MSC Sending Second Ship to Cuba


MSC Cruises will further strengthen its presence in Cuba when it home-ports a second ship in Havana during the winter 2016-17 season.

In a move that will double the number of MSC Caribbean itineraries centred on Cuba, MSC Armonia will join MSC Opera in Havana, starting November 2016, for the entire winter season.

Armonia will sail two separate, culturally diverse, eight-day, seven-night itineraries, adding an enhanced choice of Central American and Caribbean destinations to the MSC portfolio.

Following two days and one night in the Cuban capital, the first itinerary will take guests from Havana to the white sand beaches of Isla de Roatan, Honduras, before heading for the colonial charm of Belize City, Belize. Then, it’s on to Costa Maya, Mexico and an exclusive Caribbean beach experience on Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, before returning to Havana.

The second itinerary will start with two and half days and two nights in Havana, then set sail for Montego Bay, Jamaica, Georgetown, Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico, before circling back to the Cuban capital.

MSC Armonia’s presence in Cuba will also offer MSC guests the unique chance to combine both itineraries into one 14-night cruise.
Havana’s cruise terminal at the foot of the Ciudad Vieja, or Old Havana, a UNESCO-listed heritage site, allows for easy walking access from the ship to the local sights.

Next month, MSC Cruises will become the first global cruise line to homeport in Havana, from where MSC Opera will sail to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico, with two and a half days and two nights in the Cuban capital.


MSC Armonia - from MSC