MSC Cruises’ Launches Its 2017/18 Local Season

Including a Sparkling New Destination

Cruise lovers know that one cruise with MSC Cruises is never enough. The famous seafaring brand is constantly exploring new ways to make each season more irresistible than the last, and the NEW 2017/18 Season is no exception. Guests can now look forward to stepping out onto a far-flung peninsula lauded as one of Mozambique’s hidden jewels. 

Pomene Bay, 605km north of Maputo and 170km south of Vilanculos, is arguably one of the most picturesque destinations in Mozambique. The azures colours of the Indian Ocean seas lap onto the powdery white sand of this peninsula’s palm-lined beaches on one side, while the other side is framed by the clear waters of a spectacular mangrove estuary. 

The MSC Sinfonia returns for the 2017/18 season which starts in October with almost 50 local cruises during 6 of Southern Africa’s sunniest months . Portuguese Island remains a firm favourite on the new season itineraries , while 18 departures will be visiting Pomene Bay or a combination of both Pomene Bay and Portuguese Island. 

Other firm favourites that remain on MSC’s new itinerary are the Cape Town to Walvis Bay cruises, the popular 11 night New Year Durban, Reunion and Mauritius festive season cruise, and the promise of unforgettable experiences, and of course, the surprising affordability. The ship will position to and from Durban via the popular East Coast route through the Suez Canal which will be great news for the many avid cruises who were unable to get cabins on-board this season. 

The MSC Sinfonia offers stylish accommodation, an abundance of delicious cuisine, non—stop entertainment, and a wealth of activities available for adults, teens, and kids. Children under 18 years of age who share their parents cabins still stay and eat FREE. 

An MSC Cruise calendar never fails to delight, and with the adventures of Season 2017/18 just around the corner, bookings are already open , and with MSC Cruises’ dynamic pricing policy holidaymakers who book early enjoy discounts of up to 50%.  A deposit of R3 000 secures your booking, with the balance only due 60 days before you cruise.

All rates are per person based on 2 people sharing a 2 berth cabin and subject to availability, foreign exchange and fuel cost fluctuations. All cruise offers are capacity controlled and offering selected cabins at a specific price in line with MSC Cruises Dynamic Pricing Policy. KIDS CRUISE FREE: Up to 2 children under 18 years, sharing a I2 or O2 cabin category with 2 adults, for Suites 2 children under 12 years & for balconies 1 child under 18 years, only paying the mandatory charges. Above cruise fares includes mandatory port and service charges but excludes insurance. Single supplement applies and multiple berth cabins carry a surcharge. Promotions are not combinable with each other, but are combinable with MSC Voyagers Club discounts (except for Tandem).E&OE. 


Please note if cabins are offered on a ‘guaranteed’ basis. This means that we guarantee to accommodate in the category specified (or higher) but the final allocation of a specific cabin will be made by MSC and may only be finalised at embarkation.


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