Ports & Excursions

Our 18th annual cruise will travel from Miami to the verdant jungles of Ochos Rios, Jamaica; on to the colonial beauty and white sand beaches of Cartagena, Colombia; then to the home of the Panama Canal, Colon, Panama; to the relaxed local vibes of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; to the sun-drenched Mayan ruins of Costa Maya, Mexico; and finally to the tropical paradise of Ocean Cay, Bahamas.

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Day Port Arrive Depart Status
Fri. Mar. 12 Miami 7:00pm** Docked
Sat. Mar. 13 At Sea
Sun. Mar. 14 Ocho Rios, Jamaica 10:00am 6:00pm Docked
Mon. Mar. 15 At sea
Tue. Mar. 16 Cartagena, Colombia 8:00am 5:00pm Docked
Wed. Mar. 17 Colon, Panama 9:00am 7:00pm Docked
Thu. Mar. 18 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 8:00am 5:00pm Docked
Fri. Mar. 19 At Sea
Sat. Mar. 20 Costa Maya, Mexico 9:00am 6:00pm Docked
Sun. Mar. 21 At Sea
Mon. Mar. 22 Ocean Cay, Bahamas 9:00am 11:00pm Docked
Tue. Mar. 23 Miami, Florida 7:00am Docked
*Please note: The itinerary is subject to change without notice.
**Boarding begins around 11:30 am and you MUST be on board by 5:00pm. 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

A variety of shore excursions will be offered at each port, including nature and cultural tours, as well as more active options. Check back in September for details.


Port Details

Miami, Florida

FRI. MAR. 12, 2021 7:00PM

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.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

SUN. MAR. 14, 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Rightly famous for its beaches and music, beautiful, brash Jamaica is much more besides. There’s certainly plenty of white sand, turquoise Caribbean sea and swaying palm trees, but there are also spectacular mountains and rivers, tumbling waterfalls and cactus-strewn savannah plains.

From shopping to nature adventures, Ocho Rios offers something for everybody. On Main Street, you will be able to shop or eat local cuisine. Many outdoor activities are offered on the rivers, such as kayaking and tubing. We recommend you visit the Cobaya Gardens and Museum: an explosion of tropical plant and animal life with exotics flowers and colorful parrots at every corner. Another must-see attraction are the waterfalls along the Dunn River: almost 650 feet of natural steps over which the water flows to then fall about 200 feet directly into the sea. To enjoy this spectacle to the fullest, these enchanting waterfalls can be climbed via stairs set on either side.

Cartagena, Colombia

TUES. MAR. 16, 2021 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cobbled streets, balconies overflowing with blooming bougainvillea and pastel-coloured buildings lining the elegant plazas, make Cartagena one of Latin America’s most photogenic cities. Founded in 1533, this Spanish colonial city is steeped in history. Its location made it a popular port for plunderers and pirates but today the city is quick to give up its treasures to modern visitors.

Signs of the city’s pirating past can be seen on every corner. The best example is Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas – built to fend off pillagers, it is the city’s largest fortress and one of the strongest forts ever created by the Spaniards during their colonial period. Nature lovers, meanwhile, can leave the swashbuckling to others and take in a Mangroves Ecological Tour, where the natural treasures of the region are available for all to enjoy.

Colon, Panama

WED. MAR. 17, 2021 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Colon is known as the northern gateway to the Panama Canal, and is not far from Panama City. Aside from the canal and natural delights, the shopping is by far the largest attraction. Colon 2000 is a port area dedicated to duty-free shops and enticing restaurants. There’s also the Colon Free Zone, which caters to wholesalers and is the largest commercial shopping area outside of Hong Kong!

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

THUS. MAR. 18, 2021 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Experience the lush vegetation and quaint stilt houses of the coastal city of Puerto Limón. Typical of Costa Rica, Puerto Limón respects, protects and shares its impressive biodiversity in the Veragua Rainforest. The rainforest is host to a research facility where you can see a dazzling array of butterflies, go ziplining, or hike to a waterfall. Other areas nearby boast mangrove swamps, white sand beaches, and a sloth sanctuary.

Costa Maya, Mexico

SAT. MAR. 20, 2021 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Costa Maya is, unsurprisingly, a coast flush with Mayan temples and pyramids. Dating back to 100AD, the once ornately adorned architecture reveals the ancient beliefs of the Maya. Unleash your inner Indiana Jones as you explore Mayan ruins, or work on your tan the easier way – by soaking up the sun at an all-inclusive beach getaway. If shopping is more your speed, the locals provide many opportunities for purchasing souvenirs. A more active option is to rent jetskis and speed along the turquoise water.

Ocean Cay, Bahamas

MON. MAR. 22, 2021 9:00AM - 11:00PM

What would it look like if cruise lines designed their own tropical paradise from scratch? The answer is Ocean Cay. Originally a bare stretch of sand with no flora or fauna, MSC worked together with the Bahamian government to meticulously and conscientiously craft an idyllic Caribbean island for vacationers and a nature preserve. There is plenty of beach space and amenities for everyone, as well as restaurants, an inland lagoon, and a charming lighthouse.

Miami, Florida

TUES. MAR. 23, 2021 7:00AM

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.