MSC Cruises Plans Fourth U.S. Homeport In Texas
“The prospect of developing a new homeport in Galveston is exciting as it represents a major step in our ongoing North American expansion (MSC Cruises).”
By : thoughtfulnews.com Published on December 22, 2022
MSC Cruises :
MSC Cruises will open its fourth new home port in the US in Texas.
According to MSC, the cruise line has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Port of Galveston outlining an agreement that may develop the terminal. The new port will be located on Piers 16 to 18.
MSC Cruises USA President Ruben A. Rodriguez said in a statement: “By bringing our modern and inviting ships to Texas, our guests and travel agents will have even more opportunities and opportunities to experience the future of cruising with MSC Cruises and our unique European style. We look forward to productive discussions with Galveston Wharves as we plan the future of MSC in the U.S. market.”
It was not immediately clear when the new port would be built or which ships would homeport there.
The company’s Cruise He terminal in Texas will join its current home ports of Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida. Next spring, MSC will set sail from New York City’s Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to offer year-round cruises on its MSC Mirabilia ships to the Caribbean, Bermuda, New England and Canada.
The Swiss-based company also offers departures from several other ports around the world, including much of Europe.
His MSC isn’t the only one who wants to call Texas home. Last month, Royal Caribbean opened its own new zero energy cruise terminal in Galveston. The port hosts Allure of the Seas, which welcomes over 5,400 guests.
MSC has unveiled several new ships this year, including her MSC World Europe with 33 restaurants, bars and lounges, and the world’s first ocean brewery to use seawater for beer. The cruise line also announced MSC Seascape. This features a new Robot Ron ride that rocks guests over 100 feet above the ocean.