Celebrate Christmas in the Med on a festive family cruise

28 September 2018

An MSC Cruises voyage is perfect for both big and little sailors. This is a family-run firm with a seafaring history spanning over three centuries, so you’ll sense a passion for exploring the world by sea from the moment you step on board, whether it’s in the expertise and attention to detail of the captain and crew or the elegant and innovative design of the ships themselves.

What can MSC offer your family?

For young sailors, the Meraviglia has several kids’ clubs for different age groups, from tots to teens, including LEGO®- and Chicco-designed play areas. Children also love the ship’s Polar Aquapark with three twisting slides, a Himalayan bridge and a range of pools, features and activities for all ages.

Each ship is equipped with a 4D Cinema, while innovative activities such as Fun Time Dinner, Happy Dinners and Kids Around the Clock let families operate at a time to suit them, whether that’s at mealtimes, late at night or during shore excursions.

Parents can also obtain security bracelets for their children so they can keep in touch with them if they want to roam on board in a safe environment.

MSC Cruises also go the extra mile when it comes to making things easier for parents. In addition to a babycare service allowing mum and dads to have some alone time, they offer a baby laundry service dedicated to 0- to 6-year-olds and a varied programme of bubbly family activities where kids and adults come together to have fun.

Other Highlights

Take advantage of state-of-the-art cardio equipment in the vessel’s cutting-edge gym, indulge yourself with soothing signature relaxation treatments in the MSC Aurea Spa, and sip rich coffees and cocktails in one of your ship’s stylish bars and lounges.

You’re also in for a culinary adventure onboard an MSC cruise, with top-notch buffet and à la carte restaurants offering flavours from around the globe, from prime steak and sushi to escargot and breakfast crêpes.

Spacious rooms and suites onboard MSC ships come with contemporary decor, large wardrobes, minibars and interactive TVs. Some are specifically for families, comprising two or three connecting cabins, each with their own bathroom and balcony.

Festive family Mediterranean cruise

Round the year off with a fantastic festive family experience onboard MSC Meraviglia. Fly out to Marseille and see sights such as Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, soak up the bustling atmosphere and sample fabulous food.

It’s then on to historic Genoa with its grand buildings and palatial residences, before stopping at Civitavecchia, the gateway to Rome, where you’ll find world-renowned attractions such as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the world’s smallest nation, Vatican City.

Make a stop on the island of Sicily and discover the gorgeous Norman and Baroque architecture of Palermo, then dock in Maltese capital Valletta as its 2018 European Capital of Culture celebrations draw to a close. The cruise’s penultimate stop is Barcelona, where you can come face-to-face with the famous works of Antoni Gaudì or take a tour of Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona.

Prices starting from £2,844 per family


Marseille, France | Genoa, Italy | Rome, Italy | Palermo, Italy | Valletta, Malta | Barcelona, Spain | Marseille, France


If you would like to book your festive Mediterranean voyage, contact your Travel Counselor today.

Share this:

Travel Counsellors help thousands of people create personal travel experiences they’ll never forget. Start your journey today.
Find your Travel Counsellor
Back To Top