Cape Town to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz (Namibia)
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday from Cape Town on the ultimate cruise experience on board the MSC Sinfonia to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz 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 Sinfonia
Departing from: Cape Town port
Ports of call: Cape Town, Walvis Bay and Lüderitz (Namibia)
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Sailing dates: 27th December 2022
*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.
During your cruise to Southern Africa, you will be surprised to discover the city of Lüderitz, along the Namibian coast. It will seem like someone had teleported a typical German town from early 20th century Europe to Africa.
The view of the barren profile of the Huns Mountains behind the town’s brightly or delicately coloured houses and the large amounts of sand on its streets produces a strange feeling. Once disembarked from your cruise ship, the obvious point from which to begin a land tour is the small Felsenkirche (1912), a Lutheran house of worship located close to the imposing Goerke Haus, a prestigious residence dating to 1910 designed by the architect Otto Ertl.
Today, it belongs to a mining company. German colonists were drawn to Namibia for its diamonds, which are also responsible for the city’s a railway station (now closed), a post office complete with a clock tower and commercial buildings such as the Krabbenhoft und Lampe. In Lüderitz, you will be able to visit the town and linger in the seaside locales overlooking the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the fishing boats sheltering in the small port, or go on one of the excursion inland.
Just ten kilometres from Lüderitz, there is a ghost town: Kolmanskop. If Lüderitz seemed odd to you, nothing will surprise you more than this group of buildings reclaimed by the desert. Everything is surreal, starting with the sign bearing the name of this town without inhabitants. It is an ideal setting for dramatic photo shoots or apocalyptic films.
Before being abandoned over fifty years ago, this population centre, which was active during the Namibian diamond rush, was bigger than Lüderitz itself. The houses of Kolmanskop, now overrun by dunes, have become a tourist attraction that will make your cruise unforgettable.
On Board | MSC Sinfonia pays homage to the symphonies of the great composers in a thoroughly modern reinterpretation of the classic cruise experience. Stylish designer interiors combine clean lines and every modern comfort with the warmth of traditional natural wood, brass and marble, bringing each stunning venue on this ship its own unique feel.
Every day and every night on board MSC Sinfonia offers a wide choice of entertainment and activities. So after relaxing by the pool, enjoying a theatre show, trying your luck in the casino and dancing to your favourite tunes, there’s still more to do!
Children of all ages will love the spray park packed with fun water features and the other delightful new play areas. From the Pinocchio Playroom to the Teens Area, they were created in partnership with household names like Chicco, LEGO® and Namco®.
The sports and leisure options span all tastes and ages, from a high-tech golf simulator and video games to a lavish pool complex, not forgetting the fully-equipped gym and MSC Aurea Spa with its modern beauty treatments and exotic Balinese massages.
From the lavish San Remo Casino and the panoramic Pasha Club Disco to the chic lines of the Teatro San Carlo or the brand new 319 square-metre space for music and dancing, MSC Sinfonia boasts a wealth of elegant entertainment areas.
The smart, distinctive bars and lounges on MSC Sinfonia serve a selection of international wines and beers, fruit smoothies, gourmet coffee treats, traditional and creative cocktails and more. So whatever your desire, refreshment is never far away.
Each of the onboard restaurants on MSC Sinfonia promises an excellent dining experience in elegant surroundings, using prime ingredients to create delicious, freshly prepared menus from the Italian, Mediterranean and international traditions.
Whatever your age and dreams, you can be sure they’ll come true for you, your friends and family on a cruise like no other with MSC Sinfonia.
The comfortable accommodation on MSC Sinfonia is designed to satisfy every need, and includes sea-view and balcony cabins as well as spacious suites.
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.
• 7 nights accommodation onboard MSC Sinfonia 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)
• 1-day stop-over in Lüderitz (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 R1,445 per child (12-17yrs) or R1,150 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.
ZAR10,000 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)
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EXCLUDED: Port & Baggage Fees, Mandatory Insurance and Service Fees (Standard charges at R2,171 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.