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Cruise news: Grab a cabin for as little as R2,479 per person sharing on an MSC Opera cruise from Durban

We've heard rumour Skywise Airline is launching in October

List of MSC Opera Cruises & Prices

Flying down to your holiday home along the beach front for a little R&R is soo old school. What with all the hassle of waiting for ..... Airways to look for your lost luggage or having to sleep outside, all because in your rush to the airport you forgot the house keys back at your city mansion. Book a holiday-in-one from just R2,479* per person sharing, no unpacking or lost luggage as it's all in your cabin, with friendly ship crew to assist you all day. Depart from SA's favourite playground, Durban, to sunny and tropical destinations like Mozambique, Madagascar or Mauritius. Cruise from Cape Town to Europe on an epic 19 night trip

To book, contact one of our expert cruise consultants on cruises@southafrica.to or fill in the quotations form at MSC Opera. Alternatively, please call us on 021-531-7453.

The prices below are per person sharing for the cheapest available cabin. Outside cabins, balcony cabins and balcony suites available on some departures.

Itinerary

Departure

Return

Price from:

OP01 - Genoa, Villefranche sur Mer, Valencia, Casablanca, Agadir, Dakar, Walvis Bay, Cape Town

25 Oct 2013

11 Nov 2013

R15 685*

OP02 - Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban

11 Nov 2013

15 Nov 2013

R2 729*

OP03 - Durban, Nowhere, Durban

15 Nov 2013

17 Nov 2013

R3 389*

OP4 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

17 Nov 2013

22 Nov 2013

R4 589*

OP05 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

22 Nov 2013

25 Nov 2013

R3 637*

OP06 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

25 Nov 2013

29 Nov 2013

R5 709*

OP07 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

29 Nov 2013

02 Dec 2013

R5 389*

OP08 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

02 Dec 2013

06 Dec 2013

R6 019*

OP10 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

09 Dec 2013

13 Dec 2013

R6 734*

OP11 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

13 Dec 2013

16 Dec 2013

R6 384*

OP12 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

16 Dec 2013

20 Dec 2013

R8 749*

OP13 - Durban, Port Louis, Durban

20 Dec 2013

30 Dec 2013

R16 830*

OP14 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Maputo, Fort Dauphin, Durban

30 Dec 2013

06 Jan 2014

R13 617*

OP15 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

06 Jan 2014

10 Jan 2014

R6 544*

OP16 - Durban. Portuguese Island, Durban

10 Jan 2014

13 Jan 2014

R4 589*

OP18 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

13 Jan 2014

17 Jan 2014

R4 719*

OP19 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

17 Jan 2014

20 Jan 2014

R3 769*

OP20 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

20 Jan 2014

24 Jan 2014

R4 064*

OP21 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

24 Jan 2014

27 Jan 2014

R3 769*

OP22 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

27 Jan 2014

31 Jan 2014

R3 809*

OP23 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

31 Jan 2014

03 Feb 2014

R3 767*

OP24 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

03 Feb 2014

07 Feb 2014

R4 059*

OP26 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

10 Feb 2014

14 Feb 2014

R4 064*

OP27 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

14 Feb 2014

17 Feb 2014

R4 579*

OP28 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

17 Feb 2014

21 Feb 2014

R4 059*

OP29 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

21 Feb 2014

24 Feb 2014

R4 009*

OP30 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

24 Feb 2014

28 Feb 2014

R4 059*

OP31 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

28 Feb 2014

03 Mar 2014

R4 499*

OP32 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

03 Mar 2014

07 Mar 2014

R3 809*

OP33 - Durban, Nowhere, Durban

07 Mar 2014

09 Mar 2014

R2 529*

OP34 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

09 Mar 2014

14 Mar 2014

R5 359*

OP35 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

14 Mar 2014

17 Mar 2014

R4 649*

OP38 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

24 Mar 2014

28 Mar 2014

R4 059*

OP39 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

28 Mar 2014

31 Mar 2014

R4 359*

OP40 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

31 Mar 2014

04 Apr 2014

R5 099*

OP42 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

07 Apr 2014

11 Apr 2014

R4 059*

OP44 - Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

14 Apr 2014

18 Apr 2014

R3 809*

OP45 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

18 Apr 2014

21 Apr 2014

R4 359*

OP46 - Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

21 Apr 2014

25 Apr 2014

R4 319*

OP47 - Durban, Cape Town

25 Apr 2014

28 Apr 2014

R2 479*

OP48 - Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Dakar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Funchal, Lisbon, Vigo, Cherbourg, Southampton

28 Apr 2014

17 May 2014

R16 160*

The Fine Print

*The prices above are per person sharing, based on 2 adults sharing a cabin and include insurance, port fees, service fees, meals, accommodation and entertainment. Prices only guaranteed once a booking has been made and terms and conditions pertaining to the booking are met.  Prices are subject to availability of cabin category and change. (E&OE.)

pool deck on the MSC Opera cruise ship

 

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Rating 4.8 /5 On the 8th of September I flew to Cape Town from Johannesburg (with Mango). As always I was extremely impressed with the services offered. Firstly, having the option of checking in online is just amazing, second, when I had to drop off my luggage the attendant was extremely friendly and also informed me that my boarding gate will probably change because I was quite early. This was really good, because I knew I needed to keep checking if the gate changes. Yes, it did change, but the change was announced more than three times and in a reasonable time before we needed to board. On the plane the air host and hostess were very friendly and professional. They were ready to assist you at any point during the flight. I was also very happy when I saw how they helped the lady in a wheelchair. This service is definitely noted. We arrived at the Cape Town Airport on time, as scheduled, and the luggage came through very quickly as well. Thank you Mango, and keep up the great service, it is highly Appreciated. 

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SAA Flight News: In a speech to parliament on Monday, the Minister of Public Enterprises fleshed out SAA's Long-Term Turnaround Strategy.
- They plan to create an entity called "SAA Group Holdings" which will be responsible for operating the individual airlines: MangoSA Express and South African Airways.
- The Minister draws inspiration from Kenya, Ethiopia and the UAE where there are holistic state aviation policies revolving around: airports, airlines, visa requirements, traffic rights for foreign carriers and buying planes. The DPE is already busy formulating a "Fly South Africa Policy" similar to the "Fly America Act" which forces Government officials to use state-owned airlines.
- It seems South African Airways has asked for help with its decisions on whether to fly to Beijing & Mumbai, as stopping flying there would have "far-reaching diplomatic implications" given the objectives of the BRICS (Ed: India and China airlines don't fly to South Africa so why would there be diplomatic implications if South African Airways stopped flying there? Seems 1-sided).

Comair reports in their annual results that their net profit per passenger is R45, which they describe as "low":
- The new B737-800s are having a large saving in jet fuel compared to the Boeing 737-400s which they replaced.
- 1time airline's exit from the industry "helped to restore seat occupancy to prior year levels".
- The catering business which Comair started in March 2012 has been "very successful" (so sometimes outsourcing isn't the answer).
- Four new B737-800s are planned to be delivered in late 2015, with the possibility of further orders post 2018.
- There were diluted Earnings Per Share of 48c, which compares to a share price of R2.80