Cruise lovers know that one cruise with MSC Cruises is never enough. The famous seafaring brand is constantly exploring new ways to make each season more irresistible than the last, and their new 2017/18 season is no exception. You can now look forward to stepping out onto a far-flung peninsula lauded as one of Mozambique’s hidden jewels.
Pomene Bay, 605km north of Maputo and 170km south of Vilanculos, is arguably one of the most picturesque destinations in Mozambique. The azures colours of the Indian Ocean seas lap onto the powdery white sand of this peninsula’s palm-lined beaches on one side, while the other side is framed by the clear waters of a spectacular mangrove estuary.
“This is a destination that was as irresistible to us, as we know it will be for our guests,” says Allan Foggitt, Marketing and Sales Director of MSC Cruises South Africa. “When Pomene Bay Lodge came onto the market, it was an easy call, we snapped it up. It may be challenging to reach by land, but its potential for cruise liner visitors was undeniable.”
Foggitt goes on to say, “With the economic downturn, more and more people are looking local, and while we pride ourselves on providing unbeatable value, we also strive to give our guests something spectacular – something they will never forget.”
As with all its other exclusive destinations, MSC Cruises will develop its new property on the peninsula to mirror the sublime offerings that guests experience on board. The lodge’s existing restaurant, bar, and sunset pool will be upgraded and extended , while new additions will include additional bars and restaurant dining decks, plus a spa for ultimate relaxation.
MSC Cruises is also developing an exciting catalogue of excursions for visitors to the peninsula. World class snorkelling surrounded by an astounding variety of marine life, exploring the jungle-like mangroves that burst with birdlife and juvenile reef fish, and ‘forever’ walks on pristine stretches of beach are just the start.
No stranger to developing exclusive destinations for cruise guests along Mozambique’s shores, MSC Cruises will act with the same careful consideration for the local economy and ecology in its development of Pomene Bay as it has with Mozambique’s island playground, Portuguese Island in the Inhaca Archipelago.
All construction will be done in a way to protect the environmental integrity of the peninsula, and will completed in time for MSC Sinfonia’s first call in 2017.
The MSC Sinfonia returns for the 2017/18 season which starts in October with almost 50 local cruises during 6 of Southern Africa’s sunniest months . Portuguese Island remains a firm favourite on the new seasonitineraries , while 18 departureswill be visitingPomene Bay or a combination ofboth Pomene Bay and Portuguese Island.
Other firm favourites that remain on MSC’s new itinerary are the Cape Town to Walvis Bay cruises, the popular 11 night New Year Durban ,Reunion and Mauritiusfestive season cruise, and the promise of unforgettable experiences, and of course, the surprising affordability. The ship will position to and from Durban via the popular East Coast route through the Suez Canal which will be great news for the many avid cruises who were unable to get cabins on-board this season.
The MSC Sinfonia offers stylish accommodation, an abundance of delicious cuisine, non—stop entertainment, and a wealth of activities available for adults, teens, and kids. Children under 18 years of age who share their parents cabins still stay and eat FREE,
An MSC Cruise calendar never fails to delight, and with the adventures of Season 2017/18 just around the corner, bookings are already open , and with MSC Cruises’ dynamic pricing policy holidaymakers who book early enjoy discounts of up to 50%.
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