10 Night Divine Caribbean with Direct Flights

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This lovely 10-night cruise to the exotic Caribbean Sea departs Miami and visits the British Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, and St. Maarten before returning to Miami all onboard the wonderful 4-star MSC Divina.

Also includes one night in a 4* hotel in Miami before your cruise and features return direct Aer Lingus flights from Dublin to Miami

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Miami
  • Transfer from airport to hotel
  • 1 Night in a 4* Miami hotel room only, before your cruise
  • Transfer from hotel to port
  • 10 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Divina, based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Flight from Miami to Dublin
  • 1 check-in bag of 20kgs per person
  • Taxes and charges of €130

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Miami, United States

Following your direct Aer Lingus flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to a centrally located hotel in Miami where you can enjoy one night in this marvellous city. The next day you will you board your 4* MSC cruise ship to explore the Caribbean in style.

Miami is a city of wildly diverse districts, jigsawed into a vast urban corridor from two technically separate cities: mainland Miami and the huge sand bar known as Miami Beach. If you’re sticking to the most popular areas in Miami Beach and downtown, though, you can zip around easily by bus and on foot. Most people spend their time in South Beach, a fairly small area at the southern end of the sand bar, where you’ll find many of Florida’s leading art galleries, trendsetting restaurants, and much of its boisterous club scene.

Day 3-4 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 5 Road Town, British Virgin Islands

A holiday in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea is perfect for lovers of pirate movies. A visit to the island of Jost Van Dyke will give homage to this Dutch settler and pirate, who lived on the island in the 17th century. As soon as you disembark from your MSC cruise ship in the port of Road Town, you will feel as if you are part of an adventure film. The capital of the British Virgin Islands, Road Town is situated in the largest bay of Tortola, the largest of the islands. To get a good look at all of the British Virgin Islands, you should have lunch at Skyworld, a panoramic restaurant on the highest point of the island, about 400 metres above sea level.

Day 6 Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

In spite of its small size, holiday goers disembarking from an MSC cruise ship will not find Basseterre short of things to see. The city’s two cathedrals, St. George’s Anglican Church and the Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in East Square Street, are at the top of the list. On South Square Street, one can visit the Georgian House, one of the better-preserved examples of local 18th century architecture. Other intriguing destinations to visit during your holiday in St. Kitts are all outside the city. On the way to Old Road, you will come across Romney Manor, the home of the Caribbean Batik, where you can witness the birth of these hand-painted fabrics.

Day 7 St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

The island of Antigua, a colony of the British crown for over 300 years, has retained the taste for tropical life introduced by her majesty’s subjects. Arriving to Antigua on an MSC cruise ship and disembarking in the English harbour, along the southern coast of the island, instead of the capital of Saint John, means gaining access to the historical centre of the island. Here, you will find Nelson’s Dockyard, an old restored dockyard and Royal Navy district. Between April and the beginning of May, it is the site of some of the most important sailing regattas in the world, such as the Antigua Sailing Week. Regular patrons of the Terrace, a refined restaurant in the Inn at English Harbour, prefer the excellent lobster and red snapper. The entire island serves as an example of what it means to spend your holiday in the Antilles.

Day 8 Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

One of the memories that many visitors to Guadeloupe in Pointe-à-Pitre retain is the flavours and sounds of its many small markets. For example, the Central Market, also called the Saint Antoine Market, located on a square of the same name in full city centre; the Flower Market on Gourbeyre Square, in front of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul; and the Keruland Port Market on the Caribbean Sea, right in front of your MSC cruise ship. A visit to the Guadeloupe National Park, designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, will also leave a mark. Located in the south of Basse-Terre, the park holds one of the most beautiful woods in the Antilles, which can be reached by following the Route de l’Habituée, which cuts the park in two. Next, tackle an excursion to the Soufrière Volcano and to the three waterfalls of Carbet nearby. The second waterfall is the most accessible. One hundred and ten meters in height, it can be admired from a suspended bridge. If you are interested in Basse-Terre archaeological sites, visit the Roches Gravées (Engraved Rocks) located in Trois-Rivières, in the southern part of the island; or those in Plessis in the north. Or grant yourself an excursion to the Désirade geological reserve. French relics can be admired at Fort Delgres, built in 1650 to defend Guadeloupe from the British.

Day 9 Philipsburg, St. Maarten

During your cruise in the Caribbean Sea, after disembarking from your cruise ship in the Dutch port of Philipsburg and visiting the Court House, the heart of the city (a white and blue building dating to 1793 that now serves as the Post Office), don’t miss out on an excursion to the French side of the island. Marigot, the capital of Saint Martin located on the island’s western coast, is protected by the great lagoon of Simpson Bay. It has retained the atmosphere of late 17th century, when it was founded. It is worth your while to visit its historical centre, which is crowded with wooden houses dotted with delightful shops. Next, treat yourself to an excursion to Fort St. Louis, built on a hill on the orders of Louis XVI. From here, you can enjoy a stupendous view of Marigot Bay and its beautiful yacht club with the majestic docked luxury yachts.

Day 10-11 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 12 Miami, Florida

On arrival in Miami, you will be transferred to the airport for your direct Aer Lingus flight back to Dublin.

Accommodation

Divina

Inspired by Sophia Loren, the MSC Divina is stylish, luxurious and elegant, bringing you all the glitz and glamour of the golden age of cruise. The gorgeous Infinity Pool in the aft of the ship, with its “beach zone” adjoining the glass balustrade, offers a unique view of the ship’s wake fading into the sunset.

Your cruise ship is your first and last destination each day. As well as a hotel, it is home to a variety of sports, leisure facilities, shopping centres, spa and world-class entertainment, to ensure that everyone makes the most of their time on board.

MSC Divina offers 3 main restaurants. Each one boasts a top gastronomic selection thanks to the variety of dishes and the high quality of the foods. Guests can also choose from different bars, inspired by different themes and inimitable in their wine and food selection, thus satisfying even the most sophisticated and demanding palates.

MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board MSC Divina, with its state-of-the-art 1600 seat Phanteon Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino Veneziano with over 1000 square metres of casino gaming and Virtual World, video games room. There are also Kids and Teen Clubs to ensure that everyone makes the most of their time on board.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • All inclusive drinks package only €46 per person per night
  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Gratuities are not included in above price
  • Single supplement available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,559pp
  Number of nights: 11

28 November 2018 €1,559 Inside
28 November 2018 €1,799 Oceanview
28 November 2018 €1,939 Balcony

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