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MSC Cruises from Durban 2024 / 2025: Unforgettable Adventures Await

Set sail on a mesmerizing MSC Cruise from Durban. Indulge in affordable luxury, exhilarating activities, relaxation, and unforgettable memories for the whole family!

Affordable, unforgettable MSC adventures
MSC Musica
Quality family time guaranteed
Exceptional dining & entertainment included
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Embark on a Durban Cruise:

  1. Join +150 thousand South Africans every year

  2. Feel like a VIP the whole time
  3. Savour exquisite global cuisine onboard

  4. Daily cabin steward service for comfort

  5. Explore Mozambique's pristine, secluded island

  6. A unique experience to Mauritius and Reunion

The Ports Of Call on Durban Cruises

Set sail on an MSC Cruise from Durban to Southern Africa's enchanting ports. Discover unspoiled beauty in Mozambique's Portuguese Island and Pomene, and explore vibrant Cape Town and Durban. Experience picturesque shores, local delicacies, untouched nature reserves, and mesmerizing marine life.

Your MSC Cruise Ship from Durban

MSC Splendida  

  MSC Splendida: 1,637 cabins | 4, 363 Guests | 1,370 Crew
  Exclusive MSC Yacht Club: VIP enchanting cruises.
 70% cabins with private balconies, stunning views.
  Diverse, age-tailored onboard entertainment.
  Chef Harald Wohlfhart's culinary masterpieces included
  Affordable holiday to South African most desirable cruise destinations

MSC Splendida Cabins

  • 1,637 cabins with 70% private balconies
  • Essential amenities in all cabins, including internet (fee-based).
  • 71 luxurious suites offer VIP access and butler service.
  • Upgrade to true luxury with MSC Yacht Club - The Ship within a Ship.


  • Bathroom with shower, hairdryer & vanity area
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Standard comfortable double beds (single beds on request)
  • Minibar, safe, TV and telephone
  • Wifi connection available (for a fee)

Layout of an Inside cabin - MSC Splendida Image of an inside Cabin one of the best option for amsc splendida cruises

The Image is representative only
Layout, Size and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)

Ocean View

  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, hairdryer & vanity area
  • Standard comfortable double beds (single beds on request)
  • Minibar, safe, TV and telephone
  • Wifi connection available (for a fee)

Image of an Ocean View Cabin onboard MSC Splendida Layout of an Ocean view Cabin - MSC Splendida

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Layout, Size and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)


  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Layout of a Balcony Cabin on MSC Splendida Image of a Balcony Cabin onboard MSC Splendida

 Choose the cabin type that best suits you:
  • Balcony Aurea (best ship positions, surface approx 19 sqm, deck 11-13)
  • Balcony Premium (surface approx 19-20 sqm, deck 8-13*)
  • Deluxe Balcony with Partial View (surface approx 19 sqm, deck 8-13)

 *Some cabins have metal balustrade or half glass half metal balustrade


  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, Wifi connection available (for a fee), telephone, safe and minibar

Image of a Suite on MSC Splendida Layout of a Deluxe Suite onboard MSC Splendida

Choose the Suite that best suits you:

  • Grand Suite Aurea (surface approx. 38-41 sqm, balcony approx. 4-6 sqm, deck 9-11)
  • Premium Suite Aurea (surface approx. 29-33 sqm, balcony approx. 4-6 sqm, deck 10-12)
  • Premium Suite Aurea with sealed window (surface approx. 25-31 sqm, deck 9-11)
  • Deluxe Suite Aurea with sealed window (surface approx. 22-23 sqm, deck 9-11)

The Image is representative only
Layout, Size and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category)

Popular Itineraries from Durban

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Day 1 | Friday - Ship leaves at 18:00 from Durban
Day 2 | Saturday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 3 | Sunday- Enjoy the Day on Portuguese Island
Day 4 | Monday - Back in Durban at 10:00

4 Nights to Pomene

Day 1 | Monday - Ship leaves at 18:00 from Durban
Day 2 | Tuesday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 3 | Wednesday - Enjoy the Day on Pomene
Day 4 | Thursday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 5 | Friday - Back to Durban at 07:00

New Year Cruise - Departure 29/12/23

Day 1 | Wednesday - Ship leaves at 18:00 from Durban, South Africa
Day 2 - 4 | At Sea - Enjoy the ship
Day 5 -7 | Sun - Tue - Enjoy Port Louis
Day 8 | Wednesday - Enjoy La Possession
Day 9 to 11 | At Sea - Enjoy the ship
Day 12 | Sunday - Enjoy Portuguese Island
Day 13 | Monday - Back to Durban at 10:00

2 Nights to Nowhere

Day 1 | Ship leaves at 20:00 from Durban
Day 2 | At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 3 | Return to Durban at 07:00
No Passport needed!

3 Nights to Cape Town

Day 1 | Friday - Ship leaves at 18:00 from Durban, South Africa
Day 2 | Saturday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 3 | Sunday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 4 | Monday - Arrive in Cape Town at 09:00

What is included in your Cruise

  • All meals in the two main dining rooms, the buffet and selected other eateries.
  • All shows in the theatre and other venues are included!
  • All shows in the theatre and other venues are included!
  • Speciality Restaurant ($/€) for a unique dining experience! 
  • Shop ’til you drop in the duty-free shopping gallery ($/€)!
  • Get your reading on in the library & game room
  • Keep the little ones entertained with our award-winning kids club for all ages
  • Service fees /gratuities are included so you don’t have to worry about a thing
  • Accommodation in well-appointed cabins - as a crusie vacation is all about spoiling yourself
  • Water, coffee and some juices are included in certain areas of the ship
  • Most on-board activities such as group games, competitions, quizzes, and crafts classes are included - something for everyone to enjoy
  • No entrance fee for the disco / nightclub - let's get this party started!
  • All evening shows are free to enjoy
  • All drinks beyond water, tea, coffee and selected juices in the buffet
  • Shore Excursions
  • SPA treatments & access to SPA area (Subject to experience)
  • Wifi (unless specified otherwise)
  • Casino, photos, shops
  • Service fees (please check - it is INCLUDED in some markets)
  • Aditional Kids activities

What past passenger have to say


MSC Musica will be sailing the 2024/2025 season following MSC Splendida

Some of the MSC cruise ship that have called in South Africa; MSC Opera, MSC Orchestra in 2022/2023 season, MSC Sinfonia in 2022/2023.

The MSC Poesia will call in South Africa during her World Cruise.

The MSC Magnifica has not been to South Africa, yet...

The prices in the cards below includes all the cruise deals that MSC Cruises have.

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You can also have a look at all the Special on the MSC Cruises 2023 specials from Durban and South Africa page. 

With a history dating back to 1960, MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based, global cruise line, one of the most renowned in the industry.

It's known for its modern fleet, wide variety of world-class entertainment, and commitment to sustainability.

This commitment is a testament to its vision as a responsible business, one of the core values at the heart of the organization.

Catering to a diverse range of travelers, from couples to families, MSC Cruises combines a deep heritage with an enthusiastic vision for the future of cruising.

At the core of its service offering, one finds a commitment to providing each guest with an unforgettable journey. This principle is a driving force at the company and has been since its inception.

MSC Cruises' fleet is a testament to the brand's investment in comfort, elegance, and versatility. It is one of the most modern at sea, designed to cater to the needs and preferences of today's discerning traveler. At the heart of these ships, you'll find cabins and suites ranging from budget-friendly inside cabins to luxurious Yacht Club suites.

Durban South Africa is one of the favored starting points for many travelers on an MSC Cruise in Southern Africa.

The Durban cruise experience is often touted as one of the most enriching and exciting, offering breathtaking coastal views, an amazing an relaxing beach experience when arriving in Mozambique and a lot of fun.

At the heart of MSC Cruises’ offering is a diverse array of dining options. Each ship hosts a variety of restaurants, creating one of the most diverse culinary landscapes at sea.

These range from authentic Mediterranean specialties to global cuisine, ensuring every meal becomes a memorable gastronomic adventure on your Durban cruise.

Onboard entertainment is a defining feature of the MSC Cruises experience. Their ships boast some of the most impressive entertainment offerings in the industry, from Broadway-style theater shows to live music.

Each performance is a celebration of the rich talent at the heart of the MSC team, a testament to the brand's commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences.

Pre-paid drinks packages are another essential part of the MSC Cruises experience, especially for passengers embarking on a Durban cruise.

The cruise line offers a diverse selection of tours at each port of call, from historical and cultural explorations to adventurous outdoor activities. 

The most popular "excursion" on a Durban cruise, when arriving in Mozambique is just to rent a cabana for the day!

For more information about MSC, visit our page visit our MSC Cruises page.

To secure your cruise booking, a deposit of R3,300 is required (South African Rands).

The balance of payments is then due 75 days before departure date.

For your wonderful experience on a MSC Cruises Durban, you will need:

  • Cruise Ticket
  • Visa that will vary depending on the destinations your visit and your country of origin (not required for South African cruising to Mozambique)
  • COVID test for any of the port in Mozambique 
  • Valid passport

In all cabins the below are included:

  • Private Air Conditioning
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with Showers or Bathtub
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone (€)
  • Mini-Bar (€)
  • Wi-Fi Connection (€)
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Double bed / twin bed on request

Further on all MSC ships feature:

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Spray park for kids
  • Inside, outside, balcony and suite cabin type
    MSC Splendida features MSC Yacht Club as well

MSC Cruise ship from Durban to Mozambique prices vary based on itinerary, cabin selection, and included amenities.

Dining is included in the price of your cruise - drinks are not. So if you're looking to enjoy a few cocktails or glasses of wine with your meal, be sure to bring your credit card along with you, or buy pre-paid packages.

Enjoying a drink or two while enjoying dinner is definitely a popular pastime on cruises, so don't let the extra cost keep you from indulging. Just be aware that you'll need to budget for it upfront. And who knows - maybe you'll even find yourself sipping cocktails while watching the sunset over the open sea!

Port taxes are included into your Cruise fare.

A passport is required for cruises for the 3 and  nights to Mozambique as well as the New Year Cruise.

Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the completion of your trip. 

You will not need a passport for cruises to Cape Town and the Cruise to Nowhere.

MSC Musica - South African Itineraries

MSC Musica will be in South Africa for the 2024 / 2025 season 

7 Feb  -  
10 Feb, 2025
ZAR 6,145
Early Booking rates
Check Availability
*Per person - inc mandatory
13 Jan  -  
17 Jan, 2025
ZAR 6,773
Buy 1 Get 1 Free
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*Per person - including discount
24 Jan  -  
31 Jan, 2025
ZAR 17,357
Check Availability
*Per person - inc mandatory

Other South African Popular Cruises

Portuguese Island

All MSC Cruises from Durban to Portuguese Island. 

Cruises To Pomene

MSC Cruise to Pomene, Mozambique from Durban

Cape Town Cruises

All MSC Cruises From Cape Town, South Africa