Ocean Cay

MSC Cruises Announces Grand Opening of Ocean Cay

MSC Cruises Announces Grand Opening of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Cruise News – Sept. 15, 2016

MSC Cruises has announced that Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve — an authentic island experience in the Bahamas being created exclusively for MSC Cruises guests — will now open in October 2018, instead of the December 2017 date as originally announced.

“As we set out to finalize construction plans for this one-of-a-kind destination, we realized that to ensure the level of quality and attention to details in both infrastructure and services that our guests have rightfully come to expect from MSC Cruises, it was only appropriate to allot a longer time frame,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises. “In fact, while working on the final project, it was hard not to further enrich this unique beach destination with new and additional unique services for our guests. This naturally called for more time than originally planned.”

The official ground-breaking ceremony for Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will take place on October 6, 2016, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, The Right Honourable Perry G. Christie, and other high dignitaries from the country’s government.

Working in collaboration with the Bahamian Government and ecologists, MSC Cruises is developing the cay from an industrial site into a flourishing marine reserve that will harmoniously co-exist with the local ecosystem. This is a complex project that will transform the local economy base from resource exploitation to resource conservation and provide a unique, authentic Bahamian experience for cruise guests.

MSC Seaside and MSC Divina calls to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve formerly scheduled between December 2017 and the new date of its grand opening will be substituted by calls to Nassau.

MSC Cruises also recently announced a second exclusive island destination off the coast of Abu Dhabi for its winter 2016/2017 cruise itineraries in the Emirates.

Photo: MSC Cruises

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