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MSC Cruises’ latest network shift features 9 new routes launching summer 2025

MSC World America

MSC Cruises has unveiled its summer 2025 itineraries for the North American market. With offerings ranging from 7-night voyages on the brand-new MSC World America to weekend getaways on MSC Seascape, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

“We want our guests to experience MSC Cruises’ most modern and innovative ships, whether they’re on a quick weekend getaway or the vacation of a lifetime. The Summer 2025 season will be an exciting one for us," said Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA.

"MSC World America will let our guests experience the future of cruising with 7-night itineraries from Miami, and we’re enhancing our short cruises from Miami with the fantastic MSC Seascape providing 3- and 4-night options. We’re especially thrilled that all four ships sailing from U.S. homeports will call at Ocean Cay, providing guests with the opportunity to experience MSC Cruises’ unique and beautiful private island in The Bahamas no matter where they embark.”

Two ships will be based out of MSC Cruises' next-gen terminal at PortMiami


MSC Cruises is expanding its mega-ship portfolio with the debut of MSC World America, the second ship in their state-of-the-art World Class. It will be the cruise line's largest ship sailing from North America, measuring over 215,000 gross registered tons. It will also be one of the largest in the world, following closely behind Royal Caribbean's Icon and Oasis Classes. 

Though part of the same class as MSC World Europa, MSC World America won't be identical. Onboard, guests will find new bars, restaurants, and public spaces designed to cater to the North American cruising market, including The Harbor, a brand-new outdoor space that will feature a waterpark, High Trial course, zip line, sensory play area, and thematic playground. 

In total, there will be 13 restaurants for guests to dine at, as well as 20 bars and lounges ranging from the new Sports Bar to the elegant Champagne Bar.

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Those who wish to sail on the latest and greatest that MSC Cruises has to offer can elect to book a 7-night cruise that visits the Eastern or Western Caribbean.

Sailings to the Eastern Caribbean will visit ports like San Juan, Puerto Rico and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, whereas those cruising to the west will stop at Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and Roatán, Honduras. All itineraries feature a stop at MSC Cruises' private island, MSC Ocean Cay, in The Bahamas and will depart on Saturdays. 

MSC Seascape, a Seaside EVO Class ship that launched in 2022, will also sail from Miami. In addition to weeklong cruises to the Caribbean, MSC Seascape will also offer 3- and 4-night sailings to The Bahamas and Ocean Cay to meet the growing demand for shorter cruises


Certain voyages will include an overnight stay at Ocean Cay, allowing guests more time to enjoy the island and exclusive activities that aren't available during the day, such as a sunset champagne cruise, beachside stargazing, and a lighthouse LED show. 

7-night Eastern Caribbean cruises will visit Ocean Cay, Nassau, San Juan, and Puerto Plata, and 7-night Western Caribbean cruises will sail to Ocean Cay, Nassau, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman. Short cruises (i.e., those that are 3 and 4 nights) will call at Nassau and Ocean Cay. 

MSC Seashore is the third ship that will be deployed out of Florida, offering 3-, 4-, and 7-night cruises

MSC ship docked at Ocean Cay

MSC Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral to The Bahamas and Western Caribbean. 3- and 4-night cruises will visit Nassau and Ocean Cay, whereas weeklong Caribbean sailings will call at Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Ocean Cay. 

Like MSC Seascape, MSC Seashore is a Seaside EVO Class, meaning that it's larger than the first two ships in the class with more outdoor spaces and dining options for guests to enjoy. 

Passengers will quickly learn that the ship was inspired by New York City, with elements like a 10-foot-high Statue of Liberty replica, an LED wall of the Manhattan Skyline, and an entire retail and entertainment area called Times Square. 

Costa Maya

Though not the newest or largest ship in the fleet, there's plenty to appreciate about MSC Seashore, from the pirates-themed waterpark to Jungle Pool with a retractable roof and over 10 dining options. 

Read more: I stayed in a $1,175 stateroom on MSC Seashore

Finally, MSC Meraviglia will continue to sail from New York to The Bahamas and Bermuda


All cruises onboard MSC Meraviglia will depart on Sundays from New York City. Itineraries range from 7-night getaways to Bermuda, including several nights at Royal Naval Dockyard, to weeklong cruises to The Bahamas and Florida, calling at Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Ocean Cay. 

Since New York is a major transportation hub, with three airports within close proximity to the cruise terminal in Brooklyn, it's convenient for travelers coming from various locations. Plus, the vibrant energy of New York offers an exciting pre- or post-cruise stay. From high-end shopping to mesmerizing Broadway shows, world-class museums, and delicious dining, there's plenty worth exploring before or after your cruise adventure. 

MSC Meraviglia isn't short on amenities, either. Onboard, passengers will find 20 bars and 12 restaurants, including the popular Butcher's Cut Steakhouse, HOLA! Tacos and Cantina, and Kaito Sushi and Teppanyaki. Families will appreciate the indoor and outdoor pools, as well as the waterpark that's home to twisting slides and an intricate ropes course. There's also a full-sized bowling alley, Formula One Simulator, interactive XD simulator, and so much more. 

Read more: Why I left Royal Caribbean for MSC Cruises

Here's why you should already be thinking about your 2025 cruise

MSC World Europa

Booking early ensures that you have access to the lowest rates and the most cabin availability. With the demand for cruising at an all-time high, those who wait until the last minute may be disappointed with their options, especially if you're hoping to score a suite or adjoining rooms. 

With over a year to plan, you'll have plenty of time to research all of your ports and excursion options. Plus, you can budget for other add-ons, such as specialty dining, spa treatments, drink packages, and more. 

If you don't live within driving distance of the terminal, you'll also have to budget for pre-cruise transportation. Airfare isn't cheap, and prices tend to increase the closer you get to your departure date. 

Read more: 10 Reasons to Book a Cruise Right Now

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