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"The 'Voyage to Well Being' was such an inspiring vacation that I signed up my entire family for the next year before I left the ship! What a fantastic way to combine enlightening seminars with interesting ports of call while avoiding the hassles of transportation and the search for quality food. And as an added bonus--the opportunity to form friendships for a lifetime!"
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Itinerary

Ports Visited During the Holistic Holiday at Sea Cruise*


Day Port Arrive Depart Status
Thurs., Feb. 15: Miami - 7:00 pm** Docked
Fri., Feb. 16: At Sea - - -
Sat., Feb. 17: At Sea - - -
Sun., Feb. 18: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI 8:00 am 6:00 pm Docked/Tender
Mon., Feb. 19: Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis 7:00 am 6:00 pm Docked
Tues., Feb. 20: Fort de France, Martinique 8:00 am 5:00 pm Docked
Wed., Feb. 21: Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00 am 5:00 pm Docked
Thurs., Feb. 22: Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe 7:00 am 2:00 pm Docked
Fri., Feb. 23: At Sea - - -
Sat., Feb. 24: At Sea - - -
Sun., Feb. 25: Miami 7:00 am*** - Docked

*Please note: The itinerary is subject to change without notice.
**Boarding begins around noon and you MUST be on board by 5:30 pm. Be sure to plan your flight or other transportation to allow you to arrive on time.
***Although the ship arrives at 7:00am, please allow extra time for the disembarking process. MSC recommends return flights be scheduled no earlier than 12:00pm from Miami International Airport, or 1:00pm from Ft. Lauderdale.


Shore Excursions

We are happy to announce that MSC Cruises will be offering a wholesome vegan lunch on several popular tours! Additionally, MSC Cruises offers a variety of shore excursions at each of the ports of call. You will find a wide choice of relaxing, natural and cultural tours suitable for older and younger guests, as well as more active and sports-oriented excursions for those who prefer a little more excitement. To learn more about the descriptions, rates and booking instructions, please visit our Excursion page.


2018 Ports of Call

Miami, Florida

Thurs. February 15th
Depart: 7:00 pm

Miami

From Miami’s glitzy waterfront skyline to the elegant splendor of Miami Beach’s pastel-coloured art deco extravaganza, from the subtropical wetlands of the Everglades to a choice of stunning beaches giving onto the azure blue of the Atlantic Ocean, this all-American resort is a holidaymaker’s dream. Miami’s year-round sunshine, its cosmopolitan ambience, dramatic glass-and-steel architecture and fascinating hinterland have made it popular as a holiday destination in the United States for people all over the world – regardless of the season.

Must-sees on your break in the United States not only include the incredible Everglades wetlands area, an important natural habitat for alligators and other marshland wildlife, but also the beautiful, multi-hued art deco district in Miami Beach and the jaw-dropping architecture on Star Island. The city’s long stretch of pristine beach is naturally a highlight in itself.


Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI

Sun. February 18th
Arrive: 8:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm

Miami

Located in the United States Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie is situated on the island of St. Thomas and is the capital of the USVI. Elegant 18th century architecture in pretty pastel colours creates the perfect backdrop for walking tours and a pleasant shopping experience. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town center, making it easy to combine sightseeing with what are fantastic retail opportunities due to the large proportion of duty-free shops, hence the island’s status as ‘Duty Free Capital of the World’!

Don’t miss Emancipation Park, named to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the Danish West Indies in 1848 or the American-Caribbean History Museum for a snapshot of the island’s history. If you’re after relaxation, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will ensure you feel you’re making the best of your holiday! More active travellers will wish to browse the fantastic deals and excursion packages for the area – from snorkelling and scuba diving to great ideas for family days out, including a visit to the Coral World Marine Park.


Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis

Mon. February 19th
Arrive: 7:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm

In spite of its small size, holiday goers will not find Basseterre short of things to see. The city’s two cathedrals, St. George’s Anglican Church and the Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in East Square Street, are at the top of the list. On South Square Street, one can visit the Georgian House, one of the better-preserved examples of local 18th century architecture.

Other intriguing destinations to visit during your holiday in St. Kitts are all outside the city. On the way to Old Road, you will come across Romney Manor, the home of the Caribbean Batik, where you can witness the birth of these hand-painted fabrics. Or visit Wingfield Estate and the botanical gardens. Admire the perfectly restored structures, the separate kitchen building made with lava rocks, the dining room that seats 16 and overlooks the ocean, and the bathing room with volcanic rocks for heating.


Fort de France, Martinique

Tues. February 20th
Arrive: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm

Martinique provides the perfect setting for a holiday in the Caribbean - white beaches, coconut trees for shade and luxurious inland vegetation as a background. Less than 20 minutes away from the island’s capital, in Balata, there is a Botanical Garden set up in the heart of the rainforest. It has over 3000 species of tropical plants and flowers that can be observed along trails some of which are partly suspended. Nearby, you will also find Balata’s Sacre Coeur, a miniature replica of the basilica in Montmartre, Paris.


Bridgetown, Barbados

Wed. February 21st
Arrive: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm

For more than three centuries Barbados was a British colony and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it retains something of a British feel: the place names, the cricket, horse-racing and polo, Anglican parish churches and even a hilly district known as Scotland. But the Britishness can be exaggerated, for this is a distinctly West Indian country, covered by a patchwork of sugarcane fields and dotted with tiny rum shops. Calypso is the music of choice, flying fish the favoured food, and influences are as likely to emanate from America as from Europe. Meanwhile the people of Barbados, known as Bajans, are as warm and welcoming as you’ll find anywhere. Among the more traditional attractions of a travel to Barbados are the island’s evocative plantation houses, colourful botanical gardens, and proud military forts and signal stations. The capital Bridgetown makes for a lively place to visit, with an excellent national museum and great bars and clubs. Then there are the beaches, from the often-crowded strips such as Accra Beach and Mullins Bay to tiny but superb patches of palm-fringed sand like Bottom Bay in the southeast.


Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Thurs. February 22nd
Arrive: 7:00 am
Depart: 2:00 pm

Pointe-à-Pitre is home to many charming small markets, including the Central Market, the Flower Market, and the Keruland Port Market.Next, tackle an excursion to the Soufrière Volcano and to the three waterfalls of Carbet nearby. French relics can be admired at Fort Delgres, built in 1650 to defend Guadeloupe from the British. Passengers of an MSC cruise will also be able to admire the Domaine de Valombreuse Botanical Garden. Inserted between the mountains and the sea, it is a riot of tropical plants and flowers, which only a few other gardens in the world can equal. To get a full taste of the spirit of the island, make sure to visit the Musée du Rhum in Sainte-Rose during your stay. Housed in the Reimonenq Distillery, it reveals the techniques and secrets of the making of rum. You can view a series of historical tools used for cutting, working and transforming sugar cane into rum, as well as old incisions, objects and documents.


Miami, Florida

Sun. February 25th
Arrive: 7:00 am

Miami

From Miami’s glitzy waterfront skyline to the elegant splendour of Miami Beach’s pastel-coloured art deco extravaganza, from the subtropical wetlands of the Everglades to a choice of stunning beaches giving onto the azure blue of the Atlantic Ocean, this all-American resort is a holidaymaker’s dream. Miami’s year-round sunshine, its cosmopolitan ambience, dramatic glass-and-steel architecture and fascinating hinterland have made it popular as a holiday destination in the United States for people all over the world – regardless of the season.

Must-sees on your break in the United States not only include the incredible Everglades wetlands area, an important natural habitat for alligators and other marshland wildlife, but also the beautiful, multi-hued art deco district in Miami Beach and the jaw-dropping architecture on Star Island. The city’s long stretch of pristine beach is naturally a highlight in itself.

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