MSC Cruises has announced its new teen-oriented programming will debut on its flagship vessel, the MSC Grandiosa. The Swiss-based cruise line stated it welcomes over 350,000 young passengers each year, with over 40 percent of them falling in the age group of 13-17. It comes as no surprise the cruise line wanted to create activities that would enhance the experience for cruising teens.

The new programs that will be introduced for teens onboard the MSC Grandiosa include:

  • MSC Dance Crew. Created in partnership with the production company that started the "Got Talent" and "X Factor" series, the MSC Dance Crew will be a dance competition for groups of teens throughout the cruise. This is designed to be a lot of fun with a prize for the competition winners.
  • The Drone Academy. Teen cruises will learn how to operate drones and then compete in an obstacle course to see who can complete it the fastest. What is even more amazing is that the drones will be outfitted with neon lights, and the drone relay races will take place in the evening.
  • Spy Mission. Spy Mission will be an ongoing game throughout each cruise where teens follow storylines, look for clues, and solve crimes. Each cruise will feature a different immersive experience. There are prizes to be won, too.

In addition to these three brand new activities, the MasterChef at Sea Juniors will launch across the MSC Cruises fleet. This program allows teens to take part in a two-part cooking competition. A new teen web series 'Cabin 12006' will also make its debut in early 2020.

These new programs are all part of the family-oriented programming available on the MSC cruise line. Activities for every age are available on all cruises, such as LEGO-themed activity days, programming for babies and toddlers, and family-oriented shore excursions that will be enjoyable for the entire family.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: