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MSC Cruises charts record five-ship US presence in winter 2023/24

From PortMiami, MSC Seascape sail Eastern and Western Caribbean seven-night cruises
MSC Cruises continues its US expansion with plans for a record five ships to sail from US homeports by the end of 2023.

With this, the line broadens its range of itineraries in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Northeast US and Canada beginning with the winter 2023/24 season.

MSC Seascape, Divina, Magnifica from Miami

The new MSC Seascape will lead the way with Eastern and Western Caribbean seven-night cruises following its inaugural voyage from PortMiami later this year. The ship will be joined in Miami by MSC Divina, offering everything from three-night Bahamas cruises to 11-night journeys through Central and South America. MSC Magnifica will join the US fleet and sail short cruises to the Bahamas and Key West.

First Seaside EVO ship at Canaveral

MSC Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral with a mix of short cruises to the Bahamas and seven-night Western Caribbean sailings. This will be the first time a Seaside EVO ship sails from Port Canaveral, and it will provide the first chance for fans of shorter cruises to sample MSC Seashore’s amenities.

MSC Meraviglia from NY

From New York, MSC Meraviglia will sail to Bermuda, Florida and the Bahamas after completing its inaugural summer season in the Northeast with a series of voyages to both Florida and the Bahamas, and to Canada/New England. Like every ship in MSC's US fleet, Meraviglia's Bahamas trips will include stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

'Bringing more ships to the US allows us to offer a wide variety of itineraries, adding new destinations and providing more opportunities for travelers to discover our unique international flavor,' said Rubén Rodríguez, president, MSC Cruises USA. He added it's particularly exciting to know how many of those travelers will experience Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Itinerary details from PortMiami

MSC Seascape's two different weeklong cruises from Miami are a western route (Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and an eastern route (San Juan, Puerto Plata, Nassau and Ocean Cay).

MSC Divina's varied Miami program has three-nighters to Nassau and Ocean Cay, weeklong cruises of various combinations with ports like Roatán, Belize City, Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Nassau and Ocean Cay. the ship's destinations on 11-night cruises include Montego Bay, Cartagena, Puerto Limón, Roatán, Aruba, Cozumel and Ocean Cay.

MSC Magnifica's three-/four-night cruises from Miami call at either Nassau or Key West plus Ocean Cay. A weeklong Christmas cruise will visit Ocho Rios (Christmas Day), Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Ocean Cay, while a weeklong New Year's cruise will spend New Year's Eve at sea and call Roatán, Belize City, Costa Maya and Ocean Cay.

Port Canaveral cruises

From Port Canaveral, MSC Seashore will offer a range of options including two- to four-night getaways to Nassau and Ocean Cay and five-night Western Caribbean jaunts to Costa Maya and Ocean Cay. Six-night Western Caribbean cruises include Cozumel, Costa Maya and Ocean Cay, while seven-nighters have various port combinations including Belize City, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Nassau and Ocean Cay.

New York to Bermuda or Florida/Bahamas

MSC Meraviglia's trips from Brooklyn, New York visit Bermuda (five to six nights with two or three days docked at Kings Wharf) and seven- to 11-night Florida/Bahamas cruises with calls at ports like Miami, Canaveral, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Nassau and Ocean Cay.