MSC Offers Sneak Peek at Ocean Cay

MSC Cruises has released a new rendered tour video of its exclusive Bahamian island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, ahead of its first guests arriving in November.

The new video – at – brings viewers along for a detailed look at what guests can look forward to while visiting the island, which is exclusive to MSC Cruises’ guests as part of itineraries in the Caribbean region.

Located 65 miles from the coast of Miami, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve is a previous industrial sand extraction site that has been restored to a pristine piece of land in the Bimini chain of islands in the western Bahamas. The 120-square-acre restored island is surrounded by a 64-square-mile marine reserve and four smaller cays.

Surrounded by white sand beaches and and lush Bahamian greenery, guests will be able to seamlessly pass directly between the ship and the island throughout the day and evening.

Key areas include: Great Lagoon Beach; a 98-ft.-tall lighthouse that is home to a Hemingway-style bar and a terrace where guests can take in the view, have a cocktail and enjoy live music; Seakers Food Court, a buffet restaurant that offers freshly prepared meals from a variety of international culinary traditions; and Ice Cream Parlor: An ice cream shop and café that serves a variety of ice cream flavours and coffee drinks.

Ocean Cay is founded on a deep commitment to ecological principles – beliefs that shape everything from how venues are built, to how the island is run, to the kinds of activities featured on the island. One of the priorities for MSC Cruises on Ocean Cay is the restoration of the coral. An integral part of the marine ecosystem, coral needs to be protected as they ensure biodiversity, provide a habitat for marine life and protect coastlines.

From November, all MSC Cruises ships from Miami will call at Ocean Cay as part of the Caribbean itineraries.