MSC Cruises


This year MSC cruise ships docking at Civitavecchia Port of Rome are: Armonia, Divina, Grandiosa, Lirica, Magnifica, Musica, Orchestra, Poesia, Seashore, Seaview, Sinfonia, Virtuosa, World Europa

MSC Cruises operating all year in the Mediterranean, her vessels are frequent visitors of the port of Civitavecchia, due to its proximity to Rome.

MSC Cruises is one of the largest and prestigious shipping companies in the world, owned by one of the most famous shipowner family, and with a long tradition in the field. MSC Cruises line is the world’s 4th largest cruise ship company, it represents 6% of the cruising market.
Between 2017 and 2019, MSC will have four other new massive ships (each of them can accommodate more than 5,000 passengers).

“Mediterranean Shipping Company” (MSC, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland) with his ships, it is obviously a frequent visitor to the port of Civitavecchia

Whether it is the MSC Melody, which was launched in 1982 with a purely traditional style, or whether other sisters as MSC Musica, MSC Poesia, MSC Magnifica, you will always find on board an exquisite elegance level and guest services to suit every need.
A prominently among the fleet of MSC Cruises, they have undoubtedly the MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida which are among the biggest ships of the ferry company and where it waves the Italian flag. The MSC is operating all year to sail in the Mediterranean, with our Civitavecchia port favorite destination due to its proximity to Rome (1h30 only, by car). In the coldest months it operates in South America and the Caribbean, and in summer in the North Sea and the Baltic too.

Tips and Infos

Embarkation begins at the time displayed on your ticket. Check-in ends 1,5 hours, before the scheduled deposition time of the vessel. It is possible to check in advance on the Internet.

Online check-in
The online check-in will help you to make you a smooth start by rapid settlement of embarking operation. In a few seconds, you can enter your card data and the cruise tickets online.

Check in is completed with 3 clicks online:
1. Visit the website of MSC at least 24 hours before departure;
2. Enter your details; You will find a personalized section for filling;
3. Fill in the required fields to the personal information and documents, then save the input; Print out the documents and add them to your travel documents. Please note that all passengers must register at the same time in the same cabin.

Upon embarkation, please follow the signs MSC WEB CHECK-IN.

It is recommended that you limit two pieces of luggage per person, not exceeding a size of 90x75x43cm and max. 23kg per piece weigh; also hand luggage should consist of max. two pieces of luggage per person and be no larger than 56x45x25cm.
If you plan to exceed this baggage limits, we suggest to call your travel agent or MSC Cruise for more information, cause when transporting excess baggage additional fees are due.
Please note that the entrainment of dangerous objects (for example, pocket knives, iron etc.) is not permitted on board. The crew is entitled to remove drinks from the passengers’ luggage. You will then be returned before the debarkation.
One day before disembarkation you get colored labels to attach to your luggage. Your luggage must be switched off on the eve of disembarkation before the cabin door. The bags are picked up there, safely stored and brought ashore after arrival.

Are you docking at Civitavecchia port and you need a transfer to Rome City or Fiumicino Rome Airport?
Are you leaving from the port of Civitavecchia and you don’t know how to get there?

CivitavecchiaPort org offers the best private transfer service from and to Civitavecchia port. Our drivers are able to pickup (or drop-off) you under the Holland America cruise ship, just outside the security control area (the tent), whatever your cruise ship is. Our drivers exactly know where the Holland America ship dock and they will pick you up there.

Our service saves you the trouble of carryng your luggage, covering more than 400 meters.

WE SUGGEST to stay away from chauffer services, cabs and taxis obliged to stop at the entrance of the port, not having the necessary authorizations.
Currently all Not Authorized buses, cabs, taxis and chauffeur service arrive directly to the service center Largo della Pace, the main information point of the Port of Civitavecchia. From here you have to reach the docks through a free shuttle service.

MSC Cruises
Visa Requirements
Visa in not needed for EU citizens. Everyone else need a visa.
Languages spoken
Currency used
Area (km2)
300,000 km2

Car Transfer

Directly under the ship


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