MSC Meraviglia has become the latest MSC Cruises ship to return to welcome guests when she sailed out of PortMiami, Florida. This is a key milestone as part of the line’s global plan to have more than half of MSC Cruises fleet back at sea by the end of this summer.
Following MSC Cruises‘ initial restart in the Mediterranean in August 2020 and more recently the return at sea of more of its ships across the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the UK and the Red Sea, the Italian brand is now making her comeback in the Caribbean out of U.S. ports.
MSC Meraviglia’s first 4-night cruise is visiting Nassau, The Bahamas and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, where the ship will stay overnight allowing guests an extended stay to discover the company’s new private island destination. Named the Best New Cruise Destination, the island offers guests more than two miles of white sand beaches in an eco-friendly 64 square mile marine reserve. Here guests can enjoy the island’s natural beauty, discover local marine life and soak up the spirit of The Bahamas with ships docking at the island from early morning into the evening and in some instances staying overnight. Guests can spend a full day enjoying activities for all ages including stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, thrilling wave runner rides and more.
What’s Ahead for MSC Cruises in the U.S.
MSC Meraviglia will continue offering three- and four-night cruises and add 7-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises starting 18 September 2021.
MSC Divina will become MSC Cruises’ second ship to return to cruising from the U.S., with three-, four- and seven-night itineraries beginning September 16 from Orlando (Port Canaveral).
Delivered just last week as the largest cruise ship ever built in Italy, MSC Seashore, MSC Cruises’ newest flagship which was delivered just last week, will arrive to her new homeport in Miami on November 18, 2021. As an evolution of the awards-winning Seaside class, the ship will bring guests closer to the sea than ever before with 140,000 sq. ft of outdoor space, the most of any MSC Cruises ship in the U.S., numerous outdoor bars and dining, pools and deck area for relaxing and sunbathing, as well as a variety of brand new spaces for guests.