Martha Stewart conquered magazines, cooking shows, collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Comedy Central roasts — and now, the Connecticut icon is moving on to cruises. Stewart partnered with MSC Cruises for her "Celebrate, Discover, Experience" themed cruise excursions on the MSC Armonia, MSC Seaside, MSC Divina and MSC Meraviglia, which sail from Miami to the Caribbean.
Here's what you need to know about all the good things Stewart's curated for each excursion.
St. John, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Guests can take a ferry to St. John, where they'll embark on a 1.25-mile hike. Travelers can fuel up for their adventures at the local Hercules Paté Delight, and then swim and snorkel at the white-sand beach at Waterlemon Cay before beginning their return hike and a tour of sugar plantation ruins. Upon returning to Cruz Bay, guests can dine on traditional West Indian fare including oxtail stew and curried goat with rice at De’ Coal Pot restaurant.
Costa Maya, Mexico
For guests traveling from Miami to Costa Maya, Mexico, Stewart's line offers guided a kayaking tour of the Bacalar Lagoon, followed by a relaxing few hours at the beach. Guests can then enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch at a restaurant on the island, then explore the Chu’Huk Pineapple Plantation and local fruit stands (and all sweetness they have to offer). Keep in mind, however, that the Costa Maya excursions have a maximum age of 65.
Margarita enthusiasts will love the Cozumel, Mexico, offerings. Guests will begin their excursions in the city's farmer's market, where they'll enjoy tacos and choose fruits to use in their margaritas later on. Guests will then head to the Mayan village of Cedral, exploring the ruins before enjoying a tour of the island's oldest home, La Casita, where Stewart's MSC Cruise partnership will offer a tequila tasting in the courtyard. Next, guests will be escorted to the Mayan Cacao Company for a tour, as well as chocolate-making and mixology classes.
George Town, Cayman Islands
George Town, Cayman Islands, travelers ages 5 and up can enjoy a guided horse tour on the beach at Barker's National Park, including a dip into the Caribbean. After working up an appetite with your equestrian pal, you'll enjoy a vegan lunch at Vivo restaurant and enjoy a scenic drive back to port.
Guests traveling on Stewart's cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, will learn a lot. The excursion consists of a tour of the Retreat Gardens, one of the island's national parks, to learn about Bush medicine and which indigenous plants are used for medicinal purposes. After the tour, guests will tour the historic Graycliff Hotel, which used to host pirates, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the Graycliff Restaurant. Before heading back to port, travelers can also stop at Tasty Teas, a local tea company that specializes in medicinal teas.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Stewart's excursion in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, will get guests drenched in culture. Travelers will hike at Konoko Falls in a guided tour and explore the area's botanical gardens and zoo, as well as enjoy some seriously scenic views at the Yssasi Lookout Point. Next, guests will tour the Murphy Hill Farm, which, at an elevation of 1,800 feet above sea level, offers a gorgeous view of Ocho Rios, and enjoy authentic Jamaican farm-to-table fare including jerk chicken pasta, curried and smoked goat, panko-crusted fish fillet with coconut sauce and more.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Come hungry to the Philipsburg, St. Maarten excursion. Guests will begin their adventures on the Dutch side of the island with a tour of the Emilio Wilson Museum and the Rockland Estate sugar plantation (and the estate's wine cellar), then enjoy a Creole seafood cooking demonstration at Emilio's restaurant, where you'll bake your own johnnycake. While your johnnycake is in the oven, you'll head to the top of Sentry Hill via the Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlift, where you'll get an incredible view of the entire island (and several surrounding ones, including Nevis, St. Barts and Anguilla). Thirsty? Emilio's bartender will provide a special local rum. Then you'll head back to enjoy your johnnycake and seafood meal, followed by an authentic Dutch stroopwafel for dessert.
Roatán Island, Honduras
If you love fresh seafood, you'll get a kick out of the Roatán Island, Honduras, excursion. Guests will enjoy exploring the fishing villages of Punta Gorda, where a guide and local fishermen will give a fishing demonstration and cook up samples of fresh fish. Next, travelers will board a special cayuco boat to tour through local fishing areas, followed by an authentic traditional seafood lunch at Hole in the Wall restaurant before traveling back to port.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The San Juan, Puerto Rico, excursion offers a walking tour boasting five different local eateries for travelers to sample. They include a fourth-generation chocolatier, a cooking lesson, cocktail demonstrations, special rums, artisanal gelato and a slew of local art and culture that gives back to the community.