MSC Cruises has announced plans to operate year-round from the Port of New York & New Jersey. MSC will be providing a new, more expedient passenger and cargo service between destinations in North America and Europe starting March 2020.
MSC Cruises is a cruise line that will sail year-round from New York City. The company has been sailing to the Caribbean and Europe for many years, but this is the first time they have expanded their routes to include the East Coast of America. Read more in detail here: us cruises.
MSC Cruises will begin sailing from a new homeport in the United States next year.
The line announced plans to bring its ship MSC Meraviglia to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal starting in April 2023, offering year-round cruises to the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada & New England.
MSC Meraviglia docked at New York City (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)
The news marks the first time that one of MSC’s ships would be permanently based in the northeastern United States, bolstering the line’s North American footprint. MSC currently exclusively sails from Miami and Port Canaveral, both in Florida.
The ship will depart from Brooklyn on six to eleven-night voyages, which will go on sale on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
“When it came to choosing our next U.S. port, New York City was an obvious decision since it is so accessible, whether guests are traveling from locally or from all over the globe,” said Rubén Rodrguez, president of MSC Cruises USA.
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MSC Meraviglia’s Galleria Meraviglia (MSC Cruises provided this image.)
“We created our mix of itineraries to take advantage of New York’s geographic flexibility, so you may relax in the Caribbean in the spring, visit Bermuda in the summer, or go north in the autumn to enjoy Canada’s natural splendor.” When she first arrived in New York in 2019, MSC Meraviglia was a tremendous success. The ship’s sophisticated and elegant features, as well as her state-of-the-art environmental technology, were highly received by our passengers, and we expect considerable demand when she returns.”
Seven and eight-night Caribbean cruises will include stops in Nassau and MSC Cruises’ own Bahamian island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
(Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises/Conrad Schutt) MSC Meraviglia moored at Ocean Cay
Bermuda cruises will last six nights and include three days at King’s Wharf.
The cruises will be 10 or 11 nights long, including stops in Boston, Massachusetts, Portland, Maine, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick. (There is an extra stop in Newport, Rhode Island, on 11-night itineraries.)
MSC Trips made Port Canaveral a permanent homeport last year, offering a variety of three, four, and seven-night cruises. Further south, in PortMiami, the company is constructing North America’s biggest cruise port, which will be able to handle three of MSC’s largest ships at once.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does MSC leave from New York?
A: MSC is not a carrier and does not leave from New York.
Do any cruise ships leave from New York?
Unfortunately, none of the major cruise lines currently offer cruises from New York.
Where does MSC sail from?
A: MS Chiyoda sails from Tokyo, Japan.
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