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Enjoyment lets you have your best time

Our Mediterranean heritage is a gift we want to share. It comes with the philosophy that time should be spent enjoying life’s pleasures with the people you treasure most.
On board an MSC cruise we want to make every moment you spend with your family unforgettable. Enjoy dinner in one of our tempting restaurants, go along to one of our spectacular theatre shows, or join one of our amazing parties where you can meet new people and begin new friendships.

Every moment of an MSC voyage offers something different, from sports tournaments and quiz games to arts and crafts classes, including:

• Sailaway Party
A weekly event celebrating the ship’s departure, led by the Entertainment Team and Dancing Troupe in a spectacular Costume Flag Parade, mariner style.

• Sea Party
Team game shenanigans for the whole pool, including Water Games, Group Dances and a final Sea Toast to wish everyone a magnificent cruise.


A cookery challenge where you have to create a dish from ingredients selected from one of the speciality restaurants, judged by the restaurant’s chef.

Low & High Impact Fitness

Slim down, tone up and keep in form with a wide choice of fun fitness activities every day:
Low impact: Stretching, Muscular Relaxation and Pilates   
High impact: Aerobics, Zumba and Aquagym

• Sports & Sports Tournaments
Sports tournament hosted by our Entertainment Team. Make new friends and challenge them to a competition. Depending on the cruise you choose, the wide spectrum of sports could include:

o Basketball
o Football
o Mini Bowling
o Mini Golf
o Table Football
o Table Tennis
o Tennis
o Volleyball

• Professional Dance Classes
Perfect your favourite dance moves under the expert instruction of our professional instructors. With classes throughout the day and evening you can be sure to find something that fits your plans.


Get on board with our latest entertainment innovation - now rolling out across the fleet - a high-octane live interactive video quiz in which up to 50 teams battle it out simultaneously using wireless quiz buzzers.

• DJ Sunset Time
Poolside live DJ set with themed costumes and dance music at sunset. There’s no better way to get set for dinner.

• King of the Sea
Any gentleman on board can become King of the Sea by out-dancing, out-singing and out-acting the competition. Who’ll rise to the challenge?

• Oktoberfest
Fun-packed festive celebrations with Bavarian flair - decorations, costumes, games, music and of course beer. There’s even a Master of the Beer competition and a 6-metre-tall inflatable beer mug.

• Video Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge and your luck in our daily video quiz competitions. They’re on all kinds of subjects to suit all tastes with a Beer Quiz, Trailer Quiz, Musical Quiz, Auto Quiz, Arts Quiz, Sports Quiz and many more.

• Arts & Crafts
Make your voyage creative, choosing from a wealth of Arts & Crafts sessions. Depending on your itinerary, these could include Decoration, T-Shirt Painting, Sarongs & Scarves, Knitting, Decoupage and Quilling paper arts. Bracelet Making, Gift Wrapping, Newspaper Weaving, Greeting Cards and Decorative Bottles filled with coloured salt.

• Queen of the Sea
Only for the ladies - act sing and dance your heart out to be crowned Queen of the Sea.

• Pool Games
Join our entertainment team in a wide spectrum of pool and poolside games. With everything from Water Polo and a Water Olympics to Themed Team Games, you can be sure to make a splash...

• Aperitif Game
A delightful new twist to end the morning on an upbeat before dinner. Fun and games to stimulate your appetite!

• Coffee game
Follow your after-dinner coffee with hilariously challenging Coffee Games to energise your afternoon!

With a full spectrum of activities throughout the evening, in addition to our lounge bar and theatre programmes, you’ll smile all night:

• Officers & Gentlemen
An elegant Gala Evening with a traditional glamorous twist. Officers invite the Ladies to dance, gaining an opportunity to become better acquainted.

• Romeo & Juliet
Get ready for a night of true love, embracing the secrets to romance...

• Stardust
A dance contest with a difference - each competing couple is composed of a contestant and a professional dancer who helps them show all their true potential.

• MSC Factor
Display your gifts to their full advantage and take top place in the most tantalising talent contest on the seas!

• Flower Glory Party
Travel back in time to the groovy vibes of the seventies - the music, the clothes, the big events relived on screen. Fab frolics with a theme dance opening by our theatre dancers.

• White Party
Live it white for a night with décor, costumes and sets to suit the theme, plus a minishow start to lighten you up, starring our theatre artistes and dancers.

• Italian Night: MSC’s Little Italy!
Tip-top team games with singing and dancing challenges, fought out by two sides that symbolise Italy the world over - Pizza and Fashion!

• Carnival Party
Live the brilliance of Brazil’s Carnival spirit on the open seas, with a riot of colourful costumes, magical music and divine dancing from the theatre dance troupe.

• Be a Karaoke Superstar
Amaze your friends as you sing the latest hits like the star you are - a Karaoke Superstar!

• Professional Dance Classes
Perfect your favourite dance moves under the expert instruction of our professional instructors. With classes in the day and evening you can be sure of a solution that fits your plans.

• The Bet!
Bet on the members of our Entertainment Team, choosing the star you think will top the lot in 5 different performances, then sit back and enjoy the show!

• Dancing Shoes
A classic dance contest to find the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire on board. Put on your dancing shoes and dazzle us all. Or simply come along and enjoy the show, just be prepared for a big surprise.

• Hollywood Stars
More stars than a quiz, more quiz than a show! Watch our Entertainment Team act out classic scenes from the silver screen and see if you can guess the films…

• Halloween Party
A star-studded festive costume ball with a horror twist. Dress to kill and dance your heart out as Freddy Krueger, It, Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers or Sweeney Todd and more. The best-dressed guest takes the prize!

• Rock Star Tribute
Show off your knowledge of chart-toppers across the years in this exuberant rock quiz extravaganza starring our Entertainment Team.

Full-gaming Casino

Open until late at sea, offering all the variety that could be found ashore, including:

- Entertaining games forboth the novice and seasoned players alike
- Tournaments – Black Jack, Roulette and Poker
- Poker Pro ( electronic Texas Hold’em)
- Promotions for all guests
- Surprise promotions with winners randomly selected from those playing on the slot machines

Kids & Teens

At MSC Cruises, we lay it on large for kids & teens with a massive range of choices to keep them entertained at all hours:

• Arts & Crafts
• Group games and activities
• Sports
• Tech games, including PlayStation, Xbox and Wii
• Dance classes and performances
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The heart and soul of a perfect evening

As the sun sinks low over the horizon and the day’s activities come to a close, your ship’s public venues come to life with almost every kind of music. We pride ourselves in offering the widest possible choice to suit all tastes and moods.

You’ll find Dance Orchestras, Classical String Quartets, Jazz Quintets, Piano Recitals, Latin American line-ups, Country & Western and Pop in the restaurants, bars, lounges, foyers and theatre. They’ll help make your evening perfect.

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Music for every mood and moment across our fleet

• Dance orchestras skilled in many styles, from ballroom to seventies disco.
• Piano bar mood music with pianists, guitarists and singers performing international evergreens and modern pop favourites
• Piano and string quartet recitals of classical greats, operetta gems and star tunes from the silver screen
• Swing bands performing atmospheric forties and fifties favourites
• Neapolitan folk music with guitars, mandolins and song
• Latin American bands playing typical regional instruments, including the cuatro, harp, cavaquinho and charango
• Jazz bands for refined tastes
• Solo piano recitals
• Country Music for West Coast fans
• Virtuoso violin and piano concerts in the Theatre
• German Schlager music at our Oktoberfest
• Music from around the world, with Arabic, Greek, Mexican and Turkish musicians, amongst others, playing their national and international favourites
• MSC Winter Cruises immerse you in the distinctive music of the lands you visit - Argentina’s Tango, Brazil’s Axé, Samba and Forró, Cuba’s Calypso and Salsa, and the Afrikaans music of South Africa
• Ever-changing daily jazz performances
• Late night music and dancing every night in the disco

The Thrill of World-Class Live Shows

Every night of your voyage with MSC Cruises can transport you into another world. A world that moves and enthrals. A world of glamour and imagination, music and spectacle. The world of MSC Show Time!

With 80 different original shows performed across the futuristic Broadway-scale designer theatres on every ship in our fleet, you can be sure to find a choice that appeals. In fact, every cruise offers at least 6 different shows, all innovative world-class productions created by accomplished Artistic Directors, Choreographers, Set Designers, Costume Designers and Lighting and Sound Engineers, together with gifted singers, dancers, acrobats and artistes from every corner of the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, Spain, Russia, the UK, Ukraine and Zimbabwe. How’s that for an International All-Star Cast?!

• Unforgettable performances in our futuristic designer theatres every night
• Repertoire of Traditional, Classic and Modern Shows
• Dazzling sets and costumes
• No less than 6 shows per cruise!
   o 1 elegant French-Style Variety Show
   o 1 Musical Show
   o 4 Theme Shows with full cast, singing, dancing and spectacular attractions, including jugglers, acrobats, contortionists, magicians and much more
• Creations for Classical Music lovers
• Shows for all ages
• The heart of a magical evening

Please note that for MSC Lirica, MSC Opera, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia access to the theatre for the evening shows is by booking only (not needed for the other ships).
There are three quick and easy ways to book: connect to the free onboard wi-fi network with your smartphone or tablet, use the touch screens on different decks of the ship, or ask at the Reception.