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All MSC Cruises from Cape Town on MSC Sinfonia & MSC Splendida

MSC Cruises offers three amazing itineraries for the Cape Town Season, 1st - a 2 nights cruise in to nowhere, 2nd - a 3 nights cruise to Mossel Bay and 3rd - cruises to Walvis Bay, Namibia. With or without passport - you can cruise.

  • Cruises without passports on offer
  • All meals & entertainment included
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  • All your meals & entertainment are included*
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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 the Table Mountain range and the city of Cape Town itself. Here's what you can expect on a cruise from Cape Town.

Your MSC Cruises Ships for a cruise from Cape Town

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.

In addition to its great passenger capacity, the MSC Sinfonia also offers a wide variety of entertainment options. From shows in the main theater to casino games and concerts in the atrium, there is something for everyone to enjoy on this ship. Plus, with all of the new cabins added during the refit, there is sure to be a room that fits your needs and budget. - More on MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia in Portuguese Island, Indian Ocean - MSC Cruises

MSC Orchestra:

The MSC Orchestra offers a unique and memorable cruise experience, with excellent entertainment options. The ship has a diverse range of restaurants, so you can find something to your taste. From the delicious Dim Sum at the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant to the mouth-watering pizza at La Piazzetta, you will never go hungry on the MSC Orchestra. The MSC Orchestra will only cover Cape Town cruises in the second part of the 22/23 season. 

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 Cruises

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
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

3 Nights to Mossel Bay

Day 1 | Friday - Ships leaves at 16:00 from Cape Town 
Day 2 | Saturday - Mossel Bay for the day
Day 3 | Sunday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 4 | Monday - Back in Cape Town at 09:00

2D map of the 3 Nights cruise to Mossel Bay from Cape Town itinerary on MSC Sinfonia

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

5 Nights to Walvis Bay & Luderitz

Day 1 | Monday - Ships 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 - Spend the day in Luderitz
Day 5 | Friday - At Sea - enjoy the ship
Day 6 | Saturday - Back in Cape Town at 08:00

2D map of the 5 Nights cruises to Walvis Bay & Luderitz from Cape Town itinerary on one of MSC Cruises oldest ship MSC Sinfonia

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

Some question you might have on your MSC Cruises from Cape Town

Will I need my passport for a cruise from Cape Town?

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.

What is included in all MSC cruise cabins?
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
Are drinks and dining gratuities included in a cruise from Cape Town?

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!

Where does the MSC Cruise lines ship depart from in Cape Town harbour?

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. 

Which MSC Cruises ships are coming to Cape Town?

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

Can I do an MSC Cruises from Cape Town to Portuguese islands?

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. 

What is included in my Cruise Fare?

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. 

Where do I book my MSC cruises 2023 from Cape Town?

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MSC Cruise from Cape Town

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime with MSC Cruise! MSC offers a variety of cruises from Cape Town. (All cruise fares are per person sharing)

28 Jan  -  
30 Jan, 2023
R 2,378
MSC SINFONIA
Blue Friday
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3 Feb  -  
6 Feb, 2023
R 3,207
MSC SINFONIA
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30 Jan  -  
3 Feb, 2023
R 3,986
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Blue Friday
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