Saint Patrick’s Day Caribbean Cruise

Join 4* MSC Seaside, MSC’s newest ship, on an 8 night tour of the Caribbean visiting the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and St Maarten from her base in Miami. The price includes 2 nights in a 4* Miami hotel.

This lovely cruise to the exotic Caribbean Sea departs Miami and visits Nassau (Bahamas), San Juan (Puerto Rico), St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) before returning to Miami.

DESTINATION Caribbean & Miami, USA
FROM Dublin / Miami
DATE 16 March 2018
DURATION 9 Nights
PRICE €1,559

Join 4* MSC Seaside, MSC’s newest ship, on a tour of the Caribbean visiting the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Antigua & Barbuda from her base in Miami. The price includes 2 nights in a 4* Miami hotel before your cruise.

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Day to Day Itinerary:

Days 1-2: Miami, Florida (Hotel stay): Disembark 19.00

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: Nassau, Bahamas: Arrive 08.00 Depart 15.00

No cruise vacation to the Caribbean would not be complete without a stop-over at ‘funky’ Nassau, the vibrant port that soul singer Ray Munnings sang about in his groovy 1969 hit.

This flat island is located in the north-eastern part of the island of New Providence in the Bahamas and covered by pine-tree woods, lakes and swamps.

In the North there are wonderful beaches, tourist ports, golf courses and many other venues for leisure and free time.

Your luxury MSC cruise liner will dock in Nassau’s sheltered harbour, the perfect stop to start visiting this beautifully preserved city, with its Victorian mansions, cathedrals, 18th-century fortresses and Queen’s Staircase (the 66 steps lead to a breathtaking panoramic view).

Day 4: At Sea:

Day 5: San Juan, Puerto Rico: Arrive 10.30 Depart 20.00

San Juan is a major metropolis, radiating out from the bay on the Atlantic Ocean that was discovered by Juan Ponce de León. Today, San Juan is known as La Ciudad Amurallada (the walled city) and is one of the biggest and best natural harbours in the Caribbean and is the second oldest European-founded city in the Americas. This sublime Caribbean city has so much to offer we gave you an entire day.

Day 6: St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Arrive 11.00 Depart 18.00

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 a 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.

Its coast is a parade of beaches: 365, like the days in a year (as the island’s inhabitants say); beaches that are famous, secret, or even set in volcanic craters. Some are more appealing to those who love being around people, such as Dickenson Bay and Runaway Beach. Those who love more isolated destinations, on the other hand, should head for the Five Island peninsula, where they will be able to enjoy the beaches of Deep Bay and the long and immaculate Lignumvitae Bay.

Scuba divers prefer Cades Bay, on the southwestern coast, but go as far as the Cades Reef, a 4 kilometre-long barrier reef. Enormous starfish appear just beyond the foreshore, on the private island of Long Island situated in front of the western coast of the island and hosting the luxurious Jumby Bay Hotel. On the same island, in Pasture Bay, sea turtles come every year to lay eggs in the months of April and May. To enjoy the sunset (or the island’s most famous parties), the destination of choice is Shirley Heights, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the English Harbour. It has been a party spot where Caribbean cruise goers and locals cheerfully mix for over 30 years.

Day 7-8: At Sea:

Days 9-10: Miami, USA: Arrive 07.00

On arrival in Miami, you will be transferred to the hotel for you one night stay. The following day you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

7 nights on board 4 star MSC Seaside and 2 nights in a 4* Miami hotel. (See ship info for more help)

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!

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
16 March 2018 €1,559 Inside On Request
16 March 2018 €1,659 Balcony On Request

All Prices include

  • 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
  • 1 Night in a 4* Miami hotel room only, after your cruise
  • Flight from Miami to Dublin
  • 1 check-in bag of 20kgs per person
  • Taxes and charges of €130

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
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • 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.