Southern Charms & Caribbean Isles

13 Day Tour + 7 Night Cruise + Flights + 1 BONUS Night & Incl. $4000 BONUS Value

Deal Code: MC-76942

from $... per person
Book by October 31, 2019

Package Inclusions

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

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • Upgrade to a Fantastica Experience Cabin
  • 13 Day Guided Coach Tour Includes:
  • Sightseeing Tour of New York
  • Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC
  • Sightseeing Tour of Charleston
  • Sightseeing Tour of Savannah
  • Visit to Colonial Williamsburg
  • Daytona Beach Speedway Tour
  • 1 BONUS Night in Miami
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 13 Day leisurely guided tour on a Private Deluxe Motor Coach, with the services of a professional tour director discovering the Eastern USA Coast from New York to Miami
  • 12 Night accommodation in hand-selected hotels while touring
  • 7 Night cruise from Miami onboard MSC Seaside in an Inside Cabin
  • Return Economy Class flights to New York, returning from Miami including checked 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
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Holiday Savings including:
  • BONUS Upgrade to a Fantastica Experience Cabin onboard MSC Seaside
  • Fantastica Experience includes:
  • Choice of the best locations of cabin
  • 24-hour room service
  • Breakfast in your cabin daily
  • Priority preferred dinner times & more!
  • 13 Day guided coach tour includes:
  • Sightseeing tours of New York, Washington DC, Charleston, & Savannah
  • Visit to Colonial Williamsburg
  • Daytona Beach speedway tour
  • BONUS 1 Night, pre-cruise accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Miami

General Sail Date Information

Tour Departs Sunday, May 17, 2020. Set Sail on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


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Day 1: New York City, United States

Welcome to the "Big Apple!" Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2: New York City, United States

Explore the beautiful concrete jungle that is New York City. Spend your day visiting the prosperity bull on Wall Street, seek out panoramic views from the Empire State Building and gaze upon the city from the architecturally pleasing Brooklyn Bridge. You’re also spoilt for choice with the Guggenheim and the Met.

Day 3: New York City — Philadelphia - Washington DC, USA

Depart for the "City of Brotherly Love." The birthplace of American independence, is steeped in history. An orientation tour upon arrival shows you America's 5th-largest city. During your free time visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall before making your way to Washington D.C. (B)

Day 4: Washington D.C.

On a guided sightseeing tour of the capital city see the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, in beautiful ARLINGTON CEMETERY. Enjoy photo stops at Capitol Hill and the White House, and visits to the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials. Tonight join the optional dinner and illumination tour of the city.

Day 5: Washington DC — Williamsburg, USA

Today journey south and step back in time to early America at COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG. See how America's heritage is proudly preserved in reconstructed buildings and informative displays. Take a stroll down quaint streets and browse through the homes, taverns, shops, gardens, and exhibits.

Day 6: Williamsburg — Wilmington — Myrtle Beach, USA

This morning travel to the coastal city of Wilmington, NC famous for the film "Safe Haven" (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks), and the TV series "One Tree Hill." Free time to explore Wilmington's Riverwalk, which stretches for nearly two miles along the legendary Cape Fear River. Shop the many fabulous boutiques, enjoy Southern coastal cuisine and water views. You may wish to visit the Historic District with its brick-lined streets, moss-draped live oaks and Victorian and Antebellum architecture. End the day in Myrtle Beach. (B)

Day 7: Myrtle Beach — Georgetown — Charleston USA

This morning travel to the coastal city of Wilmington, NC famous for the film "Safe Haven" (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks), and the TV series "One Tree Hill." Free time to explore Wilmington's Riverwalk, which stretches for nearly two miles along the legendary Cape Fear River. Shop the many fabulous boutiques, enjoy Southern coastal cuisine and water views. You may wish to visit the Historic District with its brick-lined streets, moss-draped live oaks and Victorian and Antebellum architecture. End the day in Myrtle Beach. (B)

Day 8: Charleston, USA

This morning, join the optional excursion to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, and discover the history of the plantation and its evolution since 1681. The afternoon is free to savour gracious and genteel Charleston, known as "the Most Polite City in America." Stroll past wrought-iron gates and colourful window boxes, duck into an old churchyard, sample some local she-crab soup, or breathe in the aroma of sweet grass baskets while shopping at the 1790-era City Market. (CB)

Day 9: Charleston — Beaufort — Savannah, USA

This morning we will drive through Gullah Country, where African slaves were brought to work on rice and indigo plantations, on our way to Beaufort, located on Port Royal Island, a jewel of South Carolina's Low Country. Explore the Historic District with your free time. Cross the state line and enter Georgia, the "Peachtree State," and arrive in the sultry city of Savannah by midafternoon. Upon arrival, an included TROLLEY TOUR highlights attractions such as the City Market, Forsyth Park, and Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his "March to the Sea"). (CB)

Day 10: Savannah, USA

A day at leisure. Watch ships go by while shopping on cobblestoned River Street, explore picturesque squares and stroll amongst moss-covered live oaks and wisteria, while surrounded by elegant homes and gardens. Experience Savannah's cocktails and cuisine, featuring everything from soul retro to rooftop settings. Don't miss seeing the "Forrest Gump Bench" at the Savannah History Museum. (CB)

Day 11: Savannah — St Augustine — Daytona Speedway — Daytona Beach, USA

St. Augustine, the nation's oldest European city, also holds the distinction of being one of the nation's most charming. Free time to explore the historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, and unique shops. Afterward, continue down the coast to Daytona Beach, on Florida's Atlantic coast. A guided open-air tram tour of DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY transports you into the "World of Racing." Experience the 31-degree banks for yourself as the tram coasts along the speedway's turns 3 and 4. Walk in the footsteps of legends past and present as you climb atop the podium in Gatorade Victory Lane for a photo. End the tour with a visit to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, a spectacular showcase honouring all forms of motorsports. (CB) NOTE: The start/finish line and pit road experiences are dependent on track activity and will not occur if there are events scheduled. This tour is conducted on an open-air tram and will operate in the rain.

Day 12: Daytona Beach — Miami Beach, USA

Journey to the coastal resort town of Miami Beach. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation tour that takes in the area's signature architecture. The South Beach Art Deco District is a whimsical collection of more than 800 architecturally protected buildings in Miami Beach from the 1930s and 1940s - a definite must-see. Time on your own lets you experience some of Miami Beach's finest dining and beachside strolls.

Day 13: Miami Beach — Miami, USA

Your tour ends this morning, you will have one more day at your leisure before embarking your cruise tomorrow.  You may change hotels for your last night in Miami  as your tour ends today.

Day 14: Miami (Florida), United States of America

Welcome to Miami - Embark your cruise today!

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 16-17: 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 17: 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 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: 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 20: 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 21: 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, May 17, 2020 and sail date, May 30, 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.

Prepaid gratuities are optional on your guided tour however must be paid onboard your cruise.

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.

  • Discover New York City - see Times Square & the Empire State Building
  • See Forrest Gump's famous bench in Savannah, Georgia
  • Take a tour of Daytona International Speedway
  • Spend time on MSC's new private island, Ocean Cay

My Cruise Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Seaside
Departs: Miami (Florida), United States of America
Countries Visited: The United States of America, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas

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