Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – August 21, 2023 – Autumn is right around the corner, and MSC Meraviglia is changing course to chase the shifting winds and falling leaves. Today MSC Cruises’ New York-based ship departed on its first sailing to Bermuda, with voyages to Canada and New England to follow next month. Coming off a successful first season homeporting in New York City with sailings to the Bahamas and Florida, these new itineraries will take MSC Meraviglia, the ship for all seasons, to regions renowned for historic architecture, scenic landscapes and leaf-peeping.
Starting today, guests can embark on sailings featuring an extended call in Bermuda. These itineraries include several nights with MSC Meraviglia docked at Heritage Wharf too allow guests ample time to explore the island’s gorgeous pink sand beaches and enjoy excursions like water skiing, windsurfing and bicycling.
On September 24, MSC Meraviglia’s first sailing to Canada and New England will depart from New York City, just in time for guests to watch the changing of the seasons in some of the most sought-after autumn destinations. Vacationers looking for a longer trip that provides the best of both worlds can sail to Bermuda, Canada and New England starting September 18 with a combined 16-night itinerary.
Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: “We launched sailings from New York to give our guests and travel advisors more options, and it’s exciting to see these itineraries come to life onboard the award-winning MSC Meraviglia. These new sailings are an important growth milestone for us in the North American market and provide a unique cruising experience for guests who want to explore new destinations. Fall is the perfect time to visit the shores of the Northeast or get away to the beaches of Bermuda, and MSC Meraviglia is the perfect ship to sail through the seasons with its abundance of indoor and outdoor entertainment options.”
The Canada and New England itineraries feature picturesque ports, world-famous historical sites and vibrant autumn leaves. Shore excursions in each port include:
For travelers looking for a shorter getaway this fall, sailings to Bermuda will offer guests the opportunity to sail to one of the world’s most distinctive island destinations and enjoy several days in port. After arriving in Kings Wharf, guests can participate in activities including snorkeling, island tours and golf, or relax on the island’s beautiful beaches.
Whether heading to beautiful Bermuda beaches or the stunning New England coast this fall, guests will enjoy sailing on MSC Meraviglia, known as “The Ship for All Seasons.” With expansive outdoor public spaces and a pool deck with a roof that opens and closes depending on the weather, the ship offers modern amenities that can be adjusted based on the destination. While onboard, guests will enjoy 20 bars and 12 restaurants; seven different shows in the Broadway Theatre and Carousel Lounge; treatments in the relaxing Aurea Spa; and indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, all part of the unparalleled MSC Cruises experience.
To learn more about MSC Cruises’ Bermuda and Canada & New England sailings, click here.
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About MSC Meraviglia
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 a vacation destination in its own right—packed with innovative features to provide an unforgettable experience, including:
MSC Meraviglia is fitted with innovative technology and solutions to minimize her environmental footprint. These include an exhaust gas cleaning system for cleaner emissions; an advanced wastewater treatment system; smart heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to recover heat from machinery spaces; and LED lighting and smart devices to significantly save energy. This is part of MSC Cruises’ commitment to provide its guests with the best holiday experiences at sea in a sustainable manner.
To learn more about MSC Meraviglia, click here.
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.