DISCOVER A NATURAL PARADISE: OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE

Posted on 08/01/2023

Cruise to Ocean Cay and experience the only private island marine reserve in The Bahamas. Ocean Cay reflects MSC Cruises’ longstanding commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts while delivering an exceptional vacation for guests. From exciting family vacation time to intimate getaways for two, get ready to experience the best of the Bahamian lifestyle. You’ll dock directly alongside the pier, so you can walk straight off the ship and onto the island. 

Relax on the beach or take to the water and enjoy nature at its best with seven pristine beaches surrounded by protected marine life. From the endless views on Bimini Beach to the upscale experience on Ocean House Beach exclusive for MSC Yacht Club guests, there is a beach for every preference. If you’re looking for some much-deserved pampering, treat yourself to a massage at the water-front spa and relax to the soothing sounds of the ocean. 

If you’re looking to take the adventurous route at Ocean Cay, take part in your choice of shore excursions for all interests and activity levels. Embark on an exhilarating scuba diving excursion to see the Caribbean’s underwater wildlife or disconnect from the ordinary by taking a relaxing paddle board trip on the water. Gather at Lighthouse Bay, with great views of the lighthouse and cozy seating areas with bean bag chairs and fire pits. Kick up the action with a jet ski tour or make your way to the lighthouse, climb up 165 steps, and you will be rewarded with the most breathtaking panoramic view of the island and surrounding ocean. When the sun sets, the beach vibe heats up. Don’t miss your chance to catch cruising’s only light show set to high-energy music as the spectacular display illuminates the night sky. 

All Caribbean and Bahamas cruises that depart from Miami, Orlando (Port Canaveral), and New York City (Brooklyn) include a visit to Ocean Cay, which is exclusive to MSC Cruises guests. With late-night and overnight stays, there is more time to dive into turquoise waters, indulge in a seaside spa treatment, or dance on the sand at sunset. Whether embarking on a weekend cruise or an extended vacation, your time on the island will create lasting memories.

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