MSC Cruises Summer 2026

MSC Cruises sets sail from Southampton – On sale Thursday 14th March

MSC Virtuosa returns to Southampton in 2026! Secure your place on-board from as little as £269pp.

Due to demand, MSC Cruises have launched their sailings earlier than ever before.

Summer 2026 is set to be the largest variety of sailings ever offered ranging from 2 nights through to 14 nights. With 2 night party cruises through to 14 night Summer holiday sailings, including a new 9 night Spain & Portugal, this great value Cruise Line has something for everyone!

As always, all sailings have the option of purchasing with Premium Extra drinks packages (one of the best drinks package at sea) plus gratuities included in the cruise cost.

Why MSC Virtuosa?

Entertainment

MSC Virtuosa will offer a superb choice of entertainment for the whole family, from days in the water park or sports centre to evenings in the super-amusement park or the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club, TV studio & bar.

21 bars: 5 outdoor bars with breathtaking view and 16 indoor bars, each offering a unique experience including the first humanoid Robotic Bartender at sea. The robot will be at the centre of an immersive bar experience and will entertain guests in eight different languages.

Kids Clubs

Discover our Entertainment options on board: there’s always so much to do that you kids will never get bored! An MSC cruise is an experience for the whole family to enjoy together in the safe, fun environment of our cruise ships.

From the joys of relaxing in a pool or splashing around in an aqua park, to the thrill of riding a swirling waterslide, family fun in the sun is never far away.

Some ships offer the extra adrenaline rush of sliding down a zip-line**, driving a full-size MSC Formula Racer or enjoying a fully immersive VR experience, not to mention the multi-sensory experience of interactive XD cinema and the amazing Video games room.

You can take the kids to a Broadway-style theatre show

Once during every cruise we hold a special entertainment event called the LEGO® Experience On Board*: an entire day dedicated to fun LEGO activities for the whole family to enjoy*

Why book ahead for 2026?

  • Early booking bonus
  • Secure from a low £50pp deposit
  • First contemporary cruise line to go on sale for 2026 UK season
  • Historically accessible cabins and family of 5 or 6 sell quickly
  • Low price drinks package available to book
  • Spread your payment monthly
  • Full-board dining and gratuities always included
  • Members can receive 5% + 5% discount and Silver, Gold and Dimond members will receive an extra £50pp on-board credit

Itineraries & Prices

On sale from 14th March
Prices correct as of 14th March and are subject to change.

APRIL

20th April 2026
12 nights
Southampton, Lisbon, Funchal, Gran Canaria,Tenerife, Lanzarote, Vigo, Southampton
Inside from £1159pp
Balcony from £1599pp
Yacht Club from £4499pp
Add drinks from £320pp

MAY

2nd May 2026
2 nights
Southampton, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £269pp
Balcony from £369pp
Yacht Club from £899pp
Add drinks from £80pp

4th May 2026
5 nights
Southampton, Rotterdam, Cherbourg, Zeebrugge, Southampton
Inside from £699pp
Balcony from £879pp
Yacht Club from £2089pp
Add drinks from £200pp

9th May 2026
Southampton, South Queensferry, Sandnes, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Southampton
Inside from £799pp
Balcony from £1059pp
Yacht Club from £2759pp
Add drinks from £230pp

16th May 2026
7 nights
Southampton, South Queensferry, Sandnes, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Southampton
Inside from £859pp
Balcony from £1119pp
Yacht Club from £2819pp
Add drinks from £230pp

23rd May 2026
2 nights
Southampton, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £299pp
Balcony from £399pp
Yacht Club from £929pp
Add drinks from £80pp

25th May 2026 – May Half Term Cruise
5 nights
Southampton, Cherbourg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Southampton
Inside from £699pp
Balcony from £879pp
Yacht Club from £2089pp
Add drinks from £200pp

30th May 2026
7 nights
Southampton, Gijon, La Rochelle, Bilbao, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £899pp
Balcony from £1159pp
Yacht Club from £2859pp
Add drinks from £230pp

JUNE

‘6th June 2026 NEW
14 nights
Southampton, Cork, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Maloy, Hellesylt, Sandnes, Southampton
Inside from £1499pp
Balcony from £2029pp
Yacht club from £5419pp
Add drinks from £370pp

20th June 2026
7 nights
Southampton, La Rochelle, Bilbao, La Coruna, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £849pp
Balcony from £1109pp
Yacht Club from £2809pp
Add drinks from £130pp

27th June 2026
7 nights
Southampton, Lisbon, Vigo, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £849pp
Balcony from £1109pp
Yacht Club from £2809pp
Add drinks from £130pp

JULY

4th July 2026
7 nights
Southampton, La Rochelle, Bilbao, La Coruna, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £899pp
Balcony from £1159pp
Yacht Club from £2859pp
Add drinks from £329pp

11th July 2026
14 nights
Southampton, La Coruna, Cadiz, Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia, Lisbon, Southampton
Inside from £1899pp
Balcony from £2429pp
Yacht Club from £5819pp
Add drinks from £470pp

25th July 2026- School summer holidays cruise
14 nights
Southampton, La Coruna, Cadiz, Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia, Lisbon, Southampton
Inside from £2099pp
Balcony from £2629pp
Yacht Club from £6019pp
Add drinks from £470pp

AUGUST

8th August 2026 – School summer holidays cruise
12 nights
Southampton, Vigo, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Cadiz, Southampton
Inside from £1899pp
Balcony from £2339pp
Yacht Club from £5329pp
Add drinks from £320pp

20th August 2026 NEW – School summer holidays cruise
9 nights
Southampton, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cadiz, Southampton
Inside from £1299pp
Balcony from £1649pp
Yacht Club from £3839pp
Add drinks from £240pp

29th August 2026 – School summer holidays cruise
7 nights
Southampton, Haugesund, Olden, Alesund, Kristiansand, Southampton
Inside from £959pp
Balcony from £1219pp
Yacht Club from £2919pp
Add drinks from £230pp

SEPTEMBER

5th September 2026
7 nights
Southampton, La Rochelle, Bilbao, La Coruna, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £849pp
Balcony from £1109pp
Yacht Club from £2809pp
Add drinks from £230pp

12th September 2026
14 nights
Southampton, Lisbon, Cadiz, Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia, La Coruna, Southampton
Inside from £1599pp
Balcony from £2129pp
Yacht Club from £5519pp
Add drinks from £370pp

26th September 2026
3 nights
Southampton, Zeebrugge, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £399pp
Balcony from £529pp
Yacht Club from £1269pp
Add drinks from £160pp

OCTOBER

3rd October 2026
12 nights
Southampton, Lisbon, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Vigo, Southampton
Inside from £1139pp
Balcony from £1579pp
Yacht Club from £4479pp
Add drinks from £320pp

15th October 2026
4 nights
Southampton, Cork, Southampton
Inside from £469pp
Balcony from £619pp
Yacht Club from £1599pp
Add drinks from £160pp

19th October 2026
5 nights
Southampton, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Cherbourg, Southampton
Inside from £599pp
Balcony from £779pp
Yacht Club from £1989pp
Add drinks from £200pp

24th October 2026
7 nights
Southampton, La Rochelle, Bilbao, La Coruna, Le Havre, Southampton
Inside from £799pp
Balcony from £1059pp
Yacht Club from £2759pp
Add drinks from £230pp

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