PRETORIA – Despite the weak economy, MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise company, plans to grow its offerings to South.
MSC said this week that it would be bringing two ships to South Africa for the 2020/2021 cruise season – adding capacity for 50 000 additional cruise passengers.
From December 2020 to March 2021, MSC Musica would be home-ported in Durban, with MSC Opera in Cape Town.
MSC Opera can host 2 500 people and will offer 22 cruises next season alongside the MSC Musica, which accommodates 3 200 guests, will offer 40 cruises.
Ross Volk, the managing director for MSC Cruises South Africa,said that in the recent seasons, the company had seen a 25 percent increase in guests compared to the same period in 2017/2018.