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MSC Cruises - Cape Town on MSC Splendida & MSC Musica

MSC Cruises offers two amazing itineraries for the Cape Town Season, a 4 nights cruises to Walvis Bay, Namibia and a Coastal to Durban. With or without passport - you can cruise.

  • Cruises without passports on offer
  • All meals & entertainment included
  • Feel like a VIP the whole time
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Loved it - 5 star rating by Grace Biko - We had an amazing time on our 2-day cruise to nowhere from Cape Town. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be booking a longer cruise in the future!

Settle Into A Comfortable Routine And Let The Crew Take Care Of Everything

  • All your meals & entertainment are included*
  • A cabin steward will clean your cabin daily
  • The food is fantastic - you're in for a treat!
  • Number 1 cruise liner for South Africans
  • Get a taste of the world without taking a plane

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The Ports Of Call On Cruises From Cape Town

A cruise from Cape Town is a great way to see South Africa and its many ports. There are a variety of cruises available, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. You can also expect to see some amazing scenery, including Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town itself. 

Your MSC Cruise Ship For A Cruise from Cape Town

MSC Splendida:

MSC Splendida offers guests an array of onboard entertainment options, from Broadway-style theater shows and a glamorous casino to designer discos and dedicated areas for kids and teens. Guests can also enjoy exclusive dishes created exclusively for MSC Splendida by the German chef Harald Wohlfahrt. The ship is home to the MSC Yacht Club, a luxurious “ship within a ship” area that features 71 suites, private concierge and pool. The MSC Splendida will be in Cape Town in 2024

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

MSC Musica will cruise in 2025 for the South African Season. 

Loved it - 5 star rating by Grace Biko - We had an amazing time on our 2-day cruise to nowhere from Cape Town. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be booking a longer cruise in the future!

The Most Popular Itineraries on Cape Town Cruises

2 Nights at Sea (nowhere)

Day 1 | Saturday - Ship leaves at 16:00 from Cape Town
Day 2 | Sunday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 3 | Monday- Back in Cape Town at 08:00

2D map of the 2 nights cruise from Cape Town on MSC Cruises. Leave Table Mountain and the port of Cape town for a fun adventure at sea

4 Nights to Walvis Bay

Day 1 | Monday - Ship leaves at 16:00 from Cape Town
Day 2 | Tuesday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 3 | Wednesday - Spend the day in Walvis Bay
Day 4 | Thursday - At Sea 
Day 5 | Friday - Back in Cape Town at 09:00

2D map of the 4 Nights cruises to Walvis Bay from Cape Town harbour, MSC Sinfonia one of MSC Cruises oldest vessel (with fewer passengers than the new vessels). She will take you on a holiday of a life time

30 Nights to Venice, Italy

Day 1 | Friday - 10 March - Ships leaves at 16:00 from Cape Town
Day 2,3  | At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 4 | Durban, South Africa
Day 5,6,7 | At Sea
Day 8 | La Possession, Reunion
Day 9,10 | Port Louis, Mauritius
Day 11,12  | At Sea
Day 13,14  | Seychelles
Day 15 - 19  | At Sea ...

2D Map of the 30 Nights repositioning cruise from Cape Town on a journey to Venice on MSC Cruises
Loved it - 5 star rating by Grace Biko - We had an amazing time on our 2-day cruise to nowhere from Cape Town. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be booking a longer cruise in the future!

What is included in your Cape Town 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!
  • 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

More time for fun & less time at ports

FAQs

A cruise to nowhere and a Mossel Bay cruise don't require you to have a passport. 
However, when going to Walvis Bay, Luderitz or any of the re-positioning cruises you will be required to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day you return.

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

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!

The Cape Town (Western Cape cruise terminal is located a the V&A Waterfront at the entrance of Duncan Dock in the table bay harbour.

The terminal was previously called e Berth. 

The McS Sinfonia will be based in Cape Town for the 2022/2023 season. The MSC Orchestra will be based out of Durban, but will still be visiting Cape Town at the end of the cruise season before returning to Europe.

The MSC Opera and MSC Musica will not be in South Africa for this season. 

In 2023/2024 MSC Cruise brings the MSC Splendida to replace both the MSC Sinfonia and Orchestra. The cruise lines is however, planning a very short season out of Cape Town in March 2024

There is currently no cruise that starts in Cape Town and visits Portuguese Island, nor any of the Indian Ocean port, in one cruise. In some seasons, a guest can start in Cape Town, do a coastal cruise to Durban and then a Portuguese Island cruise. But will still have to fly back from Durban. In the 2022/2023 & 2023/2024 season, no itineraries have a back to back cruise. 

When booking, port charges / port expenses / taxes / mandatory charges, insurance, service charges / fees. And a reminder that Kids cruise free - they only pay the mandatory charges when travelling with 2 paying adults.

MSC Cruise does reserve the right in adding a fuel supplement if it deems it necessary. 

We'd love to help you book your cruise to nowhere! With Hupla, your online travel agency, we can make sure that your trip is perfect in every way. We have a wide variety of cruises to choose from, and our experienced staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about booking your cruise.

MSC Cruise from Cape Town

12 Mar  -  
16 Mar, 2025
ZAR 8,673
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16 Mar  -  
22 Mar, 2025
ZAR 13,729
MSC MUSICA
Love Jazz
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27 Mar  -  
30 Mar, 2025
ZAR 7,645
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Friendship by Mi Casa
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Loved it - 5 star rating by Grace Biko - We had an amazing time on our 2-day cruise to nowhere from Cape Town. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be booking a longer cruise in the future!
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