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“The most modern ship to serve South Africa” is on its way to Durban. That’s according to MSC Cruises.

The cruise company’s MSC Splendida will be based in Durban from November 2023.

In a statement, the cruise company announced its 2023/2024 sailing season with the news that the season will start earlier than usual.

At 4,363 passengers, the MSC Splendida can accommodate 50% more passengers than the popular MSC Sinfonia that’s been part of the local cruise scene for years.

It features 18 decks as well as a Yacht Club.

Business Insider reports that the MSC Yacht Club, described by the company as a premium “ship within a ship”, has 71 spacious suites from decks 12 to 16, a dedicated concierge desk, 24-hour butler service, a private restaurant, a swimming pool, and sunbathing area. MSC Yacht Club guests can also get ‘unlimited drinks’ in dedicated areas.

Enjoying the perks of the Yacht Club comes at a price.

Although the suites are bigger, ranging from 29 to 36 square metres and feature a sitting area, walk-in wardrobe, and bathroom with a shower or a bath, separate living area and a dining room, they range from double the price of a normal suite to four times the price of an entry-level interior cabin.

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