If anything, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant shakeup of the cruise industry. While some international destinations, such as Canada, Australia, and some Caribbean islands, have vowed to suspend cruising into the late summer and early fall, other locales are looking to begin hosting cruisers again as soon as possible. The industry will see many changes including modified embarkation and disembarkation processes meant to help prevent the spread of illnesses, and social distancing of passengers and crew members aboard the ships.
Other changes involve re-stationing cruise ships, including a relocation that will see an MSC cruise ship set sail out of Central Florida for the first time. CruiseRadio.net reports that the MSC Divina cruise ship will relocate to Port Canaveral beginning summer 2021. From there, the ship will provide various itineraries ranging from three to seven days, sailing on Sundays and Thursdays. The report indicates that, due to Port Canaveral's proximity to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, travelers will be able to combine a voyage aboard the MSC Divina with a Disney vacation.
Island lovers will likely be excited to hear that all sailings will call upon Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, a private island owned by MSC. The island hosts such activities as snorkeling, dance classes, volleyball, and various games and parties.