MSC Cruises Gets Approval, Showcases First Images for Miami Terminal

by Daniel McCarthy
MSC Cruises Gets Approval, Showcases First Images for Miami Terminal

The new terminal will host two of MSC’s mega-ships, as well as the line’s other vessels homeporting in or sailing out of Miami. Photos: MSC


MSC Cruises’ plans to launch a new, multi-ship cruise ship terminal at PortMiami are officially on track, with the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners having approved the plans on Tuesday.

Work on the terminal will kick off early next year, with completion targeted for late 2022.

The new terminal will be able to host two of MSC’s mega-ships, including the 4,500-passenger MSC Meraviglia, which will sail from Miami later this year; and the 5,696-passenger MSC Bellissima, which debuted earlier this year.

Right now, MSC’s presence in Miami includes MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia, which homeport out of Miami year-round; and MSC Divinia, which also sails out of Miami seasonally.

MSC Cruises terminal Miami

“With another 13 cruise vessels due to join our fleet in the next eight years, our ambition is to have our most innovative ship classes represented at PortMiami, bringing a wealth of choice to our North American as well as international guests,” MSC Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago said in a statement.

“In particular, the new terminal – which will be one of the most innovative the industry has seen – will ensure that we can provide our guests an enhanced end-to-end, high-quality experience while both embarking and disembarking, thus adding to their ability to fully enjoy every moment of their vacation.”

  0
  0
Tip of the Day

Something could happen to any of us, the loved ones we travel with, or in this case, to the magnificent marvels put up by those who came before us. So we must travel as far and as often as time and money allow.


Stefanie Katz, The Travel Superhero

Daily Top List

Five Good Reasons to Tell Your Clients About Loyalty Programs

1. Saves money for your clients.

2. Saves time for your corporate clients.

3. Gets all sorts of perks for your clients.

4. Offers enhanced reporting to corporate clients.

5. Provides better service and better client relationships.

Source: TMR.

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=b75eceda-865f-e911-b4aa-782bcb66a2f2

5 Good Reasons to Tell Your Clients About Travel Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs, also known as frequent buyer programs, have been around for a long time. But you might be surprised to know that many travelers don’t know about them. Here are five good reasons for travel advisors to spread the word to their customers, both leisure and corporate travelers.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Carnival Cruise Line Returning to Antigua
Carnival Cruise Line Returning to Antigua

After Carnival Corp. reached an agreement with the government of Antigua, its cruise lines are set to return to the island as a port of call for Caribbean itineraries.

Even with Progress Already Made, There’s Still Room for Cruise Industry to Grow
Even with Progress Already Made, There’s Still Room for Cruise Industry to Grow

New players coming into the industry, like Virgin Voyages and Ritz Carlton-Yacht Collection, are raising the bar, forcing legacy players to adapt and change, lifting the industry higher.

Federal Court to Decide on Blocking Carnival Ships from U.S. Ports on June 24
Federal Court to Decide on Blocking Carnival Ships from U.S. Ports on June 24

Carnival Corp. and all its brands will continue to operate its normal cruise schedule.

Tauck Planning Three Itineraries and a New Ship for Douro Debut
Tauck Planning Three Itineraries and a New Ship for Douro Debut

The ship’s capacity could have reached 112 guests, but the line purposely limited it to 84 guests to ensure the highest levels of care and service.

Scenic Eclipse Still on Track for August Debut
Scenic Eclipse Still on Track for August Debut

With 228 guests, the vessel will sail exploration itineraries, including cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic.

Silversea Cruises Showcases Galapagos-Specific Ship Launching in Summer 2020
Silversea Cruises Showcases Galapagos-Specific Ship Launching in Summer 2020

Silver Origin will offer a 1:1.16 crew-to-guest ratio and a 1:10 guide-to-guest ration, which Silversea says is the highest in the region.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards & Outlooks
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Tropics and Exotics 2020 -2021 Collection