MSC Meraviglia will be the line’s fourth ship sailing from the US (Image: MSC Cruises)
MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia has become the largest ship to ever dock in New York, US. The vessel, which can accommodate 4,488 guests, arrived in the city after a transatlantic crossing from Kiel, Germany.
The ship is set to break further records as it becomes the largest to visit Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Oregon; and Bar Harbor, Maine. It will also become the first vessel to call in Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ new private island destination in the Bahamas that opens on 9 November 2019.
“We are so thrilled to welcome MSC Meraviglia, a truly beautiful ship, to the US as she marks another major milestone for MSC Cruises in the North American market,” said Ken Muskat, chief operating officer of MSC Cruises US. “Due to significant demand, for the first time in MSC Cruises’ history we now have four distinct ships sailing in the region as MSC Meraviglia joins MSC Seaside, MSC Armonia and MSC Divina. With each ship offering its own unique design and guest experience inspired by our European heritage, we look forward to providing travellers with even more choice and variety to best fit their vacation needs.”
MSC Meraviglia will homeport in Miami for the winter season, offering itineraries around the Caribbean as well as cruises to New England, US and Canada from New York. The ship’s features include a two-storey Mediterranean-style promenade with restaurants by Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa and an open-fronted chocolate atelier by pastry chef Jean Philippe Maury.
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