MSC Cruises has grown rapidly over the last year, gaining lots of attention for its affordable prices and flash sales to unlikely locations.
This morning, the cruise line made history with its newest ship, the MSC Meraviglia docking at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in preparation for its first of many voyages out of New York City.
Starting Saturday, the modern and glamorous mega-ship will sail from Brooklyn to The Bahamas, Florida, Canada, New England, and Bermuda. Known as “The Ship for All Seasons,” the Meraviglia offers rides all year round, perfect for quenching a New Yorker’s thirst for a change of scenery in the brutal winter months.
But this cruise line doesn’t just benefit the aspiring traveler. The new dock is set to create about 150 jobs for New Yorkers in addition to you to 10,000 full-time jobs on board.
New York City joins Miami and Port Canaveral on MSC’s roster of North American homeports.
The MSC Meraviglia is one of the world’s largest ships, offering many amenities, including numerous pools, clubs, buffets, and activities.
Some of the ship’s main attractions are:
A 315-foot central promenade is filled with boutiques, restaurants, and tranquil spots for shopping, eating, and relaxing.
The Horizon pool offers superb sea views and more open-air deck space for sun worshipers during the daylight hours. At night, the area will be transformed into a stunning outdoor spot for dancing and entertainment under the stars.
The Broadway Theatre
Every cruise offers at least six different shows – even on a 7-night cruise – featuring innovative world-class and standing ovation entertainment.
MSC Aurea Spa
The MSC Aurea Spa is a luxurious Balinese spa offering signature relaxation treatments to revitalize the body and soul.
MSC Gym by Technogym®
Equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment, the panoramic gym on board MSC Meraviglia gym offers a wide range of innovative fitness courses and training programs designed to suit guests of all ages and abilities.
In his own words, Rubén Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA, says: “When we chose New York as the next step in our North American expansion, we knew that MSC Meraviglia would be the perfect ship, given her versatility and offerings for a wide variety of climates. She’s big and innovative, she offers something for everyone, and now she’s more accessible than ever for our guests in and around New York. We’re thrilled to give guests from the Northeast a direct link to our private destination—Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve—which is part of our fantastic itineraries to The Bahamas. As the year goes on, they’ll have other options like spending several days exploring Bermuda, or heading north for the breathtaking fall foliage in Canada and New England.”
Are you ready to plan your getaway? Head over to MSC Cruises now to snag your tickets while they’re 30% off!