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South Africa Cruise

  • Departure DateMon 14th Mar 2022
  • MSC Cruises MSC Musica
  • 4 Night Cruise From Durban
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Itinerary

  • Durban
  • Pomene, Mozambique
  • Durban

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Day 1 - Durban

Arrive: Mon 14 March 2022 / Depart: Mon 14 March 2022 at 20:00

When you alight from your MSC cruise in Durban – South Africa’s third-largest city and the continent’s largest port – you will be captured by its tropical colours and holidaying people. A shore excursion on your MSC South Africa cruise can be the opportunity to discover Durban’s second-largest ethnic group, its Indian population, whose mosques, bazaars and temples are juxtaposed with the Victorian buildings of the colonial centre. The pulsing warren of bazaars, alleyways and mosques that makes up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street is ripe for exploration, and there are some excellent restaurants around Durban’s photogenic harbour area. Durban’s city centre grew around the arrival point of the first white settlers, and the remains of the historical heart are concentrated around Francis Farewell Square. Durban’s expansive beachfront on the eastern edge of the centre has one of the city’s busiest concentrations of restaurants, a surfeit of tacky family entertainment. Durban’s beachfront, a high-energy holiday strip just east of the centre, is South Africa’s most developed seaside. MSC South Africa cruises also offer excursions to the 6km-stretch of the beach from the Umgeni River in the north to the Point in the south, traditionally called the Golden Mile. The big draw of Addington Beach – and the only really worthwhile attraction along the beachfront – is instead uShaka Marine World. This impressive water adventure wonderland is a tropical African theme park, complete with palm trees, fake rock formations and thatched bomas. The most appealing section is uShaka Sea World, designed in and around a superb mock-up of a wrecked 1920s cargo ship. The complex also includes a dolphin stadium and a seal pool, where daily shows (three a day) feature these creatures, as well as uShaka Wet ’n Wild, a series of pools and water slides, including The Drop Zone, the highest water slide in Africa.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Pomene, Mozambique

Arrive: Wed 16 March 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Wed 16 March 2022 at 18:00

Smiling and hospitable people, magical beaches, colonial cities and hut villages, baobab and mangrove forests, unspoiled islands and some of the most stunning beaches on the African continent. Your MSC South Africa cruise welcomes you to Mozambique, a natural portent just waiting to be discovered. Between the capital Maputo, in the South, and Pemba, in the North of the State, there are 2000 kilometres of coastline, characterised by stretches of white sand that blend into the horizon, blue lagoons and unexplored coral reefs. During your holiday with MSC Cruises you can disembark in Pomene Bay, one of the most picturesque sites in Mozambique. The lagoon that protects this extraordinary bay, set between the blue Indian Ocean and the waters where the mangroves grow – these extraordinary plants appear to float on the surface of the water, like a forest in a fairy tale – is part of the Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty thanks to its remote location. A MSC Cruises excursion to this sun-kissed place offers you the opportunity to relax with long walks or horseback riding on the beach, to explore the surrounding nature with the help of a guide, immersing yourself in lush leafy vegetation, with an abundance of different species, or watch the sunset while lying on the fine sand of Pomene Bay. Your MSC cruise ship will take you to an African paradise that is also famous for diving and snorkelling, perfect for lovers of the underwater world. Mozambique is a land full of natural beauty spots that never cease to surprise and amaze.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Durban

Arrive: Fri 18 March 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 18 March 2022

When you alight from your MSC cruise in Durban – South Africa’s third-largest city and the continent’s largest port – you will be captured by its tropical colours and holidaying people. A shore excursion on your MSC South Africa cruise can be the opportunity to discover Durban’s second-largest ethnic group, its Indian population, whose mosques, bazaars and temples are juxtaposed with the Victorian buildings of the colonial centre. The pulsing warren of bazaars, alleyways and mosques that makes up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street is ripe for exploration, and there are some excellent restaurants around Durban’s photogenic harbour area. Durban’s city centre grew around the arrival point of the first white settlers, and the remains of the historical heart are concentrated around Francis Farewell Square. Durban’s expansive beachfront on the eastern edge of the centre has one of the city’s busiest concentrations of restaurants, a surfeit of tacky family entertainment. Durban’s beachfront, a high-energy holiday strip just east of the centre, is South Africa’s most developed seaside. MSC South Africa cruises also offer excursions to the 6km-stretch of the beach from the Umgeni River in the north to the Point in the south, traditionally called the Golden Mile. The big draw of Addington Beach – and the only really worthwhile attraction along the beachfront – is instead uShaka Marine World. This impressive water adventure wonderland is a tropical African theme park, complete with palm trees, fake rock formations and thatched bomas. The most appealing section is uShaka Sea World, designed in and around a superb mock-up of a wrecked 1920s cargo ship. The complex also includes a dolphin stadium and a seal pool, where daily shows (three a day) feature these creatures, as well as uShaka Wet ’n Wild, a series of pools and water slides, including The Drop Zone, the highest water slide in Africa.

MSC Musica From MSC Cruises

As soon as you step on board MSC Musica you are met by the stunning central foyer’s three-tier waterfall and it’s transparent piano, suspended above the water on a crystal floor. The designer venues on board are equally as stunning, whether you’re dancing to a band in the dazzling Crystal Lounge, enjoying a cigar in the stylish Havana Club cigar lounge, treating yourself to a wine tasting, trying your luck in the Sanremo Casino or enjoying a superb live show in the stunning La Scala Theatre. The cuisine on the ship is all freshly prepared allowing you to indulge in Italian specialities in Il Giardino, treat yourself at the Kaito Sushi Bar or work your way through a range of delicious, authentic Italian pizzas. Children and young adults enjoy special treatment with indoor and outdoor play areas, a pool of their own and separate Kids and Teens Clubs for their own social life on board.

Ship Cabins

BINGO Inside

Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Deluxe Interior FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 151 ft2 Located on decks 5 - 11

Deluxe Interior FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 151 ft2 Located on decks 12 - 15

Interior Bella

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 151 ft2 Located on decks 5 - 15

BINGO Outside

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Deluxe Ocean View FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 183 ft2 Located deck 5

Deluxe Ocean View FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 172 ft2 Located on deck 8

Deluxe Ocean View with obstructed view FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 194 ft2 Located deck 5

Ocean View Bella

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 172 – 183 ft2 Located on decks 5 and 8

Balcony Aurea

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 194 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 43 ft2 Located decks 9-11

Balcony Bella

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 161 – 194 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 43 – 54 ft2 Located on decks 8 - 15

BINGO Balcony

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Deluxe Balcony FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 194 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 54 ft2 Located decks 10-14

Deluxe Balcony FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 161 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 54 ft2 Located on decks 8 - 9

Deluxe Balcony with Partial View FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 194 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 43 – 54 ft2 Located deck 12

Family 2 connecting balcony cabins

Combination of 2 connected balcony cabins Can accommodate up to 4 people Available Experience: Fantastica

Premium Balcony FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 194 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 54 ft2 Located on decks 8 - 9

Premium Balcony FANTASTICA

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 194 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 54 ft2 Located on decks 10 - 15

Premium Suite Aurea

Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request Other Characteristics: Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, save and minibar Wi-Fi access available ($) Approx. 280 ft2 with a balcony that is approx. 43 ft2 Located decks 15

Super BINGO

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

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