Crests were exchanged on board between the ship’s Master, Captain Nicola Gravante and Lucas Kufana, Port Captain, Namport.
The 2,550-guest capacity MSC Orchestra is currently on a 5-night cruise from Cape Town, South Africa to Namibia.
Ship tour for local travel agents
MSC Cruises hosted more than 50 local travel agents on board in port for a ship tour and presentation about the company’s future plans for the region.
She will operate from Durban for most of the summer season before returning in April to Venice via the Suez Canal as part of a 25-night voyage.
MSC doubling up in South Africa
MSC Cruises is the biggest line serving the South African market and it will bolster its number one status in winter 2020/21 when, for the first time, the company will deploy two ships to the country. MSC Opera will homeport in Cape Town and MSC Musica in Durban for the season.
MSC Cruises through Kwazulu Cruise Terminal in November started construction of a new multi-user cruise terminal in the port of Durban which is expected to be operational in January 2021.