Free drinks, Wi-Fi, reduced deposits in MSC Cruises USA wave deal

The 'All-In' deal applies to four ships and includes Cuba cruises from Miami, starting this month. Here, MSC Armonia arrives in Havana The 'All-In' deal applies to four ships and includes Cuba cruises from Miami, starting this month. Here, MSC Armonia arrives in Havana PHOTO: MSC Cruises

North American travelers can book a Caribbean or Canada/New England cruise on any one of four ships serving the region—MSC Seaside, MSC Divina, MSC Armonia and MSC Meraviglia—and receive unlimited drinks and free Wi-Fi plus reduced $99 deposits.

Book 'All-In' wave deal by March 31

Travelers can book an 'All-In' wave seson deal beginning now through March 31.

Unlimited drinks via MSC Cruises’ 'Easy Package' include Heineken draft or bottled Miller Lite beer, select house wines by the glass, select house spirits and cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks and fruit juices by the glass, bottled mineral water and classic hot drinks (espresso, cappuccino, latte, hot tea and coffee).

Free Wi-Fi entails a standard Internet package to access social networks, chat apps, email and browse the web. Package size varies by ship and length of sailing and ranges from 1 GB to 3.5 GB of data, with passengers allowed to connect up to two devices.

Caribbean cruises

Four MSC Cruises ships will be sailing from Miami by the end of 2019. MSC Seaside, launched in December 2017, will continue to sail seven-night cruises to the Caribbean. MSC Divina, operating seasonally in the Caribbean, currently offers 10- and 11-night cruises and, starting in November 2019, will also offer shorter three- and seven-night cruises.

Starting this month MSC Armonia will sail to Cuba from MIami for the first time, with an overnight stay in Havana over the weekend. And MSC Meraviglia is scheduled to begin Miami service in November 2019, with seven-night Caribbean cruises.

Examples of sailings eligible for the 'All-In' promotion include MSC Armonia's April 29 Cuba cruise. Besides Havana, the itinerary includes Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, with prices starting at $1,269 per person for a balcony stateroom.

MSC Seaside's May 18 seven-night cruise visits Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Nassau, with fares starting at $869 per person for a balcony stateroom.

Sailing from Miami for the first time, MSC Meraviglia on Nov. 10 will depart for Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatán and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas. Prices start at $859 per person for a balcony stateroom.

And in December next year, MSC Divina's first three-night cruise from Miami, on Dec. 17, goes to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and Nassau, with fares from $309 per person for a balcony stateroom.

Canada/New England

Before MSC Meraviglia arrives to homeport in Miami, the ship will sail two cruises in October 2019 from New York to Canada/New England before a repositioning voyage through the Caribbean to Miami. All are eligible for the 'All-In' promotion.

For example, on Oct. 8, the ship's first sailing from the US will visit four destinations in Canada on a 10-night cruise round-trip New York: Sydney (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Québec. Prices start at $1,309 per person for a balcony stateroom.

And the Oct. 18 sailing, also 10 nights and round-trip New York, visits the New England ports of Bar Harbor, Portland and Boston along with Canada's Sydney, Halifax and Saint John (New Brunswick). Prices start at $1,309 per person for a balcony stateroom.

The Oct. 28 repositioning cruise from New York to Miami, 13 nights, calls at St. Maarten, Barbados, Grenada, Curaçao, Aruba and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Prices start at $1,699 per person for a balcony stateroom.

Posted 05 December 2018

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Anne Kalosh

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