-inspired Piazza, which offers ocean vistas from nearly every angle; the Princess Arena, a high-tech performance space; the elegant three-story Horizons Dining Room; and the new Wake View Terrace with an infinity pool. There are also new styles of accommodations and expanded offerings for young children, tweens and teens. Sun Princess can accommodate up to 4,300 passengers.

Queen Anne: May 2024

The Bright Lights Society show bar on Cunard Line's Queen Anne.

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Top feature: The Pavilion, a glass-enclosed pool area with a retractable roof

Fares begin around: $1,199 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise

Sails to: Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Northern and Western Europe, Iceland, British Isles, Australia, Asia, Africa and Indian Ocean

When Queen Anne launches in spring 2024, it will be Cunard Line's 249th ship since the company's inception in 1840, and the line's first new vessel in 14 years. The 3,000-passenger ship will feature a fresh, modern design, yet still give a nod to the Cunard's art deco past.

Once on board, guests will discover new entertainment venues like the Bright Lights Society show bar and more wide-open spaces throughout the ship, as well as Cunard 's first two-story theater. New international dining options include Japanese restaurant Aji Wa with sushi and omakase menus, plus Indian cuisine at Aranya. Queen Anne also offers an extensive health and wellness program in collaboration with health group Mareel that features a large thermal suite, a spa pool and a top-deck wellness studio.

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Utopia of the Seas: July 2024

The Ultimate Abyss slide on Royal Caribbean's Utopia of the Seas.

Top feature: Three- and four-night ultimate weekend getaways

Fares begin around: $471 per person (double occupancy) for a three-night Bahamas cruise

Sails to: Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay (Royal Caribbean's private island)

Utopia of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean's sixth (and final) Oasis-class ship when it debuts in summer 2024. With a capacity of 5,668 passengers, the vessel will join the line's other Oasis- and Icon-class ships as the largest cruise ships sailing on the high seas. The ship will have the same eight neighborhoods as other Oasis-class ships, including Central Park, The Boardwalk and the Pool & Sports Zone.

The 40-plus food and beverage options will include new additions like the Pesky Parrot bar and a themed "mixed reality" dining experience that takes place on a train. A reimagined playscape is another addition, with nets, games, puzzles, slides and climbing walls for junior cruisers. The line's Ultimate Abyss – a dry slide with 10 stories of thrilling twists and turns – will now stretch an additional 43 feet, making it the longest dry slide at sea.

Explora II: August 2024

Top feature: Luxurious cabins

Fares begin around: $4,500 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Mediterranean cruise

Sails to: Caribbean and Central America, Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula and Red Sea, India, Indian Ocean and Africa

As sister ship to Explora I, Explora II will offer the same transformative travel experience for 922 guests. The luxury vessel will feature 461 oceanfront suites with private terraces. Cruisers can take advantage of 11 culinary options across six dining venues, a dozen indoor and outdoor bars and lounges, and a Chef's Kitchen. Guests will also have access to four pools, 64 private cabanas and wellness facilities.

Silver Ray: Summer 2024

Exterior of the Silver Ray.

Top feature: One of the most spacious ships ever built; extraordinary space-to-guest ratio

Fares begin around: $4,000 per person (double occupancy) for a nine-night cruise to South America

Sails to: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, British Isles, South America, Caribbean and Central America

Silver Ray, Silversea's second Nova-class ship, is scheduled to set sail in summer 2024. The 728-passenger, low-emissions vessel will offer the same advanced hybrid fuel technologies as its sister ship, Silver Nova. It will also have Silver Nova's horizontal layout and asymmetrical design, creating more open public areas and providing suites with 270-degree views. In addition, guests on board the luxury vessel will have their choice of eight dining venues and a wide selection of bars and lounges, including The Marquee, a new alfresco restaurant.

Viking Vela: December 2024

Wintergarden on a Viking ship.

Top feature: Larger than Viking's other ocean vessels, carrying up to 998 passengers

Fares begin around: $4,999 per person (double occupancy) for a 12-night northern lights cruise

Sails to: Scandinavia, British Isles, Iceland

Measuring 748 feet long and 101 feet wide, Viking Vela will be the line's largest ship when it debuts at the end of 2024. It will accommodate 68 more passengers than its sister ships, but feature Viking's signature veranda staterooms, public spaces, amenities and dining venues. Seasoned Viking cruisers can look forward to favorites like The Nordic Spa, the Wintergarden, Mamsen's, the Explorers' Lounge, the Sports Deck, Manfredi's Italian Restaurant and The Chef's Table.

Disney Treasure: December 2024

The Grand Hall of the Disney Treasure.

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Top feature: Debut of new Disney Parks-inspired onboard venues

Fares begin around: $4,028 per person (double occupancy) for a seven-night Caribbean cruise

Sails to: Eastern and Western Caribbean, Castaway Cay (Disney Cruise Line's private island)

Fans of Disney Cruise Line will find many familiar venues, attractions and restaurants on the new Disney Treasure, sister ship of Disney Wish . However, there will also be plenty of new features, including the theme of the ship: adventure. The Grand Hall, inspired by the movie "Aladdin," is designed with dark shades of blue, turquoise and gold and features a golden statue of a magic carpet with Aladdin and Jasmine.

Plaza de Coco replaces Disney Wish's "Frozen" dining experience with a two-night Mexican, "Coco"-themed theatrical dinner show. Meanwhile, "Disney The Tale of Moana" – a Broadway-style production based on the film "Moana" – will be exclusive to Disney Treasure. Adults will also find new lounges, such as the Jungle Cruise-themed Skipper Society and the Periscope Pub, which is inspired by "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Disney Treasure can carry up to 4,000 passengers.

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MSC World America: Spring 2025

MSC's new futuristic ship – and sister ship to MSC World Europa – will be based in Miami and sail the Caribbean. The LNG-powered, 6,762-passenger ship will offer more than 420,000 square feet of public space and many of the attractions found on World Europa, such as the MSC Luna Park Arena and World Galleria. There will also be more than 30 dining venues, bars and lounges, as well as the line's private enclave, MSC Yacht Club.

Oceania Allura: June 2025

Oceania Allura will be the eighth ship in Oceania's fleet, the second vessel of the line's Allura class and the sister ship to Oceania Vista. The 1,200-passenger Allura will offer the same upscale amenities as Vista, as well as a new Chef's Studio and one of the highest space-to-guest and staff-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry. Allura is scheduled to debut in June 2025.

Star Princess: August 2025

Star Princess is scheduled to set sail in 2025 as the sister ship to Sun Princess. The 4,300-passenger, LNG-powered ship will offer the same features as Sun Princess, including the Dome, the Piazza and the line's Signature Collection Suites. The vessel will also have 29-plus restaurants and bars.

Star of the Seas: Summer 2025

Royal Caribbean plans to introduce Star of the Seas – the second Icon-class vessel and sister to Icon of the Seas – in summer 2025.

Disney Cruise Line: 2025

Disney purchased the former Global Dream from Genting's Dream Cruises in 2022, when it was still being built at the German shipyard MV Werften. Disney plans to base the ship in Singapore for at least five years, offering Disney vacations to the Southeast Asian market. When it launches in 2025, the vessel will be the line's seventh ship and is expected to carry 6,000 passengers. Another newly built, currently unnamed Disney ship is planned to debut in 2025, as well.

Norwegian Cruise Line: 2025 and beyond

The third Prima-class ship is expected to be approximately 10% larger than the first ship in the class, Norwegian Prima (143,535 gross tons). The following ships for the line are anticipated to be even larger, with the fifth and sixth Prima-class vessels (debuting in 2027 and 2028) weighing as much as 171,000 gross tons.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity's fifth Edge-class ship will be more eco-friendly, thanks to the addition of a new tri-fueled engine model and the capacity to store three different kinds of fuel, including methanol. The effort toward net-zero emissions and more sustainable cruising is a partnership between Royal Caribbean, the French shipyard Chantiers de L'Atlantique and the technology firm Wärtsilä. A debut date for this ship has not yet been announced.

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London, United Kingdom, 31 July 2023 – MSC Cruises UK & Ireland announce today the highly-anticipated opening of sales for Summer 2025. This exclusive opportunity is extended to UK & Irish markets, to offer their customers an exceptional selection of captivating itineraries across Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. Highlights of MSC Cruises Summer 2025 Programme:

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