At the heart of every MSC cruise is a deep appreciation for fresh international cuisine, homemade pasta and fine dining created by Michelin-starred, celebrity chefs and the highly trained cooks of MSC. Staying true to our Mediterranean heritage, fresh olive oil is imported directly from Italy and an array of authentic Italian meats are sliced daily onboard. It’s no surprise MSC has been awarded ‘best pizza at sea’ as fresh pizza dough and tomato sauce are made daily from scratch. In fact, there are 140 delicious “MSC Signature Dishes” and specialties served every day providing guests a myriad of satisfying dining options. Our special children’s menus have been created in partnership with leading childcare brand – Chicco (p:KEE-ko).
MSC Cruises also has full menus in place to help guests with special dietary needs. We offer an array of gluten free menus in close collaboration with Bureau Veritas and the Italian Celiac Association. Kosher, vegetarian and halal dishes are also available in the main restaurant and buffet area. We encourage guests who have special dietary needs to complete the special needs form at http://www.msccruisesgetforms.com/SpecialRequirements.aspx
The perfect pairing to a great dinner can be found in our extensive selection of fine wines, including wines by the glass and Eataly’s “Vino Libero” which are produced from grapes grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, sulphites and other harmful agents.
In an effort to bring an international appeal to our dining selections, we have partnered with some of the finest chefs in the industry. Aboard MSC Seaside, guests have the opportunity to experience Pan-Asian inspired dishes fused with Hawaiian flair all designed by celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi (p: yama-GOO-chi). Plus, two-starred Michelin chef Carlo Cracco (p: CRACK-ko) delights guests with exclusive recipes, while award-winning pastry chef Jean-Phillipe Maury’s (p: MORE-ray) gourmet ice cream parlor and crèperie make for a sweet treat in the impressive indoor promenade on the new Meraviglia-class ships (p: mehr-ah-VEE-ya).
Dining in one of our sophisticated ships’ main restaurants is a truly magnificent experience, from the sweeping grand staircase and inspiring designer décor, to the crisp freshly-laundered tablecloths and impeccably swift and attentive table service. But it's the superior quality and diverse culinary selection that makes the experience so memorable.
Enjoy casual dining without compromise at the buffets. Explore the astonishing variety of our cuisine, any way you want, with the freedom to walk in and treat yourself at any time from breakfast to late-night snacks! Our beautifully comfortable buffet restaurants bring you an exceptional Mediterranean dining experience, with a “visible kitchen” where you can watch our chefs creating freshly made pasta, pizzas, breads and desserts while browsing an archipelago of islands, stations and corners serving a diverse array of food and drinks to suit all tastes.
And there is also a wide variety of specialty restaurants for those times when you crave excitement and choice in your dining experience. Savor finger foods, quick bites, fish and chips, burgers, ribs and cake desserts in our American-style sports bars.
Enjoy authentic Mexican favorites and prime Angus beef cuts in the Tex-Mex Steakhouse. The Eataly restaurant mirrors their original world famous concept where you can explore, taste, buy and learn about the finest traditional Italian foods, culinary techniques and ingredients.
And there are also Mediterranean Fusion and authentic Teppanyaki venues (p: ˌte-pän-ˈyä-kē).