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MSC Cruises Deals in South Africa 2023/2024

In 2023/2024 South Africa is welcoming one ship, the MSC Splendida from November 2023 to April 2024. You will find all the latest MSC cruise deals for South Africa here..

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  • All meals and entertainment included
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Experience the Magic of an MSC Cruise Holiday in South Africa

  • All your meals & entertainment are included*
  • A cabin steward will clean your cabin daily
  • Delight your senses with world-class dining and entertainment
  • Relax in style and enjoy all the amenities a cruise has to offer
  • Sip cocktails on the deck while enjoying the amazing views

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Main Itineraries for MSC Cruises In South Africa

The most popular itinerary from Durban is to the Portuguese Island. This 3-night cruise offers adventures for the whole family.

Followed close by is Pomene, Mozambique - another dream destination on the East Coast of Africa. Pomene is a paradise for all sea lovers. 

Cruising from Cape Town, MSC Sinfonia will stop at Walvis Bay & Lüderitz in 2022/2023 before returning to the Mother City. Our passengers talk about the unforgettable memories made on various available shore excursions for years to come!

Opt for a Coastal Cruise next time you need to visit Cape Town or Durban. You will visit Port Elizabeth along the way.

Cruises to Nowhere are the perfect 2- night holiday for anyone who wants to experience cruising or needs a quick getaway.

Where does the ship leave from Durban

The MSC Orchestra will leave form Durban from the KwaZulu Cruise Terminal in the harbour. Just 10 minutes from the Durban Aquarium.

Address: 65 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Point, Durban, 4001

Where does the ship leave from Cape Town

The MSC Sinfonia will leave Cape Town from the Cape Town Cruise terminal off the N1 in Cape Town Waterfront.

Address: Passenger terminal, Duncan Rd in the V&A Waterfront.

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Kids cruise free!

MSC offers various deals to save money while on a relaxing holiday. Two children sleeping in a cabin with two full paying adults are only charged mandatory charges.

To be eligible, the children must be under 18 at the time of departure.

Pro Tip: Plan ahead and book these cabins in advance. You do not want to miss out on these savings as this cruise deal is only available on 3 & 4 people cabins.

Cruise Passenger dancing on the beach of an uninhabited island in the Indian Ocean on a Portuguese Island Cruise
Cocktail on Portuguese Island Inhaca- During a cruise on MSC Orchestra
African man ready to go paddle boarding
Arial photography of a group of cruise traveller on the sandy island situated very close to Inhaca island in the Maputo bay

MSC's Cruise Ships in South Africa

MSC Orchestra:

The MSC Orchestra is a large ship that carries 3,223 passengers and 1,054 crew members. It is a wonderful ship to cruise on, with elegant interior design and quiet places to relax. The MSC Orchestra will be departing from Durban for the 2022/2023 South African Season and will be visiting Portuguese Island and Pomene in the Indian Ocean.

The MSC Orchestra has some wonderful restaurant options, so you will never go hungry. Choose from Dim Sum at the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant or top-notch pizza at La Piazzetta.
For more on MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra - During the South African 20222023 Season will be based out of Durban for most of her cruises - including the South African local cruises  Favorite to Portuguese Island the uninhabited island  in the indian Ocean - MSC Cruise

MSC Sinfonia:

MSC Sinfonia is an MSC Cruises cruise ship that first entered into service in 2002. In March of 2015, the ship underwent a refit that extended its length by 25 meters and added 194 new cabins. With a passenger capacity of 1,950, the MSC Sinfonia is perfect for those looking for a classic cruise experience with fewer people.

MSC Sinfonia is the second MSC Cruises ship that will be in South Africa during the 2022/2023 season and will be based out of Cape Town.
For more on the MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia - In Portuguese Island

MSC Splendida:

MSC Cruises will deploy its most modern ship to ever serve South Africa for the 2023-2024 sailing season, MSC Splendida.

The ship will be based from November 2023 in the port of Durban and offer a range of voyages that last between three and 14 nights to Walvis bay and Mozambique.

MSC Cruises said it will in total operate 35 sailings aboard the MSC Splendida from both Durban and Cape Town during 2023-2024.

The MSC Splendida is the first of four Fantasia-class ships and was built in 2009. The vessel underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2017.

With the arrival of the Splendida, South Africans will have the luxury of experiencing the concept of MSC Yacht club, the ship within the ship.

MSC Splendida - will start in 2023/2024 for the first time in South Africa

What is included in your Cruise Fare

  • All meals in the two main dining rooms, the buffet and selected other eateries.
  • 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

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Learn more about your MSC cruise - [FAQ]

No, you don't need to be vaccinated for any othe the South African cruise departures. However, if you're not vaccinated, you will be required to take a PCR test before boarding the cruise ship. Both tests within 48 hours of departure.

Read more in the FAQ about what is required to embark on an MSC Cruise from South Africa

South African citizens and most SADC nationals will not need a visa for any of the Southern African Destinations. 

Non-SADC nationals will need a visa - some passport holders will get a visa on arrival and some others will require a visa before they board the ship. 

MSC Voyagers Discount: Guests on board MSC Cruises automatically qualify for a 5% discount the second time cruising with MSC Cruises. 

Senior Discount: All passengers above 60 receive a 5 % discount.

Young & Young: Guests between the ages of 18 and 29 receive a 5-10% discount depending on their cabin type.

All in One: One adult with up to 3 children travelling in a cabin qualifies for this deal. The first child is only charged 60% of the cruise fare while the remaining children are only charged for mandatory charges.

Tandem: Children sleeping in a different cabin than their parents qualify for this discount. They are charged a set rate per evening, depending on the cabin type.

Honeymoon: Newlyweds qualify for a 5-10% discount depending on the cabin type as a wedding present from MSC.

For the 2022/2023 season, South Africa will welcome two ships.

The MSC Orchestra is cruising from her home port in Durban to popular destinations such as Portuguese Island and Pomene. 

The MSC Sinfonia is cruising from her home port in Cape Town to Walvis Bay for 5 nights as well as 3 nights along the coast to Mossel Bay.

For the 2023/2024 season, MSC Cruises South Africa will welcome the MSC Splendida which will do the bulk of her cruises out of Durban with 3 5 nights cruises to Walvis Bay out of Cape Town in the second part of the season. 

Previously South Africa welcomed the MSC Musica, and MSC Opera and will welcome the MSC Poesia for a short left of her World Cruise. MSC Cruises is committed to bringing at least 1 MSC Cruise Ship every season. 

You can book your cruise through us at Hupla through our online booking engine or speak to a friendly consultant.

When you book your cruise with us at hupla, you can be sure that you're getting the best possible deal. We work very closely with the cruise line to get you the best price on your dream cruise vacation.

The MSC Sinfonia, during her 2022/2023 season is not scheduled to go to Portuguese Island. She is staying in and around Cape Town.

To secure your cabin, you will need to pay a R3,300 deposit. The balance of your payment will be due 75 days before departure. If you book within 75 days of departure, you will need to pay the full amount at the time of booking.

All MSC cruise ship prices South Africa are subject to availability and might change at any time without prior notice.

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