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MSC Cruises. Kids Sail Free

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MSC Cruises: kids sail free

MSC Cruises currently has the most modern fleet in the world with nine ships: MSC Fantasia (the largest ship ever built for a European ship owner), MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Melody, cruising in the Mediterranean year round and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, North and South America, the Indian Ocean and South Africa.

MSC Splendida and MSC Magnifica will be launched, respectively, in 2009 and 2010. MSC Cruises is the only company to receive the "6 Golden Pearls" award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental protection.

Ownership

MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.is the North American sales and marketing agent of MSC Crociere, SA, of Naples, Italy. This Italian-owned cruise line operates a fleet of eight cruise ships. It is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company family, a privately-owned shipping group founded in 1970 and headquartered in Geneva. Specializing in ocean and intermodal transportation worldwide, Mediterranean Shipping Company is the 2nd largest container carrier in the world, with more than 300 container ships. Mediterranean Shipping Company was selected by Containerisation International as 1999 Company of the Year and by a Lloyd Loading List customer service poll as 1996 Shipping Line of the Year. MSC cruises logo

History

MSC Cruises was founded in 1990 by its owner and Chairman, Gianluigi Aponte, and currently operates nine vessels with four more vessels under construction slated for delivery by 2009. Product Beautiful. Passionate. Italian. This includes the décor, attentive Italian hospitality and cuisine.

MSC Cruises features distinctive itineraries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Northern Europe, South America as well as Ocean Voyages. Plus kids 17 and under sail free on MSC when sailing as the third/fourth guest in stateroom.

Fleet MSC Cruses currently has a fleet of nine ships: MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera, MSC Armonia, MSC Lirica, MSC Melody, cruising in the Mediterranean all year round and seasonally in Northern Europe, Caribbean, South America as well as seasonal Ocean Voyages. The fleet will increase to 12 ships by 2009.

In the summer of 2009 MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida will join the fleet. These will be two of the largest ships built by a European ship owner. Then in 2010 MSC Magnifica, the fourth ship in the "Musica" class, will also enter service. 

Seasons Year-round 

Departure Points

1. Mediterranean Cruises - Genoa, Rome, Venice, Naples, Trieste and Bari, Italy; Barcelona and Valencia, Spain

2. Northern European Cruises- Copenhagen, Kiel and Amsterdam

3. Caribbean Cruises - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

4. South American Cruises - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

5. Ocean Voyages - Genoa, Fort Lauderdale, Venice, Rio de Janeiro

World's Fastest Growing Cruise Line

Our growth has been phenomenal! From a fleet of three classic vessels in 2003, we have grown into a truly global cruise line that will boast two classic vessels and eight magnificent contemporary vessels by 2010. MSC Cruises is the world’s fastest growing cruise line!

European & Italian Legendary film star and Italian icon Sophia Loren is the proud Godmother of our line, hence European and Italian ambiance abounds! From the genuine warmth of our Italian officers and Italian-inspired décor to our refined La Cucina Italiana and New World Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, you will enjoy a truly cosmopolitan vacation experience.

Unique Itineraries | MSC Cruises offers more than 150 itineraries calling on 130 ports – including many not-often-visited locales – allowing our guests to discover the world with itineraries featuring the best of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and South America as well as unique Transatlantic Ocean Voyages. 

White-Glove Service | On many cruise lines this is a lost art; on MSC Cruises it is a tradition that is proudly preserved. It starts from the moment you board the ship. Each and every guest is greeted by our white-gloved staff and personally escorted to their stateroom.

Quiet Ship | Refined Ambiance There are times when less is truly more. Onboard MSC ships we fully embrace this, putting our guests’ experience first and foremost. Notable is the absence of non-stop broadcast messages – only essential ones are made.

There are also no waiters pushing their drinks – only servers fulfilling your wishes. These subtle, unique MSC qualities provide our guests with a fulfilling vacation experience.

Freshly Prepared Cuisine | This allows us to offer guests a wider variety of dining and menu selections, from regional Italian specialties and gourmet offerings to a wide range of more traditional options.

Top Entertainment Our entertainment gets standing ovations because we focus on hiring the finest international talent. It is recognized as the best entertainment at sea by agents, press and guests alike. With continuous evening entertainment throughout the ship and unique theme cruises on select sailings, there is always something for everyone.

Impeccable Décor & Cleanliness   |MSC Cruises’ ships are thoughtfully designed with our guests in mind. The atmosphere is one of understated elegance, with subtle color palettes, fine artwork and plenty of open vistas. Our public rooms boast some of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea. And our hallmark is that we operate among the cleanest ships afloat – our ships average scores of 99 out of 100 on USPH inspections! 

Extraordinary Value | Uncompromising Experience Our extraordinary product is perhaps the best value in cruising.

We offer new ships, new itineraries and an abundance of onboard amenities at prices sure to put the wind in your sails, including our signature

Kids 17 & Under Sail

Free year-round program.

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