Winter cruises 2023 and 2024

Where will the sea take you? Be inspired by the best winter cruise deals!

Winter cruises | MSC Cruises

Is winter really the coldest season of the year? Escape clichés and stereotypes! Winter can be anything you desire with MSC Cruises. From a blissfully sunny holiday to the lasting emotions of art cities and natural wonders. Set off on an exciting winter break and savor a season of adventure, thrills, and discovery! For your winter cruises in 2023 and 2024 choose from over 150 destinations across 70 countries onboard 22 stunning ships.


MSC Cruises winter itineraries can suite all your time needs. Your winter holiday will only last a handful of days? Or maybe you are planning something more than a short winter escape? Choose the perfect solution for you, from mini-cruises of 3 or 4-night, to classical 7-night itineraries up to 10 or 11-night routes.


Would you like to enjoy MSC cruises’ comfort even longer? Choose from lengthy 23, 24 or 27-night winter cruises or even extended adventures that include the phenomenal 120-night World Cruise. Dreaming of the ultimate Christmas or New Year's cruise? Stop fantasizing, your winter holiday is just a click away!

There are so many choices for your next winter getaway! From a mighty tropical cruise around the Caribbean and South America to memorable Red Sea adventures or exploring Emirates, Qatar and Oman. Searching for even more audacious destinations? Discover South America or Far East! Do you feel like indulging in a great classic? With winter breeze, discover the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in an atmosphere you won't forget!

Sail in comfort on MSC Cruises’ fleet of ships, including the newest MSC Euribia, MSC World Europa, and MSC Seascape! Affordable packages such as Fly & Cruise and Stay & Cruise are also available. Book your winter cruise now and make lasting memories!


Looking for ideas for your winter sun holidays? Embrace winter season with a tour of Europe's 'Northern Pearls' without the high-season crowds. Soak in the rich heritage of the Mediterranean, sightseeing around Italy, Spain, Morocco, Greece, and Israel. Be bowled over by the skyline and dunes of Dubai and Qatar, or dive into Egypt's Red Sea treasures. Go tropical to recharge for the new year with a cruise around the Caribbean. Chase the sun on a winter getaway around South Africa, sailing from Cape Town to Namibia or Durban and Mozambique. Feel immersed in South American vibrancy in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. Choose the best winter cruise deals and expect the best for your winter holidays in 2023 and 2024.

Northern Europe winter cruises

Elegant destinations, unspoiled nature, and bright landscapes. This and much more is what guests on a Northern European cruise will experience, with also departures from the UK. A marvellous spectacle awaits you in the Norwegian fjords. Or maybe you can experience the fascinating Atlantic route reaching the Mediterranean Sea. Are you fascinated by cities full in history and culture? Choose the itinerary to the Baltic capitals. Your winter cruise in Northern Europe will be a unique experience!

Northern Europe winter cruises

Destinations, Norwegian Fjords | MSC Cruises

Winter cruises in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Oman

What happens when the desert meets the sea? Find it out on a fantastic winter cruise in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman. Witness towering skyscrapers, lively souks, and captivating sunsets over sand dunes during your winter cruise in the Arabian Peninsula. Relish the Middle Eastern flavors onboard MSC Opera and MSC Virtuosa. Be seduced by the region’s beauty, tradition, and innovation as you explore pristine beaches, historic sites, and spectacular modern cityscapes. With various cruise durations available, ranging from 7-night trips to extended Grand Voyages lasting up to 27 nights, discover the incomparable allure of this destinations.


Winter cruises in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Oman

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | MSC Cruises

Mediterranean winter cruises

A Mediterranean winter cruise will amaze you with its unmistakable colours, cultures to discover, and historic cities to visit. Even in this time of the year, cruises in the Mediterranean will warm you up with special itineraries. From Naples and the stunning Pompeii to lively Barcelona; from the inimitable Venice to the blue of the Greek islands. And then Rome, Marseille, Portofino, Jerusalem... Both the West and East Mediterranean will give you endless emotions. Ready to set sail?

Mediterranean winter cruises

Santorini | MSC Cruises
Morocco | MSC Cruises


There is more to the Mediterranean than summer holidays. So, climb aboard this winter for a fresh new take on the region. From Spain, Morocco, Italy and France to Israel, Malta and Greece, explore heritage cities and iconic landmarks. Discover the Mediterranean on board MSC World Europa, MSC Fantasia, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Poesia. There are hundreds of wonders waiting to stir your emotions!

Amsterdam excursions | MSC Cruises

Northern Europe

Make your travel dreams come true on a 7-night cruise to some of Northern Europe’s top cities. Sail on MSC Cruises' newest ship, MSC Euribia, and travel in style as you tick off bucket-list destinations. Whether it’s the elegance of Hamburg, the vibrancy of London, the culture and cuisine of Paris, the cosmopolitan vibe of Amsterdam or the brilliance of Brussels, you will return home full of indelible memories!

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Caribbean and Bermuda

Set sail on MSC Meraviglia departing from New York and choose between a wide variety of itineraries ranging from 5 to 11 nights. Visit the Big Apple before departing for three matchless winter cruises itineraries: Bermuda, Bermuda and Caribbean, or Caribbean and Mexico! In the Caribbean, experience Bahamas’ white sand beaches and exclusive Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

botafogo beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, Botafogo, Copacabana Beach

South America

Get ready to dance to the beat of tango and samba! Explore Brazil's infamous beaches, Argentina’s pulsating cities and the stunning coastal splendors of Uruguay. With six ships sailing the seas of South America, this winter MSC Cruises will take you on an everlasting adventure. Choose between 3 to 8-night cruises up to 24-night Grand Voyages on board MSC Preziosa, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Lirica, MSC Musica, MSC Seaview and MSC Armonia.

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South Africa

Is South Africa on your travel wishlist? Set sail this winter on board MSC Splendida! Choose from a series of magnificent itineraries ranging from 3 to 12-night. Discover the secrets of Durban and Cape Town or be enchanted by the wonderful white sands of Pomene and the Inhaca Archipelago in Mozambique. Looking for a special adventure for your New Year's cruise? Venture out into the Indian Ocean and set sail towards Mauritius and the island of Réunion!


Naha, Japan


From Japan's paradise islands to the ever-changing Taiwanese metropolis of Taipei, sail to enchanting Far East with MSC Bellissima cruise. Experience soulful energy and soothing serenity sailing to Naha, Kobe, or Kagoshima, or opt for longer cruises from Yokohama and explore Tokyo's sacred temples like Kiyomizu-Dera and Kinkaku-Ji. Stroll the streets of Taipei and be amazed by its ultra-modern atmosphere. Be inspired by the contrast of landscapes of profound beauty with ancient wonders and the buzz of city living.


Have you ever been struck by winter blues? With MSC's winter cruises, the only blue you will experience is that of a sea of emotions.
Choose the perfect month for your winter vacation. Whether it's December, January or February MSC Cruises has the right cruise for you.
Winter has never been so exciting as with MSC Cruises!


Terms and Conditions

“Save and Sail Cruise Only” and “Save and Sail with Drinks” rates are per person based on double occupancy. The rates are subject to change and may vary without notice. This offer is valid on new bookings only from 22/06/2023 to 31/10/2023, valid until departure valid on selected sailings from Summer 2023 and Winter 23/24.


This promo is only combinable with the Healthcare discount, and the MSC Voyagers Club discount, also with the “target” promos. It excludes any other offer or MSC Discounts and/or Future Cruise Consultant Vouchers, unless otherwise stated on ad-hoc promotional material. The Healthcare discount is valid for all Destinations (MSC WORLD CRUISES excluded) and it is subject to availability at the moment of the reservation. 3rd and 4th berth guests pay the usual applicable rate. Guests travelling on different Experiences will be subject to restrictions on dining arrangements. During the Save and Sail Campaign, for sailings included, the promotion will be visible on the reservation system at the time of the booking under the “Save and Sail cruise only” and “Save and Sail with Drinks, price descriptions.


Only bookings taken under the “Save and Sail with Drinks” will receive the Premium Extra Drinks Package. The Premium Extra Drinks Package allows the guests to enjoy whilst on board, unlimited consumption of all drinks priced up to €13. Other conditions & terms may apply. Flights and any other add-ons will be available at the current selling rates, payable by all guests under the same booking. Single Supplement can vary, up 100%. Flights and any add-ons (gratuities, travel insurance, shore excursions and any other item of a personal nature) will be at the current selling rates, payable by all passengers under the same booking and subject to availability, unless clearly stated in the offer.

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