MSC Cruises Drink Packages: Prices, Menus & Pro Tips (2022) (2023)

The decision of whether or not to get the drinks package for your cruise is always a tricky one, but MSC Cruises makes this decision seem even more complicated than it has to be.

MSC Cruises has introduced five new drinks packages for 2022 cruises. Plus, they’ve removed all of the drinks package prices from their website.

But worry not, I’ve cruised with MSC Cruises twice in the past year and done all the research about drinks packages to guide you to make the right decision.

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I’ll also show you the MSC drinks package prices for 2022, 2023 and beyond as well as the drinks menus with the prices of each drink, and which ones are included in each package.

I’m something of a drink package nerd and book the drink packages about 50% of the time when I cruise.

I always work out how much I expect to pay for drinks with and without the package before deciding. To help you do the same, I’ve built this drink package calculator that will work it all out for you quickly and easily…

The 5 MSC Cruises Drink Packages

There are five different packages to choose from. So, let’s take a look at what’s included in each, compare the prices and pick the best one.

MSC Cruises offers five different drinks packages:

  1. Easy Package
  2. Easy Plus Package (was called Premium)
  3. Premium Extra Package (was called Premium Plus)
  4. Alcohol-Free Package (was called Non-Alcoholic)
  5. Minors Package (was called Non-Alcoholic Child)

With so many different beverage packages to choose from, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at what’s included in each package and pick the one that offers the best value for money for what you like to drink.

After all, there’s no point in paying for the top package if you like simple drinks. And there’s no point in getting the cheap package if you love to drink Champagne!

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MSC Drinks Package Prices 2022

MSC Cruises no longer publish the prices of drinks package on the website. Instead, guests are asked to log in to see the prices for their cruise. This makes things tricky for people who want to know how much the drinks package costs before they book a cruise.

The pricing for MSC beverage packages has always been a little complicated because you will pay in pounds sterling, US dollars or Euros depending on where you live. There are different prices depending on where in the world your ship departs from. In the future, there may also be different prices for summer and winter cruises.

Here are the approximate prices of MSC Cruises drinks packages. Please note that they can change at any time, so you should log in with your booking number to see the most accurate pricing for your cruise.

Mediterranean, Europe, Emirates, Antilles, CubaCaribbean & North AmericaSouth America
Easy£30 / $38 / €32 £30 / $38 / €32 £30 / $38 / €32
Easy Plus£40 / $49 / €42 £49 / $69 / €57 £45 / $60 / €52
Premium Extra£56 / $69 / €60 £62 / $87 / €72 £53 / $72 / €61
Alcohol-Free£19 / $25 / €21£23 / $30 / €26 £20 / $28 / €23
Minors £13 / $17 / €15£13 / $17 / €15£13 / $17 / €15

How much are MSC drinks packages in 2022?

MSC drink packages prices for European cruises in 2022 are approximately:

  • Easy Package: $38 / £30 per day
  • Easy Plus Package: $49 / £40 per day
  • Premium Extra Package: $69 / £56 per day
  • Alcohol-Free Package: $25 / £19 per day
  • Minors Package: $17 / £13 per day

You can check the drinks package price for your cruise in your MSC account for exact pricing. Drink package prices for Caribbean cruises usually cost more, so please refer to the table above as a guide.

Should you book the MSC drink package before the cruise?

If you wish to book a drink package for your MSC cruise, you should definitely do it before you board the ship. If you wait until you’re on board, you’ll be charged an extra 15% on top of the pre-cruise prices.

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What’s included in MSC drinks packages?

To help you decide which drinks package is the best, here’s the menus of what’s included in each package on MSC Cruises…

1. MSC Easy Drink Package

Easy Drink Package Menu:

  • Draught beer (Heineken)
  • Selection of house wines by the glass
  • Selection of classic cocktails
  • Mixed drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Soft drinks and fruit juices by the glass
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Classic hot drinks (espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, hot tea)

Drinks can be consumed in all bars, the buffet, main dining rooms but NOT in speciality restaurants or the Starship Club.

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This package offers great value for money and is ideal if you’re on a budget and happy to stick with drinking draft Heineken, the same wines each day or to choose from a small list of cocktails.

2. MSC Easy Plus Drink Package

Easy Plus Drink Package Menu:

Includes all drinks priced up to $9 or €8

  • Variety of draught and bottled beers
  • Selection of wines by the glass
  • Variety of frozen and classic cocktails
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Selected spirits
  • Liqueurs and cordials
  • Soft drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee drinks (latte, espresso, cappuccino, etc.)
  • Hot chocolate and hot teas
  • 10% discount on bottles of wine purchased on board

With the Easy Plus package, drinks can be consumed in all bars (except the Starship Club on MSC Virtuosa), the buffet and the main dining room and ALSO in speciality restaurants. This is an important difference from the Easy package, which doesn’t allow you to order drinks in speciality restaurants.

If you plan to dine in a few speciality restaurants during our cruise, this deal is probably a better choice than the Easy drinks package.

3. MSC Premium Extra Drink Package

Premium Extra Drink Package Menu:

Includes all drinks priced up to $5 or €13

  • Selection of draught, craft and bottled beers
  • Entire selection of wines and champagne by the glass
  • Extensive variety of frozen and classic cocktails
  • Premium brand spirits
  • Liqueurs and cordials
  • Sodas
  • Fruit juices
  • Energy drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee (latte, espresso, cappuccino, etc.)
  • Hot chocolate and teas
  • 25% discount on wine and champagne bottles purchased on board

Drinks can be consumed in all bars (except the Starship Club on MSC Virtuosa), the buffet, the main dining rooms and speciality restaurants. This package doesn’t, however, include drinks in the onboard Lavazza coffee shops and other signature venues.

The old Premium Plus drink package also included drinks from your minibar. However, there’s no mention of the minibar being included in this new Premium Extra package, so be careful!

4. MSC Alcohol-Free Drink Package

Alcohol-Free Drink Package Menu:

  • Wide choice of alcohol-free cocktails
  • Sodas
  • Energy drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Flavoured water
  • Fruit juices
  • Coffee drinks (latte, espresso, cappuccino, etc.)
  • Soft drinks
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hot teas
  • Soft-serve ice cream

Drinks can be consumed in all bars (except the Starship Club on MSC Virtuosa), buffet, main dining room but NOT speciality restaurants.

5. MSC Minors Drink Package

Minors Drink Package Menu:

  • Wide choice of alcohol-free cocktails
  • Sodas
  • Energy drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Flavoured water
  • Fruit juices
  • Coffee drinks (latte, espresso, cappuccino, etc.)
  • Soft drinks
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hot teas
  • Soft-serve ice cream

This package is for children aged 3 to 17 on European cruises and aged 3 to 20 on North American and Caribbean cruises.

Drinks can be consumed in all bars (except the Starship Club on MSC Virtuosa), buffet, main dining room but NOT speciality restaurants.

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How much are drinks on MSC Cruises?

The cost of drinks on MSC Cruises is on par with other cruise ships from other cruise lines.

Here are some examples of the MSC bar prices on my latest cruise on MSC Virtuosa in 2021:

MSC Drinks Prices:

  • Glass of wine: £8 to £10
  • Pint of beer: £7.50 to £9
  • Bottle of beer: £8 to £10
  • Cocktail: £10 to £17
  • Spirit and mixer: £8 to £16
  • Soft drink: £3 to £3.50
  • Water (500ml): £2.50
  • Coffee: £2.20 to £4.50

I took photos of every drinks menu on the ship, so if you’d like to see the prices of any specific drinks, you can see photos of MSC drink menus here.

For enhanced hygiene, MSC Cruises encourages guests to view drinks menus on their mobile phones, but you can request a disposable paper menu if required. Here’s an example of what the menu looks like on your phone…

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What drinks are free on MSC Cruises?

The following drinks are free on MSC Cruises:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Ice tea
  • Milk
  • Juices (at breakfast only)
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Not all drinks are available for free in all bars. For the best selection of free drinks, head to the Main Dining Room or the casual (buffet) restaurant.

How much is a glass of wine on MSC Cruises?

A glass of wine on MSC Cruises costs £8 to £10. On cruise ships that use Euros, this equates to approximately €9 to €11.50. On cruises from the US, this equates to approximately $11 to $14.

Bear in mind that the servings are very small. This is what a glass of wine looks like…

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I had the drink package, but if I had to pay £10 for that I wouldn’t have been happy.

How much is a beer on MSC Cruises?

A large glass or bottle of beer on MSC Cruises costs between £7.50 and £9. This equates to approximately €8.50 to €10 for European cruises or $10.50 to $12.50 for US cruises.

On MSC Cruises you won’t get a pint of beer. Instead, large beers are served in pilsner glasses which appear to be around three-quarters of a pint in size.

Is water free on MSC Cruises?

Tap water is available free of charge on MSC Cruises. Bottled water costs £2.50 for a 500ml bottle. This equates to approximately €2.90 or $3.50. Bottled water is free if you have a drinks package.

Is tea and coffee free on MSC Cruises?

On MSC Cruises, tea and coffee is available free of charge but only at the buffet area. You can get all kinds of teas and coffees such as cappuccino and espresso for free with a drinks package.

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You’re entitled to speciality coffees like cappuccino with the drinks package, but sometimes if the staff were busy they would tell me that they could only make brewed coffee.

This is one of the many things that annoys me about MSC Cruises. You can read more on that in this article: Why Are MSC Cruises So Cheap?

Is the MSC Cruises drinks package worth it?

Before you go ahead and buy a drinks package, it’s worth doing a little bit of maths to figure out how many drinks you’d need to have per day to ‘break even’ on your package.

Whichever MSC drink package you choose, you’ll need to drink around five drinks per day to break even. Of course, the exact number depends on what you like to drink and which package you choose.

When thinking about whether a package is good value or not, think about how much time you plan to spend on the ship. Whilst you might easily get through five or six drinks on a sea day, you might not have so many if you’re off the ship all day and only having a couple in the evening.

MSC Cruises drinks package calculator

To help you work out whether the drinks package is worth it or not, I’ve built a handy calculator tool.

The calculator will show how much your bar bill will be if you don’t have a drinks package. You can then compare this to the price of the drinks package to decide whether it’s worth it or not.

Just pop your details in the form and you’ll receive an email with a link to the calculator…

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MSC All-Inclusive Cruises

If you’re interested in the all-inclusive drinks package onMSC Cruises, you should be sure to look out for MSC all-inclusive deals whichare sometimes offered by specialist cruise travel agents.

Travel agents can package up cruises with flights, a pre-cruise hotel and all-inclusive drinks to create a great value all-inclusive package cruise holiday.

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With these MSC Cruises deals, free all-inclusive drinks are sometimes included when you book a Fantastica grade cabin. As well as free drinks, this upgraded stateroom comes with other value-added extras such as flexible dining times and free room service.

Don’t Overpay For Your MSC Cruise!

Here’s how I get the lowest price when I book a cruise…

1. Compare prices from every travel agent in one place.

2. Choose a trusted travel agent with a best price guarantee.

Please don’t book with any old company just because they have a cheap deal. I recommend that you find the best price and then take it to a trusted travel agent who will beat it, as well as giving you the best service.

MSC Cruises Free Drinks Package Offer

One very popular offer is the MSC ‘ALL-IN drinks and Wi-Fi offer’ which is sometimes available on the MSC Cruises USA website. This offer includes free drinks, free Wi-Fi and free onboard credit.

Before you go ahead and book an all-inclusive deal, I’d suggest working out how much it would cost to buy each part of the package separately to make sure that it’s actually good value. Consider whether you actually want the drinks and the wifi, or whether they just seem good because they’re packaged up in a deal.

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MSC Cruises Drinks Package FAQs

Here are the answers to your most commonly-asked questions about drinks on MSC Cruises. If you have a question that isn’t covered here, please add it to the comments below and I will answer it for you.

Does everyone in a cabin have to have the same drinks package on MSC Cruises?

On MSC Cruises, all passengers travelling together must have the same drink package, with the exception of children who must have the minor’s drinks package. This rule applies to everyone aged three or over. You don’t need to purchase a package for children under three.

Can you bring drinks on MSC Cruises?

MSC Cruises do not allow guests to bring any drinks on board. This includes alcohol, soft drinks and water. You may bring water if you have a medical need for it and you can bring unlimited baby milk.

Read more: Can you take drinks on a cruise ship?

Can you sneak alcohol on MSC Cruises?

Sneaking alcohol onto a cruise ship is not recommended and it can get you kicked off the cruise.

Many cruise lines allow guests to bring water and soft drinks on board and people sometimes sneak alcohol inside. To prevent this, MSC Cruises does not allow guests to bring any drinks at all. However, people may still try to sneak alcohol inside shampoo bottles or other containers.

Read more: How to sneak alcohol on a cruise ship

Do you pay service charge on MSC drinks packages?

You do not need to pay any service charges (also known as tips or gratuities) on MSC Cruises as this is included in the cruise fare. You don’t pay any additional service charge when you buy a drink package.

Does MSC Fantastica include drinks?

MSC Cruises offer three ‘experiences’ – Bella, Fantastica and Aurea.

None of the experiences (Bella, Fantastica or Aurea) include drinks as standard. However, there may be special MSC Cruises Promotions whereby you can get a free drinks package when you upgrade to a Fantastica experience.

Suggested read: MSC Bella Vs Fantastica Vs Aurea

MSC Aurea used to come with a free Easy drinks package, but this has been replaced with welcome prosecco and chocolates in your room for 2022 onwards.

How do I order a drinks package on MSC Cruises?

You can order your MSC drinks package before you cruise or on board your ship. It’s 15% cheaper to buy your drink package before your cruise. You can do this via the ‘Manage My Booking’ section of the MSC Cruises website.

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How old do you have to be to drink alcohol on MSC Cruises?

The drinking age on MSC Cruise ships depends on the itinerary, not the nationality of the passenger. It is generally 18 years old on European cruises and 21 years old on Caribbean cruises.

How many drinks can you drink per day on MSC Cruises

Unlike some other cruise lines, MSC Cruises don’t have a set maximum number of drinks per day. However, if you appear to be intoxicated you are unlikely to be served more alcohol.

Are drinks packages always available on MSC Cruises?

Drinks packages are available on all MSC Cruises ships, except for cruises from South Africa and China.

Does the MSC drink package work on Ocean Cay?

Your MSC drink package can be used to get free drinks on MSC Cruises’ private island, Ocean Cay. However, there will not be as many different drinks available on the island as there are on the ship.

Suggested read: 26 Secrets You Must Know Before You Visit Ocean Cay

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Other Drinks Packages on MSC Cruises

MSC Yacht Club Drinks Package

The luxurious MSC Yacht Club gives guests many perks including:

  • A luxury suite in the Yacht Club area of the ship
  • Access to the Top Sail lounge
  • Private dining in the Yacht Club restaurant
  • Entry to the exclusive pool area
  • Priority boarding
  • Butler service
  • Premium internet package
  • Included drinks

MSC Yacht Club guests enjoy the equivalent of the Premium Extra drinks package which can be used in all bars and restaurants throughout the ship. Yacht Club guests also enjoy a free minibar.

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Discontinued Drink Packages

If you’ve cruised with MSC Cruises a few years ago, you may be familiar with some of the drinks packages which have now been discontinued. These include…

MSC Premium Drinks Package

For cruises departing from November 2021 onwards, the MSC Premium drinks package has been renamed to the MSC Easy Plus drink package. The Premium package included drinks up to €10, whereas the Easy Plus package includes drinks up to €8.

MSC Premium Plus Drinks Package

For cruises departing from November 2021 onwards, the MSC Premium Plus package has been renamed to the MSC Premium Extra package. The Premium Plus package included all drinks with no price limit, whereas the Premium Extra package only includes drinks up to €13.

MSC Aurea Drinks Package

MSC Cruises Aurea Experience is an upgrade that’s available to guests staying in balcony cabins or suites. The MSC Aurea experience used to come with a free Easy drink package but this is no longer the case for 2022. Other perks like the free massage have also been removed.

Read more: MSC Bella Vs Fantastica Vs Aurea

MSC Drink Vouchers

Until 2019, MSC Cruises used to regularly offer cruisers 12 free drinks vouchers when they booked a Fantastica cabin. These paper coupons could be exchanged for a glass of wine, pint or bottle of beer, spirit and mixer, non-premium cocktail, soft drink, mineral water or hot drink.

The coupons no longer exist. However, the current MSC Cruises offer of a free Premium drinks package when you book a Fantastica Experience is actually better value, so look out for that one.

MSC Allegrissimo Drinks Package

The MSC Allegrissimo drinks package is the name of a package that has been discontinued. The Allegrissimo offer was most similar to the Easy drinks package. The main difference is that the Allegrissimo drinks package also included ice cream.

MSC Mealtime Drinks Package

Another discontinued deal is the one where you could get free wine and beer with meals. The mealtime drinks package no longer exists, and now you can always get drinks at any time of day.

MSC Classic Drink Package

If you’re used to cruising with Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘classic drinks package’. MSC Cruises don’t call their main package the ‘classic package’. Instead, you can choose from Easy, Easy Plus or Premium Extra drinks packages.

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FAQs

How much does it cost to upgrade the drink package on MSC? ›

Yes, you can upgrade to the Classic drink package for $18 per person/per day. You can upgrade to the DELUXE drink package for $26 per person/per day. Either upgrades must be purchased by all guests staying in the same stateroom, 21 years of age and older, for the duration of the cruise.

What's included in MSC Easy drinks package? ›

EASY PACKAGE
  • Draught beer.
  • Selection of house wines by the glass.
  • Selection of classic cocktails.
  • Mixed drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails.
  • Soft drinks and fruit juices by the glass.
  • Bottled mineral water.
  • Classic hot drinks (espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, hot tea)

Is champagne included in MSC drinks package? ›

Premium Extra Package

Extensive variety of frozen and classic cocktails. Premium brand spirits. Liqueurs and cordials. Entire selection of wines and champagne by the glass.

How much is MSC drinks package UK? ›

Drink packages on MSC cruises are priced from around £15 for a child s package up to around £52 for the premium deluxe drinks package.

Is there a limit on MSC drink package? ›

MSC Premium Plus Drinks Package

The Premium Plus package included all drinks with no price limit, whereas the Premium Extra package only includes drinks up to €13.

Do you tip on MSC Cruises? ›

TIPS: MSC does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

Can I bring bottled water on MSC cruise? ›

MSC Cruises do not allow guests to bring any soft drinks or water onto their cruise ships. If you need to bring water for medical reasons, you should let MSC Cruises know before you cruise as they may require you to fill in a form.

Is ice cream free on MSC Cruises? ›

One last food gripe: A highlight of every family cruise I've been on is the free soft-serve ice cream on the pool deck. Your kids should be able to get themselves cones when it's hot outside. It's the quintessential vacation experience.

Can you bring a bottle of wine on MSC Cruises? ›

Alcohol. 13.1 Alcoholic drinks, including wines, spirits, beer or other liqueurs are available for purchase onboard the Vessel at fixed prices. Passengers are not permitted to bring onboard any such drinks for use during the voyage, whether for consumption in their own cabins or otherwise.

What is the MSC Aurea package? ›

What is MSC Aurea experience? The Aurea experience is MSC Cruises' top package. For an extra cost, you'll enjoy benefits like access to exclusive areas of the ship, priority boarding and discounted spa treatments. However, MSC Cruises no longer offers free drinks for Aurea guests.

Is the mini bar included on MSC? ›

If you have booked a Yacht club Cabin on MSC you will be pleased to know that it includes a premium drinks package. It also includes a fully stocked mini bar and a choice of a bottle of alcohol delivered to your room.

What is included in MSC Fantastica package? ›

Fantastica Experience
  • Booking Flexibility. Opportunity to choose the stateroom and its location. ...
  • Comfort. Modern ships and elegant staterooms. ...
  • Food and Drinks. Discounted drink package option available at the time of booking. ...
  • Sports and Entertainment. Variety of Broadway-style theatre shows. ...
  • Services. ...
  • Other Privileges.

What is the premium package on MSC? ›

The New Easy Package offers a wide selection of unlimited drinks and cocktails while the Easy Plus Package includes more than 150 drinks and the Premium Extra more than 200 drinks.

What is balcony Aurea on MSC? ›

The “Aurea” Experience offers premium balcony stateroom or suite, free UNLIMITED drinks & more. Read more on the Aurea experience coming soon. The MSC Yacht Club offers all-inclusive amenities and is the top tier experience for cruisers. The “Wellness” Experience is a new service dedicated to health and fitness.

What drink package is included with the Aurea experience? ›

When choosing the Aurea experience, on top of all the benefits of Fantastica, Guests will enjoy priority embarkation and disembarkation, they will be welcomed with a prosecco & chocolate package, and their cabin will be equipped with bathrobe, slippers and bathroom amenities.

What do I need to bring on a MSC cruise? ›

Must-Have No.
  1. An open mind. ...
  2. A bathing suit. ...
  3. Copy of your travel documents. ...
  4. Memory cards and batteries. ...
  5. Bring workout clothes. ...
  6. Comfy shoes for shore excursions. ...
  7. Your favorite & most essential toiletries. ...
  8. Wrinkle-release or wrinkle-free clothing.
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What does all inclusive mean on MSC? ›

Spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, wines by the glass and beer - draught and bottled - are all included in there, as are several non-alcoholic options like fruit juice, premium mineral water, premium coffee, canned sodas, energy drinks and even ice cream!

Can you bring alcohol on a cruise? ›

Guests are not allowed to bring beer or hard liquor onboard for consumption or any other use. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned. Security may inspect containers (water bottles, soda bottles, mouthwash, luggage etc.) and will dispose of containers holding alcohol.

What happens if you don't tip on a cruise? ›

However, most cruise lines are based in the U.S., where the crew members' pay structure is based on tips. If you refuse to tip on principle, you are impacting the salaries of the people who have served you well onboard.

How much are the gratuities on an MSC cruise? ›

Gratuities (called Hotel Service Charge on MSC) vary by destination and cruise type. Cruises in North America - the Caribbean, the United States, and Canada are $14 per night for guests 12 and over. For kids 2 and up it is $6.25, and there is no charge for kids under 2.

How much do you tip a waiter on a cruise? ›

How much should I tip? Most cruise lines suggest tipping $10 to $12 per day per passenger (not per couple), regardless of age. For a seven-day cruise, this means each cruiser should budget at least $70 for gratuities, or $140 per cabin for two people.

Is there free water on MSC Cruises? ›

On MSC World Cruises, a selection of drinks are included such as house wines, draught beer, soft drinks and mineral water which are available during lunch and dinner in main restaurants and the buffet.

Can you take snacks on MSC Cruises? ›

Yes, cruise lines allow you to bring snacks on board, provided they are non-perishable. In other words, you're welcome to bring pre-packaged snacks and treats for you or your kids to eat onboard your cruise. Please note that you can't bring can't bring any homemade foods, meats, fruits or cheeses on a cruise.

Can you bring snacks on MSC? ›

In the interest of health and safety, beverages and food (including partially eaten or home cooked items) may not be brought on board either.

Does MSC have formal nights? ›

Do MSC Cruises Have Formal Nights? MSC have formal nights on every cruise. On a 7 night cruise, there will usually one formal night, on cruises longer than 7 nights there will usually be two formal nights. The dress codes are relaxed with 96% of cruisers describing the dress code as relaxed.

What drinks are free on cruises? ›

On most mainstream cruise lines, however, only certain beverages are included in the fares. Complimentary drinks typically include tap water, basic coffee, tea (iced or hot), hot chocolate (from a packet or machine), milk and a selection of juices with meals.

Does MSC have good food? ›

The food was all very good and we never had any problems with anything. The great thing about a cruise is that you can order as many things from the menu as you'd like for no extra charge.

How early can you check-in for MSC cruise? ›

Fly and Cruise Embarkation

For cruises including flight connections, you should check-in on the airline website anytime from 23 hours before departure or at the airline Check-In desk at least two hours before the flight departure time.

Can you take your own alcohol on a MSC cruise? ›

Alcoholic drinks, including wines, spirits, beer or other liqueurs are available for purchase onboard the Vessel at fixed prices. Passengers are not permitted to bring onboard any such drinks for use during the voyage, whether for consumption in their own cabins or otherwise.

How much alcohol can you bring back from a cruise? ›

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will allow you to enter the United States with up to five liters of alcohol duty-free as part of your exemption - as long as at least four liters were purchased in the insular possession, and at least one of them is a product of that insular possession.

What is the MSC Aurea package? ›

What is MSC Aurea experience? The Aurea experience is MSC Cruises' top package. For an extra cost, you'll enjoy benefits like access to exclusive areas of the ship, priority boarding and discounted spa treatments. However, MSC Cruises no longer offers free drinks for Aurea guests.

Is the mini bar included on MSC? ›

If you have booked a Yacht club Cabin on MSC you will be pleased to know that it includes a premium drinks package. It also includes a fully stocked mini bar and a choice of a bottle of alcohol delivered to your room.

Is ice cream free on MSC Cruises? ›

One last food gripe: A highlight of every family cruise I've been on is the free soft-serve ice cream on the pool deck. Your kids should be able to get themselves cones when it's hot outside. It's the quintessential vacation experience.

What is balcony Aurea on MSC? ›

The “Aurea” Experience offers premium balcony stateroom or suite, free UNLIMITED drinks & more. Read more on the Aurea experience coming soon. The MSC Yacht Club offers all-inclusive amenities and is the top tier experience for cruisers. The “Wellness” Experience is a new service dedicated to health and fitness.

Does Aurea package include drinks? ›

With the Aurea Experience, the 1st and 2nd guests will receive unlimited drinks of coffee, soft drinks, cocktails, beer, wine or gelato throughout the duration of the cruise. (Does not include premium beverages).

Does Aurea package on MSC include drinks? ›

MSC's Aurea Experience includes: Premium staterooms in Suites and Balconies. All-inclusive unlimited drinks including liqueurs, cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee*

What comes with the Aurea experience on MSC? ›

Aurea Experience
  • Booking Flexibility. Opportunity to choose the stateroom and its location. ...
  • Comfort. Modern ships and elegant staterooms. ...
  • Food and Drinks. Discounted drink package option available at the time of booking. ...
  • Sports and Entertainment. ...
  • Relaxation & Wellbeing. ...
  • Services. ...
  • Other Privileges.

Can I bring bottled water on MSC cruise? ›

MSC Cruises do not allow guests to bring any soft drinks or water onto their cruise ships. If you need to bring water for medical reasons, you should let MSC Cruises know before you cruise as they may require you to fill in a form.

Can you bring a bottle of wine on MSC Cruises? ›

Alcohol. 13.1 Alcoholic drinks, including wines, spirits, beer or other liqueurs are available for purchase onboard the Vessel at fixed prices. Passengers are not permitted to bring onboard any such drinks for use during the voyage, whether for consumption in their own cabins or otherwise.

What kind of coffee does MSC serve? ›

Coffee including cappuccino, espresso, caffe latte and hot tea. Hot chocolate and tea. Package can be used at Ocean Cay. Applies to beverages up to €8 /$9.

Does MSC have formal nights? ›

Do MSC Cruises Have Formal Nights? MSC have formal nights on every cruise. On a 7 night cruise, there will usually one formal night, on cruises longer than 7 nights there will usually be two formal nights. The dress codes are relaxed with 96% of cruisers describing the dress code as relaxed.

What do I need to bring on a MSC cruise? ›

Must-Have No.
  1. An open mind. ...
  2. A bathing suit. ...
  3. Copy of your travel documents. ...
  4. Memory cards and batteries. ...
  5. Bring workout clothes. ...
  6. Comfy shoes for shore excursions. ...
  7. Your favorite & most essential toiletries. ...
  8. Wrinkle-release or wrinkle-free clothing.
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What drinks are free on cruises? ›

On most mainstream cruise lines, however, only certain beverages are included in the fares. Complimentary drinks typically include tap water, basic coffee, tea (iced or hot), hot chocolate (from a packet or machine), milk and a selection of juices with meals.

What is the Bella experience on MSC? ›

The Bella Experience is the lowest tier. It comes with no inclusions (including no room service) beyond the always-included dining venues on each specific ship, all onboard performances and most, but not all, activities.

How does priority boarding work on MSC? ›

Please note that priority boarding is only available on the first day of the cruise, on embarkation day after check-in. No priority is given on all other cruise days. Welcome Back Cocktail [Classic, Silver, Gold and Black], MSC Voyagers Club Members can meet each other during a welcome back cocktail party.

What is balcony Bella on MSC? ›

Description: Bella Balcony Staterooms have two single beds that convert to a double bed, spacious wardrobe, and a bathroom with shower. The sitting area has a sofa and desk. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your private veranda with seating.

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