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Have you experienced an MSC cruise from Durban to the Portuguese Island?

Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or thinking about going on a cruise for the first time, you won’t regret it.

MSC Cruises offer a variety of options, with their cruise ships providing all the comfort and quality of a 5-star hotel, with a choice of restaurants, bars and entertainment – there’s something for everyone! Particularly well suited to families, the cruise ships offer kids’ entertainment programmes and fantastic discounts.

F or the newbies, or those with only a weekend to spare, the cruise from Durban to the Mozambican Portuguese Island and back again is a great option. For 4 days and 3 nights, you’ll experience the life on open seas, doing as much or as little as you please.
The ship departs the Durban harbour in the afternoon, arriving at the Portuguese Island the next morning. You will have all day to explore the island, with the ship departing the next morning, for a slow day’s cruising back to Durban, where you’ll dock on the morning of the 4th day.

MSC cruise from Durban

There are a multitude of ways to spend your time on board:

  • Expend some energy in the Sports Centre
  • Relax by the pool, working on your tan, with dips in the Whirlpool bath
  • Curl up with a book in the library
  • Kids can go wild in the spray park or Lego play area
  • Pamper yourself with a treatment in the spa
  • Explore the shops and restaurants
  • Socialise in the bar or get down in the disco
  • Take in a show or try your luck in the casino
  • Try your hand at mini golf

Once you arrive at the Portuguese Island, you have many options too. Stretch out on the glorious beaches – there are a number of secluded beaches a short walk from the ship, or join in some of the beach activities, like volleyball or beach tennis. The uninhabited island in the bay of Maputo is only 6km long, so easily explored on foot. Kiosks on the island serve local food and drinks – for the brave, you could try the local drink Tipo Tinto. For those wanting to venture a bit further, there are several exciting excursions that can be booked, from coral garden snorkelling, sea kayaking and dolphin watching, to a lighthouse visit or dhow experience. The nearby Inhaca Island has great beaches, restaurants and bars, as well as a market and marine museum.

MSC cruise from Durban

W hen it comes to dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Buffets, a la carte, family or formal – coupled with excellent service, you will be treated like royalty. Cabin options are vast, to suit your preference or budget. Interior rooms are ideal for the busy types who spend very little time in their cabins, while the spacious suites and balcony rooms provide views and unsurpassed luxury.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, contact the team at Journeez Personalised Travel. They can assist with your booking, as well as answer all your questions on what to pack, what to wear to dinner, what's included, what's not… Experts in leisure travel, Journeez can turn your travel dreams into reality.

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