Cruise Tips / Five Must-Book Experiences To Make The Most Of A Winter Cruise Vacation

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With summer in full swing, winter seems like a distant reality, but now is the time to claim vacation days, plan for winter school breaks, and start planning a much-needed winter getaway.

MSC Cruises is kick-starting vacation inspiration with new cruise ships, incredible itineraries, and bucket list-worthy experiences and destinations.

Here are Five Must-Book Winter Cruise Experiences:

 

1. Get pampered in the Caribbean like a VIP

Guests can savour luxury and sophistication in MSC Seaside’s enhanced MSC Yacht Club developed for added exclusivity and privacy. Key features include a private lounge, restaurant and pool, 24-hour butler & concierge services, the MSC Aurea Spa, and an all-inclusive experience.

Highlight Winter 2018-2019 Itineraries on board MSC Seaside:

• December 8, 2018: 7-night cruise from Miami, FL sailing to San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Nassau, Bahamas. Prices start at $609 per person for a balcony stateroom.

• January 12, 2019: 7-night cruise from Miami, FL sailing to Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Costa Maya, Mexico. Prices start at $829 per person for a balcony stateroom.

 

 

2. Marvel at Cirque du Soleil at Sea in the Mediterranean

Not only can guests sail awe-inspiring Mediterranean cruises on MSC Meraviglia, with a variety of ports in Italy, Spain and France, but they can also enjoy Cirque du Soleil at Sea performances.

Highlight Winter 2018-2019 Itineraries on board MSC Meraviglia:

• December 9, 2018: 7-night cruise from Civitavecchia, Italy sailing to Palermo, Italy; Valleta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain; Marseille, France; and Genoa, Italy. Prices start at $799 per person for a balcony stateroom.

• January 25, 2019: 7-night cruise from Marseille, France sailing to Genoa, Italy; Civitavecchia, Italy; Palermo, Italy; Valleta, Malta; and Barcelona, Spain. Prices start at $759 per person for a balcony stateroom.

 

 

3. Dine on Gourmet Cuisine while journeying south to Brázil

MSC Seaview, recently launched in June 2018, will journey to South America for the first time in December. And, while guests journey from port to port, they can select from a wide range of internationally-inspired cuisines in the three main restaurants as well as the specialty restaurants on board.

Highlight Winter 2018-2019 Itineraries on board MSC Seaview:

• December 15, 2018: 7-night cruise from Santos, Brazil sailing Buzios, Brazil; Salvador, Brazil; Ilheus, Brazil; and Ilha Grande, Brazil. Prices start at $1,789 per person for a balcony stateroom.

• February 26, 2019: 4-night cruise from Santos, Brazil sailing to Buzios, Brazil and Ilha Grande, Brazil. Prices start at $819 per person for a balcony stateroom.

 

 

4. Shimmy into Havana Nights with brand new Cuban itineraries from Miami

Long-awaited Cuban itineraries are coming to Miami with the arrival of MSC Armonia in December 2018. MSC Cruises will be the only cruise line offering a 7-night Caribbean itinerary regularly, which includes two days in Havana. While in Cuba, guests will be able to choose from a broad range of shore experiences rich in cultural and historical discovery.

Highlight Winter 2018-2019 Itineraries on board MSC Armonia:

• January 28, 2018: 7-night cruise from Miami, FL sailing to Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Havana, Cuba (overnight stay). Prices start at $999 for a balcony stateroom.

• February 4, 2019: 7-night cruise from Miami, FL sailing to Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Havana, Cuba (overnight stay). Prices start at $1,199 for a balcony stateroom.

 

 

5. Festive fun during Christmas and New Year sailings

What better way to spend Christmas and the New Year than with family or friends sailing to a new destination together. Travelers can escape the madness of busy shops and crowded restaurants and spend quality time together, on board ships that are rich in activities, so there is never a dull moment.

Highlight Holiday Season Cruises:

• December 22, 2018: 7-night cruise on board MSC Seaside from Miami, FL sailing to San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Nassau, Bahamas. Prices start at 1,149 per person for a balcony stateroom.

• December 23, 2018: 7-night sailing on board MSC Meraviglia from Civitavecchia, Italy sailing to Palermo, Italy; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain; Marseille, France; and Genoa, Italy. Prices start at $1,349 per person for a balcony stateroom and includes a Cirque du Soleil show and dinner.

• December 31, 2018: 7-night sailing on board MSC Armonia from Miami, FL sailing to Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Havana, Cuba (overnight stay). Prices start at $1,408 for a balcony stateroom.

 

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