MSC Cruises is poised to open its new private island in the Bahamas two months after the island nation was battered by Hurricane Dorian.

The Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, which features eight beaches, will start accepting calls from four of the line’s ships in November.

The first details of the island were unveiled earlier this year.

MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside, MSC Divina and MSC Armonia will dock at the island on different days.

Passengers will be able to access the island’s attractions on foot from their ship or by an electric tram.

Activities on offer include deep sea fishing, electric pedalo rentals and night-time stand-up paddle boarding.

Families will be catered for with a catamaran trip, a kids club and a star gazing adventure.

A tour to swim with stingrays and a sunset beach picnic will be available for adults.

Other activities include a lighthouse light show, snorkelling, kayaking, spa treatments and a traditional Bahamian Junkanoo parade.


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