MSC’s Ocean Cay Delayed Opening Until Dec 5, 2019

ocean cay marine reserve

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas (November 13, 2019) – MSC Cruises today announced that Ocean Cay’s opening date is now set for December 5, 2019. The development of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve has been a multiyear project in which MSC Cruises worked with multiple contractors and partners to transform what was once an industrial sand excavation site into a stunning tropical destination, including designating the surrounding waters as a flourishing marine reserve. This has been an extremely complex project as MSC Cruises has been fully committed to developing…

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MSC Meraviglia Makes Her Debut in Miami

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises welcomed MSC Meraviglia to her new Winter/Spring homeport of Miami, Florida. MSC Meraviglia is the largest MSC ship to call PortMiami home and joins three other MSC ships sailing from the Magic City. Ken Muskat, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of MSC Cruises USA said: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez said: With a name meaning wonder, MSC Meraviglia boasts an innovative and glamorous designthat showcases MSC Cruises’ signature European style. The ship’s two-story Mediterranean-style promenade, feauturing the longest LED Dome at sea, is lined with a variety…

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MSC Cruises to Homeport MSC Armonia in Tampa in 2020

MSC Armonia

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…

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MSC Cruises Plans Multi-Cruise Ship Terminal in Miami

MSC Cruises New Miami Terminal

MSC Cruises is continuing to cement their presence within North America. The world’s largest privately-owned cruise company, announced details to construct a new highly-innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami that will support its plans to expand their growth in the Caribbean. Details of the agreement, which has received approval from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, state that MSC Cruises will design, construct, operate and maintain a large building that hosts two cruise terminals (AA and AAA) as well as two berths. Designed by the award-winning global architecture firm Arquitectonica, MSC…

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MSC Cruises to Offer (AI) Personal Assistant Onboard

MSC Cruises ZOE Personal Cruise Assistant

MSC Cruises, already known for employing technology to enhance the guest experience, have announced that they are introducing the world’s first virtual personal cruise assistant. Named ZOE, the voice-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) tool will be found in every stateroom. ZOE can speak seven languages, answer hundreds of questions about the cruise and provide information about on board services, guidance and suggestions or help to book a service. An easy to use device – guests simply say, “OK ZOE”, and she’s ready to help. The advanced voice recognition feature makes it…

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