MSC Cruises - Departing Durban

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The famous MSC Musica and MSC Opera cruise lines provide a great variety of onboard facilities and services in a most magnificent setting onboard one of the most beautiful boats.

Mouth-watering cuisine, fantastic leisure facilities such as outdoor swimming pools, kids clubs for all ages, fitness equipment and a wellness centre make for an unforgettable holiday. MSC Musica MSC Opera cruises the South African, Namibian and Mozambique coastal tours.

With 5 different room types to choose from which include the Inside Cabins, the Outside With Partial View Cabins, the Ocean View Cabins, the Balcony Cabins and the luxurious Suites, guests have the chance to selected their preferred choice. Rooms which are ideal for families with children are also available which feature one bedroom and a living area with up to 4 berths.

In addition to the standard features provided in the Inside Cabins, the Balcony Cabins on the MSC offers private balconies with chairs. Furthermore, the Suites offer besides the gallery also a spacious wardrobe and a bathroom with bathtub.

This luxury cruise liner offers exciting tours which depart and return to Durban. The Durban - Cape Town - Durban journey takes four days, and the Durban - Portuguese Island (Ithaca Archipelago) - Durban trip takes either 4 or a five day.

An unforgettable voyage of discovery awaits travellers while on this luxury cruise liner. Incredible vistas can be admired from the balconies and decks. Indoor play areas, as well as a spray water park, awaits children of all ages with kids clubs being available. The exclusive MSC Aurea Spa welcomes guests to enjoy relaxing massages and beauty treatments during their journey.

Two main restaurants are available for guests which are the 'Il Galeone' and 'Il Covo' restaurants. Situated outdoors, travellers may also enjoy delicious meals on 'La Terrazza'. The various dining venues on the boat provide a wonderful selection of deliciously prepared meals including Italian meats, freshly baked bread as well as fresh fruit to mention but a few of the specialities.

Traditional Mediterranean cuisine combined with refined international cuisine is on offer. The 'Caffè del Mare' is a lovely buffet restaurant where quick lunches and light snacks are served. The various bars and lounges provide a relaxed atmosphere for refreshing beverages and cocktails.

Known for its unique entertainment programme, the MSC Musica features the 'Teatre San Carlo' which is a 600 seater, state of the art entertainment theatre. The 'Pasha Club Disco' and the popular 'San Remo' are spread over 400 square metres offering travellers entertainment. To be provided access to the cruise liner's theatre for the evening shows, guests are required to make bookings.

Children under the age of 18 years travel for free with 2 paying adults when going on the MSC and are required only to settle for the mandatory charges which include port fees, insurance and service costs. Kids may join the supervised clubs where fun activities await (Baby Club, Mini Club, Juniors Club, Young Club, Teens Club).

Up to two kids under the age of 18 sharing an I2 or O2 cabin category with two adults stay on a complimentary basis. For Suites, two children under the age of 12 years and for Balcony Cabins, one child under 18 years, only pay the mandatory charges. Mandatory charges include port, insurance and service fees.

MSC Musica Tour Itineraries

  • Durban - Cape Town / Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
  • Durban - Portuguese Island - Durban / Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days and 4 Nights / 5 Days
  • Durban - Maputo - Portuguese Island - Durban / Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days and 5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Durban - Nowhere - Durban / Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days

MSC Musica's new look:

  • More delicious dining options
  • More comfortable cabins and suites
  • More entertainment and leisure attractions
  • More choices for children
  • More space for relaxation and well-being.

Inclusions (subject to change):

  • Accommodation in the category selected with twice-daily service
  • All meals
  • A range of Entertainment: nightly shows, live music
  • Chicco and LEGO: Baby Club, Mini Club, Young Club and Teens Club.
  • Outdoor spray park
  • Water towers and tea and coffee making facilities.

Room types:

  • Inside Cabins
  • Outside With Partial View Cabins
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites.

MSC Musica Cabin amenities:

  • Double beds / two single beds
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless internet access (additional charge)
  • Telephone
  • Minibar
  • Safe.


  • Restaurants
  • Bars and Music Lounges
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Two Jacuzzis
  • Power walking track (200 meters)
  • MSC Aurea Spa: 831sqm wellness heaven
  • Exclusive Solarium (relaxation area on the top deck)
  • Kids play area
  • Baby, Mini, Junior Club and Teens Club
  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Mini Golf

Children facilities

  • Baby Club (for babies under three years)
  • Mini Club (LEGO play area for 3 - 6-year-olds)
  • Juniors Club (LEGO play area for 7 - 11-year-olds)
  • Young Club (dedicated space for 12 - 14-year-olds)
  • Teens Club (dedicated area for 15 - 17-year-olds)
  • Spray Park.


  • L ' Olendre
  • Il Covo Restaurant
  • La Terrazza Restaurant.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Single beds
  • Telephone
  • TV

Facilities Available at MSC Cruises - Departing Durban

  • Children's playground
  • Hotel Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging trail
  • Kid's Club
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Wellness centre

More Information on MSC Cruises - Departing Durban

FAQs about MSC Cruises - Departing Durban
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at MSC Cruises - Departing Durban are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where is MSC Cruises - Departing Durban located?
The address of MSC Cruises - Departing Durban is: Harbour.