Cruising is well known to be one of South Africa's favourite holiday options. The reason is simple - exceptional on board entertainment choice, so no matter what your age or taste you will be sure to find something to suit your style!
MSC Opera and MSC Sinfonia have extensive and varied on-board entertainment options on offer for the 2012/2013 South African summer cruise season. Shows, shops, restaurants, bars, sports and fitness facilities, swimming pools and spa treatments; both ships offer endless variety and choice.
For kids, both the Buffalo Bill Club (MSC Opera) and Pinocchio Club (MSC Sinfonia) offer daily entertainment programmes tailor-made for different age groups, from the age of 3 up to 13. The entertainment extends into the evenings with kiddie discos, parties and a host of theme events. During the Christmas school holidays, additional family entertainment will be added to existing line-up including pantomime, magicians and clowns.
Teens will love the pool, jacuzzis, teen disco and variety of sports activities on offer, not to mention the duty free shopping selection featuring unique fashion items for the girls and the latest in electronic gadgets for the guys!
It's a hard life, but someone has to do it
It's hard not to be tempted by the Aurea Spa, with the self-indulgent list of treatments on offer at the hands of the gorgeous Balinese therapists, all while enjoying an uninterrupted view of the Indian or Atlantic Ocean. Or perhaps get lost in one of the many bars with cocktail lists to enchant any palate.
Under the helm of capable cruise director, Derrick Van Wyk, the MSC Opera will provide brand new shows direct from Europe with acts never before seen in SA including jugglers, strength acts and International Illusionist extraordinaire, Paulo Juia, with his "Night of Illusion" show.
Acclaimed comedian and popular cruise director Stephen Cloete will again take the helm on the MSC Sinfonia, which will return with some of the favourite classic evening shows including "Storm", "Once upon a Time", "Bella Italia" and "Vegas Nights". South Africa's favourite lady of the sea will also host some brand new variety shows including "Sweet Dreams" incorporating aerial acts, singers, specialist dancers and magicians.
Longer cruise itineraries on board both MSC vessels will see local South African talent join the international casts to ensure assortment and performances not to be to be forgotten. International and local Bands galore can once again be found in all the pubs, venues and up on deck ensuring everyone's musical tastes are well fed.
Smile, I want to paint you with light
Both ships have a team of professional photographers and videographers to capture those candid informal moments along with the more formal portraits. There is no charge for the services of the photographers, choose only buy the pix you like. Your cruise DVD will be beautifully edited together and features all the highlights including events, shows and theme nights.
Bookings for the new season are already open for both MSC Opera and MSC Sinfonia, with attractive offers for early bookings as well as special promotions for senior citizens and honeymooners.
MSC Opera has 856 cabins of which 172 are balcony cabins and 28 are balcony suites. The ship has four restaurants, eleven bars, two pools, and two whirlpools. The liner boasts the MSC Aurea Spa and Solarium, a disco, video games room, internet café, casino and a medical centre. The ship has a wonderful array of duty free shopping and caters for younger guests with the Buffalo Bill supervised play area. Additional facilities include the 'Cotton Club' bar which hosts additional entertainment nightly ranging from dance lessons to participation games with amazing prizes to be won. There is also a stage on deck for outdoor entertainment.
MSC Sinfonia has 777 cabins, of which 132 are balcony suites. The ship also boasts four restaurants, 10 bars, two swimming pools and the luxurious MSC Aurea Spa. Guests can enjoy world class performances in the San Carlo Theatre and take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness centre, golf simulator, casino, mini club, teen's club, disco, internet cafe and duty free shopping. Additional facilities include a business and conference centre and medical centre.
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