RSG Oppiwater Arts Festival Cruise | 4 nights | Cape Town to Walvis Bay (Namibia) | 11 - 15 Apr 2023
Get on board a luxury cruise ship and join RSG FM & Lefra Productions as they proudly present the first truly African Arts Festival onboard the MSC Orchestra cruise ship. This nice Oppiwater Arts Festival Cruise will depart Cape Town harbour on the 11th of April 2023 heading to Walvis Bay in Namibia for a 4-night cruise. The rest of the time enjoy African Arts Festival for the connoisseur of the leading artists, productions, theatre, comedy, cabaret and music productions. It's unique - a festival on a floating hotel with its magnificent theatre and several smaller venues.
On board you will find the very best highly qualified staff, 5-star cuisine and a comprehensive array of fitness equipment, spa treatments and more. A choice of restaurants and an extensive buffet offering everyone's favourite foods, freshly prepared by highly trained chefs. Age-specific day and night childrens's club. Under expert supervision, our clubs offer the chance to explore and socialise with a wide range of stimulating and fun activities.
Entertainment Line-up: To Be Conformed
NB: 2022 RSG FM Oppiwater Arts Festival Cruise was sold out so don't delay! BOOK NOW before it is too late!
*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 MSC South Africa 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 | Combining spacious, elegant interiors with the variety for which our Musica Class is renowned, MSC Orchestra promises your dream cruise includes spacious staterooms and suites; superb Body and Mind Spa, with pampering Turkish baths, saunas and a myriad of magical massages. Active types have a Sports Centre with Gym, 5 stunning pools and even a jogging track. MSC Orchestra also takes you on an exciting culinary journey, ranging from the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant with authentic Dim Sum specialties to the Four Seasons gourmet Italian dining experience and La Piazzetta, where you can discover the finest pizza outside Naples. The designer venues on this ecological ship make every moment a special occasion, whether dancing to the live music in the leopard-style Savannah Bar, tempting lady luck in the Palm Beach Casino or catching a spectacular show in the equally spectacular Covent Garden Theatre. Kids can go wild to their heart’s content in the Jungle Adventure playroom, while teens get their own Teen’s Club. Age-specific day and night childrens's club. Under expert supervision, our clubs offer the chance to explore and socialise with a wide range of stimulating and fun activities.
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! 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 Orchestra.
The comfortable accommodation on MSC Orchestra 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.
• 4 nights accommodation, MSC Orchestra 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 R1,329 per child (12-17yrs) or R1,090 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.
ZAR5,060 per person sharing
The above price is based on 2 adults sharing a 2-sleeper cabin. Single supplement applies for a solo traveler, please contact us for a quotation.
The price listed was correct at the time of publishing on this website, however may change at any time without prior notice. Only the pricing given to you by your consultant should be considered the final correct pricing applicable to your booking.
On Request Booking (we will get back within 24 hours)
Excluded from the above price: Port & Baggage Fees, Mandatory Insurance and Service Fees (Standard charges at R1,631 per person), Miscellaneous entertainment fee of R750 per person & as well as currency adjustments.
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 based on double occupancy.