MSC Cruises Youth Programs

MSC Poesia In Curacao

MSC offers organized programs for children 3-17 years old.  This cruise line caters more towards Europeans than other cruise lines, and there will most likely be children from Europe on the Caribbean cruises.  There could be a language barrier between children, but our children still had a great time!  The youth staff all speak English, and I believe they were all Italian on the MSC Poesia.

Mini-Club (ages 3-8 years old) and Junior Club (ages 9-12 years old)

Activities could include:

  • arts and crafts
  • swimming
  • sports tournaments
  • treasure hunts
  • parties
  • live shows
  • talent contests
  • onboard adventures
  • Virtual World Arcade
  • trivia
  • chess
  • dance contests

On the MSC Poesia, the ship that cruises in North America, there were two children’s rooms.  One was geared toward younger children and had a dinosaur theme.  The other one was for the older kids, but the two age groups were often combined here to watch movies or play Wii.   During sea days children are not watched all day as we have experienced on Norwegian Cruise Line.  There were required times you needed to sign out your children, usually around meal time.

The children earned Doremi Dollars for attending the programs.  On the last night they used them towards small prizes that they got to take home.  The children often spent time in the S32 Disco next to the Kids Club room learning a dance routine.

Doremi Dining is offered at least once where the children are fed by the youth staff.  Parents must pre-register at the Kids Club by 10am on the day of the Doremi Dining.

Teens (ages 13-17):

Activities could include:

  • MTV-style dance classes in hip-hop and Latin-style
  • Virtual World Arcade
  • teen trivia
  • dance contests
  • live music and dancing
  • treasure hunts
  • swimming games
  • talent shows
  • karaoke
  • volleyball
  • basketball
  • football
  • tennis
  • table-tennis tournaments
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