On Wednesday, the MSC Meraviglia became the largest ship to ever dock in Manhattan. The ship has a capacity of nearly 4500 passengers and weighs in at 171,598 gross tons.
This is MSC Cruises push into the North American market as the cruise line readies to start making calls in the New England with stops in Boston, Portland and Bar Harbor. The Meraviglia is making two round trip sailings from New York to Canada and New England.
The MSC Meraviglia homeport will be in Miami, FL where she will be sailing 7-night itineraries in the Caribbean with a stop at the cruise lines newest private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
The ship, which was built in 2017 and is MSC’s largest boasts European styling with a two story Mediterranean style promenade with shopping, dining and a two-stared Michelin rated restaurant by Ramon Frexia.