Deep South & Western Caribbean Seaside

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

Deal Code: MC-73798

from $... per person
Book by February 29, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit From $400*pp!
  • 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
  • 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 airfares 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
  • 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 Starts on Monday, September 14, 2020. Set Sail on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


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Day 1: 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. Included sightseeing shows off the city's landmarks, then an afternoon at leisure. Maybe ride the elevator to the top of Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, stroll in Grant Park, or cruise on the Chicago River.

Day 2: Chicago - St. Louis

Travel across the fertile Illinois farmlands to St. Louis, "Gateway to the West." An orientation tour includes a trip to the top of the GATEWAY ARCH National Park, which commemorates the city's key role in westward expansion. Visit the museum under the Arch, celebrating Lewis & Clark's famous expedition 200 years ago.

Day 3: St. Louis - Paducah - Nashville

Recross the Mississippi River today and roll southeast to Paducah on the Ohio River. Lateafternoon arrival in Nashville. (B)

Day 4: Nashville, Tennessee

Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Nashville's famous landmarks and the Music Row recording studios. Tour historic RCA STUDIO B, the cradle of the 1960s "Nashville Sound where stars such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, Willie Nelson, and the Everly Brothers recorded many of their biggest hits. Afterward, visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis' "solid-gold" Cadillac! Tonight, enjoy reserved seating for a show at the world famous GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country musicians.

Day 5: Nashville - Memphis

Cross Tennessee to Memphis, "Home of the Blues" and a city with a distinct Southern flavour. Enjoy an orientation tour on arrival and see where the film, Walk the Line was filmed. Join the optional excursion to Sun Studio, where rock 'n' roll was first recorded, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6: Memphis (Visit to Graceland)

A good portion of the day is devoted to GRACELAND, Elvis Presley's beautiful estate. Your guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden, and the opulent 4575 square metre (15,000-square-foot) mansion. Return to Memphis mid-afternoon and, if you haven't done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some southern barbecue or visit the National Civil Rights Museum.

Day 7: Memphis - Indianola - New Orleans

Today, make your way through the state of Mississippi. Visit the B.B. KING MUSEUM AND DELTA INTERPRETIVE centre. Discover the life of B.B. (Blues Boy) King, from his humble beginnings to his big break on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. An evening arrival in New Orleans allows the opportunity for exploring this lively city on your own.

Day 8 - 10: New Orleans, Louisiana

A full morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of New Orleans, featuring a guided tour that includes the French Quarter landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground cemetery. This afternoon, join an optional cruise through the winding waterways of Louisiana's swamp lands. For shoppers, Canal Street and the French Quarter offer an array of specialty shops and boutiques. This evening, perhaps join an optional Mississippi River dinner cruise, and enjoy a delightful buffet dinner complete with live jazz-the perfect finale to a memorable touring adventure of the South.

Day 11 - 13: 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. Enjoy your three BONUS Nights in Miami before your Caribbean cruise begins!

Day 14: 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 15: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A quaint port town on Jamaica’s northern coast, it has transformed from a fishing village to a hotel hot spot and cruise ship harbour. You’ll also find a vast rainforest, rivers and waterfalls.

Day 16: George Town, Grand Cayman

Capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town is a financial hub and port of call for a majority of cruise ships. The National Museum is housed in a 19th-century building on Harbour Drive, with displays of local history, culture and wildlife.

Day 17: Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel is very popular for it’s pristine scuba diving and snorkelling conditions, showcasing an abundance of reef structures and submerged sculptures. There is also an array of marine life including dolphins, turtles and manatees.

Day 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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, August 31, 2020 & sail date, September 12, 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.

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

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.

Gratuities are not included and are payable direct to MSC

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, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, & Bahamas

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