MSC CRUISES – THE FLEET

Mediterranean Shipping Company moves ships around the ocean day and night, over 500, though mostly carrying cargo and containers they are now a major Cruise operator. Few cruise brands have 17 ships in one brand name. Since entering the Cruise Ship industry they have grown and grown and they are soon to venture into the super luxury area with four new smaller ships.

MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company

Lyrica Class ships are bigger than the Oceana and Queen Victoria type ships, more the size of the Arcadia but any comparison stops there. They are a development or sub class of the Mistral Class built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France. The Lirica class goes up to about 250 meters in length, over 2,000 passengers on 9 passenger decks. (13 total)

  1. AIDAMira (Costa NeoRiviera)
  2. MSC Armonia (2001)
  3. MCS Sinfonia (2002)
  4. Lyrica (2003)
  5. Opera (2004)

These ships are more fun and family and less conservative than many UK used ships. Perhaps a little more like the Princess brand, but essentially a European ship though aimed at the US and rest of the world market. Though these are family ships, with children areas redesigned by Lego as well as others, they are quieter than the larger ships.

MSC ARMONIA – 2,679 passengers on 9 long passenger decks

MSC Armonia Take a look at this fabulous ship, which admittedly did hit the dock in Roatan recently but it survived. The dock needed attention. As they say, you should see the other guy…. This ship offers some longer cruises, some 25 night Durban to Venice type routes. It also gets to the Canary Islands as […]

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

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MSC LIRICA – 1,984 guests over 9 passenger decks

MSC Lirica Lirica is the first of three ships in the Lirica Class. With the help of prestigious partners like Chicco, LEGO® and Namco®, they’ve created new modern play areas for children of all ages. Plus there is an exciting spray park packed with fun water features. There are new cabins with balconies added since the original launch, and these offer panoramic views. There are also […]

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

The True Cost of Cruising – Tips & Tipping, Tours, Drinks, Fine Dining

You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price,

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

MSC OPERA – 2,679 guests on 9 long passenger decks

MSC Opera MSC OPERA has a new 330 m² music and dance area for guests to show off their moves. How, well all the Lirica Class ships were elongated by 24 m (80 ft). This added nearly 200 new cabins and well as other public spaces. With the help of prestigious partners like Chicco, LEGO® and Namco®, they’ve created new […]

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

MSC SINFONIA – one of their smallest family ships for 2,679 guests over 9 passenger decks

CHAT MSC CRUISE – Kings of the Med – Click here to join MSC Sinfonia Sinfonia is one of four Lirica Class ships that they cut in half and extended so it now holds circa 2350 guests and is about the same size as the Arcadia which is an adult ship. The Arcadia was originally going to […]

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

Musica Class ships are similar in size to the Ventura and Ruby Princess. These ships are fun and family and perhaps less conservative than many UK used ships. Perhaps a little more like the Princess brand, but essentially a European ship though aimed at the US and rest of the world market. Don’t be fooled by the lack of being able to find a dress code, these ships get dressy. MSC suggest taking a tux for formal nights.

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

MSC MUSICA – family ship for 3,223 guests over 13 passenger decks

MSC Musica MSC Musica began the Musica class of ships and at around 3000 passengers it sits between the Lirica Class at around 2000 and the Fantasia Class at 4000 guests. You might be knocked out a little the first time you step on board and see its stunning central foyer’s three-tier waterfall and the transparent […]

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

The True Cost of Cruising – Tips & Tipping, Tours, Drinks, Fine Dining

You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price,

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

MSC ORCHESTRA, family ship for 3,223 guests on 13 passenger decks.

The MSC Orchestra is a family ship circa 3,223 guests.

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

The True Cost of Cruising – Tips & Tipping, Tours, Drinks, Fine Dining

You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price,

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

MSC MAGNIFICA hosts 3,223 guests over 13 decks and goes round the world

Musica Class ships are renowned for their spacious, elegant interiors and the MSC Magnifica is no exception

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

MSC POESIA uses 6 languages on board

MSC Ships are used a lot by UK Cruisers, the Mediterranean Shipping Company is probably the biggest shipping company at sea.

MSC POESIA is a family ship for 3,223 guest that loves the Med.

Basking in the sunshine of Europe, East and West Mediterranean in the summer,

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

Fantasia Class ships are similar in size to the Britannia. Whilst the Britannia is currently the largest ship at P&O (for another year, two larger ships are ordered) the Fantasia Class is just the upper mid size at MSC. As the name suggests they were designed for families, and to them that means keeping the kids happy, as well as the rest of the family whatever the generation. MSC is for families that cruise together. These ships are more fun and family and less conservative than many UK used ships. Perhaps a little more like the Princess brand, but essentially a European ship though aimed at the US and rest of the world market. 

MSC DIVINA – 4,345 guests over 14 decks

MSC Divina Divina is a Fantasia class ship, and by the nature of its name you may guess it means fun and family. Sure it has something for everyone, but it has fantastic children areas. The 4,000 passenger ship is said to be inspired by Sophia Loren; stylish, luxurious and elegant with elegant Swarovski crystal […]

Ship Tour of MSC Divinia

MSC Divina click to go to the ship’s home page at MSC Here is a great tour of an MSC ship Divinia. Our British customers may not have sailed on one but we see them in port all the time. This is a great ship tour from one of our favourite video makers Kelly. Take […]

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

MSC FANTASIA – 4,363 passengers over 14 decks

Fantasia Class ships start here! Built for families.

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

MSC PREZIOSA – 4,345 guests over 14 decks

Preziosa has one of the biggest waterslides at sea, the Vertigo!

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

The True Cost of Cruising – Tips & Tipping, Tours, Drinks, Fine Dining

You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price,

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

MSC SPLENDIDA – family ship 4,363 guests, for our Chinese guests

MSC Splendida Splendida has four outdoor pools, an aqua park and a retractable roof, which is great for kids though the candy shop might not be. But what a ship! This modified Fantasia Class ship holds 4,363 guests, but not for you if you do not speak Chinese as it is one of the many […]

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

First Cruise? New cruiser? What ship? Where to go? Dress Code?

This also explains fly-cruise into Barbados? 

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

Meraviglia Class ships are big, with around 5,000 guests. This is the size of the two new P&O ships on order. The Meraviglia Plus class, goes to over 6,200 guests.

The Seaside Class of ships are bigger and aimed at the beach lovers and essentially based out of Miami and the Florida coast for the Caribbean market.

These ships are fun and family. Don’t be fooled by the lack of being able to find a dress code, these ships get dressy. MSC suggest taking a tux for formal nights.

MSC BELLISSIMA – new ship due 2019 – 5,386 guests

MSC have many cruises from Southampton, but this new ship will be christened in Southampton on 2nd March, 2019.

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

MSC MERAVIGLIA – 5,386 guests this large family ship loves the Med.

MSC is a European privately owned company founded in Naples so it is no surprise that is ships love the Mediterranean

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

The True Cost of Cruising – Tips & Tipping, Tours, Drinks, Fine Dining

You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price,

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

MSC GRANDIOSA – where do you find 5 million new cruise guests?

Just doing some maths – assume 35 new ships to hit the seas in maybe 3 years

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

MSC SEASIDE – 5,386 guests off to the beach

OK so it has a zip-line and the kids area was designed in part by Lego, but don’t get excited

Caribbean Cruise YouTube Channel

Caribbean YouTube Playlist of Guides. Leave it running and see the winter sun island Adventure.

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

The True Cost of Cruising – Tips & Tipping, Tours, Drinks, Fine Dining

You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price,

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

MSC SEAVIEW new mega due any day now – circa 5,000 guests

The MSC Seaview was floated out on 23 AUGUST 2017,

Canary Islands, Madeira and West Africa Cruise YouTube Channel

The Iberia Cruise YouTube Playlist. Leave it running

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

What is a world cruise? Is it something very special?

For many a world cruise is a dream, an ambition

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

MSC Cruises the masters of the sea

How many ships does your favourite cruise operator have? MSC have over 500 ships.

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

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