MSC Cruises Plans Largest-Ever U.S. Presence for Winter 2023-2024

MSC Cruises plans its largest-ever U.S. presence for Winter 2023-2024, with 5 ships sailing a variety of itineraries.

MSC Cruises Plans Largest-Ever U.S. Presence for Winter 2023-2024

MSC CRUISES PLANS LARGEST-EVER U.S. PRESENCE WITH FIVE SHIPS FOR WINTER 2023-2024 SEASON

  • New U.S. flagship—MSC Seascape—to lead three ships sailing from PortMiami
  • MSC Seashore to become first Seaside EVO ship based at Port Canaveral
  • MSC Meraviglia to offer year-round service from New York City

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – October 6, 2022 – MSC Cruises took the next step in its ongoing U.S. expansion today by revealing plans for a record five ships to sail from American homeports in the region by the end of 2023. The world’s third largest and fastest-growing cruise brand will broaden its range of itineraries in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Bermuda, the Northeast and Canada beginning with the Winter 2023-2024 season.

The new MSC Seascape will lead the way with Eastern and Western Caribbean 7-night cruises following her inaugural voyage from PortMiami later this year. She will be joined in Miami by MSC Divina, which will offer everything from 3-night cruises to The Bahamas to 11-night journeys through Central and South America. MSC Magnifica will join the U.S. fleet and sail short cruises to The Bahamas and Key West.

MSC Cruises Plans Largest-Ever U.S. Presence for Winter 2023-2024

MSC Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral with a mix of short cruises to The Bahamas and 7-night Western Caribbean sailings. This will be the first time one of MSC Cruises’ groundbreaking Seaside EVO ships sails from Port Canaveral, and it will provide the first chance for fans of shorter cruises to enjoy MSC Seashore’s impressive range of amenities.

From New York, MSC Meraviglia will sail to Bermuda, Florida and The Bahamas after completing her inaugural summer season in the Northeast with a series of voyages to both Florida and the Bahamas, and to Canada and New England. Like every ship in the cruise line’s U.S. fleet, her trips to The Bahamas will include stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve—the company’s breathtaking island destination focused on sustainability.

Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: “Bringing more ships to the U.S. allows us to offer a wide variety of itineraries, adding new destinations and providing more opportunities for travelers to discover our unique international flavor. It’s especially exciting to know how many of those guests will experience Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and see firsthand how we’ve embraced the island’s natural beauty, and how committed we are to sustainability. Caring for the ocean and showing our guests the true extent of its wonders drives everything we do at MSC Cruises.”

Itinerary Highlights

  • MSC Seascape – AVAILABLE NOW – Offering 2 different 7-night itineraries from PortMiami:
  • Western Caribbean: Calling at Ocho Rios (Jamaica), George Town (Cayman Islands), Cozumel (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • Eastern Caribbean: Calling at San Juan (Puerto Rico), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • MSC Divina – AVAILABLE SOON – Sailing from PortMiami:
  • 3 nights: Calling at Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 7 nights: Calling at various combinations of Isla de Roatan (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico), George Town (Cayman Islands), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 11 nights: Destinations include Montego Bay (Jamaica), Cartagena (Colombia), Puerto Limon (Costa Rica), Isla de Roatan (Honduras), Oranjestad (Aruba), Cozumel (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • MSC Magnifica – AVAILABLE SOON – Sailing short cruises from PortMiami:
  • 3 to 4 nights: Calling at either Nassau (The Bahamas) or Key West (Florida), plus Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 7-night Christmas cruise: Calling at Ocho Rios (Jamaica, Christmas Day), George Town (Cayman Islands), Cozumel (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 7-night New Year’s Cruise: At Sea (New Year’s Eve), Isla de Roatan (Honduras, New Year’s Day), Belize City (Belize), Costa Maya (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • MSC Seashore – AVAILABLE NOW – Sailing from Port Canaveral with a range of options:
  • Short cruises of 2 to 4 nights: Calling at Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 5-night Western Caribbean: Calling at Costa Maya (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 6-night Western Caribbean: Calling at Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 7-night Western Caribbean: Calling at various combinations of Belize City (Belize), Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • MSC Meraviglia – AVAILABLE NOW – Sailing from Brooklyn, New York to Bermuda, or Florida and The Bahamas:
  • 5 to 6 nights: 2 or 3 days docked at Kings Wharf (Bermuda)
  • 7 to 11 nights: Destinations include Miami and Port Canaveral (Florida), Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)

SOURCE MSC Cruises

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