All aboard MSC’s new cruise ship + brand new island cruise offering for SA

2017-04-08 10:30 - Kavitha Pillay
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Cape Town – If sailing the sea is your ultimate escape, then start preparing to hop on board MSC Cruises soon.

In addition to the annual cruises to Africa’s warm east coast, the luxury cruise liner announced a new cruise to Pomene Bay in Mozambique.

Just 605km north of Maputo, Pomene Bay is praised as one of Mozambique’s hidden jewels. “On one side, the smooth-as-glass Indian Ocean laps onto the powdery white sand of its palm-lined beaches, while the other side is framed by the clear waters of a spectacular mangrove estuary,” says MSC Cruises.

This picturesque destination is added to MSC Cruises’ itinerary for the 2017/18 season from October.

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But that’s not all.

MSC Cruises announced that a new ship, boasting “ground-breaking developments”, is heading for South African shores in 2018/2019. Named Musica, MSC promises that this cruise ship “is set to get the 2018/2019 South African summer off to a glittering start”.

The MSC Musica is able to accommodate over 2500 guests, and boasts a wider a-la-cart menu, more swimming pools, and greater entertainment facilities and lounges than the Sinfonia. “In fact, Musica’s double story theatre is bigger than any theatre we have on land in South Africa,” says MSC.

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MSC Cruises also recently introduced its new Managing Director for South Africa, Ross Volk, who was previously MSC Cruises South Africa’s Chief Financial Officer. Volk told Traveller24 that MSC is committed to diversify the product. He says the new offerings aim to “build on the already powerful reputation of MSC Cruises by nurturing deeper collaboration and enhancing partnerships”.

To sail even further in 2017…

The MSC Meraviglia, which will be launched in June 2017, is the company’s new flagship and “next-generation mega-ship” and has been dubbed “the ship for all seasons”.

Its design is inspired by a Mediterranean-style promenade and features the longest LED Sky Screen at sea that broadcasts beautiful atmospheric images. Guests will also be able to dine while enjoying exclusive Cirque du Soleil shows.

The MSC Seaside will bring you closer to the sea than ever before with seafront promenades, beach-like condos, the most interactive aquapark at sea, glass-walled atriums and panoramic elevators. It is due to enter year-round service in the Caribbean from December 2017.

And for those who love life at sea, MSC offers the 119 day around-the-world voyages that call in at 49 unique destinations in 32 countries.

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