March 2024 Itinerary / Ports of Call
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When it comes to cruises, the journey and the destination are equally important.
Each port of call offers a variety of shore excursions that includes historical sites, nature at its finest, sports-oriented activities and many more.
Day 1 – Saturday, March 2, 2024 – Miami, Florida
Departure time is 6:00 PM
Day 2 – Sunday, March 3, 2024 – Nassau, Bahamas
Arrival: 7:00 AM – Departure: 4:00 PM
Day 3 – Monday, March 4, 2024 – Day at Sea
Day 4 – Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Arrival: 10:00 AM – Departure: 5:00 PM
Day 5 – Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Arrival: 10:00 AM – Departure: 6:00 PM
Day 6 – Thursday, March 7, 2024 – Day at Sea
Day 7 – Friday, March 8, 2024 – Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas
Arrival: 8:00 AM – Departure: 8:00 PM
Day 8 – Saturday, March 9, 2024 – Miami, Florida
Arrival: 6:00 AM
Miami moves to a rhythm all its own— from the sun-drenched beaches to a diverse blend of cultures. Indulge in the glitzy chic of Miami Beach and explore Little Havana’s deep-rooted Cuban heritage. Unwind on Key Biscayne’s serene shorelines, pedal along Ocean Drive or paddle a kayak through Oleta River State Park’s winding mangrove channels. Head to Coconut Grove to take in the bohemian vibe. Whether it’s Art Deco architecture, world-class cuisine or endless nightlife, adventure shines bright in The Magic City.
Embark on a pirate-inspired journey and delight in the Caribbean charms and excitement of the Bahamian Capital. Discover the vibrant streets of Nassau, once a notorious pirate hub in the 1700s. Immerse yourself in the city's colonial and Georgian architecture and enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment along the bustling Bay Street. Shop for handmade trinkets at the charming Straw Market or take a refreshing dip at popular tourist destinations like Cable Beach or Paradise Beach. No matter your interest, a captivating experience awaits you on the lively island of Nassau.
Discover San Juan, a city renowned for its historic buildings, charming Spanish colonial facades, and verdant balconies. Visit Old San Juan to view mighty fortresses like Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal. Delve into the world of rum-making at Casa Barcardí to discover the story behind Bacardí’s legendary cocktails, sniff the products on display, and learn about the rum-making process including wood barreling, ageing, and finishing. Lastly, savor the flavors of the local cuisines while sipping a piña colada, the national drink of Puerto Rico. Experience a lifetime of cultural discoveries on the “Island of Enchantment.”
The northern shores of the Dominican Republic were first discovered in the late 15th century when they were christened San Felipe de Puerto Plata or “Port of Silver” after the glistening silver mountain peak shrouded in fog. Puerto Plata draws vacationers from around the world to its numerous tourist attractions, including whimsical waterfalls, stretches of pristine beaches, and spectacular snorkeling sites. Delve into local traditions in town for an immersive cultural experience. Listen to merengue, shop for hand-rolled cigars, and stop at the Brugal Rum distillery for a tasting of top Dominican rums. No matter your adventure, salty breezes and translucent blue waters await you in beautiful Puerto Plata.
Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Reserve is founded on a deep commitment to ecological principles that shape everything from how the venues are built and how the island is run, to the kinds of activities featured on the island.
Formerly a sand extraction site, MSC Cruises has made significant efforts to clear the island and the surrounding ocean bed from all discarded debris – while removing a total of 7,500 tons of scrap metal – and relocating coral with the longer-term vision of encouraging coral to grow and repopulate. These efforts will give guests the opportunity to learn about the protection of the oceans and the importance of preserving coral reefs through dedicated edutainment programs.
Holistic Holiday At Sea will be offering group rates for your pre and post hotel accommodations. Please check back in October 2023.