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Geneva, Switzerland, 29 May 2024 – MSC Cruises will deploy seven ships in the United States for the winter 2025-26 season, its largest presence to date in the market.

 The vessels will be based at four homeports, another North America record for the line, in Miami, Port Canaveral, New York City and Galveston.

The season’s highlights include MSC Grandiosa’s debut in the U.S. from Port Canaveral, MSC Cruises’ inaugural season sailing from Galveston, MSC World America’s first winter season sailing from Miami following her debut as the line’s newest flagship in April 2025 and most itineraries calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.  Guests visiting MSC Cruises’ private island in The Bahamas will experience numerous enhancements as part of a comprehensive upgrade currently underway.

MSC Grandiosa’s arrival in Port Canaveral will mark the first time MSC Cruises has deployed one of its Meraviglia-Plus Class ships in the U.S., providing a fresh experience for North American guests. The ship will offer alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean with an enhanced selection of 3- and 4-night cruises aboard MSC Seashore sailing to Nassau and Ocean Cay.

 The season will also mark MSC Cruises’ first sailings from the Port of Galveston, with MSC Seascape.  

 MSC World America will sail from PortMiami with alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Itineraries calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will give guests the opportunity to discover new enhancements to the island including excursion centres, a snorkel and dive centre, new food and beverage options, and an expanded Ocean House bar and restaurant for MSC Yacht Club guests.

Ocean Cay opened in 2019 and is a thriving marine reserve where guests can connect with their natural surroundings and learn about the importance of preserving the oceans and coral reefs.

Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: “The winter 2025-2026 season will mark our largest presence in the U.S. to date, with seven ships sailing from U.S. homeports.  We are delighted to provide our guests more choices than ever before when it comes to embarkation ports, ships, itineraries and destinations, making it easy to find the perfect cruise.  We look forward to introducing MSC Grandiosa to Port Canaveral, launching MSC Seascape from Galveston and offering a new world of cruising aboard MSC World America for our guests embarking in Miami.  Combining world-class entertainment, dining and amenities onboard with the fantastic updates coming to Ocean Cay makes for an incredibly exciting future, which is perfect for everyone from first-time cruisers to our most devoted fans.”

 Highlights of the 2025/2026 Winter season include:


MSC World America – Sailing 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries

    • Western Caribbean: Calling at Isla de Roatan (Honduras), Costa Maya (Mexico), Cozumel (Mexico) and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
    • Eastern Caribbean: Calling at Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Ocean Cay

MSC Seaside – Sailing a range of 3-, 4- and 7-night itineraries

    • 3- and 4-night sailings to Ocean Cay and Nassau (The Bahamas)
    • 7-night sailings to the Eastern and Western Caribbean

MSC Divina Sailing longer itineraries to the Caribbean

    • 7-night Caribbean: Calling at Ocean Cay, Cozumel, George Town (Cayman Islands) and Ocho Rios (Jamaica)
    • 10-night Caribbean: Calling at Oranjestad (Aruba), Kralendjick (Bonaire), Willemstad (Curacao), Cabo Rojo (Dominican Republic) and Ocho Rios
    • 11-night Caribbean: Calling at Ocho Rios, Oranjestad, Cartagena (Colombia), Colon (Panama), Puerto Limon (Costa Rica), Isla de Roatan and Ocean Cay

MSC Grandiosa – Sailing 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries

    • Western Caribbean: Various calls including: Nassau, Cozumel, Costa Maya, George Town, Montego Bay (Jamaica), Falmouth (Jamaica), Belize City (Belize)
    • Eastern Caribbean: Various calls including Nassau, Ocean Cay, Puerto Plata, San Juan, Charlotte Amalie (US Virgin Islands)

MSC Seashore – Sailing 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and Ocean Cay

MSC MeravigliaSailing 7-night Florida and The Bahamas itineraries

    • The itineraries will call at Port Canaveral (Florida), Nassau, and Ocean Cay

MSC Seascape – Sailing 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries

    • The itineraries will call at Costa Maya, Isla de Roatan and Cozumel

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