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Escape the winter chill to the idyllic warm Caribbean on this 10-night cruise visiting island paradises filled with beautiful beaches and fascinating histories. Includes one night in a 4* Miami hotel before your cruise.

Special Offers:
Inside: FREE Social Media Internet
Oceanview: FREE Mealtime Drinks + Social Media Internet
Balcony: FREE All-Inclusive Drinks + Social Media Internet

Departing from Miami, Florida, this cruise visits Road Town in the British Virgin Islands, St. John’s on Antigua, Basseterre in St. Kitts & Nevis, Fort de France in Martinique and Philipsburg in St. Maarten before returning to Miami.

Inclusions

  • Flight Dublin to Miami
  • All transfers airport – hotel – port
  • 1 night stay in a 4 Star hotel on a room only basis in Miami before your cruise
  • 10 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Divina, based on 2 sharing a cabin
  • Meals onboard on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Transfer from your hotel to airport
  • Flight from Miami to Dublin
  • Taxes and One 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Miami, Florida, USA

On arrival in Miami, you will be transferred to the hotel for your one night stay.

Following you one night stay, you will be transferred to the port to board the magnificent 4 Star MSC Divina. Set sail for the Caribbean in the evening.

Day 3-4 At Sea

Your first days at sea are spent cruising the warm Caribbean Sea towards the British Virgin Islands. Take some time to settle in, relax and enjoy the many wonderful facilities that MSC Divina has to offer.

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.

One of Tortola’s most charming beaches, Sugar Cane Bay is so called for the large sugar cane plantation located behind it. Bathing in these waters and laying on the crystalline sand while sea birds dive into the sea from great heights in search of sustenance is an incredible experience in itself. It can, however, be made even more interesting by a visit to the Callwood Rum Distillery, which houses the original structure of a sugar cane distillery, and a rum tasting.

Day 6 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 7 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 8 Fort de France, Martinique

Among the great pleasures that disembarking from an MSC cruise ship at Fort-de-France, Martinique can grant you is the immediate possibility of bathing in the Caribbean Sea.

Just stroll down to the Anse Mitan beach in the Trois-Ilets, located on a promontory that protects the interior of Martinique’s main bay; or to the nearby Anse à l’Ane: white beaches, coconut trees for shade and the luxurious inland vegetation as a background, the perfect setting for a holiday in the Caribbean.

Less than 20 minutes away from the island’s capital, in Balata, there is a Botanical Garden set up in the heart of the rainforest. It has over 3000 species of tropical plants and flowers that can be observed along trails some of which are partly suspended. Nearby, you will also find Balata’s Sacre Coeur, a miniature replica of the basilica in Montmartre, Paris.

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

Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Miami. Disembarkation begins after breakfast when you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight 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

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferrable booking deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance €70 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement available on request
  • Drinks on board not included. MSC offer their Allegrissimo All inclusive drinks package for €43 per adult per night (terms & Conditions apply)
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,729pp
  Number of nights: 11

07 November 2018 €1,889 Inside
07 November 2018 €2,039 Oceanview
07 November 2018 €2,219 Balcony
28 November 2018 €1,729 Inside
28 November 2018 €1,879 Oceanview
28 November 2018 €2,049 Balcony
09 January 2019 €1,729 Inside
09 January 2019 €1,879 Oceanview
09 January 2019 €2,049 Balcony
30 January 2019 €1,729 Inside
30 January 2019 €1,879 Oceanview
30 January 2019 €2,049 Balcony
20 February 2019 €1,779 Inside
20 February 2019 €1,929 Oceanview
20 February 2019 €2,099 Balcony

Special Offers:
Inside: FREE Social Media Internet
Oceanview: FREE Mealtime Drinks + Social Media Internet
Balcony: FREE All-Inclusive Drinks + Social Media Internet

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