We’ve called the sea our home for over 300 years. It’s a place of wonder, discovery, and delight. But it’s also a place that needs protection. On an MSC Cruise, our guests don’t just create unforgettable memories, visit incredible destinations, and enjoy the finest hospitality – they also have a chance to make a difference. From our experienced crew members to our engineers, to our expert shipbuilders, we’re securing the seas tomorrow by taking positive steps today.  

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Why choose us​

It began more than 300 years ago, with the seafaring Aponte family from Sorrento in Italy.

more than

30,000 staff globally

more than

23 Cruise Ships

more than

300 years of maritime heritage

Our company

We are the world’s third-largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region, and Southern Africa, with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. We are also the fastest-growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America, and the Far East markets. 
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we are part of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. 

We employ over 30,000 staff globally and sell cruise holidays in many countries around the world.

Our Cruises

At MSC Cruises, our love for the sea goes back many generations. And we are eager to pass this passion on to future generations. That’s why we are dedicated to making each of our cruises a voyage of discovery and unforgettable emotions for every guest. We offer an enriching, immersive, and safe cruise experience, where you can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs, and the latest user-friendly technology on board. 

With our cruises you can decide where to go and for how long. Choose among the best cruise destinations, with a wide variety of itineraries mapped to reveal the sights, sounds, and flavors of the world’s most intriguing cultures. Our ships sail year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean (visiting also Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, our private island in the Bahamas). Our seasonal itineraries include Northern Europe, South America, southern Africa, Asia, North America, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Red Sea.

Our Ships

We want you to discover the world in absolute style, comfort, and safety. That’s why we are constantly expanding and improving our fleet, not only to give you a greater choice of destinations but also to offer you an amazing state-of-the-art cruising experience wherever you go.
We have a modern fleet of vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new ships. The current ships across our classes of ship include:
MSC World Europa, the first MSC World Class ship introduces a completely new, ground-breaking platform that brings together innovative technologies and industry-first design features including its unique Y-shape. MSC World Europa, delivered in November 2022, is the first LNG-powered vessel in MSC Cruises’ fleet and the most environmentally advanced to date. MSC World America will be the second in the cruise line’s innovative World Class when she launches in April 2025, offering sustainable cruising in the Caribbean from Miami, with new, immersive, and unique experiences at sea.


Charting a sustainable future
We have long been committed to environmental stewardship with a long-term goal to achieve zero emissions for our operations. We are also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry-wide.  
Our commitment to sustainability goes above and beyond our efforts to reduce our environmental impact. It is also reflected in the way we support our employees and those who choose to travel with us, as well as how we interact with our partners and the communities and places we visit. 

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A centuries-old relationship with the sea


Life-changing programs worldwide

As a family-owned company with a global seafaring heritage that dates back to 1675, we care passionately about the seas and have a real love of the beautiful places and inspiring cultures we take our guests to explore all over the world. This has led us to launch many life-changing initiatives over the years.
The MSC Foundation was founded in 2018 to lead and coordinate these conservation and humanitarian commitments worldwide, developing the longstanding philanthropic partnerships of all the MSC Group companies and launching many new initiatives. 


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