The MSC Divina will be deployed back to North America as part of the European based cruise lines American expansion plans.
One of MSC Cruises most popular cruise ships will sail from Miami, Florida all year round again starting from November 2015 after a season in the Mediterranean. The MSC Divina has already spent a season sailing from the worlds cruise capital but now MSC will continue that expansion along with a dedicated terminal and the arrival of MSC Seaside in 2017.
“North America is a key market for MSC Cruises as the company works to double its capacity by 2022,” said Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises. “Since the arrival of MSC Divina in Miami in November 2013, we’ve seen significant growth in the market and strong demand by consumers and travel agents for MSC Divina to sail from North America year-round. We’re thrilled to be able to meet this demand, providing more opportunity for North American guests to enjoy the unique ‘Mediterranean Style Cruise’ experience that only MSC Cruises can offer.”
The modern cruise ship will begin sailing in November 2015 all year round and from April 2016 through to March 2017 the vessel will rotate between Eastern and Western Caribbean routes and include stops in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
“MSC Cruises has received extremely positive ratings from travel agents and guests, who rave about the beauty of our Mediterranean-inspired decor, quality of international cuisine, and world-class, standing-ovation quality entertainment,” said Rick Sasso, President of MSC Cruises USA. “Keeping MSC Divina in North America year-round will help us expose even more travel agents and consumers to the MSC Cruises’ brand as well as build excitement for the arrival of MSC Seaside in 2017.”
MSC Cruises are becoming one of the largest cruise lines in the world and already have several large cruise ships on order. A new dedicated cruise terminal will be upgraded as well as the arrival of MSC Seaside that will also sail from PortMiami, Florida.
April 2016 through March 2017 sailings on MSC Divina will open for booking on Friday, May 1. As a special launch promotion, MSC Cruises will offer consumers a value-added offer that includes shipboard credit, a beverage package and a WiFi package, depending on the category of stateroom booked.