MSC Meraviglia Makes Its Canadian Debut

MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia Class smart ship made its North American debut last week and its inaugural visit to Quebec City on Oct. 14, as part of its first ever cruise from North America.

MSC Meraviglia is MSC Cruises’ largest ship sailing from the U.S and sets the record for the largest ship to ever port in Quebec City as well as in other Canadian ports: Corner Brook (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Oct. 11, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) on Oct. 12, Saint John (New Brunswick) on Oct. 21, Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Oct. 22 and Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Oct. 23.

Ian Patterson, country manager for MSC Cruises Canada, said, “We are so thrilled to welcome MSC Meraviglia, a truly beautiful ship, to Quebec City and Atlantic Canada as her arrival in North America marks another major milestone for MSC Cruises in this market.”

Patterson noted that: “Due to significant demand, for the first time in MSC Cruises history we now have four distinct ships sailing from North America as MSC Meraviglia joins MSC Seaside, MSC Armonia and MSC Divina. In addition MSC Meraviglia will be the first ship to visit MSC Cruises’ new private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, before homeporting in Miami in November to cruise the Caribbean for the Winter season.”

And he also pointed out, “With MSC Cruises’ experience inspired by its European heritage, our vacation offerings resonate extremely well with Canadians and we look forward to providing Canadians with even more choice and variety to best fit their vacation needs.”

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