The procedure allows passengers to significantly reduce the time it takes to get on board by utilising a simple, fast track system.
After logging on to the new www.mscexpress.net website, passengers enter their booking information - reservation number, passenger name and surname, together with the ship name and departure date.
Then personal details need to be entered to complete online check-in. This produces a printout which allows passengers to be fast tracked through check-in at the port via dedicated MSC Express desks.
Passengers present their printout and tickets at the desk on the day of embarkation.
'The addition of online check-in and dedicated MSC Express desks is an extra convenience that cuts queues and waiting times at the port, meeting the growing demands of busy clients,' says Guilio Libutti, md, MSC Cruises UK and Ireland. 'We hope that this new service will help our passengers to start their trip sooner and ultimately get their holiday off to the most relaxing start possible,' he adds.
The MSC Express service is currently available to passengers departing from the ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo, Bari, Venice, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Kiel, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.