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MSC Cruises announced the addition of an exquisite island destination to its winter itinerary for the Emirates and people are calling it the “Modern Day Garden of Eden.”

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Sir Bani Yas Island is the largest natural island in the United Arab Emirates and the latest addition to MSC Fantasia’s winter cruise itinerary in 2016 and 2017. Located off of the southwest region of Abu Dhabi, this jewel of an island is about a mile-and-a-half long of pure paradise and is also packed with natural beach and habitat reserve beauty. More than two years of collaboration with Abu Dhabi Ports Authority has enabled MSC Cruises to create a supreme private island experience for MSC cruise guests.

Entertainment for this destination includes nature reserve safaris, seaside horseback riding and MSC Aurea Spa seaside services in carefree cabanas. The Arabian Wildlife Park is available to guests to marvel at 13,000 native, yet endangered animals from the Arabic peninsula and Africa. A four-wheel drive jeep transports guests on a one-hour tour of this protected area with plenty of photo opportunities with the likes of giraffes, flamingos and cheetahs, just to name a few.

An equestrian outing is yours for the taking, as well. Thirty minutes are all it takes to fall in love with the enchantment of riding the horse breed of your choice that matches your skill level on this seaside adventure.

The Sir Bani Yas Island MSC Cruises beach oasis offers something for everyone – from relaxation to action, to nature appreciation and culture.  For those wishing to relax and unwind, the beautiful beach has a number of natural sunbathing spots and sun-drenched walking trails, which are open all day long. In addition, the MSC Aurea Spa will make available relaxing massages with stunning sea views. Families can enjoy a dedicated family and kids area with a parents’ pergola.

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MSC Yacht Club: Luxury from Ship to Shore

For those looking for a touch of luxury while cruising to Sir Bani Yas Island, MSC Fantasia, one of the company’s largest and newest cruise ships, offers the award-winning MSC Yacht Club experience even upon arriving to Sir Bani Yas Island. MSC Yacht Club guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive, private space with an area serving elegant finger food and refreshments.

Guests are able to book their cruise to Sir Bani Yas Island now, with the first cruise of the winter season departing December 2016. Prices start at $719 per person for a 7-night cruise this winter on MSC Fantasia.

To find out more about Sir Bani Yas Island, please contact your travel agent, visit the MSC Cruises website or call 1-(844) 220-9878.

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