A new luxury cruise ship has made its way to South Africa for the first time – the MSC Musica is replacing the renowned MSC Sinfonia cruise line and will be the largest ship to travel between local ports.

The MSC Musica is scheduled to sail on South African waters from November 2018 to April 2019. It will be taking trips from Cape Town to Durban, Durban to Mozambique, Cape Town to Walvis Bay, Durban to Mauritius and Reunion, and more.

With an impressive 13 decks, the MSC Musica is “larger than life”. Close attention to detail can be seen in the interior design and there are multiple on-board amenities from swimming pools, a fully-equipped gym to Turkish baths, and saunas.

Keeping with its lavish style, the cruise ship is decorated with marble and gold finishes.

MSC Musica

It is able to accommodate up to 3 223 passengers in its 1 275 cabins, 17 of which are designed to cater for individuals with disabilities

In order to enhance cabin room views, the cruise was designed to provide more balcony space for guests.

MSC Musica/ Suite

The MSC Sinfonia, previously used for trips from Southern Africa has only nine decks and caters to 2 668 guests.

Guests can expect numerous restaurants on the Musica, as well as an in-house casino, disco room, and theatre to provide them with entertainment.

Sushi restaurant

A total of 1 014 crew members will be on-board giving passengers the royal treatment.

The MSC Musica is a family cruise-liner, catering for kids with child-friendly swimming pools, an LED wall, a games room, and an outdoor mini-golf course.

Prices vary according to the season, with tickets for a cruise from Cape Town to Durban (with a stop in Port Elizabeth) priced at R4 835 per adult and ones for a trip from Cape Town to Walvis Bay costing R7 760 per adult.

More information on cruise prices can be found here.

From the end of April 2019, the MSC Musica will be replaced with the MSC Orchestra for the winter season.

 

Picture: Twitter/ MSC Musica

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.