MSC Opera just returned to service on July 4 after a dry dock to lengthen and refurbish the ship. The line announced a change of deployment for this winter’s service. The ship will now be homeported at Havana for 16 weeks, but it’s not the Cuban itinerary US lines have been dreaming of for when the island opens to American vacationers.
That one would visit several Cuban ports in various parts of the country as the ship circles the island. MSC Opera’s itinerary is a fairly standard western Caribbean itinerary, but it’s an important move for the line.
The complete story appeared in the July 6 edition of Cruise News Daily.