Saturday, 12 July 2014

MSC Cruises two ships, Barbados sailings and new ports in packed season

For the first time, MSC Cruises will offer fly-cruise itineraries on its two ships in the Caribbean, MSC Divina and MSC Orchestra, beginning in Miami and Barbados respectively.

MSC Divina will return to the Caribbean in November 2015 after a summer in the Mediterranean. First up is a one-off 10-night sailing taking in both Colombia and Costa Rica in Central America. MSC Divina will then settle in to its familiar pattern of two alternating seven-night round-trips from Florida.

At the end of the season in April 2016 the ship will also offer an exclusive 14-night trip which includes two days and two nights in Bermuda.

Meanwhile, MSC Orchestra will operate a longer 14-night Eastern Caribbean option embarking from Barbados. The company has taken a committed allocation of seats aboard British Airways’ regular service to the island to give guests the option of a simple fortnight’s package holiday. While MSC Cruises has operated the Eastern Caribbean itinerary before, the winter 2014/15 has been altered to include a stop in Barbados specifically so Brits can join the ship.

Highlights for winter 2014/15 include:

-      A 10-night round-trip from Miami aboard MSC Divina visiting Falmouth, Jamaica; Cartagena, Colombia; Cristobel, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Cozumel, Mexico and Miami (cruise-only from £829pp; fly-cruise from £1,429pp)

-      A seven-night Miami sailing aboard MSC Divina featuring the new ports of La Romana, Dominican Republic; Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, USVI; and Nassau, Bahamas (cruise-only from £399pp)

-      A one-off 14-night voyage aboard MSC Divina for those preferring longer spells at sea. It calls at Philipsburg, St Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; King’s Wharf, Bermuda and Miami (cruise only from £839pp; fly-cruise from £1,649pp)
-      A 14-night round-trip from Barbados aboard MSC Orchestra calling at Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Margarita Island, Venezuela; St George, Grenada; Fort de France, Martinique; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Philipsburg, St Maarten; Road Town, Tortola, BVI; St John’s, Antigua; Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis; Roseau, Dominica; Fort de France, Martinique; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Castries, St Lucia; and Bridgetown (cruise-only from £969pp; fly-cruise from £1,669pp)

For more information see or call 020 3426 3010.

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