March 14, 2014

Farewell MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia leaves Cape Town, South Africa

After a superb season, the MSC Sinfonia is setting sail tomorrow on her last local cruise – Cape Town to nowhere – before saying farewell to South Africa and heading for Genoa, Italy, on Monday.

The popular cruise ship will be replaced by the newly revamped MSC Armonia for the 2015/16 local season. The MSC Opera remains in South African waters until the 28th April this year, running the popular Mozambican cruises.

The MSC Sinfonia arrived in South Africa in 2009 and quickly became one of the most popular cruise ships in the local market.

“MSC Sinfonia will be sadly missed by the South African market but we are confident that the arrival of her sister ship MSC Armonia in 2015 after she has been stretched to accommodate an additional 500 passengers will herald a new dawn in local cruising and that she will quickly become the new S.A. favourite” said Allan Foggitt of MSC Cruises SA.

MSC Sinfonia, along with the MSC Armonia, MSC Lirica and MSC Opera are part of the €200-million MSC Renaissance programme which will see the stretching and upgrading of the vessels. The transformation is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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