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MSC Cruises Bringing More Ships to US Homeports

MSC Cruises is bringing more sailing options to United States cruisers.

The cruise line will be bringing five more ships to sail from U.S. homeports by the end of 2023. This will expand its United States presence and allow MSC Cruises to offer more itineraries to destinations such as Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Canada beginning in the 2023-2024 winter season.

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

The cruise line will make Miami the homeport for three of its ships including the MSC Seascape which debuts later this year. Seascape will sail 7-night Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries. MSC Davina will also port in Miami and offer a mixture of short and long sailings such as 3-night Bahamas cruises and 11-night voyages to Cartagena, Columbia, Cozumel, Mexico, and Jamaica’s Montego Bay. A third ship, MSC Magnifica, will also sail from Miami and voyage to Key West, Florida, and Nassau.

Port Canaveral will welcome the MSC Seashore where it will sail short cruises to the Bahamas and 7-night Western Caribbean voyages year-round. The MSC Meraviglia will port in New York City where it will sail to Bermuda, Florida, and the Bahamas after its inaugural summer season. 

This increase in ships marks a milestone for MSC Cruises which has typically been a small player in North American cruising. This comes during a time when MSC Cruises is growing faster than any other major cruise line. The line has added seven new ships since 2017 and is adding two more to its fleet this year. Not only is MSC Cruises adding ships to the US, but it is also in the midst of building the largest cruise terminal in North America at Port Miami. The terminal will be able to accommodate three of the line’s largest ships simultaneously. 

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