Join 4* MSC Seaside on a 7-night tour of the Eastern Caribbean visits Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and the Bahamas from her base in Miami. The price includes 1 night in a 4* Miami hotel.
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This lovely cruise to the exotic Caribbean Sea departs Miami and visits San Juan in Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie in the Virgin Islands, Philipsburg in St. Maarten and Nassau in the Bahamas before returning to Miami.
|DESTINATION||Caribbean & Miami, USA|
|FROM||Dublin / Miami|
|DATE||11 & 25 May 2019|
|DURATION||8 Nights (7 night cruise + 1 night hotel)|
|PRICE||€1,579 pp for balcony|
Join 4* MSC Seaside on a 7-night tour of the Eastern Caribbean visiting Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and the Bahamas from her base in Miami. The price includes 1 night in a 4* Miami hotel.
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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: At Sea:
Day 4: San Juan, Puerto Rico: Arrive 17.00 Depart 01.00
San Juan is one of the world’s top cruise ship destinations, with most of the pleasure boats docking at the port by the old town.
As recently as the 1970s, Old San Juan (Viejo San Juan) was a reminder of better times, a run-down collection of Spanish colonial relics, in little better shape than the collapsed empire that constructed them. Now, however, after extensive and careful restoration, this seven-block-square area is considered one of the best-kept troves of Spanish colonial architecture and has become a World Heritage Site.
Before continuing your holiday across the Caribbean you just have to stop off at San Juan, with its steep, narrow streets distinctively cobbled with smooth, iridescent bricks known as adoquines, originally used as ballast in ships, and feature buildings – some of the oldest in the Western hemisphere – with bright pastel facades and wrought-iron balconies abloom with plants and flowers.
Day 5: Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands: Arrive 07.00 Depart 19.00
A cruise to the U.S. Virgin Islands means entering the small constellation of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. If you travel with an MSC cruise ship, you will disembark at Charlotte Amalie, the capital with streets and places still bearing Danish names.
While you enjoy your holiday in the Antilles, you should take a pleasant stroll through the city and discover its gems.
From Government Hill, head to Lille Tarne Gade, which means the street of the little tower in Danish: with its 99 steps, it is probably the most important stepped street of those built by the Danish from bricks used by European ships as ballast.
Day 6: Philipsburg, St. Maarten: Arrive 07.00 Depart 14.00
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.
Day 7: At Sea:
Day 8: Nassau, Bahamas: Arrive 12.00 Depart 19.00
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: Arrive 07.00
On arrival in Miami, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.
7 nights on board 4 star MSC Seaside and 1 night in a 4* Miami hotel before your cruise. (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!
Dates & Prices
Book inside and get a FREE upgrade to Balcony cabin
|11 May 2019||€1,579||Book Now|
|25 May 2019||€1,629||Book Now|
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 a balcony 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
- 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.