Deep South & Caribbean Sunsets

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

Deal Code: MC-83031

from $... per person
Book by September 30, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit From $199*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
  • Graceland Admission
  • City Tour of New Orleans
  • BONUS Flight from New Orleans to Miami
  • 3 BONUS Nights in Miami
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 10 Day leisurely guided coach tour from Chicago to New Orleans
  • 7 Night cruise onboard MSC Meraviglia in an upgraded Interior Fantastica Experience cabin
  • Economy flights
  • Transportation on a private deluxe motor coach with services of a professional tour director.
  • 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 Coach transfer from New Orleans to Airport, Miami Airport to hotel & to Miami Cruise Port
  • BONUS 3 Nights stay at The Confidante Miami Beach Resort including buffet breakfast daily, a US$50 resort credit & free daily resort fee
  • BONUS upgrade from Bella to Fantastica Experience onboard
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

Fantastica Experience includes: Choice of the best locations of cabin, 24hr room service, breakfast in your cabin daily, priority preferred dinner times + more!

General Sail Date Information

  • Tour starts on 26 April 2021
  • Cruise Starts on 8 May 2021

Alternate Dates:

Tour Date Cruise Date
10-May-21 22-May-21
30-Aug-21 11-Sep-21
27-Sep-21 09-Oct-21
11-Oct-21 23-Oct-21
25-Oct-21 06-Nov-21

 

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


Upgrade to an Oceanview Fantastica Cabin from only $399 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Fantastica Cabin from only $699 per person

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: 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 4: St. Louis - Paducah - Nashville

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

Day 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: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9 -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 - 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.

Day 14: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. 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 day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. 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 Meraviglia is the newest vessel to join the ever growing MSC fleet, christened in May 2017. She is equipped with extraordinary features including unparalleled dining and stellar entertainment with numerous panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view lounge area, a two-deck “inside promenade” with a 480 square metre LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park. The central promenade is filled with boutiques and restaurants during the day, transforming into a hub for music, parties and entertainment during the evening!

Travel based on Cruise Departure Saturday, May 8, 2021

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
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. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis. 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 the tour.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to the availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US-based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
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.

~Cancel Anytime applies to new 2021 departure bookings made before September 30 2020.
Cancellation must occur before December 31 2020.
Cancellation after this date subject will be subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions

** $99 Low Deposit -a second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

  • Receive a free upgrade from Bella to Fantastica experiene onboard
  • Spend an amazing day at MSC's private island in the Bahamas
  • Explore Nashville & Memphis, visit the home of Elvis at Graceland, and experience the charms of New Orleans.

Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC
Ship: MSC Meraviglia
Departs: Miami (Florida), USA
Countries Visited: The United States of America, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, & Bahamas
Next Sail Date: 8 May 2021

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