Today MSC Cruises made history with the MSC Divina arriving into Miami for the very first time. But it’s more than that! The ship will now be sailing from the popular port all year round which is the first time the European cruise line has ever done that. In fact it’s the first time an MSC ship will be sailing year round in North America.
[quote_box_left]“With MSC Divina’s debut, we are thrilled to welcome one of our finest and most innovative vessels to North America,” said Richard Sasso, President and CEO of MSC Cruises USA.[/quote_box_left]
When the ship sailed into Miami it done it Italian style with an escort of Fiat high-powered watercraft’s which actually looked like cars floating across the water! The watercraft’s compliment the red Fiat 500 car which was loaded onto the ship before it departed Venice in Italy. The ship has now completed an 18-night transatlantic crossing which started in the Italian port.
[quote_box_right]“Today marks an important milestone for MSC Cruises as we continue to grow in this region, offering more destinations and appealing to wider audiences. We look forward to offering North American cruisers something new and fresh.” said Richard Sasso, President and CEO of MSC Cruises USA.[/quote_box_right]
The ship will stay overnight and will tomorrow depart the port on a three day special sailing calling at Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas and then arriving back in Miami on November 23rd. The large ship will then be sailing from Miami year round to the Caribbean, it will also be doing cruises around South America which will also be departing from Miami.
MSC Divina will bring guests some new on-board features which are different from other ships in the fleet and dedicated to the American market. Two new dining spaces bring new options in partnership with the Italian restaurant emporium Eataly in New York. Another new feature is the Aqua Cycling which sounds the most exciting and a good way to keep fit at sea. The famous MSC Yacht Club is also available for those passengers looking for a five star service along with a personal butler and extra luxury.
Watch the MSC Divina docked at the Miami cruise terminal on the Port of Miami web cam. Also to get a feeling what the arrival was like take a look at some of the images below courtesy of MSC Cruises:
We’re looking forward to how the American market will welcome this new ship into the region all year around. What do you think of MSC Divina and will you booking a cruise on her? Let us know in the comments below.