A Huge Thank You to our Healthcare Heroes


To you on the frontline during this COVID-19 crisis. 
You, who have risked your own lives to save ours, worked overtime and made sacrifices for others, you, more than anyone else, deserve a gift.


As we have now begun sailing once again, MSC Cruises is honoured to offer up to 50% discount on international departures and up to 30% discount on selected local South African departures. The discount is applicable on the cruise fare to all healthcare workers and their families, as soon as they are ready for a well-deserved holiday. 

Our special ‘thank you’ discounted cruise fares for healthcare professionals and their families will be available for selected MSC Cruises’ sailings of any duration for all new bookings made till the 31st March 2022 on selected cruises departing up to the end of 2022 (WORLD CRUISES excluded).

To book just call your local MSC Call Centre or visit your travel agent.


- All Doctors/Nurses/Front line and back office workers employed in the Hospital facilities (eg. Hospital/clinics/Covid-19 centers), who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the Covid Emergency

- Other related jobs to Hospital services (e.g. Cleaning service staff) only if directly hired by the Hospitals, not from private companies

- Family Doctors

- Firefighters 

- Pharmacists operating during the pandemic

- Private Doctors and medical figures not employed in hospital facilities ONLY IF their specialization is directly related to COVID-19 diseases (eg. Doctors specialized in pneumology, virologists)

- Healthcare Volunteers (Ambulance, Social services) who offered their support during the Covid-19 emergency

- Retired doctors who were called back to service to give support during the pandemic

- Research Laboratories employees only if they specifically perform COVID-19 tests

It is mandatory to provide a certification which can prove to be eligible for the promo.Valid proof of service has to be sent at the moment of the booking: copy of the ID card of the company/hospital where the passenger is employed, certificate or other official identification. Proof of service has to be brought also at embarkation.


Not Eligible for the promo:

- Private Doctors/medical staff not employed with hospital facilities and whose specialization are not directly related to Covid-19 (e.g. dentists, orthopedics, dermatologists etc)

- Any other jobs related to Hospital activities but hired by private companies (such as private cleaning services company, securities or external suppliers)
- Retired medical staff- Researchers working in laboratories which perform general medical examinations

Terms & Conditions:

- Booking validity: the offer is valid for all new bookings made from 31/08/2020 till 31/03/2022; the offer is not retroactive;
- The offer is valid for selected cruises departing
up to the end of 2022 (World Cruises excluded) and it is subject to availability at the moment of the reservation;
 - Discount is per cabin and applicable to the cruise portion only;
- Discount can be cumulated to the promo rates and MSC Club discount, it cannot be combined with brochure promo targets, group rates and Voyages Selection discount;
 - The Health worker has to be part of the reservation, otherwise the discount may not be applied (example: we don’t grant discount to a doctor’s son if the doctor himself is not travelling);
- If two or more cabins are booked, the discount will be applied only to the cabin the Health worker occupies;
- the same Health worker may book even more that one cruise, but he/she needs to be personally travelling;
- In case of single cabins, standard single supplement will apply;

- The promo is valid for all markets allowed to travel
- Standard terms and conditions will apply unless special conditions are granted at the moment of the reservation (i.e. flexible booking conditions);