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Departure Date: 18th April 2021

Duration: 29 nights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Cruise Ship: MSC Musica

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Holiday Benefits

  • Flights based on London - other airports available*
  • All overseas transfers included
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Durban - Bed & Breakfast
  • 25 nights cruise onboard MSC Musica
  • A Full Day Safari Tour to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve

Itinerary

  • 18th April 2021

    London > Durban

  • 18th April 2021

    Aha The Riverside Hotel

    BB, 4 Star Rating

  • 21st April 2021

    Durban

    Durban, a glistening jewel on the south-east coast of Africa, is the third largest city in South Africa and the major city of KwaZulu-Natal. It has been a centre of sea trade since before colonisation and now has a flourishing artistic centre, which perfectly complements the vibrant markets and rich cultures of the city. Durban’s port is a natural half-moon harbour lined with white sand and azure water, punctuated by the port’s many piers which reach into the water like the leaves of a fan. The beaches of Durban’s famous Golden Mile stretch along the harbour and are popular all year round, as travellers and locals alike enjoy Durban’s warm, humid summers and mild, dry winters.

  • 25th April 2021

    Possession

  • 26th April 2021

    Port Louis

    Mauritius’ largest city, Port Louis is a vibrant and exciting place whose culture is a mix of African, Chinese and Indian influences. There are activities and sights to keep you busy and explore the different aspects of the city.

  • 27th April 2021

    Port Louis

    Mauritius’ largest city, Port Louis is a vibrant and exciting place whose culture is a mix of African, Chinese and Indian influences. There are activities and sights to keep you busy and explore the different aspects of the city.

  • 30th April 2021

    Port Victoria

  • 1st May 2021

    Port Victoria

  • 9th May 2021

    'aqaba

    The resort town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea at the southern end of Jordan, is a popular spot for divers with some of the best coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling and other water sports are popular, and it’s easy to hire a boat for a day or half-day, including lunch.Aqaba has become quite a bustling destination, with several large luxury hotels and a large shopping area. There are many jewelry stores selling pearls, gem stones, and gold and silver jewelry. It’s worth noting that although it’s an international beach resort, Aqaba is quite conservative—certainly much more so than Amman—and North Americans tend to be more comfortable at the private hotel beaches.

  • 13th May 2021

    Katakolon

    Katakolon could not seem less of a cruise port if it tried. A tiny enclave clinging to the western Peloponnese coast, it’s a sleepy place except when ships dock. But it’s a popular cruise destination because of its proximity to Olympia. Ancient Olympia was one of the most important cities in classical Greece. The Sanctuary of Zeus was the city’s raison d’être, and attracted pilgrims from around the eastern Mediterranean, and later the city played host to Olympic Games, the original athletic games that were the inspiration for today’s modern sporting pan-planetary meet. At the foot of the tree-covered Kronion hill, in a valley near two rivers, Katakolon is today one of the most popular ancient sites in Greece. If you don’t want to make the trip to Olympia, then Katakolon is an ideal place for a leisurely Greek lunch while you watch the fishermen mend their nets, but there’s just not much else to do there.

  • 14th May 2021

    Kotor

    Backed by imposing mountains, tiny Kotor lies hidden from the open sea, tucked into the deepest channel of the Bokor Kotorska (Kotor Bay), which is Europe’s most southerly fjord. To many, this town is more charming than its sister UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik, retaining more authenticity, but with fewer tourists and spared the war damage and subsequent rebuilding which has given Dubrovnik something of a Disney feel.Kotor’s medieval Stari Grad (Old Town) is enclosed within well-preserved defensive walls built between the 9th and 18th centuries and is presided over by a proud hilltop fortress. Within the walls, a labyrinth of winding cobbled streets leads through a series of splendid paved piazzas, rimmed by centuries-old stone buildings. The squares are now haunted by strains from buskers but although many now house trendy cafés and chic boutiques, directions are still given medieval-style by reference to the town’s landmark churches.In the Middle Ages, as Serbia’s chief port,

  • 15th May 2021

    Split

    Split’s ancient core is so spectacular and unusual that a visit is more than worth your time. The heart of the city lies within the walls of Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace, which was built in the 3rd century AD. Diocletian, born in the nearby Roman settlement of Salona in AD 245, achieved a brilliant career as a soldier and became emperor at the age of 40. In 295 he ordered this vast palace to be built in his native Dalmatia, and when it was completed he stepped down from the throne and retired to his beloved homeland. Upon his death, he was laid to rest in an octagonal mausoleum, around which Split’s magnificent cathedral was built.In 615, when Salona was sacked by barbarian tribes, those fortunate enough to escape found refuge within the stout palace walls and divided up the vast imperial apartments into more modest living quarters. Thus, the palace developed into an urban center, and by the 11th century the settlement had expanded beyond the ancient walls.Under the rul

  • 16th May 2021

    Venice

    Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you’ve seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you’ll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.

  • 16th May 2021

    Venice > London

Ship Information

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Launched
2006
Tonnage
92409
Length
293.8
Total Crew
1014
Occupancy
2550

Launched in 2006, she is best suited to families. There is the distinct aura of a resort hotel on the ship, with the ship offering a great variety of activities, staterooms, and dining options. Whilst onboard, guests may want to take advantage of some of her more distinctive and unique features, such as the LED Wall, or unwind in one of the many bars available.

Suite

Features a balcony and a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee) mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Balcony Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Inside Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Deck 16 - Sport
Deck 16 - Sport
Deck 15 - Cantata
Deck 15 - Cantata
Deck 14 - Capriccio
Deck 14 - Capriccio
Deck 13 - Vivace
Deck 13 - Vivace
Deck 12 - Virtuoso
Deck 12 - Virtuoso
Deck 11 - Adagio
Deck 11 - Adagio
Deck 10 - Minuetto
Deck 10 - Minuetto
Deck 9 - Intermezzo
Deck 9 - Intermezzo
Deck 8 - Forte
Deck 8 - Forte
Deck 7 - Maestoso
Deck 7 - Maestoso
Deck 6 - Brillante
Deck 6 - Brillante
Deck 5 - Grazioso
Deck 5 - Grazioso

Entertainment

Theatre

State of the art theatre, and the main show lounge onboard, with seating for 1,240 people.

Disco

With a live DJ and open from 11.00pm until late, the ship's disco located on deck 14 and served by its own bar. It has seating for 172 guests.

Casino

The ship's 630 square meter casino, situated on deck 7 accommodating 222 guests. It is served by its own bar and features games from roulette and blackjack to poker and slot machines. The Casino is open to over 18’s only.

Piano Bar

The 142 seat Piano Bar on deck 5 is the ship's reception bar, featuring live piano music and accompanying orchestra. 

Lounge & Wine Bar

The Lounge and Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the ship with seating for 135 guests.

Each day special wine tastings are accompanied by different bites of food, such as fried polenta with cream cheese, bruschetta and other specialties as guests are guided through the wine selection by experienced sommeliers.

Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar is an additional charge bar, situated on deck 6 seating 220 guests and with complimentary snacks ranging from pastries to cookies and potato chips served with all drinks purchased.

Coffee packages are available and drinks on offer range from chilled liquor based coffees such as Espresso Martini, American Style Coffee, Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate.

Entertainment on offer here ranges from live music to trivia quizzes, art and craft demonstrations and cookery demonstration

Cocktail Bar

The Cocktail Bar is the ideal location for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with live musical entertainment.

It is located on deck 6 with seating for up to 45 guests.

Cigar Lounge

The ship's smoking room and whiskey bar is situated on deck 7 and seats 32 guests.

The Cigar Lounge offers elegant surroundings with leather settees and armchairs for guests to relax on and enjoy a cigar accompanied by a drink selected from the range of fine spirits on offer.

Library

The ship's small library and reading room are located on deck 7, with seats for 15 guests. It has a small selection of books in a variety of languages for guests to borrow. It also contains a number of board games for guests' use.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery can be found on deck 7 of the ship. Guests can view a range of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

Cyber café

The Cyber Cafe located on deck 7 is the ship's computer room with 17 workstations and a printer (Charges apply).

Costs are around €3.33 Euros for 10 minutes in the Cyber Cafe or if guests want to spend more time on the internet a number of packages are available as follows (subject to change)

€10 for 60 minutes

€15 100 minutes

€50 for 8 hours

€120 for 24 hours

Card Room

The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Photo Gallery

The ship's Photo Gallery on deck 7, displays photos and videos of guests taken by the ship's official photographers which guests can purchase if they wish to. Guests can also have portraits taken with a selection of backdrops or locations throughout the ship.

Shops & Boutiques

There are a variety of shops and boutique onboard. From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, Le Parfum selling a range of cosmetics and perfumes including Dior and Marc Jacobs.

La Boutique, on deck 6 sells men's, women's and children's fashion with brands including Polo, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Armani, with sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery.

The Duty Free Shop sells a range of tobaccos, liquors and snacks and is located on deck 6.

Health & Fitness

MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team of expert masseuses and beauty therapists will take care of your well being. 

Choose from a wide range of treatments and facilities which include:

  • 20 different types of massage, 19 body treatments, 19 facials, aromatherapy treatments, manicure and pedicure spa.
  • A spa doctor and team of specialist masseuses, manicurists, pedicurists, hair stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors.
  • Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.
  • Exclusive beauty treatments in partnership with renowned international beauty brands.
  • Further exclusive facilities, including a beauty centre with hair salon and bar

Minigolf

A small five hole mini golf course is located by the ship's funnel on deck 15.

Sport Centre

A 474 square metre multi-purpose sports court is located on deck 16 for games such as basketball, tennis, football and volleyball with complimentary equipment hire from the pool area on deck 13.

Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard is available on decks 14 and 15 of the ship with equipment available from the poolside bar on deck 13.

The Pools

There are two outdoor salt water pools onboard- one ranging from 1.70 metres to 1.90metres deep, it is the smaller of the two pools at 1300 square metres; the other is the larger of the ship's two outdoor pools at 1600 square metres.

They are served by the outdoor Bar (which also sells additional charge Gelato ice cream) and flanked by two whirlpools.

The smaller pool is located by the ship's outdoor stage area where a range of activities take place from ice carving and cookery demonstrations to complimentary aerobic classes.

There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.

Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: continental

Located on Deck 6, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there’s a great variety of choice to be had in the restaurants. One of two main dining rooms onboard, guests will find everything from freshly baked bread, to Italian and Mediterranean styled food here.

Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: continental

Located on deck 5, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there’s a great variety of choice to be had in the restaurants . One of two main dining rooms onboard, guests will find everything from freshly baked bread, to Italian and Mediterranean styled food here.

Gli Archi À la Carte Restaurant

Experience: cover

Food: italian

Situated on Deck Thirteen, passengers can enjoy breathtaking views and sumptuous Italian cuisine from this à la carte restaurant. The dedicated chefs strive to impress, as they aim to pamper guests’ taste buds with contemporary Italian cuisine blended skilfully with international influences. The high level of service isn’t confined to the plate though, as the Maitre d’Hotel and his team make every effort to make the dinner process as enjoyable as possible.

Sushi Bar

Experience: cover

Food: sushi

Those looking for a different dining experience may want to check out the Sushi Bar. Introduced on MSC Musica Kaito is a unique restaurant where food is prepared by hand by the onboard experienced master Sushi chefs in an authentic Japanese minimalist restaurant setting. Located on Deck 7, it provides a genuine taste of Japanese hot and cold dishes, including sushi, sashimi, and tempura, to name but a few.

I'Angolo dell'Oggetto Self Service Café

Experience: complimentary

Food: buffet

Situated on deck 6 is the ship’s buffet cafeteria and is open from 7.00am in the morning until 10.00am for buffet breakfast. Food on offer at breakfast includes a selection of pastries, muffins, breads, scrambled and hard boiled eggs, sausages, baked beans, bacon, cold meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, cereal and yogurts. Drinks available include fruit juice (available at breakfast time only) along with a 24 hour tea, coffee and water station.

The lunch time buffet begins at 11.30am, and remains open until 4.30pm. Stations include a salad bar, pasta dishes, grill serving hotdogs and burgers, fries and a variety of hot dishes including fish and meat dishes. Fresh fruit and desserts including ice cream are also available. At 4.15pm a self service afternoon tea is available comprising of sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

From 7.00pm, similar items are available to those on offer at lunch time.

Late night snacks are also served in a variety of locations throughout the ship.

Ice Cream Bar

Experience: cover

Food: ice_cream

Situated on deck 13, The gelato comes in a wide variety of around 16 different flavours from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple and coffee to pistachio, kiwi and lemon. 

Kid's Clubs

Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.

  • Baby Club is for those under 3 years.
  • Mini Club is for those 3-6 years old.
  • Juniors Club is for 7-11 year olds.
  • Young Clubis for 12-14 years old.
  • Teens Club caters for 15-17 year olds.

Virtual Reality Games

An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard.

Disabled Facilities

Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.
Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.
All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.
Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.
In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.
Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.

Dietary Requirements

Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.
MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.
For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.

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