MSC Cruises to christen MSC World America in 2025 at new Miami terminal

A celebratory sailing will call at the line’s Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve private island 

MSC Cruises to christen MSC World America in 2025 at new Miami terminal

MSC Cruises

By Laura Hyde |

MSC Cruises will host a naming ceremony for MSC World America on 9 April 2025 at its new cruise terminal at PortMiami in Florida, USA.  

The ceremony will include the traditional breaking of a champagne bottle and an array of onboard events highlighting everything Miami’s newest ship has to offer. Guests will also board MSC World America for a celebratory sailing, calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the cruise line’s private island. The overnight stay will enable guests to explore the island the following morning before spending the afternoon at sea to experience the ship’s onboard activities and amenities. 

MSC Cruises’ new cruise terminal has been designed to handle up to 36,000 guests a day and will, once completed, be the world’s largest, supporting the line’s continued growth at PortMiami. 

MSC Cruises MSC World America cruise ship

The new MSC Cruises terminal at PortMiami has been designed to handle up to 36.000 guests a day

“There is no better place to welcome MSC World America than the cruise capital of the world,” said Rubén Rodríguez, president of MSC Cruises USA. “We look forward to seeing her sail out of our state-of-the-art cruise terminal built in partnership with Miami-Dade County and PortMiami. As we build upon our offering in the North American market and help attract more international guests to the Caribbean, we are excited to bring our newest and most remarkable ship yet to Miami. We eagerly await April 2025, when we can welcome guests onboard to experience the world of choice that our new flagship has to offer.”  

MSC World America, which is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, will accommodate 6,762 passengers in 2,614 cabins. It will also feature three restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, six swimming pools, three entertainment venues, an 11-deck-high dry slide, spa, gym, waterpark and dedicated area for children of all ages.  

“We are thrilled to welcome MSC World America to PortMiami,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County. “I also want to commend MSC Cruises for their investments in our community. Their new terminal has created many jobs for our residents and positively impacted our local economy. We look forward to a successful partnership and continued growth at the Cruise Capital of the World.” 

Following the ceremony, MSC World America will spend its inaugural season sailing seven-night Caribbean itineraries from PortMiami. 

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