South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Suez canal to Venice


Take the cruise of a lifetime from the majestic South Africa, through the beautiful Indian Ocean to historical Greece and Venice on this 24-night cruise with one night in a Durban hotel.

The 4* MSC Sinfonia departs Durban and steams into the exotic Indian Ocean calling at some of the world's best beauty spots - Reunion, Seychelles and Mauritius - before cruising to Jordan. After passing through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean the Sinfonia calls at Katakolon, near the site of the original Olympic Games. You then pass into the Adriatic with stops in Montenegro and Croatia before finally reaching Venice.


  • Flight from Dublin to Durban, South Africa via Dubai
  • Airport transfer to the hotel
  • 1 Night in a 4* Durban Hotel
  • Transfer from hotel to the port
  • 24 nights accommodation aboard MSC Sinfonia based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Full Board basis
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Transfer from the port to the airport
  • Direct flight Venice to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges & baggage of 15kg per person


Day 1-2 Durban, South Africa

Following your flight you will be transferred to a 4* hotel for your 1-night stay in Durban.

Day 3 Durban, South Africa

The pulsing warren of bazaars, alleyways and mosques that makes up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street is ripe for exploration, and there are some excellent restaurants around Durban’s photogenic harbour area. Durban’s city centre grew around the arrival point of the first white settlers, and the remains of the historical heart are concentrated around Francis Farewell Square. 

You will be transferred to the port to board the 4* MSC Sinfonia for your cruise to begin.

Day 4-6 At Sea


Day 7 Pointe des Galets, Reunion

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. 

Day 8 Port Louis, Mauritius

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. 

Day 9-10 At Sea


Day 11-12 Port Victoria, Seychelles

When you arrive to the Seychelles, you will dock in Victoria, the capital of this country composed of 115 islands dotting the Indian Ocean. As you will discover during your holiday, Victoria is located on Mahé, one of the archipelago’s largest, most important and busy islands. 

Victoria is one of the smallest and youngest capital cities in the world; founded as late as 1770 by a group of Frenchmen, whose influence is still strongly felt on the island, in spite of the long occupation by the British, which ended with the islands independence in 1976. Victoria has been reconstructed several times but its original colonial style can still be seen in the lines of the Palace of Justice and of the Clock Tower of the Roundabout, a reduced-scale reproduction of the Big Ben constructed in 1903 in honour of Queen Victoria. 

Day 13-19 At Sea


Day 20 Aqaba, Jordan

From something of a dowdy backwater, in the last decade or so Aqaba has transformed itself into a pleasant, if still under-resourced, leisure destination. Hotels at all grades are springing up in the town as well as at luxury waterfront developments up and down the coast; investment is coming in to improve the city’s infrastructure and facilities. Some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world is centred on the unspoiled coral reefs that hug the coast just south of the town – an engaging contrast with the nearby desert attractions of Petra and Wadi Rum. 

Day 21-22 Suez Canal (transit), Egypt



1 night in a 4* Durban Hotel with breakfast.

24 Nights on board MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia – Making Sweet Music

As her name suggests MSC Sinfonia is a cruise ship inspired by the works of Europe’s great classical composers and, like the thrilling symphonies they produced, she is something of a masterpiece herself, capable of capturing and enhancing your every mood! If you’re looking for peace, quiet and relaxation, head for Le Terme on Debussy deck where sauna, massage, a gym and fitness centre will help sooth away the stresses of modern life. For a shot of Mediterranean or South African sunshine head for the solarium up on Schubert deck. Be careful not to overdo the tanning though; cruise ships create their own gentle breeze that makes it easy to think the sun isn’t half as strong as it really is – although the medical centre is excellent, it’s one facility we hope you never use!

A Cruise is a great way to find a new hobby – where better to take up Italian? – or, if you’re already into golf then, chances are, you’ll return a much better player thanks to a state-of-the-art Virtual Golf Simulator that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned professional alike. If this is all too serious for you, why not enjoy a spot of mini-golf or traditional deck games? Traditional cruising pleasures abound too from the fine cuisine available in the restaurants, the café and the outdoor buffet, to a plethora of bars – the Irish Pub, Shelagh’s House, will make British cruisers feel at home – and elegant lounges where you’ll find music, dancing and the lost art of conversation much in evidence.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person
  • Full payment due 12 weeks prior to departure date
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Drinks onboard not included. All Inclusive Drinks package only €26 per person per night
  • Gratuities and service charges onboard not included
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Single supplement on request

  Cost per person: €2,889pp
  Number of nights: 26

18 April 2018 Inside €2,889
18 April 2018 Oceanview €3,069
18 April 2018 Balcony SOLD OUT

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