MSC Meraviglia’s itineraries set sail from New York City, offering guests the chance to visit the city that never sleeps, full of endless unforgettable experiences. From viewing the iconic Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, marvelling at the dazzling Manhattan skyscrapers, getting lost in the city’s lively neighbourhoods, visiting world-class museums to a relaxing stroll in Central Park to witness the colourful autumn foliage, this magnificent city is a top destination any time of the year.
New England and Canada are renowned for incredible scenery and autumn is definitely the best time to visit to witness the beautiful changing of the seasons. Whether it’s visiting world-famous historical sites, admiring the incredible landscapes and spectacular vibrant hues of autumn leaves or savouring the famed mouth-watering cuisines of the East Coast - these unique itineraries aboard MSC Meraviglia have something to offer for everyone.
While sailing the East Atlantic coast, guests can make the most of MSC Meraviglia’s array of exceptional amenities and rich and varied onboard experiences including the ship’s wide range of gourmet dining options, world-class entertainment, award-winning facilities for families and children of all ages, luxurious spa and wellness all whilst relaxing in comfortable accommodations to meet all needs.
Among the most exciting ports on the New England and Canada itineraries is Newport, a charming waterfront town situated on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, known for its stunning architecture, historic Gilded Age Mansions and beautiful scenic coastal views. The city has a variety of attractions to explore, including the historic Cliff Walk with a walking trail along the beautiful rocky shoreline, the iconic mansions, once home to America’s wealthiest prominent families and the historic Fort Adams State Park offering gorgeous views of Newport Harbour and Narragansett Bay.
Explore Boston, the capital of Massachusetts – a modern and dynamic city full of rich culture and history. Whether viewing the city’s cutting-edge architecture or taking a walk through Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, lined with historic landmarks including Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States, there is a plethora of sites to discover. For sports enthusiasts, visit the historic Fenway Park, the oldest and most legendary stadium in Major League Baseball and home to the Red Sox.
Not to be missed on MSC Meraviglia’s itinerary is Halifax, the seaside capital city of Nova Scotia, renowned for its long-standing maritime heritage. Guests can enjoy a stroll on one of the world’s longest continuous waterfront boardwalks full of fantastic restaurants and a range of cultural attractions. Visit the city’s impressive historical landmarks including its hilltop citadel dating back to the 18th century or head Southwest of the city to the small fishing village of Peggy's Cove, well-known for its picturesque red and white Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, one of the most iconic and popular sites visited in Nova Scotia.
The beautiful maritime province of New Brunswick, is a must-visit for outdoor adventures with its striking coastline and lush forests as well as its various wildlife including moose, whales and seals. Guests can explore the charming and historic port city of Saint John, located in the Bay of Fundy, offering a range of attractions for sightseers and nature lovers. Admire the beautiful historic streets, go for a hike or bike ride in the beautiful nature trails of Rockwood Park or witness the incredible views of the Bay of Fundy, home to some of the highest tides in the world, there’s a host of attractions to meet everyone’s preferences.
The quaint city of Portland, Maine, offers a wealth of cultural attractions and beautiful views of the Atlantic coast. Visitors can explore the city’s enchanting lighthouses, historical architecture, varied outdoor activities and breathtaking nature, as well as taste some of the freshest seafood in the country. Some of the city’s top attractions include the Old Port District, where you can take a leisurely walk through the cobblestone streets full of historic buildings, boutiques and excellent restaurants and bars to discover. Art lovers must stop at the Portland Museum of Art featuring an impressive collection of artworks from local and world-famous artists from around the globe. Make sure to take the time to sample the local beer and try out the world-famous Maine lobster.
MSC Meraviglia is homeporting year-round in New York and her itineraries were strategically designed to take advantage of New York's geographic flexibility, so that guests can enjoy cruises to New England and Canada in April, May, August and autumn 2024 and soak up the sun in the Caribbean during the winter and spring seasons.
In Bermuda, the ship docks at Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandys Parish, on the western tip of the island. Visit the cities of Hamilton and St. George, part of UNESCO heritage and the first capital of Bermuda. On King’s Square, in the centre of St. George, you will be able to admire the Town Hall, National Museum of Bermuda, historical buildings dating back to the 19th century, restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as neat little shops with locally made items.
For the perfect beach day, discover MSC Cruises’ exclusive Bahamian destination: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. In Ocean Cay you disembark onto a beautiful private island, packed with watersports, beaches and attractions. Here you can connect with nature and feel the warmth of the Bahamian spirit. As a nature-focused marine reserve, Ocean Cay demonstrates MSC Cruises' long-standing love of the sea. Enjoy a relaxing massage in a cabana. Connect with the waters and choose from an array of watersports: a WaveRunner tour, snorkelling or kayaking and so much more.
Sample New York City itineraries.
Over 40 departures ranging from 5 to 21 nights are currently available:
12-nights Bermuda, Canada and New England
November 27, 2023
7-nights Bermuda, Canada and New England
August 18, 25, September 8, October 13, 2024
7-nights Caribbean & Antilles
December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2023
February 4, May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 30, 2024
October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 2024
9-nights Caribbean & Antilles
January 6 & 26, 2024
With a name meaning ‘wonder’, the 5,642 guest MSC Meraviglia boasts an innovative design that showcases MSC Cruises’ signature European style. The ship’s two-storey Mediterranean-style promenade, featuring the longest LED Dome at sea, is lined with a variety of shops and specialty restaurants — including HOLA! Tapas Bar and Ocean Cay, restaurants by two Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ramón Freixa, and Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Café, an open fronted chocolate atelier by world-renowned pastry chef, Jean Philippe Maury.
Entertainment is available around-the-clock with enriching activities for all ages. In addition to six different full-scale theatrical productions every night in the main theatre, guests are also able to enjoy two distinct Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, VIAGGIO and SONOR — created exclusively for MSC Meraviglia in a purpose-built entertainment and dining venue, the Carousel Lounge. Immersive kids and family programs include a winter-themed aqua park with four water slides, a Himalayan bridge suspending cruisers high up above the ship, an interactive XD cinema, two full size bowling lanes and multiple LEGO-designed kids clubs. The ship caters to families, with modular connected staterooms that can accommodate up to 10 people.
Those looking for exclusivity and privacy – while still enjoying all the amenities and choice offered on a larger ship – can book their stay within the MSC Yacht Club, MSC Cruises’ all-inclusive ‘ship-within-a-ship’ concept, featuring private amenities and 24-hour butler service.
Launched in June 2017, MSC Meraviglia was MSC Cruises first next-generation innovative ship to feature MSC for Me, a multi-channel digital program designed to help guests get the most out of their vacation. By simply using an app, interactive displays and in-stateroom TV, guests are able to effortlessly book services, find information, plan activities, stay connected with friends and family and easily navigate around the ship.
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