What You Can Do on Summer Cruises

The fact that you’ve booked a break with MSC Cruises is evidence that you’re the adventurous type and someone who likes to see what there is outside of the typical holiday destinations. You’re not the only one; many people have woke up to the pleasures of a summer cruise. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), some 26.7 million people went on a cruise in 2017 - that’s an increase of 6.3 per cent on 2016 - and 2018 is expected to see a record 28 million cruise passengers. With numbers like that, there’s no denying that cruising is gaining popularity, and one surefire way to make the most of your time on a cruise is by booking an excursion. Read our article below to find out about the benefits of summer cruises!


Lifelong Memories

 
Most cruise itineraries will feature at least a couple of port calls and it’s here where you can add lifelong memories to your holiday. Every excursion with MSC Cruises delivers quality and value, with the standout points of destinations highlighted during meticulously planned excursions, led by well-informed and qualified local tour guides. You also don’t need to worry about how you’ll get to and from the ship; MSC Cruises will take care of all the transportation. In fact, all of our tours are designed to make your day of exploring as carefree as possible and, for added peace of mind, every tour is operated by carefully selected partners who can easily make contact with your ship throughout the day. Whether you want adventurous or relaxing, family fun or historical, there’s an excursion to suit everyone. MSC Cruises operates so many different itineraries in so many regions that we’d be able to fill the internet with everything you could get up to in each destination. Instead, it’s perhaps a better use of everyone’s time if you look up the port calls on your cruise and see which excursions are available from there. What we can do is tell you about the various types of excursions you can enjoy on summer cruises.


Active & Adventures

 
Adrenaline junkies and active types can get their fix as they pursue adventure. Be it trekking, snorkelling, kayak tours or 4x4 vehicle adventures, these excursions are sure to fit the bill.


City Tours, Culture, History and a Scenic Route

 
Nothing beats a good old nosey around a new city. This is perhaps the best way to gain an accurate overview of any previously unexplored destination. It isn’t uncommon for port cities on itineraries to be laced with history and MSC’s excursions often cover must-see spots central to defining events from the past. Want to admire your surroundings in pure comfort? Then a relaxing coach tour would be a good call.


Family Fun

 
Kids love excursions too, that’s why we came up with the MSC Family Explorer Club, allowing youngsters to join their parents in a fun and enlightening journey of discovery.
 Many port cities are blessed with an array of natural beauty and spectacular scenery. An excursion is an excellent way to witness it for yourself or together with your family, without worrying about planning and access.


Something Special

 
Gastronomic tours, guided shopping trips and religious visits are just some of the pastimes and passions to explore here. Or a winning combination if ever there was one. Indulge in pure relaxation on a beautiful beach or enjoy the stunning views on a scenic boat trip.