Start spreading the news, MSC Meraviglia will kick off her inaugural season in North America with a maiden call in New York on Oct. 7, 2019 and offer three sailings from “The Big Apple”.
Prior to arriving in New York, Meraviglia will sail a 17-night transatlantic cruise from Kiel, Germany with ports of call in destinations such as Denmark, the United Kingdom, Iceland and Canada. MSC Meraviglia will then sail two 10-night round trip itineraries from New York, as well as a third 13-night itinerary through the Caribbean, ending in Miami.
Meaning “wonder” the 5,714 (4,488 double occupancy) passenger ship offers a variety of unique features including: two exclusive Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, a Mediterranean-style promenade with the longest LED dome at sea, a wide range of culinary offerings including a partnership with global Italian food expert Eataly as well as a partnership with world-renowned pastry chef, Jean Philippe Maury and an enhanced MSC Yacht Club. In addition, the ship caters to families, with modular connected staterooms that can accommodate up to 10 people, multiple LEGO-designed play areas for all ages and a polar themed aqua park with four water slides.
“Bringing MSC Meraviglia to New York is the perfect introduction for the ship to the U.S., providing travelers an option to check out new itineraries with MSC Cruises and, for those in the region, a convenient way to discover MSC Meraviglia’s style, sophistication and stellar on board features. With MSC Meraviglia coming to New York, and eventually to Miami, we are bringing the three most innovative and modern classes of MSC Cruises ships to the U.S., offering a wider range of memorable experiences for guests.” – Roberto Fusaro, President of MSC Cruises USA
Departing October 8, 2019 guests will tour stunning Canadian destinations during the region’s most colorful time of year. Cruisers can explore the fall hues in Sydney, Nova Scotia; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and an overnight stay in Quebec City, Quebec, before returning to New York.
The second 10-night sailing for MSC Meraviglia, departing from New York on October 18,2019, will explore Canada as well as the New England region, with ports of call in Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Portland, Maine; and Boston, Massachusetts.
MSC Meraviglia’s final sailing from New York will journey to Miami through the Caribbean on a 13-night sailing. Departin October 28, 2019 guests can experience picturesque Caribbean destinations like Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort de France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint George, Grenada; Willemstad, Curaçao; and Oranjestad, Aruba, before arriving in Miami.
Upon departing New York, MSC Meraviglia will homeport in Miami, sailing alongside MSC Seaside and MSC Divina. The three ships based at PortMiami will offer cruise guests looking to sail the Caribbean a wider range of options in terms of ships and itineraries. MSC Meraviglia, in particular, will offer a full season of 7-night cruises, departing on Sundays and sailing to two itineraries in the western Caribbean. The first itinerary will include Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas, and the second itinerary will stop in Mexico, Honduras, Belize and the Bahamas.
MSC’s newest flagship MSC Seaside offers around-the-clock entertainment including more flexible theater showings, family entertainment for kids and parents plus an MSC-first comedy concept. You can find out more in “New entertainment concepts for all ages on board MSC Seaside“.
Early bookings for MSC Meraviglia’s inaugural season in North America will be available from January 2, 2018 onwards and include perks such as shipboard credit, WiFi and a mealtime drinks package.