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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 who shares a cabin with their parents cruise free, paying only port charges.

All the luxury resort leisure facilities on board are included free of charge in your cruise, from the Aqua Park, Swimming Pools and Water Slide to the Virtual World Games, 4D Cinema and top games consoles (PS3, Xbox and Wii).

• 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 five separate age groups in their own clubs. And they’re all free, too!

Precious times with the youngest ones


Baby Time welcomes the kids under 3 and their parents special playtimes in the Miniclub:

  • Enjoy a superb array of baby toys, including a full collection from the world-leading Chicco range

Baby Time hours* in the minclub are:

  • 09:00 - 11:00, 16:00 - 18:00 and 20:00 - 21:00 in port

  • 13:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 19:30 hr at sea

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

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

DO-RE-MI


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.

fun at Teens Disco on MSC Cruise ship Australia

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.