Geneva, Switzerland – August 2, 2023 – MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest-growing cruise line, is offering more than 150 globe-spanning and awe-inspiring itineraries for the winter 2024-2025 season. Guests planning vacations between October 2024 and May 2025 can book immediately, with options stretching across the cruise line’s fleet of 22 ships and offering everything from familiar mini-cruises to extended voyages highlighting some of the world’s most exotic destinations.
The season’s highlights include:
Two Seaside Class ships will homeport in Miami for the first time. MSC Seascape—MSC Cruises' U.S. flagship—will set sail every Saturday, offering unforgettable 7-night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and MSC Cruises’ private island—Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve—in The Bahamas) and Western Caribbean (Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Ocean Cay).
MSC Seaside, will offer alternative 7-night itineraries departing every Sunday to the Eastern Caribbean (Ocean Cay and Nassau, The Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) and Western Caribbean (Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Isla de Roatan, Honduras or Belize City, Belize; and Ocean Cay).
MSC Divina will sail mostly short cruises from Miami, with the majority of 3- and 4-night itineraries visiting Nassau and Ocean Cay. A handful of 10-night sailings will take guests to enchanting ports in Jamaica, Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.
From Port Canaveral:
MSC Seashore will offer a combination of short cruises and 7-night itineraries. Guests can indulge in 3- and 4-night sailings to The Bahamas, including stops at Ocean Cay, or longer options featuring additional stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.
From New York City:
Rounding out MSC Cruises’ strong presence in North America, MSC Meraviglia will offer the perfect escape from northern winters with a wide range of 7- to 11-night Caribbean itineraries. Guests can enjoy the Big Apple before and after escaping to the warmth of the Caribbean, including Orlando (via Port Canaveral); Nassau, The Bahamas; and Ocean Cay.
MSC Virtuosa will homeport in Fort-de-France, Martinique. From there, she will embark on back-to-back 7-night Central and Southern Caribbean itineraries. Guests will have their choice of beaches, turquoise waters and relaxing destinations with calls in Guadeloupe, the Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, and Saint Lucia.
MSC Cruises’ newest ship—MSC Euribia—will sail from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), making her debut in the region with 7-night itineraries that include stops in Abu Dhabi; the beautiful island of Sir Bani Yas; Doha, Qatar; and Manama, Bahrain. This enchanting region blends tradition and modernity, allowing ample opportunity for discovery.
Guests will embark on a remarkable journey aboard MSC World Europa, a ground-breaking ship with an ultramodern design and a variety of culinary, entertainment and leisure experiences for all ages. The ship sets sail from Genoa, Italy, every Sunday for a 7-night Mediterranean adventure that will give guests the opportunity to explore captivating European hotspots like Rome (port of Civitavecchia) and Sicily (port of Messina), in Italy; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France.
MSC Preziosa will allow guests to indulge in the beauty of Europe's Northern Pearls with 7-night cruises departing every Sunday from Hamburg, Germany. Guests will explore destinations like Bruges and Brussels (via port of Zeebrugge), Belgium; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Paris (via port of Le Havre), France; and London (via port of Southampton), UK. With extended stays in each port, vacationers can take the time to really appreciate each destination.
Setting sail from Safaga, Egypt, MSC Musica will call at iconic Egyptian destinations like Luxor, known for its famous Valley of the Kings; Sharm El-Sheikh’s stunning beaches and resorts; and Cairo (via Sokhna Port) to discover the pyramids. Additional port visits include Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Aqaba and Petra in Jordan.
All these itineraries are now on sale, available to book here.
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About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the market leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is one of the two brands that sit within the Cruise Division of MSC Group, the world’s leading and privately held shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises – the contemporary brand - has a modern fleet of 22 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels, terminals and other assets. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025, with options for six more vessel orders in place through 2030.
MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs, and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board its ships, click here.
The line’s number one priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities at the destinations its ships serve. In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol, click here.
MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship, with a long-term goal to achieve net zero emissions for its operations by 2050. The Company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry-wide. To learn more about the Company’s environmental commitment, click here.
Finally, to learn more about the MSC Foundation, MSC Group’s own vehicle to lead, focus and advance its conservation, humanitarian and cultural commitments, click here.