Following the CDC approval of a simulation cruise on MSC Meraviglia departing July 17, 2021, MSC Cruises will resume operations from U.S. ports in August. Both MSC Meraviglia and Divina will offer 3- and 4-night cruises followed by 7-night cruises beginning mid-September.
MSC Cruises is set to resume operations from U.S. ports beginning this August. The announcement follows CDC approval of the cruise line’s Phase 2A Port Agreements for PortMiami and Port Canaveral as well as the provisional approval of its request to conduct a simulation cruise, to be held on MSC Meraviglia from PortMiami on July 17, 2021.
MSC Meraviglia will kick off MSC Cruises’ restart starting August 2, 2021, with 3- and 4-night cruises from Miami to The Bahamas and featuring MSC Cruises’ exclusive new private island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Then, starting September 18, 2021, MSC Meraviglia will add 7-night cruises from Miami to The Bahamas and Caribbean, including Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
MSC Divina will resume cruising from Orlando (Port Canaveral) on September 16, 2021, offering 3-, 4- and 7-night cruise options from to The Bahamas and Caribbean, also including stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
The voyages aboard MSC Meraviglia and MSC Divina will be open to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests. Those who are not vaccinated or unable to verify vaccination will be subject to requirements such as additional testing, as well as restrictions. The new sailings will open for U.S. bookings on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
MSC Cruises is also confirming the cancellation of existing U.S.-based sailings. The decision will affect the schedules of three ships based in Florida: MSC Divina scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral, and MSC Meraviglia and MSC Armonia scheduled to sail from PortMiami.