MSC Cruises will organize the MSC World America celebration sailing in Miami in the largest terminal in the world

The ceremony will take place at MSC Cruises' new state-of-the-art cruise terminal, highlighting the Company's commitment to the North American market

(Source: MSC Cruceros)

MSC Cruises, the world's third largest cruise line, announced today that it will host the naming ceremony for its new flagship, MSC World America, on the evening of April 9, 2025 at the company's new PortMiami. Terminal. The ceremony will honor MSC Cruises' investment in Miami and its commitment to the North American market, with the traditional breaking of a champagne bottle and a series of immersive onboard events that will highlight everything that Miami's newest megaship has to offer.

Guests attending the naming ceremony will be among the first to discover a new world of cruising when they embark on a celebratory sailing as MSC World America calls on the cruise line's private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine. Reserve. The celebration sailing itinerary includes an overnight stay on Ocean Cay with the island's signature nighttime lighthouse show and a beach party. Guests will continue enjoying Ocean Cay the next morning and then spend the rest of the day at sea to experience the long list of unique and exciting activities and amenities on board the ship.

The extraordinary MSC World America will be the largest MSC Cruises ship serving the US and the first in the region to run on LNG. MSC World America is the second of the line's innovative world-class ships and is specially designed with the North American guest in mind, with unique restaurants, bars and experiences that seamlessly combine European design with American comfort. Spanning 22 decks, measuring more than 150 feet wide and featuring 2,614 staterooms, MSC World America will be the centerpiece of Miami's skyline when it is named after her in 2025.

Rubén A. Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA, said: “There is no better place to welcome MSC World America than the cruise capital of the world. We look forward to seeing you set sail from our new state-of-the-art cruise terminal built in partnership with Miami-Dade County and PortMiami. As we expand our offerings in the North American market and help attract more international guests to the Caribbean, we are excited to bring our newest and most extraordinary ship yet to Miami. “We look forward to April 2025, when we can welcome guests on board to experience the world of options our new flagship has to offer.”

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County said: “We are delighted to welcome MSC World America to PortMiami. I also want to congratulate MSC Cruises for their investments in our community. Their new terminal has created many jobs for our residents and has had a positive impact on our local economy. “We look forward to a successful partnership and continued growth in the Cruise Capital of the World.”

The launch of MSC World America at the new MSC Cruises terminal in PortMiami, along with the upcoming $100 million MSC Cruises headquarters in downtown Miami, underscores the Company's unwavering dedication to South Florida. The PortMiami facility will be the largest cruise terminal in the world upon completion and is poised to revolutionize the cruise experience for up to 36,000 guests each day. The terminal will support MSC Cruises' continued growth at PortMiami.

Following the naming ceremony, MSC World America will set sail for her inaugural season on April 12, 2025. She will sail alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries with calls in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan Puerto Rico; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan Island, Honduras; and the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas.

MSC World America is carefully designed to help reduce your impact on the environment. The ship runs on LNG, a low-emission fuel, and is prepared for renewable energy sources. Shore-based electrical connectivity, when available, reduces emissions by allowing ship engines to be shut down in port. Smart technology is used throughout the ship to ensure guests can travel comfortably while keeping energy and water consumption low. A robust onboard recycling program minimizes waste, and even the propellers are designed to reduce noise and avoid disturbing marine life.

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