MSC cruise with kids
Are you planning your first cruise with your offspring on one of the MSC ships? Then you will be amazed, because the offer for children and young people on board the ship fleet is enormous. MSC
is known for family friendly cruises; See for yourself!
Babies on board the MSC ships
There is no fixed minimum age like at TUI Cruises at MSC. However, this shipping company also recommends that babies only be taken on board from the age of six months.
In collaboration with Osservatorio Chicco, a children’s research center, there are numerous educational programs for children under the age of three on board the MSC ships. The MSC Babycare service in the on-board mini club ensures child-friendly care by experienced crew members.
Unfortunately, this is only available between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.
The “Doremi Chef” children’s cooking school is also popular on board for all kids up to the age of three.
Boredom certainly does not arise on board the MSC ships. Even if the parents want to take part in a shore excursion, the children are in good hands with the kids care.
Leisure fun on board the MSC ships
The MSC ship fleet not only stands for excellent childcare. The leisure offer is also quite impressive.
For example, many MSC ships have an aqua park. The Seaside class offers the longest sliding pleasure ever; A spectacular view of the sea is of course always included.
The Vertigio on board the MSC Preziosa is a whopping 120 meters long and therefore pure adrenaline. The special feature: some sections of the slide are transparent, so that you have the feeling of floating freely over the sea.
The three ships of the MSC Fantasia class also offer pure sliding pleasure; naturally under competent supervision. For smaller children who can not slide yet, there are separate water play areas on board the MSC ships.
There are numerous other offers available for teenagers on the MSC ships. In the teens areas Young Club or Teens Club, the young people are completely among themselves and can go their own way.
Please note that both clubs do not open all day, but only every hour. Sporting offers such as tournaments in football, basketball,
Dodgeball, miniature golf, shuffleboard and table football are offered for the youngsters as well as dance competitions and duels on consoles like Wii, Xbox and Playstation 4.
In the evenings, the disco and karaoke competitions are highlights that young cruise guests should not miss.
A 4D cinema and video game rooms skilfully round off the offer on the MSC ships. Some of the ships even have a high ropes course.
Finally, the Formula 1 racing simulator and the full-size bowling alleys should not go unmentioned.
MSC also organizes weekly teen events, including:
- Teens white party
- Generation dinner
- Generation pool game
- MSC Flashmob
Not only adults benefit from the spa and wellness offers on board the MSC ships. There are also special wellness offers for children and teenagers. These are facial and body treatments that are individually tailored to the needs of children and adolescents.
The MSC Aurea Spa may be used by young people after the legal guardians have given their consent.
The MSC Family Explorer Club
MSC is the only cruise fleet that offers exciting family outings. The tours are interesting for the adults, but at the same time not boring for the children.
Depending on the destination, the little ones slip into the role of an explorer or detective and get to know historical facts in a playful way. The children also have to solve small tasks during the excursions. They will then receive small souvenirs for passing tasks, which are a nice souvenir of the cruise.
Worth mentioning are the experienced guides who accompany you on the MSC day trips and score with their humorous manner. The MSC Family Explorer Club is available in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe destinations. Children’s tickets for these excursions are in
usually about 50 percent cheaper than adult tickets.
Another advantage: These day trips only start in the late morning, so you can sleep in and have breakfast. So that the little ones don’t get too stressed, these excursions don’t last longer than three to four hours.
You can book the excursions in advance on the MSC website, stating your booking number. You should also use this service because the quota is limited.
Young people up to the age of 18 travel with MSC for free and only have to pay for the arrival and departure. Another reason that speaks for the MSC fleet.
The leisure activities offered are of course free of charge. Regardless of whether you choose the Norwegian fjords, the sunny Caribbean islands or the Mediterranean: A cruise with MSC is an unforgettable experience for adults as well as for children and young people!
Here are all the advantages of the MSC fleet:
- a total of five age-appropriate kids clubs
- 20 hours buffet a day
- extensive sports and leisure program
- more than 2,000 excursions, especially for children in the MSC Family Explorer Club
- Relaxation in the Teens Spa
The second point in particular is very interesting: children do not have to sit still in the specialty restaurant on board the MSC, but can use the buffet indefinitely.
The buffet restaurants are open almost around the clock and offer something for every taste. The open show kitchen with pizza and pasta is of course very popular with the little visitors.
But the selection of desserts, starters and small snacks for in between is also enormous. The specially reduced children’s corner, where the little ones can choose their own food, is worthy of praise.
Meals in the buffet restaurants are included in the MSC cruise price. The main restaurants are also very popular. However, you have to
stick to fixed meal times here, with two times to choose from. Here, too, all meals are included, but most of the drinks have to be paid extra.
Or you can choose one of the beverage packages that MSC offers.
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