Brightline, South Florida’s intercity passenger rail service that will soon be rebranded as Virgin Trains, recently announced a new strategic partnership with MSC Cruises.
Brightline will now offer Train to Port bundle packages that allow MSC Cruises’ guests sailing from PortMiami to park their car, check-in and check their luggage at Brightline stations before boarding the cruise. Brightline will deliver guests’ luggage directly to their staterooms on the ship. The packages will also include a Lyft Ride from Virgin MiamiCentral station to PortMiami. Train to Port package fares may vary and will include train tickets, bag check, a roundtrip Lyft ride, and parking services. Packages start at $95 for every two passengers.
“As MSC Cruises significantly expands its presence in North America and South Florida specifically, we are committed to partnering with world-class and innovative brands that will enhance our guests vacation experience from start to finish,” said Ken Muskat, exceutive v.p. and COO of MSC Cruises USA, in press materials. “A vacation should be as carefree as possible, and with the partnership with Brightline, MSC Cruises is now able to offer its guests arriving in or traveling from South Florida a more seamless and convenient pre- and post-cruise travel experience.”
MSC Cruises currently operates four cruise ships out of PortMiami: MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia, which sail year-round; MSC Divina, which sails seasonally; and MSC Meraviglia, which will join the ships sailing from Miami this fall, seasonally. Guests sailing on any of the four ships can take advantage of MSC Cruises and Brightline’s new Train to Port offerings.