MSC SINFONIA sails into Durban
Nov 16, 2009
Author: Terry Hutson
MSC Sinfonia sails into Durban harbour. Picture courtesy MSC Cruises
MSCís cruise ship MSC SINFONIA arrived in Durban on Friday morning (13 November) to conclude her maiden voyage to South Africa and the start of a full summer season of cruising in local waters.
Guests who attended a gala evening on board the ship in Durban on Friday night were left impressed with her size as well as amenities. MSC Sinfonia sailed on Saturday for a short two-night cruise to Maputo and Portuguese Island and is due back in Durban this morning (Monday) ahead of a four-night cruise along the Mozambique coast and islands.
During this summer MSC Sinfonia will generate an estimated R220 million in turnover and local travel agents can expect to benefit from commissions in the region of R16 million, said Allan Foggitt of Starlight Cruises, general sales agents in South Africa for MSC Cruises. He announced that MSC Sinfonia will be returning to South Africa for the 2010/11 summer season when 45 cruises out of Durban will take place.
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