MSC Cruises is resuming operations in the U.S. after 18 months of being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of, MSC Meraviglia. The ship is set to depart from Port Miami, making it the first in the MSC fleet to restart operations in the U.S. 

Cruise ships have been anxious to restart U.S. operations for some time. MSC Cruises, has been offering cruises in Europe for months now, but the MSC Meraviglia will be the first to resume sailings in the U.S.  

The MSC Meraviglia is scheduled to sail three- and four- night cruises to the Bahamas, stopping for a call at Ocean Cay, MSC Cruises’ private island. Beginning September 2021, the ship will start sailing seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises, as well. These week-long voyages will include stops at Ocean Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas, as well as Ocho Rios in Jamaica.   

The MSC Meraviglia vessel weighs 171,598 gross tons and can carry up to 4,415 guests at double occupancy. The vessel has 15 passenger decks, including a Polar Aquapark, F1 simulators, and the MSC Yacht Club. 

Passengers will be tested upon embarkation, and periodic testing of the crew will occur during the voyage, among a number of other protocols.  Those passengers who are unvaccinated will have more restrictions than vaccinated ones in terms of what they can do while on the ship.

The MSC Meraviglia is not the only MSC vessel scheduled to begin sailing from the U.S. The MSC Divina is scheduled to resume cruises from the U.S. starting September 16 with a seven-night voyage out of Port Canaveral. Port Canaveral is a new homeport for MSC Cruises. The company anticipates expanding their U.S. operations over the next several years.  


If you have been injured on your cruise, on a wet and slippery deck, down a poorly lit staircase or steep gangway, in port on an excursion, or on a tender boat- it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims against cruise lines. Most cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very strict deadlines. Failure to comply with each individual cruise lines deadlines can result in a complete loss of any and all legal rights. 

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991.  We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety.  We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault, or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits.  You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering.  Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free 1-866-597-4529, 305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help. 

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