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MSC's Kids Program

Sailing on a magnificent ship with MSC Cruises offers oceans of adventure for your children. In MSC’s Kids Clubs, children can let their imaginations run wild – one day they’re pirates searching for gold, the next they’re artists, dancers and explorers. MSC offers a wealth of activities and captivating play areas to enrich their minds and set the stage for endless fun. Parents can relax by the pool or in the MSC Aurea Spa, confident in the supervision of the experienced Kids Club staff. Please note: MSC caters to an international clientele and youth programs will be conducted in multiple languages.

Age groups:
Mini Club – 3 to 6 year olds
Juniors Club – 7 to 11 year olds
Young Teen Club – 12 to 14 years old
Teen Club – 15 to 17 year olds

Kid Zones:
Your children are sure to be delighted by the colorful and spacious play areas with lots of room to run, jump and have fun. On MSC Poesia, your children can enjoy the Stone Age dinosaur play area, while MSC Fantasia offers igloos and life-size polar bears in Il Polo Nord, MSC’s enchanting North Pole-themed play area.

  • Adventure of the Nile children’s play area
  • Children’s waterpark
  • I Graffiti Teen Disco
  • Virtual World video arcade
  • II Polo Nord children’s play area & waterpark
  • Toboga waterslide
  • I Graffiti Teen Disco
  • Virtual World video arcade
  • Underwater World children’s activity room
  • Children’s indoor playroom
  • Children’s outdoor pool & games
  • Video arcade
  • I Dinosauri children’s activity room
  • Children’s indoor playroom
  • Children’s outdoor pool & games
  • Virtual Games video arcade
  • The Jungle Adventure children’s activity room
  • Children’s indoor playroom
  • Children’s outdoor pool & games
  • Virtual Games video arcade
  • Space Trip children’s activity room
  • Children’s outdoor pool & games
  • Virtual Games video arcade
  • Buffalo Bill children’s play area
  • Virtual Games video arcade
  • I Pirati children’s play area
  • Virtual Games video arcade
  • Pinocchio children’s play area
  • The Planet teen club
  • Virtual Games video arcade
  • 17 Nani children’s play area
  • Club Ragazzi teen club
  • Star Galaxy video arcade
  • Pluto’s Playhouse children’s play area
  • Virtual Games video arcade
In addition to areas just for kids and teens, MSC offers lots of sports and activities the whole family will enjoy, such as miniature golf, swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball and shuffleboard. For more fun and games, as well as quiet moments, your family is welcome to enjoy the Internet café, card room, library and outdoor cinema. On the Fantasia-class ships you’ll find an exciting interactive 4D-cinema, as well as a Formula 1 racing simulator on MSC Fantasia and two mini bowling alleys on MSC Splendida.

MSC Babycare Service
If you are looking for a kid friendly cruise, but also want some alone time MSC has thought about moms and dads too, offering you the opportunity to drop your children off at the Mini Club where they will be looked after by qualified and dedicated staff. Subject to prior booking, limited availability, for children between 1 and 3 years old (not inclusive).

Available at the following times*, exclusively when the ship is AT SEA:
between 1:00 and 2:00 pm and between 6:00 and 7:00pm.

Completion of a registration form is required. Ask the Mini Club staff once you’re on board. Diaper changing and feeding must be provided by parents.

*Times may vary by ship or itinerary

Discounted Shore Excursions:
There’s so much you’ll want to share on MSC’s shore excursions, whether it’s hiking to a waterfall in a tropical rainforest or visiting castles in Europe. That’s why MSC offers a discount of up to 30% on shore excursions for kids 14 and under. Or if you want to venture out on your own, MSC offers a port time Mini Club service for parents. With one day prior notice, you can simply sign your children ages 3 through 6 into the well-supervised Mini Club, while you go on a shore excursion.

Food just for kids
Kids love MSC’s All-American and Italian specialties, such as fresh pizza, pasta and cheeseburgers. MSC also offers out-of-the-ordinary selections, from squid rings to potato gnocchi with pesto sauce. For dessert your kids can dive into homemade ice cream with fruit, chocolate cake or other delicious choices. Special themed kids menus, such as a Pirates menu, Space menu, Dinosaur menu and more, are available in the main dining room each evening. MSC also offers the "Happy Dinner" concept where kids will be served first and then picked up by the Entertainment Staff so the parents can continue to enjoy their meal in the dining room. And remember, dining is included with your cruise, making your whole vacation even more affordable.

Soft-Drink Package
Sometimes only an ice-cold soft drink or fruit juice will satisfy the young ones. That’s when a pre-purchased soft drink package comes in handy – it includes 14 cans or large fountain drinks for one low price. Now that’s refreshing.

Teen Club
MSC’s Teen Club is the perfect place for kids 12-17 to meet and have a good time with planned activities and parties. Or they can chill out in the virtual game arcade. The Fantasia-class ships also feature a teen disco with dancing and karaoke, a 4-D interactive cinema, and the thrills of the Formula 1 racing simulator and mini bowling alleys. Older teens may even enjoy an authentic Italian lesson or the Internet café. What’s more, parents can purchase a My Teen Card, so kids from 12 to 17 can make pre-paid purchases on board.