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Cruise Ports Annual
CRUISE MARKET WATCH
An illustration of the proposed new Carnival Cruise terminal at Port Canaveral to host the 6,800 passenger, LNG fueled Carnival Mardi Gras.
CREDIT: Port Canaveral
Caribbean, Mexico and other destinations, according to port MSC Meraviglia will offer two different itineraries out of offcials. The Cruise Capital experienced an increase of 4.7 PortMiami in the West Caribbean and MSC Seaside; will con- percent in cruise visitors with a total of 5,592,000 passengers tinue to sail 7 nights from Miami to Western Caribbean or during the 12-month period ending September 30, 2018, ac- Eastern Caribbean.
cording to a press release. MSC Divina will return from the Mediterranean in Novem-
PortMiami offcials attribute growth to expanded business ber 2019 offering an 11-night cruise to Jamaica, Colombia, opportunities, according to a statement. In 2018 Royal Ca- Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Ocean Cay MSC Marine ribbean International added sailings to the Empress of the Reserve. A 10-night cruise will include Antigua and Barbuda,
Seas and welcomed the newly renovated Mariner of the Seas. St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, Tortola in the British Virgin
Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line extended their winter Islands and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
seasons. The port also welcomed three new cruise lines: Vi- MSC Preziosa will sail from two embarkation ports in the king Ocean Cruises, Victory Cruise Lines, and Seabourn. Ad- French Antilles: Fort de France in Martinique and Pointe-a- ditionally, it welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic Pitre in Guadeloupe. The two 7-night-7 ports itineraries can and the new Carnival Horizon. also be combined in a 14-night cruise, visiting the British Vir-
MSC Opera will sail two different 7-night itineraries from gin Islands (Tortola), St Maarten, Dominica, St Kitts & Nevis,
Havana, offering two days and one night in the Cuban capital, Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and the frst itinerary will take guests from Havana to Belize City, Tobago, Grenada as well as Saint Vincent & The Grenadines.
before heading for the beaches of Isla de Roatan in Honduras, Based year-round in Cuba, MSC Armonia will give guests
Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico. The second itinerary two and half days and two nights in Havana from Satur- spends two and half days and two nights in Havana and then days to Mondays. The itinerary includes Ocean Cay MSC moves on to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Georgetown, Cayman Is- Marine Reserve, Montego Bay, Jamaica and Georgetown, lands and also Cozumel. Cayman Islands.