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DEPARTURE DATES – MSC CRUISES 2022-2023 SEASON
from DURBAN and CAPE TOWN

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This season both the MSC Orchestra and the MSC SINFONIA will be in attendance. 

Kindly scroll down to view all the cruise departures for the 2022-2023 South African cruise season with MSC Cruises.

We have also included more information about the 2 ships stationed here and a PDF download for each ship’s sailing schedule.

2022-2023 MSC CRUISE SEASON INFORMATION BELOW IS DIRECT FROM MSC CRUISES E&OE

It’s every guest’s responsibility to verify travel requirements before their cruise departure. MSC Cruises has worked with the authorities

in all of the regions and countries in which the ships operate to ensure its protocol meets and exceeds the required health and safety measures.

(Please note the below details are subject to change).

It’s every guest’s responsibility to verify travel requirements before their cruise departure. MSC Cruises has worked with the authorities

in all of the regions and countries in which the ships operate to ensure its protocol meets and exceeds the required health and safety measures.

(Please note the below details are subject to change).

A COVID-19 test or Passenger locator form (PLF) may still be necessary for national or international mobility requirement: it’s every guest’s responsibility to verify this requirement before departure. For more information, it is recommended to check your country’s authorities official channels.

Starting from October 1st 2021, MSC Cruises will only welcome Guests who are residents in the 26 European ‘Schengen’ countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) and Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Croatia , USA, UK, Ireland and Israel. Certain restrictions will apply depending on the destinations. For more information, it is recommended to check your country’s competent authorities official channels. 

To ensure peace of mind, MSC Cruises requires all guests to have a specific and mandatory Covid-19 insurance policy to embark, covering against COVID-19 related risks, i.e cancellation, interruption, repatriation expenses, quarantine, medical assistance and related expenses, as well as hospitalization. Before finalizing a reservation, it is possible to add to the cruise the MSC COVID-19 Protection plan for Winter 21/22 cruises on this website. A proof of the specific COVID-19 coverage insurance policy – which must be in one of the following languages English, Italian, German, French or Spanish – must be presented at embarkation or boarding will be denied.

Health Screening and Protocols

Health screening of all guests in the cruise terminals will include a temperature check and a health questionnaire.To minimise congestion during embarkation, guests will be assigned a specific arrival time, which will be indicated on their cruise tickets. Guests are asked to respect the timing and will not be allowed to enter the terminal until their time slot.MSC Orchestra and MSC Sinfonia are equipped with a 24/7 Medical Centre staffed by professional doctors and nurses and have a contingency response plan agreed upon in collaboration with the relevant authorities ashore.Additional health and safety measures include increased sanitation protocols on board and other crew health requirements and checks.

We will deny boarding in case of:

 

 – Symptoms i.e fever (higher than 37,5 C C / 99.5 F), cough, shortness of breath,chills, muscle/body aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat and loss of taste/smell in the 14 days prior to embarkation

– Potential exposure to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID 19 in the 14 days prior to embarkation

– Temporary travel restrictions based on local circumstances. For example, certain countries may deny visas or prohibit entry based on travel history or nationality.

– Failure to provide the proof of the mandatory COVID-19 insurance policy (which must be in one of the following languages: English, Italian, German, French or Spanish) 

GOING ASHORE & TRAVELLING BACK HOME

If you wish to go ashore during your cruise, South African departures, you can do so in all ports in Namibia and South Africa or the Mozambique MSC Cruises exclusive destinations (Pomene and Portuguese Islands).

To support Guests in complying with international mobility requirements, MSC Cruises has organized the possibility for its guests to purchase and perform a molecular test (i.e RT-PCR) or an antigen test during their cruise. More information in the FAQ section

The MSC Orchestra

 CRUISING SOUTH AFRICA WITH MSC CRUISES

THE MSC ORCHESTRA

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MSC ORCHESTRA
INFORMATION

TECHNICAL DATA | AMENITIES | VIDEOS
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The MSC Sinfonia

 CRUISING SOUTH AFRICA WITH MSC CRUISES

THE MSC SINFONIA

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MSC SINFONIA
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TECHNICAL DATA | AMENITIES | VIDEOS
DECK PLANS | CABINS

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Here are all the MSC Cruise departures for the South African Cruise season 2022 to 2023.
Simply scroll down and select the itinerary where you will be taken to more information and/or a booking form.
We look forward to assisting you with your booking.

MSC SPLENDIDA

 CRUISING SOUTH AFRICA WITH MSC CRUISES

Coming in November 2023
THE MSC SPLENDIDA

TECHNICAL DATA

Registry: Panama
Builder: STX Europe and built in France
Ship Construction Completed Date: July 2009 for $550m
Christened By: Sophia Loren
Total Passengers: 3274 Crew members: 1370
Total cabins: 1637 incl. 43 for guests with disabilities
Gross tonnage: 137,936 tons with a m
ax speed of 23 knots

Length / Beam / Height : 333.3m / 37.92m / 66.8m

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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.
 

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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.

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Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise

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