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Best MSC Cruises Specials in South Africa 2022/2023

In 2022/2023 South Africa is welcoming two ships, the MSC Orchestra and MSC Sinfonia from November 2022 to April 2023. You will find all the latest MSC cruise deals for South Africa here.

 

(4 Reviews)

Portugues Island Cruise | 3 nights | MSC Musica | Durban - Portuguese Island - Durban | UHIA
Cruise Ship: MSC Orchestra | MSC Sinfonia
Cruise Line: MSC Cruises 

" Thank you for booking our cruise holiday last minute! Our family had lots of fun. We will definitely book our next getaway with you. "

Janine Oosthuizen

MSC Orchestra, Feb 2022

 

Includes & Excludes in your Cruise Fare

  • All meals onboard MSC Orchestra included
  • 3 Main Restaurants - L'Oleandro / Belle Epoque & Gli Archi Buffet
  • 1 Speciality Restaurant - Kaito Sushi Bar ($/€)
  • Duty-Free shopping gallery ($/€)
  • Library & game room
  • Kids club for all ages
  • Daily service charges / gratuities are included
  • Accommodation in well-appointed cabins
  • Water, coffee and some juices are included in certain areas of the ship
  • Most on-board activities such as group games, competitions, quizzes, crafts classes are included
  • No entrance fee for the disco / nightclub
  • 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 experiences)
  • Wifi (unless specified otherwise)
  • Casino, photos, shops
  • Service fees (please check - it is INCLUDED in some markets)
  • Aditional Kids activities

Current MSC Cruise Deals

2022/2023 Season

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Feb 20, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 24, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5426*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Feb 27, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Mar 3, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5426*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Jan 9, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Jan 13, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5526*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Jan 16, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Jan 20, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5526*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Jan 23, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Jan 27, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5526*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Jan 30, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 3, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5526*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Feb 6, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 10, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5526*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Feb 13, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 17, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5526*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Nov 21, 2022
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Nov 25, 2022
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5726*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Nov 28, 2022
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Dec 2, 2022
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5726*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Mar 6, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Mar 10, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5726*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Mar 13, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Mar 17, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5726*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Mar 20, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Mar 24, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5926*

4 Nights to Pomene

Pomene
DEP
Dec 12, 2022
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Dec 16, 2022
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
4 Nights
FROM

R 6676*

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2022/2023 Season

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Jan 9, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Jan 13, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 4969*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Jan 16, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Jan 20, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 4969*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Jan 30, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Feb 3, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 4969*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Feb 6, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Feb 10, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 4969*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Feb 13, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Feb 17, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 4969*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Feb 27, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Mar 3, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 4969*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Mar 6, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Mar 10, 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 4969*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Dec 19, 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Dec 23, 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 5769*

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
DEP
Dec 23, 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
ARR
Dec 27, 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
MSC SINFONIA
4 Nights
FROM

R 6569*

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2022/2023 Season

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Jan 13, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Jan 16, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4407*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Jan 20, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Jan 23, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4407*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Jan 27, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Jan 30, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4407*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Feb 3, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 6, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4407*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Feb 10, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 13, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4407*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Feb 17, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 20, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4407*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Feb 24, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Feb 27, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4407*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Mar 3, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Mar 6, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4707*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Mar 10, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Mar 13, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4707*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Mar 24, 2023
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Mar 27, 2023
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4707*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Nov 25, 2022
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Nov 28, 2022
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 4957*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Dec 9, 2022
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Dec 12, 2022
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 5207*

3 Nights to Portuguese Island

Durban, Portuguese Island (Mozambique), Durban
DEP
Dec 16, 2022
Durban, South Africa
ARR
Dec 19, 2022
Durban, South Africa
MSC ORCHESTRA
3 Nights
FROM

R 5207*

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Typical Itinerary for MSC Cruises in South Africa

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MSC Orchestra, MSC Opera sister ship - lastest cruise fare and specials from MSC Cruises

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- 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. 

Cruise Itinerary| Cape Town to Walvis Bay

CRUISE ITINERARY

DAY 1 -DEPARTURE: CAPE TOWN

DAY 2 -  AT SEA

DAY 3 - WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA

DAY 4- WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA 

DAY 5- AT SEA

DAY 6 - ARRIVAL: CAPE TOWN

Cruise Itinerary | Durban to Pomene

CRUISE ITINERARY

DAY 1 -DEPARTURE: DURBAN

DAY 2 -  PORTUGUESE ISLAND, MOZAMBIQUE

DAY 3 - PORTUGUESE ISLAND, MOZAMBIQUE

DAY 4- ARRIVAL: DURBAN

 

Cruise Itinerary | Durban to Portuguese Island

CRUISE ITINERARY

DAY 1 -DEPARTURE: DURBAN

DAY 2 -  AT SEA

DAY 3 - POMENE, MOZAMBIQUE

DAY 4- AT SEA

DAY 5 - ARRIVAL: DURBAN

 

Kids cruise free!

MSC offers various deals to save money while on a relaxing holiday. Two children sleeping in a cabin with their parents are only charged mandatory charges. To be eligible, the children must be under 16 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 4-berth cabins.

Entertainment Onboard
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Includes & Excludes in your Cruise Fare

The bulk of the costs associated with booking a cruise from Durban or Cape Town can easily be borne out in advance. The ship cost is inclusive of the cost of your accommodations, meals, entertainment onboard, insurance, port fees, services, gym entry in the nightclub, daytime tea, and a cup of coffee. Some costs must be taken into account before the cruise and after your trip. We strongly recommend booking the best possible items in advance to know the financial needs of our clients.

Entertainment onboard | MSC Cruises

Shuttles To/From The Airport/Harbour

Instead of booking taxis with high prices for families, book ahead and book your transfer to your cruise port. The shuttle will be bundled into the booking for your vacation to save you money. The price will be credited to your ticket. The price between DG airport and harbour is R130 a day. The rates between Cape Town airport and airports are RS140 per person.

 

background, beach, beautiful | Portuguese Islands

Usual MSC Cruises Specials

Buy 2 Get 2 Free (not available at the moment)

Pay only for 2 and the other 2 guests cruises for free. This deal is subject to availability.

Buy 1 Get 1 Free (not available at the moment)

Book a cruise for one passenger and the second cruise for free! This deal is subject to availability.

Easter Gift

Receive R1500 shipboard credit for each cabin booked.

Do you need a visa for a cruise from Durban to Portuguese Island?

South African citizens and most SADC nationals will not need a visa for Portuguese Island, Inhaca Island or for Pomene.

For those travellers that do, the cruise ship will take care of the visa for you. The cost of the visa is normally about USD 50.- and will be settled with your onboard cruise spend at the end of your holiday.

Popular Discounts on MSC Cruises

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.

Yellow and pink umbrella on the beach of Portuguese Island in Mozambique on an MSC Cruises itinerary

Where does the MSC Cruises' ship depart from in Durban, South Africa?

All MSC Cruises’ itineraries from Durban start at the Kwazulu Passenger Cruise Terminal. It is located at the end of the Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Point, Durban.  The old N-Shed is not in use anymore. Read the blog post for more information on Kwazulu Cruise Terminal.

 

FAQ

Do I need to be vaccinated?

From the 1st December 2021, all passengers 12 years and older have to be fully vaccinated in order to cruise to Portuguese Islands. Read more in the FAQ what is required to embark on an MSC Cruise from South Africa

Do I need a passport for this cruise?

Even if Portuguese Island is a tender and not an actual port, you still need a passport as you are exiting the Republic of South Africa.

Immigration in the port of Durban will check your passport details and give you an exit stamp.

Which MSC Ships cruises in South Africa?

In 2022/2023 season MSC Orchestra will claim Durban as her primary port and will primarily cruise to Pomene and the Portuguese Island while the MSC Sinfonia will make the Mother City her home from December 2022 till March 2023. The MSC Sinfonia will cruise to Namibia next season.

Where else do MSC Cruises sail?

MSC Cruises has planned an itinerary for guests cruising in Northern Europe to experience the grandeur of the Norwegian fjords while visiting Norway's most beautiful cities. The Norwegian fjords have been featured as a world UNESCO heritage site since 2005.

What ships are in the MSC fleet?

In 2017 the MSC Meraviglia sailed on her Maiden Voyage. This ship is one of four ships that cruise to Ocean Cay - MSC's privately owned Marine Reserve in the Caribbean.

What deals does MSC offer?

MSC Cruises offer various promotions throughout the year. We advise keeping an eye open for any last minute offers which MSC cruises might offer her guests.

What is the cheapest month to go on an MSC cruise?

Traditionally the cheapest month to go on an MSC Cruise is November when the ship arrives in South Africa. Alternatively, end of January or February is also a reasonably cost-effective month to cruise in South Africa.

All Cruise Specials from Durban on MSC Cruises

See the latest Specials and availablity from Durban on any of the MSC Cruises ships.

All Cruise Special in South Africa

Portuguese Island - Passengers Review

You can't go wrong with a cruise on MSC Cruises from Durban to Portuguese Island and Pomene. The food is amazing and the entertainment will leave you speechless!

Nombuzo
from Joburg | Cruised in Jan 2020 - 5*

I'm sure you've all heard about Portuguese Island, and if not, it's time to make a change! And the Musica is amazing, I don't know what their secret is but they really do have some of the best food ever with excellent staff members too.

Joy
from Paarl | Cruised in Nov 2019

The Portuguese Island stopover was a highlight of our 11-days cruise. It's an uninhabited nature reserve with pristine beaches, dense vegetation that is pleasant to explore, and small patches of mangrove for the adventurous types!

Hayley
from Cape Town | Cruised in Dec 2019

Portuguese Island was such an amazing cruise. Our cabins, the evening Shows and excursions with MSC Cruises were amazing.

David
from Mbombela | Cruised in Feb 2020 - 5*

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