Family & Children

A family holiday

A family holiday like no other
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! Children under the age of 12 years at the time of cruising, travelling with two adults in the same cabin cruise free of charge: only paying port charges on selected departures.
Over selected departure dates and destinations the free age for children may rise to under 18 years when sharing the same cabin with two adults, only paying 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 top games consoles (PS3, Xbox and Wii) forming just part of our club amenities. So your kids and teens can do just as they like without a second thought. 
• Even the high-tech gaming attractions on board like our Virtual World and 4D Cinema attract only a modest charge for a special treat.

• Your children are always made to feel special with MSC, receiving 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 for a modest charge so you can keep in touch at all times.

• 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!

• Innovative activities like Fun Time Dinner, Happy Dinners and Kids Around the Clock let everyone in the family do things their own way - even at mealtimes, late at night and during shore excursions. So your children are free to explore a social life of their own, meeting new friends from around the world in a safe environment, immersed in a holiday they’ll never forget. And the grown-ups gain equally special free moments, relaxed in the knowledge that the kids are cared for and enjoying the time of their lives. Read on for full details!

*Cruise free offer is valid for a minimum 2 adults and 2 children in a cabin, subject to availability, departure date and seasonality and must be confirmed at time of booking. NOTE: Children in Aurea or Yacht Club cabins may have additional services included in their cruise fare and therefore will not be free in terms of price. The cruise free offer does NOT apply to transfers, tours, pre or post accommodation, onboard services or flights, please check child prices at time of booking.

Babies & Toddlers

NEW! MSC Babycare Service

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, for children between 1 and 3 years old (not inclusive).

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.

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary


Young kids are great at getting their clothes dirty! But at MSC, we have the ideal way to get them really clean during your cruise. Dedicated to 0 to 6-year-olds, our unique new Baby Laundry service washes baby and toddler clothes separately from everything else, using a specialised machine, program and detergents to clean and sanitise even at temperatures as low as 30°C.
We’ll collect your children’s items from your cabin and deliver them to you the following day clean, safe and sterilised: ideal for protecting their skin.
You’ll find full details in your cabin, along with a biodegradable paper laundry bag and a service coupon to fill in.
Only available from MSC: try it next time you cruise with us!
MSC Baby Time

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

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.

Kids & Juniors

Kids & Juniors live it up big time

Kids & Juniors live it up big time

Every young one’s a member of the crew in DOREMILAND, with two special clubs, the Miniclub for Sailors 3-6 years old and the Juniors Club for Pirates aged 7-11. Both clubs are centred on the designer-themed facilities of a dedicated Miniclub on board, staffed by professional entertainers who leave your children free to explore and socialise under their expert supervision, while also offering a wide range of stimulating and exciting activities:

• Arts & Crafts
• Group games and activities
• Sports
• Tech games, including PlayStation, Xbox and Wii
• Dance classes and performances

Opening hours*:
• 09:00 - 23:00 hrs non-stop in port
• 09:00-13:00, 14:30-17:00 and 18:00-23:00 hrs at sea

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary
Special Kids & Juniors Services to transform your cruise:

Special Kids & Juniors Services to transform your cruise:

• Dedicated children’s menus in all restaurants
Fun Time Dinners - Kids dinners with the entertainment staff every day in the buffet restaurant. Let your children be entertained while you savour special moments of your own (Free service)
Happy Dinners - A snappy children’s dinner with the family while the grown-ups enjoy their starters. The kids are then escorted to Miniclub play by the entertainment staff while the adults sit back and relax into a leisurely dining experience (Free service)
Kids Around The Clock - Supervised late-night play and napping while parents play their own way (Small charge applies)
Family Excursions - Excursions for all the family, supported by the entertainment staff so that everyone’s happy at all times, doing what interests them most
The DOREMI Family - All for one and one for all!

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

Each ship in our fleet offers a varied programme 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 artistes
• 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 the Mascot photo shoot so you can capture unforgettable memories of your family sea adventure.
LEGO Activities

LEGO Activities

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 whole family 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!

Discover our partnership with LEGO®.

Mini & Juniors Club

Are you ready for a fun-packed cruise?

Your children and you are about to embark on a holiday filled with new experiences and good times!

Fill in the form and enrol your child to the MSC Mini & Juniors  Club.

Are you ready for a fun-packed cruise?

Youngs & Teens

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
Young clubs that aren't kids play

All-New Separate Daily Activities

• 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) For more details click here

All-New Separate Daily Activities

All-New Night Activities

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

All-New 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
All-New Weekly Teens Events

The freedom of their very own card

Give your child the power and pleasure of spending anywhere on board, just as they please, within limits you decide. Gift them a Teens Card
• Personalised prepaid debit card for children aged 7 to 17
• Choice of prepayment options:
   - €30 (est. AU$44) with bonus credit gift of €5 (est. AU$7)!
   - €50 (est. AU$74) with bonus credit gift of €10 (est. AU$ 14)!
• Flyer with order form and description of all benefits provided when you board
The freedom of their very own card

Single-parent families

An MSC cruise is the perfect choice for single-parent families

An MSC cruise is the perfect choice for single-parent families

Moments of entertainment and leisure in your lavish cabin, spoilt by the facilities and views. Lazy moments by the pool. Active moments at play in sports, deck games and futuristic virtual world challenges. Moments apart exploring vibrant club activities with new young friends. Our All In One special fare has been created especially for single-parent families to make an unforgettable voyage.

Ship facilities

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….
More! A floating wonderland to explore

“Kelly & Kloe On Board"


The “Kelly & Kloe Onboard” experience day and supporting web series will be rolled out across the MSC Cruises fleet and follows the story of two young girls – Kelly and Kloe – who spend time on board an MSC Cruises ship alongside their father - the Master. During their adventure throughout the ship, they experience magic, videogames, 4D movies, a water-slide, sports and dances with endless costume changes.
Following the success of "Kelly & Kloe Onboard", MSC is now introducing a brand-new web series: Cabin 12006.
The seven-episode series follows teenager Markus as he embarks on his first ever cruise – however, his holiday turns into an unexpected adventure. MSC Bellissima’s "Cabin 12006" is full of unanswered questions and many surprises, and it’s down to Markus and his friend Lucas to solve the mystery with the help of virtual personal cruise assistant ZOE. Kelly & Klloe will also make appearances throughout the web series.

Click here to watch all the episodes.