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Another cruise ship departed for Port Canaveral in 2025

Port Canaveral, the world’s busiest cruise port, will continue to grow after MSC Cruises announced plans to homeport a second ship there in late 2025.

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MSC Grandiosa
MSC Grandiosa will be homeported at Port Canaveral from December 2025 (Photo: MSC Cruises)

MSC Grandiosa, together with MSC Seashore, will offer cruises to the Caribbean and the Bahamas from Port Canaveral. MSC Grandiosa will make its maiden cruise from Port Canaveral in December 2025.

The cruise ship will offer alternating seven-night cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean. For those who want a shorter cruise from port, MSC Seashore sails three- and four-night itineraries that visit the cruise line’s private marine reserve, Ocean Cay.

MSC Grandiosa is one of the cruise line’s Meraviglia Plus class ships with 2,421 staterooms. The cruise ship has the following amenities:

  • 10 restaurants
  • Five swimming pools
  • Nine hot tubs
  • Wild Forest Aqua Park
  • Broadway style theater
  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Wild Forest Water Park
  • 100 meter long promenade with LED sky screen
Inner promenade, Galleria Grandiosa on board MSC Grandiosa (Photo: MSC Cruises)

Captain John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral, issued the following statement regarding the offering of cruises by the MSC Grandiosa from the port:

“We are honored that MSC Cruises has chosen Port Canaveral for the North American debut of their beautiful MSC Grandiosa. We are so proud of our cruise partner and their tremendous growth in the United States.”

“Expanding their homeport fleet in Port Canaveral underscores their confidence in our partnership and shared commitment to success. We look forward to welcoming all their valued cruise guests to our beautiful port.”

Rubén A. Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA, said:

“The 2025-2026 winter season will mark our largest presence in the U.S. yet, and our expansion in Port Canaveral is a big part of that. Since we started sailing from Port Canaveral in 2021, our guests have told us they love how easy it is to experience the unique international flavor of MSC Cruises.”

“We know people cruising from Central Florida want options, and we’re excited to offer them two of our most modern and glamorous ships with itineraries that will appeal to everyone from novice to seasoned cruisers.

MSC Cruises is the third largest cruise line in the world with 22 ships in service.

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