MSC Meraviglia Begins Year-Round New York City Schedule
Welcome to New York. The MSC Meraviglia arrived at its new homeport in Brooklyn, beginning MSC Cruises’ year-round ship sailing out of New York City.
Despite being the third largest cruise line globally, MSC Cruises only has four ships in North American ports, a count which will increase to five when the Magnifica is added to the lineup later this year at Florida. The Meraviglia will embark on itineraries journeying to Bermuda and the Bahamas while visiting New England and Canada during leaf peeping season this fall.
Holland America Details First-Ever Pole-to-Pole Sailing
Holland America has announced its first-ever pole-to-pole Grand Voyage, setting sail in January 2025.
The 133-day voyage will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on Volendam, visiting 68 ports in 28 countries. Highlights will include four days of scenic cruising in Antarctica, crossing the Arctic Circle to North Cape, transiting the Panama Canal, and sailing the Amazon River.
At the same time, Holland America’s ship Zuiderdam will be operating a 124-day world cruise. The ships will meet up in Barcelona, Spain for a joint overnight call, with celebrations involving both vessels.
The 133-day Grand Voyage starts at $26,300 and the 124-night world cruise starts at $25,000 per person.
Carnival Facilitates Donation of a Fire Truck to Grand Turk
Carnival Cruise Line and Turks and Caicos Islands officials marked the grand arrival of a new fire truck donated to the Grand Turk Domestic Fire Services with a ceremony at the Grand Turk Cruise Center.
Carnival coordinated with The City of Miami Fire-Rescue Department to facilitate the donation, which will enhance the safety services of Grand Turk’s visitors and residents. The City of Miami has also offered to train the island’s firefighters on how to operate the vehicle.
Carnival has been operating the Grand Turk Cruise Center since 2006.