On an MSC Cruise you will experience the flavors and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine, including signature pasta dishes and seafaring and grilled favorites. Throughout your voyage you can dine al fresco at the informal on-deck buffets, choose to dress up or stay casual for evening dinner and then stop by the midnight buffet for a late night snack. For the little ones, themed kids menus 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.
Main Dining Room Policies: MSC guests are assigned to one of two seatings in the main dining room for their evening meal, early or late. The early and late seating times can vary by ship or itinerary, but are usually at around 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., respectively. Dinner seating preferences may be requested at the time of booking, but are not guaranteed.
Dining Styles by Experience: Applicable to MSC Armonia, MSC Magnifica (Aurea only), MSC Musica (Aurea only), MSC Opera, MSC Orchestra (Aurea only), MSC Poesia (Aurea only), and MSC Sinfonia.
Bella Experience Guests: Flexi Dining Style Flexi lets guests enjoy dinner at their preferred time slot every day. Guests can choose a time slot for their evening meal in one of the main restaurants and can change their choice every day, thus fitting dinner around their daily schedule and making the most out of their vacation.
Fantastica Experience Guests: Classic Dining Style or Flexi Dining Style Classic is the traditional two seating dining style that offers guests a pre-set dining time for the duration of the cruise, as well as, the same table assignment each evening at the same restaurant. Guests will keep the same dining room staff and dining companions throughout the cruise.
Aurea and Wellness Experience Guests: My Choice Dining Experience My Choice is a free time dining style. Guests can dine any time they want during opening hours of the main restaurants.
Yacht Club Experience Guests: Yacht Club Dining Style MSC Yacht Club offers guests the crème de la crème, with its own dedicated restaurant on each ship. MSC Yacht Club guests experience superior dining to delight the most varied tastes plus dine when you want with open dining times in the MSC Yacht Club restaurants.
Dress Code: With the exception of two formal nights, dress is resort casual attire after 6 p.m. Slacks and a sport shirt are appropriate for men (no jeans), while women are advised to wear slacks and blouse, a sundress or a pantsuit. For formal dinners, men should wear a dark suit or tuxedo, and women should wear an evening gown or cocktail dress. No jeans, t-shirts, shorts, or bare feet are allowed on the ship after 6 p.m.
Beverage Policy: All beverages except tea and water extra. Juice and coffee free with breakfast.
Special Requests: Special meals are available including low-calorie, vegetarian, no MSG, low/no sodium and low/no cholesterol meals, as well as sugar-free and fat-free desserts. Kosher meals are available on all ships and itineraries for an additional charge of $20 per passenger, per day. Kosher meals must be ordered at least 14 days prior to sailing.
All dining rooms onboard MSC Cruises ships are smoke-free.
Click on any ship name below for more detailed information about the dining options for each MSC Italian ship: