Travelers With European Sensibility: MSC is a European line with mostly European guests, so your fellow passengers might not speak English, tend to linger a long time over dinner, and may just spark up a cigarette (whether it’s allowed or not). One exception is the Miami-based MSC Divina, which attracts more American travelers. English is also the primary language on this ship.
Sophisticated Partygoers: You won’t find frat house-type antics and all-night beer guzzling on these ships. But that doesn’t mean quiet nights, either. The volume and energy are still high, with much of the revelry revolving around dancing to live bands playing different genres of music, with the participation of an animation team on the dance floor. It’s rare to stumble across a lounge that’s disappointingly dead or a roomful of merrymakers who don’t have a sense of rhythm (lessons are available to cure cases of two left feet). The nightlife is also a family affair: You may find that even the little ones are out celebrating way past their bedtime.
Families: MSC line has a partnership with Chicco to provide strollers, travel cribs, and high chairs to passengers, while a Lego partnership means playrooms full of bricks for free play as well as competitions. The ships also have splash parks and water slides to keep kids busy, and teens get their own spa menu. MSC also runs generous promotions where on select sailings children can stay with their parents for no extra charge.