MSC cruises are best known for its fabulous holiday deals that are specially meant for families who have kids and teens along with them. Among all the offered features, the best one is that the children under 11 sail for free on any of the MSC cruises. Next, the family cruising packages offer variety of activities so that your younger ones soak themselves into the ambiance of happiness and joy via the three dedicated kids’ clubs as per the age groups. For those between 3 and 6, the Mini Club features fun for the younger kids with its vivid activities such as games, water slides, and art sessions, while the children between 7 and 12 enjoy at the Junior Club that also offers fun activities meant only for this age group. Teens between 13 and 17 have fun at the Teenager’s Club that besides thrilling activities also offer a fun disco. Given below are my favorite MSC family cruises.

MSC Poesia – Caribbean cruise

This is the cruise that offers you a true sailing experience around the Caribbean for 10 nights after departing from Port Everglades. With ports of call in Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, Panama, and Colombia; this ship has much to offer on your 11-day cruising vacation. The best part is that this MSC cruise is planned totally for the kids with the children’s pool, Stone Age dinosaur play zone, and outdoor play sections. The moms and dads can relax and participate in the parents activities, while the kids can enjoy the free children clubs where they can make new friends. In addition, there are waterfall bridges from where you can marvel at the spectacular vistas and that there is also the Zen garden and a rejuvenating spa. In 2010/2011, this cruise will cost you somewhere around $749 per adult and free per kid who is under 11.

MSC Fantasia – Mediterranean Cruise

This has to be your choice if you want cruise in and around the cool Mediterranean areas with your family including kids. The best part is that it does not matter as to whether you are having one of five kids as kids travel free. Only the excursion as well as boarding fees have to be paid! I am sure you will love to travel on this luxurious ship that feature 3-D cinema, on-deck pools, restaurants, shops, a Formula 1 simulator, and the kids’ clubs and events. I would recommend selecting from the 7 or 11 night cruise starting from Genoa with ports of call including Palma, Majorca; Santorini and Corfu in Greece; Valletta, Malta; and Istanbul, Turkey. The cost of this Mediterranean cruise begins from $1000 per adult if you choose the 7-night tour. And yes, also look for the special packages that feature flights availability via a local travel agent.

MSC Armonia – South America

This is the cruise taking you for a 4-night sail with fun and relaxation. Departing from Rio, the cruise offers you a chance to sail with the kids around South America. The ports of call include Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Arraial, Santos, Salvador, and Ilhabela. As your kids enjoy in any of the special clubs on the ship, you can decide to enjoy your time as you like by either walking amidst the breeze around the deck or marveling at the fabulous sights amidst the waters of the ocean. In addition, dip calmly in any of the open-deck swimming pools or rejuvenate yourself via a massage in the opulent spa. As of November 2010, the cost of this trip begins from $584 per adult. And obviously, kids are welcome for free always!

People often look for discount cruises, but the free deal for kids is the secret draw of the MSC cruises. So, I am sure, if you are planning to cruise with your small ones; you will prefer these cruises. After all, you are on an easy way to make you kids happy.