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33, The Crescent

Emergency Cell

+27 (0)72 874 0859

Office Phone

+27 (0)31 463 1681

Cruising South Africa with MSC Cruises - Welcome to the MSC Musica

Hello Summer indeed! So, where  are we taking you this season?

Perhaps...South Africa? The Med? The Bahamas? The Caribbean?

Come on in and let us take you on a sea cruise!

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Cruising South |Africa with MSC Cruises - Our CSA Captain inside a ship wheel

Email our CSA Captain
Charles Edward Robbie III


Airport to Ship Shuttles and Transfers

Please use the form on the right to book your shuttle

Celebrating 30 Years of Safely Connecting You to the Seas

As the 2022-2023 cruise season approaches, we are thrilled to mark three decades of dedicated service to South Africa’s cruise ship industry. Over these years, we’ve had the privilege of safely transporting over a million passengers to the enchanting shores of Durban and Cape Town, without a single major incident. It’s a milestone we’re incredibly proud of.

At MSC Cruises Shuttlebus, operated by Cruising South Africa, we take your safety and peace of mind very seriously. Our commitment to excellence begins with our rigorous regulations and quality standards. Each of our shuttle vehicles is not just a means of transportation; it’s a promise of reliability.

Unparalleled Safety Measures

Our Airport Transfers adhere to strict regulations set by the Department of Transport in South Africa. Every vehicle in our fleet boasts an official operating permit, renewed annually after passing a thorough roadworthy test. Our drivers hold public driving permits and maintain impeccable records, ensuring that you’re in the most capable hands.

But safety isn’t just about paperwork; it’s about protecting lives. That’s why we provide a staggering minimum passenger liability insurance coverage of R100 million – a level of protection that reflects our belief that a life is priceless.

A Seamless Journey Awaits

We understand that your journey should be seamless from the moment you land to the moment you set sail. To achieve this, we’ve made sure our shuttle services go beyond the ordinary. At both the airport and the harbor, we employ dedicated luggage porters. Why, you ask? Loading and unloading luggage can tire a driver, increasing the risk of accidents. By entrusting this task to our porters, we ensure your safety and comfort are always our top priorities.

Multiple Booking Options

Booking your MSC Cruises Shuttlebus Airport Transfer is a breeze. Our shuttle buses depart approximately every hour, offering an affordable and convenient option. If you’re looking for a more personalized experience, we also provide private transfer services, tailored to your needs.

Accessibility for All

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the magic of a cruise. While our shuttle buses may not accommodate passengers in wheelchairs, we encourage them to book a private transfer where they can be assisted into a suitable vehicle by their companions. Your comfort and accessibility matter to us.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us on a sea cruise adventure like no other. Celebrate with us as we commemorate 30 years of unparalleled service, commitment to safety, and unforgettable voyages. Your next great adventure awaits!

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

Airport Transfers with Cruising South Africa

The cost of an MSC Shuttle is now R200 per person per way.
A return ticket will cost you  R400.

Airport transfers from the airport our buses usually run on the hour every hour from 08h00 to 15h00 which is the last departure. This rate is a guideline only. E&OE

We are also happy to announce that a partnership between Waver Coaches and ourselves has been entered into so that with our combined expertise we can offer our guests the luxury and professionalism that they have come to expect.

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Green checklist tick 25px wide*Checking 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 wide*Passenger Liability Insurance. Depending on the size of vehicle we
insure your life from R10 million up to R100 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.


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!


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.

* Depends upon permissions from the SAPS on the day!


Terms and Conditions

Airport Transfers Prices are based on a per person sharing rate of R200-00 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 R100 million minimum passenger liability cover in the case of an accident.(big buses only)
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 🙂 

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 within 14 days and especially on the day of service are NOT refundable.
* Depends upon permission being granted by Harbour SAPS and Home Affairs on the day.

“Anyone can drive a car. It takes a very special someone to drive a luxury bus!” – Unknown

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Our "best of both" experiences!

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