Family & Children

A family holiday

A family holiday like no other
A family holiday like no other

As a family-owned company, no one understands families better than MSC Cruises. And no one does more to help you and your loved ones enjoy every moment to the full, both together and individually on board and ashore.

• All the  leisure facilities on board are included in your cruise, from the Aqua Park, Swimming Pools and Water Slide to the top games consoles (PS3, Xbox and Wii).

• There is a small charge for the high-tech gaming attractions on board, including the Virtual Worldthe F1 Simulator and the 4D Cinema.



• Your children are always made to feel special with MSC Cruises. From the moment they arrive at the port they will, receive a special welcome at the Kids Corner before being issued with security bracelets when on board. Beepers or DECT phones can be hired for a small charge so that you can keep in touch at all times.


• We provide a varied programme of whole-family and supervised activities, entertainment and social events tailor-made for four separate age groups in their own clubs. And they’re all free, too!

• Innovative activities like Fun Time Dinner, Happy Dinners and Kids Around the Clock let everyone in the family do things their own way - even at mealtimes, late at night and during shore excursions. So your children are free to explore a social life of their own, meeting new friends from around the world in a safe environment ona holiday they’ll never forget. As for the grown-ups, you can relax in the knowledge that your children are being looked after  and are enjoying the time of their lives. 

Babies & Toddlers

MSC Babycare Service

MSC Babycare Service

Mums and dads need a little time alone – whether it’s enjoying a hassle-free meal or simply sharing some time alone in the sunshine. Our new MSC BabyCare service gives parents a much-needed break. Simply drop your little one off with our qualified and dedicated staff, safe in the knowledge that they are set for some serious play!

MSC BabyCare is available for children aged one to three years and subject to prior booking.

 


Available at the following times*, exclusively when the ship is AT SEA:
between 13:00 and 14:00 and between 18:00 and 19:00.

Completion of a registration form is required – available from sk the Mini Club staff once you’re on board. Nappy changing and feeding must be provided by parents.

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

NEW! BABY LAUNDRY SERVICE

NEW! BABY LAUNDRY SERVICE

Young children are great at getting their clothes dirty! But why spend time doing your children’s laundry when you could be having fun on board with them instead?  Dedicated to 0 to 6-year-olds, our new Baby Laundry service washes baby and toddler clothes separately using a specialised machine, sanitising programme and gentle detergents to clean even at temperatures as low as 30°C.
 
We’ll collect your children’s items from your cabin and deliver them to you the following day clean, and sterilised, remaining gentle against their skin.
 
You’ll find full details available in your cabin, along with a biodegradable paper laundry bag and a service coupon.
 
Only available from MSC: try it next time you cruise with us!
MSC Baby Time

MSC Baby Time

Come join the fun at the Mini Club! Our youngest kids’ club which is reserved for guests up to the age of two, offers a safe and secure environment for youngsters to meet and play with  children of their own age from many different countries. In the meantime, you can make friends with other parents holidaying with their children. Mini Club is open at the following times*:


PORT DAYS: Morning: 8:00-10:00 / Afternoon: 16:00-18:00 / Evening: 20:00-21:00

AT SEA DAYS: Morning: 8:00-10:00 / Evening: 20:00-21:00

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

Activities with Chicco Toys

Activities with Chicco Toys

Thanks to a unique partnership with Italian childcare brand Chicco all of our Mini Club facilities are packed with the latest fun educational toys. And with the help of the Chicco Observatory – a developmental research lab focusing on the under threes  - we have created a new programme of onboard entertainment activities for little ones. These sessions include: 
 
Let’s speak English: let’s play in English with Chicco’s bilingual toys 
Rhythm and music: playing with music is such fun 
Mini Olympic Games: start by crawling and then... 
Meet our mascot Dorebaby

Discover our partnership with Chicco.

Children & Juniors

Kids & Juniors live it up big time

Kids & Juniors live it up big time

Children & Juniors live it up on board


Everyone is a member of the crew in DOREMILAND with two special clubs: the Miniclub for Sailors 3-6 years old and the Juniors Club for Pirates aged 7-11. Both clubs are designed around  the facilities of the dedicated Miniclub on board. Under the expert supervision of professional children’s entertainers, the club allows your child  to explore and socialise while also offering a wide range of stimulating and exciting activities including:

• Arts & Crafts
• Group games and activities
• Sports
• Tech games, including PlayStation, Xbox and Wii
• Dance classes and performances

Opening hours*:
• 09:00 - 23:00 hrs non-stop in port 
• 09:00-13:00, 14:30-17:00 and 18:00-23:00 hrs at sea

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

Special Children & Juniors Services to transform your cruise:

Special Children & Juniors Services to transform your cruise:

• Dedicated children’s menus in all restaurants
• Fun Time Dinners - Children dine with the entertainment staff in the buffet restaurant every day. Allow your children to be entertained while you enjoy some time to yourselves (Free service).
• Happy Dinners - A speedy children’s dinner with the family while the grown-ups enjoy their starters. The children are then escorted to the Miniclub by the entertainment staff while the adults sit back a a leisurely dining experience (Free service).
Kids Around The Clock - Supervised late-night play and napping while parents take the night off (Small charge applies).
• Family Excursions - Excursions for the whole family, supported by the entertainment staff so that everyone is kept happy at all times.

The DOREMI Family - All for one and one for all!

The DOREMI Family - All for one and one for all!

Each ship in our fleet offers a varied programme of bubbly family activities in which the children are the centre of attention., Don’t forget that parents can join in too!

Everything is done under the friendly eye of our loveable DOREMI mascot and his very own family - sister Mila, brother Dorebro and their baby brother Dorebaby.

Learn their Doremi Dance song in six languages, recorded by the Piccolo Coro dell’Antoniano children’s choir and join them in:

• Doremi Chef Cookery Classes
• Team-based Talent Shows (Doremi Live)
• A fun-filled Doremix Family Disco
• Fairy Tale Time
• A razzmatazz Pool Parade
• A Production Show alongside professional dancers and artistes
• A ‘Kid’s Costume Parade’ in the ship’s theatre

Cruise with MSC and live myriad magical moments, with everyone a member of the DOREMI Family. There’s even a Meet & Greet the Mascot photo shoot so you can capture the unforgettable memories of your family adventure at sea.

LEGO Activities

LEGO Activities

Every day, children from 3 to 11-years old can play with a great selection of LEGO® bricks and equipment in our Mini and Juniors Clubs.

In addition (once per cruise)  we hold a special entertainment event called the LEGO® Experience On Board: an entire day dedicated to fun LEGO activities for the whole family to enjoy.

And with a range of LEGO toys on sale on board each of our ships, you can give your little ones the opportunity to express their creativity whenever and wherever they like.

Discover our partnership with LEGO®.

 

Youngs & Teens

Young clubs that aren't kids play

MSC Cruises doesn't treat youngsters and teens like kids. We give older ones a place of their own with fantastic supervised facilities where they can meet up and do their own thing. All young adults get the independence they deserve, plus a a massive choice of activities to break the ice and make great new friends.

 


Young Club (12-14 years old) opening hours* with Youth Team service:
• 10:00 - 11:30 hrs
• 15.00 - 16:30 hrs
• 21:00 - 23:00 hrs

Teens Club (15-17 years old) opening hours* with Teen Entertainer service:
• 11:30 - 13:00 hrs
• 16:30 - 18:00 hrs
• 19:00 - 00:00 hrs

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

Young clubs that aren't kids play

All-New Separate Daily Activities

• Sports & tournaments including football, basketball, dodgeball, minigolf, shuffleboard and table football across the fleet
• Dance contest
• Social network games

• Wii/Xbox/PS3 games and challenges 

• Teenage Kicks Spa Hair and Beauty Treatments in the MSC Aurea Spa (ages 13-17)

All-New Separate Daily Activities

All-New Night Activities

• Radio MSC Generation with nightly video and music requests
• MSC Generation Live with Pop Star 2014, iPop Competition, Teen Movie Trivia, Boys Generation, Girls Generation, Kool Karaoke, Just Dance live and more!

All-New Night Activities

All-New Weekly Teens Events

• Teens White Party
• MSC Flashmob
• Hey Mr DJ!
• MSC Generation Awards teens talent show
• The Prom teens formal night
• Generation Dinner
• Generation Pool Game
• Generation Chef
• Twisted Scavenger Hunt

All-New Weekly Teens Events

The freedom of their very own card

Give your child the power and pleasure of spending anywhere on board with a Teens Card. You set the limits and they spend it however they please.
• Personalised prepaid debit card for children aged 7 to 17
• Choice of prepayment options:
- €30 with bonus credit gift of €5
- €50 with bonus credit gift of €10
• Flyer with order form and description of all benefits provided when you board

The freedom of their very own card

Single-parent families

An MSC cruise is the perfect choice for single-parent families

An MSC cruise is the perfect choice for single-parent families

Moments of entertainment and leisure in your lavish cabin, spoilt by the facilities and views. Lazy moments by the pool. Active moments at play in sports, deck games and futuristic virtual world challenges. Moments apart exploring vibrant club activities with new young friends. Our All In One package has been created especially for single-parent families to make an unforgettable voyage.

Ship facilities

A floating wonderland to explore

A floating wonderland to explore

The following  fantastic facilities and services for children, youngsters and teens - including all the top games consoles - are only half the reason why an MSC cruise is perfect for a family holiday. The children are absorbed in a fabulous floating world of entertainment and fun while parents can sit back and enjoy the many bars, lounges and entertainment options on board.

Facilities include:

• 4D Cinema
• Formula 1 racing car simulator
• Aqua Park
• Vertigo - the longest single-rider water slide on the seas (MSC Preziosa)
• Children and Family Pools
• Virtual World Games Arcade
• Mini Bowling

A floating wonderland to explore