MSC Cruises currently have 17 ships in their fleet and are expected to launch another 12 ships between 2020 and 2027. They specialize in the Mediterranean cruise market but they also offer a wide range of other itineraries including Northern Europe, Caribbean, and South America.
Based in Napoli, MSC Cruises’ history began more than 300 years ago, with the seafaring Aponte family from Sorrento in Italy. In 1970, Gianluigi Aponte founded the Mediterranean Shipping Company with the purchase of single cargo ship. In 1989, Mediterranean Shipping Lines bought Lauro Lines (Flotta Lauro) and renamed it StarLauro Cruises. After their Achille Lauro caught fire and sank in 1994, the company was renamed MSC Cruises in 1995.
It wasn’t until 2003 that MSC Cruises started a multi-billion Euro investment programme to build one of the world’s most modern cruise fleet. Between 2004 and 2014, MSC Cruises grew by 800 percent. In 2014, MSC Cruises announced their multi-billion investment plan to build seven new ships and enlarge four existing ships of their fleet.
In December 2015, MSC Cruises confirmed that it would acquire use of Ocean Cay in the Bahamas for a private cruise ship destination. It opened in December 2019.
Additional announcements of new builds were made in 2016 and 2017 which will see the MSC Cruises fleet grow to 29 cruise ships by the end of 2026. They report that they will need an additional 75,000 new crewmembers between 2017 and 2027.
You can browse their job vacancies on their employment pages and introduce yourself by registering your profile to start your application process. Although you can apply online for most jobs within their company, when applying for a position in Culinary, Dining, Bars, Housekeeping, Deck Ratings, or Engine Ratings, you can also apply through an MSC Cruises recruitment partner.
All of MSC Cruises crew jobs require you to have valid STCW95 certification (compulsory seafarer certification valid worldwide).
Updated: January 6, 2020