MSC Cruises Signs for New Terminal at PortMiami

By ,   July 12, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Miami-Dade county and MSC Cruises announced they had signed an agreement for extended preferential berthing rights and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the building of a new Cruise Terminal AAA at Port Miami.

Port Miami is the exclusive home port of the company in the United States. The new agreement extends the existing Saturday preferential berthing rights of MSC Cruises also to Sundays. Additionally, the new cruise terminal, due to be completed by October 2022, is projected to be able to accommodate line's next-generation, MSC World Class cruise ships (still under construction) carrying up to 7,000 passengers.

MSC Seaside cruise ship

The revolutionary MSC Seaside, which debuted late 2017, sails year around from PortMiami to Caribbean from recently completed Terminal F. MSC Divina offers seasonal Caribbean cruises (October through March), while MSC Armonia joins MSC's North American fleet beginning year-round itineraries to Havana in December 2018.

As of November 2019, MSC Cruises' largest ship, MSC Meraviglia will join the other 3 ships at PortMiami.