MSC Cruise Deals for Military Families
Italian-owned MSC is one of the biggest cruise lines in the world, with many fantastic cruise ships that rival anything on the seas.
Our online booking system has the military rate already built in for all inside and oceanview cabins. Contact Us if you want a balcony or suite so we can add a little extra discount for you!
Military Discounts on MSC cruises
We have live agents answering the phone 7 days a week, 15 hours a day! 866-964-5492
MSC now sails in the Caribbean! Click here for more information
MSC Loves Americans!
Don’t worry Americans, English is spoken on all the ships! All announcements are made in English, then in Italian. MSC tries very hard to cater to American clients and keep them from having the communication and cultural struggles they would have if they were on foreign soil.
The best thing about MSC, for people who have kids, is that KIDS 11 and under SAIL FREE on most MSC cruises when they are the 3rd/4th person in the cabin. Christmas sailings are excluded.
Kids age 11 and under only pay tax, while kids 12-17 pay a very reduced rate.
Contact Us to make sure the price for your cruise does not include a charge for kids under age 11 and to be sure you get the military discount!
MSC is known for having a different show every night, cool features like the F1 racer 4D cinema, and its delicious pizza and gelato.
MSC gives special care and attention to children. Dedicated entertainment and activities are arranged for children from 3 years of age. Children’s programs are printed daily and are available in the Children’s Center.
Children’s entertainment is free and is organized into four distinct age categories:
Mini Club: 3 to 6 years old,
Junior Club: 7 to 11 years old,
Y-Team: 12 to 14 years old,
MSC Generation Teen Club: 15 to 17 years old.
You can sign your kids up once onboard.
Note: While MSC does not offer a babysitting service, the kids clubs will remain open for your kids during the day while you go on shore excursions booked through MSC.
For more information on KIDS FREE ON MSC click here.
For more information on cabins for 5 on MSC click here.
For more information on cabins for 5 in EUROPE click here.
Entertainment, sports and activities for all ages include:
outdoor pool, miniature golf, F-1 simulator, showroom, casino, disco/nightclub, fitness center/jogging track, and tennis/basketball sports courts.
Some of you will be thrilled to hear that MSC offers gluten-free meal options!
Special gluten-free meals are served on the Fantasia, Orchestra, Peosia, Musica, Splendida, Magnifica and Divinia. On all other ships, pre-packaged, gluten-free products are available.
There’s even a kosher-category on the wine list! So clearly, MSC tries very hard to accommodate all dietary needs.
Meanwhile, everything else about MSC dining is very Italian, very European, very chic and very delicious. The menus focus on regional Italian specialties, which is a real bonus for the cruise dining experience. Lunches and dinners in the formal dining rooms are 6- and 7- courses!!
The MSC Fleet
The MSC fleet consists of 16 ships – twelve of which have been built since 2006 – which cruise around the world to over 100 destinations. Over half of this cruise lines fleet is made up of big and beautiful new ships! This gives MSC the distinction of have the ‘youngest’ cruise fleet in the entire cruise industry. That’s a big deal. New ships are really the best way to cruise. We always recommend the newest ships to our clients.
All MSC ships have specialty restaurants for even more private and refined dining, and room service is available 24-hours a day.
Fantasia Class Ships:
Meraviglia – 2017 (98 VIP suites) This is MSC’s brand new ship. There is so much available on-board that we don’t know where to start! They have the longest LED dome at sea over a beautifully designed atrium, they combine luxury, chic, and affordable in ways no other cruise-line does! Not to mention fun, with bars, restaurants, dance clubs, an intricately designed waterpark and plenty of pools! To view deck plans and read about the tons of entertainment facilities available Click here
All future Meraviglia cruises
Preziosa – 2013 (91 VIP suites) cruises the Western Mediterranean
All future Preziosa cruises
Divinia – built 2012 – cruising Mediterranean and Caribbean, from Miami, Istanbul and Italy
All future Divinia cruises
Panamax Class ships: 133,000 tons, 3300 passengers, 1100 balcony cabins
Seventy-one VIP MSC Yacht Club suites located in the most scenic part of the ship, where guests have access to 24-hour butler service. Waterslide, Aqua Park with 150 illuminating musical fountains, 1700-seat theater with live entertainment every night, interactive 4-D cinema, Formula 1 race car driving simulators, WiFi zones, magrodome, retractable roof over the pool area!
Splendida, built 2009 – cruising Western Mediterranean from Rome, Genoa and Marseille, France and Valencia, Spain. All future Splendida cruises
Fantasia – built 2008 – cruises the Mediterranean and South America
Musica Class ships: 92,000 tons, 2500 average number of passengers, over 800 balcony cabins
Fifty-four VIP MSC Yacht Club suites, unique activities on Musica class ships includes – rock climbing and volleyball.
Magnifica – built in 2010, cruises British Isle, and Greece, Turkey and Black Sea
Poesia, built in 2008, cruises from Ft. Lauderdale in the winter, and Southern Europe in winter
Orchestra, built in 2007, cruises Western Mediterranean in summer and South America in winter.
Musica – built in 2006, cruises Northern Europe, Scandinavia and Fjords in summer
Contemporary Class ships: 59,000 tons, average 1700 passengers, 200 balcony cabins
Members of the Military Can Get Redeployed!
WHAT if he’s re-deployed, and we have to cancel the cruise?
Will we lose all our money?
If a member of the United States Armed Forces or Canadian Armed Forces can no longer travel due to redeployment or revocation of leave – MSC Cruises will issue a full cruise credit for use on a future sail date. Must be verified by letter from commanding officer. Cancellation must be done within 15 days and future cruise credit is good for two years from cancellation.
However, this is just MSC, and is only if cancellation is for redeployment or revocation of leave. IT DOES NOT cover cancellations for reasons of death, illness, or injury in the family, or give you medical coverage while on the cruise.
So, even though you are getting this layer of free protection from MSC up until 15 days before your departure date, you may still be wise to consider TRAVEL INSURANCE. We provide a military discount on that as well, and our travel insurance is FREE for kids.
Cabins on all MSC ships are separated into four different experience categories to help cruisers pick a budget and level of luxury that best fits their needs. These are Bella, Fantastica, Aurea, and Yacht Club.
This experience level contains the least expensive category of Inside I1, Ocean view O1, and Balcony B1. Bella cabins do not include any perks, just MSC’s standard level of opulence and awesomeness!
This experience level contains I2 inside, O2 ocean view, and B2 balcony staterooms. The Fantastica experience includes:
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship
- 12 beverage vouchers per person
- Priority in choice of dinner sitting
- Room service 24 hours a day
- Connecting Super Family Cabins, if available
- Educational and recreational activities dedicated to our youngest travelerss
- Master Chef cookery courses for kids, with MSC Cruises staff
DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU WELLNESS AT ITS BEST
Treat your body and soul to a unique wellness experience on an MSC cruise dedicated to health and fitness.
In addition to all the benefits of the “Fantastica” fares, the Wellness Experience powered by Technogym offers a variety of exclusive features including privileged access to dedicated, modern fitness equipment and amenities, a one-on-one health check-up with the MSC doctor and one-on-one Inbody analyser test with your personal Technogym-trained Master trainer. What’s more, they offer a selection of fresh, healthy food and drink options!
Enjoy a personalised fitness program in various indoor and outdoor locations, supported by the Technogym Platform & App and take advantage of MSC’s exclusive shore activities dedicated to the care of your body.
To top it all off they’ve even included a laundry service for your gym gear, for a totally stress-free cruise!
The Aurea experience staterooms are B3 balconies and S3 suites. They include:
- Prestigious cabins with a view in the bow on the higher decks
- 24-hour unlimited drinks*
- Spa package with a spa welcome cocktail, one massage of your choice from the spa menu, tanning shower, private wellness consultation and free access to the thermal bath area throughout the cruise (available only for adults)
- Exclusive access to a reserved area of their private solarium
- Dinner in a reserved area of the restaurant with the flexible times of “My Choice Dining”
- Priority boarding
- MSC Club points to earn discounts and other benefits on subsequent cruises
- * The drink package refers to Allegrissimo in the Mediterranean or More For Less in the Caribbean. Both mean ‘all inclusive’ but not the top-shelf premium beverages.
Yacht Club Suites
The Yacht Club staterooms are so luxurious they are practically a private cruise within a cruise! They include:
- Luxurious suites with memory foam mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow menu, marble bathroom, plasma TV and minibar
- All-inclusive MSC Yacht Club restaurant with open dining times
- Soft drinks, cocktails, beer, wine and spirits included at all MSC Yacht Club venues and from the minibar in every suite
- Access to the Top Sail Lounge and The One Sun Deck private complex, equipped with swimming pool, whirlpool baths, solarium and bar
- Private lift to the MSC Aurea Spa
- Top Sail Lounge with a selection of drinks, delicious finger food and desserts, afternoon tea time and midnight sweets for a late night treat included
- MSC Club points to earn discounts and other benefits on subsequent cruises
- You can discover the luxury of the all-inclusive MSC Yacht Club on:
MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaview, and MSC Seaside.