A new ship for a new year? The MSC Seaside won't hit the water until December 2017, but the countdown has begun. Travelers who book now receive $50 in on-board credit and free Wi-Fi on the new ship's Caribbean cruises.
The cruise line is celebrating the debut with six- and seven-night cruises starting at $539 per person, based on double occupancy.
You'll receive a $50 credit for inside staterooms; $50 credit plus free Wi-Fi for ocean-view staterooms ($95 value); and $50 credit, free Wi-Fi plus a free drinks package for two for balcony rooms (a more-than-$600 value). Note that these perks are per cabin, not per person.
And here's another cool freebie: Children 11 and younger sail for free, as long as they're in the same cabin as a third or fourth guest. Right now, a deposit of $49 per person will save you a spot.
When: The offer is good until March 31. Sailings with this deal begin January 2018.
Details: The Seaside marks the beginning of a new generation of ships for MSC. Highlights of the 4,000-plus passenger ship include 11 eateries, among them a pan-Asian restaurant created in partnership with chef Roy Yamaguchi; a seaside promenade that wraps around the ship; a 934-seat theater with four shows every night; and zip-lining and slide-boarding at the Aqua Park on deck.
Info: MSC Cruises, (877) 665-4655 or contact a travel agent