MSC Cruises Moves MSC Seascape to Galveston, Texas

Ahoy, fellow cruise enthusiasts, especially Texans! Get ready for a new cruise ship experience and adventure. MSC Cruises, the world’s third-largest cruise line, announces the arrival of the modern and family-friendly MSC Seascape as it leaves New York City and moves to Galveston, Texas next year.

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here – itineraries are now open for booking, promising an unparalleled cruise experience.

MSC Seascape bow when ship was docked in New York City.
MSC Seascape bow when ship was docked in New York City. Photo by Sherry Laskin/Cruise Maven

MSC Cruises Sends MSC Seascape to Galveston

Embark on a nautical journey as MSC Cruises introduces MSC Seascape to Galveston, Texas, as its new homeport. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to book your dream cruise vacation aboard this ship that can boast about its award-winning children and family programming, interactive activities, and cutting-edge technology.

Setting Sail for Texas: A Milestone in Cruising

MSC Cruises is steering its course towards the Lone Star State, unveiling a new chapter with first-time itineraries from Galveston. This marks a pivotal milestone in MSC Cruises’ ongoing U.S. expansion.

The cruise line wants to redefine family cruising with the modern amenities of the environmentally friendly MSC Seascape. Be ready to experience MSC Cruises’ signature European flavor with 7-night sailings commencing in late 2025.

MSC Yacht Club butler serving tea in Topsail Lounge.
MSC Yacht Club butler serving tea in Topsail Lounge. Photo by Sherry Laskin/Cruise Maven

A Message from the Helm: President Rubén A. Rodríguez

In the words of Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, “Expanding to Galveston with the magnificent MSC Seascape is a pivotal moment for us at MSC Cruises and for our guests. Our U.S. footprint is expanding, making our unique cruise experience accessible to travelers in the central and western parts of the country. MSC Seascape’s family-friendly amenities, award-winning entertainment, and innovative offerings will deliver exceptional value and memorable journeys for more guests than ever before.”

Unveiling New Itineraries: MSC Seascape’s Maiden Voyage

Commencing November 9, 2025, the MSC Seascape will set sail from the Port of Galveston on 7-night itineraries. Explore captivating destinations that include Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, and Isla de Roatan, Honduras.

Dive into culturally rich experiences with MSC Cruises’ range of shore excursions, from ancient Mayan Ruins to thrilling shipwreck snorkeling.

Galveston’s Welcome: A New Cruise Experience Awaits

Rodger Rees, Port Director & CEO, Galveston Wharves said, “Welcoming MSC Cruises and the MSC Seascape to Galveston offers cruise passengers a new cruise experience and opportunities to explore Galveston Island, a tropical Texas island rich with history, Victorian architecture, sparkling beaches and great restaurants. MSC passengers can come for a fabulous cruise and stay to discover our island treasures.”

Seascape’s Entertainment and Experiences

Dive into Innovation: MSC Seascape offers an astonishing 7,500 square feet of dedicated kids’ space, featuring cutting-edge amusement options.

Outdoor view of MSC Seascape Robotron rollercoaster.
MSC Seascape Robotron rollercoaster. Photo by Sherry Laskin/Cruise Maven

Experience the thrill of the state-of-the-art ROBOTRON robotic arm ride, explore LEGO® rooms, and satisfy your need for speed with the immersive MSC Formula Racer.

Itinerary Highlights from Galveston, Texas

Costa Maya, Mexico – Unveil the Ancient Mysteries

A hidden gem along the Mexican coastline, Costa Maya invites travelers to step back in time and explore the remnants of the ancient Chacchoben and Kohunlich Mayan Ruins. With a history spanning 4,000 years, the echoes of the Mayan population resonate through the archaeological wonders. Embark on guided tours that unveil the captivating stories of this ancient civilization, from the heart of the ocean to the depths of the jungle.

For a truly immersive experience, climb aboard the Jaguar Truck, a rugged vehicle designed to traverse the rainforests. This unique adventure leads guests to the crystal-clear waters of a Cenote, a natural swimming hole embedded in Mexico’s rich history. Surrounded by lush greenery, this journey provides a rare opportunity to connect with nature and witness the beauty that has thrived for centuries.

Isla de Roatan – Untouched Beauty and Underwater Wonders

Off the coast of Honduras lies Isla de Roatan, an untouched paradise celebrated for its pristine white sand beaches and the mesmerizing barrier reef that graces its shores. This largely undiscovered island beckons travelers with promises of serenity and adventure.

While lounging on the idyllic beaches is an option, the more adventurous souls can delve into the depths of Isla de Roatan’s mysteries. Embark on shipwreck snorkeling tours that reveal hidden marine treasures beneath the turquoise waters. For a panoramic view of the vibrant underwater world, glass-bottom boat excursions offer a fascinating glimpse into the marine life thriving beneath the surface.

For those seeking a deeper understanding of the island’s heritage, guides provide extensive hiking and archaeology tours. Roam through the ancient world of Mayan culture, uncovering the secrets of Coxen Hole, the island’s capital city. Isla de Roatan promises a harmonious blend of untouched beauty and captivating exploration.

Cozumel, Mexico – Dive into Underwater Marvels and Cultural Riches

Renowned globally for its unparalleled diving excursions, Cozumel stands as a beacon for underwater enthusiasts. Explore the depths through snorkeling trips that take you through an ancient Mayan cave, offering a unique perspective on the island’s rich history. Clear-bottomed kayaking and snorkeling adventures provide an intimate encounter with the vibrant marine life that populates the surrounding waters.

For those with a penchant for marine encounters, a cruise day in Cozumel can deliver unforgettable experiences with dolphins, manatees, and various other wildlife. Engage in up-close-and-personal interactions, creating memories that last a lifetime. Beyond the aquatic wonders, Cozumel opens its doors to the curious traveler, offering tours of the city and nearby Mayan Ruins for a robust learning experience. Immerse yourself in the cultural riches of Cozumel, where every corner tells a story of the island’s storied past.

Discover MSC Seascape: Your Gateway to Cruise Paradise

Discover the Wonders of MSC Seascape: Your Ultimate Cruise Haven

  • Immerse yourself in a captivating cruise experience as MSC Seascape seamlessly connects guests with the sea through its exquisite design and expansive outdoor spaces.
  • Indulge in technologically advanced onboard entertainment options, featuring the heart-pounding excitement of the thrilling ROBOTRON.
  • MSC Seascape entertainment features a lineup of six spectacular theater productions and an impressive 98 hours of exclusive onboard entertainment.
  • Delight in 7,567 square feet of dedicated kids’ space, complemented by cutting-edge amusement options for the young and the young at heart.
  • Choose from 2,270 cabins, showcasing 12 different types of suites and staterooms, each with its own balcony for a touch of private luxury.
  • Savor a culinary journey with a choice of 11 dining venues and 19 bars and lounges, providing the perfect setting for ‘Al Fresco’ dining and refreshing drinks.
  • Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of six swimming pools, including a breathtaking aft infinity pool that offers unparalleled ocean views.
  • Experience opulence at its finest with one of the largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club facilities, providing an exclusive retreat for discerning travelers.
  • Stroll along the expansive waterfront promenade or venture to deck 16 to gaze through the spectacular glass-floored Bridge of Sighs, offering a unique and mesmerizing view of the sea.

When MSC Seascape arrives into Galveston, a whole new and unique cruise experience awaits. 

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