SOURCE: MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

May 10, 2011 15:51 ET

Snowbird Relocation 12-Night Cruise With MSC From the Big Apple to the Sunshine State This Fall

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Set sail on a spectacular, 12-night positioning cruise from New York City departing on MSC Poesia Oct. 29 to the beautiful waters of the Caribbean and disembarking in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Nov. 10 -- the official start of MSC'sCaribbean cruise season.

Snowbirds relocating from the Northeast to the Sunshine State for the winter can take advantage of this "Colors of the Caribbean" cruise calling in Ochos Rios, Jamaica; Cristobal, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; and Cozumel, Mexico. Cruises begin at $899 per person plus $58.56 government fees and taxes.

According to MSC Cruises' North American president and chief-executive-officer, Rick Sasso, this cruise is a feasible option for those travelling to Florida for the season and others just seeking a cruise vacation.

"Not only is a cruise one of the most cost-effective vacations to travel in style, but for snowbirds relocating to Florida for the winter, this itinerary provides a worry-free option by avoiding airlines, baggage fees, and other inconveniences allowing them to make the most of their journey south," said Sasso.

Other Eastern, Western, and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries for roundtrip sailings from Fort Lauderdale include: Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Roatan Island, Honduras; Montego Bay, Jamaica; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Cartagena, Colombia; Cristobal, Panama; St. John's, Antigua; Saint George's, Grenada; Fort-de-France, Martinique; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

MSC Poesia features 1,275 staterooms (with 80 percent oceanview and 827 with private balconies); the luxurious MSC Aurea Spa for the ultimate in pampering, health and wellness; four main restaurants (including the Kaito Sushi bar and L'Obelisco specialty restaurant with both Italian and international cuisine); 12 bars and lounges; a children's play area with a Stone Age theme -- and more.

For more information, visit, call 877-665-4655, or contact a travel professional.

About MSC Cruises:

MSC Cruises is the fastest-growing cruise line in the world with a fleet of 11 ships: MSC Magnifica, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Melody.

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