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MSC Cruises Expands Caribbean Footprint


MSC Cruises Expands U.S. Presence with Seven Ships for Winter 2025/2026 Season

MSC Cruises has announced a major expansion of its U.S. operations, unveiling an extensive array of itineraries for the Winter 2025/2026 season. With seven ships set to sail from Miami, Port Canaveral, New York City, and Galveston, the cruise line is offering an unprecedented range of vacation options for North American travelers. These itineraries are available for booking immediately.

MSC Grandiosa's U.S. Debut at Port Canaveral

MSC Grandiosa, one of the Meraviglia-Plus Class ships, will make its first appearance in the U.S., offering a fresh experience for North American guests. It will feature alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, as well as a variety of 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve aboard MSC Seashore.

Inaugural Sailings from Galveston

MSC Cruises is set to commence sailings from Galveston for the first time, with MSC Seascape leading the way. This family-friendly ship will provide a blend of elegance and excitement, featuring 11 dining venues, 19 bars, an aft infinity pool, a state-of-the-art kids and teens club, and the luxury MSC Yacht Club experience.

MSC World America's Winter Season from Miami

Following its debut as MSC Cruises' newest flagship in April 2025, MSC World America will embark on its first winter season from Miami. Guests can look forward to alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, including unique attractions like the Cliffhanger, the first-ever over-water swing ride at sea.

Enhanced Experiences at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Many of the itineraries will include stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, allowing guests to explore the island's latest enhancements. These include new excursion centers, a snorkel and dive center, additional food and beverage options, and an expanded Ocean House bar and restaurant exclusively for MSC Yacht Club guests. Opened in 2019, Ocean Cay is a thriving marine reserve dedicated to ocean and coral reef preservation.

Official Statement from MSC Cruises USA

Rubén A. Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA, expressed excitement about the upcoming season: “The Winter 2025-2026 season will mark our largest presence in the U.S. to date, with seven ships sailing from U.S. homeports. We are delighted to provide our guests more choices than ever before when it comes to embarkation ports, ships, itineraries, and destinations, making it easy to find the perfect cruise. We look forward to introducing MSC Grandiosa to Port Canaveral, launching MSC Seascape from Galveston, and offering a new world of cruising aboard MSC World America for our guests embarking in Miami. Combining world-class entertainment, dining, and amenities onboard with the fantastic updates coming to Ocean Cay makes for an incredibly exciting future, which is perfect for everyone from first-time cruisers to our most devoted fans.”

Detailed Itinerary Highlights

Sailings from Miami

  • MSC World America: 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

  • Western Caribbean: Isla de Roatan (Honduras), Costa Maya (Mexico), Cozumel (Mexico), and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas).

  • Eastern Caribbean: Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), San Juan (Puerto Rico), and Ocean Cay (The Bahamas).

  • MSC Seaside: 3-, 4-, and 7-night itineraries.

  • Short sailings: Ocean Cay and Nassau (The Bahamas).

  • Longer sailings: Eastern and Western Caribbean.

  • MSC Divina: Longer Caribbean itineraries.

  • 7-, 10-, and 11-night cruises with stops at various Caribbean destinations including Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Panama, Costa Rica, and more.

Sailings from Port Canaveral

  • MSC Grandiosa: 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

  • Western Caribbean: Including Nassau, Cozumel, Costa Maya, George Town, Montego Bay, Falmouth, and Belize City.

  • Eastern Caribbean: Including Nassau, Ocean Cay, Puerto Plata, San Juan, and Charlotte Amalie.

  • MSC Seashore: 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and Ocean Cay.

Sailings from New York City

  • MSC Meraviglia: 7-night Florida and The Bahamas itineraries.

  • Stops at Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Ocean Cay.

Sailings from Galveston

  • MSC Seascape: 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries.

  • Stops at Costa Maya, Isla de Roatan, and Cozumel.

MSC Cruises’ expansion signals a significant growth in their U.S. operations, providing more options and exciting experiences for travelers. With their enhanced itineraries and the introduction of new ships, MSC Cruises aims to redefine the cruising experience for their guests.


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