MSC Cruises commits to New York deployment

Year-round voyages from the Big Apple to the Caribbean, Bermuda and Canada

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Meraviglia to New York year-round from April 2023 marking the first time the cruise line has homeported one of its fleet from the ‘Big Apple’ for that duration.

Launched in 2016, MSC Meraviglia will operate cruises to the Caribbean, Bermuda, New England and Canada. Many of the cruises from New York will visit Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas.

MSC Cruises already operates from Miami and Port Canaveral in Florida on a regular basis for the North American market.

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Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises, said, “New York is one of the most incredible and vibrant destinations in the world so by adding the city as a year-round homeport for MSC Meraviglia we are greatly enhancing our offering in North America.

“The itineraries will have a very strong appeal not only for our guests in the US but also for international holidaymakers and given the huge range of intercontinental flights to and from the Big Apple, these sailings will be accessible to guests from all around the world.”

MSC Meraviglia in New York © MSC Rights

Caribbean sailings will operate during the spring and winter seasons, Bermuda voyages during the summer and cruises to Canada in the autumn.

MSC Meraviglia will offer itineraries ranging from 6- to 11- nights. Options are available for guests to book additional days pre- or post-cruise.

New York Itinerary Highlights:

  • Caribbean itineraries of either 7 or 8 nights, featuring calls in Nassau, The Bahamas and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
  • Bermuda itineraries lasting 6 nights and offering three days docked at King’s Wharf combined with several relaxing days at sea.
  • Northern itineraries of either 10 or 11 nights, featuring calls at Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; and Saint John, New Brunswick. 11-night itineraries include an additional call in Newport, Rhode Island.
MSC Meraviglia, MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite © MSC Rights

MSC Cruises are developing new packages that offer guests a complete end-to-end experience. These full-service packages include a choice of flights, a 4-star hotel with breakfast as well as other useful services such as pre-cruise excursion, cruise pre-check-in at the hotel, luggage service from hotel to ship cabin and private port transfers. These packages will be available for MSC Mervaiglia’s New York itineraries as well as other key embarkation ports such as Venice/Marghera, Monfalcone, Trieste, Athens. This service is available for this coming summer season and will be available online both for direct guests as well as through our travel agent partners.

The 19-deck MSC Meraviglia features 10 different types of cabins, including solo cabins, and stylish accommodations in the MSC Yacht Club – the premium ‘ship within a ship’ featuring butler service, along with exclusive restaurant, lounge and pool areas.

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