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Friday,  April 19, 2024 10:53 AM 

MSC furthers U.S. expansion, adds homeport in Galveston, Texas

  • Cruises
  •   01-11-2024  9:01 am
  •   Pax Global Media

MSC furthers U.S. expansion, adds homeport in Galveston, Texas
MSC Seascape. (Pax Global Media/file photo)
Pax Global Media

MSC Cruises has continued its U.S. expansion, opening a new home port in Galveston, Texas.

MSC Seascape will call in Texas from November 2025, becoming MSC Cruises’ fourth U.S. home port.

The line today (Jan. 11) opened sales for year-round sailings from the port, offering seven-night itineraries with Sunday embarkation.

From here, guests will sail the Caribbean, visiting Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico) and Isla de Roatan (Honduras) with the first departure set for Nov. 9, 2025.

Swarovski crystal staircases in the multi-deck atrium aboard MSC Seascape. (Pax Global Media)

“This announcement is the latest step in our strategy to continue to grow our U.S. footprint. Earlier this year we began operations from our third U.S. home port, New York City, where we now sail year-round, and we are proud to add Galveston to that growing line-up alongside PortMiami and Port Canaveral,” said MSC Cruises’ CEO Gianni Onorato, in a statement. 

“We are committed to bringing our newest, largest, most innovative ships to the U.S. and are pleased that MSC Seascape will be more easily accessible to guests in central and western parts of the U.S. through Galveston, as well as to our guests internationally via the well-connected international airport hub of Houston.”

READ MORE: On Location - MSC Seascape is a twin beauty with a robotic twist

The 2,270-cabin MSC Seascape has 7,500 square feet of dedicated kids’ facilities and amusement options, including the ROBOTRON robotic arm ride, two LEGO rooms for ages 3-6 and 7-11, three different concept spaces for teens, a VR 360° Flight Simulator, VR motorcycles and the MSC Formula Racer.

Robotron is a robotic arm that twists and twirls guests up, down and even upside down. (Pax Global Media/file photo)

The 5,800-passenger Seascape has six pools, 11 eateries, 19 bars and lounges and more. 

PAX attended MSC Seascape’s naming ceremony at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City in 2022. Click here to read our onboard report. 

For more on MSC Seascape and the sailings out of Galveston, click here.

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