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Charles Edward Robbie III

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

CHRISTMAS CRUISE 2022 – Departs Durban
Destination: Portuguese Island & Pomene Bay, Mozambique

Pomene Bay with MSC Cruises


A 7 night cruise aboard the MSC Orchestra from only:

R6926 per person sharing

in an interior cabin incl. port fees, insurance, and taxes.
This rate is a guideline only. E&OE

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The Cruise Itinerary

Green checklist tick 25px wide7 nights 8 days onboard the MSC Orchestra 2022-2023 season

Green checklist tick 25px wideAll meals and entertainment (not casino) onboard

Green checklist tick 25px wideAll mandatory port charges and taxes

Green checklist tick 25px wideMandatory cruise insurance


Green checklist tick 25px wideDrinks (Free Coffee, Water & Tea available in Buffet Restaurant)

Green checklist tick 25px wideAll items and services of a personal nature (e.g. hairdresser)

Green checklist tick 25px wideAll add-ons, excursions, internet, laundry, mini bar in rooms

Green checklist tick 25px wideThe Casino and other premium entertainment like Bingo


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DAY 1 – Monday 19 Dec 2022:
Embarkation starts: 13h00* to 17h00* (normally). Departs 20h00*
During Covid 19, times will vary daily!.
DAY 2 – Tuesday 20 Dec 2022: At Sea
Day 3 – Wednesday 21 Dec 2022: Portuguese Island. Arrives at 08h00.
Take the free tender boat to the Island. Return by 15h00*. (Subject to sea & weather conditions) 
DAY 4 – Thursday 22 Dec 2022: Portuguese Island. Departs 16h00.
DAY 5 – Friday 23 Dec 2022: Pomene Bay. Arrive 09h00.
Take the free tender boat to the Island. Return by 15h00*. (Subject to sea & weather conditions)
DAY 6 – Saturday 24 Dec 2022: Pomene Bay. Departs at 18h00.
DAY 7 – Sunday 25 Dec 2022: At Sea – Merry Christmas.
DAY 8 – Monday 26 Dec 2022: DURBAN. Arrive at 07h00 Disembark at 08h00.
*Times and itinerary may vary E&OE

Departure dates

December 2022:  19th

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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

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person sharing in twin-share cabin, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. MSC, Cruising SA and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may all be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. All cruise offers are capacity controlled and offer selected cabins at a specific price in line with MSC Cruises Dynamic Pricing Policy. These packages are based on the CASH price. E&OE.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Guests (2 years old and over) need to provide a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours of the day of embarkation. All Guests (12 years old and over) have to be fully vaccinated with an approved Covid-19 vaccine with the final dose administered at least 14 days before the cruise departure date. Guests aged 12 – 17, having received a single shot a minimum of 14 days before the date of embarkation, will be accepted as fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated guests (2 years to 11) will additionally have to undergo an antigen lateral flow test at the embarkation port at a cost of R300 per person. Please pre-register for your antigen test https://app.inceptionbio.co.za/register. All vaccinated guests to present original COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or Digital Government Issued Vaccination Certificate, which must contain: Personal identifiers (at a minimum: full name and date of birth) that match the personal identifiers on the passport, name of official source issuing the record, vaccine manufacturer and date(s) of vaccination. Guests over 18 years old that recovered from Covid-19 and received only one shot of the vaccine are not considered as fully vaccinated.
Make sure that you print all the required certificates and have them ready for inspection on arrival.

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