|Masters of the Sea
The MSC Cruises experience embodies the elegant side of the Mediterranean to create unique and unforgettable emotions for guests, through discovery of the world's cultures, beauties and tastes. MSC Cruises translates its passion for the sea into a commitment to excellence in hospitality, professionalism, dedication and mastery of every single detail to ensure the complete happiness and satisfaction of each and every guest.
MSC Cruises is the world's largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe and South America. our ships sail year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, and our seasonal itineraries include Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, South Africa, China, the United Arab Emirates and Sir Bani Yas.
MSC Cruises' 13 ships boast a host of cutting-edge innovations and the latest technologies, and its global fleet is one of the youngest at sea. The fleet was born of a $6 billion investment program launched in 2003 and after successful completion of the first investment phase, the Company launched a second phase investment plan for another 11 ships. MSC Cruises is the first global cruise line brand to develop an investment plan of such length and magnitude, spanning an horizon of over ten years, from 2014 through 2026.
A centuries-old relationship with the sea
Having a history is a privilege. While others need to invent theirs, we have a true story to tell. It begins more than 300 years ago, with the seafaring Aponte family from Sorrento in Italy. Building on the experience and expertise gained over the centuries, this family of ship owners and captains went on to create MSC Cruises, now the largest privately owned cruise company in the world.