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Give yourself the gift of unwinding in the most spectacular setting! What could be more relaxing than a cruise holiday? Explore the deep blue waters and interesting port stops of the Mediterranean Sea, chase sunsets over the Bahamas and the Caribbean, or head out on a fun-filled local MSC cruise from Cape Town or a MSC Cruise from Durban. Maybe you're enamoured with the idea of traditional river cruising? Find yourself exploring the Netherlands or France from the tranquillity of a luxury river boat. 

Indulge in Your Dream Cruise

Choose how you would like to spend your days while floating in luxury: tanning with a book by the pool, exploring the shops on board, or treating yourself to a lavish spa experience, the world is your oyster!

Cruises are also the perfect family holiday. Many cruise ships provide an excellent array of kid and teen activities, such as dedicated indoor and outdoor play areas, discos, movie nights and full-scale child minding and babysitting. While mom and dad enjoy some quality time together, the kids can have the time of their lives!

Browse our range of cruise holiday 2024 packages below, and be sure to keep an eye out for our impressive MSC cruise specials for 2024.

  • Pre-book your Shore Excursions, Drinks, and Added Value packages so that you pay for them beforehand in Rands rather than in dollars once on board.
  • Pack as lightly as possible and use a small carry-on bag. Cruise cabin cupboards are not large, and by taking your bags as carry-ons, you won’t have to wait for your luggage to be delivered much later on the first day.
  • Most cruises are casual affairs and don’t require more than a few summer dresses for women and smart casual outfits for men. That is, unless you choose a more formal cruise where you will have lavish Captain's dinners, and may require more dressy attire.
  • It’s important to remember to pack swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen as you will be spending lots of time in the sun.
  • Binoculars are also great to bring along, as you can use these when arriving at new ports and when cruising along coastlines.
  • A useful item to take along is a small box of laundry detergent to avoid paying laundry bills.
  • Take travel sickness tablets whether you get motion sickness or not, as local waters are rougher than those of the Mediterranean.
  • Arrive at the port as early as possible to avoid the queues. Some cruise liners also offer priority boarding, which is a nice treat!
  • Check out all the restaurants on board before selecting where you want to eat, as you don't want to overload on one thing when choice is abundant on offer.

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Europe

There’s no place like Europe for the holidays. Europe is a continent that is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, making it an ideal holiday destination. From the stunning architecture of Paris to the picturesque canals of Venice, Europe has something to offer for everyone.
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Maldives

Are you ready to experience paradise on earth? Look no further than the Maldives. Located in the Indian Ocean, this stunning archipelago is made up of approximately 26 coral atolls and over 1,000 islands.
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Mauritius

Labelled by Mark Twain as “heaven on earth,” Mauritius holidays live up to the hype: this is where luxury-seekers, honeymooners and families on holiday find their place in the sun. A luminous island that promises escapism and breakaway fun, holiday in Mauritius to discover tropicana romance, barefoot luxury and castaway adventure. Mauritius is a popular holiday destination for South Africans. It is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, to the right of Madagascar, and is about 1500 miles from Africa.
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Thailand

Thailand holidays have long been a favourite holiday destination for solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends. A tropical patchwork of pearly beaches, tangled jungles, peaceful temples and sincere locals, a trip to Thailand from South Africa is a rite of passage for all travellers. Positioned along the Indo-Chinese Peninsula and dotted with castaway islands, Thailand is where minds unfold and bodies unwind.
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Turkey

Turkey is a country steeped in ancient history, beautiful architecture, fascinating cultures and dramatic landscapes. Find yourself wandering amongst olive groves with historical ruins as your backdrop. See Turkey from a different perspective as you take to the skies in a hot-air balloon.
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Zanzibar

Zanzibar holidays are where sensory pleasures and mystical romance collide. Lying off the coast of Tanzania, the Spice Island has three distinct influences: Africa, the Middle East and Asia have each found a home here in Zanzibar’s melting pot culture.  Still searching for your ideal island getaway? Take a look at our Maldives holiday packages, Mauritius holiday packages, and Seychelles holiday packages.
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Bali

With its deep spiritual essence and rich cultural heritage, holidays in Bali are all about exploration. Book a trip to Bali if you’re looking for an adventure, looking to find yourself, or just want some relaxing downtime. Bali isn't all there is to explore in exciting Indonesia or even Asia.
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