MSC Cruises Toasts The New Year

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Hello 2021! MSC Cruises Toasts The New Year With Up To $400 Spending Credits For Wave Season

  • Wave season ‘Your Cruise, Your Choice’ promotion provides cruisers free spending credit to use how they choose on 2021 and 2022 cruises
  • Guests also benefit from the confidence to book future cruises with flexibility through Total CruiseFlex and Kids Sail Free on many sailings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 4, 2021) — The long-awaited new year is here, and while travelers are dreaming about their next vacation, MSC Cruises USA is offering them even more value and more possibilities with its Your Cruise, Your Choice* promotion for wave season – the time of year running January through March when travelers can book cruises at the best value.

Now through March 31, 2021, guests can receive up to $400 spending credit per stateroom to use how they choose when booking 2021 and 2022 3-, 4- or 7-night cruises in The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Northern Europe, plus Kids Sail Free on many sailings. Spending credit can be used toward vacation bonuses like Wi-Fi, drink packages or gourmet specialty dining, activities like spa treatments and shore excursions, and even ashore at MSC Cruises’ private island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

“With the start of the new year, travelers are eager to make 2021 and even 2022 vacation plans. There is tremendous anticipation for the resumption of leisure travel, and cruising in particular, which is why now is a great time to start planning with the benefit of incredible value and increased flexibility with our still-available Total CruiseFlex offer,” said Ken Muskat, EVP and chief operating officer of MSC Cruises USA.

“MSC Cruises has so much to look forward to in 2021. We’ll introduce two brand new ships with one of these — MSC Seashore — set to arrive to Miami in November 2021. Guests will be able to sail from our new homeport in Orlando as well as from Miami, and we’re now also offering a range of new 3- and 4-night itineraries in addition to our week-long cruises. With so many new ways to cruise with MSC, both from the U.S. and abroad, both past and new guests alike can enjoy a fresh vacation experience with us.”


The Bahamas & Caribbean

With the Your Cruise, Your Choice offer, cruisers looking for a vacation under the sun can escape to The Bahamas and Caribbean, choosing from a range of 3-, 4- and 7-night itineraries departing from both Miami and Orlando (Port Canaveral). A highlight of MSC Cruises’ itineraries in this region is a stop at MSC Cruises’ private island destination in The Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve which has recently been named Best New Cruise Destination by The Points Guy Editors. 

Exclusive to MSC Cruises’ guests, the private island — located just 65 miles from Miami — is surrounded by 64 square miles of marine reserve, offering guests a unique opportunity to discover local marine life, soak up the spirit of Bahamian culture and reconnect with themselves and each other. The island offers guests over two miles of white sand beaches to relax beside crystal blue waters with a wide selection of ocean discovery activities like stand up paddle boarding day and night, kayaking and more.

For wellness and relaxation, visitors can book an oceanside spa treatment at The Spa at Ocean Cay, try beach yoga, or simply book private cabanas along the beach for the day. For a snack, cruisers can head to the Beach Shack food trucks or grab a sweet treat at the Smiling Fish & Coffee Bar. And, with ships frequently docked at the island from early morning into the evening — and in many instances overnight — guests can watch the sunset at a beachside picnic or star gaze. 

Mediterranean & Northern Europe

Those looking to venture abroad can use the Your Cruise, Your Choice promotion to cruise the Mediterranean and Northern Europe where MSC Cruises is a leader in sailing around some of the world’s most in-demand cruising destinations. As part of the offer, guests can sail aboard some of MSC Cruises’ newest ships. After her debut in Summer 2021, MSC Seashore will spend her first season sailing in the Mediterranean before journeying to her new homeport in Miami.

With an iconic design ideal for warmer climates, MSC Seashore invites guests to experience the outdoors like never before with stunning sea and city views. Guests can also choose from MSC Seashore’s sister ships, MSC Seaside and MSC Seaviewwhich will also both sail the Mediterranean in summer 2021.

Also, sailing the Mediterranean is MSC Grandiosa, MSC Cruises’ current flagship launched in November 2019 as the first of the Meraviglia Plus class of ships. MSC Grandiosa will be followed by her sister ship, MSC Virtuosa, the second Meraviglia Plus ship coming into service in Spring 2021. She will spend her first season offering 7- to 14-night cruises alternating between the fjords and Baltic capitals, with embarkation available in Kiel, Germany or Copenhagen, Denmark.

Also available through Your Cruise, Your Choice, MSC Magnifica will homeport in Southampton, UK, with 7-night itineraries through Norway during Summer and 7-night sailings through the “Northern Pearls” of Hamburg, Germany; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Zeebrugge, Belgium and Le Havre, France in October.


Up to 50% Discount for Healthcare Heroes

MSC Cruises appreciates the selfless work and bravery of healthcare professionals for their ongoing contribution to fight the global pandemic. As a way of saying thank you, MSC Cruises is offering up to 50 percent off cruise fares for all front-line and back-office healthcare professionals so that when they are ready, they can enjoy a much-deserved vacation with their loved ones. Plus, this discount for healthcare heroes can be combined with the Your Cruise, Your Choice promotion, meaning healthcare professionals can save up to 50 percent on top of the up to $400 spending credit through the promotion. The healthcare heroes promotion is available through April 30, 2021.

MSC Voyagers Club Christmas & New Year 2021 Exclusive Promotion

As an exclusive for members of MSC Voyagers Club loyalty program, MSC Cruises is offering an opportunity for these guests to benefit even further with up to an additional 15 percent discount on top of the 5 percent discount they automatically receive on all cruise bookings, plus $50 onboard credit per member, based on their membership level. MSC Voyagers Club members can learn more here. This offer is good through January 18, 2021.


Health & Safety

The health and safety of guests, crew and the communities MSC Cruises visits is the Company’s top priority. MSC Cruises’ comprehensive health and safety protocol covers all aspects of the cruise experience and, in its current form, currently applies to its ships sailing in the Mediterranean. MSC Cruises continues to review and update its protocol to align with developments of the health situation ashore, always prioritizing the well-being of its guests and crew.

In the U.S., MSC Cruises will only restart operations when the time is right, following approval by the CDC and other relevant authorities across the region in observance of their requirements and guidelines.

Total CruiseFlex

With Total CruiseFlex, guests can have the confidence to book now with attractive promotions, like Your Cruise, Your Choice, knowing that they can change their plans with no penalty up to 48 hours prior to departure. Total CruiseFlex applies to any new bookings made between August 5 and January 31, 2021, on any sailing departing through April 30, 2022.

For more information on the Company’s new health and safety measures visit as well as Total CruiseFlex visit:

For more details on MSC Cruises’ Your Cruise, Your Choice promotion, guests can visit here or contact their preferred travel advisor.

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