From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s, MSC is readying their ships for the exciting holiday season. In particular, the modern MSC Divina sailing from Miami to the Caribbean will be the perfect holiday escape for guests looking for a stress-free vacation.
Highlights of the holiday celebrations aboard MSC Divina include:
Thanksgiving – November 19 to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and the Bahamas
Guests will spend Thanksgiving Day at sea enjoying holiday entertainment, a traditional turkey dinner, and football displayed all day on multiple large screens in the sports bar.
Kids ages 3-11 can participate in a special holiday cooking class, as well as a Thanksgiving costume parade and show. Teens 12-17 will be able to take part in a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt, flash mob, and a festive holiday party.
Christmas & Hanukkah – December 23 to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and the Bahamas
During Christmastime, Divina will be decked out from bow to stern with the best traditional trimmings: sparkling lights, decorations, Christmas trees, and a gingerbread village created by the ships’ pastry chefs. Guests aboard the special sailing will be able to enjoy Christmas carols, a broadway-style show, a Christmas marketplace, themed cooking classes, crafts, parades, and seasonal Christmas movies on the outdoor jumbo screen. Santa Claus will even stop by with a gift for every child onboard, and a Christmas mass will also be available.
Guests aboard MSC Divina will be able to take part in a Christmas Eve Gala dinner, as well as a special Christmas lunch with traditional holiday fare and festive cocktails such as the Christmas Star, made of limoncello and prosecco, and the Snowflake, made with dark rum and fresh banana.
For those celebrating Hanukkah, the ship will host a nightly Menorah lighting and serve traditional foods in the buffet and main dining rooms. A large menorah will also be on display in the main atrium.
New Year’s – December 30 to Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas
Guests aboard this seven-night cruise will ring in the New Year in style. The festivities will begin with a special New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, before everyone heads up to the pool deck for the ship’s annual New Year’s Eve dance party. There will be themed decorations, a countdown to midnight, and champagne. Guests will also enjoy a special lunch and seasonal cocktails.
For those traveling with children, MSC is extending the kid’s club hours and offering babysitting there for free, so parents can join in on the New Year’s celebrations.
2017 Holiday Cruises
For those who like to plan far in advance, 2017 holiday sailings are available for booking. If you’re looking to be one of the first to sail aboard the new MSC Seaside, holiday cruises are a great time to try it out. The first 7-night sailing aboard Seaside will be on December 23 out of Miami, and stop in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. The following week will be the New Year’s cruise departing on December 30, with stops in Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and the Bahamas.