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Waterpark on the deck of the MSC Sinfonia

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MSC Orchestra Cruise Bookings for South Africans

As her name suggests, the MSC Orchestra brings together safety, luxurious comfort and design in seamless harmony. She was the second ship in the MSC fleet in the Musica design (the others are the MSC Musica, MSC Orchestra and MSC Poesia). The ship is 293.8 metres in length and has a beam of 32.20 metres. Her gross tonnage is 92,409 and she can carry 2 550 passengers at full capacity.

If you're looking for a cruise to South America, Northern Europe or the Mediterranean, the MSC Orchestra is the cruise liner to choose.

We are now taking bookings for cruises on the MSC Orchestra. You can check availability by filling in the form below (email if you're experiencing difficulties).

MSC Orchestra Cruises
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If more than 20 people, please specify the number in the special request field
Number of children between the ages of 12 and 17 (but not yet 18 years old)
Please note that the child must still be under 18 at the date the cruise RETURNS to be included as an under 18
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Please select your cruise. *Pricing and specials change continously. Pricing below is indicative only and may no longer be available. Prices are per person sharing, including mandatory port & service charges & insurance
18 Oct 2019 to 16 Nov 2019 - OR01 - Genoa(Italy), Civitavecchia, Chania(Greece), Suez Canal Transit(Egypt), Eilat(Israel), Aqaba(Jordon), Salalah(Oman), Male(Maldives), Port Victoria(Seychelles), Port Louis(Mauritius), Pointe des Galets(Reunion), Durban(South Africa) - from R 44,534 pps*

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If you would prefer not to share one cabin, please indicate the number of cabins you require. Cabins on the Sinfonia sleep a maximum of 4 people.
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Inside (no window)
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Balcony Cabin
Balcony Suite
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Are you on honeymoon?
Cruise must fall within 6 months of wedding date. Proof of wedding must be provided
Are you 60 years or older?
A valid drivers license, ID or current passport will be required for validation at the pier
If yes, how many adults are 60 years or older?
Senior discount only applies to those 60+ in the cabin
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  • 2017-11-05 A 21 night repositioning cruises on the Orchestra from Genoa to Buenos Aires stopping at Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Cadiz, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, Recife, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.

  • 2014-03-13 : The MSC Orchestra becomes the first MSC Cruises ship to arrive in Australia, as it visits Cairns on its way to Fremantle. The vessel sets sail from Dubai on the 21st February 2015 and on the way will stop at inter alia Mumbai and Kochi.


Inside the MSC Orchestra

The MSC Orchestra has 18 decks that host all its exciting facilities. This includes 5 restaurants, serving cuisine of Italian and even Chinese descent. Below are some pictures of the Shanghai Restaurant and the 4-Seasons Restaurant onboard the Orchestra:


This cruise ship has bars and lounges for all tastes, with each having its own theme. You can enjoy the feeling of being anywhere in the world, with the African-themed Savannah Bar, Hollywood-style Zaffiro Bar and the stylish Cantinella Wine Bar.


Alternatively, the lower dining room is the Villa Borghese. Note that water, tea and coffee are not free at dinner time, but drinks are reasonably priced.

Guests can enjoy some rest and relaxation time at the MSC Aurea Spa, which along with a spa also hosts a meditation room and a fitness centre, which has beautiful views from the front of the ship. Entertainment comes in the form of live shows at the Covent Garden Theatre, gambling at the Palm Beach Casino, dancing all night at the disco, watching movies at the open air movie theatre or playing basketball or tennis at the Orchestra's very own courts. There are also two pools on the upper deck of the ship to choose from on those perfect sunny days.


Cabins and Suites

There are a variety of cabins to choose from on the MSC Orchestra:

Interior Staterooms - These cabins are 14 square metres, have single beds that can be converted into a double bed (on request), as well as a spacious wardrobe,a bathroom with a shower, interactive TV, telephone, availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment), mini-bar and safe.

Ocean View Staterooms - These cabins are 17 square metres in size and have all the same features as the interior staterooms plus a window with a view to the outside.

Balcony Staterooms - These cabins have the same amenities as mentioned above, plus they have a balcony. There are two kinds of balcony staterooms, the standard one, which is 18.5 square metres, and the superior balcony stateroom, which is 22 square metres.

Balcony suites - 29.5 Square metres big, these suites are lovely and spacious, have a balcony to the outside, as well as all the amenities of the other cabins.


Reviews of the MSC Orchestra

May 2011 - The Irish Naval Association cruised from Copenhagen and wrote this about the MSC Orchestra: "The ship was stunning and top of the range in luxury" and "Our over-all impressions: the ship was terrific, scenery was amazing, food was great, shows were great".

August 2011 - A passenger on a cruise in the Mediterranean describes his experience of the MSC Orchestra: "The ship itself was magnificent and when we (my wife and I) first saw it in Copenhagen we were impressed".

Watch a video review of the MSC Orchestra:

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