MSC Divina Approved to Resume Operations, Will Homeport at Port Canaveral

MSC Divina is set to become the 11th ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet to resume cruising after it received approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its Conditional Sailing Certificate, following the successful completion of a simulated voyage last week. The ship will also be the cruise line’s first to set sail from its brand-new homeport, Orlando/Port Canaveral.

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,” said Rubén Rodríguez, president of MSC Cruises USA, in a press note. 

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 FloridaMiami and Port Canaveral. Following MSC Divina’s resumption of operations, MSC Meraviglia, which began sailing in the U.S. early last month, will add seven-night cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean. All cruises will continue to operate under MSC Cruises’ health and safety protocol, including testing measures, vaccine requirements, mask-wearing, social distancing, enhanced sanitization and more. 

MSC Cruises itineraries from Florida ports also include stops at its Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas. With ships docking at the island from early morning into the evening—and often overnight—guests can spend a full day enjoying two miles of pristine, white sand beaches and activities including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, thrilling wave runner rides and more.

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