Luggage

Luggage limit per person

Each guest is limited to checking in:

 

  • two suitcases per person* (not exceeding 90x75x43 cm in size and 23 kg in weight per bag)
  • two pieces of hand luggage per person* (not exceeding 56x45x25 cm in size and 23 kg in weight per bag).

 

The maximum amount of luggage in each cabin must not exceed 100 kg and/or 8 pieces total for all passengers in the same cabin.
Any piece of luggage exceeding the allowance will not be accepted at Check-In.
Guests exceeding these limits are invited to contact MSC Cruises directly or via their travel agents at the time of booking for information on how to ship luggage in excess separately via freight or cargo, at an additional charge.


*Please check your cruise ticket for more details.

Items to keep in hand luggage

Travel documents and passport, money, jewellery and other precious items, electronic devices, medicines, nappies, and any other items you may need at short notice. 
 
NB: Objects that are considered to be fragile, personal and/or valuable must be carried as hand luggage only since MSC Cruises cannot accept liability for their damage or loss. Make sure to keep your ID/Passport and all check-in documents handy. Valuable luggage and insurance: please note that luggage travels at your own risk. Insurance can be taken out through MSC Cruises, terms and conditions apply. 
 

Items forbidden on board

Port Security has the duty to search Guests and luggage to confiscate any article internationally known as dangerous for the safety and security of Guests, Crew and ship. Such items will be confiscated and not returned. Alcohol, firearms, sharp objects such as blades and scissors, flammable and explosive material, items with heating elements or open flames (e.g. clothing irons, kettles, hotplates, candles, incense), drones. If explosive material, guns or illegal drugs are detected, law enforcement will be immediately alerted. MSC Cruises will be forced to deny access to any guests not complying with these mandated regulations. In the interest of health and safety, beverages and food (including partially eaten or home cooked items) may not be brought on board either. Exception: dry, packaged and commercially produced foods.

Items you can leave at home

Pool towels or hairdryers (you’ll find these in your cabin); sun cream or beauty products (all available from the onboard shops).

Prams and wheelchairs

Prams and wheelchairs are always allowed on board, but must be declared at the time of booking confirmation. Wheelchairs are available on all ships in the MSC Cruises fleet, for use during embarking and disembarking or in the event of an emergency and can be borrowed on board.

Air transport and lost luggage

If you are travelling to your departure port by air, please check the size and weight limitations on your luggage at the time of booking. Airlines reserve the right to charge a supplement for excess luggage. MSC Cruises accepts no responsibility for issues arising during airport departure or arrival.

 

In the unfortunate event of a luggage handling error by the airline, we offer a luggage recovery service. Working with the Lost & Found offices of each airport, we will make every effort to track your luggage and, when possible, have it sent directly to the ship at one of the subsequent ports of call. In order to help you trace any lost luggage in the most efficient way, we ask you to present a copy of the P.I.R. (Property Irregularity Report) prepared at the Lost Property Office of the airport where you reported the luggage missing.

Managing luggage during boarding and disembarking

Prior to reaching the cruise terminal, guests are advised to label their luggage using the tags received with the cruise ticket, and hand it to MSC staff at the terminal. Luggage will be delivered directly to your cabin shortly after embarkation.

Two days before the end of each cruise, guests receive directly in their cabins the disembarkation procedures and luggage tags. Please leave labelled luggage outside the cabin door the night before disembarking. The luggage will be collected and delivered directly in the terminal building during disembarkation. Please note that the luggage embarkation and disembarkation process can vary between ports.

Lost luggage or personal effects

MSC Cruises, its employees and agents accept no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of guests’ luggage or personal effects. MSC Cruises’ responsibility with respect to lost, damaged, or undelivered luggage is explained in the Passenger Contract. In the event of loss or damage to luggage or personal effects, a representative of MSC Cruises should be immediately notified. Otherwise insurance must be taken out with MSC Cruises.