MSC Cruises will expand their presence in North America with the opening of a new homeport in 2020. The company’s 2,000 guest MSC Armonia will reposition from Miami to her new home of Port of Tampa Bay starting in November 2020.
MSC Armonia will begin sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round, with a full Winter season (Nov. 2020 – April 2021) of 4- to 5-night short cruises followed by a Summer season (May 2021-Nov. 2021) of week-long cruise options.
Ken Muskat, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of MSC Cruises USA said:
“As MSC Cruises expands its presence in the U.S., the introduction of Tampa as a homeport plays an important role in our long-term deployment strategy for this region,”
“We’ve seen increased demand for cruise options from Tampa as vacationers from around the world look to explore the city and surrounding areas pre- and post-cruise. We’re looking forward to bringing MSC Armonia, one of our more classic and charming ships, to Tampa and to introducing even more travelers to the MSC Cruises experience, inspired by our European heritage.”
For the Winter 2020-2021 season, MSC Armonia will offer a variety of 4- and 5-night sailings, visiting destinations such as Key West; Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Progreso, Mexico; and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ new private island destination in The Bahamas. With options for guests to book back-to-back cruises with new destinations on each sailing, travelers also have the ability to extend the length of their vacation with 9- or 10-night options. In addition, for those looking to get away during the holiday season, MSC Armonia will offer several 7-night cruise options in December 2020, including Christmas and New Years.
Sample 4- and 5-night itineraries, include:
- Jan. 10 – Jan. 14, 2021 (4-night): Tampa; Key West; Ocean Cay; At Sea; Tampa. Prices start at $239 per person.
- Jan. 14 – Jan. 19, 2021 (5-night): Tampa; At Sea; Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; At Sea; Tampa. Prices start at $299 per person.
- Jan. 19 – Jan. 24, 2021 (5-night): Tampa; Key West; At Sea; Progreso, Mexico; At Sea; Tampa. Prices start at $289 per person.
Following its inaugural season in Tampa, MSC Armonia will then transition to 7-night sailings from May through Nov. 2021, with stops at Key West; Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve; Cozumel, Mexico; and Progreso, Mexico. Prices start at $299 per person.
For more details on MSC Armonia’s itineraries from Tampa, visit MSC Cruises website.