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Cape Town,Port Elizabeth,Durban Cruise

  • Departure DateMon 10th Jan 2022
  • MSC Cruises MSC Lirica
  • 4 Night Cruise From Cape Town
  • Cruise Only From £349 pp

Itinerary

  • Cape Town
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Durban

Highlights

  • Gratuities Included
  • Cape Town: A visit to Table Mountain National Park is an absolute must. Take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking views of Cape Town. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£349
£369
£399

Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

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First rate honest friendly service, called me back when they said they would and even gave me the time to have a little chat and laugh about our day, wouldn’t go anywhere else thank you Sophie Ellis

Mr Clark / February 2021

Very friendly staff will book again

Your rep Lisa Dixon was exceptional sorting everything out for us and beyond , nothing was too much trouble to find things out as we've never been in a cruise before

Glynis richards / February 2021

I booked a Cruise through Cruise Kings for the very first time (after using a couple of other Cruise companies for years) and was very impressed by the way my booking was handled. I felt valued as a customer and I will be using Cruise Kings again.

Mr Smithies / February 2021

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Day 1 - Cape Town

Arrive: Mon 10 January 2022 / Depart: Mon 10 January 2022 at 18:00

When your MSC cruise brings you to Cape Town, it’s easy to see that, more than a scenic backdrop, Table Mountain is the solid core of this port city. It divides the city into distinct zones, with public gardens, wilderness, forests, hiking routes, vineyards and desirable residential areas trailing down its lower slopes. Standing on the tabletop, you can look north for a giddy view of the city centre, its docks lined with matchbox ships. When you are on holiday in South Africa, to appreciate Cape Town you need to spend time outdoors, as Capetonians do: they hike, picnic or sunbathe, often choose mountain bikes in preference to cars, and turn adventure activities into an obsession. Cape Town’s rich urban texture is immediately apparent in its diverse architecture: an indigenous Cape Dutch style, rooted in northern Europe, seen at its most diverse in the Constantia wine estates, which were influenced by French refugees in the seventeenth century; Muslim dissidents and slaves, freed in the nineteenth century, added their minarets to the skyline; and the English, who invaded and freed these slaves, introduced Georgian and Victorian buildings. Strand Street marks the edge of Cape Town’s original beachfront, and all urban development to its north stands on reclaimed land. To its south is the Upper City Centre, containing the remains of the city’s 350-year-old historic core, which has survived the ravages of modernization and apartheid-inspired urban clearance, and emerged with enough charm to make it South Africa’s most pleasing city centre. The entire area from Strand Street to the southern foot of the mountain is a collage of Georgian, Cape Dutch, Victorian and twentieth-century architecture, as well as being the place where Europe, Asia and Africa meet in markets, alleyways and mosques. Among the draw cards here are Parliament, the Company’s Gardens and many of Cape Town’s major museums.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Arrive: Wed 12 January 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Wed 12 January 2022 at 18:00

At the western end of Algoa (aka Nelson Mandela) Bay, your MSC cruise ship will await your return in Port Elizabeth, normally visited for the Addo Elephant Park. So it may come as a surprise as you sail on your MSC cruise to South Africa that this has long been a popular holiday destination for families – but then the town beachfront, stretching for several kilometres along Humewood Road, has some of the safest and cleanest city beaches in the country. As a city, Port Elizabeth is pretty functional. Although the town has been ravaged by industrialization and thoughtless modernization, one or two buildings do stand out in an otherwise featureless city centre, and a couple of classically pretty rows of Victorian terraces still remain in the suburb of Central, sliding into a revamped street of trendy cafés and restaurants. Holidaymakers head for the beachfront suburbs of Humewood and Summerstrand where there are places to stay plus bars and restaurants. There is little to draw you away from the beachfront, but further afield in New Brighton, you’ll find Port Elizabeth’s most important museum, the Red Location Museum of the People’s Struggle, housed in an award-winning building, and there are also some excellent tours around Port Elizabeth and into the townships. A Big Five reserve, Addo Elephant National Park is just 73km north of Port Elizabeth, and should top your excursions list. Addo is currently undergoing an expansion programme that will see it become one of South Africa’s three largest wildlife reserves. Elephants remain the park’s most obvious draw-card, but with the reintroduction in 2003 of a small number of lions, in two prides, as well as the presence of the rest of the Big Five – buffalo, rhino and leopards – it has become a wildlife reserve to be reckoned with.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Durban

Arrive: Fri 14 January 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 14 January 2022

When you alight from your MSC cruise in Durban – South Africa’s third-largest city and the continent’s largest port – you will be captured by its tropical colours and holidaying people. A shore excursion on your MSC South Africa cruise can be the opportunity to discover Durban’s second-largest ethnic group, its Indian population, whose mosques, bazaars and temples are juxtaposed with the Victorian buildings of the colonial centre. The pulsing warren of bazaars, alleyways and mosques that makes up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street is ripe for exploration, and there are some excellent restaurants around Durban’s photogenic harbour area. Durban’s city centre grew around the arrival point of the first white settlers, and the remains of the historical heart are concentrated around Francis Farewell Square. Durban’s expansive beachfront on the eastern edge of the centre has one of the city’s busiest concentrations of restaurants, a surfeit of tacky family entertainment. Durban’s beachfront, a high-energy holiday strip just east of the centre, is South Africa’s most developed seaside. MSC South Africa cruises also offer excursions to the 6km-stretch of the beach from the Umgeni River in the north to the Point in the south, traditionally called the Golden Mile. The big draw of Addington Beach – and the only really worthwhile attraction along the beachfront – is instead uShaka Marine World. This impressive water adventure wonderland is a tropical African theme park, complete with palm trees, fake rock formations and thatched bomas. The most appealing section is uShaka Sea World, designed in and around a superb mock-up of a wrecked 1920s cargo ship. The complex also includes a dolphin stadium and a seal pool, where daily shows (three a day) feature these creatures, as well as uShaka Wet ’n Wild, a series of pools and water slides, including The Drop Zone, the highest water slide in Africa.

MSC Lirica From MSC Cruises

There is a relaxed atmosphere on board aided by the elegant interiors and unimpeded ocean views from the lounges’ floor-to-ceiling windows. There are plenty of lounges and bars to enjoy a pre-dinner or pre-theatre drink including the swish Beverly Hills Bar and traditional English-style Lord Nelson Pub and the Broadway Theatre plays host to jaw-dropping entertainment 6 nights a week. Spacious new cabins with balconies offering superb panoramic views and we have enlarged the restaurant and buffet areasto serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats.

Ship Cabins

Outside Bella (Partial Views)

Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Bathroom with shower. Wardrobe. Air conditioning. TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee). Mini bar and safe. Surface approx. 13 sq.m.

Outside Fantastica

Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Bathroom with shower. Wardrobe. Air conditioning. TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee). Mini bar and safe. Some cabins are suitable for families comprising a bedroom area and a living area with up to 4 berths. Surface approx. from 13 to 22 sq.m.

Balcony Aurea

Balcony

Balcony Fantastica

Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Bathroom with shower. Wardrobe. Air conditioning. TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee). Mini bar and safe. Surface approx. 16 sq.m. (private balcony included).

Suite Fantastica

Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Bathroom with bathtub. Wardrobe. Air conditioning. TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee). Mini bar and safe. Surface approx. 27 sq.m. (private balcony included).
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Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

First rate honest friendly service, called me back when they said they would and even gave me the time to have a little chat and laugh about our day, wouldn’t go anywhere else thank you Sophie Ellis

Mr Clark / February 2021

Very friendly staff will book again

Your rep Lisa Dixon was exceptional sorting everything out for us and beyond , nothing was too much trouble to find things out as we've never been in a cruise before

Glynis richards / February 2021

I booked a Cruise through Cruise Kings for the very first time (after using a couple of other Cruise companies for years) and was very impressed by the way my booking was handled. I felt valued as a customer and I will be using Cruise Kings again.

Mr Smithies / February 2021

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