has launched a new series of two, three and four-night mini breaks, which the company claims are both "fun and hassle-free".
The company runs a fleet of nine cruise liners and the new mini-breaks will use MSC Opera and MSC Sinfonia.
MSC Opera will sail a four-night mini-cruise visiting Lisbon, La Coruna and Dover on a Mediterranean cruise, while it will also sail a two-night cruise from Dover to the German city of Kiel.
MSC Sinfonia offers a "city break at sea", sailing a three-night cruise to Barcelona and the glamorous Monte Carlo from the Italian port of Genoa.
According to MSC Cruises
, the three-night cruise to Barcelona is "perfect for both sightseeing and shopping".
The cruise line, which was founded in 1987, is based in the Italian city of Naples and has offices in 26 different countries.
Earlier this week, the firm announced the technical float out of its newest cruise liner, the MSC Fantasia.