Another MSC Cruises ship is back in service.
MSC Divina — a mainstay in Florida — kicked off a series of Bahamas and Caribbean voyages yesterday from Port Canaveral, a new port for the cruise line.
For its first sailing back, the vessel is operating a three-night itinerary that will visit Nassau, Bahamas as well as MSC’s private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, which opened in 2019.
Ocean Cay will be a regular stop for MSC Divina, just as it will be for other ships from the line sailing from Florida. The island offers two miles of white sand beaches, as well as activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing.
Ships stay longer at Ocean Cay than is normally seen on cruise line private islands, docking from early morning into the evening (and sometimes overnight) when there are bonfires on the beach and a light show on the island’s lighthouse.
“We are thrilled to bring MSC Divina to Port Canaveral and offer our guests even more choice when cruising with us from the U.S.,” said Rubén Rodriguez, President of MSC Cruises USA.
“Following the successful return of MSC Meraviglia, we are excited to see our guests so eager to get back to sea, especially as the winter holiday season approaches. By bringing MSC Cruises’ world of discovery to this accessible port — near popular attractions and major cities like Orlando, Tampa and South Florida — our guests have an ideal opportunity to take a much-deserved family vacation.”
Following this week’s three-night cruise, Divina will add seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises starting September 19, four-night cruises on September 26, and more seven-night cruises in mid-October.
Features of Divina include an aqua park, 4D movie theater, an infinity pool at the aft, two specialty restaurants, and the exclusive MSC Yacht Club area.
MSC Divina is MSC’s 11th ship to resume cruises globally, with eight of those sailing in Europe. The line’s ship MSC Bellissima is also sailing in the Red Sea.
In the United States, MSC Cruises is sailing from both Miami and Port Canaveral, offering a range of itinerary lengths to choose from. Divina is the second MSC ship to resume service in North America, following MSC Meraviglia out of Miami.