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MSC CRUISES PLANS FOURTH U.S. HOMEPORT in GALVESTON

After the much-anticipated inaugural of MSC Seascape, MSC Cruises announces more plans coming down the pipeline.

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The next phase of the brand’s U.S. expansion calls for a new terminal for MSC Cruises ships homeporting in Galveston. The line is currently in negotiations with Galveston Wharves to finalize the development of the terminal. 

Rubén A. Rodríguez, president of MSC Cruises USA, says, “The prospect of developing a new homeport in Galveston is exciting because it represents a big step in our ongoing North American expansion. Bringing our modern, glamorous ships to Texas would provide even more access and opportunities for guests and travel advisors to experience the future of cruising with MSC Cruises and our unique European style. We look forward to productive discussions with Galveston Wharves as we chart MSC’s future in the U.S. market.”

The Port of Galveston would be MSC Cruises’ fourth homeport adding to the two successful ports in Miami and Port Canaveral. The brand plans to launch a homeport in New York City in April 2023.  

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Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves port director and CEO, says, “Adding MSC to our family of cruise lines homeporting from Galveston would continue to elevate our status as a top U.S. cruise port and boost the regional economy. It also allows MSC to reach a new market of millions of cruise passengers in the central U.S. We’re excited about the huge potential of this mutually beneficial public-private partnership.”

MORE ABOUT MSC CRUISES’ CURRENT SAILINGS

  • MSC Cruises is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The brand has a strong presence in Europe, South America, the Persian Gulf region, the Caribbean, North America, and Southern Africa. 
  • MSC Cruises sails from PortMiami and Port Canaveral with year-round service. In 2023, the brand will add New York City to its homeports.

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Julie Rosner is the Digital Editorial Manager for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Syracuse University. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, baking, and playing with her Siberian Husky named Ellie.