Caribbean & Ocean Cay

MSC and Cruisescapes have put together an incredible Caribbean Cruise & Stay for the solo traveller, getting off the beaten track and visiting some hidden gems on the Caribbean and Central American coast, and the magnificent Ocean Cay – MSC’s private island in the Bahamas, on board the magnificent 4* MSC Meraviglia. Includes 1 night in a 4* hotel before your cruise.

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Cruising from Miami, Florida, you will visit Costa Maya in Mexico, home to ancient Mayan monuments and beautiful sandy beaches before cruising to beautiful Belize, home of the enigmatic Blue Hole, and on to Roatan, in the Bay Islands, Honduras. From here your cruise heads to the stunning Ocean Cay, the luxurious MSC private island in the Bahamas before you return to Miami for your flight back to Dublin.

DESTINATION Caribbean
FROM Dublin / Miami
DATE 09 November 2019
DURATION 8 Nights (7 night cruise + 1 night hotel)
PRICE Single from €2,399

MSC and Cruisescapes have put together an incredible Caribbean Cruise & Stay getting off the beaten track and visiting some hidden gems on the Caribbean and Central American coast, and the magnificent Ocean Cay – MSC’s private island in the Bahamas, on board the magnificent 4* MSC Meraviglia. Includes 1 night in a 4* hotel before your cruise.

United States, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Bahamas

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1-2: Miami, Florida, USA: Hotel Overnight Depart 17.00

On arrival in Miami, you will be transferred to the hotel for your one night stay in a 4-star hotel, room only. In the morning you will be transferred to the port to board MSC Meraviglia. The ship departs in the evening, setting sail for your first port of call.

Day 3: At Sea:

Day 4: Costa Maya, Mexico Arrive 08.00 Depart 17.00

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 your 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.

Day 5: Belize City, Belize: Arrive 08.00 Depart 18.00

For those who spend some time in Belize City during an MSC Caribbean cruise to Belize, this town will reveal a distinguished history, several superb sights and fascinating cultural spectacles. The city’s astonishing energy comes from its 76,000-plus inhabitants, who represent every ethnic group in the country, with the Creole descendants of former slaves and British Baymen forming the dominant element and generating an easy-going Caribbean atmosphere.

This relaxed attitude blends with an entrepreneurial flair, for Belize City is the country’s business capital; banks, offices and shops line the main streets, while fruit and fast-food vendors jostle for pavement space with others selling plastic bowls or cheap jewellery. The jubilant September Celebrations, which pack the already full streets with music, dancing and parades, culminate in Carnival, with gorgeously costumed dancers who shimmer and gyrate through the city to electrifying Caribbean rhythms.

Day 6: Isla de Roatan, Honduras: Arrive 09.00 Depart 17.00

Looking for paradise? Then look no further than Isla de Roatan in Honduras, a heavenly stop on our Caribbean cruise itineraries.

Join us for the day on the Spanish-speaking Isla de Roatan in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Central America.
The idyllic island and its crystal clear waters are a magnet for divers, as Isla de Roatan is located on the Mesoamerican barrier reef, the second largest coral reef in the world. Keen divers of all ages can explore the wonderful watery underworld around Roatan as an array of diving, sailing and snorkelling activities are on offer here, while those in need of pure relaxation can leave the ship to lounge on one of Roatan’s many splendid powder sand beaches, which rank among the best in the Caribbean.

Day 7: At Sea:

Day 8: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas: Arrive 09.00 Depart 23.55

Located in the same part of the Atlantic that washes the beaches of Florida’s Malibu and Miami, the Bimini are a group of islands belonging to the Bahamas. MSC Cruises has helped this country set up an environmental paradise and an exclusive spot for vacationing in harmony with nature in one of its most astonishing locations: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

You will discover six splendid beaches, a vast calm lagoon, the harmonious lines of the typical houses of a Bahamian village and much more. The crown jewel of Ocean Cay are the aquatic sportsactivities, suitable for adults and children.

In addition, one of the island’s beaches is dedicated to families. Located a short distance from where the ships are docked and the area is fully equipped. The more romantic cruise goers, on the other hand, will be able to envision their wedding on the northern beach or simply take a stroll at sunset.

MSC Cruises excursions include an underwater exploration of the MSC Marine Reserve with its astounding tropical underwater life. During your Caribbean cruise, you will also be able to independently snorkel and swim in the waters of Ocean Cay.

The attractions of this unique island also include its seaside restaurants and tiki bars. An exclusive part of the island hosts the Ocean Cay Yacht Clubbeach and facilities, while the expert staff of Aurea Spa will offer massages and beauty treatments in sea view cabanas.

Day 8: Miami, Florida, USA: Arrive 07.00

Following your disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport to get your return flight to Dublin.

1 night in a 4 star Miami hotel, room only.

7 Nights accommodation aboard the exceptional 4 Star MSC Meraviglia (See ship info for more help)

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with more panoramic viewpoints, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a double-height “indoor promenade” with a 480 square metre LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.

Choose from a wide variety of elegant accommodation options, including family options, duplex suites with a private whirlpool bath, and the highest ratio of sea-view balcony cabins of any cruise ship.

Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club & and TV studio. Younger guests can take advantage of the super-amusement park and sports centre to play sports and games during the daytime and party in the evening. And the whole family can enjoy hours of fun in one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea.

A choice of 12 distinct dining venues promises something special for every taste, while the wide range of bars and lounges on board offer refreshment and relaxation in the ideal atmosphere for every moment.

Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil

Twice every night, six nights a week, guests on MSC Meraviglia have the unique opportunity to see original shows by Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live artistic entertainment, and savour a superb culinary experience in the same glamorous venue. The Carousel Lounge is a technology-packed, entertainment and dining venue designed especially to meet the needs of Cirque du Soleil. This custom-built lounge covers 1,000 sq.m. and can accommodate up to 450 guests, including 100 enjoying the full show-and-dining experience.

Cirquedesoleil

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
09 November 2019 €2,399 Single Inside Studio Book Now

All Prices include

  • Flight from Dublin to Miami
  • Transfer from airport to hotel
  • 1 night in a 4 Star hotel in Miami, room only
  • Transfer from hotel to port
  • 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Meraviglia, based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Fine dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Transfer port to the airport
  • Flight from Florida to Dublin
  • 1 check-in bag of 20kgs per person
  • Taxes and charges of €130

Booking remarks

  • All inclusive drinks package only €48 per person per night
  • Dual Occupancy cabins available – call for details
  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Gratuities are not included in above price
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.