Work to begin on Durban port’s new cruise terminal

Posted by Gabrielle Jacobs on 2 September 2019

Construction of the new Durban Cruise Terminal from MSC Cruises South Africa will begin in November, the company’s Managing Director Ross Volk announced in late August.

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Establishing the new 4,516m² cruise terminal is expected to cost R200 million, according to Tourism Update.

The new Durban terminal, in the country’s busiest cruise port, will be completed in 2021.

As South African holiday-makers expand their travel horizons through cruising, MSC is also looking to expand the country’s tourism sector.

“We are investing heavily in infrastructure as well as training, which includes the new Durban Cruise Terminal that will also house the MSC Shosholoza Ocean Academy,” said Volk.

From December, MSC will be bringing two of its cruise liners to SA shores – the MSC Musica based in Durban with capacity for 3,200 people, and MSC Opera, with a homeport in Cape Town and capacity of 2,500 guests. Trips itineraries will include stops in Pomene, Mozambique for ocean safaris and beachy getaways.

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