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MSC Cruises’ breathtaking private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve offers guests the ultimate Caribbean escapeMSC Cruises serves up a comprehensive range of Northern Hemisphere summer 2024 and Northern Hemisphere winter 2024/2025 sailings to the Caribbean, providing guests an incredible choice of ships and enriching itineraries to some of the most coveted destinations in the region including The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Martinique, Mexico and more.

The Caribbean is a popular destination any time of year, renowned for its incredible white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, magnificent landscapes, and charming coastal cities, filled with rich culture and historical sites.

While sailing their chosen itineraries, guests can indulge in a range of unforgettable onboard experiences including international gourmet dining, world-class entertainment, award-wining activities for families, luxurious spa and fitness centres as well as stylish accommodation to meet the needs of all. Ashore, guests can also take advantage of MSC Cruises’ expansive range of enjoyable activities and excursions for guests of all ages to explore each destination to the fullest.


For guests looking to relax and unwind in the sun-drenched Caribbean, four ships will offer breathtaking voyages, ranging from three to seven nights from Miami, New York and Orlando.

Two ships will offer sailings out of PortMiami: MSC Magnifica with three to seven-night sailings including to the Key West (Florida), Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico), Isla de Roatan (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (Bahamas). Meanwhile, MSC Seascape will offer seven-night sailings, calling at destinations including San Juan (Puerto Rico), George Town (Cayman Islands), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Cozumel (Mexico), and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

MSC Meraviglia will set sail from the iconic New York, with seven-night itineraries including port of calls in Port Canaveral, Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

MSC Seashore will also offer the chance to visit the Caribbean’s prized gems with three to seven-night sailings from Port Canaveral to destinations including Nassau, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Costa Maya and Cozumel.


For sun seekers looking for a Northern Hemisphere winter escape, six ships will offer unforgettable itineraries from three to 10 nights from Miami, New York and Orlando and Martinique.

Three ships will offer sailings out of PortMiami: MSC Divina will offer three to four-night itineraries including to the Bahamas with visits to Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Her longer sailings will offer 10-night itineraries including to Aruba, Curaçao and Dominican Republic. MSC Seascape will offer seven-night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, and to the Western Caribbean including to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Lastly, MSC Seaside will offer captivating seven-night cruises, alternating between the Eastern Caribbean including to The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic and the Western Caribbean including Mexico, Honduras or Belize, and The Bahamas itineraries including Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

 MSC Meraviglia will homeport in the world-famous city of New York, with itineraries of seven-nights including visits to Orlando, Nassau, The Bahamas and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. She will also offer itineraries of 10 to 11-nights including visits in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Sint Maarten.

From Port CanaveralMSC Seashore will offer three to seven-night itineraries with port of calls including in Costa Maya, Cozumel, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and Nassau.

MSC Virtuosa will offer seven-night sailings from Fort de France (Martinique) to destinations including Philipsburg (Sint Maarten), St. John’s (Antigua), Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), and Bridgetown (Barbados).


All four ships sailing the Caribbean this Summer 2024 and five ships sailing this Winter 2024/2025 season will visit Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ stunning private island located in The Bahamas, dedicated to the restoration of marine resources and the ongoing conservation of marine life.

With more than two miles of pristine sand across eight world class beaches, this tropical paradise invites guests to discover the island’s natural beauty and vibrant spirit of the Bahamas, with plenty of areas to soak up the sun and enjoy endless activities on island, while surrounded by sweeping vistas of crystal blue waters. The island is also home to the MSC Foundation’s Super Coral Programme, which aims to help restore the island’s coral reefs and contribute to conservation knowledge and initiatives worldwide.

Over the next 12 months, MSC Cruises will make enhancements to the island including guest amenities and experiences to support the island’s future growth plans. The new enhancements will include expanded excursion centres to support watersport activities and island tours, additional food and beverage facilities including a second food hall and larger bars. Additionally, guests can expect enhanced swimming areas, including a new kids lagoon alongside improvements to the popular main lagoon. Our MSC Yacht Club guests will also enjoy an expanded Ocean House bar and restaurant.


For guests looking for the ultimate seamless luxury cruise experience, the MSC Yacht Club will be on offer on almost all ships sailing in the Caribbean this summer and winter season. The “ship within a ship” concept provides an exclusive holiday sanctuary on board with a host of privileges and personalised services tailored to each individual guest’s needs. With 24-hour butler and concierge service, an array of lavish suite options, private facilities including a dedicated pool and sundeck, a high-end restaurant, stylish lounge as well as access to all the recreation opportunities offered throughout the larger ship, the MSC Yacht Club is sure to have guests feeling completely pampered and relaxed throughout their stay.


Looking further ahead, MSC World America, MSC Cruises’ newest U.S. flagship, will usher in a new world of cruising to American shores when she enters service in April 2025. During her inaugural summer season, she will sail from MSC Cruises’ new terminal at PortMiami, offering alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries with stops in Puerto Plata, San Juan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Isla de Roatan and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

MSC World America is the second of the line’s groundbreaking World Class ships and is tailored specifically to North America, with exciting new venues and concepts that seamlessly blend European design with American comfort, which are sure to provide guests with a truly memorable cruise experience.

The new ship will feature seven distinct districts, each with its own atmosphere, facilities and experiences, allowing guests of all ages to choose their own vacation adventure and get the most out of their time on board. Guests will also have a first look at the state-of-the-art Cliffhanger, the only over-water swing ride at sea, which will debut exclusively aboard MSC World America.

For more information and to book these itineraries, visit msccruises.com.au  msccruises.co.nz