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Dominican Republic, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda, Virgin Islands (British)

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Boarding Dates
01/17/2013

Duration
7 nights

Cruise - MSC Lirica cruise ship
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MSC Lirica: The distinctive style of MSC Cruises is admired worldwide, as unmistakable as Italian music. With it's blend of elegant European decor and ambiance, the MSC Lirica cruise ship reflects the authentic Italian heritage of the company.
Cruise Itinerary
Day Date Port Arrival Departure Activity*
1 Thu Jan 17 La Romana .... 17:00 Docked
2 Fri Jan 18 Philipsburg 14:00 20:00 Docked
3 Sat Jan 19 Fort de France 12:00 23:00 Docked
4 Sun Jan 20 Pointe-a-Pitre 09:00 23:00 Docked
5 Mon Jan 21 St John s 10:00 18:00 Docked
6 Tue Jan 22 Road Town 08:00 14:00 Docked
7 Wed Jan 23 Santo Domingo 10:00 23:00 Docked
8 Thu Jan 24 La Romana 07:00 .... Docked
*Information subject to change based on anchorage availability.
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Interior Staterooms
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for the cabins for disabled people. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Inside Stateroom: Approximately 140 sq ft 
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Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Oceanview Stateroom: Approximately 140 sq ft 
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Double bed. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with tub. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Suites: Approximately 302 sq ft (248 sq ft + 54 sq ft balcony).
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 SMT04 - Panoramic Tour of St. Maarten and Shopping  (2.5 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
   The smallest island shared by two nations has some of the best vistas in all the Caribbean. Set out and discover how the French and Dutch have blended together their distinct characters in this complete orientation tour. From your bus, witness the tremendous amount of development which has made the 37-square-mile island so popular and busy. First head through the Dutch side and capital of Philipsburg, founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch Navy. Then it’s the hilly drive to the other side of the island to experience the capital of French St. Martin. Originally a fishing village on a swamp for which it was named; Marigot is filled with gingerbread houses and sidewalk bistros. You’ll have time on your own to explore the many boutiques lining picturesque narrow streets. Next the tour travels past Grand Case, a seaside town known as “gourmet capital” of the Caribbean, due to the abundance of restaurants. On return to Philipsburg the bus will drop you downtown and you will be given a water taxi bracelet to return to the pier at your leisure. Note: The shops in Marigot are closed on public holidays. The order of the tour may be reversed/changed depending upon tour time and traffic conditions. In case of holidays, delay, changes in the water taxi schedule after the shopping the return to the ship will be by bus.

Price per Person Starting from: $49.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT05 - Harley In Paradise (3 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  You will be in “Hog Heaven” for this ride through both the Dutch and French sides of St Maarten. After a short bus ride through the capital of Philipsburg arrive to the staging area where you’ll pick up your Harley Davidson motorcycle and complete the necessary paperwork. Once briefed and issued a helmet your guide escorts you for a bike ride through the island. The convoy arrives in French capital Marigot, home to Fort Louis, built in 1767 to protect the town from the English. The ride continues through the island and the local countryside. Eventually, arriving back to the staging area, transfer to the bus which will take you back to the ship. A unique way to see this fascinating island, shared by two countries. Note: There will be a guide in front. Make sure to bring your credit card and valid current motorcycle license to complete the rental contract. Driver must be 25 years and no person under 18 can participate. The tour price includes CDW insurance with a $2500.00 deductible. The deductible is fully or partially charged to the driver’s credit card in the event the motorcycle is returned damaged. Participants should wear long pants and closed shoes for their protection. Tour price is based on a per vehicle rate ( vehicle can accommodate up to 2 persons including driver, you can go as a single or take a companion along for free). The tour should only be reserved by one person per vehicle and the rate will be charged to that person’s credit card. The tour payment cannot be divided amongst multiple participants , it can only be charged to one account. If you are taking a companion it is only necessary that you register their name with the ship’s shore excursion office upon embarkation.

Price per Person Starting from: $239.00Adults Not availableChildren


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 SMT09 - Golden Eagle Catamaran (4 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
   Go First Class, enjoy great snacks and an open bar while sailing in the sparkling waters. Sail aboard the Golden Eagle! An unforgettable experience while our crew pampers you, as you laze in the shade of Golden Eagle’s hand painted sails, lie in the nets or sit back in the captains’ cockpit watching action as we troll for kingfish. Maybe spot a dolphin, flying fish or the enormous whales in season. Golden Eagle will anchor off the fabulous golden sand beach, explore the island, look for shells or snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Our friendly crew will provide you with free flotation and snorkel equipment, together with any help you may need. Enjoy fresh sandwiches and champagne, with onboard music, sailing back in the azure waters of St. Maarten. Notes: An alternate venue may be visited depending on sea conditions at the time.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $77.00Children


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 SMT10 - Explorer Cruise & Grand Island tour (4 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  This is the only tour offering a great party cruise on the lagoon with open bar, Calypso entertainer as well as shopping time in Marigot. The tour leaves from the cruise ship pier past the Great Salt Pond on a narrated tour with the guide pointing out places of historic interest explaining some of the colourful history of the island. Join the Explorer double decked party boat which waits while you spend time browsing in Marigot, or just relax sipping an ice cold drink enjoying the views of Marina Royale. From the Marina, you cruise the Simpson Bay Lagoon passing the luxury villa’s and mega yachts which visit the many marina’s situated in the calm waters of the lagoon. With music and great drinks we cruise past Port de Plaissance to Simpson Bay Marina docking at the Explorer private dock where the coaches wait for the short return drive with views of the cruise ships and Philipsburg.

Price per Person Starting from: $61.00Adults $55.00Children


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 SMT11 - “America's Cup” 12 MT Yacht (3 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Sign up this week to experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar “America’s Cup” race boats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II and True North are yours for this once in a lifetime adventure. Our expert crew will show you exactly what to do in your “crew members” position. Then it’s off to the racecourse…grind a winch…trim a sail…punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. For this unique adventure…this highlight of your holiday, previous sailing experience…is NOT necessary! After the race enjoy the complimentary victory rum punch party, while you browse through our museum souvenir boutique. Notes: The minimum age to participate is twelve years old. A waiver is required for participation. As these boats are pure race boats, they have no toilet facilities aboard. All guests should be asked to wear soft-soled running shoes. T-shirts and shorts over a swimsuit are ideal. There is ample storage space below for beach bags, etc, and a small plastic bag to prevent a camera being splashed is a good idea. A waiver is required for participation.

Price per Person Starting from: $94.00Adults $85.00Children


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 SMT12 - Panoramic Tour of St. Maarten and Beach Tour  (2.5  hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
   During this tour, you’ll drive from today’s modern Dutch capital of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, which served to make the island “worth its salt” attracting the French. On the way to the French side, you’ll pass the Border Monument. Between 1948 and 1816, this border changed 16 times. The tour continues through the island, passing through Marigot, bustling small capital of French St. Martin. Then the true meaning of the term “Best Of” comes through with approximately one and half hours at one of the island’s best beaches. Your troubles will blow away like ashes in the breeze. All too soon its time for the drive back to be dropped off at the pier. Note: Bring a towel, sunscreen and sun glasses. The order of the tour may be reversed depending upon local conditions. Traffic can be heavy at times. All beaches are public so please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. There are no lifeguards, so swim at your own risk. Chairs, umbrellas etc are not included but may be available for rent from local vendors. The beaches have bars, restaurants, local vendors and activities and things to do. These all have a charge Remember where the bus drops you off as this is where you will pick up the return. Check your watches as the buses will only wait a few minutes if you are late . Otherwise the return will be at your expenses.

Price per Person Starting from: $45.00Adults $41.00Children


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 SMT13 - Sea World Explorer (2.5 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  View the stunning sea life and tropical fish of St. Martin’s marine world, in the cool comfort of our cruising, underwater observatory. Departing Philipsburg, your over-land transfer takes you through the mountainous “Middle Region”. A vista of the pristine Caribbean Sea, dotted with islands, presents itself, for your panoramic pleasure, preceding your arrival into French Grand Case. Once on board the Seaworld Explorer, the semi-submarine – where the vessel doesn’t submerge – you do! Your guide will entertain you en route to “Rocher de Creole”. Here, a daring diver surrounds himself with clouds of brilliant-colored fish, leading them alongside the viewing chamber, to share the spectacle with you. Sea turtles, eels, barracudas, and stingrays are just some of the reef residents that you’ll spot if they’re feeling bold and you’re lucky! Have your camera ready for some unique vacation photos! A cruise back to shore completes the “sea” portion of your excursion – relax on the upper deck while enjoying the scenery across the channel to Anguilla. On your return to Philipsburg, you’ll view the French islands of Pinel, Tintamarre and St. Barths before you re-cross the invisible border into Dutch St Maarten.

Price per Person Starting from: $49.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT14 - Power Rafting Adventure, Snorkel, Shop & Beach  (4hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
    This great combo tour offers a snorkel experience at a calm south coast location, followed by one hour of shopping and finished off with time at a great beach!!! The comfortable high speed vessel gives you the best snorkel of the day. No traffic, just cool breezes as you whisk across Simpson Bay Lagoon with great photo opportunities, and exploring/shopping time at Marina Royale in Marigot. Then, it is time to cool off, find a calm beach with crystal clear waters and crisp white sand for an hour of sunbathing and relaxing before returning to the ships pier. Do all, in this 4 hour combo tour. Notes: All snorkel gear included – mask, snorkel, buoyancy vest and fins.

Price per Person Starting from: $79.00Adults $71.00Children


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 SMT26 - Sea & See (3.5 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  This tour combines the best St. Martin has to offer on land and beneath the ocean's surface. You leave Philipsburg, on the Dutch side of the island, and drive up the eastern side to the second largest town in St. Martin, Grand Case, a quaint, unspoiled fishing village surrounded by an idyllic bay. Here at Grand Case Pier, you board the Seaworld Explorer, a semi-submarine, which takes you on a 45 minute narrated tour of the coral reefs surrounding Creole Rock. Seaworld Explorer is a state-of-the-art semi-submarine developed in Australia for use on the Great Barrier Reef. The vessel does not submerge; you descend into the hull of the boat and sit in air-conditioned comfort five feet below the surface of the water, exploring sea life in this cruising underwater observatory through large clear glass windows. Acknowledgeable marine experts will provide you with information on the amazing underwater world, and will be happy to answer questions. On the return trip to shore you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of Grand Case Bay and Creole Rock. Your tour continues to the French capital of Marigot, where you will have time to explore this attractive port city with its sidewalk cafes, open-air market and duty free shops.

Price per Person Starting from: $55.00Adults $50.00Children


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 SMT27 - Rhino Rider (3 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
    Experience on-the-water excitement, with these two-man RHINO RIDERS – zippy little 10’ inflatable motorboats, which are yours to command for a couple of hours of fun in the sun…! At the RHINO RIDER base in the calm waters of Simpson Bay Lagoon, you’ll be welcomed by the enthusiastic staff, who will offer basic instruction, and then the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the boats, prior to starting off your adventure. Following a guide, you’ll manoeuvre safely through anchorages for hundreds of boats, and alongside mega-yacht marinas, before exiting the lagoon into Marigot – the French capital. View historic Fort Louis, which overlooks the bay, before continuing along the picturesque coastline, and relaxing at Happy Bay – your final destination…It’s your choice, whether you hike the trail, snorkel the reef (gear is provided!) or build sandcastles on the secluded beach – this time is yours to enjoy the beautiful surroundings…

Price per Person Starting from: $94.00Adults $85.00Children


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 SMT32 - Historical Philipsburg by Bicycle (3 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the cruise ship terminal and give you a short lesson on the operation of your Trek bicycle. You will start riding along the Point Blanche road to the start of the Boardwalk in the capital, Philipsburg. Your first historical stop will be at the Passangrahan Hotel, St. Maarten’s oldest inn, which was originally the Governor’s House and then the Royal Residence when St. Maarten’s Queen Beatrix would visit. Continue along the Boardwalk for your next stop at the Captain Hodge’s Wharf which is the center of this bustling & colorful town and was the original fishing and shipping venue in the early 1900’s. Walk over to the Philipsburg Courthouse which was built in 1793 and see the lawyers and judges congregating every Wednesday for cases as they have been doing for hundreds of years. Get back onto your bicycle and continue pedaling along the Boardwalk until you come to the end of the beach and cross over to Back Street, one of the three one-way streets which make up the routes through Philipsburg. Pass the oldest traditional West Indian (Gingerbread) cottages, and start your first climb up the Little Bay Hill where you can stop and rest at the Look Out Point which offers an incredible view of the town. Enter the beautifully located Divi Little Bay Resort and begin your second short incline to the historical Fort Amsterdam. Built in 1631, this strategic point was the place of many battles between the Spanish and Dutch fleets in the 17th century. The remaining walls and cannons offer a glimpse into St. Maarten’s rich history as well as a sense of tranquility while you view Philipsburg and the Cruise Ship Terminal from this spectacular vantage point. Notes: Please bring walking shoes, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.

Price per Person Starting from: $56.00Adults $50.00Children


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 SMT33 - Kayak Snorkel Adventure (3.5 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
   The tour leaves from the clean sandy Kim Sha beach after a short paddling technique demonstration by the guide. You will paddle through the beautiful Simpson bay and you will reach a small beach at the Pelican Resort where you will pull up your kayak and have a snorkeling instruction by your guide. You will then swim along with your guide for 5 minutes to the shallow reef at Pelican Rock, where you will spend approximately 45 minutes looking at the beautiful world undersea. Elegant Angel Fish, brightly colored Parrot Fish and hundreds of reef fish are just a few of the amazing creatures you will glimpse in this serene location. There is a beautiful sandy beach where you can rest if you feel the need to as well as an accompanying guide on a kayak who can assist you while snorkeling. On the way back along the Pelican coast, the guide will point out the neighboring islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Kitts that can be seen clearly from this southern side of St. Maarten. Please note: guests wishing to take part in the tour should be in good physical health.

Price per Person Starting from: $69.00Adults $62.00Children


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 SMT35 - Discover St. Martin by Jeep (4 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
 This tour gives a chance to the adventuresome to get away from the crowds and share with fellow guests a 4x4 experience on off – trails and some regular island roads to enjoy wonderful views of incredible St. Maarten. The convoy will explore several rustic areas with special emphasis on popular island attractions including the famous gourmet mecca at Grand Case and the scenic lookout at Cole Bay Hill offering a view of the famous Simpson Bay Lagoon and neighbouring islands….Enjoy a scenic drive past Oyster Pond and Dawn Beach. There will be a time to explore the shops, markets and restaurants at the French capital, Marigot after spending an hour on world famous Orient Beach, where guests may enjoy a walk on the beach or sit back and relax! You will then head back towards the cruise ship pier via Cole Bay Hill Look-Out Point. Notes: Driving responsibilities can be rotated and guests planning to drive must be 23 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. All vehicles must remain with the group throughout the tour. Minimum age is six. Optional food & beverage services, along with beach chairs and umbrellas are available at an additional charge. Jeeps have automatic transmission.

Price per Person Starting from: $99.00Adults $89.00Children


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 SMT39 - Orient Express Beach Break & Shopping (3 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
    Tiny though Saint Martin is, the beautiful Caribbean island is presided over by two nations: the Netherlands and France. This excellent excursion gives you a chance to see both the Dutch and French sides of the island, whose border division changed location a total of 16 times between the years of 1648 and 1816. After boarding a comfortable coach at the pier, your sightseeing tour will take you from today’s modern Dutch capital of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, which once served to make the island “worth its salt” and, in consequence, attracted the attention of the French. On the way to the French side, you will also pass the monument built to commemorate the border division, after which a stop will be made at Orient Beach in French Saint-Martin. A welcoming drink will be served on arrival, after which you will have about 2 hours’ time to enjoy the beach, including use of a beach chair. On your return to the port, you will be dropped in the downtown area and issued with a water taxi bracelet for your eventual return to the ship when you are ready. Please note: you are recommended to wear swimwear under your clothes and bring a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. The tour may be run in reverse order depending on local conditions. Traffic can be heavy at times. As all beaches are public without life guards, you will swim at your own risk and are advised not to leave personal effects unattended. The price of the tour includes use of a beach chair, but not umbrellas, which may be available for rent from local vendors at additional cost. On public holidays or in the event of delays or changes in the water taxi timetable after the shopping leg, you will be returned to the ship by coach.

Price per Person Starting from: $55.00Adults $50.00Children


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 SMT40 - Viva Orient Beach Break (4.5 hrs, incl. lunch) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  A sun-drenched tour awaits you that teams a scenic trip through both sides of this bi-nation island, whose border division between the Dutch and French halves changed location no less than 16 times between 1648 and 1816, with a chance to spend 3 relaxing hours at a stupendous beach. A modern coach will take you from today’s Dutch capital of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, the place that once made the island literally “worth its salt” and served to attract the attention of the French, and through the island’s attractive countryside. On the way to the French side, you will also pass the Border Monument before continuing on to Orient Beach on French Saint-Martin. You will then have plenty of time to savour all this picture-perfect beach has to offer, which includes a refreshing welcoming drink, a light lunch and use of a beach chair. A scenic return journey then awaits you back to the pier and your ship. Please note: you are recommended to bring a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. The tour may be run in reverse order depending on local conditions. Traffic can be heavy at times. As all beaches are public without life guards, you will swim at your own risk and are advised not to leave personal effects unattended. The price of the tour includes use of a beach chair, but not umbrellas, which may be available for rent from local vendors at additional cost. Please make a mental note of where you are dropped off so you may return for the pick up when it is time to leave. Please be punctual as transport will only wait for a few minutes before departing. Guests who arrive late would then have to take a taxi back at their own expense.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $53.00Children


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 SMT42 - SAINT MARTIN SIGHTSEEING AND SHOPPING (approx. 2.5 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  The tiny Caribbean island of Saint Martin is not only known for its great natural beauty, incredible beaches and a large variety of wildlife, it is also home to two nations: the French Saint Martin in the north and the Dutch Sint Maarten in the south. This all-round orientation tour will let you discover how French and Dutch influences have shaped the island, which has become an extremely popular holiday destination. To begin with, you will travel through the Dutch side and the capital of Philipsburg, which was founded by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch Navy, in 1763. You will then continue on up through the hilly interior of the island to Marigot, the capital of French Saint Martin. You will have some time to explore Marigot’s picturesque streets as well as enjoy the quaint houses and outdoor cafés on your own. Your return journey will take you past the seaside town of Grand Case, known as the Caribbean’s “gourmet capital” due to its many fine restaurants. A short stop will be made at Cole Bay Lookout for photos at the panoramic view of Simpson Bay. On return to Philipsburg the bus will drop you just outside downtown where you can spend some free time before taking the bus back to the pier. Please note: shops are closed in Marigot on Sundays and public holidays. The order of the tour may be reversed/changed depending upon tour time and traffic conditions. This tour is foreseen only for MSC Musica. This tour is not available for the call of Musica of December 26th, 2013.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $42.00Children


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 SMT43 - GOLDEN EAGLE CATAMARAN (approx. 4 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  A first-class sailing experience awaits you on the Golden Eagle catamaran as you slice through the Caribbean waters on your way to a wonderful beach. Order a drink from the open bar and enjoy a tasty snack while you relax in the shade of the Golden Eagle’s hand-painted sails or spend some time in the Captain’s cockpit and watch out for passing dolphins, flying fish and sometimes even whales. A stop at a wonderful golden beach is also on the itinerary, where you can explore the surroundings, swim or snorkel – with free gear and instruction provided by friendly guides. Your luxury excursion also includes fresh sandwiches, sparkling wine, on-board music and any amount of pampering from the crew. Please note: an alternative destination may be visited depending on the sea conditions on the day of the tour. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $90.00Adults $62.00Children


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 SMT44 - EXPLORER CRUISE & GRAND ISLAND TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Take some time off the ship and join this party cruise on a beautiful lagoon, with plenty of time to enjoy the open bar, the calypso entertainer and shopping in Marigot. The excursion begins with some sightseeing, during which your guide will point out places of interest and tell you a little about the island’s colourful history. You can then board your double-decker party boat and enjoy the view while sipping on an iced drink or spend some more time exploring Marigot before the pleasure boat sets sail. Leaving the beautiful Marina Royale, you will then cruise through the Simpson Bay lagoon, passing luxury villas, sleek yachts and Port de Plaisance on the way to the Simpson Bay Marina. Your party boat experience is rounded off by great music and drinks. The tour comes to a close with a short coach drive back to your ship, giving you a chance to enjoy further lovely views of Philipsburg. Please note: this tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT46 - SINT MAARTEN SIGHTSEEING & BEACH (approx. 3 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Combining sightseeing and some time at the beach, this coach tour will take you from Philipsburg, the modern-day capital of the Dutch Sint Maarten, over to the French side of the island of Saint Martin. En route, you will pass the Great Salt Pond – an enclosed body of saltwater separated from the sea by a narrow stretch of land – on the banks of which Philipsburg is situated. In days gone by, the pond certainly made the island “worth its salt” and served to attract the French. On the way to the French side, you will also pass a monument that commemorates the modern border between the French and Dutch sides of the island, which was finally and lastingly established in 1816 after much strife. You will also pass through Marigot, the bustling small capital of French Saint Martin, before arriving at one of the island’s best beaches for approximately 1.5 hours of pure relaxation time. Your tour ends with a scenic drive back to the port and your ship. Please note: you are recommended to wear a swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. The tour itinerary may be reversed to suit local conditions. A beach chair will be provided free of charge at the beach. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica. This tour is not available for the call of Musica of December 26th, 2013

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT47 - UNDERWATER ADVENTURE (approx. 2.5 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
   The coastal waters and coral reefs around the Caribbean island of Saint Martin support a hub of spectacular marine wildlife, which this tour in an underwater observatory gives you a chance to experience – but without even having to get your feet wet. After leaving the port, the tour begins with a scenic drive through the hilly interior of the island to reach the seaside resort of Grand Case in the French half. You will then board a semi-submarine, a clever vessel with a submerged passenger cabin and an unsubmerged deck. Your guide will provide interesting facts during your trip to Rocher de Creole, after which a diver will interact with shoals of brilliantly coloured fish and lead them close to the windows for your viewing pleasure. Common species include sea turtles, eels, barracudas and stingrays. Bring your camera to take photos of this unusual show. A leisurely cruise back to shore completes the sea leg of your excursion, with time to relax on the upper deck and enjoy views of the islands of Anguilla (British) as well as Pinel, Tintamarre and Saint Barthélemy (French) in the distance. Please note: this tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $53.00Adults $38.00Children


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 SMT48 - POWER RAFTING & SHOPPING (approx. 4 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
    Variety is said to be the spice of life and this three-in-one tour is sure to keep you entertained with a chance to first go snorkelling in the calm coastal waters off the Dutch southern coast, then spend an hour doing some shopping and finally taking some time out on a sandy beach. As you make your way to the best snorkelling site in a modern high-speed vessel, you can enjoy wonderful views of Simpson Bay lagoon – a photo opportunity you shouldn’t miss – and the feeling of the gentle Caribbean breeze on your face. The pretty Marina Royale in Marigot, the capital of the French side of the island, is a joy to explore and is awash with enticing shops and boutiques. Then look forward to the beach leg of the tour, during which you can spend an hour enjoying the soft white sand and the refreshing Caribbean Sea. The tour comes to a close with your return to the pier and your ship. Please note: all snorkel gear will be provided. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 SMT49 - UNDERWATER WORLD & MAGNIFICENT VIEWS (approx. 3.5 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Leave your ship for a while and discover the best the island of Saint Martin has to offer, both on land and at sea. Departing from Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch Sint Maarten, you will first head up the eastern coast to the idyllic bay that harbours the quaint fishing village of Grand Case. You will then board the semi-submarine for a narrated trip through the coral reefs surrounding Creole Rock. The semi-submersible features panoramic windows in the hull that afford you wonderful views of the surrounding wildlife, which will be explained by an expert in marine wildlife. Feel free to ask questions – your guide will be happy to give you all the facts. On your return trip to shore, you can simply relax and enjoy magnificent views of Grand Case Bay and Creole Rock. Your tour then continues on to Marigot, the capital of the French side, where you will have time to explore this attractive port and its sidewalk cafés, open-air market and duty free shops. Please note: this tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT50 - FUN ESCAPADE ON RHINO RIDERS (approx. 3 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  With a name as evocative as Rhino Riders, you could be excused for thinking of people cantering on large, horned animals that live in Africa. But you’d be wrong. Designed to deliver bags of fun on the water, the two-man Rhino Riders are actually zippy little inflatable motorboats, which are yours to command for a couple of hours. After receiving basic instructions from the staff at the Rhino Riders base on the shores of Simpson Bay lagoon and acquainting yourself with the boats, you can head off on what could well be the ride of your life. A guide will safely navigate you through the hundreds of moored boats before exiting the lagoon. As you travel through the water, you can enjoy views of the historical Fort Louis that overlooks the bay before following the picturesque coastline to Happy Bay, your final destination. This is an ideal spot to sunbathe, go for a walk, swim, snorkel or even build sandcastles – the choice is entirely yours. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note: all participants are required to wear life vests as well as follow all safety instructions. You are recommended to wear a swimsuit under appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for wet conditions (Teva-type sandals, etc.). Please take sunscreen and sunglasses. Participants must be able to swim and should be in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for guests with back problems. Pregnant women and children under 10 may not take part. Under 18s are not permitted to operate the boat. Weight restriction: 400 lbs per boat. Snorkel gear is provided. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica . This tour is not available for the following calls of MSC Musica: December 12, 2013, January 9, 2014, February 13, 2014 and March 6, 2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $98.00Adults $69.00Children


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 SMT51 - EXPLORING PHILIPSBURG BY BICYCLE (approx. 3 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  After meeting your guide and being shown how to use your trek bike, this pleasant cycling tour around Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch Sint Maarten, begins at Pointe Blanche – a vantage point providing gorgeous views of the surrounding area – and then takes you down to the seafront Boardwalk and into the city. The historical Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse, the oldest inn in Sint Maarten, is your first stop on the route. This wonderful old beachfront guesthouse started life as a chicken farm, then progressed to governor’s residence and later even accommodated the Dutch royal family on visits to Sint Maarten. Next up is Captain Hodge Wharf, which forms the centre of this bustling and colourful town and was the original fishing and shipping venue in the early 1900s. After a short walk to see the late 18th-century Philipsburg Courthouse, you will get back on your bike and continue down the Boardwalk, then turn into Back Street and pass the oldest and most picturesque of Philipsburg’s traditional cottages. A climb up Little Bay Hill to the lookout point then follows, where you will be rewarded with incredible views of the town. A second short climb will then take you the early 17th-century Fort Amsterdam for a glimpse of Sint Maarten’s rich history and wonderful views of Philipsburg and the cruise ship terminal. Please note: please wear closed walking shoes and take sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT52 - SEA DISCOVERY BY KAYAK & SNORKELLING (approx. 3.5 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
   An exciting kayaking experience awaits you on this half-day tour, which begins at the pristine Kim Sha Beach – one of the most popular on the island – for an initial demonstration of paddling techniques. You will then kayak through Simpson Bay Lagoon to reach a small beach at the Pelican Resort for a snorkelling lesson, after which your guide will accompany you on a 5-minute swim to a shallow reef located at Pelican Rock. You will then have about 45 minutes to explore the beautiful undersea world at this special spot. The wildlife you are likely to see includes elegant angel fish and gaudy parrot fish as well as numerous other rainbow-coloured reef dwellers. A guide in a kayak will remain on hand while you snorkel in case you need any assistance. Later, you can relax on the sandy beach before heading back down the Pelican coast, from which you can also enjoy great views of the neighbouring islands of Saba, Sint Eustatius and St. Kitts. Your kayaking tour comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: this tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT53 - 4 X 4 JEEP ADVENTURE (approx. 4 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
 Get away from it all for a few hours and embark on an exhilarating (self-drive) 4 x 4 drive through the less visited parts of Sint Maarten. Team up with fellow guests, board your jeep and off you go in convoy to explore the island, with a special emphasis on such popular attractions as the seaside resort of Grand Case, considered to be the “gourmet capital” of Sint Maarten due to its many excellent restaurants, the scenic lookout at Cole Bay Hill, which overlooks and affords gorgeous views of Simpson Bay Lagoon, as well as Oyster Pond and Dawn Beach. After spending an enjoyable hour on Orient Beach, you will also have time to explore the shops, markets and restaurants in Marigot, the capital of French Saint Martin. The return route back to the port and your ship will again take you via the lookout point at Cole Bay Hill. Don’t forget your camera to capture the amazing scenery and wonderful views along the way. Please note: driving can be shared among guests; drivers must be at least 23 years of age and be in possession of a valid driver’s licence. All vehicles must remain with the group throughout the tour. Children must be at least 6 years of age to take part. Food, beverages, beach chairs and parasols can be made available for an additional charge. All jeeps feature an automatic transmission. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $98.00Adults $69.00Children


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 SMT54 - HARLEY DAVIDSON TOUR (approx. 3 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
 Give yourself a taste of “hog heaven” on this Harley Davidson motorcycle tour through both the Dutch and French sides of Saint Martin island. A short coach ride will first take you through Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch Sint Maarten, to arrive at the staging area to pick up your “hog” and helmet as well as complete the requisite paperwork. Once you have been briefed, your guide will head the convoy as you ride around the island. On the way, you will not only pass the 18th-century Fort Louis, which was built to protect Marigot – the capital of French Saint Martin – from the British, but also get to see much of the island and its beautiful countryside. This unique and exciting way to see Saint Martin island comes to a close with your return to the staging area, after which a coach will take you back to the ship. Please note: your tour guide will head the motorcycle convoy. Drivers need to be at least 25 years of age, bring a credit card and be in possession of a valid driver’s licence to complete the rental contract. Other participants need to be at least 18 years of age to take part. The price of the tour includes CDW insurance and a US$2,500 deductible, which would be charged wholly or in part to the participant’s credit card should the motorcycle be returned in a damaged state. Guests are recommended to wear long trousers and closed shoes for their protection. The tour price is per vehicle (max. of 2 persons, incl. driver, per vehicle); you can ride on your own or take a companion (no extra charge). Per vehicle, only one person can book and pay for the tour by credit card. The price of the tour can only be charged to one account and cannot be divided among several participants. If taking a companion, please register their name with the ship’s shore excursion office prior to the tour. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica This tour is not available for the call of Musica of December 26th, 2013

Price per Person Starting from: $285.00Adults Not availableChildren


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 SMT55 - BEACH BREAK & SHOPPING (approx. 3 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
    Spend some quality time off the ship and first soak up the Caribbean sun on one of the best beaches on the French side of the island and then indulge in some “well-earned” retail therapy on the Dutch side in Philipsburg – a perfect combination if ever there was one. The route up to the French side of the island will take you past Great Salt Pond, a beautiful lagoon that served to make Philipsburg literally “worth its salt” and attracted the French in days gone by, and the monument that commemorates the border between the island’s two nations, one that changed many times in the years from 1648 to 1816. An approx. 1-5-hour stop will be made at Orient Beach in the French Saint Martin, time enough to enjoy the surroundings while sipping a welcoming drink in your complimentary beach chair. On your return journey, you will then be dropped off just outside the downtown area of Philipsburg for you to browse through the shops and do some shopping. A coach will return later to take you back to the ship. Please note: as various vehicles are used for transportation during the tour, please ensure you always take all personal belongings with you. At the end of the tour, please be punctual as the coach will only wait for a short time before departing. If you missed the coach, you would then be responsible for getting back to the ship by yourself. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica. This tour is not available for the call of Musica of December 26th, 2013

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $42.00Children


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 SMT56 - Afternoon Beach Bash (3 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  How about this as a recipe for a perfect day in paradise: sleep late in the morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, pack a beach bag and then spend a few postprandial hours unwinding on one of the best beaches in the whole of the Caribbean: Orient Bay on the beautiful French Saint Martin side of the island. A short drive in air-conditioned style will first take you to the gorgeous bay, where you will then be met by a friendly guide who will familiarise you with the resort’s facilities. You’ll be shown your own personal beach lounger – plus a comfy cushion – in an area reserved only for you and then left in peace to luxuriate in the wonderful surroundings for about 2 hours. Keep hydrated with unlimited rum or fruit punch while relaxing in the sun, go for a swim or walk along the half mile sweep of fine golden sands. Paying a visit to one of the co-located gift shops may yield the perfect souvenir before the tour wraps up with your return to the pier and your ship. Please note: sun umbrellas are available for hire at the beach; the tour departs in the early afternoon.

Price per Person Starting from: $49.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT57 - St. Maarten Islan Tour (3 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
 Treat yourself to a few hours of fun off the ship by joining this thoroughly laid-back tour of Saint Martin island. After meeting your guide at the pier, the fully narrated outing begins with a drive through Philipsburg, the attractive capital of the Dutch Sint Maarten, as you head for Cole Bay Hill, where gorgeous views of Simpson Bay Lagoon await you. On a clear day, you may even catch a glimpse of St. Kitts, Nevis, Sint Eustatius and Saba in the distance. You’ll then travel through Cole Bay and Simpson Bay, two fishing villages, and past the airport to reach Maho Beach. A stop at the lovely stretch of shoreline – also known as Airport Beach due to its proximity the runway – will give you a chance to take photos before you move on to Marigot, the capital of the French Saint Martin. You’ll have some time to explore the coastal town on your own. Check out the sidewalk cafés, open-air markets, fashionable shops and trendy boutiques before the scenic return drive takes back to the pier and your ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $50.00Adults $45.00Children


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 SMT58 - Sightseeing, Shop & Beach Getaway (5 hrs) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Score yourself a personal hat-trick on an island outing that succeeds in teaming a chance to see the sights with time to go shopping and then relax on a beautiful beach. Starting at the pier, the fully narrated tour begins with a drive through the pretty port of Philipsburg, capital of the Dutch Sint Maarten, before heading up to Cole Bay Hill for spectacular vistas of Simpson Bay Lagoon and – on clear days – even of the neighbouring St. Kitts, Nevis, Sint Eustatius and Saba. As you travel on to reach the capital of the French Saint Martin, Marigot, you’ll pass through picturesque villages and also get to see the monument that marks the border between the French and Dutch sides of the island. The appealing cafés, open-air markets, lovely shops and fashionable boutiques found in the French capital will make your free time in town a certain pleasure. Next up is a scenic drive across to a simply sublime Caribbean getaway: Orient Beach overlooking Orient Bay. Relax in a beach chair at the water’s edge while sipping a complimentary welcoming drink to round off your perfect trio of relaxation, entertainment and pure enjoyment. Your drive back to the pier and your ship brings your tour to a close.

Price per Person Starting from: $45.00Adults $41.00Children


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 SMT59 - YACHT RACING ADVENTURE (3 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Designed to appeal to experienced sailors, absolute beginners and everyone in between, this tour delivers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy your very own America’s Cup experience on one of Dennis Conner’s cup-winning racing yachts. Once you’ve boarded your boat, you can choose to simply relax, watch the proceedings and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. Or, if you prefer, you can get involved for a more hands-on race, in which case a crew member will assign you to your post and show you exactly what to do. Then it’s up to you to grind a winch, trim a sail or perhaps punch the stopwatch as you slice through the warm blue waters of Sint Maarten with the brisk trade winds in your sails. On completion of the trilling race, you can look forward to some complimentary rum punch and time to browse around the gift shop of the America’s Cup Museum before you head back to the port and your ship. Please note: guests must be at least 12 years of age to take part. A waiver will have to be signed by or on behalf of every guest prior to participation. Since the yachts are purpose-built for racing, they are not equipped with toilet facilities. Guests are required to wear soft-soled running shoes and recommended to wear a t-shirt plus shorts over swimwear. There is ample storage space below deck for beach bags, etc.. Guests are further recommended to take a small plastic bag to keep cameras and other sensitive items dry. The tour is available only for guests cruising on the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $103.00Adults $72.00Children


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 SMT60 - THE BEST OF SAINT MARTIN ISLAND (3 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
 Treat yourself to a few relaxing hours off the ship soaking up the best highlights on the Dutch and French sides of Saint Martin island. On leaving the ship, you’ll be met by your guide and escorted to a modern coach, after which your outing kicks off with a fully narrated drive around Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch Sint Maarten. Then it’s on to Cole Bay Hill for superb views of Simpson Bay Lagoon and – weather permitting– even the neighbouring islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius and Saba. As you then head for the beautiful Maho Beach, you’ll first drive through the villages of Cole Bay and Simpson Bay, one of the oldest on the island, before passing Saint Martin’s international airport. Also known as “Airport Beach” due to its proximity to the runway, Maho Beach provides an idyllic subject for the following photo stop. You’ll then cross the border to reach the French Saint-Martin and the capital of Marigot. Look forward to exploring this charming coastal town and its sidewalk cafés, open-air markets, fashionable shops and trendy boutiques at your own pace. A scenic drive through the lovely countryside and quaint villages then awaits you on your return drive to the port and your ship. Please note: shopping options are likely to be limited on 26 December 2013, since this counts as a public holiday. The tour is available only for guests cruising on the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $42.00Children


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 SMT61 - PHILIPSBURG, SHOPPING & ORIENT BAY BEACH (5 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
 This perfect cocktail of a tour features equal parts of sightseeing, retail therapy and time at the beach on the beautiful island of Saint Martin – and is guaranteed to leave you hangover-free. An enjoyable and fully narrated drive through Philipsburg will first show you the sights of the island’s Dutch capital, before moving on to Cole Bay Hill for glorious vistas of Simpson Bay Lagoon and – weather permitting – the nearby islands of St. Kitts, St. Eustatius, Nevis and Saba. You’ll then travel through pretty villages and pass the monument that marks the border to reach Marigot, the capital of the French Saint-Martin. You’ll then have some free time to indulge your shopping gene while you explore the open-air markets, stylish shops and sleek boutiques. Round off your visit to Marigot by sipping a drink in one of the many cafés before you set off again on a scenic drive to the last leg of this outing: the beach at Orient Bay. After being served a complimentary drink and shown to your beach chair, you can lounge at the water’s edge and simply enjoy the moment. A relaxing return drive through the island’s appealing countryside finally brings the outing to a close. Please note: shopping options are likely to be limited on 26 December 2013, since this counts as a public holiday. The tour is available only for guests cruising on the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SMT62 - PARTY CRUISE & BEACH GETAWAY (approx. 4 hours) - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  Take a break from the big ship and prepare to set sail on a modern catamaran to explore the lovely coastal waters around Saint Martin island. As you skim over the waves and savour the sunlight glinting on the water, you can enjoy the party mood with a delicious drink and a light snack from the complimentary open bar. Or try out the on-board water slide – a sure hit with adults and kids alike. You’ll also be issued snorkelling gear and provided with brief instructions so you can spend every moment looking around the underwater world beneath the boat during the first stop. You’ll also have a chance to spend some time on a palm-fringed beach before the return sail begins. Soak up the sun, relish the glorious views, sway to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music and take a few photos to add to your memory book at home. Your return to the pier and your ship brings the outing to an end. Please note: guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying parent or legal guardian. Access to the beach may have to be via the water. Depending on prevailing weather conditions, alternative venues may be visited. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for pregnant women and guests suffering with cardiac or respiratory conditions, asthma, diabetes or epilepsy. Guests are recommended to bring a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. The tour is available only for guests cruising on the MSC Musica. This tour is not available during the MSC Musica’s call on 13 March 2014 & 24 March 2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 MAR15 - GETAWAY JEEP ADVENTURE (approx. 4 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
    Step off the ship and get in a jeep for an exciting tour of the lesser known regions of Martinique. A scenic drive along the main roads will first take you to the small town of St. Joseph in the island’s interior, after which you will enter private property and proceed to the off-road part of your tour, fording a number of rivers along the way before you hit the rainforest and its glorious vegetation. A stop will be made to let you appreciate the sheer tranquillity of this special place. Back on the road again, you can enjoy splendid views of the valleys and mountains before learning a little about Martinique’s agriculture when you travel through a banana plantation. Your final stop on the tour is the beautiful Coeur-Bouliki forest near St. Joseph and the Rivière Blanche (White River), where you can take a seat at the river bank and refresh yourself with a delicious drink. Your return to Fort-de-France on interior roads will give you more marvellous views of the bay to enjoy before you arrive back at your ship. Please note: as this tour involves travelling along winding roads, it may be unsuitable for guests who are susceptible to motion sickness. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $103.00Adults $72.00Children


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 MAR16 - FOLKLORIC MARTINIQUE & RUM DISTILLERY TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
    For an authentic taste of Martinique, step off the ship, board a coach and travel through the rainforest to one of the island’s best rum distilleries. On the way, a stop will be made at Balata Church, an exact miniature replica of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris that affords a spectacular view of Fort-de-France and the bay. A visit to the Depaz rum distillery will not only give you a chance to learn a little about the process of making rum, but also let you sample the special rhum agricole, which is distilled only in Martinique and is made using freshly squeezed sugarcane juice rather than the conventional molasses. A 10-minute drive from the distillery will take you St. Pierre, the former cultural capital of Martinique that was tragically destroyed in a major outbreak of Mount Pelée in 1902. The modern-day town of St. Pierre is France’s 101st “City of Art and History”. After visiting the Volcano Museum, your return trip to Fort-de-France will take you through Le Carbet, the spot where Columbus landed in 1502 and the town that inspired Gauguin to paint some of his most beguiling canvases. Also on the itinerary are Bellefontaine and its famous boat-shaped house as well as Schoelcher, a seaside resort that was named after a 19th-century French abolitionist writer. Please note: the tour itinerary may be reversed. As this tour involves travelling along winding roads, it may be unsuitable for guests who are susceptible to motion sickness. Shooting videos and taking photos are not permitted inside the St. Pierre Volcano Museum. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 MAR18 - NATURE KAYAKING TOUR (3.5 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
   Departing from the ship by boat with an English speaking guide, wearing your swimsuit, you will go to a little islet where the kayaks are waiting for you. On the islet, your will be welcomed and receive a brief Kayak and safety lesson. Paddling from the islet, you will penetrate inside a natural mangrove where you will appreciate the peaceful and atmospheric area. You will discover with your guide this natural environment where there is the aquatic fauna reproduction. The calm water will be ideal for novices also. During the paddle under a vegetation umbrella in the mangrove, your escorts will relate the area’s quiet benefit of this nature before returning to the Islet. On your return you will be served a cool refreshment and have the possibility to swim in the sea close to the Mandolin Islet if time and Sea Conditions permit. Notes: This excursion is quite active and then suitable only for passengers with very good physical condition. Wear your Swimsuit, towel and good sun protection. Tour may be canceled depending on sea conditions for security or comfort reasons.

Price per Person Starting from: $103.00Adults $72.00Children


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 MAR20 - HIKING & PEACE OF MIND (approx. 3 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
 Take some time out from your ship and board a minibus for a short ride from Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique, to the scenic Rue de la Fontaine Didier hiking trail. Look forward to a gentle hike on well-maintained roads through the most spectacular landscape, marked by lush rainforest vegetation, tropical trees and an abundance of wildlife. The trail also takes you past a number of lovely waterfalls before you arrive at Absalon, the final destination of your hike. You will then have time to have a rest, relax and enjoy a well-earned drink on the banks of a small river. To save your feet, a comfortable minibus will then be waiting to take you on an equally scenic return drive to the port and your ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 MAR21 - Botanical Garden & Its Suspension Bridge (3 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
 After a short drive, enjoy a beautiful view of Fort de France while visiting a replica of the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre. Next, your tour will take you to the stunning Botanical Garden where you can walk under the trees and discover a multitude of tropical plants and flowers. Take a moment to cross the Garden’s Suspension Bridge where you will find exceptional views you will want to immortalize in photos. Notes: Participants of this tour must be physically fit and able to walk about 1.5 miles. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable closed shoes. The tour itinerary may be reversed. This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 3pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code MAR21 if you will be in transit in Fort de France or code MAR21D if you will be disembarking in Fort de France. Please note that the feasibility of this tour for disembarking guests will be confirmed onboard for the call of March 4, 2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 MAR21D - Botanical Garden & Its Suspension Bridge for Disembarking Guests(3 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
 After a short drive, enjoy a beautiful view of Fort de France while visiting a replica of the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre. Next, your tour will take you to the stunning Botanical Garden where you can walk under the trees and discover a multitude of tropical plants and flowers. Take a moment to cross the Garden’s Suspension Bridge where you will find exceptional views you will want to immortalize in photos. Notes: Participants of this tour must be physically fit and able to walk about 1.5 miles. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable closed shoes. The tour itinerary may be reversed. This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 3pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code MAR21 if you will be in transit in Fort de France or code MAR21D if you will be disembarking in Fort de France. Please note that the feasibility of this tour for disembarking guests will be confirmed onboard for the call of March 4, 2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 MAR22 - Historical Clement Plantation (3 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
 During this excursion you will discover the architectural and industrial heritage of Martinique. Your tour begins with a visit to a tropical botanic garden which showcases more than 300 different botanical species throughout 16 acres of lush landscape. Next you will make your way to the Clement Plantation where you will visit the Main house where you can observe the domestic life of the plantation, and admire the Creole architecture. Your visit to the plantation also includes a visit to the Old Rum Distillery where you can learn about the rum making process and have a rum tasting. Notes: This tour involves winding roads which may not be suitable for those who suffer from vertigo or car- sickness. Participants must be in good health and correctly dressed. This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 3pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code MAR22 if you will be in transit in Fort de France or code MAR22D if you will be disembarking in Fort de France. Please note that this tour will not be available for disembarking guests on March 4, 2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 MAR22D - Historical Clement Plantation for Disembarking Guests (3 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
 During this excursion you will discover the architectural and industrial heritage of Martinique. Your tour begins with a visit to a tropical botanic garden which showcases more than 300 different botanical species throughout 16 acres of lush landscape. Next you will make your way to the Clement Plantation where you will visit the Main house where you can observe the domestic life of the plantation, and admire the Creole architecture. Your visit to the plantation also includes a visit to the Old Rum Distillery where you can learn about the rum making process and have a rum tasting. Notes: This tour involves winding roads which may not be suitable for those who suffer from vertigo or car- sickness. Participants must be in good health and correctly dressed. This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 3pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code MAR22 if you will be in transit in Fort de France or code MAR22D if you will be disembarking in Fort de France. Please note that this tour will not be available for disembarking guests on March 4, 2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 MAR23 - Saint Pierre Panoramic (2.5 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
 Board your air conditioned motor coach and travel along a winding road to reach the city of St. Pierre. Once the capital of Martinique, here you may view the ruins of houses, monuments and buildings which were destroyed in the 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelee. On the journey back to the ship you will have an opportunity to visit the Church of Balata, a replica of the Sacred Heart Basilica of Paris. Notes: This tour involves winding roads which may not be suitable for those who suffer from vertigo or car- sickness.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 MAR24 - Rum Distillery with lunch at Bambou (7 hours) - Fort de France, Martinique
  You will depart Fort de France and head towards Ste Marie where you will visit the famous St. James Rum Distillery & Museum. There you can try some agricol rum and learn how rum is distilled while visiting the museum. Next you will make your way to “Le Bambou” for an authentic Creole lunch. After lunch you will board your motor coach and travel to the city of St. Pierre which was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Pelee in 1902. On your journey back to the ship make sure to be on the lookout for the many quaint fishing villages you will pass along the way. Notes: This tour is not available for the port of call of March 4, 2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $129.00Adults $90.00Children


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 GUA08 - A Glimpse of Guadeloupe (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  This classical visit will give you the opportunity to discover the lush volcanic island of Basse-Terre where you will be taken on picturesque roads bordered by luxuriant vegetation and nature tropical landscapes. First you will cross the national park of Guadeloupe with its dense tropical forest, and enjoying the refreshing Cascade aux Écrevisses. Afterwards the Domaine de Valombreuse botanical garden will captivate you with its exceptional richness: here you will enjoy the primary forest nearby orchids and cacao trees, the palm grove and spectacular exotic plants. Through sugarcane plantations, you will then visit a genuine colonial property and the estate where you will be able to taste one of the Caribbean's best “rum agricole”. Notes: This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 5pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code GUA08 if you will be in transit in Pointe a Pitre or code GUA08D if you will be disembarking in Pointe a Pitre.

Price per Person Starting from: $68.00Adults $47.00Children


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 GUA08D - A Glimpse of Guadeloupe for Disembarking Guests (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  This classical visit will give you the opportunity to discover the lush volcanic island of Basse-Terre where you will be taken on picturesque roads bordered by luxuriant vegetation and nature tropical landscapes. First you will cross the national park of Guadeloupe with its dense tropical forest, and enjoying the refreshing Cascade aux Écrevisses. Afterwards the Domaine de Valombreuse botanical garden will captivate you with its exceptional richness: here you will enjoy the primary forest nearby orchids and cacao trees, the palm grove and spectacular exotic plants. Through sugarcane plantations, you will then visit a genuine colonial property and the estate where you will be able to taste one of the Caribbean's best “rum agricole”. Notes: This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 5pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code GUA08 if you will be in transit in Pointe a Pitre or code GUA08D if you will be disembarking in Pointe a Pitre.

Price per Person Starting from: $68.00Adults $47.00Children


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 GUA09 - The History of Rum and the Colourful Flowers of Guadeloupe (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  On the road to the fishing village of Deshaies, the tour leaves from the port of Pointe-à-Pitre and ventures into the very fertile northern part of the Island of Basse-Terre. After this commented ride on the picturesque roads snaking through sugar cane plantations you will visit the most beautiful Botanical Garden in the Caribbean: le Jardin Botanique de Deshaies. Here you will find without doubt the most beautiful flower’s and plant’s species in all the Caribbean: it is the right place for nature lovers. Afterwards, just a few minutes from the park, you will be able to learn about culture and history of Guadeloupe: you will visit the Musée du Rhum and its several exhibitions rooms. Here you will specifically discover the tradition of producing rum and you will end this visit with a complimentary rum testing before to take the way back to the ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 GUA10 - Parc Des Mamelles (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  Here's your chance to discover the rain forest and tropical animals in the Parc des Mamelles! Born as natural reserve to receive raccoons, the park had an important development as concerning animal hosting and protection and nature preservation. You will enter the heart of this unique habitat that has attracted the interest of countless environment experts. A glance beyond the marked path will reveal unusual wild animal species that inhabit the Caribbean and Latin America. You will also get to know the forest from above. Suspended walkways will allow you to wander through the canopy (the uppermost level of the tropical forest), from one tree to the next at a height of at least 15 meters above ground. You will also enjoy a spectacular view of Pigeon Island, the “Cousteau Reserve”. Finally, you will be able to admire the nearby Cascade des Ecrevisses, situated in the middle of Guadeloupe National Park. Please note: children must be at least 8 years of age to take part in the canopy tour.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 GUA11 - The Spectacular Carbet Waterfall (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
   The southern end of Basse-Terre island is dominated by the La Grande Soufrière volcano, which rises to a majestic height of 1,647 m amid Guadeloupe’s lush green rainforest. It is also where you’ll find the gorgeous Carbet Waterfalls, the main highlight of this tour. After boarding a comfortable coach at the port of Pointe-à-Pitre, your journey to the famous falls – consisting of three separate cascades – will first take you through the Capesterre-Belle-Eau region to the island’s Hindu temple, a testament to Guadeloupe’s multi-ethnic society. A photo stop will be made at this colourfully decorated place of worship, following which the picturesque route continues right into the rainforest and to the 110-m mid-level fall. An exhilarating walk will then take you to the viewing platform, which affords truly breathtaking views of the cascade as it gushes through the dense vegetation. The sun glinting on the sparkling water coming over the mountainside is a perfect photo moment, so do remember to bring your camera. Your tour then draws to a leisurely close with your scenic journey back to your ship. Please note: for reasons of safety, direct access to the falls and the pool has been prohibited, by order of the National Park Authorities, since 2004. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with mobility problems. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Accessing the viewing platform involves going up/down approx. 400 steps.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $51.00Children


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 GUA12 - Exclusive Eco Zodiac Tour Sail & Snorkel Tour (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  You will reach by bus the small port of St. Rose in front of the natural reserve of Grand Cul de Sac Marin, part of the Guadeloupe National Park. Here, in small groups of 4 guests you will board and drive your own zodiac boat and start your exploration of the mangroves with their birds, crabs, starfish and multi-colored sponges. After leaving the mangroves, you will discover the beautiful crystal water and a wonderful coral reef. Put on your mask and flippers and have fun snorkeling in this aquarium. On the way back you will stop on another small island "l'Ilet Blanc" so named because of its white sand, where you can enjoy a refreshing fruit juice or rum punch.

Price per Person Starting from: $129.00Adults $90.00Children


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 GUA13 - Water taxi to the beach (3.5 hrs) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  Step off the ship for an enjoyable beach excursion, which begins with you boarding a water taxi and going on a scenic ride along the coast to the major seaside resort of Gosier. Beach chairs are provided free of charge to help you while away about three hours at the beach in complete comfort. A complimentary drink will also be served before you begin your return journey to the port and your ship. Notes: Umbrellas are not available at the beach however there are a lot of palms and shadow. This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from seasickness or with mobility problems. Towel, sunscreen and swimsuit are recommended. Participants must be at least 4 years of age. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. Euros are accepted for purchases.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 GUA14 - Nautilus Adventure and Nature Walk (3.5 hrs) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  Team a trip in a glass-bottomed boat with a nature walk to discover the varied flora and fauna found on the island of Basse-Terre and its coastal waters. Your outward journey will take you by coach from the port of Pointe-à-Pitre to Basse-Terre and the wonderful National Park en route to the grey-sand beach of Malendure and the Nautilus, the modern glass-bottomed boat that will take you to the nearby Pigeon Island. Now a protected wildlife sanctuary, the isle was catapulted to fame when Jacques Cousteau, the famous French oceanographer and film director, declared it to be of the world’s best diving sites. The Nautilus will drop anchor here so you can swim or snorkel in the clear Caribbean Sea amongst hundreds of fish. Complimentary drinks will be served on board before you head back to Malendure. Back on land, your coach will then take you to the National Park for a stop at the small emerald-green Cascade des Ecrevisses for a short, but scenic hike through the wonderful vegetation. A short drive will then return you to the port and your ship. Please note: the physical activity that this tour involves is moderate to extensive; the tour is considered to be suitable for guests with limited mobility, but not for guests using a wheelchair. Guests wishing to swim or snorkel must be in good physical condition and able to swim in deep water. You are recommended to wear a swimsuit under your clothes and take sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel. Snorkelling equipment is provided.

Price per Person Starting from: $98.00Adults $69.00Children


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 GUA16 - BOTANICAL GARDENS (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  On the road to the fishing village of Deshaies, the tour leaves from the port of Pointe à Pitre and ventures into the very fertile northern part of the Island of Basse-Terre. During this commented ride on the picturesque roads snaking through sugar cane plantations you will stop to admire the beach of Grande Anse and make a nice photo stop before to visit the best Botanical Garden in the Caribbean: le Jardin Botanique de Deshaies. Here you will find without doubt the most various and beautiful flower’s and plant’s species in all the Caribbean: it is the right place for nature lovers. This floral and animal park will enchant you with its arboretum, the palm tree way, the cactus way, the bougainvilleas way and its ponds, the flamingos and other marvellous surprises... Notes: This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 3pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code GUA16 if you will be in transit in Pointe a Pitre or code GUA16D if you will be disembarking in Pointe a Pitre.

Price per Person Starting from: $90.00Adults $62.00Children


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 GUA16D - BOTANICAL GARDENS for Disembarking Guests (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  On the road to the fishing village of Deshaies, the tour leaves from the port of Pointe à Pitre and ventures into the very fertile northern part of the Island of Basse-Terre. During this commented ride on the picturesque roads snaking through sugar cane plantations you will stop to admire the beach of Grande Anse and make a nice photo stop before to visit the best Botanical Garden in the Caribbean: le Jardin Botanique de Deshaies. Here you will find without doubt the most various and beautiful flower’s and plant’s species in all the Caribbean: it is the right place for nature lovers. This floral and animal park will enchant you with its arboretum, the palm tree way, the cactus way, the bougainvilleas way and its ponds, the flamingos and other marvellous surprises... Notes: This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 3pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code GUA16 if you will be in transit in Pointe a Pitre or code GUA16D if you will be disembarking in Pointe a Pitre.

Price per Person Starting from: $90.00Adults $62.00Children


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 GUA17 - PASSIONATE SEALIFE AND SNORKELING (4 hours) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
   A modern zodiac boat will pick you up directly at the Cruise ship pier. Through the Rivière Salée (Salt River) and the mangrove eco-system you will reach the Grand-Cul-de-Sac-Marin, part of the National Park of Guadeloupe. Your marine biology expert and guide instructor will accompany you snorkeling at the coral reef and will show you the sea-life of this extraordinary environment, world biological reserve of the UNESCO. The second part of the tour has as scenery the near and enchanting sandy island where you will enjoy the beautiful beach with your complimentary drink. The way back to the port is as well an instructive and surprising boat trip through the natural and breathtaking landscapes of Guadeloupe. NOTES: Children minimum age: 4. Guests should be able to swim. Snorkeling material is included and available in the zodiac for all guests

Price per Person Starting from: $116.00Adults $81.00Children


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 GUA19 - Guadeloupe Highlights (Approx. 3.5 hrs) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  This tour of Grande-Terre island begins with a short drive to one of Guadeloupe’s key historical monuments, the mid-18th-century Fort Fleur d’épée. Situated high above the coastal town of Le Gosier on the southern shores of Grand-Terre, the fortress once played a critical role in the Seven Years’ War between France and Great Britain, but is now used to host temporary art exhibitions. Moving on, you’ll then stop in Le Gosier itself for lovely views of one of Guadeloupe’s most popular snapshot scenes: the Îlet du Gosier. Located just a stone’s throw out to sea, this tiny coral isle is home to swaying palm trees and a pretty lighthouse. Leaving Le Gosier, you’ll then make your way through the beautiful greenery and fruit orchards of the Grands Fonds region, a densely vegetated area of valleys and hills that is used for agricultural purposes. The last stop on the tour will then be in the pretty fishing village of St. Anne before a scenic drive along the southern coastline takes you back to the ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $42.00Children


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 GUA20 - Panoramic Tour to the Pointe des Chateaux (Approx. 4 hrs) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  Leave the ship and treat yourself to a tour of panoramic views to one of the island’s most popular destinations: the Pointe des Châteaux, or castle point, located at the island’s easternmost tip. A scenic drive along the southern coastline will see you reach St. Anne, a fishing village noted for its lovely seafront promenade and local handcraft products. You’ll then head east along the coastal road to the Pointe des Châteaux, an incredible rock formation sculpted by the wind to resemble a castle’s crenellations. A walk will take you up to the highest spot, from where you’ll catch spectacular views of the neighbouring Caribbean islands – simply perfect for a photo or two. As the outing continues, you’ll pass through a landscape of sugarcane plantations to reach Morne-à-L’Eau, a town curiously noted for its artistic cemetery, which represents the unique black-and-white architecture of the West Indies. A short drive will then take you from Morne-à-L’Eau back to your ship. Please note: the path up to Pointe des Châteaux involves going up/down approx. 400 steps. Guests are recommended to bring a bottle of water on the tour.

Price per Person Starting from: $51.00Adults $35.00Children


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 GUA21 - Sand & Sea Creole Party (Approx. 5 hrs) - Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
    Prepare to get into party mode when you board the King Papyrus at the pier in Pointe-à-Pitre and set sail on a creole pleasure cruise with a distinctly Caribbean flavour. As you make your way down the Rivière Salée – the narrow “salt river” channel separating the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre – you’ll be free to take to the dance floor, lounge on the sun deck or do both. The route to the lagoon and the sandy isle of Caret will take you through fascinating mangrove swamps, an experience that you may well want to capture in a snapshot or two. Once at the island, you’ll have time to relax, swim, sunbathe and continue enjoying the party while sipping a creole drink and dancing to the music. Your return journey will give you another chance to move to authentic Caribbean sounds, while the friendly crew on the King Papyrus serves you refreshing fruit and tasty fruit juice or rum punch.

Price per Person Starting from: $103.00Adults $72.00Children


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 ATG23 - MAIN SIGHTS OF ANTIGUA (approx. 3 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
   This history-themed tour to the heart of Antigua’s impressive National Park begins with a drive through tropical countryside, rolling hills and quaint villages en route to your first stop: Nelson’s Dockyard, the world’s oldest working dockyard from the Georgian era. A guided tour of the dockyard, now a major Caribbean yachting centre, then follows. Blessed with a wonderful ambience and beautifully restored buildings, this 18th-century dockyard looks back on an eventful history that your tour guide will provide details of. Next up is a stop at the Blockhouse remains, which offer a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding coastline. You will then continue on to the ruins at Shirley Heights, a great photo opportunity at a vantage point overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard, the English Harbour and surrounds. More scenic vistas and landscapes await you on your return drive. Please note: this tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $51.00Children


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 ATG24 - PANORAMIC ANTIGUA & BEACH (approx 4.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
   Spend a few hours off the ship discovering Antigua on this relaxing tour. Board your coach and look forward to the island’s gently undulating tropical countryside and picturesque villages as you head for English Harbour, paying a first visit to the ruins at Shirley Heights. This lookout point overlooks the National Park and commands gorgeous views of Nelson’s Dockyard and English Harbour. You will then make your way to the Dow’s Hill Historical Centre for a fascinating multimedia presentation of Antigua’s rich history, heritage and culture. The tour then continues with a drive down the lush Fig Tree Drive, which takes you right through Antigua's tropical forest. More amazing countryside awaits you as you approach the final stop on your tour: an enticing white-sand beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea before returning to the ship. Please note: beach chairs and parasols are available for hire at the beach. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $51.00Children


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 ATG25 - SWIMMING WITH STINGRAYS AND SNORKEL EXPERIENCE (approx. 3.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
   Also known as the “puppies of the sea”, the southern stingray is a friendly soul that likes to play. This tour gives you a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these delightful marine creatures at Antigua’s so-called Stingray City, situated in Seatons Village. After boarding a boat and being taken to a nearby coral reef, you will be able to snorkel, swim and feed the rays in the calm and crystal-clear waters of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Views of the pristine coral reef and gorgeous surroundings serve to add another level of enjoyment to the tour, during which you will also have a chance to find out how these amazing animals live from your experienced guide. This extremely safe, entertaining and educational tour is very family-friendly and a must-do while on the island. Please note: children must be at least 5 years old to take part. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 ATG26 - JOURNEY ON CATAMARAN WITH SNORKELING (approx. 3 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
   Enjoy blue skies, the hot Caribbean sun and the feeling of the breeze blowing through your hair as you sail along Antigua’s picture-perfect coastline as you cruise to the protected northwest coast of the island on board a modern catamaran. Once there and after snorkelling gear has been provided, you will have a chance to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Caribbean Sea. Next up is a beautiful beach, where you can swim, soak up the sun and/or take part in a beginner’s snorkelling class. Your creature comforts will also be looked after on the tour, during which thirst-quenching drinks and delicious food will be served, all accompanied by the beguiling rhythms of calypso. This exhilarating sailing experience is a great way to spend a little time off the big ship, yet still continue life on the ocean wave. Please note: snorkelling equipment, snacks and beverages will be provided on the tour. Participants should be in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $79.00Adults $56.00Children


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 ATG27 - ANTIGUA OFF-ROAD EXPLORATION & BEACH (approx. 3.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
   Explore the quieter corners of Antigua and discover the island’s incredible natural beauty on this exciting off-road tour in 4 x 4 jeeps. The first stop will be made at the Body Pond Watershed, an area marked by lush vegetation and tropical plant life, after which you will continue on to either Convent Hill or Monks Hill, both of which provide gorgeous views of the historical Nelson’s Dockyard and Falmouth Harbour. Next up is Fig Tree Drive, Antigua’s most picturesque boulevard that is lined with thick vegetation and a wealth of fruit-bearing trees. A stop will be made for you to sample some of the seasonal local fruit. Last on the tour itinerary is a fabulous beach with fine white sand, where you can go for a swim or simply relax before you return to the port and your ship. Please note: this tour is not recommended for pregnant women and guests with back, heart or neck problems. Please note that this is not a self-drive tour; a driver/guide will be provided. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $74.00Adults $52.00Children


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 ATG28 - ATV EXPLORER (approx. 2.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
  Take some time off the ship and hop on an all-terrain vehicle for an adventurous guided drive through Antigua from the northeast to the centre of the island, ending at the historical Potworks Dam. On your way, you can enjoy lovely views to either side of the old roads as you pass through estates and rural farmlands. This wonderful two-hour off-road drive will take you to visit parts of Antigua that only few people ever get to see. Your ultimate island tour gives you a chance to enjoy Antigua’s verdant landscape from a whole new perspective. Your return to the port and your ship marks the end of your tour. Please note: you are recommended to wear closed shoes, long trousers, sunscreen and sunglasses. Drivers require a valid driver’s licence; participants must be at least 18 years of age and sign a waiver form. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or for guests with heart, back or neck problems. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica

Price per Person Starting from: $107.00Adults Not availableChildren


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 ATG29 - ANTIGUA CANOPY TOUR (approx. 3.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
  Discover Antigua’s lush rainforest from a bird’s-eye perspective as you navigate through the treetops on this wonderful “canopy” tour. A 40-minute drive by air-conditioned taxi will take to the rainforest region, after which highly qualified and experienced guides will ensure your aerial walk is not just highly exciting, but also extremely safe. After your briefing, the excitement starts at the Old Pump House with a walk over a suspension bridge from the side of the building, which spans the gorge to the far bank. Having crossed the bridge, you will then traverse no less than 12 (!) zip-lines as you zigzag your way through the forest and over the spectacular gorge. Look forward to amazing aerial views of rainforest flora and fauna and the chattering of numerous bird species. Guests will be offered a complimentary drink of water during the course. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note: this tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with a pre-existing heart condition, a history of seizures, back, knee or shoulder problems or other pre-existing health problems. The tour not recommended for guests who suffer from vertigo or acrophobia (fear of heights). Max. weight per guest is 235 lbs; min. height is 4’. Guests are required to wear sturdy footwear (no strappy sandals), shorts or long trousers (no skirts) and bring a change of t-shirt. Cameras or camcorders are not allowed for both safety and insurance reasons. Children must be at least 7 years of age to take part. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $116.00Adults $81.00Children


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 ATG30 - KAYAK & SNORKEL TOUR (approx. 4.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
  This low-impact activity tour gives you an opportunity to spend half a day off the ship and explore Antigua from a waterside perspective. A fast motorboat will first take you from the kayak base to a secluded lagoon to board your kayak. Instructions and a safety briefing will follow, after which your guided 1-hour kayak tour begins, during which you will see otherworldly mangroves, scenic coastal inlets and tiny islands. Having re-boarded the motorboat, you will then be taken around the beautiful North Sound Marine Park, with a snorkelling stop scheduled at a sheltered off-shore reef. The tour also includes a gentle nature hike on Bird Island, an uninhabited isle that offers visitors two sandy beaches, panoramic views and a whole host of wildlife, including many tropical bird species, to observe. A boat will be on hand to take keen snorkelers out to a nearby reef, where guides will provide and fit your gear and show you where fish can be seen. If snorkelling is not for you, you can simply relax on the pristine beach, explore the island or go for a swim in the shallow beachside waters before returning to the kayak clubhouse. Please note: children must be at least 6 years of age to take part. Snorkel gear, fins, snorkel belts, life jackets and refreshments are provided during the tour. We recommend to wear footwear that can get wet, that are flat and non slip. Participants should be in good physical condition. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, guests with limited mobility, heart/neck/hip/back/respiratory problems. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 ATG31 - HORSEBACK BEACH EXPERIENCE (approx. 2.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
 Leave your ship, meet your guide and board air-conditioned transportation for a short drive north of the port to Fort James Bay. Once you have been briefed and assigned a horse to suit your height and riding experience, your horseback ride begins, all accompanied by an experienced guide and an out-rider. As your horse takes you cross-country and along the beach to reach the historical site of Fort James, you can enjoy views of the Caribbean Sea and the refreshing feeling of the breeze on your skin. The Fort offers an opportunity to step back in time, with fabulous views of St John’s Harbour. Next up is Runaway Beach, whose beautiful white sands are fringed with coconut trees. Once back at the base, mineral water will be served while your guide unsaddles your horse and prepares for an incredible dip in the sea – on horseback! Two by two, the guides will escort you into the water to cool off with the horses! Please note: this tour is not suitable for pregnant women or guests with chronic back problems. Children must be at least 6 years of age and accompanied by an adult to take part. Max. weight per guest is 250 lbs. You are recommended to wear swimming gear under your riding clothes, bring a towel and take high-factor sunscreen. All riders are required to wear closed shoes, safety helmets and buoyancy belts while riding in the water. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica

Price per Person Starting from: $98.00Adults $69.00Children


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 ATG32 - ANTIGUA BEACH TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
    Leave the ship and board an air-conditioned taxi for a short drive to Antigua’s famous Dickenson Bay beach, celebrated for its long stretch of soft, white sand bordered by coconut palms and seagrape trees. A complimentary Caribbean cocktail – either juice-based or rum punch – will be served on your arrival, after which you will be shown the beach facilities. Then you will have time to relax in a free lounge chair and sip your cocktail in a specially designated area of the beach. Enjoy more than 3 hours of pure relaxation, giving you time to soak up the sun, go for a walk along the beach and take a refreshing dip in the azure blue of the Caribbean Sea. Your tour comes to a close with your return your ship. Please note: parasols can be hired for a nominal charge. Apart from water sports facilities, Dickenson Bay beach also provides toilets, freshwater showers as well as a beach bar and restaurant. You are recommended to take swimwear, a towel, high-factor sunscreen and a camera. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $46.00Adults $33.00Children


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 ATG33 - BEACH EXTRAVAGANZA (approx. 5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
   The Caribbean islands are well known for their spectacular beaches, and none more so than Antigua. This beachy tour gives you a chance to make the most of your time on the island and begins with a 10-minute drive in an air-conditioned taxi to the gorgeous Dickenson Bay beach. Accompanied by your tour guide – who will point out all the relevant amenities as well as provide information and assistance – you can then enjoy all that this lovely spot has to offer. Just the sight of the half-mile sweep of soft, white sand fringed with coconut palms and seagrape trees is enough to take your breath away and the warm Caribbean Sea makes for a perfect time in the water. On arrival, a welcoming cocktail (fruit juice or rum punch) will be served that you can then enjoy in utter peace and quiet while comfortably seated in your reserved lounger. Your tour also includes a delicious lunch, after which there will be more time for you to enjoy at the beach. Please note: a lounge chair is provided free of charge at the beach. Parasols can be hired for a nominal charge. The beach area features toilet facilities, freshwater showers as well as a beach bar and a restaurant. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 ATG34 - YACHT RACING EXPERIENCE (approx. 3.5 hours) - St John s, Antigua and Barbuda
  This exciting yacht-racing experience begins with a 40-minute drive in an air-conditioned coach from St. John’s down to Falmouth Marina, passing through the scenic interior of Antigua on the way. On arrival, you will be thoroughly briefed and divided into teams before boarding a 40-foot yacht and heading out to Falmouth Harbour for a practice session and to learn the ropes. Once the crews know what to do, the approx. 45-minute race will start – and may the best team win! After the race, you will also have a chance to take the helm and navigate the yacht through what is often referred to as the “Mecca” of the yachting world. Enjoy a drink on board and soak up the gorgeous views of exclusive yachts and the 18th-century Nelson’s Dockyard (subject to weather conditions). A glass of rum punch or fruit-juice cocktail awaits you on your return to the marina and there will also be time for you to browse for souvenirs. The last leg of your tour involves an air-conditioned taxi ride back to the port and your ship. Please note: you are recommended to take swimwear, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses; you are required to wear flat, closed shoes. This tour is only available for guests on board the MSC Musica.

Price per Person Starting from: $129.00Adults $90.00Children


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 TRT01 - THE BATHS BEACH AREA ON VIRGIN GORDA (4 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
   Swap your ship for a boat and first enjoy a 40-minute jaunt to Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda before hopping on an open, safari-style coach for a further five-minute ride to the stunning beach area known as “The Baths”. Amid the natural beauty of this special place, you can swim, snorkel or simply explore the surroundings. One of the British Virgin Islands’ most popular sights, “The Baths” are an unusual geological formation consisting of huge, sea-sculpted granite boulders that line the beach and form tidal pools, tunnels, caves, arches and scenic grottoes. After some time to shop for a souvenir, you will rejoin the coach. As a final touch, a complimentary drink will be served before you re-board the launch. Please note: You are recommended to be in good physical condition, wear comfortable walking shoes (uneven ground) and take swimwear, high-factor sunscreen, a towel and a hat. Not suitable for guests in wheelchairs, baby strollers.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 TRT02 - ISLAND PANORAMA & BEACH (4 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
   Take a break from the ship and discover Tortola on this panoramic island tour – and have some time at the beach as well. After boarding a coach at the port, your tour begins with a drive through Road Town, after which you will travel along the scenic twisting coastal road to Pusser’s Landing at West End. A 15-minute stop will give you a chance to browse through the boutique-style shops before the tour continues along the dramatic north shoreline en route to Cane Garden Beach, passing through quaint fishing villages along the way. A local restaurant will serve you lunch and then you will have about 2 hours’ time to relax at the beach or go for a gentle swim. A complimentary beach chair will be provided for your comfort. Your tour then continues with a drive up Ridge Road, giving you a chance to enjoy gorgeous views of Tortola and the neighbouring Virgin Islands, both British and American. Photo stops will also be made along the way. Your tour ends with your return to the port and your ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 TRT03 - TORTOLA HIGHLIGHTS (4 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
   Starting in Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, a scenic tour of Tortola awaits you from the breezy comfort of an open-air coach. Travelling up to Fort Hill along Ridge Road, you will pass through the charming districts of Long Trench and Fahie Hill as you head for your destination: Skyworld, a popular restaurant and beauty spot situated at 400 m above sea level. There will be time to shop for a memento and gaze out to the islands from the observation deck, after which the tour continues on to the beautiful Cane Garden Bay. A stop will be made here for you to enjoy the beach and go for a swim in the invitingly warm water. Your return journey to the port and your ship will take you along Tortola’s pretty northern shore over Zion Hill and down Sir Francis Drake Highway back to Road Town. Please note: the price of the tour includes a complimentary beach chair; parasols are available for hire, food and drink for purchase.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $53.00Children


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 TRT04 - DOLPHIN ADVENTURE (2 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
   The Dolphin Adventure is your once in a lifetime experience to meet these magnificent creatures. You will be given a briefing and time to change into swimwear before being fitted with life vests by your instructors. The lagoon also features a purpose-built interaction platform at a depth of four feet under the water, perfect for rubbing shoulders with these inquisitive aquatic mammals. Whether you give them a tummy tickle, shake a fin or let them tow you back to the platform on your belly, you are sure to have a magical time. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience to make friends with these lovable creatures and create lifelong memories. Please note: participants must be able to swim and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult while in the water.

Price per Person Starting from: $176.00Adults $124.00Children


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 TRT05 - THE FOUR-BY-FOUR ISLAND TOUR (3.5 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
  For a chance to discover Tortola along regular roads as well as on paths that are well off the beaten track – giving way to incredible vistas of the neighbouring islands and of Tortola itself – join this entertaining and exciting tour in a four-by-four Landrover jeep. With viewpoints that are not normally accessible to the general public on the itinerary, it is advisable to bring your camera and make ample use of the various photo stops made along the way. As the tour takes you through Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, and along a trail that will reveal the natural splendour of the island’s unspoiled flora and fauna, you can get a real feel for these verdant surroundings. To give you some time to swim, sunbathe and enjoy a refreshing drink, a further stop will be made at a sandy beach before you return to the ship. Please note : as the tour involves travelling over rough terrain, it is not suitable for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. Guests with back problems should bear the rugged nature of the tour in mind.

Price per Person Starting from: $79.00Adults $56.00Children


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 TRT06 - VIRGIN ISLANDS’ SAILING AND SNORKELLING TOUR (4 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
  Tortola is separated from the other islands in the south of the archipelago making up the British Virgin Islands by a strait of water called the Sir Francis Drake Channel, which you will sail along after boarding a modern yacht at the waterfront in Road Town. Your jaunt will take you to one of the neighbouring islets, all of which are equally beautiful. After landing on either Norman, Cooper, Salt or Peter Island, you will have time to go for a leisurely swim or don your snorkelling gear to explore the vivid underwater world and coral reefs that are found in this region. The nearby caves are equally worth a visit as grand examples of nature’s architecture. As you sail around these historic waterways, you will retrace the steps of such notable seafarers as Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake. Please note: Snorkelling equipment is provided.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $51.00Children


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 TRT09 - MINI VIRGIN ISLANDS CRUISE (4 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
  This tour is a great way to extend your cruise experience away from the big ship by boarding a pleasure boat at the marina, only a short coach ride away from the port, for a trip around the breathtaking Virgin Islands’ archipelago. Fabulous views of Tortola’s southern coast as well as Salt, Peter and Norman islands await you as the boat slices through the Caribbean Sea. The route will also take you past St. John’s island, 60% of which is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, and a number of uninhabited islands before reaching Soper’s Hole, the landing site of the first Europeans. There will be time for you to explore the boutiques and gift shops before boarding an open-sided coach for a drive along the scenic northern coast up to Ridge Road. A photo stop will be made to capture the amazing view, after which you will return to your ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $51.00Children


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 TRT14 - JOST VAN DYKE BEACH DAY (4.5 hrs) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
  Situated to the west of Tortola, the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke was once the bane of many a seafarer, as proved by the numerous shipwrecks found in the vicinity of the island’s reef. Nowadays, the isle is a popular tourist attraction thanks to its generous stretches of white-sand beaches, which make a perfect destination for an utterly relaxing excursion. Your half-day off the ship begins with a leisurely cruise from Road Town to the island, giving you plenty of beautiful views to enjoy as you slice through the water. After landing at the stunning white-sand beach of White Bay you can make yourself comfortable in the complimentary beach chairs, go for a swim in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea or have a drink in one of the numerous beach bars. The tour ends with your scenic return journey to the ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $111.00Adults $78.00Children


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 TRT15 - BEACH TRANSFER (4 hrs.) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
   After boarding a coach at the port, your beach excursion begins with a drive from Road Town along the scenic southern shoreline and on to Beef Island, a tiny landmass situated just off the eastern coast of Tortola that is home to the BVI’s international airport and a number of attractive beaches. It is at one of these – a generous stretch of gently curving white sand – that you can then spend about 3 hours’ time enjoying your “virgin” beach experience. A comfortable beach chair is provided free of charge, while the beach bar offers additional soft drinks, water and light snacks for purchase. To add variety to your tour, the return journey will take you along an alternative route down the Ridge Road, during which a stop will also be made for you to take photos of the neighbouring islands. Please note: outer clothes must be worn over swimwear. Nudity on beaches or topless for ladies is prohibited by BVI law. Complimentary beach chairs are provided.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $42.00Children


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 TRT16 - ISLAND SECRETS (3 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
  The manifold charms of Tortola will reveal themselves on this island tour as you travel in comfort on a modern touring minibus, which will first take you along the southern coastal road from Road Town towards the island’s eastern tip. On arrival in East End, the site of the first settlement on Tortola, the minibus will then begin its ascent into the hills. To capture the many stunning views of the sea and adjacent islands, several photo stops will be made on your way to Skyworld, the highest point on the island that still permits vehicle access. You can then enjoy a refreshing complimentary drink, browse in the small souvenir shop and get your fill of the dramatic vistas of the surrounding islands. More lovely views will come into sight as you continue along the Ridge Road for a while, after which the minibus will make its way down to the northern shore and take you through several small fishing villages. After passing the famous Bombas Shack – home of the island’s legendary Full Moon Parties – you will cross the island at its narrowest point before arriving at Pusser’s Landing at the West End. You will have some time to go shopping in the pretty little marina and explore the spice and crafts shops. To end the tour, the minibus takes you back to the port and your ship. Please note: the tour involves a minimal amount of walking and there are twelve steps at Skyworld if you want to access the viewpoint.

Price per Person Starting from: $51.00Adults $35.00Children


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 TRT18 - DOLPHIN OBSERVER (2 hours) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
  As the sister tour to the Dolphin Adventure – tour code TRT04 – this Dolphin Observer excursion gives you an opportunity to watch the fun in a strictly observational capacity, without having to interact with the dolphins themselves. So don’t miss out as your family and friends tickle a tummy or two and just sit back and enjoy the show.

Price per Person Starting from: $33.00Adults $23.00Children


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 TRT19 - NORMAL ISLAND SNORKEL (3 hrs.) - Road Town, Virgin Islands, Bri
  Said to have been the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island novel, Norman Island sits prettily at the southern tip of the BVI archipelago and is your destination on this snorkelling adventure. Your excursion begins with an enjoyable 20-minute boat ride across Sir Francis Drake Channel to reach one of the BVI’s prime snorkelling sites, after which an experienced snorkelling instructor will take you to explore the pristine surroundings in a wonderland of colourful coral formations, exotic fish and abundant marine life. Moving on to a beach location, where you can also purchase refreshments, will give you a second chance to go snorkelling on this tour before you head back to the port and your ship. Please note: all snorkelling gear as well as instruction for novices are provided. The snorkel location may change to suit the prevailing weather conditions.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $51.00Children


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 SDQ01 - CITY TOUR (3 hours) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
 Give yourself a break from the ship, board a modern coach and venture out to see the sights of Santo Domingo, the lovely capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic. The first stop is at the resplendent National Palace, after which you will continue on through Gazcue, one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful districts with an abundance of elegant art deco architecture. A stop will then be made at the “Plaza de la Cultura” complex, which is home to the National Theatre, several museums and other cultural institutions. Also, you will enjoy a view of the Palace of Arts and the “Centro de los Héroes”, buildings that are an integral part of the contemporary history of Santo Domingo. Your visit to the bustling Plaza España, the Cathedral and the Alcázar de Colón, an impressive vice-regal residence in the city’s so-called “Colonial Zone” forms the highlight of your tour. You will also have time to do some shopping before returning to your ship. Note: This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 6pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code SDQ01 if you will be in transit in Santo Domingo or code SDQ01D if you will be disembarking in Santo Domingo.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SDQ02 - CHOCOLATE TOUR (4.5 hours) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
  In taking you to discover the wonders of one of the Caribbean’s largest organic cocoa processing plants, where only the most exquisite raw materials are used, this tour is sure to appeal to your inner chocolate connoisseur. Continuing along the chocolate theme, the second leg of the tour will see you visit to a cocoa farm to witness how a team of highly-skilled chocolatiers roasts and grinds the cocoa beans to produce the finest hand-made chocolate for your personal enjoyment. The third leg will then give you an opportunity to watch artisan potters while they recreate the kind of pottery their ancestors used to make. To add a savoury note to this chocolaty tour, you will enjoy a typical local snack before you return to the port and your ship. Please note: in general, children must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by a parent to take part, but exceptions can be made at the discretion of the parents of children under the age of 8. The maximum age for participation is 75. Max. weight per guest is 250 lbs; max. height is 6’4”. You are recommended to take sunscreen, comfortable shoes and insect repellent.

Price per Person Starting from: $81.00Adults $56.00Children


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 SDQ03 - FUN ADVENTURE TOUR (6.5 hours) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
  Departing from the port in open air trucks and with a certified tour guide, we head towards a 15 meter waterfall for a refreshing swim and incredible views. From there we head towards a typical Dominican house, where an explanation of the process of how local products are grown and a tasting of their delicious coffee. Afterwards, we continue to Ranch La Sabana, where a delicious buffet style lunch will be served. The tour also includes an ecological tour that visits 6 small waterfalls along the river. Finally, the trucks will be waiting to take you back to the port. Notes: You are recommended to take insect repellent and high-factor sunscreen, as well as a towel and a change of clothing if you wish to swim in the waterfall. We recommend you to wear good shoes as the tour included long walk.

Price per Person Starting from: $90.00Adults $62.00Children


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 SDQ07 - SANTO DOMINGO: ADVENTURES AND LEGENDS (7 hours incl. lunch) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
   Music, adventure and the soul of the Dominican people await you on this fun-packed tour, whose first stop will be the town of Sabana Grande de Boyá. Apart from promising enchanting views, the town equally commemorates the fight to abolish slavery and also provided the Taíno people with a welcome sanctuary during the colonial period. After paying the Church of Santa Maria de Boyá a visit, a beautiful old building dating back to the 16th century, the tour continues with an optional ride to the majestic “Salto de Socoa” waterfall. Lunch is included. Please note: you are recommended to take insect repellent and high-factor sunscreen, as well as a towel and a change of clothing if you wish to swim in the waterfall.

Price per Person Starting from: $103.00Adults $72.00Children


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 SDQ08 - RELAX AT BOCA CHICA BEACH (5 hours) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
   Situated about a 30-minute drive to the east of Santo Domingo – the capital of the Dominican Republic – lies one of the nation’s most popular beaches in the charming seaside town of Boca Chica. This is the perfect spot to swim, relax and enjoy the amenities of the Don Juan Beach Resort Hotel, which was purpose-built to be a holidaymaker’s delight. Grab a beach chair and hit the beach for some time in the sun. A 500-m reef closes off the bay to the sea and forms a natural pool whose beauty has to be seen to be believed. The mill-pond stillness of the water here is an open invitation to jump in and indulge in all sorts of water-based fun. Food and drinks are also available at the resort at an additional charge. Your beachy day out comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Notes: Umbrellas are available for rent.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $44.00Children


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 SDQ09 - DOMINICAN FIESTA (3 hrs) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
  Seize the day on this Dominican fiesta tour that combines a touch of culture and folklore with exquisite cuisine. A coach from the Sansouci Terminal, situated just a short walk from the ship, will take you to a local restaurant in Santo Domingo’s famous historical Colonial Zone. You can then simply unwind and enjoy the live show featuring talented dancers and the lively sounds of merengue and other local rhythms as well as various crafts and cigar-rolling demonstrations put on by on-site artisans. Delicious food will round off your Dominican fiesta tour and a generous buffet featuring various Dominican specialities is sure to tempt your taste buds. Alternative dishes can also be provided for vegetarians and guests needing to observe dietary restrictions, e.g. due to food allergies. Please note: in general, children must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by a parent to take part, but exceptions can be made at the discretion of the parents of children under the age of 8. The maximum age for participation is 85. Max. weight per guest is 250 lbs; max. height is 6’4”.

Price per Person Starting from: $116.00Adults $81.00Children


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 SDQ10 - Dominican Rum Tour (3.5 hours) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
   Located 55 minutes away from the Terminal, a bus will take you into the country side, into the Barcelo Rum Historical Center and Factory. During the visit, we will have at-a-glance a general view of the rum elaboration process. Going through the bodegas, aging barrels will welcome us in a special journey. Then we will see the manufacturing of Barrels, elaboration, distillation, aging and packing of the several Barcelo Rums through a catwalk. Further on, we will enter the Barcelo Rum Historical Center, where colonial and contemporary history share the story of Rum making in Dominican Republic and the Barceló Family History. A final stop will be done in the Barceló Bar and Gift Shop, were guests will have a personal gift, a taste of the Barceló Rums and shopping time at the Barceló Store. Notes: Minimun age - 18 years old, maximum age-80 years old, maximum weight limit, 113 kg.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults Not availableChildren


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 SDQ1D - City Tour for Disembarking Guests - Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
 Give yourself a break from the ship, board a modern coach and venture out to see the sights of Santo Domingo, the lovely capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic. The first stop is at the resplendent National Palace, after which you will continue on through Gazcue, one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful districts with an abundance of elegant art deco architecture. A stop will then be made at the “Plaza de la Cultura” complex, which is home to the National Theatre, several museums and other cultural institutions. Also, you will enjoy a view of the Palace of Arts and the “Centro de los Héroes”, buildings that are an integral part of the contemporary history of Santo Domingo. Your visit to the bustling Plaza España, the Cathedral and the Alcázar de Colón, an impressive vice-regal residence in the city’s so-called “Colonial Zone” forms the highlight of your tour. You will also have time to do some shopping before returning to your ship. Note: This tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 6pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code SDQ01 if you will be in transit in Santo Domingo or code SDQ01D if you will be disembarking in Santo Domingo.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $51.00Children


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Includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, on-board meals (excluding in specialty and themed restaurants), some beverages, daily entertainment including theater and lounge shows. Government fees and taxes and any surcharges are additional as are expenses of a personal nature such as shore excursions, gift store purchases, spa, gambling, or alcoholic beverages.