Cruise to Mauritius, Reunion & Mozambique
Celebrate the New Year in style by making reservations for an all-inclusive New Year's Cruise to Mauritius, Reunion & Mozambique onboard the luxury MSC Spendida.
A cruise holiday in Mauritius means disembarking at Port Louis and La Possession in Reunion are some of the best-known islands in the Indian Ocean. Cruises to Mauritius or Reunion 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.
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.
Come and cruise at the very best time to sail as the seas are calm and the weather sunny, ensuring the best possible setting for the best possible experience.
Cruise ship: MSC Splendida
Departing from: Durban (27 December 2023)
Ports of call: Port Louis (Mauritius), La Possession (Reunion), Portuguese Island
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
*Information subject to change as a consequence of final berth or anchorage effective availability
A holiday in the Mauritius 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.
Port Louis has taken its role as the country’s first city seriously and has expanded over time with new streets, buildings and a beautiful promenade. After our cruise ship has docked, you will be able to take a stroll along the Caudan Waterfront, lined with some old cannons and numerous shops. Traces of Port Luis’s colonial past can be seen on Place D’Armes, where the statue of Bertrand François Mahé, the count of La Bourdonnais and a former governor of the island, observes passers-by surrounded by palm trees.
A short distance away, stands the Government House. Dating from 1738, it is shaped like a horseshoe and protected by an iron fence guarded by the statue of a grave-looking Queen Victoria. In the same neighbourhood, there are also the central market and the city park, the Jardins de la Compagnie. However, it is a former property of the Count de La Bourdonnais to house an even more spectacular garden, the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.
An MSC excursion to this garden should not be missed for any reason on earth. This garden is almost three hundred years old. Over the centuries, it has been lovingly tended by expert gardeners, who have slowly enriched it with plant species from three different continents, Asia, Africa and Oceania. If you prefer the sea to vegetation, another highly recommended MSC excursion will allow you to pass a day on the other side of Mauritius, on the splendid beaches of Ile aux Cerfs (so called because of the deer imported here for hunting).
Cruise ships rarely visit the port of La Possession, on the splendid Punta des Galets. This makes it one of the most unique stops of an MSC cruise to Southern Africa. As soon as you disembark, you can head off on an excursion to the so-called Circus of Salazie, the remains of an enormous volcanic caldera located a few kilometres from La Possession.
Instead of geysers of lava, extinguished centuries ago, you will find an explosion of life, where marvels of nature live side by side with small towns scattered throughout a lush forest. The view you will enjoy as you ascend along the windy road is indescribable. However, not all of the fire has gone out. In the Piton de la Fournaise, you can still admire two active volcano craters, the Dolomieu and the Bory, which filled with lava in 2007.
During your holiday with MSC Cruises, another excursion offered by MSC will introduce you to Saint-Denis and its impressive examples of Creole architecture. Its houses, a product of the woodworking skills of the local boat builders going back to the 1800s, stand side by side with the bold architectural
works of the 20th century.
In Saint-Denis, the Central Post Office, which is reminiscent of some Algerian cities, and the unique building housing the Department of Agriculture and Forestry are worth a visit; both were designed by Jean Bossu, a student of Le Corbusier. Don’t miss out on the markets of Saint-Denis, where you will be able to find spices, vegetables, fruit, flowers, the famous smoked meat boucané and a wide variety of local craftworks, such as vases, baskets and pestles for preparing the rougail, a condiment served with cari, a dish typical of the island.
Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island. 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.
The mild effort involved will be repaid in kiosks serving refreshing beverages and local food. If you like rum, try the Tipo Tinto, which is distilled from local sugar cane. There is also no lack of beach activities: in addition to all the services available for those who just want to lay in the sun undisturbed, such as beach umbrellas, deckchairs and sunbeds, there is equipment for playing beach volleyball and beach tennis.
However, a piece of advice for all: don’t stop as soon as you get off the tender t that brings you to the island, look for a more secluded bay; they are just a short, pleasant stroll away. For those who wish it, it is also possible to circumnavigate the island and admire the coast and the bay of Maputo in a traditional dhow: boats with a triangular sail of Middle-Eastern origins that have sailed the waters of the Indian Ocean for centuries.
From Portuguese Island, it is possible to reach the nearby main island of Inhaca, where, in addition to fantastic beaches, there are restaurants, bars, a market and even a Marine Museum and old lighthouse.
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.
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 R3,291 per child (12-17yrs) or R2,465 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.
ZAR19,500 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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The above COST IS PER PERSON based on 2 adults sharing a cabin. Your cruise fare includes accommodation, all meals, snacks and activities onboard. Single supplement applies.
Port & Baggage Fees, Mandatory Insurance and Service Fees (Standard charges at R4,341 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.