Deep South & Eastern Caribbean Seaside

10 Day Tour + 7 Night Cruise + Flights + 3 BONUS Nights + $4000 BONUS Value

Deal Code: MC-73815

from $... per person
Book by April 30, 2019

Package Inclusions

  • 10 Day Coach Tour
  • 7 Night Cruise
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • 5 BONUS City Tours
  • Sightseeing Tour of Nashville
  • Country Music Hall of Fame Admission
  • Show at Grand Ole Opry Admission
  • Orientation Tour of Memphis
  • Graceland Admission
  • Train Journey From Memphis to New Orleans
  • City Tour of New Orleans
  • BONUS Flight from New Orleans to Miami
  • 3 BONUS Nights in Miami

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 10 Day leisurely guided coach tour from Chicago to New Orleans
  • Transportation on a private deluxe motorcoach with services of a professional tour director
  • 7 Night cruise from Miami onboard MSC Seaside in an Interior Cabin
  • Return Economy Class flights to Chicago, returning from Miami including luggage
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • City tour of Chicago
  • Orientation tour of St Louis
  • Sightseeing tour of Nashville with entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Exclusive admission to a show at the famous Grand Ole Opry
  • Orientation tour of Memphis
  • Admission to the home of Elvis Presley – Graceland
  • Train Journey on the City of New Orleans from Memphis to New Orleans
  • City tour of New Orleans
  • BONUS One-way flight from New Orleans to Miami
  • BONUS 3 Nights pre-cruise stay in a centrally located hotel in Miami

General Sail Date Information

Tour Departs Monday, October 05, 2020; Set Sail Saturday, October 17, 2020.

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


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Day 1-2: Chicago, Illinois

Welcome to the Windy City! Chicago is one the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, & it's unique skyline. While you are there you will see the John Hancock Center, The Willis Tower - formerly the Sears Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, Art Institute of Chicago. Take some time to try the famous deep dish Chicago style Pizza.

Day 3: St. Louis, Missouri

You have reached the "Gateway to the West" - see the iconic, 630-ft arch built to pay tribute to the city as the "Gateway to the West" & Americas early explorers. Traditional paddlewheelers cruise the river, offering views of the arch & the City. head to The Soulard district is home to barbecue restaurants and clubs playing blues music, to get the full St Louis experience.

Day 4-5: Nashville, Tennessee

Welcome to the iconic Nashville, Tennessee! This city is legendary for it's contribution to country music. Famous venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum also the historic Ryman Auditorium. Nashville is renowned for its honky-tonks with live music. Another great spot to visit while you are in town is the Johnny Cash Museum.

Day 6: Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is one of the beating heart of music in the south with blues, soul & rock 'n' roll that originating there. Visit the iconic Sun Studio where music legends such as Elvis Presley, B.B. King & Johnny Cash all recorded albums. If you are still looking for more amazing venues to visit then see the Memphis has you covered with the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame & Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Day 7: Graceland, Tennessee

Graceland is the world-famous home of the King of Rock 'N' Roll Elvis Presley. The renowned actor & singes opulent 13.8-acre estate has become a museum dedicated to his life. Now owned by his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, Graceland has everything from his private airport & plane to the grave of Elvis & his family.

Day 8-10: New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is situated on the Mississippi River, close to the Mexican Gulf. It is synonymous with culture, displayed through its vibrant music scene, endless nightlife and an array of cuisines drawn from their French, African and American heritage. Bourbon Street is where you'll find the invigorating New Orleans experience!

Day 11: Miami (Florida), United States of America

Welcome to Miami! The Cuban influence of this city is evident through the many cafes and cigar shops situated in Little Havana. Spend a few hours down at the famous South Beach, explore the colourful art deco architecture, restaurants and invigorating nightclubs.

Day 12: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 13-14: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan’s cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish history but the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, soaring mountain ranges, classical forts and an ideal tropical climate.

Day 14: Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie is the largest city of the United States Virgin Islands, and is know for its Danish colonial architecture and history.  This bustling port was once a haven for pirates, and you can find two castles overlooking the harbour attributed to the famous 18th century pirates, Blackbeard and Bluebeard.

Day 15: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 16: Nassau, Bahamas

Welcome to the capital of the Bahamas! Nassau has the largest open-air aquarium in the world with over 100 different species of colourful tropical fish. Here you can interact with dolphins and go on excursions to neighbouring islands in motorboats. The historical centre of Nassau boasts charming colonial-style buildings and numerous pastel-coloured wooden shops that alternate with Georgian-style structures.

Day 17: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas

Ocean Cay is part of the Bimini chain of islands in the western Bahamas. MSC Cruises has helped this country set up an environmental paradise and an exclusive spot for vacationing in harmony with nature in one of its most astonishing locations.

Day 18: Miami (Florida), United States of America

Welcome to Miami! The Cuban influence of this city is evident through the many cafes and cigar shops situated in Little Havana. Spend a few hours down at the famous South Beach, explore the colourful art deco architecture, restaurants and invigorating nightclubs.

MSC Seaside rewrites the rule book of cruise ship design, blending indoor and outdoor areas to connect you with the sea like never before. Circling the ship as low as Deck 7 is a unique seafront promenade lined with places to eat, drink, shop, swim and sunbathe. And you can enjoy superb views from the two glass-floored catwalks and panoramic elevators. With 10 eateries to choose from, including five sophisticated speciality restaurants, dining on MSC Seaside is as varied as it is delicious. Families are superbly catered for. For the perfect pre-dinner aperitif, late night drink or daytime refreshment, there is a choice of 19 smart bars and lounges, each with its own unique atmosphere. MSC Seaside also offers a full-sized bowling alleys, a dedicated family restaurant, and the most interactive, multi-storey water park at sea featuring 5 different water slides, an AquaPlayTM area designed for tots and an adventure trail and olourful kids’ play areas created in partnership with LEGO® and Chicco®.

Travel based on: Tour Date: 05 October 2020 / Cruise Sail Date: 17 October May 2020.

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Accommodation is subject to change and availability. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.

Note – baggage is not included between New Orleans and Miami – this is payable at the airport for $25USD/bag. Fantastica Experience will not include the choice of cabin number due to group allocation. Please note gratuities are payable onboard for your cruise and gratuities are optional to be paid locally for tour.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

My Cruise Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Seaside
Departs: Miami (Florida), USA
Countries Visited: The United States of America, Puerto Rico, & The Bahamas

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