MSC Cruises luggage allowance policy

MSC Cruises is one of the top cruise lines in Europe and the fourth on a global level. With a current fleet of 15 cruise ships, MSC is one of the preferred options to travel through the Mediterranean, the Scandinavian shores or the Baltic countries. As in most cruise lines, MSC cruise luggage allowance is not very restrictive when it comes to weight and size, but every traveller has to be aware of the MSC cruise luggage restrictions, as well as of the list of forbidden luggage items on MSC cruises.

If you have booked a fly-cruise and you are departing for a longer period of time, you may find the airlines’ luggage policy too restricting. Shipping your luggage through Eurosender is the perfect solution if you do not want to drag your suitcases and bags to and from the airport.

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MSC cruise luggage limit & weight indications

What is the MSC cruises luggage allowance policy? Different price points and tickets include different services and weight limits, which are usually adapted to the size of the cabin. However, a normal ticket includes for each ticket and passenger:

  • MSC Cruise luggage limit: Two suitcases (90 x 75 x 43 cm and 23 kg maximum weight)
  • Carry-on bags on MSC Cruise lines: Two hand luggage pieces (56 x 45 x 25 cm and 23 kg maximum weight)
  • A total weight of 100 kg combining all the pieces of luggage inside a cabin, including the children’s luggage.

The crew will load your luggage on the ship when boarding. You have to print and attach the identifying label generated with your ticket so they can put all you bigger suitcases and bags directly in your cabin. As for carry-on bags on MSC Cruise lines, you should carry all your important documents, tickets, money, jewellery, medicines and important items, because the line is not liable for any losses or damage occurred during the boarding.


Carrying extra luggage

  • If you are planning a longer trip and will likely surpass the MSC Cruise luggage limit, you must contact MSC prior to the boarding date and they will find a shipping company to move your luggage to the boarding spot, of course at an extra fee.
  • If you have booked a fly-cruise, that requires a plane trip to get to the departure spot, you will have to consider the airlines’ luggage policy. Usually, these policies are far more restricting than the MSC Cruises luggage allowance policies. If you want to avoid the extra fees and the steep prices of adding a piece of luggage to your plane ticket, you can ship your bag directly to the departure city or town with our platform.

Ship your luggage with Eurosender

I f you are travelling with restricted items or too much luggage and will like to ship your luggage home before getting to the last destination port you can book with our platform and have your luggage delivered directly to your door. For example, you can send your tuxedo or cocktail dress back if you don’t need them anymore. You can ship your extra luggage with Eurosener and travel stress-free. Check with our tool below what kind of service would be best for your particular needs.

Do not hesitate to contact our support team and they will gladly assist you with your shipment. If you are shipping items that need special transport conditions or want to send multiple packages you can also ask for an individual offer tailored to your particular needs.

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Cruisers’ advice:

  • Bring a change of clothes in your carry-on or hand luggage just in case your luggage does not reach your cabin before dinner.
  • Bring a bathing suit on your carry on so you can enjoy the pool.
  • If you are disembarking, remember the crew will remove your luggage from the stateroom the night before you get to your destination. Make sure you have enough space in your carry-on bags for all the items left in your cabin, such as toiletries.
  • If you take daily medicine, bring a few extra just in case there are any delays or problems during the journey.

Please note all suitcases and bags go under inspection and X rays before they are loaded into the ship. If you are travelling with forbidden or restricted luggage items on MSC Cruises they will be seized and will not go on the ship.

Forbidden luggage items MSC cruises

In addition to the MSC cruise luggage limit, you will have to consider the list of forbidden luggage items on MSC cruises. Because security on board is a priority, cruise lines will not allow dangerous items on board, neither as checked luggage nor as carry-on luggage.

MSC luggage restrictions and forbidden items:
  • Any kind of appliance or device that produces an open flame o is a heat source, such as candles, kettles or bottle and food warmers. You can carry a hair straightener, and all cabins include a hair drier.
  • No animals are allowed on board. The only exception is assistance dogs, that must travel with the proper documents, such an Assistance Dogs ID book (for the UK). If you are interested in bringing an assistance or guide dog with you, we recommend you contact the cruise line before boarding to make sure all is in order.
  • For more information about travelling with guide or assistance dog from the UK please contact the Pet Travel Scheme Helpline: Telephone: +44 (0) 370 241 1710 or via e-mail: – Please include your postal address and a day time telephone number
  • Due to health and safety reasons, it is not allowed to board with unpacked food and drinks, which includes fresh produce or alcoholic beverages bough during the excursions. They can be taken and placed into custody until the end of the cruise.
  • Wheelchairs and baby carriages and strollers are allowed on board. They must stay inside the cabin when not used and never block escape routes.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not allowed onboard according to MSC luggage restrictions. The smartphones will be placed under custody for the duration of the cruise.
  • Firearms and ammunition: including realistic replicas or antiques.
  • Sharp objects: razor blades and small grooming scissors are allowed.
  • CBD Oil: CBD and other CBD products are forbidden and will not be returned.
  • Hoverboards
  • Electrical extension cords

Shipping luggage with Eurosender

Although he MSC cruise luggage limit is quite generous, there are many forbidden luggage items on an MSC cruise, and if you are travelling with children or plan a longer trip, the MSC cruise luggage allowance may not be enough. Furthermore, if you want to buy food, antiques or alcoholic beverages during an excursion, you will not be able to access until the end of the journey. You can send wine, olive oil, honey and many more though Eurosender, and have those presents reach your loved ones while you keep on sailing.

Do you want to ship your luggage with us? Ask for an individual offer and our logistics experts will create an offer tailored to your needs.

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What can Eurosender do?

Do you want to save the high airline fees included on a fly-cruise? Are you planning on travelling with luggage items not allowed onboard? You can send it to and from the excursion spots and dodge the MSC luggage restrictions. Ship your luggage through Eurosender and pick up your luggage directly at the port, hotel or resort and have it embarked on the ship without having to worry about it. All we need is a complete postal address and a contact person.

You can also ship from an excursion site and have your articles reach your home or a loved one’s while you continue your journey without having to worry about MSC cruise luggage limit.

Our potent search engine Will compare hundreds of routes and find the most suitable option for your shipment. Our logistics experts will make sure your luggage reaches its destination safely and on time. You can send your suitcases or boxes as a standard shipment or request an individual offer if you are sending multiple packages or a heavy parcel.

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Are you still not sure about your options for shipping luggage overseas with Eurosender? If you want shipping tips for your suitcases and bags if you still have a question about how to safely pack and ship luggage through Eurosender or want to know more about the different transport and logistic services that we offer you can contact us. Our logistics experts will gladly help you.


All the information provided on this page comes from online sources. To check up-to-date regulations, prices of extra luggage, an exhaustive list of restricted and prohibited items and the updated MSC terms and conditions please check the official website.