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A family holiday like no other

As a family-owned company, no one understands families better than MSC. And no one does more to help you and your loved ones enjoy every moment to the full, both together and individually on board and ashore. Just look and see!

Kids travel free with MSC! Each child under the age of eighteen (till 29 February 2016) and under thirteen (from 01 March 2016) who shares a cabin with their parents cruise free, paying only port charges.

• Your children will receive a dedicated welcome from the Kids Corner in the port terminal onwards. Security bracelets are issued when you board, while beepers or DECT phones can be hired at a small cost.

• We provide a varied programme of whole-family and supervised activities, entertainment and social events tailor-made for four separate age groups in their own clubs. And they’re all free, too!

NEW! MSC Babycare Service

MSC has thought about mums and dads too, offering you the opportunity to drop your children off at the Mini Club where they will be looked after by qualified and dedicated staff who will let them play. Subject to prior booking & limited availability. Children have to be older than 1 year old and younger than 3 years old.

Available at the following times, exclusively when the ship is AT SEA:
between 13:00 and 14:00 and between 18:00 and 19:00.

Completion of a registration form is required. Ask the Mini Club staff once you’re on board. Nappy changing and feeding must be provided by parents

MSC Baby Time

Mum and dad, we’re waiting for you and your child at the Mini Club, which is reserved for our youngest guests (under 3 years old) for hours and hours during the day, allowing them to play with you and other children of their own age from many different countries. In the meantime, you can make friends with other parents holidaying with their children. You can enjoy the Mini Club, a dedicated facility for young children, with your child at these times:

PORT DAYS: Morning: 8:00-10:00 / Afternoon: 16:00-18:00 / Evening: 20:00-21:00

AT SEA DAYS: Morning: 8:00-10:00 / Evening: 20:00-21:00

Times may vary by ship or itinerary

Activities with Chicco Toys

You’ll find the most modern, fun and educational toys, chosen for you by the Osservatorio Chicco, Baby Research Center. Activities include:

Let's speak English: let's play in English with Chicco bilingual toys
Rhythm and music: playing with music is such fun
Mini Olympic Games: start by crawling and then...
Meet our mascot Dorebaby

Discover our partnership with Chicco.

MSC & The LEGO Group


Kids all over the world know and love LEGO® bricks. But did you know that the name LEGO is an abbreviation of the two Danish words: “leg godt”, meaning “play well”?

That’s why we have chosen The LEGO Group as an exclusive entertainment partner: we want to give all the children who cruise with us the chance to play with the best toys in the most fun environment.

MSC Cruises and LEGO have teamed up to designed colourful and stimulating new play areas on board our cruise ships - something you won’t find anywhere else on the seas. Every day, kids from 3 to 11 years of age can play with a great selection of LEGO bricks and equipment in our Mini and Juniors Clubs.

What’s more, once during every cruise we hold a special entertainment event called the LEGO® Experience On Board: an entire day dedicated to fun LEGO activities for the Kids to enjoy. And with a range of LEGO toys on sale on board each of our ships, you can give your kids the opportunity to express their creativity whenever and wherever they want!

The LEGO Group has designed new play areas on MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera which have been renewed and lengthened under MSC Cruises’ ambitious Renaissance Programme.

LEGO, the LEGO logo and Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.

Mini Club - Cruises for Families - MSC Cruises Australia

Mini Club for Children aged 3-6 years

On all the ships of the MSC Cruises fleet there is a special area exclusively dedicated to children – cheerful and colourful. Safe and equipped play areas offer daily entertainment and plenty of space for running, exploring, diving, swimming and, most important of all...playing! The Mini Club is also available during excursions.

Junior Club - Cruises for Families - MSC Cruises Australia

Junior's Club for kids aged 7-11 years

Offering dedicate activities, sports, parties, games and shows the Junior's Club provides plenty of opportunities for kids to have fun while Mum and Dad relax and vice versa.

Opening Hours*:

  • 09:00 - 23:00 hrs non-stop in port

  • 09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 23:00 at sea

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

Children menu on MSC Cruises Australia

Childrens' menu

Mums will be delighted with the MSC Cruises’ decidedly Italian food offer. For kids there are also special menus (Stellar, Polar, Jungle, Farm) designed to keep kids healthy and above all happy, whether they’re eating with their parents or in the care of their club supervisors, without mentioning the thousands of tantalising pastries and desserts. Plus, if it’s someone’s birthday during the cruise, a fantastic birthday cake will be served at the end of dinner, including the candles!
Happy dinners

Happy Dinners for kids aged 3 -11 years

Children are served their own dinner from the kids menu while parents are enjoying opening courses, so they can dine together as a family. Then, when kids have finished at their usual speed (in about 45 minutes) parents or entertainment staff take them promptly to the Happy Dinner Meeting Point near the entrance to the restaurant, where our staff accompany them to the Mini & Junior’s Club.
Fun time dinner

Fun Time Dinner for kids aged 3 -11 years

Children aged 3-11 can have dinner with entertainment staff for 4 evenings per week. With MSC Fun Time Dinners, children dine in a separate, specially decorated area of the buffet restaurant with the entertainment team, and then have fun in the Mini and Junior Club while parents enjoy a leisurely dinner alone, picking up the kids when they've finished.
The service is free of charge, limited places available, booking is requested.
Do-Re-Mi - Mascotte - MSC Cruises Australia


Younger guests will love MSC Cruises’ mascot, Do-Re-Mi. Not only does this smiley character feature on a range of products for children, he also makes live appearances during children’s parties at the pool or in the disco, as well as during boarding and disembarkation.
Teenagers Club on MSC cruise ship Australia

Teen's Club for kids over 13 years of age

MSC Teen's Club provides specialised entertainers to organise fun activities for teenagers. Treasure hunts and kids’ missions, talent shows, the Virtual World Arcade, trivia and dance contests…there’s even a newspaper in which they can write and draw about their preferred activities. There’s so much to do we’re sure they’ll want every day to be twice as long just to fit everything in. The programme changes daily to keep it all endlessly entertaining.

Young clubs that aren't kids play

MSC doesn't treat youngsters and teens like kids. And we don't lump you together either. We give you a place of your own with fantastic supervised facilities where you can meet up and do your own thing. And we treat you like the young adults you are with a massive choice of activities to help make new friends and join them in the independent holiday you deserve.

Young Club (12-14 years old) opening hours* with Youth Team service:

• 10:00 - 11:30 hrs
• 15.00 - 16:30 hrs
• 21:00 - 23:00 hrs

Teens Club (15-17 years old) opening hours* with Teen Entertainer service:

• 11:30 - 13:00 hrs
• 16:30 - 18:00 hrs
• 19:00 - 24:00 hrs

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

happy with Teen's Card - MSC Cruises Australia

All-New Separate Daily Activities for Young Club and Teens Club:

• Sports & tournaments, including football, basketball, dodgeball, minigolf, shuffleboard and table soccer across the fleet
Dance contest
Social network games
Wii/Xbox/PS3 games and challenges
Teenage Kicks Spa Hair and Beauty Treatments in MSC Aurea Spa (ages 13-17)

Night Activities

Radio MSC Generation with nightly video and music requests
MSC Generation Live with Pop Star 2014, iPop Competition, Teen Movie Trivia, Boys Generation, Girls generation, Kool Karaoke, Just Dance live and more!

Weekly Teens Events

• Teens White Party
• MSC Flashmob
• Hey Mr DJ!
• MSC Generation Awards teens talent show
• The Prom teens formal night
• Generation Dinner
• Generation Pool Game
• Generation Chef
• Twisted Scavenger Hunt

Mini Bowling on cruise - MSC Cruises Australia

More! A floating wonderland to explore

These fantastic facilities and services for children, youngsters and teens - including all the top games consoles - are only half the reason why an MSC cruise is their favourite holiday. Because they’re also immersed in the fabulous floating world of ultramodern entertainment that makes every MSC voyage an unforgettable experience for all the family, including:

• 4D Cinema
• Formula 1 racing car simulator
• Aqua Park
• Vertigo - the longest single-rider water slide on the seas (MSC Divina & MSC Preziosa)
• Kids and Family Pools
• Virtual World Games Arcade
• Mini Bowling

Everyone gets their own way with MSC. For a family holiday like no other….

Do-Re-Mi - Mascotte - MSC Cruises Australia

The DOREMI Family - All for one and one for all!

Each ship in our fleet offers a varied program of bubbly family activities in which the children are the focus of attention, but their parents can join in too, creating special occasions for all.

Everything is done under the friendly eye of our loveable DOREMI mascot and his very own family - sister Mila, brother Dorebro and their baby brother Dorebaby.

Learn their Doremi Dance song in six languages, recorded by the Piccolo Coro dell’Antoniano children’s choir and join them in:

• Doremi Chef Cookery Classes
• Team-based Talent Shows (Doremi Live)
• A fun-filled Doremix Family Disco
• Fairy Tale Time
• A razzmatazz Pool Parade
• A Production Show alongside professional dancers and artists
• A Kids Costume Parade in the ship’s theatre

Voyage with MSC and live a myriad of magical moments, with everyone a member of the DOREMI Family in DOREMILAND on board! There’s even a Meet & Greet with the Mascot and photo shoot so you can capture unforgettable memories of your family sea adventure.