MSC Cruises

Geneva, Switzerland-based MSC Cruises S.A. is the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line. Since its inception in 2003, the Company grew by 800% and is today the fourth largest cruise line in the world, the market leader in Europe and in the Mediterranean as well as in South America and South Africa. MSC Cruises recently announced a €5.1 billion investment plan that includes the construction of up to seven new ships that will see MSC Cruises’ fleet double its current capacity by 2022.

MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "7 Golden Pearls" award from Bureau Veritas, the global certification agency, in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. The Company has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. Furthermore, MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to support UNICEF’s efforts at first to provide education to under privileged children in Brazil and anti-malaria solutions in various African countries. The partnership was renewed in 2014 to tackle malnutrition in developing countries and in emergency situations. Since the beginning of the partnership, over four million euros were raised.
Company Growth (employees)
Genève, CH
Size (employees)
3,613 (est)+2%
MSC Cruises was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Genève, CH

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MSC Cruises has an office in Genève
Genève, CH (HQ)
12 Chemin Rieu

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52 Places to Go: Getting Around by Rail, Sail or Foot

New transit alternatives will abound in 2017.

On-board credit, free Wi-Fi and low $49 deposit for cruises on MSC's newest ship

A new ship for a new year? The MSC Seaside won’t hit the water until December 2017, but the countdown has begun. Travelers who book now receive $50 in on-board credit and free Wi-Fi on the new ship’s Caribbean cruises. The deal: MSC debuts a new class of ship when the Seaside hits the water this…

U.S. News ranks eight cruise lines that offer best value for your money

Want to know which cruise lines are the best for the money? Celebrity Cruises took the top best-value spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings, which were released Tuesday. An estimated 24 million passengers are expected to take an ocean cruise this year, according to the Cruise Line…
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