MEXICO & WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE SPECIAL!
Enjoy close-up scenery as you kick back and take it slow on a Caribbean cruise to the world's greatest short cut, the Panama Canal. Dubbed as a Cruise World Wonder, this engineering achievement is on the must-travel destination bucket list for every voyager at sea.
The Panama Canal is a man-made structure has connected the Caribbean sea to the Pacific waves and transported both passengers and cargo for over 100 years. But, there is more to it than just history, the Panama Canal and the other off-the-beaten path Caribbean ports part of this exotic MSC Divina itinerary have a culture and nature of their own which you can discover through a variety of different shore excursions.
12 Day Panama, Mexico & Western Caribbean Cruise
January 14, 2018 MSC Divina
Day 1 - Miami, Florida
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Cartagena, Colombia
Day 6 - Cristobal, Panama
Day 7 - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Belize City, Belize
Day 10 - Cruising
Day 11 - Freeport, Grand Bahama
Day 12 - Miami, Florida
From $1189 US
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Ocho Rios means eight rivers in Spanish, and it precisely its rivers, as well as its crystalline sea, that are its main characteristics; characteristics that will not disappoint visitors to Jamaica wishing to immerse themselves in the lush vegetation of these marvelous dream locations. Just like a mirage, the white buildings of Ochos Rios seems to appear unexpectedly from lush vegetation covering the coast. On Main Street, you will be able to shop or pass your day on solid ground. However, during your MSC Caribbean cruise, we suggest you try the many outdoor activities offered on its rivers, such as kayaking and tubing. With an MSC excursion, you will be able to admire the Cobaya Gardens and Museum: an explosion of tropical plant and animal life with different aromas emanating from sinuously shaped flowers and colourful parrots at every corner. Another must-see attraction are the waterfalls along the Dunn River: almost 200 metres of natural steps over which the water flows to then fall about 60 metres directly into the sea. To enjoy this spectacle to the fullest, these enchanting waterfalls can be climbed via stairs set on either side. The beach below with its extremely fine, pure white sand is equally beautiful. The sea of Ochos Rios will also grant you the opportunity of a close encounter with a very popular sea mammal: the dolphin.
Cartagena, Colombia - 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. Other forts, dating from the sixteenth century, make a worthwhile visit and we highly recommend the Cartagena City Tour, which will suit history buffs and shopaholics alike.
Cristobal, Panama - Southwest of the city, a road runs through the enormous Gatun Locks, where you can get up close to gigantic container ships being raised and lowered between sea level and Lago Gatun. Once across the canal, the road divides: the the right it meanders 22km through dense forest to the evocative ruins of the colonial Fuerte San Lorenze, standing guard at the mouth of the Rio Chagres; the the left, it rises above the shoreline of Lago Gatun, offering splendid views across the water and its sprinkling of tree topped islands before undulating through agricultural land the the rarely visited coastal communities of the Costa Abajo.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica - one of several established "black" Central American coastal cities, like Bluefields in Nicaragua and Livingston in Guatemala, a typical Caribbean port - along the Tortuguero Canal to see luxuriant vegetation and colourful wooden houses on stilts. Another nice excursion is Veragua Rainforest: a fascinating "research and adventure park' that provides a quick and sleek intorduction to some of the region's rich biodiversity. Owned and operated entirely by Costa Ricans, Veragua holds several smartly designed animal exhibits - including one that mimics a nocturnal habitat for frogs- as well as an aerial tram, a zip line and an elevated trail through the rain forest leading to a waterfall.
Belize City, Belize - The city's astonishing energy comes from its 76,000-plus inhabitants, who represent every ethnic group in the country, with the Creole descendants of former slaves and British Baymen forming the dominant element and generating an easy-going Caribbean atmosphere. This relaxed attitude blends with an entrepreneurial flair, for Belize City is the country's business capital; banks, offices and shops line the main streets, while fruit and fast-food vendors jostle for pavement space with others selling plastic bowls or cheap jewelry. The jubilant September Celebrations, which pack the already full streets with music, dancing and parades, culminate in Carnival, with gorgeously costumed dancers who shimmer and gyrate through the city to electrifying Caribbean rhythms.
Freeport, Grand Bahamas - An MSC Caribbean cruise to Grand Bahama is a unique way to visit its capital, Freeport, which is easy to navigate on foot for visiting shops and restaurants. Freeport's main commercial district is centred on The Mall, located between Ranfurly Circus and Churchill Square, about ten blocks north. Tourist activity is focused on the south end of East Mall Drive, around Ranfurly Circus and the International Bazaar, a faded warren of simple shops and cafes marked by red Japanese-style Torii gates. In addition to several restaurants, a straw market and assorted souvenir stands, a holiday to Grand Bahama offers duty-free shops selling jewelry, perfume, Cuban cigars, rum, resort wear and crystal.
Inspired by the divine award-winning actress Sophia Loren, MSC Divina brings you all the elegance and glamour of the golden age. Experience every modern comfort available along with a variety of sports, leisure facilities and a world-class entertainment mecca, including Kids and Teen Clubs. Enjoy Eastern Caribbean cruises and Western Caribbean cruises on MSC Divina. Let MSC Cruises take you on a journey to some of the most exotic and desired destinations in the Caribbean visiting Cayman Islands, St. Thomas, Mexico, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and many more.
Spacious and elegant; every element of the ship is designed with you in mind and with the utmost attention to detail. From MSC Divina’s real stone piazza to the opulent Casino Veneziano and the Broadway-size Pantheon Theatre, the onboard experience is incredible. Feel like a star on our Swarovski crystal staircases or find inner calm in the gorgeous Infinity Pool, which extends seamlessly out to sea and the horizon beyond.
Dining is just as delightful on board MSC Divina. Savor the authentic slow-food delicacies of the Eataly Restaurant. Discover the exclusive ship-within-a-ship known as the MSC Yacht Club. Relish in the VIP experience of butler service, rooms donned with specially-commissioned works of art and be amazed by the beautiful Sophia Loren Royal Suite, nestled brilliantly on Deck 16. Designed with the help of Sophia Loren herself, there are stunning photographs of her most memorable roles and even a replica of her dressing table so guests can prepare themselves to shine like a star.
A vast array of professional massage and wellness treatments await in the exotic MSC Aurea Spa where we bring the sensuous Zen and relaxation of Bali to you. Also, enjoy the sun-soaked Top 18 with its premium deck space, stunning sea views, dedicated spa service and bar menu with complimentary fruit skewers.
With so much variety to experience, every day of your cruise will immerse you in a new voyage of divine discovery, cruising aboard MSC Divina.
All pricing above is in US Dollars, per person. Port charges & taxes are additional. Pricing is based on two people sharing and subject to availability. The "From" price listed on our website is for the May 6th departure date; other dates may have different pricing, please inquire. All pricing is based on availability and subject to change by the cruise line at any time. For more information please contact one of our Mexico Specialists!