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MSC Cruises’ First Ship to Sail from Port Canaveral Approved to Resume Service

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MSC Cruises has announced that its ship, MSC Divina, has received approval from the CDC for its Conditional Sailing Certificate, following the successful completion of a simulated voyage last week. With approval granted, MSC Divina is set to not only become MSC Cruises’ 11th ship to resume cruising globally, but also the company’s first to set sail from its brand-new homeport, Orlando / Port Canaveral.

“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, including our stunning new private island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.”

With MSC Divina’s upcoming restart, MSC Cruises’ guests can now select from a variety of three-, four- and seven-night itineraries from two embarkation ports in Florida: Miami and Orlando / Port Canaveral. Following MSC Divina’s restart, MSC Meraviglia will add seven-night cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean. All cruises will continue to operate under MSC Cruises’ health and safety measures, including testing measures, vaccine requirements, mask-wearing, social distancing, enhanced sanitization and more.

MSC Cruises itineraries from Florida ports also feature stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, named ‘Best New Cruise Destination’. With ships docking at the island from early morning into the evening — and often overnight — guests can spend a full day enjoying the pristine, white sand beaches and a variety of activities, including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, wave runner rides and more.

For more information on MSC Cruises’ first cruises from Port Canaveral, visit

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