MSC Cruises is joining the parade of cruise lines with private islands that host their passengers for days on the beach, at sports and even shopping.
MSC has acquired a former dredging station 20 miles south of Bimini and 65 miles east of Miami and renamed it Ocean Cay. By the end of next year, $200 million will have created 6 beaches, 2000-seat amphitheatre, sports venues, walking and nature trails, and even a "Bahamian village" with shops and restaurants.
Ocean Cay will be the biggest of the private islands and reserves owned by such lines as Royal Caribbean, NCL, Holland America and Carnival. For more information, see CruiseCritic.com HERE