PortMiami Florida stands as the unofficial homeport for the USA's cruising industry and the cruise capital of North America.
RCI-Royal Caribbean, CCL-Carnival, and NCL-Norwegian are all headquartered in the port city. In addition, PortMiami hosts multiple ships from each company.
As the USA's largest cruise port, Miami has become a battleground port city for the industry. That is enhanced by the fact that the cruise port is more or less downtown, so it is easy to fly into and is a quick ride from the airport/downtown hotels.
Both RCI and CCL sail multiple top-tier liners from Miami, and it is often the first US homeport for new passenger liners. Guests can sail any sort of Caribbean itinerary on a high-end vessel from CCL, RCI, or NCL, from quick 3-day weekend roundtrips to week-long sea vacations.
Now, MSC has set its sights on the American market. The European line has a new flagship for it, MSC Seascape, which will commence sailing from PortMiami in January 2023.
MSC Cruises claims that the Seascape ship would elevate the family experience and provide kids with "endless options for onboard entertainment."
When the cruise ship begins 7-night sailings in December 2022, the line has promised a total of 98 hours of live entertainment per voyage and 7,500+ square feet of dedicated kids’ space, along with "cutting-edge amusement options."