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A cruise to the Caribbean is perfect for learning about the Berry Islands. Situated about fifty miles north of Nassau, they are host to such an abundance of marine life that they have been nicknamed the aquarium of the Bahamas. Among the 30 cays and small submerged islands of the archipelago, between which you will navigate in your MSC cruise ship, there is a private island called Little Stirrup Cay, also called Coco Cay, one of the favourite destinations of those who choose to navigate through these waters.

The island is about 1 kilometre long and less than 200 meters wide. As you will see from your cruise ship, there is nothing blocking your view. In other words, the island is not much higher than a palm tree! Visitors can disembark for a day-long excursion (at night, the island is uninhabited) using a tender service that connects ships anchored in deeper waters with the eastern point of the island, the centre of its recreational activities.

The beaches on this part of the island face a reef basin, where manta rays, skates and many other fascinating fish often swim and can be observed by snorkelers without the need for actual submersion, which are however possible and recommended to enthusiasts. Here, you can participate in a wide range of activities designed for every type of cruise goer on holiday in the Caribbean: from hikes through the thickest vegetation following trails running along and across the island; to aquatic adventures in the special marine park, where a section is reserved to “young” explorers with age-appropriate tasks. Then, outings in a kayak, parasailing, races on a water scooter... or, as an alternative, you can lay out in the sun, perhaps sipping on a typical Coco Cay cocktail.

Must see places in Cococay

  • Snorkelling on the coral reef

    Snorkelling on the coral reef

  • Cabana on the beach

    Cabana on the beach

  • Wave Jet Tour

    Wave Jet Tour

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    The excursions program for this port is under progress. Come back soon to find out the best way to discover this destination!


Music and islands
Music and islands

As you arrive on your cruise to the Bahamas – seven hundred islands scattered over 3800 of crystal clear tropical seas in the northern part of the Caribbean – you will discover beaches and interesting hikes in the hinterland, still partly to be explored, as well as lots of sports.

For those who choose the beach and are travelling with children, Taino Beach, in the area of Lucaya, is the ideal location with its small playground. If you are looking for one of the most isolated beaches in the entire archipelago, an excursion you should not miss is to Blue Lagoon Island: beautiful, crystal clear, turquoise waters and a hidden lagoon.

A vacation in the Bahamas isn’t a true vacation without an excursion to the historical forts and monuments of Nassau: Fort Montague, the oldest on the island of New Providence; Fort Charlotte, whose cannons have always only fired blanks; Fort Fincastle, which due to its shape resembles a steamship. Music is the other great passion of the inhabitants of the Bahamas: it is the sound track of the life on this Caribbean archipelago.

Often played live, in restaurants, casinos and even in beach bars. From the most traditional steel drum bands, to rake ’n’ scrape, a music similar to reggae, played with an unusual instrument, a saw; and then calypso, soca and junkanoo.

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