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MSC Cruises Plans Fourth U.S. Homeport in Texas

MSC Cruises has recently announced plans to open its fourth U.S. homeport in Texas. This news is exciting for travelers, as it expands the options for cruise vacations and allows for more convenient departures from the United States. However, it is important for travelers to be aware of the current situation and understand what the new homeport will mean for them.

According to MSC, the cruise line and the Port of Galveston have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding outlining a potential arrangement to establish a terminal. Piers 16 to 18 would house the new port.

According to Rubén A. Rodrguez, president of MSC Cruises USA, “The prospect of developing a new homeport in Galveston is exciting because it represents a big step in our ongoing North American expansion,” “Bringing our modern, glamorous ships to Texas would provide even more access and opportunities for guests and travel advisors to experience the future of cruising with MSC Cruises and our unique European style. We look forward to productive discussions with the Galveston Wharves as we chart MSC’s future in the US market.”

Which ships would homeport there and when the new port would be constructed were not immediately known.

The business's present homeports in Miami and Port Canaveral in Florida would join the Texas cruise terminal. MSC intends to launch year-round cruises on its MSC Meraviglia ship from Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York City the following spring, offering voyages to the Caribbean, Bermuda, New England, and Canada.

The Swiss-based company also provides sailings from a number of other ports across the globe, many of which are located in Europe.

MSC is not the only one who want to live in Texas. Royal Caribbean unveiled a brand-new, zero-energy cruise terminal in Galveston last month. The Allure of the Seas ship, which can accommodate 5,400 passengers, will call the harbor home.

The MSC World Europa, which boasts 33 restaurants, bars, and lounges, and the first at-sea brewery to use saltwater in its beer, are just a few of the new ships that MSC has unveiled this year. Additionally, the cruise line debuted the MSC Seascape with a fresh Robotron experience that suspends passengers more than 100 feet above the water.


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