Spread the word starting now: Over the weekend, MSC Cruises began year-round operations out of New York, making it the line’s third home port in the US.
The MSC Meraviglia cruise ship from the company docked at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Thursday and departed on Saturday for a seven-day roundtrip voyage to Port Canaveral in Florida and the Bahamas. Additionally, MSC has home ports in Miami and Port Canaveral.
The MSC Meraviglia would be the ideal ship, considering her adaptability and capabilities for a broad variety of climates, according to MSC Cruises USA President Rubén Rodrguez, who made the statement in a news release. “When we chose New York as the next step in our North American expansion, we knew that MSC Meraviglia would be the perfect ship, given her offerings for a wide variety of climates,” he added. She is large and imaginative, has something to offer everyone, and is now easier to reach for our visitors in and around New York.
from New York, where will the MSC Meraviglia depart?
Beginning with seven to eleven-night trips to the Bahamas and Florida, as well as stops in Miami, Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico, and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (the line’s private island), Meraviglia will offer a number of itineraries out of New York.
As of August, passengers can board the ship for five- and six-night excursions to Bermuda as well as 10- and 11-night trips that, among other destinations, stop at Boston, Massachusetts, Portland, Maine, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in Canada.
The 2017-launched Meraviglia has a capacity of more than 5,700 passengers. The ship also features six pools, a bowling rink, a spa, twelve restaurants, and twenty bars.
Before even boarding, passengers will be treated to stunning scenery: the station, which is situated in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighbourhood, provides excellent views of Lower Manhattan, Governors Island, and the Statue of Liberty.
How much will the sailings on the MSC Meraviglia cost from New York?
Prices vary depending on the sailing, but according to the cruise line’s website, double occupancy accommodations for an eight-day roundtrip cruise to Florida and the Bahamas departing Aug. 13 start at $699 per person plus $160 in taxes and fees.
The price of the ticket covers meals at the ship’s main restaurants, use of the sports centre and gym, Broadway-style performances, and more.
The line, which has been growing its presence in America in recent years, is continuing to invest in the U.S. market with the introduction of year-round service from New York. The line has been increasing its departures from American home ports, and in 2025 it will introduce World America, a new ship designed with North American passengers in mind.