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MSC Cruises summer 2024 sailings depart from both Florida and New York

No plans yet for summer vacation? MSC Cruises summer 2024 deployment features four ships offering a range of itineraries departing from Florida and New York. Families can choose from weekend cruises to longer vacations with MSC Cruises summer 2024 North America itineraries to the Caribbean. Cruise itineraries sail to The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, and more. Of course most of MSC Cruises summer 2024 sailings also include a stop at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the cruise line’s exclusive private island.

Diver underwater with sea turtle at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
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MSC Seashore departs from Port Canaveral, Florida on 3- to 7-night Caribbean and Bahamian cruises. With Port Canaveral just an hour away from the world-class theme parks of Orlando, it makes it easy to create a combined land/sea vacation that includes a trip to Disney World. MSC Seashore’s 3- and 4- day itineraries to The Bahamas include stops at Nassau and Ocean Cay. In addition to those two ports, week-long Caribbean cruises on MSC Seashore also call upon Mexican ports of Costa Maya and Cozumel. Guests can easily combine these itineraries to make a longer 10- to 11-day vacation.    

MSC Magnifica and MSC Seashore at sea
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MSC Cruises has two ships sailing out of Miami, Florida this summer including MSC Seascape and MSC Magnifica. MSC Seascape offers 7-night sailings, calling at destinations including San Juan (Puerto Rico), George Town (Cayman Islands), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Cozumel (Mexico), and Ocean Cay. 

Swimmer in Cavern of Chac Tun in Cozumel, Mexico
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MSC Magnifica offers 3- to 7-night sailings with stops including Key West (Florida), Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico), Isla de Roatan (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), Nassau (The Bahamas), and Ocean Cay.

MSC Cruises sails into New York City
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Families based in the northeast can sail from New York City’s Brooklyn cruise terminal on MSC Meraviglia’s 7-night Bahamas cruises with stops at Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Ocean Cay.

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

All four ships sailing the Caribbean this summer visit Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ private island in The Bahamas dedicated to the restoration of marine resources and the ongoing conservation of marine life.

With more than two miles of white sand beaches, the tropical paradise invites guests to discover the natural beauty and vibrant spirit of the Bahamas. The island features plenty of areas to soak up the sun and enjoy activities surrounded by sweeping vistas of crystal blue waters. Ocean Cay is also home to the MSC Foundation’s Super Coral Program, which aims to restore nearby coral reefs and contribute to conservation knowledge and initiatives worldwide.

MSC Seashore at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
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Over the next 12 months, MSC Cruises will make enhancements to Ocean Cay’s guest amenities and experiences to support the cruise line’s future growth. The new enhancements will include expanded excursion centers to support water activities and island tours, and additional food and beverage facilities including a second food hall and larger bars. Additionally, guests can expect enhanced swimming areas, including a new kids lagoon alongside improvements to the popular main lagoon. MSC Yacht Club guests can look forward to an expanded Ocean House bar and restaurant.

Winter 2024/2025 Sailings

Looking beyond the summer season MSC Cruises will have, six ships offering itineraries this winter from Miami, New York City, Port Canaveral and Martinique.

MSC Divina in Nassau, Bahamas
MSC Divina in Nassau, Bahamas photo by Dave Parfitt

Three ships will sail from Miami:

  • MSC Divina will offer 3- and 4-night itineraries to the Bahamas with visits to Nassau and Ocean Cay. The ship’s 10-night itineraries include Aruba, Curaçao and Dominican Republic.
  • MSC Seascape will offer 7-night cruises departing on Saturdays. Eastern Caribbean sailings include calls on the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Ocean Cay. Western Caribbean itineraries include Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Ocean Cay.
  • MSC Seaside will offer 7-night cruises departing on Sundays. Eastern Caribbean sailings include calls in The Bahamas and Ocean Cay, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Western Caribbean options include Mexico, Honduras, Belize, and The Bahamas and Ocean Cay.

MSC Meraviglia will continue to sail from New York City with 7-night itineraries including visits to Port Canaveral, Nassau and Ocean Cay. The ship will also offer 10- to 11-night itineraries including stops in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and St. Maarten.

San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico photo by Dave Parfitt

From Port Canaveral, MSC Seashore will offer 3- to 7-night itineraries including calls at Costa Maya, Cozumel, Ocean Cay and Nassau.

MSC Virtuosa will offer 7-night sailings from Fort de France (Martinique) to destinations including Philipsburg (St. Maarten), St. John’s (Antigua), Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), and Bridgetown (Barbados).

MSC World America Launches 2025

Looking further ahead, MSC World America, MSC Cruises’ newest U.S. flagship, will enter service in April 2025. During her inaugural summer season, she will sail from MSC Cruises’ new terminal at PortMiami, offering alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries with stops at Puerto Plata, San Juan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Isla de Roatan and Ocean Cay.

Artist rendering of MSC World America

To book your summer vacation on MSC Cruises, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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