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MSC Splendida to be deployed in South Africa for 2023/24 season

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MSC Splendida - South Africa bound for 2023/24 season
MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Splendida to South Africa for the 2023-24 sailing season.

The 14-deck passenger vessel will be based from November 2023 in the port of Durban and offer a range of voyages that last between 3 and 14 nights to Namibia and Mozambique. 

Durban and Cape Town

MSC Cruises will in total operate 35 sailings of MSC Splendida from both Durban and Cape Town during 2023-24.

Ross Volk, md, MSC Cruises South Africa said, ‘MSC Splendida will take cruising in South Africa to the next level and her deployment further demonstrates our commitment to help drive both the country’s tourism industry and the cruising sector with a resultant positive economic impact to the nation. The ship will be staffed by nearly 1,400 crew, many of whom will be sourced and trained locally through our own Shosholoza Ocean Academy in Durban.’

MSC Yacht Club debut

MSC Splendida can accommodate up to 4,363 passengers and features for the first time in South Africa, the MSC Yacht Club – a premium ‘ship within a ship’ concept with 71 spacious suites, a dedicated concierge desk, 24-hour butler service, private restaurant, swimming pool and sunbathing area.