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Exciting Expansion: MSC Cruises Brings MSC Grandiosa to Port Canaveral

Starting December 2025, MSC Cruises will expand its offerings at Port Canaveral with the arrival of the MSC Grandiosa. This magnificent ship will provide 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, complementing the existing MSC Seashore's offerings.

More Options for Cruise Enthusiasts

With the introduction of MSC Grandiosa, guests will have even more options for cruising. The ship will alternate between 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, while MSC Seashore will continue to offer 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and the beautiful Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the cruise line’s private island in The Bahamas.

MSC Grandiosa will homeport at Port Canaveral beginning in December 2025 (Photo: MSC Cruises)
MSC Grandiosa will homeport at Port Canaveral beginning in December 2025 (Photo: MSC Cruises)

A Significant Milestone for Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral's CEO, Capt. John Murray, expressed his excitement about the new addition: "We are honored that MSC Cruises chose Port Canaveral for the North American debut of their magnificent MSC Grandiosa. This expansion highlights their confidence in our partnership and shared commitment to success. We look forward to welcoming all of their valued cruise guests to our beautiful port."

Growing Presence in the U.S.

Rubén A. Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA, shared the company's enthusiasm: "The Winter 2025-2026 season will mark our largest presence in the U.S. to date, and our expansion at Port Canaveral is a big part of that. Since we started sailing from Port Canaveral in 2021, our guests have loved the convenience and unique international flavor of MSC Cruises. We're excited to offer two of our most modern and glamorous ships with itineraries that will appeal to everyone, from first-time cruisers to seasoned travelers."

About MSC Grandiosa

MSC Grandiosa is a Meraviglia-plus class ship and will become MSC Cruises' largest vessel to homeport at Port Canaveral. Key features include:

  • Length and Size: 1,094 feet long, 141 feet wide

  • Accommodations: 2,421 cabins

  • Dining: 10 restaurants, including Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, Hola! Tacos & Cantina, Kaito Sushi, Kaito Tepanyaki, and L’Atelier Bistrot

  • Pools and Leisure: Five pools, nine hot tubs, Wild Forest Aquapark

  • Exclusive Areas: Enhanced MSC Yacht Club, expansive MSC Aurea Spa

  • Entertainment: Large Broadway-style theater, Carousel Lounge for nightly entertainment

  • Promenade: 323-foot-long Galleria Grandiosa promenade with stunning LED sky screen

MSC Grandiosa's arrival at Port Canaveral is set to provide an extraordinary cruising experience, with luxurious amenities and a variety of itineraries to choose from. Prepare for an unforgettable journey with MSC Cruises, starting December 2025.

Seamless Transfers with TUXEDO Executive Limousine and Car Service

To make your journey even more enjoyable, TUXEDO Executive Limousine and Car Service offers top-notch car service from Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral. With a focus on reliability, professionalism, and comfort, TUXEDO ensures a stress-free transfer experience. Guests can relax in clean, comfortable, and appropriately sized vehicles, knowing their transportation needs are handled with exceptional care. Whether you're a first-time cruiser or a seasoned traveler, TUXEDO's commitment to excellence guarantees a smooth start to your cruise vacation.

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