New Cruise Line Health & Safety Protocols

Call free 0800 197 8050 We are open today between 9am and 8pm

Home / Cruise Lines / MSC Cruises / MSC Lirica / South Africa Cruise

South Africa Cruise

  • Departure DateThu 6th Jan 2022
  • MSC Cruises MSC Lirica
  • 4 Night Cruise From Cape Town
  • Cruise Only From £359 pp

Itinerary

  • Cape Town
  • Walvis Bay
  • Cape Town

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. 
  • Walvis Bay: See elegant flamingos at Walvis Bay Waterfront, a bird watcher's paradise. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£359
£379
£409

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

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

Read All Reviews

Speak to a Cruise Expert

Call Us Free On

0800 197 8050

Day 1 - Cape Town

Arrive: Thu 06 January 2022 / Depart: Thu 06 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 - Walvis Bay

Arrive: Sat 08 January 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 08 January 2022 at 18:00

On your MSC South Africa cruise you can admire Walvis Bay, which, thanks to its rich marine life, is one of the places of most outstanding natural beauty in Namibia. Its gourmet delights are not to be missed either. Before leaving the port you have to eat homegrown Walvis Bay oysters in one of the many restaurants that have sprung up in recent years. Today, maybe it’s harder to see whales in these waters but the highlight of Walvis Bay (aka Whales Bay) is still its natural lagoon with its abundance of seabirds, including flamingos and pelicans, which are joined every year by thousands of migratory birds. As this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, there are many options for spending your time away from the ship. Due north of Walvis Bay along a coast road, the Atlantic harbour town of Swakopmund is just waiting to be discovered on an MSC South Africa excursion. Offering a vivid reminder of Namibia’s colonial past, the older architecture is Germanic in style, German is widely spoken and the restaurants delight in serving bratwurst. There’s even an annual Oktoberfest, a jolly knees-up featuring locally brewed lager and Bavarian-style bands in lederhosen. Swakopmund is a safari and backpacker hub with some great shops selling souvenirs including beautiful, locally made jewellery, crafts and curios. This is also Namibia’s extreme sports capital, with several operators offering quad-biking, dune buggy racing and sandboarding. Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are the southern point of the Skeleton Coast where, on nature trails across the sands and gravel plains, you can observe ancient desert-adapted plant species such as welwitschia (an endemic, trunkless tree which sags raggedly on the ground and can live for over 2500 years), lithops and delicate lichens.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Cape Town

Arrive: Mon 10 January 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 10 January 2022

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.

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).
×

Filter Results

  • Special Offers
  • Next
  • Next

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

Read All Reviews

Speak to a Cruise Expert

Call Us Free On

0800 197 8050

The latest cruise deals straight to your inbox

Book With Confidence