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South Africa from Capetown

Departing on 26 Mar 2024 from Cape Town aboard the MSC Splendida - Cruise No: 2023829

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Cape Town, South Africa — Walvis Bay — Cape Town, South Africa
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Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
1
26 Mar '24
Cape Town, South Africa
18:00
2
27 Mar '24
At Sea
3
28 Mar '24
Walvis Bay

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.

4
29 Mar '24
At Sea
5
30 Mar '24
Cape Town, South Africa
09:00
Launched

2009

Tonnage

137,936

Length

1,016

Crew

1,370

Capacity

4,363

MSC Splendida carries you in stylish luxury to the most desirable cruise destinations in the world.

You’ll love the live music and wide variety of bars and restaurants on board. Food choices to explore include authentic Mediterranean specialities and spicy Tex-Mex. Complete the night with a world-class show in The Strand Theatre, a winning streak in the Royal Palm Casino or dancing ‘til dawn in the Club 33 Disco.

We’ve got fitness and sport covered with four swimming pools, a squash court, volleyball court, ultramodern gym and even a running track, allowing you to take in the stunning ocean views and refreshing sea breeze.

For those looking to relax, head to the MSC Aurea Spa where you will find pampering Balinese massages, a range of beauty treatments, a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpool and solarium. There is also the option to sunbathe in peace on the Top 18 sun deck, located at the top of the ship, where complimentary, refreshing fruit skewers and a thirst-quenching bar menu will keep you cool all day.

And while you are topping up your tan, the Kids and Teens can enjoy fabulous facilities and clubs of their own.

The foredecks of the ship are home to the exclusive MSC Yacht Club, a luxurious ship-within-a-ship with 71 spacious suites, its own Concierge Reception, 24-hour butler service, private Top Sail Lounge, pool deck and bar.

Grand Prix Simulator
Library

Aurea Spa
Balinese Head Massage
Fully Air Conditioned
Massage
Sauna
Solarium
Spa
Sun Deck
Swimming Pool
Thalassotherapy Pool
Whirlpool

Aerobics/Yoga
Basketball
Fitness Center
Fitness Equipment
Jogging Track
Squash
Tennis Court

Art Gallery
Atrium
Boutique
Duty-free shop
Emporium
Photo Shop
Security Safe

Disco
Entertainment Team
Open Air Cinema
Theatre

Interactive TV
Internet Cafe
Satelite Telephone

Bimini Bar
Botticelli Dining Room
Cafe
Canaletto Restaurant
Coffee Bar
Ice Cream Bar
Mediteranean
Mexican
Michelangelo Dining Room
Pizzeria
Yacht Club

Description

MSC Splendida carries you in stylish luxury to the most desirable cruise destinations in the world.

You’ll love the live music and wide variety of bars and restaurants on board. Food choices to explore include authentic Mediterranean specialities and spicy Tex-Mex. Complete the night with a world-class show in The Strand Theatre, a winning streak in the Royal Palm Casino or dancing ‘til dawn in the Club 33 Disco.

We’ve got fitness and sport covered with four swimming pools, a squash court, volleyball court, ultramodern gym and even a running track, allowing you to take in the stunning ocean views and refreshing sea breeze.

For those looking to relax, head to the MSC Aurea Spa where you will find pampering Balinese massages, a range of beauty treatments, a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpool and solarium. There is also the option to sunbathe in peace on the Top 18 sun deck, located at the top of the ship, where complimentary, refreshing fruit skewers and a thirst-quenching bar menu will keep you cool all day.

And while you are topping up your tan, the Kids and Teens can enjoy fabulous facilities and clubs of their own.

The foredecks of the ship are home to the exclusive MSC Yacht Club, a luxurious ship-within-a-ship with 71 spacious suites, its own Concierge Reception, 24-hour butler service, private Top Sail Lounge, pool deck and bar.

Recreational

Grand Prix Simulator
Library

Relaxation

Aurea Spa
Balinese Head Massage
Fully Air Conditioned
Massage
Sauna
Solarium
Spa
Sun Deck
Swimming Pool
Thalassotherapy Pool
Whirlpool

Fitness

Aerobics/Yoga
Basketball
Fitness Center
Fitness Equipment
Jogging Track
Squash
Tennis Court

Other

Art Gallery
Atrium
Boutique
Duty-free shop
Emporium
Photo Shop
Security Safe

Entertainment

Disco
Entertainment Team
Open Air Cinema
Theatre

Technology

Interactive TV
Internet Cafe
Satelite Telephone

Food and Drink

Bimini Bar
Botticelli Dining Room
Cafe
Canaletto Restaurant
Coffee Bar
Ice Cream Bar
Mediteranean
Mexican
Michelangelo Dining Room
Pizzeria
Yacht Club

Included Services

  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Entertainment
  • Onboard Casino
  • All Meals (Excluding Speciality Dining)
  • Kids Club

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