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DISCOVER A NATURAL PARADISE

OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE

Cruise to Ocean Cay and experience the only private island marine reserve in The Bahamas. Enjoy nature at its best with seven pristine beaches surrounded by protected marine life. Late-night and overnight stays mean more time to dive into turquoise waters, indulge in a seaside spa treatment, or dance on the sand at sunset. See what awaits.

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ocean cay itineraries

All Caribbean and Bahamas cruises that depart from Miami, Orlando (Port Canaveral), and New York City (Brooklyn) include a visit to Ocean Cay, which is exclusive to MSC Cruises guests. Whether embarking on a weekend cruise or an extended vacation, your time on the island will create lasting memories. Relax on the beach or take to the water. The island is yours to discover.

FROM DAY TO NIGHT: SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

FROM DAY TO NIGHT: SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

FROM DAY TO NIGHT: SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

From sand to sea: favorite features of ocean cay

Take in sweeping views as you pull into port and look forward to a memorable beach day. You’ll dock directly alongside the pier, so you can walk straight off the ship and onto the island. From exciting family vacation time to intimate getaways for two, get ready to experience the best of the Bahamian lifestyle.

NATURE MADE IT BEAUTIFUL. WE MADE IT UNIQUE.

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve reflects a longstanding commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts. A former industrial site that we reclaimed and restored to its natural beauty is now a unique private island destination that you can experience for yourself.

PLANTS AND SHRUBS PLANTED

PLANTS AND SHRUBS PLANTED 

PLANTED SPECIES ARE NATIVE CARIBBEAN

PLANTED SPECIES ARE NATIVE CARIBBEAN

CORAL COLONIES RELOCATED

CORAL COLONIES RELOCATED 

SQUARE MILES OF MARINE RESERVE

SQUARE MILES OF
MARINE RESERVE

MAP OUT YOUR DAY AT OCEAN CAY

BEACHES
  • 1. Lighthouse Bay
  • 2. Sunset Beach
  • 3. Paradise Sands Beach
  • 4. South Beach
  • 5. Bimini Beach
  • 6. North Beach
  • 7. Ocean House Beach
FOOD & DRINKS
  • 8. The Smiling Fish
  • 9. Springer’s Bar
  • 10. Food Trucks
  • 11. Seakers Food Court
  • 12. Beach Bar
  • 13. Lighthouse Bar
RELAX
  • 14. Lighthouse
  • 15. Beach Cabanas (South)
  • 16. The Spa at Ocean Cay
  • 17. Beach Cabanas (North)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 18. Seakers Family Cove
  • 19. Ocean Cay Village & Marina
  • 20. Discover Scuba Diving Center
  • 21. Rental & Excursion Pavilion
  • 22. Welcome Pavilion
  • 23. Wedding Pavilion

MSC Yacht Club’s

Ocean House

FROM SHIP TO SHORE: MSC YACHT CLUB

FROM SHIP TO SHORE: MSC YACHT CLUB

FROM SHIP TO SHORE: MSC YACHT CLUB

CRUISE FROM A CHOICE OF U.S. PORTS

Choose from several departure ports, ships, and itineraries and set sail for paradise. Cruise to the Caribbean & The Bahamas from Miami or Orlando (Port Canaveral), or to The Bahamas & Florida from New York City (Brooklyn). All Caribbean and Bahamas cruises that depart from the United States include a stop at Ocean Cay.

faq

Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about MSC Ocean Cay.

Should I wait to book an excursion once I’m onboard or on the island?

We highly recommend you book your excursion in advance. This guarantees you will be able to participate in the excursion, as well as saving you up to 20%. Prices shown online are already discounted. 

Click here to see a list of available excursions.

What ships stay overnight in Ocean Cay?

MSC Seashore, MSC Seaside, MSC Divina and MSC Magnifica will overnight on Ocean Cay on selected sailings, and all other ships have itineraries with late night departures between 9pm and 12 midnight.

 Does the onboard Beverage Package include drinks on Ocean Cay?

Guests who purchase the Easy, Easy Plus & Premium beverage package may use their package on Ocean Cay.

 

Please note: Select alcoholic beverages will be available for the Premium packages.

 

MSC Yacht Club guests have complimentary beverages included with their experience and these are served at the dedicated MSC Yacht Club area and beach, as well as the Ocean House Bar & Restaurant.