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Airport Transfers :  “I’d rather go by bus”  – His Majesty King Charles III

AIRPORT TRANSFERS & SHUTTLES

In 2022 we celebrate 30 years of service to the cruise ship industry. During this time we have transported well over 1 million passengers safely and without a major incident, to cruise ships in both Durban and Cape Town.

Airport Transfers are regulated by the department of transport in South Africa with each vehicle requiring an operating permit by the transport court and every vehicle needs to pass an annual roadworthy test, the drivers need to have a public driving permit with no police record,  and the operator to ensure a minimum R1 million passenger liability insurance. We ask the question: “How much is a life worth”? To us it is priceless, but what we offer is a whopping R30 million cover which comes at a huge cost, which we include in our shuttle price.

Airport Transfers should be a seamless connection between the airport and the ship and to ensure that you get there safely we, as responsible operators, employ luggage porters at both the airport and harbour. Why do we say that you may ask? Well if a driver has to load and offload luggage he becomes tired and worn out and the chances of him having an accident are thereby greatly increased so hence we have since the very beginning, always employed luggage porters. We have YOUR safety foremost in our minds.

Airport Transfers can be done in a multitude of ways. There is the shuttle bus, which leaves usually once every hour. Then for those who do not wish to wait for the bus, we offer a private transfer service at a cost much higher than the shuttle. We do not permit passengers in wheelchairs to board our shuttle bus and instead we suggest that they make use of our dedicated transport service with a wheelchair lift and a dedicated driver who is knowledgeable and caring for the disabled.

Airport Transfers with Cruising South Africa

CRUISING SOUTH AFRICA WITH MSC CRUISES

The cost of a MSC Shuttle is now

R165 per person one way and

R330 for a return trip.

Airport transfers from the airport our buses usually run on the hour every hour from 11h00 to 15h00 which is the last departure.
This rate is a guideline only. E&OE

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Airport Private Transfer Service

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Green checklist tick 25px wideChecking of your travel documents and passports.
This shortens your check-in times and if there is a problem you
will have time to resolve it.
Green checklist tick 25px wideFree sanitizing stations and all covid 19 protocols adheared to.
Green checklist tick 25px wideLuggage porters to load and offload your luggage at the bus.
Green checklist tick 25px widePassenger Liability Insurance. Depending on the size of vehicle we
insure your life from R10 million up to R30 million in an accident.
Taxis are required to have R1 million and e-hailing drivers usually have
zero as they operate outside of public transport law.
Green checklist tick 25px widePeace of mind.
When you travel with us, you are guaranteed to make the ship on time.
Green checklist tick 25px wideFrom the early days of Starlight Cruises, now with MSC Cruises, we have
enjoyed 30 years of transporting guests to and from ships. Thank you.

DELAYS 

Green checklist tick 25px wideWe do our best to prevent delays. That said though, we are subject to
instructions from the port authority and MSC Cruises. Flights from
Cape Town are usually delayed. When making to flight reservations
please try to arrive in Durban as early as possible and to leave Durban
as late as possible. Booking a flight home before mid-day is a NO NO!

GROUP TRAVEL

Green checklist tick 25px wideWe prefer it when groups travel together as a group.
To this end, we offer coaches with various seating arrangements
from 13 (combi), 22 (sprinter) and 32, 44, 52 and 60 seats in a bus.
eMail us for a quote.

 

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CABIN CLASSES | MSC ORCHESTRA VIDEOS

MSC ORCHESTRA SHIP INFO

Discover true Italian warmth and hospitality aboard the stylish MSC Orchestra. This shining gem of a cruise ship offers you the perfect blend of modern design, luxurious comfort, and world-class entertainment. Pamper yourself at the spacious Body and Mind Spa, or work up a sweat at the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ship’s bow. Cool off at one of the two swimming pools.
Dine with a worldwide flair including authentic Italian and Chinese cuisine at one of the five onboard restaurants. Catch nightly shows, sample different Italian wines at the wine bar or dance the night away at R32 disco. After a fun-filled day retire to your comfortable accommodations to dream of all the fun and excitement that tomorrow will bring aboard the MSC Orchestra.

Launched on 14 May 2007, the spectacular MSC Orchestra is one of MSC Cruises’ newest ships. The second of the ‘Musica-class’ line of cruise ships, MSC Orchestra offers the perfect blend of design, comfort and safety. Airy open spaces and MSC Cruises’ signature Italian style make MSC Orchestra a stylish pioneer for future cruise ship projects and designs. Onboard the luxury MSC Orchestra cruise ship you will be enthralled by the wide spectrum of entertainment facilities – jog on a dedicated track, indulge in a rejuvenating Turkish bath, dine at the Shanghai Chinese restaurant, relax in the exotic animal-print Savannah Bar, sumptuous Purple Bar or enjoy Hollywood-style glamour in the chic Zaffiro Bar. Try your luck at the Palm Beach Casino, dance the night away in the disco or take in a show at the Covent Garden Theatre, with a programme packed with entertaining shows with music. MSC Orchestra boasts a total of 16 decks, with sauna and whirlpool facilities, a wide choice of restaurants and cosy family pizzerias. Kids can go wild in the Jungle Adventure playroom whilst teens will quickly feel at home in the Teen’s Club.

Registry: Panama
Builder: Aker Yards
Country Built-In: France
Ship Construction Completed Date: 6/2/2007
Christened By: Sophia Loren
Total Passengers: 3220
Crew members: 1054
Number of cabins: 1275
Gross tonnage: 92,409
Length / Beam / Height : 323m / 41m 72m
Maximum speed: 23 knots

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Terms and Conditions

Airport Transfers Prices are based on a per person sharing rate of R165-00 per way.
Children U5 travel free.

With the new terminal and checking-in regulations by MSC Cruises and NPA, it is very likely that you will experience delays in boarding the shuttle at the airport. This is beyond our control. It is to be noted however, that should you use other transport options to the port, and arrive there prior to the boarding time on your ticket, you will not be allowed to enter! Be warned!

Our airport transfers offer you the following:
1. A R30 million passenger liability cover in the case of an accident.
2. Drivers with a public driving permit.
3. Vehicles that are roadworthy, and DOT permitted to carry fare-paying passengers.
4. Luggage porters at both the airport and harbour.
5. Meet and Greet services at the airport.
6. Pre-cruise check-in at the airport. Here we make sure that you have everything in place to board the ship and if not you have an opportunity to correct the problem.
7. Luggage labeling service.
8. More benefits on the day 🙂 

REFUNDS:
Airport Transfers Refunds will only be considered 14 days prior to departure via an email to Cruising SA with your full details, and booking number. Tickets bought on the day of service are NOT refundable.

Airport Transfers with Cruising South Africa

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COMBO DEALS

A combination of Fully Escorted Land Safaris and Tours with an Ocean Cruise.
Our "best of both" experiences!

Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise

Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise - The Big 5MSC Splendida
ESCORTED TOUR:
KRUGER & CRUISE

A 13 DAY 12 NIGHT TOUR IN 3, 4 & 5 STAR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION.
Starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. Visit the famous Kruger National Park, the magnificent Panorama Route, Swaziland, Hluhluwe and St Lucia, Durban and then by sea on the MSC Splendida to Pomene Bay in Mozambique.
 

Garden Route and Cruise Escorted Tour - The King ProteaMSC Splendida
ESCORTED TOUR:
GARDEN ROUTE & CRUISE

An 8 DAY 7 NIGHT TOUR IN 3 & 4 STAR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION.
Starts in Cape Town and ends in Durban. Visit the Southern most tip of Africa, Route 62, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, and Knysna. Fly to Durban (included) and join the MSC Splendida for a cruise to South Africa's favorite cruise destination.

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS

 

Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise

DESTINATION: BAHAMAS - TOP BANNER

 

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