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Caribbean and Antilles from Miami Cruise

  • Departure DateThu 30th Dec 2021
  • MSC Cruises MSC Seashore
  • 9 Night Cruise From Miami
  • Cruise Only From £1,589 pp

Itinerary

  • Miami, Florida
  • Ocho Rios
  • George Town, Cayman Islands
  • Cozumel
  • Costa Maya
  • Nassau
  • Miami, Florida

Highlights

    • Miami: Hang out in South Beach and enjoy some people watching in a café.
    • Cozumel: Go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Palancar reef in Cozumel

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£1,589
£1,739
£1,889

Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.

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Excellent!

Faizal Khan has been wonderful to deal with. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent customer services skills. He made the booking process very smooth and managed to get us a competitive deal.

M Lewis / June 2021

excellent !

I received excellent customer service from both Ryan Duggan and Beth Higson , they went the extra mile to ensure our trip was exactly as we had wished it. Many thanks

Mr Steve McQuade / June 2021

Fantastic service

My consultant was Amy Darbyshire and I feel like I won the jackpot. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of ideas, options, price cues etc The service was incredible. If Amy promised to call or email information it happened. I am incredibly grateful to all the help she gave me and I’ve now booked my dream holiday thanks to her.

Toni / June 2021

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Day 1 - Miami, Florida

Arrive: Thu 30 December 2021 / Depart: Thu 30 December 2021 at 16:00

Miami is called the gateway to the Americas, and it’s indeed a very glamourous global city to explore at the start or end of an MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise. Home to many cultures, the city of Miami sizzles with flavours from the Americas, beginning with Cuba and the Little Havana neighbourhood - one of the most historically significant places, while Wynwood is famous for its wall art and Puerto Rican history. Across Biscayne Bay lies the city of Miami Beach, home to the world-famous South Beach. An MSC-arranged guided private tour opens up a world of possibilities for you: enjoy the beach, take in the city’s Art Deco architecture and enjoy a drink on legendary Ocean Drive, where you can people watch, and perhaps spot a celebrity. If time permits, take a stroll on artsy Lincoln Road packed with street side cafes and shops. Facing the MSC Cruises port in downtown Miami is Bayside Marketplace - a lively commercial centre that is a staging area for boat tours of Miami. Seeing the city from the water, with its impressive skyline and waterfront mansions, is an experience in itself. The downtown area also boasts the dazzling Performing Arts Centre, the Museum of Science, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (known as the PAMM), scenic Bayfront Park and the arena where the 3-time NBA champion Miami Heat basketball team plays. Miami is renowned for its shopping. Hop on a tour to see the major city sights followed by retail therapy at one of Miami's largest and newest shopping malls: Dolphin Mall. With more than 240 retail outlets, you’re bound to need a bit of room in your luggage for your purchases. Luckily, there are several luggage stores at the mall to fill that need. Head west past the city into untamed wilderness on an MSC excursion into the Everglades. At this national park where water is the central feature, unlike any other in North America, nature enthusiasts can hop on an airboat tour through the swampland and waterways to spot alligators and a variety of birds.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Ocho Rios

Arrive: Sat 01 January 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Sat 01 January 2022 at 17:00

While the name Ocho Rios means eight rivers in Spanish, a truer reflection of its name (considering the city has four rivers) may stem from its earlier Spanish name of Las Chorreras, referring to its waterfalls. In either case, it’s precisely its existing rivers, beautiful waterfalls and crystalline sea that promise to awe visitors to Jamaica who have a passion for the lush outdoors. For an unforgettable experience on an MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise, try one of the many outdoor MSC excursions offered on the city’s rivers, such as kayaking, bamboo rafting and tubing, or try climbing one of its famous waterfalls. A must-see attraction is Dunn’s River Falls, where a guide will lead you up along an almost 600-foot stretch of naturally terraced river bed as part of a human chain. Once up on top, enjoy a breath-taking panorama worthy of photos, and explore a craft market and numerous shops. Or ascend Konoko Falls to admire the tropical gardens with sinuously shaped flowers and a mini zoo of exotic birds and reptiles, before embarking on a gastronomic farm-to-table experience and traditional Jamaican buffet lunch in the hills of Claremont at the organic Murphy Hill Farm, on an exclusive Martha Stewart excursion for MSC. Music lovers can’t help but pay tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley. Journey to Bob Marley’s Nine Mile, a nearby mountaintop village, to see the birthplace and final resting place of the star. The MSC excursion includes a visit to a small Ethiopian-style church housing the marble mausoleum in which Marley’s remains have been entombed along with his guitar. And James Bond fans can take heart in the fact that it was here in Jamaica in the 1950s and 1960s that author Ian Fleming created 007 and wrote every one of the 14 books featuring the stealth secret agent from his villa at nearby Oracabessa Bay. Scenes for the 1962 movie “Dr. No” and the 1973 film “Live and Let Die” were filmed in and around Ocho Rios.

Day 4 - George Town, Cayman Islands

Arrive: Sun 02 January 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 02 January 2022 at 16:00

Christopher Columbus called the Cayman Islands, with their tranquil blue waters, "Las Tortugas" for its abundance of turtles. Located between Cuba and Jamaica, the Cayman Islands are comprised of three Caribbean islands: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Beautiful landscapes, bountiful wildlife and colourful streets embody this British Overseas Territory, with George Town, its capital, located on Grand Cayman, the largest and most populous island. When you arrive in George Town on an MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise, you’ll discover that wildlife conservation is at the core of Grand Cayman’s offerings. For the chance of a lifetime to swim, feed and interact with stingrays, book an MSC excursion to Stingray City, where you’ll get an up-close experience with Cayman’s most graceful marine creatures. On yet another MSC excursion to the Cayman Turtle Centre, encounter the green turtles that return each and every year to lay their eggs on one of the beaches, visit the turtle hatchery, snorkel alongside yearlings in the Turtle Lagoon and meet the island’s endangered blue iguanas. For a special experience, ride horses bareback into the Caribbean Sea at Barker’s National Park on an exclusive Martha Stewart excursion curated just for MSC Cruises, followed by lunch at Vivo café, a spot beloved for its mostly vegan cuisine, with organic ingredients sourced straight from local farms. To learn about Cayman’s past and culture, explore Cayman Heritage House and visit the sumptuous Government House, the governor's residence built in 1964 located in front of Seven Mile Beach, one of the most prestigious beaches of Grand Cayman, in the heart of West Bay. Shopaholics will also delight in this destination. The Cayman Islands are entirely duty free. You just have to choose what catches your fancy among the myriad of watches, liqueurs, jewellery and porcelain on offer.

Day 5 - Cozumel

Arrive: Mon 03 January 2022 at 12:00 / Depart: Mon 03 January 2022 at 21:00

A forty-kilometre-long island directly off the coast from Playa del Carmen, Isla Cozumel is a renowned cruise-ship call: nearly every day, up to ten cruise ships dock at one of the island’s three dedicated piers, all just south of the only town, San Miguel. A holiday to Mexico with MSC Cruises will present you with restaurants, souvenir shops and jewellery stores, all along the malecón(Av Rafael Melgar) in downtown San Miguel. If you fancy a museum, the attractive Museo de la Isla de Cozumel has small displays of the flora, fauna and marine life of the island, as well as a good collection of Maya artefacts and old photos. If you’re not a diver, there’s a certain appeal in wandering the relaxed inland blocks of San Miguel, away from the piers, spotting Maya ruins and birds (the Maya called the island cuzamil – “land of the swallows”) in the dense forests and being the only person on the windswept eastern beaches. Midway across the island, San Gervasio is the only excavated Maya site on Cozumel. With several small temples connected by sacbeob, or long white roads, it was one of the many independent city-states that survived the fall of Chichén Itzá, flourishing between 1200 AD and 1650 AD. As part of a larger nature reserve the site is worth a visit for the numerous birds and butterflies you can spot early in the morning or late in the day. Another place to visit is Xcaret, a surprisingly pleasant theme park: it offers all the Yucatán’s attractions in one handy place, with a museum, a tropical aquarium, a “Maya village”, a beach, some small authentic ruins, pools and more than a kilometre of subterranean rivers down which you can swim, snorkel or float. On the other hand, neighbouring Xplor is dedicated to ziplines and other outdoor adventure.

Day 6 - Costa Maya

Arrive: Tue 04 January 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Tue 04 January 2022 at 18:00

Puerto Costa Maya, where the Caribbean and Antilles MSC cruise ships dock, is out of sight north of Mahahual, but its influence is felt on cruise-ship days, when the village springs to life with souvenir stands and jet-ski rentals along the slick seafront promenade, an extremely miniature version of Playa del Carmen. The two towns in the area, Mahahual and the smaller Xcalak, were hit hard by Hurricane Dean in 2007. Mahahual was rebuilt, but Xcalak is still quite battered. On an MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise you will typically stay around Mahahual, while divers and anglers head south to Xcalak. If you stop for only one ancient site in the Río Bec area, Kohunlich is your best excursion choice. The ruins, seldom visited by anyone other than enormous butterflies and wild parrots, are beautifully situated, peering out above the treetops. The buildings date from the late pre-Classic to the Classic periods (100–900 AD) and the majority are in the Río Bec architectural style. Foliage has reclaimed most of them, except for the Templo de los Mascarones, which is named after the five 2m-high stucco masks that decorate its facade. Disturbing enough now, these wide-eyed, open-mouthed images of the sun god, Kinich Ahau, once stared out from a background of smooth, bright-red-painted stucco. Also look for an elite residential area called the 27 Escalones, worth the detour to see the great views over the jungle canopy from the cliff edge on which it is built. Set in a drier area with sparse trees, these two neighbouring ruins are an interesting contrast to Kohunlich. Kinichná’s hulking pyramid, built in metre-high stones, layer upon layer by successive leaders, barely clears the trees, but you can look over the surrounding terrain (and spot a glimpse of the Dzibanché ancient Maya archaeological site), now broken into farmland.

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas

Day 9 - Nassau

Arrive: Fri 07 January 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 07 January 2022 at 23:59

Proclaimed a pirate republic by the early 1700s, Nassau once sheltered more than 1,000 pirates, outnumbering the hundred inhabitants of the town. While its pirate history runs deep, today Nassau, located on the island of New Providence, is the capital and commercial centre of the Bahamas and the archipelago’s largest city. AS you arrive on an MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise, take in Nassau’s charming colonial-style buildings and pastel-coloured wooden shops that alternate with Georgian-style structures. Founded by the British in 1670, Nassau stretches from the harbour to Bay Street, the main drag through town that is replete with shops, souvenirs, restaurants and entertainment. At Straw Market, where typical Bahamian souvenirs are sold, be prepared to bargain – it’s a tradition that is almost a duty. A popular tourist area is Cable Beach, a 4-mile stretch of beach and resorts on the north central coast of New Providence, 3 miles from Nassau. Paradise Beach, on Paradise Island, is one of the best beaches in the area. For a nearly private beach experience, take an MSC excursion to Blue Lagoon Island, a private island with one of the most secluded beaches in the Bahamas, or opt for a VIP beach cabana experience at the offshore picture-perfect oasis of Balmoral Island. Book an MSC excursion to Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, where you can enjoy a diverse choice of attractions. These range from Aquaventure, an exhilarating 141-acre waterpark where you can ride swells of rapids and fly down 7-story slides, to the Dig, a faux archaeological site that recreates the ruins of ancient Atlantis, or Predator Lagoon, home to sharks, rays, barracudas and sawfish. For something special, take a bush medicine gardens and tea tour, an exclusive Martha Stewart & MSC Cruises excursion, to learn about local traditions and botany. Then sip afternoon tea and dine on scones and dainty finger sandwiches at the lavish Graycliff Hotel, a landmark property that since 1740 has housed pirates, privateers and prisoners alike. Don’t miss the magnificent views of Nassau, Paradise Island and a good portion of the Bahamas from the top of Queen’s Staircase at Fort Fincastle. Watch as water cascades alongside the his-torical staircase, comprising 65 steps hand-carved out of solid limestone rock by 600 slaves between 1793 and 1794.

Day 10 - Miami, Florida

Arrive: Sat 08 January 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Sat 08 January 2022

Miami is called the gateway to the Americas, and it’s indeed a very glamourous global city to explore at the start or end of an MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise. Home to many cultures, the city of Miami sizzles with flavours from the Americas, beginning with Cuba and the Little Havana neighbourhood - one of the most historically significant places, while Wynwood is famous for its wall art and Puerto Rican history. Across Biscayne Bay lies the city of Miami Beach, home to the world-famous South Beach. An MSC-arranged guided private tour opens up a world of possibilities for you: enjoy the beach, take in the city’s Art Deco architecture and enjoy a drink on legendary Ocean Drive, where you can people watch, and perhaps spot a celebrity. If time permits, take a stroll on artsy Lincoln Road packed with street side cafes and shops. Facing the MSC Cruises port in downtown Miami is Bayside Marketplace - a lively commercial centre that is a staging area for boat tours of Miami. Seeing the city from the water, with its impressive skyline and waterfront mansions, is an experience in itself. The downtown area also boasts the dazzling Performing Arts Centre, the Museum of Science, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (known as the PAMM), scenic Bayfront Park and the arena where the 3-time NBA champion Miami Heat basketball team plays. Miami is renowned for its shopping. Hop on a tour to see the major city sights followed by retail therapy at one of Miami's largest and newest shopping malls: Dolphin Mall. With more than 240 retail outlets, you’re bound to need a bit of room in your luggage for your purchases. Luckily, there are several luggage stores at the mall to fill that need. Head west past the city into untamed wilderness on an MSC excursion into the Everglades. At this national park where water is the central feature, unlike any other in North America, nature enthusiasts can hop on an airboat tour through the swampland and waterways to spot alligators and a variety of birds.

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Ship Cabins

Interior Aurea

Comfortable double or single beds (on request)* Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer ZOE - Virtual Personal Cruise Assistant. Surface approx. from 15 sq.m. to 28 sq.m

Interior Bella

Comfortable double or single beds (on request)* Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Surface approx. from 15 sq.m. to 28 sq.m** Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea.

Interior Fantastica

Comfortable double or single beds (on request)* Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Surface approx. from 15 sq.m. to 28 sq.m** Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea.

Ocean View Bella

Window with view on the sea Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 17 sq.m.* Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella and Fantastica

Ocean View Fantastica

Window with view on the sea Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 17 sq.m.* Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella and Fantastica

Balcony Aurea

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 17 sq.m*, the balcony is approx. 5 sq.m. Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea

Balcony Bella with Obstructed View

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 17 sq.m*, the balcony is approx. 5 sq.m. Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea

Balcony Fantastica

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 17 sq.m*, the balcony is approx. 5 sq.m. Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea

Family 2 connecting balcony cabins

Family Cabins comprise two or three connecting cabins each with its own bathroom and balcony: Super Family Plus Combination of 3 connected balcony cabins: each cabin measures approx. 17m² and each balcony measures approx. 5m² They can comfortably accommodate from 6 to 10 people. Super Family Combination of 2 connected balcony cabins: each cabin measures 17m² and each balcony measures approx. 5m² They can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. Available Experience: Fantastica

Grand Suite

Large balcony Sitting area with sofa or separate living area Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 37 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 14 sq.m. GRAND SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people Available Experience: Aurea

Suite Aurea

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious Wardrobe Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 17 to 19 sq.m. with a spacious balcony from 6 to 17 sq.m Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Fantastica and Aurea

Suite Fantastica

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious Wardrobe Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 17 to 19 sq.m. with a spacious balcony from 6 to 17 sq.m Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Fantastica and Aurea

Suite with Whirlpool bath

Balcony with its own private whirlpool bath Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryers Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 28 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 7 sq.m. SUITE WITH WHIRPOOL BATH FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people Available Experience: Aurea

Two Bedroom Grand Suite

Balcony Sitting area with sofa or separate living area 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and one with two single beds Walk-in wardrobe Two bathrooms, one with bathtub and one with shower, vanity areas with hairdryers Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 49 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 17 sq.m. TWO-BEDROOM GRAND SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 6 people Available Experience: Aurea

Yacht Club Deluxe Grand Suite

Living area Spacious balcony Located on the top deck* Comfortable double bed or single beds (on request) Walk-in wardrobe Bathroom with large shower and vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 34 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 9 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB DELUXE GRAND SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 25 sq.m.*, the balcony is approx. 8 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB DELUXE SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

Yacht Club Interior Suite

Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 21 sq. m.* Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

Yacht Club Owners Suite

Large balcony with private whirlpool bath and outdoor living area Separate living area and dining room Comfortable double bed Walk-in wardrobe and luggage storage Panoramic glass wall Bathroom with large shower and bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar. Wifi connection included Cabin alone surface approx. 98 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 25 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB OWNER'S SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people

Yacht Club Royal Suite

Large balcony with private whirlpool bath and outdoor living area Separate living area and dining room Comfortable double bed Walk-in wardrobe and luggage storage Panoramic glass wall Bathroom with large shower and bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar. Wifi connection included Cabin alone surface approx. 98 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 25 sq.m. MSC YACHT CLUB OWNER'S SUITE FOR FAMILIES: Can accommodate up to 5 people

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Excellent!

Faizal Khan has been wonderful to deal with. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent customer services skills. He made the booking process very smooth and managed to get us a competitive deal.

M Lewis / June 2021

excellent !

I received excellent customer service from both Ryan Duggan and Beth Higson , they went the extra mile to ensure our trip was exactly as we had wished it. Many thanks

Mr Steve McQuade / June 2021

Fantastic service

My consultant was Amy Darbyshire and I feel like I won the jackpot. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of ideas, options, price cues etc The service was incredible. If Amy promised to call or email information it happened. I am incredibly grateful to all the help she gave me and I’ve now booked my dream holiday thanks to her.

Toni / June 2021

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