MSC Cruises expands USA fleet (7 ships) in winter 2025-2026

   May 30, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises has unveiled an expanded lineup of itineraries for winter 2025-2026 season, providing tourists with more vacation options from its four homeports in the USA. This marks MSC's largest deployment in the USA to date, featuring 7 ships leaving roundtrip from three states - Florida (Miami and Port Canaveral), New York (NYC) and Texas (Galveston).

A key highlight is the debut of MSC Grandiosa ship in Port Canaveral - the first Meraviglia-Plus class vessel in the USA. Grandiosa will offer alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, while MSC Seashore ship will also offer 3- and 4-night voyages to the Bahamas visiting Nassau and Ocean Cay.

MSC will also start operations from Texas with MSC Seascape ship offering 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries.

MSC World America ship (fleet's largest) is set to launch in April 2025. World America will embark on its first winter season from Miami.

Other USA-based MSC ships are MSC Divina (Miami) and MSC Meraviglia (from New York City to Florida and the Bahamas.

Many itineraries will feature stops at MSC's private Bahamian island Ocean Cay. Enhancements to the island include new excursion centers, a snorkel and dive center, expanded food and beverage options, and an enlarged Ocean House bar and restaurant exclusively for MSC Yacht Club guests.