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MSC Cruises Specials 2019 / 2020

The following cruise specials from South Africa are run from time to time on selected MSC cruises from Cape Town & Durban on the MSC Musica, MSC Opera and MSC Orchestra cruise ships. Email and one of our friendly consultants will be delighted to help you find the best deal.


  • A discount is offered on the current cabin fare (no free cabin upgrade available anymore) - 5% on inside and outside cabins; 10% on balcony cabins and 10% on suites.

  • On International Cruises, no discount is offered, but you do get a Fruit Basket, 1 bottle of wine, an invitation from the Captain for an exclusive cocktail, photo service and a special on board treatment with a surprise.

  • Valid for up to 6 months after the wedding. Proof to be provided that it is for a honeymoon (in the form of venue quotes or a letter from the marrying officer)

Senior Club

  • Passengers over 60 years of age will be offered a special discount on top of the Regular Quoted Fare - a discount of 5% (Inside Cabin), 5% (Outside Cabin), 10% (Balcony or Suite)

  • The discount only applies to the first two passengers in the cabin who are over 60.

Early Booking Special

  • Book early and save Up to 40% off per person.

  • The actual percentage of the saving will be reviewed on an on-going basis and is subject to withdrawal or change without prior notice

  • Can ONLY be combined with ‘Kids cruise Free’, Senior Club and Honeymoon special – Capacity controlled and can be withdrawn at any time

Best Price of the Day

  • If you miss out on the early booking special you can still get a good deal with this ever-changing fare.

  • Guarantees you the best price available at the specific time you book your cruise.


  • On selected cruises, book a cabin close to your own just for the kids and pay a reduced rate per child per night starting from: R450 (interior), R500 per night (ocean view), R600 (balcony) and R750 (Suite). Peak season rates and International cruise rates differ.

  • This applies to a maximum of 4 children in a cabin and only 1 cabin per family.

  • The category and location of the second cabin will be confirmed by MSC Cruises. We cannot guarantee that it will be adjacent to the first cabin, and it may be in a different cabin category.

All in one

  • Available for 1 adult sharing a cabin with up to 3 children under 18

  • Parents pay the Best Price Fare while the first child under 18 pays just 60% of the adult fare and the remaining children only pay the mandatory charges.

Children Cruise Free

  • Children under 18 travelling in the same cabin as their parents cruise free on local cruises.

  • Children will need to pay port, service and insurance fees.

Young & Young

  • If everyone in the cabin is between 18 and 29 years of age, then qualify for a special discount per cabin on top of the Regular Quoted Fare - a discount of 10% (Inside cabin), 10% (Outside Cabin), 15% (Balcony Cabin or Suite)

  • These fares are subject to availability.

Single Fares

  • If you will be travelling in a cabin on your own, you will pay a minimum 80% surcharge on your cruise fare, subject to availability.

25th Anniversary

  • for your Silver Wedding Anniversary, receive an on board package which includes: a standard birthday cake and a bottle of sparkling wine J.C. le Roux (white, red or rosé); served in restaurant.

  • valid for all departures within 6 months after your anniversary date

50th Anniversary

  • for your Gold Wedding Anniversary, receive an on board package which includes: One bottle of sparkling wine (J.C. le Roux Le Domaine), a tray of canapés served in your cabin at embarkation together with a Captain's welcome letter; a bowl of fresh seasonal fruits in your cabin every day.

  • valid for selected departures within 6 months after your anniversary date

Extend your Cruise

  • Book two consecutive cruises and get a 10% discount on the Best Price fare of the second cruise.

  • This discount can be combined with all brochure promos and MSC Club discounts

Special conditions relating to Balcony Cabins and Suites

  • A maximum of 2 children UNDER 12 at the time of completion of travel can be accommodated with 2 Fare paying passengers in the Balcony Suites on the Sinfonia and pay only the applicable port charges and service fees.


Specials are offered on selected cruises and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. They are NOT applicable to Peak Season and North & Southbound Cruises. Selected Discounts may be combined from time to time and can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Please note that South African Citizens holding Foreign Passports will NOT be permitted to board the cruise.

** Mandatory Cruise Insurance is NOT included in South and Northbound sailings, and passengers have the option of obtaining their own travel insurance and send proof of such insurance to MSC Cruises (having said that, it's easier to just use their insurance)..

MSC Sinfonia Cruise ship


  • 7 January 2014. For the honeymooners special, proof of wedding needs to be provided in the form of a marriage certificate or venue quote.

  • 29 May 2013. The best special is the Prima 40% discount. Here's a list of cruises with the Prima Special.

Mystery Cabin Special

Note that the Mystery Cabin special is not running at the moment.

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