Day 1: Embark Norwegian Encore in Southampton
Embark Norwegian Encore in Southampton and depart for Miami.
Day 2-4: Days at Sea
Experience cheer awe from Norwegian's 180-degree indoor Observation Lounge - offering Norwegian's most expansive views at sea. Floor-to-Ceiling windows provide spectacular seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes.
Day 5: Ponta Delgada, Azores
As the heart of tourism of the Azores, Ponta Delgada offers much to see and do along with a mild climate and lush vegetation. Impressive churches and majestic white houses stand as a constant reminder of the city's illustrious past!
Day 6-11: Days at Sea
Shout "Bravo!" for Norwegian's most innovative and modern ship ever - Norwegian Encore. You'll marvel at the panoramic sea views from the two-story Horizon Lounge, offered exclusively for guests of The Haven. What's more, Norwegian Encore will feature a vast range of delicious dining options, a variety of bars and lounges, and some of the best entertainment at sea.
Day 12-14: Miami, Florida
Disembark Norwegian Encore and transfer to your 4* hotel for a 3-night stay in Miami.
Miami's amazing medley of cultures and flashy urban settings makes it a scene to be seen. Visit the trendy Art Deco district of South Beach, Call Ocho in Little Havana, the super-upscale neighbourhoods of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables and the unique ecosystem of the Everglades.
Day 15: Embark MSC Seaside in Miami
Check out your 4* hotel and transfer to the port to embark on MSC Seaside for your 14-night Caribbean cruise.
Day 16: Day at Sea
MSC Seaside rewrites the rule book of cruise ship design, blending indoor and outdoor areas to connect you with the sea like never before. Circling the ship as low as Deck 7 is a unique seafront promenade lined with places to eat, drink, shop, swim and sunbathe. And you can enjoy superb views from the two glass-floored catwalks and panoramic views.
Day 17: San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is one of the world's top cruise ship destinations, with most of the pleasure boats docking at the port by the old town. As recently as the 1970s, Old San Juan (Viejo San Juan) was a reminder of better times, a run-down collection of Spanish colonial relics, in little better shape than the collapsed empire that constructed them. Now, however, afrer extensive and careful restoration, this seven-block-square area is considered one of the best-kept troves of Spanish colonial architecture and has become a World Heritage Site.
Day 18: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
While you enjoy your holiday in the Antilles, you should take a pleasant stroll through the city and discover its gems. From Government Hill, head to Lille Tarne Gade, which means the street of the little tower in Danish: with its 99 steps, it is probably the most important stepped street of those that built by the Danish from bricks used by European ships as ballast.
Day 19: Day at Sea
MSC Seaside offers endless fun for the whole family, with a full-sized bowling alleys, a dedicated family restaurant, and the most interactive, multi-storey water park at sea featuring 5 different water slides, an AquaPlayTM area designed for tots and an adventure trail. In addition, MSC Seaside boasts colourful kids' play areas created in partnership with LEGO® and Chicco®.
Day 20: Nassau, Bahamas
The largest open-air aquarium in the world, Nassau has over 100 different species of colourful tropical fish. In Nassau, you can interact with dolphins and go on excursions to neighbouring islands in motorboats. The historical centre of Nassau boasts charming colonial-style buildings and numerous pastel-coloured wooden shops that alternate with Georgian-style structures.
Day 21: Ocean Cay, Bahamas
You will see over ten splendid beaches, a vast, calm lagoon, the harmonious lines of the typical houses of a Bahamian village and much more. The crown jewel of Ocean Cay are the aquatic sport activities, suitable for adults and children.
Day 22: Miami, Florida
Heading north, Central Miami Beach was where 1950s screen stars had fun in the sun and helped cement Miami's international reputation as a glamorous holiday spot. Surprisingly few tourists venture beyond Miami Beach so miss out on some of the most enticing parts of the city.
Day 23: Day at Sea
On MSC Seaside, you can enjoy the spectacular ocean views while you eat. And with 10 delightful eateries to choose from, including five sophisticated speciality restaurants, dining on MSC Seaside is as varied as it is delicious. Families are superbly catered for. For the perfect pre-dinner aperitif, late night drink or daytime refreshment, there is a choice of 19 smart bars and lounges, each with its own unique atmosphere.
Day 24: Costa Maya, Mexico
Puerto Costa Maya, where the Caribbean and Antilles MSC Cruise ships dock, is out of sight north of Mahahual, but its influence is felt on cruise-ship days, when the village springs to life with souvenir stands and jet-ski rentals along the slick seafront promenade, an extremely miniature version of Playa del Carmen.
Day 25: George Town, Cayman Islands
The houses on the narrow George Town streets are interspersed with artisan workshops, where you can find some rarities to take home as a reminder of your MSC cruise in the Caribbean Sea. You can take a plunge into the history of the island at the dual-purpose National Museum of George Town: you can explore samples of the most interesting endemic flora and fauna, and trace the long and tough inhabited history of the island.
Day 26: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Located along the northwest coast of Jamaica, it is one of the most important cities of the island; it is thought that Christopher Columbus anchored his ships here in 1494 when he "discovered" Jamaica on his way from Cuba; he called the new country Santiago.
Day 27: Day at Sea
The accommodation on MSC Seaside offers a seamless blend of comfort and style, including luxury suites with private whirlpool baths and specially designed combinable cabins for families and groups of up to 10 people.
Day 28: Ocean Cay, Bahamas
A part of the island is dedicated to families. Located a short distance from where the ships are docked, the area is fully quipped. The more romantic cruise goers, on the other hand, will be able to visualise their wedding on the northern beach, or simply take a stroll at sunset.
Day 29-31: Miami, Florida
Tucked away in the Miami-Dada Cultural Center are the city's excellent history and art museums, while Bayside Marketplace is the staging post for boat tours of Miami's most exclusive offshore keys. To the north sits the city's buzziest neighbourhood, the strip of land along and around Biscayne Boulevard, known as the Biscayne Corridor; it includes the dazzling Performing Arts Center, the art galleries and showrooms of Wynwood and the Design District, and even the grubby but thrilling immigrant neighbourhood known as Little Haiti.
Day 32: Miami to New York train journey onboard Amtrak Silver Meteor
Explore the world by rail and take in breath taking scenery, cultures and enjoy the journey of a lifetime... With many destinations visited in between, Miami and New York, you're bound to be blown away!
Day 33-36: New York City, New York
Transfer from Penn Station to your hotel for a 4-night stay in the "Big Apple". See the bright lights of the Big Apple, international mecca and melting pot, with expensive brownstones, colourful neighbourhoods like Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side and the legendary Central Park. Explore some of the world's great museums. Some come just for the shopping: there's Bloomingdale's on lex, Tiffany's on Fifth, Barneys and the unique boutiques along Madison.
Day 37: Embark Queen Mary 2 in New York
Transfer from your 4* New York hotel to the port to embark Queen Mary 2 for your transatlantic cruise back to the UK.
Day 38-44: Days at Sea
Sailing on a ship as spacious as Queen Mary 2 deserves to be fully explored to uncover her secrets and your favourite places onboard. If anything sums up the freedom of your voyage, it is the array of places to eat - from healthy to hearty, from light bites haute cuisine. Just let your mood decide. Day and night, there are endless entertainment opportunities. Dance lessons, Martini Mixology, Insights presentations, deck games, theatre productions, cookery demonstrations and spa relaxation. The hardest decision you will need to make is what to do next...
Day 45: Disembark in Southampton
Disembark Queen Mary 2 in Southampton as your holiday of a lifetime comes to an end.
T&C's: Fares shown are based on two full paying adults sharing a balcony stateroom. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (11 April 2019) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. E&OE