7-Night Caribbean Cruise Aboard Luxury Ship
Sail the high seas of the Caribbean on this 7-night voyage from MSC Cruises, which departs from Miami. You’ll stay in posh accommodations aboard the luxurious MSC Divina. Outfitted with a lavish staircase sparkling with Swarovski crystals, the MSC Divina features an infinity pool and more than a hundred fountains, plus swimming pools, several themed restaurants, and a theater for nightly entertainment. Two separate itineraries are available with this Getaway. At each port of call, you can take optional tours spotlighting the local landscape and culture (extra fees may apply—click on the links for the itineraries and check the excursions tab on each for more information). This cruise includes:
- 7 nights of accommodations in a balcony stateroom, a suite with panoramic windows, or a Yacht Club stateroom
- All onboard meals
Eastern Caribbean Cruise
This cruise offers two departure dates: November 29 and December 13, 2014. Click here to see a detailed itinerary.
- Days 1–3 are spent at sea.
- Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Your first stop is this city on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Hop off to find colonial architecture along cobblestone streets and browse imported goods and native crafts.
- Day 5: San Juan, Puerto Rico. The historic core of Puerto Rico’s vibrant capital dates back more than 450 years. Visit El Morro fort at the San Juan National Historic Site to see 16th-century cannons and sweeping ocean views. Head farther inland for a guided tour of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest on US soil ($49/person).
- Days 6–7: at sea and Great Stirrup Cay. This private resort island offers pristine white-sand beaches where you can try kayaking ($45/person) or standup paddleboarding ($19/person).
Western Caribbean Cruise
This cruise departs from Miami on November 22 or December 6, 2014. Click here to see a detailed itinerary for the cruise departing on November 22, which stops in Costa Maya, Mexico on day 5. Click here to see a detailed itinerary for the cruise departing on December 6, which stops in Cozumel, Mexico on day 5.
- Days 1–2 are spent at sea.
- Day 3: Falmouth, Jamaica. Your first stop is the town of Falmouth along Jamaica’s northern coast. Spend your leisure time on an off-roading safari ($99/person) or explore Dunn’s River Falls, a flowing cascade that appeared in the 1962 James Bond movie Dr. No ($69/person).
- Day 4: George Town, Cayman Islands. Next, you’ll cruise into George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands. Popular activities here include taking glass-bottom-boat rides ($59/person), swimming with dolphins ($139/person), and snorkeling around shipwrecks ($62/person).
- Day 5 (for cruise departing on November 22): Costa Maya, Mexico. This recently developed coastal region is home to two villages. Farther inland, you can visit Mayan ruins at Chaccoben to see excavated temples ($79/person) or Kohunlich to see large masks carved into stone ($89/person).
- Day 5 (for cruise departing on December 6): Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island. Excursions to Mayan ruins are also available in Cozumel. For a day of exploration and beach fun, take a trip to the ruins of San Gervasio, then head to the beach club ($62/person). Or, visit the ruins of the walled city of Tulum, built right on the Caribbean Sea ($92/person).
- Days 6–7: at sea and Great Stirrup Cay. After cruising for 1 day, you’ll dock on this private resort island. Rent a wave runner ($69/person for a single) or paddleboat ($15/person for double occupancy) to explore the aquamarine waters.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can guests connect to the internet in their cabin?
Yes. MSC Divina has shipwide WiFi capabilities, including in cabins. On all other ships, connection in the cabins can only be done using an ethernet cable. For wireless connection, guests should find an internet hot spot located in public areas around the ship.
Can guests connect to the internet using their wireless devices and is there a cost? (Cell phone, iPad, etc)
Yes, as long as WiFi connection is supported by the guest’s device. Regarding the cost, the ship will charge the standard WiFi fee to use the internet on board.
Can guests exchange money on board?
Yes, but only limited amounts and pending availability. The ship usually carries USD and euros, but some local currencies may be available depending on the itinerary.
Which documents are needed to go ashore in port?
All documentation requirements to go ashore will be posted on the daily program. Required documentation may include, but is not limited to: MSC Cruise Card, passport, government issued ID (not driver’s license), and driver’s license.
Where can I find information about travel documents required for US and Canadian citizens?
You can find information for US citizens on the following websites: http://travel.state.gov, http://www.cbp.gov, and http://www.dhs.gov. For Canadian citizens: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html
Where can I find information about visa requirements?
http://www.visahq.com is a very good source of information regarding visa requirements worldwide; however, guests should verify with the local consulate all the travel documents and visa requirements for each port of call visited during their sailing.