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Italy to Africa (Venice to Durban)

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DATES AVAILABLE: 4th Oct 17
DURATION: 28 Days

Inclusions

  • Airfare from Australia to Venice, Italy
  • 2 nights at a 4 star Venice hotel
  • 23 nights onbaord MSC Sinfonia
  • All meals, entertainment & port taxes whilst cruising
  • 2 nights at a 4 star Durban hotel
  • Airfare from Durban to Australia

Note: this Cruise also operates Durban to Venice in 2018

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 04 October 2017

    Fly from Australia to Venice, Italy

  2. 05 October 2017

    Upon arrival into Venice, make your way to your 4 star hotel and check in for a 2 night stay

    Overnight: Venice, Italy

  3. 06 October 2017

    Explore Venice at your leisure – VENICE is a city frozen in the mists of time, ancient yet thoroughly modern. Somehow it survives built on a series of wooden poles that sink deep into the mud and flowing water of the Adriatic underneath the city. World-renowned city of canals and bridges. These facilitate internal transportation and have a beauty and charm that draw countless visitors each year. The modern city embraces the whole 90-mile (145-kilometer) perimeter of the lagoon and includes ten principal islands in addition to those of the mother city and two industrial boroughs of Mestre and Marghera on the mainland.

    Overnight: Venice, Italy

  4. 07 October 2017

    Make your way to the port to embark on MSC Sinfonia

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  5. 08 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  6. 09 October 2017

    Katakolon
    Arrive 08:00 – Depart 14:00
    Venture to the birthplace of the Olympic Games with the stadium, the temples of Hera and Apollo. Visit the Olympic museum, whose most popular attractions include Painios famous Victory and Praxiteles Hermes.

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  7. 10 October 2017

    Heraklion
    Arrive 08:00 – Depart 14:00
    For 4,000 years, civilization has graced this island of Zeus, Zorba and its native son, the painter El Greco. A highlight of a visit to Heraklion is the tour of the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, believed to contain the original Labyrinth of the Minotaur.

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  8. 11 October 2017

    Suez Canal Transit

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  9. 12 October 2017

    Suez Canal Transit

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  10. 13 October 2017

    Suez Canal Transit

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  11. 14 October 2017

    Eilath
    Arrive 09:00 – Depart 23:55

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  12. 15 October 2017

    Aqaba
    Arrive 07:00 – Depart 19:00

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  13. 16 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  14. 17 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  15. 18 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  16. 19 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  17. 20 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  18. 21 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  19. 22 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  20. 23 October 2017

    Port Victoria
    Arrive 06:00 – Depart 18:00

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  21. 24 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  22. 25 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  23. 26 October 2017

    Port Louis
    Arrive 08:00 – Depart 17:00
    If you’re new to cruising or are simply looking for one of the best cruise-holiday package deals around, then look no further than MSC Cruises! During our South Africa cruise, your luxury cruise ship will stop off at Port Louis, the capital and main port on the island of Mauritius. Offering an interesting and relaxing day trip on shore, Port Louis is just one of our exciting and varied destinations that you’ll find along our South African cruise itinerary. Glimpsed from your luxury liner, this island in the Indian Ocean rises out of a cerulean sea, displaying its famous ring of mountains that shelter the bustling harbour and port, a centre of commerce and trade for the island. Historically in Dutch and French ownership, the two cultures have left their mark on this charming city. Port Louis has conserved many historic and colonial buildings through the years and elegant, well-preserved French buildings from the 17th century are a treat for architecture buffs. Those in the mood for a spot of shopping will find plenty of enticing items, either in the covered markets, the Port Louis Bazaar or along the well-appointed main streets lined with palm trees. Port Louis offers good opportunities for sightseeing, from the city’s museums to Mauritian Chinatown its fort, La Citadelle, built by the British in 1835 and which dominates the city. So whether bargain hunting, bird watching at the Casela Bird Park or getting away from it all on nearby Paradise Island, make sure you meet us in Port Louis!

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  24. 27 October 2017

    La Possession
    Arrive 07:00 – Depart 17:00

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  25. 28 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  26. 29 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: MSC Sinfonia

  27. 30 October 2017

    A relaxing day cruising at sea

    Overnight: Durban, South Africa

  28. 31 October 2017

    Arrive into Durban, South Africa in the morning. Disembark after breakfast and make your way to your 4 star hotel to check in for a 2 night stay

    Overnight: Durban, South Africa

  29. 01 November 2017

    Explore Durban at your leisure – One of the high points of your holiday on MSC Cruises luxury South Africa cruise is, undoubtedly, when your stunning ship pulls into the diverse and beautiful city of Durban. Seen from the vantage of your MSC liner, Durban’s majestic skyline soars above this bustling port and the sweeping sandy beaches below. MSC Cruises offer some of the best cruise vacation deals around and your shore excursion to Durban tops off our South Africa cruise package with an exciting day out on shore. A unique holiday destination, Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is the second largest city in South Africa. Founded by British settlers in 1835, the city was named after Sir Benjamin Durban, then governor of Cape Town. Locally known as Thekwini, Durban is South Africa’s leading beach resort with ideal year-round beach weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, Durban has an extraordinary ambiance and is known as Africa’s ‘busiest and best-managed port’. Durbanites truly regard their city as cosmopolitan: a melting pot of cultures, religions and history that has given rise to an extraordinarily rich and appealing destination. Durban is a great place to play, shop, experience nightlife and relax on one of the city’s award-winning beaches. The city’s multi-ethnic character makes it the perfect place to experience the delights of African and Indian cuisine. This holiday oasis offers everything from upmarket shopping malls, traditional arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature and the arts – with truly something for everyone.

  30. 02 November 2017

    Make your way to the airport for your return flights home

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES AVAILABLE: 4th Oct 17
DURATION: 28 Days
Italy to Africa (Venice to Durban) - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefor cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia. If your closest airport isn’t listed here please contact us and we’ll be happy to quote.

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Italy to Africa (Venice to Durban) - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefor cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia. If your closest airport isn’t listed here please contact us and we’ll be happy to quote.

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MSC Sinfonia

Given some of the cruise leviathans currently plying the oceans, MSC Sinfonia is not a large ship; yet her 9 passengers decks and 250 metre length accommodate an awful lot of comfort and quality for her guests. More important than sheer scale is good design and MSC Sinfonia manages to provide many different and sympathetic moods throughout her public spaces.

If you’re looking for relaxation, then make your way to Le Terme where a cleansing sauna and soothing massage await. Or, for something more active, the same facility on Debussy deck boasts a fully equipped gym too. And, whilst you’re away, why not perfect that golf swing with a state-of-the-art Virtual Golf Simulator that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals too. But, if this is all too serious for you, why not enjoy a spot of mini-golf or traditional deck games – a great way to get all the family involved and meet new friends!

Whether you’re cruising in the Med’ or South Africa the sea air tends to stimulate the appetite and therefore, aside from the fine cuisine that you’ll find in the restaurants, you’ll find plenty to keep body and soul together in the plush Café Le Baroque and from the bright, modern La Terrazza Buffet. Of course there are plenty of excellent bars whilst the Irish Pub, Shelagh’s House, will make British cruisers feel right at home!

Launched: 3rd March 2005
Tonnage: 58,625
Length: 824 feet
Total Crew: 765
Occupancy: 1,554

The BELLA Experience

With BELLA fares, you can spend each day exploring a new destination with the Masters of the sea. Between ports of call, ypu can enjoy the comfort and service of an elegant, modern cruise ship. Superb value for money.

What’s included:

✓ Well-equipped cabin
✓ Wide variety of superb specialties on board, with the chance to request your preferred dinner sitting
✓ Buffet open 20 hours a day
✓ Broadway-style entertainment and a packed program of daily activities
✓ Access to the pool, cutting-edge panoramic gym and open-air sports facilities
✓ Preference of cabin (subject to availability)
✓ Choice of dinner sitting (subject to availability)
✓ Earn MSC Club points, to enjoy even more benefits on the next cruise

Additional benefits at a charge:

✓ Breakfast in cabin
✓ 24-hour room service
✓ Access to private sun deck
✓ Special events for kids

The FANTASTICA Experience

FANTASTICA offers a superior level of comfort and service in premium accommodation.

W
hat’s included:

All the benefits of BELLA plus

✓ Opportunity to choose among the best cabins available (including SuperFamily cabins where available) located on the upper decks, with rapid access to lifts and lounges
✓ Free breakfast in cabin
✓ 24-hour room service
✓ Priority in choice of dinner sitting
✓ 50% discount on fitness classes (e.g. yoga) and Personal Trainer (subject to availability)
✓ Special events for kids
✓ Earn MSC Club points, to enjoy even more benefits on the next cruise

A
dditional benefits at a charge:

✓Access to private sun deck

The AUREA Experience

AUREA fares offer you an all-inclusive cruise in premium accommodation, with a healthy dose of pampering. As well as privileged access to the onboard spa, you will enjoy a series of relaxing benefits for body and soul.

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hat’s included:

✓ Unlimited free drinks at every meal (Cheers! Package)
✓ Complimentary spa package for each person including:

  • Access to Thermal Area for entire cruise
  • Balinese massage
  • Solarium
  • Welcome cocktail

✓ Prestigious cabin with complimentary wellbeing products, bathrobe and slippers
✓ Exclusive complimentary access to the exclusive sun deck (available only for adult)
✓ Priority boarding & luggage (only on embarkation day)
✓ Free time dining in a dedicated area of the restaurant
✓ Earn MSC Club points, to enjoy even more benefits on the next cruise