All MSC Cruises Content

  • April 17, 2014 3:29 am
    MSC Cruises is offering a seven-night Caribbean cruise onboard MSC Divina sailing roundtrip from Miami on August 23, 2014. read more
  • April 2, 2014 11:33 am
    MSC Cruises is offering a seven-night Caribbean cruise onboard MSC Divina sailing roundtrip from Miami on September 6, 2014. read more
  • December 13, 2013 9:49 am
    Our sixth edition of this series rounds up some nifty freebies and near freebies, like hotel parking, museum visits, and even cruises. Check out these deals for the coming year, but book fast ... free doesn't last forever. read more
  • April 23, 2013 11:35 am
    Enter the MSC Cruises Diva Like No Other sweepstakes by May 19 for a chance to win one of six grand prizes: seven-night Caribbean cruises for two. read more
  • April 17, 2014 7:56 am
    MSC Cruises is offering special rates and benefits for Boomers (50 years or over) on select seven-night or longer sailings to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and transatlantic cruises. read more
  • November 9, 2010 12:00 am
    There's never been a shortage of bars or lounges on any ship, but these spots make the traditional evening cocktail hour even more fun. From ESPN sports bars to any-time-of-day Champagne chic to cigar lounges, we've put together a primer of best bets. read more
  • August 10, 2010 12:00 am
    How do you know what's going on? Is anything happening onboard during port calls? What can kids do? Cruise Critic Senior Editor Erica Silverstein explains your options during the day, night, and anytime in between. read more
  • July 13, 2010 12:00 am
    Cruises can get crowded, and with music blasting, shared tables, and packed itineraries, it can be hard to sit back and relax. Read on to discover the best vessels for quality alone time. read more
  • January 26, 2010 12:00 am
    This year's crop of vessels features new amenities, new itineraries, and more. Find out what to expect from the cruise ships set to launch in 2010, and discover where all these floating vacations will take you. read more
  • January 12, 2010 12:00 am
    Will 2010 bring higher prices? The end of tipping? New destinations? More entertainment? Find out what's in store for cruises in the new year, including policy changes, revamped itineraries, refurbished ships, and new destinations. read more
  • January 8, 2010 12:00 am
    Many hotel and car rental companies offer up to 25 percent off rates for AARP members, but is this the biggest discount you can get? Ed Perkins explains how to find the best deal. read more
  • December 22, 2009 12:00 am
    If you've ever thought you'd get seasick, bored, or not experience any culture on a cruise vacation, think again. Cruise Critic's Erica Silverstein debunks the most common excuses for avoiding a trip at sea. read more
  • November 24, 2009 12:00 am
    With the unveiling of the <em>Oasis of the Seas</em> and <em>Carnival Dream</em>, two of the largest cruise ships, it's the perfect time to brush up on the differences between cruising on large, mid-size, and small ships. Learn what size is right for you. read more
  • November 10, 2009 10:27 am
    Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's means special food, decorations, and festivities on cruises. No matter what you're celebrating, cruise lines will make it memorable. Read on to find what each ship offers. read more
  • September 2, 2009 3:14 pm
    The spectre of swine flu is once again hovering over us, threatening to wreak havoc as the fall flu season gears up. Here's what travelers should know as we prepare for round two. read more
  • September 2, 2009 9:22 am
    What is it, exactly, that makes that single word so magical? "Butler." The word alone conjures notions of pampering, swanky accommodations, and service fit for royalty. read more
  • August 11, 2009 9:50 am
    As cruise lines expand options for online reservations, cruise travelers can spend less time queuing up onboard and more time enjoying their vacations. read more
  • April 14, 2009 12:00 am
    Don't assume onboard purchases will be in your departure country's currency. Here's what you need to know before you set foot onboard. read more
  • March 25, 2009 8:28 am
    As cruise lines compete to offer the most innovative onboard amenities, sundecks are undergoing revolutionary changes. The bottom line? Cruise lines are now designing pool areas that mirror on-land resorts. Here are the best of the best. read more
  • March 19, 2009 2:55 pm
    Airlines, tour operators, cruise companies, hotels, and even destinations are offering free or discounted airfare with vacation bookings. read more
  • September 24, 2009 9:09 am
    Disney, Costa, and Regent Seven Seas are among the cruise lines currently offering excellent family deals. read more
  • January 13, 2009 12:00 am
    These ships have more excitement than most big cities. read more
  • April 9, 2009 1:11 pm
    Our friends at Cruise Critic tackle the cruise question to end all cruise questions, one destination at a time. But as you'll see, neither questions nor the answers are as simple as they seem. read more
  • October 14, 2008 3:06 pm
    For better or worse, the flexible dining revolution has forever changed the way cruise travelers think about dinner. From onboard tandoor ovens to cooking classes in Slovenia, here's what's cooking this year in onboard cuisine. read more
  • October 3, 2008 11:21 am
    Travelers who take the risk of booking a cabin guarantee face two big questions: Do you really save enough money to make the suspense worth it? And, perhaps even more important, what are the chances you'll wind up with an upgrade? read more
  • August 12, 2008 1:35 pm
    These days, for the most part, cruising has become much more of a casual vacation. Our friends at Cruise Critic help you pack what you need and skip what you don't. read more
  • August 5, 2008 4:09 pm
    More and more people are discovering cruises, and these days in the cruise industry there's something for every taste and budget. Here are our favorite ships for first-timers. read more
  • July 27, 2008 8:29 am
    Europe cruising has been so popular that many lines have added ships to the region. But does the 23 percent capacity increase mean there are too many ships sailing Europe? read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    This year, seven new ships and two refitted vessels will make their public debuts. As always, book early if you want to snag a maiden-season voyage for the lowest possible price. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Eastern Caribbean cruises are perfect for the first-time cruiser, but also offer choices for the experienced sailor. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    The latest cruise news includes a ship debut for Azamara and new itineraries for Costa, easyCruise, and Norwegian. Plus, MSC Cruises launches a V.I.P. section in its newest ships. read more
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