MSC Cruises Announces Updated Caribbean Itineraries


MSC Cruises has updated its Caribbean itineraries due to the recent tragic weather events that have affected populations as well as individual destinations across the region. While the islands impacted focus on recovery efforts, we’ve modified our itineraries with an array of alternative Caribbean destinations, ensuring that our guests have the ultimate vacation experience and are able to enjoy the beautiful destinations in the Caribbean to their fullest.

MSC Cruises remains committed to the Caribbean as a destination, with the continued operation of four ships over the next months, and the introduction of a fifth ship, MSC Seaside, from December. Through MSC Group – including the Mediterranean Shipping Company and MSC Cruises – we have engaged in both short- and long-term relief efforts, including procurement and complimentary shipping of needed goods to support the Caribbean islands most impacted by the Hurricanes. These efforts are ongoing and will continue as we help the Caribbean recover as quickly as possible.

MSC Cruises is working closely with officials, governments and other entities in the affected areas of the Caribbean to assess on an ongoing basis the availability of destinations that are not currently accessible. Please continue to check this site for updates on any itinerary changes.

Updated itineraries aboard MSC Divina, MSC Seaside, and MSC Fantasia, by ship, are as follows:

MSC Divina

For the 7-night Eastern Caribbean itineraries departing from Miami on November 25 and December 9, St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) will be replacing Philipsburg (St. Maarten), and Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) will be replacing San Juan (Puerto Rico). The following changes are the most up-to-date and replace any previous itineraries. (Please note that the website itineraries will be updated momentarily.):

  • • Miami/Florida (USA) | Departure: 7:00 pm
  • • At sea
  • • At sea
  • • St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) | Arrival: 9:00 am | Departure: 5:00pm
  • • Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) | Arrival: 7:00 am | Departure: 4:00 pm
  • • At sea
  • • Nassau (Bahamas) | Arrival: 10:00am | Departure: 6:00 pm
  • • Miami/Florida (USA) | Arrival: 7:00am

For the long Eastern Caribbean cruises in January and February 2018, itineraries are as follows (Please note that the website itineraries will be updated momentarily.):

  • Departing January 3, 2018: Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Oranjestad (Aruba) and Willemstad (Curaçao) will be replacing San Juan (Puerto Rico), Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Basseterre (St Kitts & Nevis) and Nassau (Bahamas)
  • Departing January 25, 2018: Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) will be replacing Philipsburg (St Maarten) and Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands)
  • Departing February 15, 2018: Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Bridgetown (Barbados) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) will be replacing St. John (Antigua and Barbuda), Philipsburg (St. Maarten), Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands) and Freeport, Bahamas

MSC Seaside
For the MSC Seaside cruise departing from Miami on January 6, the Eastern Caribbean itinerary will be replaced with a Western Caribbean itinerary calling at Nassau (Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Georgetown (Cayman islands) and Costa Maya (Mexico). Please contact our Reservations Center at 1-877-665-4655 for any concerns you may have.

For the following 7-night Eastern Caribbean MSC Seaside sailings departing from Miami, St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) will be replacing Philipsburg (St. Maarten) and Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) will be replacing San Juan (Puerto Rico). In addition, all the below itineraries will visit Nassau, with the exception of the February 17 sailing, which will call at Freeport. (Please note that the website itineraries will be updated momentarily.) :

  • • Departing December 23, 2017
  • • Departing January 20, 2018
  • • Departing February 3, 2018
  • • Departing February 17, 2018
  • • Departing March 3, 2018
  • • Departing March 17, 2018

MSC Fantasia: November 25 – March 31, 2018
On the 7-night itineraries from Forte de France (Martinique) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), MSC Fantasia will now call at La Romana (Dominican Republic), instead of at Road Town/Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and at Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis), instead of at Roseau (Dominica), while spending an additional day at sea instead of calling at Philipsburg (St. Maarten).