Following a year of sailing from Miami to the Caribbean yearound, MSC Cruises has announced the MSC Divina will reposition to the Mediterranean, offering seven night sailings throughout summer 2015.
The MSC Divina, which debuted in Miami in November 2013, will retain her specially tailored North American onboard product when she returns to the Mediterranean in 2015. The line states the continuation of the North American onboard product will allow their cruisers from the western hemisphere to sail with MSC while retaining the familiar and successful offerings found aboard MSC’s Caribbean sailings.
“After exposing MSC Divina to thousands of guests in the Caribbean, customer surveys are showing an increased desire for North Americans to sail onboard MSC Divina in the Mediterranean,” said Richard E. Sasso, president, MSC Cruises USA. “The enhancements made at the start of the Caribbean season to ready MSC Divina for the North American market have certainly paid off with positive ratings and increased repeat business. This has led to our decision to maintain the MSC Divina onboard product designed around the senses of American taste, entertainment and comfort and expand her offerings into the Mediterranean, the hottest and most desired vacation destination by North Americans today,” continued Sasso.
The repositioning of the MSC Divina will begin on April 26, 2015 from Miami, Florida. The Grand Voyage will feature a number of popular ports of call, including New York City, King’s Wharf, Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Cadiz, Barcelona, Naples and Civitavecchia, the gateway to Rome.
Beginning on May 16, 2015, the MSC Divina will launch her weekly seven night sailings through the Mediterranean. Guests will have the option to either embark in either Rome or Barcelona,while calling in La Spezia, Cannes, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Naples, and Civitavecchia throughout the week.
Once the MSC Divina has completed her summer season in the Mediterranean, the ship will return to Miami for the winter 2015/16 cruise season. Prior to her arrival in Miami, the MSC Divina will undergo renovations, adding a number of “surprises” tailored specifically towards MSC’s North American market.
The MSC Divina is currently sailing weekly eastern and western Caribbean sailings from Miami, Florida.