MSC Preziosa Winter Cruises from Southampton


The ship that sails this Winter from the UK

For Winter 2024/2025 MSC Cruises’s ship MSC Preziosa is offering a variety of sailing dates and itineraries. These will take in the very best of Northern Europe! Visit ports of call including Hamburg, Le Havre, Rotterdam, and Zeebrugge. Best of all, these sailings will all embark and disembark in the port of Southampton – ideal for those who do not wish to fly!

European Christmas Markets With MSC Cruises

For instance, several sailings will run through November and December, perfect for exploring Europe’s excellent Christmas markets. See all our Christmas markets Cruises here.

In fact, typically starting mid-November and sometimes running into early January, Europe’s Christmas markets are some of the best in the world.

You’ll find all sorts of festive food and drinks, including roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, alongside stalls selling everything from handmade woollen gloves to beautiful and very intricate Xmas decorations.

Hamburg Christmas markets

Christmas markets in Hamburg

In Rotterdam, for example, you will likely find several Scandinavian Christmas markets, like the Danish Christmas market at the Dansk Sømandskirke (Danish Seamen’s Church) Rotterdam.

In particular, the most famous Christmas market in Hamburg is located near the City Hall at Rathausmarkt Square. Its main highlight is a large, illuminated Christmas tree. The market hosts dozens of stalls with decor items, handmade toys, jewellery, glassware, and various international foods. The kids will love this market, as Santa Claus regularly appears here in his sleigh.


MSC Preziosa – The Ship and its highlights

Another key point to take into account is that MSC Preziosa offers a wide range of facilities and amenities to cater to the needs and preferences of every guest onboard!


The classic design of MSC Preziosa includes spectacular features such as a real stone piazza, sweeping Swarovski crystal staircases and a magical ‘infinity’ pool.

There’s all this and more to discover at your own pace on board, enjoying every moment to the full as you voyage to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Dining Options.

In addition, MSC Preziosa offers Multiple restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, including Italian, Mediterranean, and international dishes. This includes formal dining rooms, buffet-style eateries, specialty restaurants, and snack bars.

Eataly Restaurant

Eataly Restaurant on MSC Preziosa

Entertainment Venues.

In like manner, the ship features a large theatre showcasing Broadway-style shows, live music performances, comedy acts, and other entertainment options. There are also bars, lounges, and nightclubs for guests to enjoy.

Recreational Facilities.

Various recreational amenities are available, such as swimming pools, whirlpools, water parks, sports courts and fitness centres equipped with gym equipment and fitness classes.

Spa and Wellness.

Equally important is the MSC Aurea spa and wellness centre that offers guests the chance to indulge in massages, beauty treatments, saunas, steam rooms, and relaxation areas.

MSC Preziosa Spa

Spa on MSC Preziosa

Kids and Teens Clubs.

Dedicated spaces and programs are available for children and teenagers, providing age-appropriate activities, games, and entertainment under the supervision of trained staff.

MSC Preziosa Cinema

4D Cinema on MSC Preziosa


Onboard boutiques and shops offer a selection of duty-free goods, including clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, souvenirs, and more.

Overall, if you are looking for a Winter Cruise,  we have some great early-bird booking offers available across many winter  sailings – so don’t delay! Contact our cruise experts today to secure your stateroom or suite. You can also add drink packages to your booking and other extras.

If you would like to learn more about Winter cruises with MSC, read our article about MSC’s Winter Cruises in the Canary Islands.


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