MSC Cruises has today announced plans to expand its presence in the North American region with the introduction of Tampa as a new homeport for the cruise line.
Starting Nov. 11, 2020, MSC Armonia will begin sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round, with a full Winter season (Nov. 2020 – April 2021) of 4- to 5-night short cruises followed by a Summer season (May 2021-Nov. 2021) of week-long cruise options.
Commenting, Ken Muskat, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of MSC Cruises USA, said: “As MSC Cruises expands its presence in the United States., the introduction of Tampa as a homeport plays an important role in our long-term deployment strategy for this region.
“We’ve seen increased demand for cruise options from Tampa as vacationers from around the world look to explore the city and surrounding areas pre- and post-cruise. We’re looking forward to bringing MSC Armonia, one of our more classic and charming ships, to Tampa and to introducing even more travelers to the MSC Cruises experience, inspired by our European heritage.”