MSC Cruises begins year-round sailings from the Big Apple

Start spreading the news! MSC Meraviglia has arrived in New York City marking the first time MSC Cruises will sail year-round from the Big Apple. The ship will sail from New York City to The Bahamas and Florida, Canada and New England, and Bermuda.

MSC Meraviglia has arrived at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the ship’s new homeport. The megaship will sail year-round from the Big Apple to The Bahamas and Florida, Canada and New England, and Bermuda.

At 1,036 feet long and 213 feet tall, with an impressive 19 decks and capacity of more than 5,700 guests, MSC Meraviglia is one of the world’s biggest ships, with a long list of activities and amenities to match. MSC Cruises is deploying the ship to New York as part of an ongoing pledge to bring its largest, most modern ships to the U.S. market as it continues to grow in the region. New York City joins Miami and Port Canaveral on the cruise line’s roster of North American homeports.

Rubén Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: “When we chose New York as the next step in our North American expansion, we knew that MSC Meraviglia would be the perfect ship, given her versatility and offerings for a wide variety of climates. She’s big and innovative, she offers something for everyone, and now she’s more accessible than ever for our guests in and around New York. We’re thrilled to give guests from the Northeast a direct link to our private destination – Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve – which is part of our fantastic itineraries to The Bahamas. As the year goes on, they’ll have other options like spending several days exploring Bermuda, or heading north for the breathtaking fall foliage in Canada and New England.”

Known as ‘The Ship for All Seasons’ MSC Meraviglia offers 10 different types of staterooms to choose from, including solo cabins, popular balcony cabins, and stylish suite accommodations in the MSC Yacht Club – the premium ‘ship within a ship’ featuring butler service, along with an exclusive restaurant, lounge, and pool area. Inside guests can enjoy the Galleria Meraviglia, a promenade lined with shops, restaurants and bars that stretches more than 315 feet and is lined with an impressive LED sky screen.

The ship also features 20 bars and 12 restaurants, including the popular Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, Ocean Cay, HOLA! Tacos and Cantina, and Kaito Sushi and Teppanyaki.

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