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Start Your Summer with a Cruise On the Horizon

Posted on 05/31/2023

Start your summer with a cruise on the horizon. Book now with Drinks and Wi-Fi included, plus up to $200 Onboard Credit to use on itineraries throughout the world. From toasting to Caribbean sunsets at sea to pulling into Europe’s most picturesque ports or exploring a destination you’ve only dreamed of, enjoy it all and more with this limited-time offer.

All Caribbean and Bahamas cruises that depart from Miami, Orlando (Port Canaveral), and New York City (Brooklyn) include a visit to Ocean Cay, which is exclusive to MSC Cruises guests. With late-night and overnight stays, there’s more time to dive into turquoise waters, indulge in a seaside spa treatment, or dance on the sand at sunset. Whether embarking on a weekend cruise or an extended vacation, your time on the island will create lasting memories.

Cruise to Ocean Cay and experience the only private island marine reserve in The Bahamas. Ocean Cay reflects MSC Cruises’ longstanding commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts while delivering an exceptional vacation for guests. From exciting family vacation time to intimate getaways for two, get ready to experience the best of the Bahamian lifestyle. You’ll dock directly alongside the pier, so you can walk straight off the ship and onto the island. Relax on the beach or take to the water and enjoy nature at its best with seven pristine beaches surrounded by protected marine life, perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving. Gather at Lighthouse Bay, with great views of the lighthouse and cozy seating areas with bean bag chairs and fire pits. Kick up the action with a jet ski tour or make your way to the lighthouse, climb up 165 steps, and you’ll be rewarded with the most breathtaking panoramic view of the island and surrounding ocean. When the sun sets, the beach vibe heats up. Don’t miss your chance to catch cruising’s only light show set to high-energy music as the spectacular display illuminates the night sky. 

There is no doubt that the Caribbean is among the most beautiful and fascinating areas across the globe — a dreamland for tourists looking to relax in magnificent settings surrounded by long stretches of white sandy beaches, palm trees, exotic fruit, coral reefs bustling with tropical fish, and never-ending turquoise sea. 
With over 30 ports of call in the Caribbean, it’s easy to start checking off destinations from your bucket list. No matter where you go, there are tons of incredible sights to be seen and activities to experience! Stroll along the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman or step into history while you explore the ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico on a Western Caribbean cruise. If you seek nature and a tropical oasis, escape on an Eastern Caribbean cruise to the only rainforest in the Caribbean — El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. What’s more? Discover the charm of Aruba, visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barbados, and enjoy gorgeous waterfalls and authentic creole dishes in Guadeloupe on one of our Southern Caribbean cruises. 

Plus, all Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises include a full day, or two, at our exclusive private island retreat, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Located in The Bahamas, Ocean Cay provides guests with over 2 miles of pure tropical bliss. Relax on one of our pristine beaches, rent a private and socially distanced cabana, and experience one-of-a-kind activities, including glow paddle boarding in our lagoon. Enjoy Caribbean delicacies from our food trucks and a tropical cocktail from one of our tiki bars, each situated perfectly next to a food truck, so you don’t have to venture to far to quench your thirst. Enjoy endless activities day and night on our award-winning island!
No matter what Caribbean cruise you choose, you will become immersed in an atmosphere where the clocks seem to have stopped long ago, plunging travelers into an ancient world of colonial villages, rum plantations, pirates’ coves, and ecological magic.
Discover the best Caribbean cruise deals with MSC Cruises right now, including family cruises, weekend cruises, all-inclusive cruises, last-minute cruises, and more.

Stretching over 100,000 square miles of sparkling ocean, the islands of The Bahamas are an ecological wonder, boasting the clearest water on earth with sunny skies and eclectic marine life. This area of the Atlantic is made up of 700 stunning islands and more than 2,000 breathtaking rocks and cays.


Explore the magnificent views of Nassau, Paradise Island, and the greater Bahamas from the top of Queen’s Staircase at Fort Fincastle or shop along Bay Street and Straw Market. Discover the underwater kingdom that is Athol Island. Better yet, every Bahamas cruise features Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve – our exclusive private island, only available to MSC Cruises guests, with over 2 miles to spread out and relax, making it feel like your own private island.

You’ll enjoy a full day, or two, on Ocean Cay, where guests can soak up the Bahamian sun on one of our pristine beaches, rent a private and socially distance cabana, or book a spa treatment at our oceanside spa. Experience unique activities like Glow Paddle Boarding in our lagoon, or a sunset picnic on the beach while watching the sky paint unimaginable sunsets. The best part? With a dedicated pier, our island allows guests to come and go on the ship as please. Enjoy the daytime island activities, head back on board to freshen up and have a delicious dinner in one of our specialty restaurants and then exit back on to the island for evening entertainment, including a magnificent lighthouse show and beach fire pits.

Discover our best Bahamas cruise deals right now including family cruises, weekend cruises, all-inclusive cruises, last-minute cruises, and start planning your 3-night weekend cruise or 4-night cruise from Miami or Orlando (Port Canaveral).

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