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Theme Cruises from Durban & Cape Town 2017/2018

To book a theme cruise, email us on cruises@southafrica.to or fill in the booking form below.

If, like many passengers, you want to avoid the extra costs of theme cruises, the drunken behaviour on some of them, and the fact that the ship's facilities get taken over by them; then mention this to your cruise consultant when filling in the booking form below, and they will help you avoid the chaos! Some of these themes are fairly minor affairs, with only a dozen passengers signing up (so one can easily cruise without being distracted by them); whilst others take over the entire cruise.

There are an astonishing 16 theme cruises in the 2017/2018 cruise season in South Africa; ranging from party cruises like Oh Ship and the matric cruise; to the more highbrow cruises like the SABC3 Speakers Cruise.

Dates

Name

Itinerary

3 - 6 November 2017

Women & Home Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

10 - 13 November 2017

SABC3 Speakers Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

17 - 20 November 2017

Deon Meyer Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

25 - 27 November 2017

Rising Sun Cruise

Durban, Nowhere, Durban

1 - 4 December 2017

Oh Ship Party Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

4 -8 December 2017

Matric Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Pomene, Durban

15 - 18 December 2017

Beauty Cruise (Hosted by Beauty Magazine, of Caxton Publishers). It was originally mandatory for everybody who went on the cruise to be part of the Beauty theme, but this is now optional.

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

9 - 13 January 2018

Bok Radio Cruise

Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Cape Town

15 - 19 January 2018

Love Jazz Cruise

Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Cape Town.

2 - 5 February 2018

Bobby & Friends Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

9 - 12 February 2018

Israels Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

2 - 5 March 2018

Finesse Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

9 - 12 March 2018

Sokkie Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

16 - 19 March 2018

Gospel Cruise

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

23 - 26 March 2018

Bangra Bash

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

15 - 20 April 2018

Oppiwater Cruise

Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Pomene, Durban

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Retro Celebration : Previous years Theme Cruises

And here's what the fun cruises in previous seasons have been:

2016/2017 Theme Cruises

A Bollywood and comedy themed weekend experience on the MSC Sinfonia Bhangra Boat cruise. The cruise departed on the 24th of March 2017 from Durban harbour, and returned on the 27th of March 2017.

In April 2017 Smile 90.4FM, a Cape Town radio station, hosted a short 2 night cruise; which involved board games hosted by them, and an 80's party on the last night. Here's a video from their party on the pool deck:

At the start of 2017 there was a Flock at Sea birding cruise, with many lifers spotted. Those passengers who thought  the term birding had something to do with the lovely ladies lounging around the pools & on the dance floors of the MSC Sinfonia, did not leave the cruise disappointed. Although, For that type of birding, it's better to try a  party cruise :) Click here to read a great write-up by Bryn de Kocks.

2014/2015 Theme Cruises

In the 2014/2015 cruise season, the boat used was the MSC Opera. The top 3 theme cruises were:

Cruise

Theme

From

Destination 

OP014

Jack Parow

8 to 12 Dec 2014

Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

If you're looking for hard partying cruises go for the Jack Parow Party cruise in December or Oh Ship in November.

OP031

Lotus FM (The Morning Rush and Desi Drive)

16 to 20 Feb 2015

Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

OP024

Voetspore

19 to 24 Jan 2015

Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Luderitz, Cape Town

OP023

Jazz Cruise with Clarence Ford

16 to 19 Jan 2015

Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Cape Town

OP009

Gospel Cruise

21 to 24 Nov 2014

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

OP011

Oh Ship (5FM's DJ Fresh and Euphonik)

28 Nov to 1 Dec 2014

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

OP022

Bok Radio

12 to 16 Jan 2015

Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Cape Town

OP029

Juke Box (Kyknet)

6 to 9 Feb 2015

Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban

OP035

Flock Birding Cruise

2 to 6 Mar 2015

Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban

OP037

RSG

9 to 13 Mar 2015

Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban

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From the 7th to the 10th Dec 2012, DJ Fresh and Euphonik presented 'Oh Ship'; a Cape Town to Mossel Bay cruise on the MSC Sinfonia (SI004). Styled as "3 nights of non-stop partying", the bands included Gold Fish and Mi.Casa. Passengers had the bonus of helping Fresh and Euphonik choose the acts they wanted to hear.

From the 10th to the 14th Dec 2012, Heart Radio offered a cruise from Cape Town to Luderitz on the MSC Sinfonia (SI005). Known as "Cape Town's Beat", they offered the opportunity to chill out by the swimming pools whilst listening to the grooves of their DJS - and at night to dance away in the Pasha Club.

From the 11th to the 14th Jan 2013; Radio Houtstok offered a theme cruise from Cape Town to Mossel Bay on the MSC Sinfonia. This was one for the Afrikaans music fans, to enjoy a lekker sokkie jol at night, and during the day too!

From the 1st to the 4th Feb 2013, there was a Kyknet Jukebox cruise from Durban, to Portuguese Island on the MSC Opera.

From the 1st to the 4th March 2013, there was an MSC Sinfonia cruise run by Huisgenoot, from Durban to Portuguese Island; labelled the "Huisgenoot musiek vaart". On board were Andriette, Riana Nel, Emo Adams, Jannie Moolman, Die Campbells, Wynand & Cheree and Adam Tas.

From the 15th to the 18th March 2013, Finesse ran a Durban to Portuguese Island cruise on the MSC Sinfonia. One for the ladies, leave the men at home! The well known women's magazine Finesse hosted this cruise. You could look forward to goody bags, informative talks and great advice. Afterwards you could relax by the pool in your favourite swimsuit with your best friends and enjoy delicious cocktails.

2015 Investment Cruise

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