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MSC Cruises sets biggest seven-ship US program in winter 2025/26

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'We are delighted to provide our guests more choices than ever before' said Rubén Rodríguez, president, MSC Cruises USA
MSC Cruises' seven-ship US deployment for the winter 2025/26 season is its largest ever.

The vessels — MSC Grandiosa, MSC Seashore, MSC World America, MSC Seaside, MSC Divina, MSC Seascape and MSC Meraviglia —  will sail from four homeports, including Galveston where MSC Cruises has preferential berthing at the newest terminal, along with New York, Port Canaveral and PortMiami.

The lineup also features MSC Grandiosa's US debut in Canaveral as the first Meraviglia-Plus ship stateside, and MSC World America's first winter season from PortMiami following its April 2025 introduction there.

More choices and newly enhanced Ocean Cay

'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,' said Rubén Rodríguez, president, MSC Cruises USA.

Most itineraries include the newly enhanced Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, where an upgrade has just been taking place. Additions include a snorkel and dive center, more food and beverage options and an expanded Ocean House bar and restaurant for MSC Yacht Club guests.

Port Canaveral

As recently reported, MSC Grandiosa will be sailing alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises, while fellow Canaveral-based MSC Seashore operates a three-/four-night program with calls at Nassau and Ocean Cay. It's possible MSC will eventually relocate to Canaveral's newest terminal. 

Ports on Grandiosa's program vary and include, on the western route, Nassau, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Falmouth and Belize City, while among the eastern route ports are Nassau, Ocean Cay, Puerto Plata, San Juan and St. Thomas.

Galveston itinerary

From Galveston, MSC Seascape will sail weekly to Costa Maya, Roatán and Cozumel.

Three ships from Miami and new port Cabo Rojo

Besides MSC World America's weeklong eastern (Puerto Plata, San Juan, Ocean Cay) and western (Roatán, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Ocean Cay) cruises, MSC Seaside will sail on a range of three-, four- and seven-night itineraries.

MSC Divina will offer seven-night cruises (Ocean Cay, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios) and   longer sailings. A 10-night itinerary includes Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, the new Cabo Rojo (Dominican Republic) and Ocho Rios. An 11-night sailing visits Ocho Rios, Aruba, Colombia's Cartagena, Colón in Panama, Costa Rica's Puerto Limón, Roatán and Ocean Cay

MSC Meraviglia continues from New York

MSC Meraviglia will continue seven-night Florida and Bahamas cruises calling Port Canaveral, Nassau and Ocean Cay.