Three MSC Cruise Ships to Sail Altered Caribbean Itineraries

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MSC Cruises has altered itineraries for three cruise ships due to Caribbean destinations devastated by Hurricane Irma and Maria.

MSC cruise ships are changing itineraries due to Hurricane damage and several popular cruise Eastern Caribbean destinations. The cruise line has been working closely with port authorities on damage assessment and they will continue to monitor the process of recovery for Hurricane hit ports. The cruise destinations of St. Maarten, St. Thomas (USVI), Puerto Rico and Dominica have been heavily hit by Hurricane Irma and Maria this month.

MSC Cruises posted an update to ship itineraries including MSc Divina, MSC Fantasia, and MSC Seaside.

Altered MSC Cruise Ship Itineraries

MSC Divina

MSC Divina, on the three Eastern Caribbean itineraries departing from Miami on 30 September, 14 October and 28 October and that formerly included Philipsburg (St Maarten) and San Juan (Puerto Rico), will now cruise the following Western itinerary:

• Miami/Florida (USA)
• At sea
• Montego Bay (Jamaica)
• George Town (Cayman Islands)
• Costa Maya (Mexico)
• At sea
• Nassau (Bahamas)
• Miami/Florida (USA)

Starting with the itinerary departing from Miami on November 11, on 7-night Eastern Caribbean itineraries, MSC Divina will now call at St John (Antigua and Barbuda), instead of at Philipsburg (St Maarten).

For MSC Divina long-cruises departing from Miami in January and February 2018:

Departing 03 January 2018: the ship will call at Oranjestad (Aruba) and Willemstad (Curaçao) instead of at Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands) and Basseterre (St Kitts & Nevis)

Departing 25 January 2018: San Juan (Puerto Rico) will replace Philipsburg (St Maarten)

Departing 15 February 2018: the ship will call at San Juan (Puerto Rico), Bridgetown (Barbados) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) instead of at Philipsburg (St Maarten), Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands) and St John (Antigua and Barbuda)

MSC Fantasia

25 November – 31 March 2018: On the 7-night itineraries from Forte de France (Martinique) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), MSC Fantasia will now call at La Romana (Dominican Republic), instead of at Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and at Basseterre (St Kitts & Nevis), instead of at Roseau (Dominica), while spending an additional day at sea instead of calling at Philipsburg (St Maarten).

MSC Seaside

23 December – 17 March 2018: On her Eastern Caribbean itineraries departing from Miami, MSC Seaside will now call at St John (Antigua and Barbuda), instead of at Philipsburg (St Maarten).

Also Read: 5 Celebrity Cruise Ships Replace Hurricane Hit Ports

The Caribbean sailings for MSC Opera and MSC Armonia are unchanged at the moment along with all other cruise ship sailings. This can always change so do keep checking MSC for the very latest updates.


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