2024 Dining Times for All MSC Ships (Full List)

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Hello MSC Lovers, today we will talk about a frequently confusing topic: understanding dinner times aboard MSC ships.

I always see so many inaccuracies on social networks about this topic, wrong times, wrong information about the different ships, etc.

For this reason, I’ve decided to create a full list with the updated dinner times for every single ship.

Be careful: dining times change according to ships and itineraries!

Restaurant table on MSC
Restaurant table on MSC

One thing that many people don’t know, and that I want to make clear, is that dining times vary based on the ship and its itinerary.

The main reason for this is to meet the dining habits of passengers from different places.

For example, dinner times are usually later on cruises to places like Italy or Greece than on cruises in the US or Northern Europe, because passengers from those Southern European countries often eat dinner later.

Luckily, MSC offers different dining seatings, so you can choose what works best for you.

Let’s look at how these work.

The “Seatings” and “My Choice Dining” on MSC

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Gala Dinner on MSC (click here for all the menus)

Like many large cruise lines, MSC provides options for different dinner times.

Usually, there are two main dinner shifts: an early one and a late one. On some of the bigger ships, there might even be a third option.

You will be asked at the time of booking which one you prefer and thus at what time you want to eat dinner.

Just as we saw with “My Time Dining” in the article on Royal Caribbean’s dining times, MSC also offers a flexible option called “My Choice Dining

It’s an option reserved for passengers who book an Aurea class cabin or a suite. In this case, passengers will not have a fixed slot but can dine at their preferred time during the restaurant’s opening hours.

The list with the dinner times for each ship

MSC Armonia

Marco Polo Restaurant: first seating 6:15 PM, second seating 8:45 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM at La Pergola Restaurant.

MSC Sinfonia

Il Galeone Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

Il Covo Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

MSC Lirica

TBA (waiting for updated information)

MSC Opera

La Caravella Restaurant: first seating 7:00 PM, second seating 9:30 PM

L’Approdo Restaurant: first seating 7:00 PM, second seating 9:30 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at L’Approdo Restaurant.

MSC Musica

TBA (waiting for updated information)

MSC Orchestra

TBA (waiting for updated information)

MSC Poesia

TBA (waiting for updated information)

MSC Fantasia

Red Velvet Restaurant: first seating 7:15 PM, second seating 9:45 PM

Il Cerchio d’Oro Restaurant: first seating 7:15 PM, second seating 9:45 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 7:15 PM to 10:30 PM at Red Velvet Restaurant.

MSC Splendida

Villa Verde Restaurant: first seating 6:30 PM, second seating 9:00 PM

La Reggia Restaurant: first seating 6:30 PM, second seating 9:00 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM at La Reggia Restaurant.

MSC Magnifica

TBA (waiting for updated information)

MSC Divina

Le Muse Restaurant: first seating 6:30 PM, second seating 9:30 PM

MSC Preziosa

The Golden Lobster Restaurant: first seating 5:45 PM, second seating 8:15 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 5:45 PM to 8:45 PM at The Golden Lobster Restaurant.

MSC Meraviglia

Waves Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

Panorama Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

L’Ulivo d’Oro & L’Olive Dorée Restaurant: first seating 6:30 PM, second seating 9:00 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Panorama Restaurant.

MSC Seaside

Ipanema Restaurant: first seating 5:15 PM, second seating 7:15 PM, third seating 9:15 PM

Seashore Restaurant: first seating 5:30 PM, second seating 7:30 PM, third seating 9:30 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Seashore Restaurant.

MSC Seaview

Restaurant on MSC Seaview
Restaurant on MSC Seaview

Golden Sand Restaurant: first seating 7:15 PM, second seating 9:45 PM

Silver Dolphin Restaurant: first seating 7:15 PM, second seating 9:45 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 7:15 PM to 10:30 PM at Golden Sand Restaurant.

MSC Bellissima

Posidonia Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:00 PM, third seating 10:15 PM

Lighthouse Restaurant: first seating 6:45 PM, second seating 9:15 PM

Il Ciliegio Restaurant: first seating 7:15 PM, second seating 9:30 PM

Le Cerisier Restaurant: first seating 7:15 PM, second seating 9:30 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM at Lighthouse Restaurant.

MSC Grandiosa

La Loggia Restaurant: first seating 7:00 PM, second seating 9:15 PM

Purple Crab Restaurant: first seating 7:15 PM, second seating 9:30 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at La Loggia Restaurant.

MSC Seashore

Tribeca Restaurant: first seating 5:00 PM, second seating 7:15 PM, third seating 9:30 PM

Central Park Restaurant: first seating 5:00 PM, second seating 7:15 PM, third seating 9:30 PM

5th Avenue Restaurant: first seating 5:00 PM, second seating 7:15 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Manhattan Restaurant.

MSC Seascape

Cala Jondal Restaurant: first seating 5:00 PM, second seating 7:15 PM, third seating 9:15 PM

The Green Wave Restaurant: first seating 5:15 PM, second seating 7:30 PM, third seating 9:30 PM

Aegean Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 5:45 PM to 9:45 PM at Skyline Restaurant.

MSC Virtuosa

MSC Virtuosa Yacht Club restaurant
MSC Virtuosa Yacht Club restaurant

Blue Danube Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

Symphony Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

Opera Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

Minuetto Restaurant: first seating 6:00 PM, second seating 8:30 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Minuetto Restaurant.

MSC World Europa

Hexagon Restaurant: first seating 5:45 PM, second seating 9:45 PM

Esagono Restaurant: first seating 5:45 PM, second seating 9:45 PM

Bubbles Restaurant: first seating 6:30 PM, second seating 9:00 PM

La Foglia Restaurant: first seating 7:30 PM, second seating 9:30 PM

My Choice Dining (Aurea and Aurea Grand Suite): flexible dinner time from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM at Bubbles or Les Dunes Restaurants.

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