MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Company, was founded in 1970 with a fleet composed of three cargo ships bought buy Gianluigi Aponte, a mariner, former bank cashier, who decided to buy his first ship. He made his way in the world of shipping until he became a world leader with a fleet with more than.
Afterwards, at the end of the ’80 , MSC enters the cruise world by buying Monterey ship and starts improving his fleet: two new ships, Rhapsody e Melody are built, and the MSC Cruises group rise.
In about ten years, the fleet has remarkably expanded and had built a new ship almost every year.
Sophia Loren, symbol of the Italian beauty is the godmother of MSC Lirica and MSC Opera, respectively launched in 2003 and 2004. The following ships were MSC Sinfonia and, more recently, MSC Musica in 2006, MSC Orchestra in 2007, MSC Poesia in 2008, MSC Magnifica in 2009 and MSC Divina in 2012.
The Flagship of the fleet is MSC Meraviglia, triumph of splendor, elegance and entertainment, launched in 2017. MSC Cruises has in project to inaugurate 3 new ships: MSC Bellissima, MSC Seaview and MSC Seaside, currently under construction.
On board the quality is palpable in every aspect: from the service offered by a high-skilled staff in constant training, to the furniture, realized with precious materials and marbles mainly coming from Italy. The selection of staterooms is wide: you can choose from the internal are for those who love to discover every part of the ship and enjoy the countless entertaining activities to the exclusive Yacht Club Experience aboard of MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia: reserved areas, as the Top Sail Lounge, with a spectacular view or the One Pool Deck, with a pool, hydro-massage tub, a solarium and a bar. The Yacht Club category provides an impeccable service, with a butler at your disposal 24 hours a day and a reserved restaurants where you can try the most sophisticated culinary specialties. Those who wants the highest service will be happy to book a cabin in the Aurea Experience: cabins at the highest decks of the ship and with the best positions, Spa package with a welcome drink, a massage, a personalized wellness consultation and the free access to the Thermal Area are just a few of the privileges included in this category. You have the priority embarkation, you can choose your favorite dining time and… the beverages are included! Yes, that’s right. By booking an Aurea stateroom, you won’t have to worry about buying the beverages or staying in the line to buy it on board. With the Aurea Experience, according to the destination you have choses, you get the Allegrissimo or More For Less beverage packages! If you are a member of the MSC Club, you can start collecting points to spend less on your next cruises.
Sail off to the Caribbean Islands with MSC Divina or MSC Orchestra, throw yourself into adventure aboard of MSC Fantasia towards the Canary Islands or Greece, get the richness of the Arab Emirates aboard of MSC Musica or fall in love with the Mediterranean Sea on the spectacular MSC Preziosa. The itineraries are carefully studied to satisfy any kind of travelers, you will surely find the destination that best suits you. MSC Cruises this year reaches Cuba! The dream place, famous all over the world for its joyfulness and colors, is so easy to reach. Get on board of MSC Opera, we will provide also the flight! You just have to choose when you want to leave, we'll take care of the rest.