MSC Cruises announced the opening of a brand new home port for the company as another milestone in its ongoing U.S. expansion. MSC Seascape will be home-ported in Galveston, Texas, on the U.S. south coast, beginning in November 2025, becoming MSC Cruises’ fourth home port in the United States.
The line began selling year-round sailings from the port today, with seven-night cruises departing on Sunday. Guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind itinerary sailing to stunning Caribbean sites such as Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico) and Isla de Roatan (Honduras), with the inaugural departure set for November 9, 2025.
“This announcement is the latest step in our strategy to continue to grow our U.S. footprint,” MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said, referring to the company’s ongoing U.S. growth. “We commenced operations earlier this year 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”.
“We are committed to bringing our newest, largest, and most innovative ships to the United States, and we are pleased that MSC Seascape will be more easily accessible to guests in the central and western parts of the United States via Galveston, as well as to our guests internationally via Houston’s well-connected international airport hub.”
With an astonishing 7,500 square feet of dedicated kids’ facilities and cutting-edge amusement options, the innovative MSC Seascape elevates the family experience. Guests can indulge in the state-of-the-art 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, V.R. motorcycles, and the immersive MSC Formula Racer, perfect for racing enthusiasts looking for an adrenaline rush.
MSC Cruises offers a range of shore excursions to immerse guests in these culturally renowned, vibrant coastal destinations, including tours of ancient Mayan Ruins, shipwreck snorkelling, glass-bottom boat rides, and museum tours.
MSC Seascape Itinerary Highlights include:
- Costa Maya, Mexico – Home to the ancient Chacchoben and Kohunlich Mayan ruins, guests can uncover Costa Maya’s 4,000-year history, the story of the Mayan population, and thriving wildlife with guided tours from the ocean to the jungle. On the Jaguar Truck, guests can immerse themselves in nature as they journey through rainforests to explore an open Mexican cenote.
- Isla de Roatan – Ilsa de Roatan is off the coast of Honduras, a largely untouched island known for its incredible barrier reef. Guests will find white sand beaches, shipwreck snorkelling tours, and glass-bottom boat excursions. For the more adventurous traveller, guides offer an extensive hiking and archaeology tour through the ancient world of Mayan culture and the capital city of Coxen Hole.
- Cozumel, Mexico – Globally recognized for its incredible diving excursions, Cozumel offers snorkelling trips through an ancient Mayan cave, clear bottomed Kayaking and snorkelling and up-close-and-personal experiences with dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife. Guests interested in a robust learning experience can take part in tours of the city or nearby Mayan Ruins.