MSC Cruises to operate first year-round sailings from New York

MSC Meraviglia will homeport in the city from April 2023 and sail North American and Caribbean cruises

MSC Cruises to operate first year-round sailings from New York

Michel Verdure

MSC Meraviglia will sail itineraries across North America during her year-long deployment in New York

By Alex Smith |

MSC Cruises is to base one of its ships in New York, USA, and operate year-round sailings for the first time in 2023. 

MSC Meraviglia will homeport in the city from April 2023 for year-round cruises to the Caribbean, Bermuda, New England and Canada. Several itineraries will also include calls at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the cruise line’s private island destination in The Bahamas. 

“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,” said Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises. “The itineraries will have a very strong appeal not only for our guests in the USA 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 will offer a wide variety of itineraries ranging from six to 11 nights. Caribbean itineraries will be either seven or eight nights in length, calling in Nassau, The Bahamas, and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Bermuda itineraries will last six nights and the ship will spend three days docked at King’s Wharf on the island, while the 10- and 11-night North American itineraries will feature calls in Boston and Portland in the USA, as well as Charlottetown, Halifax, Sydney and Saint John in Canada. In addition, the 11-night itineraries include an additional call in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Guests can also opt to book additional days before or after their cruises in New York, and choose from a range of flights, hotel accommodation, excursions, transfers to the port and luggage service. 

“We designed our mix of itineraries to take advantage of New York’s geographic flexibility, so that our guests can soak up the sun in the Caribbean during the spring and winter seasons, head to Bermuda during the summer or go north to see Canada’s natural beauty in the autumn,” said Onorato. “And of course, for those guests that wish to discover New York there is the option to do so pre or post their cruise to really make the most out of their holiday.”

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