Saint John cruise

365 beaches
Nelson's Dockyard
Shirley Heights

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Saint John

A beach for each day of the year

“One beach a day,” Antigua’s motto, refers to the island’s 365 beautiful beaches that are famous, secret or even set in volcanic craters. There’s a beach for every lifestyle, for those who are social and ones who seek solitude.

 
When you arrive on an MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise in the port of St. John’s, the capital and commercial center of Antigua and Barbuda, embrace the city’s colorfully vibrant houses dating to its British colonial period, along with the evocative white baroque towers of St. John's Cathedral, and the Fort James and Barrington fortresses. The laid-back cosmopolitan city, with its distinctly British flair, is renowned for its shopping at luxury boutiques and high-end shopping malls.
 
Beyond the city, book an MSC excursion to the historic Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour, dedicated to Admiral Horatio Nelson, who was stationed in the West Indies between 1784 and 1787. The shipyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest of Antigua’s National Parks and still remains a working dockyard for numerous yachts and ships. Beautifully restored, its Georgian buildings in wood and stone date to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Between April and the beginning of May, the Dockyard is the venue for some of the most important sailing regattas in the world, such as Antigua Sailing Week. The excursion continues on to visit the landmark ruins at Shirley Heights offering breath-taking vistas of English Harbour.
 
If an excursion in nature appeals to you, head to Stingray City to swim with friendly southern stingrays in crystal-clear water. Or discover Antigua's lush rainforest from a birds-eye perspective as you navigate through the treetops on a guided canopy tour that will have you walking over a suspension bridge and traversing zip lines over a spectacular gorge

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    Canada

    Raw Beauty and Unexpected Landscapes
    Raw Beauty and Unexpected Landscapes

    Canada is an incredibly diverse country, from historic cities of the east, to the plains and jaw-dropping mountains of the west and the Arctic wilderness of the north.


    Atlantic Canada – especially Newfoundland – is a land apart, with a distinct culture, stunning scenery and invariably plenty roads. An MSC cruise will take you to Halifax, the hip capital of Nova Scotia that offers great museums, hundreds of pubs and the best live music in the east, to the Prince Edward Island, the bucolic country of Anne of Green Gables, and to Newfoundland’s boisterous capital, St John’s, where you can whale-watch or picnic at a lighthouse.


    During an MSC Cruise, you can enjoy the long, jagged coastline punctured by picturesque bays, sandy beaches, towering cliffs of the Maritime Provinces and the natural and historic charms of Newfoundland. The Atlantic Ocean was crucial to the development of this part of Canada, not only in bringing waves of settlers but also accounting for its greatest industries: shipbuilding and fishing. Spread over the promontory Cap Diamant and the banks of the St Lawrence River, Québec City is instead one of Canada’s most beautifully located cities and certainly its most historic one.