Cape Town to Walvis Bay (Namibia)
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday from Cape Town on the ultimate cruise experience on board the MSC Splendida to Walvis Bay in Namibia.
Discover this big cruise ship, which offers the very best in relaxing and in cruising comfort: steaming sauna, bubbling whirlpools, well-equipped gym as well as the elegant wine-tasting room, the original sushi bar and the tone is set on the welcoming atmosphere. Most of the cabins have balconies, ideal for relaxing and enjoying your memorable holiday.
Cruise ship: MSC Splendida
Departing from: Cape Town port
Ports of call: Cape Town, Walvis Bay (Namibia)
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
*Information subject to change as a consequence of final berth or anchorage effective availability
On your cruise you can admire 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.
As this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, there are many options for spending your time away from the ship. Due north of Walvis Bay along a coast road, the Atlantic harbour town of Swakopmund is just waiting to be discovered on an offshore excursion.
Offering a vivid reminder of Namibia’s colonial past, the older architecture is Germanic in style, German is widely spoken and the restaurants delight in serving bratwurst. There’s even an annual Oktoberfest, a jolly knees-up featuring locally brewed lager and Bavarian-style bands in lederhosen. Swakopmund is a safari and backpacker hub with some great shops selling souvenirs including beautiful, locally made jewellery, crafts and curios.
This is also Namibia’s extreme sports capital, with several operators offering quad-biking, dune buggy racing and sandboarding. Swakopmund and Walvis Bay are the southern point of the Skeleton Coast where, on nature trails across the sands and gravel plains, you can observe ancient desert-adapted plant species such as welwitschia (an endemic, trunkless tree which sags raggedly on the ground and can live for over 2500 years), lithops and delicate lichens.
On Board | Eco-ship MSC Splendida carries you in comfort, style and luxury to the most desirable cruise destinations in the world, while at the same time being a beautiful destination in her own right. With so much to see and do on board, every day on MSC Splendida promises travellers of all ages a world of new discoveries, before they even step ashore.
You’ll love the live music and the extraordinary variety of themed bars and restaurants with many gourmet choices to explore. Complete the night with a world-class show in The Strand Theatre, a winning streak in the Royal Palm Casino or dancing in the Club 33 Disco
Sports facilities on MSC Splendida include four swimming pools, a jogging track, a squash court and an ultramodern gym.
After exercising, you can relax with a massage in the MSC Aurea Spa or sunbathe in the peace and privacy of the Top 18 sun deck.
Guests on MSC Splendida can enjoy an eclectic range of restaurants with many different gourmet choices to explore, from authentic Mediterranean specialities to American steakhouse beef cuts, not forgetting the dedicated restaurant for MSC Yacht Club guests. On board you will have the possibility to taste the exclusive dishes created excusively for MSC Splendida by the German chef Harald Wohlfhart.
Feel like a mid-morning cappuccino, a pre-dinner glass of wine or a late-night cocktail? The extraordinary variety of designer-themed bars on board means you’ll always be able to find the perfect venue to match your mood and satisfy your desires.
MSC Splendida is like a floating luxury resort and boasts all the recreation and entertainment options you’d hope to find on holiday, from the Broadway-style theatre, glamorous casino and designer disco to the sports arena, high-tech 4D cinema, MSC Formula Racer simulator and dedicated areas for kids and teens.
Cabins have the following amenities: a double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request), spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, Internet connection (payable), mini bar, safe, air-conditioning.
• 4 nights accommodation onboard MSC Splendida cruise ship
• Inside cabin with a double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request).
• All meals and snacks and activities
• The following drinks at the buffet restaurants only:
- Ice, cold water; hot water; American coffee by dispenser; concentrated juices; instant coffee; decaffeinated coffee; tea; milk.
• 1-day stop-over in Walvis Bay (weather permitting)
• Daily activities
• Onboard nightly entertainment - programme to be advised
• Any International & local flight/s
• Transfers to the ship
• Anything of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, etc
• Any services, tours, meals and drinks not mentioned above
• Shore excursions
• Any items not mentioned above
Children are welcome. Up to 2 children under 18 sharing a cabin with their parents or responsible adults, cruise free but only pay for the applicable Port, Baggage and Service charges of R1,616 per child (12-17yrs) or R1,260 per child (2-11yrs). This offer is subject to the availability of 4 sleeper cabins.
CHANGES IN THE CRUISE, TRAVEL ROUTE OR PORTS:
For all cruises cancelled by MSC, you will be offered a future cruise credit voucher equal to the value of the amount for the cancelled cruise, to be used for any future sailing as per Terms and Conditions detailed in your voucher. If you wish not to continue on with your booking you will only be charged an administrative fee.
Booked Guests that found themselves not to meet any of the requirements of the MSC Health and Safety Protocol (e.g missing vaccination) and therefore that they are prevented from boarding, are asked to send written communication not later than 15 days before the scheduled departure of their cruise in order to request their voucher or reschedule their cruise according to the MSC Flexible Booking Program.
ZAR4,200 per person sharing
Price based on 2 adults sharing a 2-sleeper cabin. Single supplement applies.
On Request Booking (we will get back within 24 hours)
THE PRICE LISTED WAS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PUBLISHING ON THIS WEBSITE, HOWEVER MAY CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. ONLY THE PRICING GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR CONSULTANT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED THE FINAL CORRECT PRICING APPLICABLE TO YOUR BOOKING.
EXCLUDED: Port & Baggage Fees, Mandatory Insurance and Service Fees (Standard charges at R1,921 per person) & as well as currency adjustments. Subject to availability. Prices are quoted in South African Rands.
Please note that all prices are subject to currency fluctuations and fuel surcharges and may change without notice unless paid in full. Offer is subject to availability and and based on double occupancy.