Is MSC Yacht Club Worth It?


MSC cruise line has developed a premium ship within a ship concept that they describe as an onboard sanctuary that provides an all-inclusive experience. So what is included on MSC Yacht club and is it worth it?

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Everything you need to know about MSC Yacht Club and is MSC Yacht club worth it?

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Is MSC Yacht Club Worth It? MSC Yacht Club is the Premium Suite Class onboard their ships! To work out whether Yacht Club the ship within a Ship concept is worth it you will need to know whats included. We regularly cruise in MSC Suites and absolutely love this concept! Here is everthing yopu need to know about is MSC Yacht club is it worth it?

What is Yacht Club?

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You get access to Yacht club when you book a Yacht club suite there is no other access. Having Yacht clubs comes with some great benefits such as all inclusive drinks, a suite cabin and private areas.

Yacht club has its own private entrance that you can access with a cruise card through big sliding glass doors to a totally separate area. Here you will find all of the Yacht Club cabins interior and exterior cabins, Guest Services, Concierge desk, the Top Sail Lounge, pool area and bar all for Yacht club only guests. What are the benefits of travelling with Yacht club?

These are the main benefits and extras you get when travelling within Yacht club:

  • Concierge service
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority Lifts
  • Butler service
  • MSC Yacht club Top Sail lounge
  • Yacht Club private restaurant
  • Yacht Club Cabins Suite with balconies
  • Interior Suites
  • First off of the ship
  • Priority excursion booking
  • Choice of pillows.
  • Luxury amenities in cabin
  • Access to the Aurea Spa
  • 24 Hour room service

The One Pool on MSC Yacht Club

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The dedicated pool area on MSC Yacht club is called the One pool. Here is the outdoor area for Yacht club guests, this area includes:

  • Hot Tubs
  • Small swimming pool
  • Towels on beds
  • A Yacht club Bar
  • Waiter service for drinks and light refreshments
  • A snack bar serving breakfast and lunch
  • Hot cooked food station for lunch and breakfast
  • Lifeguard at the pool
  • Umbrellas
  • Showers
  • Sunglasses cleaning station by the pool
  • Towel exchange service
  • Occasional speciality open air dinners by the pool

Yacht Club Dining

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You also have access to free time dining at the private dedicated restaurant during your vacation. On larger newer ships the restaurant is located in the top sail lounge area. If you are on a smaller ship the restaurant is a different location where your butler can escort you. You will receive All-inclusive lunches and dinners in the private MSC Yacht Club restaurant. This seated restaurant offers three course meals and drinks where nothing is too much trouble 

There is also an outdoor Grill and Bar in The One Pool where they cook fresh food and have a buffet Style bar. This is served daily for breakfast and lunch with occasionally dinner under the stars. The lounge and bar offer snacks all day, afternoon tea and live music in the evenings.

Exclusive Suite Cabins

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All Cabins in the MSC Yacht Club are labeled as suites. However they are not all big suites. some are standard cabin size types and even interior cabins. Having a Yacht club suite cabin means access to the Top Sail Lounge, The One Pool and the Butler and concierge service.

Dedicated Concierge Service

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Concierge are on hand 24 hours a day with highly trained Private Butlers and a Dedicated Concierge Service.  Concierge will look after and issues, arrange excursions and call for your butler. They also provide you with your newspaper delivery, speciality restaurant bookings and any special requests.

Which Ships Have Yacht Club?

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What MSC ships have Yacht club? These are the MSC ships that have a Yacht Club section onboard:

  • MSC Bellissima
  • MSC Divina
  • MSC Fantasia
  • MSC Grandiosa
  • MSC Meraviglia
  • MSC Preziosa
  • MSC Seascape
  • MSC Seashore
  • MSC Seaside
  • MSC Seaview
  • MSC Splendida
  • MSC Virtuosa
  • MSC World Europa.

Is a drink package included in Yacht Club?

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Yacht Club is all inclusive all of the time with a MSC Premium Extra Package included as a Yacht Club benefit. The package has a wide selection of beers, cocktails, wines, champagne ,top-shelf liquor, and an array of non-alcoholic beverages. You can find out more about whats included in an MSC drinks package in our guide.

What’s in the Yacht Club mini bar?

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If you have booked a Yacht club Cabin on MSC you will be pleased to know that it includes a premium drinks package. It also includes a fully stocked mini bar and a choice of a bottle of alcohol delivered to your room. So what is in the Mini Bar in a Yacht club suite on MSC take a look at our Yacht club mini bar guide.


  • Donna Vallance

    Donna loves cruising with her husband and two teenage boys. Having cruised with the children from a young age she feels it is the perfect way to experience the world safely. Her boys are social butterfly’s and love meeting other children their own age whilst onboard some of the most extraordinary floating ships. She also writes over at Like Love Do, a travel memoir of her trips, from London to far off beaches. She has an eye for the unusual and like to go off of the beaten track just to find the perfect photo. With a passion for photography and exploring cruising has become the perfect holiday choice.

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