Choosin’ cruisin’: Sail the Atlantic round-trip from New York

If you’re looking to plan a summer or fall vacation, look no further than MSC Cruises. With a state-of-the-art ship, MSC Meraviglia, leaving from New York year-round, you can cruise to Bermuda, or Florida and the Bahamas, without hopping on a plane.   

A modern-day ship with a laid-back attitude 

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From the moment you step onto MSC Meraviglia, you’ll be in vacation mode.  Clocking in as one of the world’s largest cruise ships, this 1,034-foot-long, 214-foot-tall ship with 19 decks has something for everyone. Throughout the vessel, you can find pools and hot tubs, an indoor/outdoor pool with a retractable roof, a water park, a ropes course, a full-size bowling alley and an F1 simulator. The Galleria Meraviglia, a gorgeous promenade, is lined with boutiques, restaurants and bars. For those looking for health and wellness, you can’t miss the renowned MSC Aurea Spa, which has an extensive menu of service treatments and a 6,000-square-foot gym with all the equipment you’ll need.  

A premium oasis

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For guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the MSC Yacht Club is perfect for you. A keycard-access private club situated on MSC Meraviglia, each room in the Yacht Club is a suite and includes concierge and butler service. There are also private restaurants, bars, and a pool and sundecks for you to enjoy, with wi-fi and a top-of-the-line beverage package included, creating a true ship-within-a-ship luxury experience.

Time with and without the kids

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While on board the MSC Meraviglia, kids up to age 17 can spend the whole day at the MSC Kids’ Club, giving parents peace and quiet. There’s a Dance Crew Competition for the older teens, Masterchef at Sea Juniors for the tweens and MSC Baby Care for the little ones. What’s better than your kids having a blast? Parents on MSC Cruises don’t have to pay extra for the kids’ club – making it, some might say, the ultimate vacation, without daycare costs!

Dining and entertainment 

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There’s no shortage of food and dining options while your ship sails from port to port. MSC Meraviglia has 20 bars and 12 restaurants, including a guest favorite, Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, which is available on many of the cruise line’s ships. New to MSC Meraviglia for this summer is the “Tour de Brunch,” offering a variety of international food on the days the ship is at sea and sailing to its next port of call. There are also Mexican, sushi and teppanyaki restaurants that can’t be missed. 

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On each of MSC Cruises’ ships, there is entertainment for guests of every age. MSC Meraviglia’s Carousel Lounge features awesome aerial stunts set to pop music that will inspire you to twirl and dance in the pool the next day. Or be sure to catch House of Houdini, a celebration of the magician’s famous illusions. And don’t forget to pack festive outfits for the many themed parties MSC Cruises is known for, such as their Sunshine Party or White Night. 


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While it’s important to MSC Cruises that all guests have a memorable vacation, it’s also important to preserve the destinations they visit. Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, located in the Bahamas, is the company’s private island and has been welcoming guests since 2019. With 64 square miles of designated protected waters, the island serves as an ongoing research project seeking ways to restore the ocean’s coral. While at Ocean Cay, guests can learn more about ocean restoration while enjoying the picture-perfect island setting. 

With a variety of itinerary options and staterooms for families, as well as duplex suites and balcony rooms, now is the time to embark on your next cruise from New York City aboard MSC Cruises and MSC Meraviglia. Click here to start planning. 

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