MSC Cruises is the number one cruise line in Europe, South America and South Africa, sailing year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Seasonal itineraries cover Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, and the French Antilles, South America, South Africa, and Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sir Bani Yas.
Each guest is responsible for acquiring and presenting all travel documents necessary for boarding the ship in their respective country of embarkation, documents including a valid passport and any visas required for the cruise itinerary. Please note that each guest is also responsible for securing any necessary visas and immunizations.
Please be aware that MSC does not assume responsibility for advising guests of required travel documents or travel advisories. Guests who do not have the required documents for vessel security and immigration will be denied boarding without entitlement to a refund.
United States and Canadian Citizens must have either a valid passport or valid documents as defined by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Visit www.getyouhome.gov for additional information on WHTI compliant documents.
CAN I BRING FOOD OR DRINK ON BOARD?
No. However, food and drink may be brought on board for medical needs and other special requirements. Please complete the Special Needs Form to alert MSC Cruises of any special requirements.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS ON BOARD?
All on board purchases are made with the personal cruise card, eliminating the need to carry cash or credit cards on board. To activate purchasing with the Cruise Card, guests must either register their credit or debit card at the check-in or on board at the Cruise Card Activation Points (only available on certain ships), or by leaving a cash deposit at the Reception – Guest Service immediately after embarkation.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO SAIL?
The minimum age to sail unaccompanied is 21 when departing from USA ports and 18 when departing from International ports. Underage children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult (21 or older for USA ports and 18 for all other international ports) who expressly agrees to be responsible for the minor and is booked in the same or connecting/nearby stateroom/suite. Passengers under age 21 (for cruises that include a USA port) or under the age of 18 (for cruises that do not include a USA port) may not order or consume alcoholic beverages or participate in gambling. The Company does not accept unaccompanied minors. Minor passengers are subject to all the terms contained in this Passage Contract as well as Company’s Conditions of Carriage.
For babies under 12 months, the Company recommends seeking medical advice from the child’s physician confirming such child’s fitness to travel on an international ocean voyage. MSC Cruises will allow children under 12 months to cruise, with a note from the doctor stating the baby is fit to travel.