MSC Cruises will bring one of its Musica-class ships to the Caribbean for the 2009 winter season, starting Jan. 2, 2009. Musica-class ships accommodate 2,550 passengers.

MSC has previously indicated it would bring one of its bigger 3,300-passenger ships. 

The Musica-class ship, which has not been decided yet, will sail seven-day cruises alongside the Lirica's 10- and 11-day program.

MSC is also expected to have a ship stay year-round in North America, now starting in 2009, but has so far not released further details.