San Francisco Cruises

San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz: The Rock
Muir Woods and Sausalito

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San Francisco

Queen of the Bay

Cosmopolitan San Francisco, in sunny California, is one of America’s most iconic cities. This MSC World Cruise destination is known for its breathtaking bay, Fisherman’s Wharf, cable car system, and Golden Gate Bridge.
 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
• San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
• Alcatraz: The Rock
• Muir Woods and Sausalito
 
Explore San Francisco on an MSC Cruises excursions — an iconic US city overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Visit the Transamerica Pyramid skyscraper and Presidio National Park, before venturing to Twin Peaks to take in the panorama. Afterwards, stroll through the gardens of Golden Gate Park and visit the Legion of Honor art museum. Finish the tour by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to gaze at the dazzling skyline and marvel at the bay.
 
Alcatraz, a notorious high-security prison which operated between 1934 and 1963, stands on a small island nicknamed the ‘Rock’ in San Francisco Bay. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll take an audio-guided tour of its tiny cells where hardened criminals like Al Capone and Whitey Bulger spent their days. This infamous penitentiary had a reputation of being impossible to escape! It’s also the inspiration for cinematic classics including Lee Marvin’s Point Blank and Clint Eastwood’s Escape from Alcatraz!
 
Sausalito, in Marin County, overlooks the beautiful bay of San Francisco. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll tour this ‘Venice of the Pacific’, passing by art galleries, boutiques, and colourful houseboats. Stopping at the Muir Woods National Monument, admire one of the last remaining coastal redwood forests on Earth, home to trees as old as 1,200 years! Scale a hill to gaze at the Pacific Ocean or wander a trail to Cathedral Grove.

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    USA

    The land of opportunity
    The land of opportunity

    The undeniable protagonists of the Caribbean Islands are their crystal-clear waters.

    Undertaking a voyage to the USA, which includes these magnificent, uncontaminated locations, is a unique experience. Miami, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are the stops of this excellent MSC cruise. You embark in Miami, Florida. A large, multicultural metropolis that has seen a lot of Latin influence over the centuries, its most photographed and visited location is South Beach. Fashionable locales, elegant boutiques, characteristic cafés and historical buildings: here, the past, the present and the future blend in an unmistakable mix of rhythms and frenzy. In the Caribbean Sea, Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the US Virgin Islands, is an enchanting location of luxuriously green hills, small pure-white dwellings, a sea rich in colourful fish and breath-taking sunsets, similar to the Bahamas, an island chain consisting of about 700 islands of pink sand surrounded by transparent waters north of Cuba.

    San Juan, the populous capital of Puerto Rico, on the other hand, will enchant you with its skyscrapers and its old city encircled by magnificent buildings constructed during the colonial period.