Payment methods

Before Embarkation and from the comfort of your home, you can log in and register in MSC for Me app. 


Your Cruise Card or MSC for Me wristband eliminates the need to carry cash on board, giving you ‘tap-and-sign in’ access to all products and services. After you embark, you can activate it using your preferred payment method, or leave a cash deposit at Reception - Guest Service. Please remember to bring your credit/debit card and PIN code, and ensure your card is enabled for use abroad. 


After embarking, you should activate your Cruise Card or MSC for Me wristband for onboard purchases by self-registering your credit/debit/prepaid card at one of the Cruise Card Activation Points. You can do this independently, within 48 hours after embarkation, at any of the Cruise Card Activation Points located around the ship. These devices let you register your card simply, rapidly and securely. Please note that you will be asked to enter the PIN number. Alternatively, you can leave cash deposit at the Reception – Guest Service. You can settle your final bill in any of the following three ways: 


- by credit card 

The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Diners, JCB, Discover and American Express. If you choose to pay by credit card, your account will be closed automatically at the end of the cruise, so there is no need to go to Reception – Guest Service. 


- by debit or prepaid card 

You should make sure that your debit/prepaid card is enabled for use abroad. The following debit cards are accepted: Maestro, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard debit. Any amount debited to from your card and not spent during your cruise will be reimbursed in cash at Reception - Guest Service on the final morning before disembarkation. 


- in cash

Any amount deposited in cash and not spent during the cruise will be reimbursed in cash at Reception - Guest Service on the final morning before disembarkation. 


Please note that personal checks are not accepted.