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MSC Divina Receives Approval to Sail From New U.S. Homeport

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MSC Cruises has announced that its ship MSC Divina will be setting sail from a new United States homeport this month.

The vessel has just received CDC approval for a Conditional Sailing Certificate, following the successful completion of a simulated cruise last week.

Now, Divina is set to depart from Port Canaveral, Florida for the first time on September 16. When she does, she will become MSC’s 11th ship to resume cruises globally.

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MSC Divina (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

“After officially resuming cruises from the U.S. with MSC Meraviglia in early August, we are thrilled to cross another significant milestone toward bringing our entire fleet back to sea around the world for safe, relaxing and enjoyable cruises,” said Rubén Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA.

“In the U.S. in particular, MSC Divina’s restart will bring us into an entirely new, easily accessible embarkation destination, providing our guests with more choice when cruising with us to popular destinations in The Bahamas and Caribbean.”

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With MSC Divina‘s restart, MSC passengers can now choose from a variety of three, four, and seven-night itineraries from both Miami and Port Canaveral. Following Divina‘s resumption, MSC Meraviglia will add seven-night cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean.

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MSC Divina docked at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

MSC Cruises’ sailings from Florida will all feature stops at the line’s private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Ships dock there from early morning into the evening — and often overnight — giving visitors the chance to spend a full day enjoying two miles of white sand beaches and activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, wave runners, and more.

All voyages continue to operate under MSC’s health and safety protocol, which includes testing measures, vaccination requirements, mask-wearing, social distancing, and enhanced sanitation.

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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