Cruise Line to Move Two Ships to Port Canaveral

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MSC Seaside docked at Ocean Cay. - Photo by MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has announced that two of their ships will be sailing from Port Canaveral this coming winter.

MSC Seaside will be moving to the Space Coast in November 2020 and is currently scheduled to stay there through March 2021. MSC Divina will follow, moving to Port Canaveral at the end of March 2021. The arrival of MSC Cruises to Port Canaveral marks a significant milestone for both the cruise line and the port, as it will be the first time an MSC ship is homeported there. 

With nearby access to Orlando and its theme parks and other attractions, Port Canaveral is the perfect choice for travelers who want to extend their vacation. Those who are eager to sail from Florida to the Caribbean and Bahamas aboard European style ships will be able to choose from three, four, and seven-night cruise options departing on Sundays and Thursdays. 

“Port Canaveral has always been an extremely popular port with cruisers. It is easily accessible, offers innovative and modern terminals and provides convenient access to many attractions in the surrounding area. We are thrilled at MSC Cruises to bring two of our modern and glamorous cruise ships, MSC Seaside and MSC Divina, to such a high-demand port for the first time, with sailings year-round to the sunny Caribbean and The Bahamas,” said Rubén Rodriguez, President of MSC Cruises USA. “As we look toward the upcoming year, we are eager to bring our guests back to sea when the time is right, with health and safety as a top priority, following guidance from national and international health authorities. We are also excited to expand our presence in North America with new and enriching cruise experiences.”

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Itineraries from Port Canaveral

MSC Seaside will operate three, four, and seven-night cruises. Destinations for each itinerary vary but include George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; and MSC’s private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. See all cruises on MSC Seaside.

MSC Divina will replace Seaside at the end of March 2021, continuing her itineraries with similar three, four, and seven-night options visiting the same ports. See all cruises on MSC Divina.

New Health and Safety Protocol

MSC Seaside and Divina’s sailings from Port Canaveral will follow the line’s new enhanced health and safety protocol, which are still being developed in collaboration with national and international health authorities. The new protocol will encompass every aspect of a passenger’s journey, ensuring the health and safety of guests and crew is protected. Full details on the new measures will be announced in the near future. 

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