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  • Seven ships will offer sailings from U.S. homeports including Miami, Port Canaveral, New York City, and Galveston
  • MSC Grandiosa joins MSC Seashore at Port Canaveral, doubling the cruise line’s presence
  • MSC Cruises set to debut sailings from Galveston aboard MSC Seascape in November 2025

Geneva, Switzerland – May 29, 2023 – MSC Cruises unveiled an expanded slate of itineraries today, aimed at offering a wider variety of vacation options for guests departing from the line’s four U.S. homeports. The company’s Winter 2025/2026 season includes seven ships with sailings from Miami, Port Canaveral, New York City, and Galveston, all of which are available for immediate booking.

The season’s highlights include:

  • MSC Grandiosa’s debut in the U.S. from Port Canaveral
  • MSC Cruises’ highly anticipated 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
  • Most itineraries call at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ private island in The Bahamas, allowing guests to experience numerous enhancements taking shape 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. MSC Grandiosa will offer alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean alongside 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, where guests will embark on the family-friendly MSC Seascape, blending elegance and excitement with 11 dining venues, 19 bars, an aft infinity pool, state-of-the-art kids and teens club, and MSC Cruises’ luxury “ship-within-a-ship” experience, the MSC Yacht Club.

Launching in April of 2025, MSC World America will redefine cruising for guests sailing from PortMiami, boasting seven unique districts catering to their interests and desires, along with the all-new Cliffhanger, the first-ever over-water swing ride at sea. During the Winter 2025/2026 season, guests can enjoy alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean onboard the new World Class ship.

Itineraries calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will give guests the opportunity to discover new enhancements to the island including excursion centers, a snorkel and dive center, new food and beverage options, and an expanded Ocean House bar and restaurant for MSC Yacht Club guests. Opened in 2019, Ocean Cay 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:

Sailings from Miami:

  • 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 (The Bahamas)
  • 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 DivinaSailing longer itineraries to the Caribbean
    • 7-night Caribbean: Calling at Ocean Cay (The Bahamas), Cozumel (Mexico), 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 (Jamaica)
    • 11-night Caribbean: Calling at Ocho Rios (Jamica), Oranjestad (Aruba), Cartagena (Colombia), Colon (Panama), Puerto Limon (Costa Rica), Isla de Roatan (Honduras) and Ocean Cay (The Bahamas)

Sailings from Port Canaveral:

  • MSC Grandiosa – Sailing 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries
    • Western Caribbean: Various calls including: Nassau (The Bahamas), Cozumel (Mexico), Costa Maya (Mexico), George Town (Cayman Islands), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Falmouth (Jamaica), Belize City (Belize)
    • Eastern Caribbean: Various calls including Nassau (The Bahamas), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Charlotte Amalie (USVI)
  • MSC Seashore – Sailing 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and Ocean Cay (The Bahamas)

Sailings from New York City:

  • MSC MeravigliaSailing 7-night Florida and The Bahamas itineraries
    • The itineraries will call at Port Canaveral (Florida), Nassau (The Bahamas) and Ocean Cay (The Bahamas)

Sailings from Galveston:

  • MSC Seascape – Sailing 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries
    • The itineraries will call at Costa Maya (Mexico), Isla de Roatan (Honduras) and Cozumel (Mexico)

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About MSC Cruises

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise line and the market leader in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Southern Africa, with a strong and growing presence in North America and the Far East.

The MSC Cruises fleet consists of 22 modern ships with three new vessels due to be launched in 2025, 2026, and 2027.

The Company operates in more than 100 countries around the world, offering cruises across five continents, calling at more than 300 destinations and welcoming more than 180 different nationalities on board.

MSC Cruises is firmly committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions for its marine operations by 2050.

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