MSC Cruises Plans Largest U.S. Deployment Ever with Five Ships for Winter 2023-24

MSC Cruises took the next step in its ongoing U.S. expansion 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 seven-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 three-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 Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral with a mix of short cruises to the Bahamas and seven-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 island destination focused on sustainability.


“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,” said Rubén Rodríguez, president of MSC Cruises USA. “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.”


MSC Seascape: This ship offers two different sven-night itineraries from PortMiami: Western Caribbean, calling at Ocho Rios (Jamaica), George Town (Cayman Islands), Cozumel (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas), and Eastern Caribbean, calling at San Juan (Puerto Rico), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas). Booking available now.


MSC Divina: This ship offers three itineraries sailing from PortMiami: a three-night cruise calling at Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas); a seven-night sailing 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); and an 11-night cruise calling at Montego Bay (Jamaica), Cartagena (Colombia), Puerto Limon (Costa Rica), Isla de Roatan (Honduras), Oranjestad (Aruba), Cozumel (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas). Bookings available soon.


MSC Magnifica: Sailing short cruises from PortMiami, MSC Magnifica offers a three- to four-night cruise calling at either Nassau (the Bahamas) or Key West (Florida), plus Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas); a seven-night Christmas cruise calling at Ocho Rios (Jamaica, Christmas Day), George Town (Cayman Islands), Cozumel (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas); and a seven-night New Year's Cruise featuring day 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). Bookings available soon.


MSC Seashore: Sailing from Port Canaveral with a range of options, MSC Seashore, Offers short cruises of two to four nights calling at Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas); a five-night Western Caribbean cruise, calling at Costa Maya (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas); a six-night Western Caribbean cruise calling at Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas); and a seven-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). Bookings available now.


MSC Meraviglia: Sailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Bermuda, or Florida and The Bahamas, MSC Meraviglia offers cruises of five to seven nights: two to three days docked at Kings Wharf (Bermuda); seven to 11 nights, including Miami and Port Canaveral (Florida), Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the Bahamas). Bookings available now.

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