MSC Cruises to deploy 7 ships in USA for winter 2025-2026

   June 11, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises is set to deploy 7 ships in the United States for the winter 2025-2026 season, marking its largest presence in the market to date.

These vessels will operate from 4 homeports - Galveston, Miami, New York City, and Port Canaveral - setting a new record for MSC in North America.

A key highlight of the season includes the debut of MSC Grandiosa in the U.S. from Port Canaveral. This will be the first time an MSC Meraviglia-Plus Class ship is based in the USA, offering a new cruising experience. The ship will feature alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and an enhanced selection of 3- and 4-night cruises aboard MSC Seashore to Nassau and Ocean Cay.

Additionally, MSC will commence operations from Galveston for the first time with MSC Seascape, and MSC World America will embark on its first winter season from Miami with alternating 7-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean following its debut as MSC’s newest flagship in April 2025.

Most itineraries will include a stop at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, where guests will enjoy enhancements such as new excursion centers, a snorkel and dive center, additional food and beverage options, and an expanded Ocean House bar and restaurant exclusively for MSC Yacht Club guests. Opened in 2019, Ocean Cay is a thriving marine reserve that offers guests the opportunity to connect with nature and learn about ocean and coral reef conservation.

Highlights of the 2025-2026 Winter season include:

  1. MSC World America – 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries
  2. MSC Seaside – 3-, 4- and 7-night itineraries
  3. MSC Divina – longer itineraries to the Caribbean
  4. MSC Grandiosa – 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries
  5. MSC Seashore – 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and Ocean Cay
  6. MSC Meraviglia – 7-night Florida and The Bahamas itineraries
  7. MSC Seascape – 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries.