MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Armonia will homeport in Miami, Florida starting in December 2018. The MSC cruise ship will expand operation form PortMiami and join MSC Divina and MSC Seaside.
MSC Armonia will add Miami as its homeport for its Cuba itineraries starting on December 10, 2018. The ship’s 7-night Cuba and Caribbean itinerary from PortMiami will let U.S. cruisers travel to Cuba with MSC as the ship didn’t allow this in the past. MSC Armonia is already based out of Havana offering voyages for international guests.
Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ CEO, commented:
“Miami is known internationally as the “Cruise Capital of the World” and it is often referred to as the world’s leading cruise port as it continues to excel in its principal homeport status with modern passenger terminal facilities, great accommodation options and outstanding end-to-end logistics and supply chain infrastructure. It is a truly exciting destination in itself and guests who visit Miami will enjoy a destination unlike any other, with a dramatic skyline, bustling cultural life, arts, great food, entertainment and so much more, as well as all that the state of Florida and beyond has to offer.”
“This new MSC Cruises product out of Miami allows to us to further enrich our offer to North American guests. MSC Armonia will in fact feature Havana and its culture together with the best of Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico.”
MSC Armonia Cuba and Caribbean Itinerary
With her new 7-night itinerary, MSC Armonia’s guests will embark in Miami on Mondays, with the ship then calling Montego Bay (Jamaica), Georgetown (Cayman Islands), and Cozumel (Mexico) before arriving in Havana, the Cuban capital, on Saturday and staying through to Sunday. Upon departing Havana, the ship will return to Miami.
Additionally, added Onorato:
“By having Miami as homeport this will give European and international guests an opportunity to add a pre- or post- cruise portion to their land vacation from New York, Orlando or other U.S. cities. Miami also offers a greater array of inbound and outbound options when traveling from within the U.S. or internationally.”
About MSC Armonia
The vessel is already based in the region but will be docked the same time as its sister ships and offer new options for those cruising with the cruise line. The ship also underwent a major refurbishment in 2014 with all the latest onboard amenities and features. Armonia is 65,500 gross tons and with a passenger capacity of over 2,000 at double occupancy.