Seaside Western Caribbean Cruise

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Join 4* MSC Seaside on a 7 night tour of the Western Caribbean visiting Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas from her base in Miami. The price includes 1 night in a 4* Miami hotel.

This lovely cruise to the exotic Caribbean Sea departs Miami and visits Ocho Rios in Jamaica, George Town in Grand Cayman, Cozumel in Mexico and Nassau in the Bahamas before returning 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
  • 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Seaside, 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, Florida (Hotel stay)

Following your flights 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 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 4 Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ochos Rios means eight rivers in Spanish, and it precisely its rivers, as well as its crystalline sea, that are its main characteristics; characteristics that will not disappoint visitors to Jamaica wishing to immerse themselves in the lush vegetation of these marvellous dream locations. Just like a mirage, the white buildings of Ochos Rios seems to appear unexpectedly from lush vegetation covering the coast. On Main Street, you will be able to shop or pass your day on solid ground. However, during your MSC Caribbean cruise, we suggest you try the many outdoor activities offered on its rivers, such as kayaking and tubing. With an MSC excursion, you will be able to admire the Cobaya Gardens and Museum: an explosion of tropical plant and animal life with different aromas emanating from sinuously shaped flowers and colourful parrots at every corner. Another must-see attraction are the waterfalls along the Dunn River: almost 200 metres of natural steps over which the water flows to then fall about 60 metres directly into the sea. To enjoy this spectacle to the fullest, these enchanting waterfalls can be climbed via stairs set on either side. The beach below with its extremely fine, pure white sand is equally beautiful. The sea of Ochos Rios will also grant you the opportunity of a close encounter with a very popular sea mammal: the dolphin.

Day 5 George Town, Cayman Islands

The houses on the narrow George Town streets are interspersed with artisan workshops, where you can find some rarities to take home as a reminder of your MSC cruise in the Caribbean Sea. You can take a plunge into the history of the island at the dual-purpose National Museum of George Town: you can both explore samples of the most interesting endemic flora and fauna, and trace the long and tough inhabited history of the island. However, if you want to learn about the lives of the first European colonists, an excursion to Bodden Town located five kilometres from the capital is ideal. In this former capital of Cayman Islands, you can visit the Mission House, a building used as a family residence by teachers and missionaries during the 18th century. As an alternative, visit the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park located, in the east of the island. Here, if you are lucky, besides the riot of tropical plants you may also encounter the extremely rare blue iguana.

Day 6 Cozumel, Mexico

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.

Day 7 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 8 Nassau, Bahamas

The largest open-air aquarium in the world, it has over 100 different species of colourful tropical fish. In Nassau, you can interact with dolphins and go on excursions to neighbouring islands in motorboats. The historical centre of Nassau boasts charming colonial-style buildings and numerous pastel-coloured wooden shops that alternate with Georgian-style structures. However, to get a taste of the local style of living, take a trip to Cable Beach. Located just 5 km west of the city, on it you will be able to admire the Bahamian Riviera and its fantastic colours: golden sand and lively nightlife. In addition to the casinos, which are very popular with gamblers, one of the most appealing characteristics of a holiday in Nassau is the possibility to do some low-cost shopping.

Day 9 Miami, USA

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

Accommodation

Enjoy the sunshine on a waterfront promenade

MSC Seaside will lead the way for a new generation of MSC cruise ships with revolutionary architecture and cutting-edge technology. MSC Seaside will bring guests closer to the sea with connecting inside and outside public spaces and a unique waterfront promenade that wraps right around the 323-metre ship, offering a panoply of places to shop, eat and sunbathe while panoramic lifts providing breathtaking sea views.

In addition, MSC Seaside will offer one of the largest and most interactive Aquaparks at Sea. She will be the first cruise ship to feature Slide boarding technology, combining a slide and an interactive game that is the cutting edge of water park technology, ensuring unrivalled fun for all ages.

MSC Seaside, the ship that follows the sun!

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: €1,619pp
  Number of nights: 8

07 September 2019 €1,619 Inside
07 September 2019 €1,749 Oceanview
07 September 2019 €1,869 Balcony
07 September 2019 €2,459 Suite

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