MSC Seaside: The Ship that Follows the Sun

Every moment of an MSC voyage offers something different, from sports tournaments and trivia games to arts and crafts classes. Events and activities include:

  • Sailaway Party
    A start-of-the-cruise event celebrating the ship's departure, led by the Entertainment Team and Dancers in a spectacular Costume Flag Parade.

  • Sea Party
    Team game fun including Water Games, Group Dances and a final Sea Toast to wish everyone a magnificent cruise.

  • SuperChef
    A culinary challenge where you have to create a dish from the menu of one of the specialty restaurants. Judged by the restaurant's chef.

  • Slim down, tone up and stay in shape with a wide variety of fun fitness activities every day:

Daytime Activities

Sports Tournaments
Sports tournaments hosted by our Entertainment Team. Depending on the cruise you choose, the wide spectrum of sports could include:

- Basketball
- Soccer
- Mini Bowling
- Mini Golf
- Table Football
- Table Tennis
- Tennis
- Volleyball

Professional Dance Classes
Perfect your favorite dance moves under the expert instruction of our professional dance instructors. With classes throughout the day and evening you will be sure to find something that suits your plans.

DJ Sunset Time
A live poolside DJ set with themed costumes and dance music at sunset. There’s no better way to get set for dinner.

King of the Sea
Any gentleman on board can become King of the Sea by out-dancing, out-singing and out-acting the competition. Who’ll rise to the challenge?

Fun-packed festive celebrations with a Bavarian flair - decorations, costumes, games, music and of course beer. There’s even a Master of Beer competition and a 20-foot-tall inflatable beer mug.

Video Quiz
Test your knowledge in our video quiz competitions. They’re on all kinds of subjects to suit all tastes including a Beer Quiz, Musical Quiz, Auto Quiz, Arts Quiz, Sports Quiz and many more.

Arts & Crafts
Make your voyage creative, choosing from a wealth of Arts & Crafts sessions. Depending on your itinerary, these could include T-Shirt Painting, Sarongs & Scarves, Knitting, Decoupage and Quilling paper arts, Bracelet Making, Gift Wrapping, Newspaper Weaving and Greeting Cards.

Live Music

Innovative alchemist cocktails for those moments when only the extraordinary can meet your mood!

Enjoy the colors and delicious juices and smoothies based on the colors of fruits and vegetables. Because colours influence our wellbeing in all kinds of ways, starting with the nutritional benefits of colourful foods. To make the most of the experience, pamper yourself with a colour-coded Spa treatment to match, then sip one of our herbal teas enriched with honey or visit our wellness corner at the buffet!

MSC Cruises is proud to bring the very best in artisanal gelato to our travellers. Venchi has been making superlative desserts since 1878 and owes much of its success to the use of 100% natural ingredients and exclusive recipes, from its intense extra dark chocolate to luscious gianduja and refreshing fruit sorbets.

  • Rich gelato menu of classic favourites and innovative new flavours

  • All-natural ingredients for superlative flavour

  • Freshly made daily on board

  • Venchi Gelateria by the main pool area

World Class Live Shows

With a full spectrum of activities throughout the evening, in addition to our lounge, bar and theater programs, you’ll smile all night!

  • Officers & Gentlemen
    An elegant formal evening with a traditional glamorous twist. Our officers invite the ladies to dance, in traditional maritime style.

  • Romeo & Juliet
    Get ready for a night of true love as you discover the secrets of romance...

  • Stardust
    A dance contest with a difference - each competing couple is composed of a passenger/guest contestant and a professional dancer from our theatre cast who helps them find their true potential. 

  • MSC Factor

  • Show off your talents and you could take top place in the most exciting talent contest on the seas!

  • Flower Glory Party
    Travel back in time to the groovy vibes of the seventies - the music, the clothes and the great time.

Nighttime Activities

  • White Party
    Live it white for a night with décor, costumes and sets to suit the theme, plus a performance starring our theatre cast.

  • MSC’s Little Italy!
    Exciting team games with singing and dancing challenges, fought out by two sides that symbolize Italy all over the world - Pizza and Fashion!

  • Carnival Party
    Live the brilliance of Brazil’s Carnival spirit on the open seas, with a riot of colorful costumes, magical music and divine dancing.

  • Be a Karaoke Superstar
    Amaze your friends as you sing the latest hits like the star you are - a Karaoke Superstar!

  • The Bet!
    Bet on the members of our Entertainment Team, choosing the star you think will top the lot in 5 different performances, then sit back and enjoy the show!
    Or simply come along and enjoy the show.

  • Dancing Shoes
    A classic dance contest to find the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire on board. Put on your dancing shoes and dazzle us all. Or simply come along and enjoy the show