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15 Annual Awards Recognize MSC Cruises for the Best Nightlife and Best Suite Complex

Geneva, Switzerland – December 6, 2023 MSC Cruises has been recognized as one of this year’s best cruise lines in two categories of Cruise Critic’s 2023 Editors’ Picks Awards. Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, presents these awards as the industry’s most comprehensive recognition of the best cruise lines of the year, as chosen by the site’s international team of cruise experts. 

MSC Cruises was awarded with the following recognitions in the Ocean Category:

Best Nightlife

MSC Cruises stands out for its vibrant nightlife, featuring numerous bars, lounges and entertainment options across its entire fleet of ships. The cruise line is renowned for its themed nights, pop-up entertainment and world-class shows that keep guests engaged well into the night. According to Cruise Critic’s editors: 

“There aren’t many lines where, when the clubs and bars wind down, the party continues deep into the night. MSC has mastered the fun nightlife. Whether it’s a 70s theme night with the entertainment team dressed like the Village People, live DJs in the main promenade or a White Night Party with live music on the main pool deck, there is always something going on an MSC ship.”

Best Suite Complex

MSC Yacht Club offers a ship-within-a-ship experience, delivering a luxurious escape within the broader MSC Cruises offering. With access to all the regular dining, entertainment and amenities onboard, along with the option to retreat to a private, exclusive oasis for relaxation, MSC Yacht Club suites offer the best of both worlds. According to Cruise Critic’s editors:

“MSC’s gorgeous MSC Yacht Club is proof that not all luxury suite complexes are created equal. This private enclave boasts all the requisite perks you might expect, from lavish suites to grand lounges and private dining areas. MSC sets itself apart by making that complex more accessible than ever before, thanks to the line’s value-priced MSC Yacht Club Inside Staterooms that provide a lot of luxe for a little dough.”

Rubén Rodriguez, President of MSC Cruises USA, said: “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by Cruise Critic in two prestigious categories for their 2023 Editors’ Picks Awards. Winning Best Nightlife and Best Suite Complex affirms our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences, from lively onboard entertainment to the luxurious retreat offered by MSC Yacht Club. These accolades reflect our dedication to providing guests with unparalleled moments and ensuring their vacation with MSC Cruises is truly unforgettable.”

Guided by the Cruise Critic editorial team’s impartial expertise – based on first-hand experiences and industry knowledge – the awards name the best-in-industry while also helping travelers select the best cruise for their specific interests and needs.

For the full details of this year’s winners, visit 2023 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards.

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About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the market leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region, and Southern Africa. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America, and the Far East markets.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is one of the two brands that sit within the Cruise Division of MSC Group, the world’s leading and privately held shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises – the contemporary brand - has a modern fleet of 22 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels, terminals, and other assets. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025, with options for six more vessel orders in place through 2030.

MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs, and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board its ships, click here.

The line’s number one priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities at the destinations its ships serve. In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol, click here.

MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship, with a long-term goal to achieve net zero emissions for its operations by 2050. The Company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry-wide. To learn more about the Company’s environmental commitment, click here

Finally, to learn more about the MSC Foundation, MSC Group’s own vehicle to lead, focus and advance its conservation, humanitarian and cultural commitments, click here.

About Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic® is an online cruise guide, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 650,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community where travelers share experiences and opinions with fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.