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Cruises from Durban to Portuguese Islands Cruise Schedule

MSC Musica Cruises 

MSC MUSICA​ 
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with MSC Musica Cruises from Durban to the Portuguese Islands or Durban to Pomene, or Cape Town to Namibia cruises? Join MSC with a vast selection of cruises for 2024-2025

Cruise from Durban to Portuguese Islands
PORTUGUESE ISLANDS

Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island, a perfect cruise destination.

MSC ​MUSICA

The MSC Musica is returning to South Africa for the 2024/2025 season, having been here for the first time in 2018. The MSC Musica is a smaller ship which provides a more intimate experience.

Starting in November 2024, this beautiful ship will sail across the Indian and South Atlantic Ocean.

Cruise from Durban , Cruise up to the Portuguese Islands and Pomene, or Cruise to Cape Town

Cruise Schedule
cape town cruises
CAPE TOWN CRUISES

When your MSC cruise brings you to Cape Town, it’s easy to see that, more than a scenic backdrop, Table Mountain is the solid core of this port city.

Cruise from Durban to Pomene
DURBAN CRUISES

Durban’s expansive beachfront has one of the city’s busiest concentrations of restaurants, and a suplus of family entertainment.

MSC Cruises to Pomene
POMENE CRUISES

Pomene Bay is one of the most picturesque sites in Mozambique - part of the Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty. 

MSC Musica Cruises Schedule from 
Durban and Cape Town 2024-2025

22 - 25 Nov 2024 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights  MUSICA 

Set sail on a 3-night cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Durban to Portuguese Island for an unforgettable cruises getaway.   

Enjoy stunning ocean panoramas, indulge in lavish amenities, and discover a tropical haven with pristine sandy shores. This brief yet enchanting cruise invites moments of relaxation, excitement, and lasting memories - all in just three nights.

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25 - 29 Nov 2024  Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights  MUSICA

Durban Cruise to Nowhere

Between the capital Maputo, in the South, and Pemba, in the North of the State, there are 2000 kilometres of coastline, characterised by stretches of white sand that blend into the horizon, blue lagoons and unexplored coral reefs.  

Pomene, one of the most picturesque sites in Mozambique. The lagoon that protects this extraordinary bay, set between the blue Indian Ocean and the waters where the mangroves grow – these extraordinary plants appear to float on the surface of the water, like a forest in a fairy tale – is part of the Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty thanks to its remote location.


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29 Nov - 2 Dec 2024 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban : 3 nights  - Oh Ship MUSICA

Set sail on a 3-night cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Durban to Portuguese Island for an unforgettable cruises getaway.   

Enjoy stunning ocean panoramas, indulge in lavish amenities, and discover a tropical haven with pristine sandy shores. This brief yet enchanting cruise invites moments of relaxation, excitement, and lasting memories - all in just three nights.


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02 - 06 Dec 2024 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights MUSICA

Between the capital Maputo, in the South, and Pemba, in the North of the State, there aDurban,  Pomene, Durbanre 2000 kilometres of coastline, characterised by stretches of white sand that blend into the horizon, blue lagoons and unexplored coral reefs.

Pomene, one of the most picturesque sites in Mozambique. The lagoon that protects this extraordinary bay, set between the blue Indian Ocean and the waters where the mangroves grow – these extraordinary plants appear to float on the surface of the water, like a forest in a fairy tale – is part of the Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty thanks to its remote location.

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06 - 09 Dec 2024  Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights  MUSICA

Enjoy a cruise from Durban to Portuguese Island in Mozambique on board MSC Musica.  Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited, sandy island situated at the edge of Maputo Bay, very close to Inhaca Island. Enjoy all meals onboard (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner & midnight snack) , daily onboard activities, world  class live entertainment and Island beach excursions to Portuguese Island (weather permitting)


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09 - 13 Dec 2024 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights Matriek Cruise   MUSICA

Pomene is a fabulous cruise destination in Mozambique, an idyllic bar of sand separating the sea from an estuary with  a mangrove forest, which MSC Cruises have upgraded with shade and bars for your enjoyment. It's situated about 605km north of Maputo, with its remote location allowing it to maintain its pristine nature. Book cruises from Durban to Pomene on the MSC Musica now by requesting a quote


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13 - 16 Dec 2024 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights Kids Cruise MUSICA

et sail on a 3-night cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Durban to Portuguese Island for an unforgettable cruises getaway. 

Enjoy stunning ocean panoramas, indulge in lavish amenities, and discover a tropical haven with pristine sandy shores. This brief yet enchanting cruise invites moments of relaxation, excitement, and lasting memories - all in just three nights.


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16 - 20 Dec 2024 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights  MUSICA

Pomene is a fabulous cruise destination in Mozambique, an idyllic bar of sand separating the sea from an estuary with  a mangrove forest, which MSC Cruises have upgraded with shade and bars for your enjoyment. It's situated about 605km north of Maputo, with its remote location allowing it to maintain its pristine nature. Book cruises from Durban to Pomene on the MSC Musica now by requesting a quote


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20 - 23 Dec 2024 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights  MUSICA 

Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island: one of the enchanting destinations of an MSC cruise to Southern Africa. It is located at the external limit of Maputo Bay, host to the capital of Mozambique, under the cover of Inhaca Island, the chosen location for some of the most luxurious resorts of the entire continent. During your holiday, take some time between dips in the warm, crystalline ocean waters to stroll around this island. It is six kilometres long, about an hour walk on sand that caresses the soles of your feet (during the central hours of the day, it is best to wear open sandals because the sand becomes very hot), with only the blue of the water and the green of the low vegetation for company.


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23 - 29 Dec 2024 Durban, Pomene, Portuguese Island, Durban 6 nights  MUSICA 

Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island: one of the enchanting destinations of an MSC cruise to Southern Africa. It is located at the external limit of Maputo Bay, host to the capital of Mozambique, under the cover of Inhaca Island, the chosen location for some of the most luxurious resorts of the entire contineCrruise Durban, Portuguese Island, Durbannt.

During your holiday, take some time between dips in the warm, crystalline ocean waters to stroll around this island. It is six kilometres long, about an hour walk on sand that caresses the soles of your feet (during the central hours of the day, it is best to wear open sandals because the sand becomes very hot), with only the blue of the water and the green of the low vegetation for company.     

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29 Dec 2024 - 10 Jan 2025 Durban, Port Louis, LaPossession, Portuguese Island, Durban  12 nights   MSC MUSICA

Sail to Port Louis with MSC Cruises, discover special packages and excursions to explore beautiful places in Mauritius

Cruises to Mauritius are to be experienced on land as well as at sea, with dives in the fish-rich waters, stunning beaches and walks through the surprising natural surroundings. A holiday cruise toMauritius with an MSC cruise means disembarking at Port Louis. It is the capital of this island nation off the cost of Madagascar, which together with its twin Réunion, represents a must-see stop for an MSC cruise to Southern Africa from Durban where you also get to stop of the famous Portuguese Islands.


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10 - 13 Jan 2025 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights 80&90's MUSIC THEME

Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island: one of the enchanting destinations of an MSC cruise to Southern Africa. It is located at the external limit of Maputo Bay, host Crruise Durban, Portuguese Island, Durbanto the capital of Mozambique, under the cover of Inhaca Island, the chosen location for some of the most luxurious resorts of the entire continent.

During your holiday, take some time between dips in the warm, crystalline ocean waters to stroll around this island. It is six kilometres long, about an hour walk on sand that caresses the soles of your feet (during the central hours of the day, it is best to wear open sandals because the sand becomes very hot), with only the blue of the water and the green of the low vegetation for company.


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13 - 17 Jan 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights MUSICA

Pomene is a fabulous cruise destination from Durban in Mozambique, an idyllic bar of sand Musica Cruisesseparating the sea from an estuary with  a mangrove forest, which MSC Cruises have upgraded with shade and bars for your enjoyment. It's situated about 605km north of Maputo, with its remote location allowing it to maintain its pristine nature. Book cruises from Durban to Pomene on the MSC Musica now by requesting a quote

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17 - 20 Jan 2025 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights   MUSICA 

Set sail on a 3-night cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Durban to Portuguese Island for an unforgettable cruises getaway. Enjoy stunning ocean panoramas, indulge in lavish amenities, and discover a tropical haven with pristine sandy shores. This brief yet enchanting voyage guarantees moments of relaxation, excitement, and lasting memories - all in just three nights.

Enjoy stunning ocean panoramas, indulge in lavish amenities, and discover a tropical haven with pristine sandy shores. This brief yet enchanting cruise invites moments of relaxation, excitement, and lasting memories - all in just three nights.    

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20 - 24 Jan 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights  MUSICA

Between the capital Maputo, in the South, and Pemba, in the North of the State, thereDurban,  Pomene, Durbanare 2000 kilometres of coastline, characterised by stretches of white sand that blend into the horizon, blue lagoons and unexplored coral reefs.

Pomene, one of the most picturesque sites in Mozambique. The lagoon that protects this extraordinary bay, set between the blue Indian Ocean and the waters where the mangroves grow – these extraordinary plants appear to float on the surface of the water, like a forest in a fairy tale – is part of the Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty thanks to its remote location.


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24 - 27 Jan 2025 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights   MUSICA 

Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island: one of the enchanting destinations of an MSC cruise to Southern Africa. It is located at the external limit of Maputo Bay, host to the capital of Mozambique, under the cover of Inhaca Island, the chosen location for some of the most luxurious resorts of the entire contineCrruise Durban, Portuguese Island, Durbannt.

During your holiday, take some time between dips in the warm, crystalline ocean waters to stroll around this island. It is six kilometres long, about an hour walk on sand that caresses the soles of your feet (during the central hours of the day, it is best to wear open sandals because the sand becomes very hot), with only the blue of the water and the green of the low vegetation for company.     



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27 - 31 Jan 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights MUSICA

Between the capital Maputo, in the South, and Pemba, in the North of the State, there aDurban,  Pomene, Durbanre 2000 kilometres of coastline, characterised by stretches of white sand that blend into the horizon, blue lagoons and unexplored coral reefs.

Pomene, one of the most picturesque sites in Mozambique. The lagoon that protects this extraordinary bay, set between the blue Indian Ocean and the waters where the mangroves grow – these extraordinary plants appear to float on the surface of the water, like a forest in a fairy tale – is part of the Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty thanks to its remote location.


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31 Jan - 3 Feb 2025 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights (OPTIONAL KRONES EVENT)  

Set sail on a 3-night cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Durban to Portuguese Island for an unforgettable cruises getaway. Enjoy stunning ocean panoramas, indulge in lavish amenities, and discover a tropical haven with pristine sandy shores. This brief yet enchanting voyage guarantees moments of relaxation, excitement, and lasting memories - all in just three nights.


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03 - 07 Feb 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights MUSICA 

Durban,  Pomene, Durban

Pomene is a fabulous cruise destination in Mozambique, an idyllic bar of sand separating the sea from an estuary with  a mangrove forest, which MSC Cruises have upgraded with shade and bars for your enjoyment. It's situated about 605km north of Maputo, with its remote location allowing it to maintain its pristine nature. Book cruises from Durban to Pomene on the MSC Musica now by requesting a quote


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07 - 10 Feb 2025 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights  OPTIONAL FINESSE CRUISE 

Enjoy a cruise from Durban to Portuguese Island in Mozambique on board MSC Musica.  Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited, sandy island situated at the edge of Maputo Bay, very close to Inhaca Island. Enjoy all Finesse Cruisemeals onboard (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner & midnight snack) , daily onboard activities, world class live entertainment and Island beach excursions to Portuguese Island (weather permitting)    



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10 - 14 Feb 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights    MUSICA

Pomene is a fabulous cruise destination in Mozambique, an idyllic bar of sand separating the sea from an estuary with  a mangrove forest, which MSC Cruises have upgraded with shade and bars for your enjoyment. It's Durban,  Pomene, Durbansituated about 605km north of Maputo, with its remote location allowing it to maintain its pristine nature. Book cruises from Durban to Pomene on the MSC Musica now by requesting a quote


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14 - 17 Feb 2025 Durban, Portuguese Island, Durban: 3 nights   MUSICA 

Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island: one of the enchanting destinations of an MSC cruise to Southern Africa. It is located at the external limit of Maputo Bay, host to the capital of Mozambique, under the cover of Inhaca Island, the chosen location for some of the most luxurious resorts of the entire contineCrruise Durban, Portuguese Island, Durbannt.

During your holiday, take some time between dips in the warm, crystalline ocean waters to stroll around this island. It is six kilometres long, about an hour walk on sand that caresses the soles of your feet (during the central hours of the day, it is best to wear open sandals because the sand becomes very hot), with only the blue of the water and the green of the low vegetation for company.     



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17 - 21 Feb 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights  MUSICA

Pomene is a fabulous cruise destination in Mozambique, an idyllic bar of sand separating the sea from an estuary with  a mangrove forest, which MSC Cruises have upgraded with shade and bars for your enjoyment. It's Durban,  Pomene, Durbansituated about 605km north of Maputo, with its remote location allowing it to maintain its pristine nature. Book cruises from Durban to Pomene on the MSC Musica now by requesting a quote


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24 - 28 Feb 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights  MUSICA

Embark on a cruise to Pomene, one of the most picturesque sites in Mozambique.

 The lagoon that protects this extraordinary bay, set between the blue Indian Ocean and the waters where the mangroves grow – these extraordinary plants appear to float on the surface of the water, like a forest in a fairy tale – is part of the Pomene Nature Reserve, a protected marine area that has managed to preserve its authentic and wild beauty thanks to its remote location.

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03 - 07 Mar 2025 Durban, Pomene, Durban: 4 nights MUSICA

Pomene is a fabulous cruise destination in Mozambique, an idyllic bar of sand separating the sea from an estuary with  a mangrove forest, which MSC Cruises have upgraded with shade and bars for your enjoyment. It's situated about 605km north of Maputo, with its remote location allowing it to maintain its pristine nature. Book cruises from Durban to Pomene on the MSC Musica now by requesting a quote


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07 - 09 Mar 2025 Durban, At sea, Durban: 2 nights MUSICA 

Value for money guaranteed, a 2 night cruise is a perfect fun filled break. 

Ideal for first time cruisers, for couples or families wanting a quick escape, or for those wantinCruise to nowhereg to celebrate their own personal occasions on board like bachelor parties or milestone birthdays, a 2 night cruise to nowhere allows for a fabulous away from home experience.  

Hit the open waves, and experience the ship as the destination on board the MSC Musica. Departures out of Cape Town or Durban.  

Value for money guaranteed, a 2 night cruise is a perfect fun filled break.   


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09 - 12 Mar 2025 Durban, Cape Town: 3 nights MUSICA 

This three night cruise takes you down the Indian Ocean from Durban to Cape TDurban,Cape Town cruiseown.

There is no stop in Port Elizabeth 



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12 - 16 Mar 2025  Cape Town, Walvis Bay,  CapeTown : 4 nights Bok Radio  Cruise

Embark on a 4-night cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Cape Town to Walvis Bay and prepare for an unforgettable journey so you can explore all that southern Africa has to offer. 

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 is still its natural lagoon with its abundance of seabirds, including flamingos and pelicans. Book now and request a cruise quote

               

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16 - 22 Mar 2025   Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Town : 6 nights MUSICA (JAZZ THEME)  

Embark on a 4-night cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Cape Town to Walvis Bay and prepare for an unforgettable journey so you can explore all that southern Africa has to offer. 

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 is still its natural lagoon with its abundance of seabirds, including flamingos and pelicans. Book now and request a cruise quote

               

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22 - 27 Mar 2025   Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Cape Town : 5 nights  (OPTIONAL OPPIWATER THEME)

During your MSC cruise to Southern Africa, you will be surprised to discover 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.

               



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27 - 30 Mar 2025 Cape Town, At sea, Cape Town: 3 nights 

Ideal for first time cruisers, for couples or families wanting a quick escape, or for those wanting to celebrate their own personal occasions on board like bachelor parties or milestone birthdays, a 3 night cruise to nowhere allows for a fabulous away from home experience.  

Hit the open waves, and experience the ship as the destination on board the MSC musica.

               



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30 Mar - 3 April 2025  Cape Town, Durban: 3 nights 

Cruise from Cape Town to Durban. An idea break for first time cruisers who wish to experience the coast of the Indian Ocean as they sail from Cape Town to Durban   

               



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 Life on board the Musica           
Life on MSC Musica is lovely from the moment you step on board. As soon as you see the central foyer's three-tier waterfall and its see-through piano, suspended on a crystal floor above a pool of shimmering water, you know this is a special ship. 

 Entertainment

The designer venues on board are equally inspiring, whether you're dancing to a band in the dazzling Crystal Lounge, relaxing in the stylish Havana Club cigar lounge, gaming in the Sanremo Casino or enjoying a live show in the stunning Teatro la Scala.

Boasting elegant pools and enticing play areas for kids, as well as a lavish spa, plush theatre, glamorous casino, panoramic disco and more, MSC Musica offers her guests a world of daytime activities and night-time entertainment. With so many options available, the only problem is deciding what to do! 

 Family & Kids

On MSC Musica cruises, children and young adults enjoy the special treatment for which MSC Cruises is well known, with colourful indoor and outdoor play amenities, a pool of their own and separate Kids and Teens Clubs for a vibrant social life on board. 

Restaurants & Buffet on Durban and Cape Town Cruises

The varied cuisine on board is freshly prepared from prime ingredients. Try the tasty Italian gourmet specialities in Il Giardino, treat yourself to Japanese delicacies in the Kaito Sushi Bar, or enjoy authentic Italian pizzas. 

Bars & Lounge

Savour our extensive international selection of fine wines, thirst-quenching beers and classic and innovative cocktails. With nine elegant bars to choose from, there'ss a venue to suit every occasion. Life on MSC Musica is lovely from the moment you step on board. As soon as you see the central foyer's three-tier waterfall and its see-through piano, suspended on a crystal floor above a pool of shimmering water, you know this is a special ship.