Beginning April 16, 2023, the MSC Seaside will sail from Port Canaveral on three and four-night trips to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas, as well as seven-night cruises to Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico, Belize, and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
“We are very proud of our association with MSC Cruises and are excited to welcome the MSC Seaside to Port Canaveral when she comes next year,” said Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO. “MSC Cruise Lines’ dedication to our Port and testament to the best-in-class experience we give for their guests is reflected in the deployment of this stunning Seaside-class ship, the new flagship in the MSC fleet.”
“People travelling from Central Florida want to soak up the sun, and bringing MSC Seaside to Port Canaveral gives them additional space to unwind while on board,” MSC Cruises USA President Rubén Rodrguez said. “The Seaside class of ships is designed specifically for Caribbean cruising, with attractions such as pools, dining, and outdoor decks that are placed lower and closer to the sea. Our Port Canaveral guests will be able to visit amazing sites like Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, which is both a magnificent tropical island and a reflection of our dedication to the environment, whether they sail now on the elegant MSC Divina or later.”
In 2021, MSC Cruises began year-round operations from Port Canaveral.
The MSC Seaside will be the third MSC Cruises ship to call Port Canaveral home. MSC Divina is sailing the Caribbean this summer from Port Canaveral, with MSC Meraviglia taking over in October for the winter season 2022-2023.
We have lots of links to the Seaside – as it was our very first cruise ever!