MSC Meraviglia: Sailing Out of Port Canaveral
With this exciting new arrival to Port Canaveral, MSC is launching its Meraviglia boat with amazing destinations and unforgettable amenities. At Park N Cruise, we have the inside scoop on this brand-new vacation experience coming to Port Canaveral!
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Let’s start with the history of the MSC Meraviglia. This is not an entirely brand new ship, however, it will be new to Port Canaveral in 2023.
MSC Meraviglia is the first of two Meraviglia-class cruise ships ordered by MSC Cruises from STX France. The keel of the vessel was laid down in October 2015. A little under a year later, the ship was launched on September 2 2016 and it was delivered to MSC Cruises on June 21, 2017. The ship was originally scheduled to sail the Mediterranean with the European iteration of MSC cruises but has now been scheduled to sail the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral as part of the North American iteration of MSC cruises. Currently the joint-largest cruise ship in the world with a capacity of 5,642 passengers and 1,608 crew members. MSC Meraviglia is a very exciting arrival to Port Canaveral!
Destinations Sailing From Port Canaveral for MSC Meraviglia
MSC Meraviglia sails to the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, and the Caribbean from Port Canaveral. MSC also has its own private island called Ocean Cay. The MSC Meraviglia has 18 different itineraries to choose from so you can truly customize your Caribbean and Bahamas vacation.
With these destinations, there are opportunities for off-shore excursions. Whether you want to relax by the beach or go snorkeling on the beautiful Caribbean reefs, MSC has an itinerary that will suit your unique travel style.
MSC Offers Different Length Itineraries in The Bahamas And Caribbean:
- 2 or 3 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay
- 4 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay and Nassau
- 5 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay and Costa Maya
- 7 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Belize
- 9 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay, Nassau, Costa Maya, and Cozumel
- 10 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay, Nassau, Cozumel, and Costa Maya
- 11 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay, Nassau, Cozumel, and Belize
- 12 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Belize
- 14 nights in MSC’s private island Ocean Cay, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Belize
MSC Meraviglia is an absolutely massive vessel with plenty of amenities to keep even the most discerning cruiser happy. If you’re looking for an action-packed cruise with plenty of activities to enjoy while onboard, look no further than MSC Meraviglia!
How MSC Meraviglia “Experiences” Work
MSC Meraviglia divides its inclusion tiers into three categories called “experiences”.
Each of these “experiences” come with its own sets of inclusions and sets of prices.
Let’s break down each experience in more detail:
Bella Experience: Standard Inclusion Package
The Bella Experience is the starter package that includes many of MSC’s world-class amenities.
- Meals in the dining rooms and the Marketplace Buffet,
- Water park, sports area, fitness center, and mini-golf course usage
- Daily onboard activities (i.e. trivia, live music, and classes/workshops)
- Teen and Tween club access.
- Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve excursions, including buffet lunch, and usage of beach chairs
Fantastica Experience: Elevated Inclusion Package
Unlock the Fantastica Experience when you book a Balcony, Ocean View or Interior cabin – and enjoy exclusive benefits such as choice of location for your accommodations. Take advantage of complimentary breakfast, in-room delivery, and discounted rates on beverage packages plus meals at specialty restaurants – all while enjoying 24-hour room service with a convenient flat fee.
- Only available for guests that booked a balcony room, an ocean view room, or an interior cabin room.
- Free in-room breakfast service
- Discounted beverage packages
- Meals in the specialty restaurants
- 24/hr room service
Aurea Experience: Top-Tier Inclusion Package
Suite passengers can discover the enhanced comforts of Aurea Experience, a tier that adds more exclusive amenities to enrich their cruise. These features include free access to MyChoice dining options and 24-hour room service for indulgences that are desired at any time of day or night! Enjoy complimentary wine and sweet treats upon arrival, as well as in-room robes and slippers along with different pillow options for heightened levels of comfort. Boarding is also made easier with priority boarding services available from this level onwards. Premium relaxation awaits them too–free admission into both the Solarium area plus adult-only Thermal Suite areas offers an unforgettable journey aboard our ship!
- Priority boarding
- Pillow Menus to customize your pillow comfort
- Complimentary robe & slippers
- Welcome wine and snacks upon arrival
- Free MyChoice Dining options
- 24/hr room service
- Solarium Access
- Thermal Suite Access (Adult-only)
- MSC Yacht Club
Overall, no matter which MSC Meraviglia experience guests choose, they can expect a high-quality cruise experience with plenty of amenities. Whether it be relaxing by one of its pools or enjoying an evening show in its theater, there is something for everyone to enjoy while onboard MSC Meraviglia.
MSC Meraviglia has a large variety of MyChoice restaurants and bars, a casino, a shopping mall, a theater, a kids club, a spa, and an outdoor pool deck. The ship also has a massive waterpark that spans a great length of the deck, hot tubs, and a relaxing spa. For entertainment, the ship has a robust entertainment theater with nightly shows such as Carousel Productions, an F-1 simulator, and a bowling alley.
Ocean Cay: MSC’s Private Island
MSC is proud to own its own private island in the Bahamas called Ocean Cay. This exclusive experience is included on every itinerary and experience package for the MSC Meraviglia.
Experiences at Ocean Cay include:
- Private Beaches
- Exclusive Restaurants
Save Big on Port Canaveral Parking!
All good things have to come to an end. Once your cruise is over, it usually gets pretty chaotic at Port Canaveral as everyone scrambles for their rides home. When you park with Park N Cruise, you can skip the chaos and climb off the ship into one of our shuttles to be driven back to where you parked with us on the first day-all included in the price of parking!
- On the day of your cruise, you’ll start by checking in with one of our customer service representatives before boarding your complimentary shuttle to Port Canaveral.
- During your Port Canaveral Cruise, we keep an eye on your vehicle while you’re soaking up the sun.
- After disembarking the cruise ship, check in with our customer service representative before boarding the complementary bus to come back. When we bring you back, your car is securely locked with the keys on the windshield on the outside of your vehicle, ready to drive home.
Have fun and enjoy your Port Canaveral cruise! With these tips, you’re sure to have a great time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly customer representatives-they’re always happy to help.