MSC is an anomaly in the cruise line industry because it is the world’s largest privately held cruise company and it is the 4th largest cruise line. The parent company is the second largest container shipping company in the world.
MSC has slowly been adapting to the North American market from its Mediterranean base. The company is constantly building new ships and renovating and refurbishing its older ones. The line still has an international following.
One of the things that pleasantly surprises is that when you check in online and indicate your age and language preference the dining management assigns your table so that you will be with people like you. Another thing that is a plus is that when you turn the lights out and leave the cabin the cabin attendant is alerted by a small light above the door.
The cabins are good sized, and the amenities are like those found on other lines. On some sailings Kids sail free in a cabin with 2 adults. There is also youth program with various age groupings.
MSC like Norwegian has a separate ship within a ship area called The Yacht Club which includes: UNLIMITED DRINKS in all bars and restaurants of the ship. MSC Yacht Club restaurant with all-inclusive dining at flexible times, Priority check-in and check-out in dedicated area, Exclusive Top Sail Lounge offering finger foods, desserts, afternoon and midnight snacks, Private swimming pool and bar (for those staying in MSC Yacht Club) 24-hour butler and concierge service and more