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17 MSC Cruises MSC Musica Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Africa from Cape Town

Due to the delay we only embarked on 26Jan 2019 sadly missing two days of fun we were looking forward to..nevertheless once on board we were in awe of the beauty & magnitude of the ship & then the fun started. We loved the various ... Read More
Due to the delay we only embarked on 26Jan 2019 sadly missing two days of fun we were looking forward to..nevertheless once on board we were in awe of the beauty & magnitude of the ship & then the fun started. We loved the various lounges & bar areas for relaxation & good music. The dining sittings in the restaurant caters for everyones needs & the staff serving guests with a smile & then having the opportunity to meet wonderful people at the table we share with.Our highlight the sushi restaurant (my favourite). Our balcony cabin for two very spacious & clean..the staff (& that includes everyone) very friendly & helpful at all times & they work long hours daily. Its also fantastic on the pool deck soaking up the sun & having fun with activities organised by the entertainment team.Its your lucky day if you win something.The shows in the theatre outstanding!!!Professionalism beyond words! The cruise overall is too much to see & do & theres too little time..definitely another cruise planned for the future.. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Went on MSC musica cruise from 20.01.2019 till 24.01.2019 but due to gale force south easterly winds in Cape Town we remained on ship for 2more days only docking on the 26th of January. Wow from the moment we got on the ship everyone was ... Read More
Went on MSC musica cruise from 20.01.2019 till 24.01.2019 but due to gale force south easterly winds in Cape Town we remained on ship for 2more days only docking on the 26th of January. Wow from the moment we got on the ship everyone was friendly. The hospitality from the staff was excellent. The cabins were emaculate, clean and tidy, everything was beautiful and on it's place, with friendly cleaning staff who cleans the cabins daily. The atmosphere on the ship was tantalising. Despite the delays the staff members were so accommodating and hospitable. As a nurse I found this extremely therapeutic and relaxing to be waited on hand and foot. The food, oh the food was amazing. A wide variety of cuisines with balanced flavours was one of the highlights of my cruise. There was so much entertainment you could keep yourself busy for hours. The onboard photograher took amazing pictures that I will cherish for years to come.MSC musica I applaud you. Thank you for making this cruise one of my best yet. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I had always wanted to experience something that would set apart from all the other distractions of one's life that would leave a life lasting impression deep within my memories. Not only was it far better than expected, but it has ... Read More
I had always wanted to experience something that would set apart from all the other distractions of one's life that would leave a life lasting impression deep within my memories. Not only was it far better than expected, but it has made me book my next cruise already for Jan 2020. I am literally counting the days till embarkation!! Thank you MSC for opening my eyes to cruising the open seas in a truly unforgettable manner. We had a longer stay due to the strong winds in the Cape Town port and the staff continued to entertain, smile and keep the good vibes going! How could one not be super greatful. I was ecstatic as were all my friends on the ship. Cannot wait to see the Tucano Lounge again, only 11 months to go and already I can taste the Bloody Mary's, that await me. MSC Musica all the way baby!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Summer and excellent weather. Departed from my home town. We did not disembarked in Walvisbay. Would have liked to do canoeing in Walvisbay but the ship arrived to late and the tour organizers could not wait for us. All in all it was a ... Read More
Summer and excellent weather. Departed from my home town. We did not disembarked in Walvisbay. Would have liked to do canoeing in Walvisbay but the ship arrived to late and the tour organizers could not wait for us. All in all it was a delightful cruise. Food was good. Shops is expensive. Negative: Embarkation took very long, long ques. would like to have that done more efficiently. We were of the lucky people that got 2 extra days on the ship due to the high winds and we appreciate the effort MSC went through to make us comfortable. The cabin attendant was very friendly and kept us up to date with all the news. We did not have children with. Only me and my husband. I would love to do another cruise but in a different location like the Mediterranean. The show at night was excellent. The live music in the bars was good. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I chose MSC due to my great previous experiences with them. Their staff are so friendly and very efficient. I will always esteem MSC very highly to my clients and ensure their cruise will be magical. The dining and entertainment varieties ... Read More
I chose MSC due to my great previous experiences with them. Their staff are so friendly and very efficient. I will always esteem MSC very highly to my clients and ensure their cruise will be magical. The dining and entertainment varieties were my highlight and not to mention the luxury of the balcony cabins. You will never regret booking with MSC they offer exceptional overall service for a 3* cruise ship. It was fantastic to experience a variety of cultures and cuisines. My only concern was their lack of security cameras in important guest areas like the bag drop department. This should be re-evaluated. Amazing crew, amazing staff. MSC delivers exactly what they promise, more than just a cruise. You feel like you are a VIP guest and you can enjoy your cruise carefree with all your needs taken care of. Once again thank you MSC for never seizing to impress! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Embarkation from Cape Town was a bit chaotic, but excitement overruled. I have been on quite a few cruises and they have always been awesome and would recommend it to anyone. All the shows are spectacular and not to be missed. The ... Read More
Embarkation from Cape Town was a bit chaotic, but excitement overruled. I have been on quite a few cruises and they have always been awesome and would recommend it to anyone. All the shows are spectacular and not to be missed. The entertainment crew are fantastic in getting a crowd going and I have seen young and old joining in a lot of activities they would not normally do in their ordinary lives. There is no words to describe the delicious food and the non stop availability of food, fruit and desserts so compliments to the all the chefs, kitchen staff and waiters. The rooms are fabulous and always kept clean. Disembarkation went smooth and orderly. I went on this cruise to show my sister from Namibia what I could not explain in words. I think she gets it now. We had an awesome time and would do it again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. The only problem that I encounter was on deck 7....I would suggest that all entries to the Casino to closed at all time. The Casino is a smoking area and is opposite the theatre. When ... Read More
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed it. The only problem that I encounter was on deck 7....I would suggest that all entries to the Casino to closed at all time. The Casino is a smoking area and is opposite the theatre. When gaining access to the theatre from Deck 7 children and non-smokers are expose to those smoke fumes from the Casino side. Other that, my first cruise was awesome and definitely cruise again and also will recommend cruising to my friends and family. Dining (1st seating deck 5) was excellence and on time. Here i must mention that the friendly waiters did really good job in serving us. All the meals ordered was correct the first time. However, better control should be enforce at the restaurant on deck 13. This restaurant was well below the standards in comparison with the other restaurants. All the info about all event was readily available thanks to our Cabin steward. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
The cruise was a pre-birthday gift from my wife in anticipation of my 50th birthday anniversary. This was indeed a birthday gift that will be treasured and valued as we journey on our path of life. So much looking forward to the next trip ... Read More
The cruise was a pre-birthday gift from my wife in anticipation of my 50th birthday anniversary. This was indeed a birthday gift that will be treasured and valued as we journey on our path of life. So much looking forward to the next trip because of the excellent entertainment, hospitality and ambience on deck.The balcony cabin was well appointed and the view and experience amazing. Cabins were cleaned on a regular basis and service always came with a smile. I just loved the interaction and entertainment provided by the entertainment crew. The cruise was breathtaking, the facilities was admirable and entertainment mind blowing which contributed to the greatest holiday ever. My wife and I indeed had an absolute awesome and magnificent experience on the Musica. We solute Heart 104.9 & MSC Musica for affording us this awesome experience. If we could be in two places at the same time, believe us, it would definitely be with Heart and MSC Musica because you Rock. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This was my second MSC cruise experience, and as with the first one, I am highly satisfied with the experience. I am from the Western Cape and know Cape Town quite well, so before we embarked, we slept the night prior to the cruise in a ... Read More
This was my second MSC cruise experience, and as with the first one, I am highly satisfied with the experience. I am from the Western Cape and know Cape Town quite well, so before we embarked, we slept the night prior to the cruise in a hotel in Cape Town and went out for dinner, which is always awesome! Embarkation and disembarkation went very well, and I am really impressed with the way MSC are organized to let everything runs smoothly all the time. There are so many activities on the ship that one sometimes struggle to get to everything, because you enjoy one thing so much, and cannot just leave it unfinished to attend another thing that might be running concurrently! And I am that kind of person who wants to do them all (: The massive ship are very clean and tidy. The lounges and bars are really neat and one love to sit and relax there. The disco in the club and on the decks are amazing. The cabin is comfortable and always clean. I tested both the restaurant and buffet, and are very pleased with both in terms of food and the menu served. The entertainment offered is really world class and one gets the idea that MSC make sure that they present good shows and entertainment. The theatre, comedy, music and artists are stunning, very professional with that special way of involving the crowd in what they present, which is great. The crew staff are always friendly and ready to help with anything, which makes life on the boat very easy. All staff are giving their all in terms of service. The ports and shore excursions are great, although a bit expensive. I just need to touch on a few points which ZI think need consideration: 1. Is it necessary to take all the photos with everyone(I'm referring to the ones that looks like it is compulsory to take) The thing is, I've heard that so many people do not buy those photographs because it is really very expensive. I've asked what is going to happen to those hundreds of thousands of photographs that were to purchased by the people, and I've heard that it will be destroyed. Should people not be given an option to pose for those photos if they are going to buy it in the end. It is such a waste and destroying our planet as well? 2. The dinner seating: I had quite an uncomfortable experience where my travel buddy and I were placed for first seating. When we got to our table, there were already a family of three sitting. We did not know the family. My friend and I ordered wine to get rid of the uncomfortable situation in a way. Then the mother of the group told us that they are also uncomfortable with the arrangement, and they are Muslim, and not supposed to sit with people who drink wine. Now this situation caused us never to go to the restaurant again, because in our opinion, dinner is private, and we never had such an experience before. 3. The play area for the children seems also dangerous; on deck 14, the rails of the ship are not very high, and I think it creates a situation where children are exposed to danger, especially if their parents are not around: you know, falling down the stairs, or over the rails, etc. If I had small children, I would not be comfortable with the play area so exposed. 4. The theme parties are really good and people love it, but is gets so cold on that deck that it is really difficult to stay there for the whole evening!. On the previous cruise, discos were held every night in the club, which was so awesome, because the club is really big. I suggest the theme parties must be done in the club as well, like the last one with the pajama party. Lastly: The cruise overall was absolutely great! I am going again! Thank you sooo much!! How can I become a voyager club member! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
First time coming to Southern African waters - bigger ship, high expectations. Dissappointed with the overall service, maintenance of ship needs attention. Paper placed between cabin walls an ceiling. Some sort of quick solution. Not sure ... Read More
First time coming to Southern African waters - bigger ship, high expectations. Dissappointed with the overall service, maintenance of ship needs attention. Paper placed between cabin walls an ceiling. Some sort of quick solution. Not sure if it was suppose to reduce a rattling noise. Overall impression of the ship - old and used and send down to make the last bit of money from it. Was suppose to be refitted. Not the case, carpets coming loose on stairs, pulling apart from areas around the lifts, balcony had rusted spots, windows were dirty. Strong smell off tabacco smoke, smoking is allowed in certain public areas but there are no extraction systems te get rid of the smell/extract the smoke. Traveled with MSC before and had a much better experience. Let down by the overall experience. The only positive was the friendlyness of certain staff members. Well not travel with the company in the future. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We selected this trip as it was arranged by Bokradio and this is where it was advertised regularly as well as we are listeners of this radio station every day. The number of Afrikaans singers whom committed to the trip also contributed to ... Read More
We selected this trip as it was arranged by Bokradio and this is where it was advertised regularly as well as we are listeners of this radio station every day. The number of Afrikaans singers whom committed to the trip also contributed to our decision to go on the trip. The arrangements were excellent and as myself is a double amputee we were accommodated through early on board as well as preference treatment when disembarking at the Cape Town harbour on return. As a disabled person we were accommodated in a quite large suite and I could easily move around with the wheelchair in the room as well as the shower was also comfortable.The food, service and music was excellent every day. Thank you for also having a special place on the pool deck for disabled people it was needed and really appreciated. Just one comment I would like to make on the pool deck is that people should not be allowed to put towels and stuff on all chairs for their friends it should be first come first serve.I have seen this created some unhappiness with some people. Yes I would again go on the bokboottrip Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
The Bokradio cruise has been on everybody's lips for a few years now. I decided to give it a try. What an amazing experience. Thank you to everyone that made our cruise a huge success. The ship was cleaned to perfection and ... Read More
The Bokradio cruise has been on everybody's lips for a few years now. I decided to give it a try. What an amazing experience. Thank you to everyone that made our cruise a huge success. The ship was cleaned to perfection and everything was easily accessible. The cabin was perfectly cleaned every time we walked out of it. When we came back in the evenings the next day's program was on our bed and the bed was ready (just to jump in). The bedding was amazing. So comfy. The food was excellent. There was not one moment that I did not enjoy the meals. I am a fussy eater, but there was something for everyone. Our meal at the "sit down restaurant" was so much fun when the waiters walked up and down the passage with the pudding trays on the beat of Italian music. WHAT A SURPRISE! Overall I would recommend the cruise ship to everyone I know. Compliments to everyone involved. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
It was just an amazing experience. I had on the MSC Musica and also thank you so much for the great kindness shown by die crew members and staff. The cocktails were amazing. The disco made the hole cruise for me. The whirlpool was just ... Read More
It was just an amazing experience. I had on the MSC Musica and also thank you so much for the great kindness shown by die crew members and staff. The cocktails were amazing. The disco made the hole cruise for me. The whirlpool was just another great experience. The amount of food and the variety just made it so much better and the chefs were spectacular. The hole setup is amazing except that I had to walk through the restaurants to get to a certain point but nevertheless it was amazing. The tanning seats next to the swimming is very comfortable and I will definitely look if I can get some in hand because it is just great material. I like the fact that you are not allowed to smoke in the disco that helps a lot but I didn’t like the way people smoked in non-smoking areas and I’m not sure it waas clear to all the people Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I recently went on a cruise with the MSC Musica and it was by far the best experience I have ever had in my life! The cabin we slept in was nothing short of perfect and not even to mention the food and drink on the ship! the food is of top ... Read More
I recently went on a cruise with the MSC Musica and it was by far the best experience I have ever had in my life! The cabin we slept in was nothing short of perfect and not even to mention the food and drink on the ship! the food is of top quality and available anytime of the day! the drinks and bar tenders are exceptional and the overall experience with all the staff was great. They definitely make you as comfortable as possible on the cruise! The entertainment and shops was out of this world and I will definitely be back on board soon and definitely recommend the cruise to anyone for the experience of a lifetime. Disembarkation at the halfway stop was so easy and everyone assisted in anyway they could. If you want to have a party or just plain relax old and young there is loads for everyone to do on this cruise. Thank you MSC for this awesome experience! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Bok Radio and South African singers for entertainment. Excellent party atmosphere, not a single boring moment. Sleeps like a baby withe the shake of the ship. The trip by taxi to Swakkop from Walvis was very memorable as we ... Read More
Bok Radio and South African singers for entertainment. Excellent party atmosphere, not a single boring moment. Sleeps like a baby withe the shake of the ship. The trip by taxi to Swakkop from Walvis was very memorable as we visited there when we where kids. The food on ship was excellent 24 hours a day, when you feel like nibbling there will be something to nibble. Restaurants were excellent as well and eat from menu. A special thanks to Diosdani Melgaurjo Gonzalez a waiter from Cuba who made our dining experience through his recommendations for what to choose from menu and his fantastic humor while serving you. We where seeing forward to engage with him every night. Thanks Diosdani. The deck on 13th level was always alive with a lot of entertainment and the service at the bars was excellent. Exploring the ship was an outing on its own with lots to see without feeling that you are at a wrong place which sometimes in the beginning let you wonder if you will find your cabin again which was fun too. Great experience hope to do it soon again!!!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
did the cruise with the Bok Radio, did it just for the entertainers that weer booked loved it all the way. !!!! Booked already for the 2020 Bok Radio Cruise to Walvis Bay Dining were superb...... loved to be served.... we did our ... Read More
did the cruise with the Bok Radio, did it just for the entertainers that weer booked loved it all the way. !!!! Booked already for the 2020 Bok Radio Cruise to Walvis Bay Dining were superb...... loved to be served.... we did our own thing when we disembared at Walvis Bay went to Dune 7 and Swakopmund with a chartered combi and had a blast We went with a group of friends so we were about 12 in our group we did not do everything together but mostly the shows in Teatre La Scala spend the rest of the time on deck 13 during the day and in one of the lounges at night time after the shows in the Teatre. Cabin were a bit small but we just sleep there the rest of the boat were huge the Cocktails were to die for and as we are South Africans we love Summer, Sun and Chevrolet or in this case "MSC Cruises" XOXO Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
My husband booked this cruise with The Bok Radio98.9FM, as a surprise for me. All my favourite singers would be on this cruise for entertainment. I have never been on a ship before and I was quite nervous, because I did not know what to ... Read More
My husband booked this cruise with The Bok Radio98.9FM, as a surprise for me. All my favourite singers would be on this cruise for entertainment. I have never been on a ship before and I was quite nervous, because I did not know what to expect...But what a lovely, surprise and experience it was for me... From the first moment that I set foot in the ship until we checked out, I felt like a Very Important Person. All the staff members were excellent and I could not notice one fake smile on their faces. From reception staff, restaurant staff, housekeeping, etc. I would like to congratulate Ibraahim Shamtally and his team mate on their very special way to make you feel welcomed and important. Nothing is too much trouble for those two gentleman. Thank you MSC Musica for making this a very memorable journey, I will forever treasure this experience in my hart x Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
MSC Musica Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 3.0 3.5
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.1
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.6
Family 4.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.6
Enrichment 1.0 3.6
Service 3.0 3.7
Value For Money 3.0 3.7
Rates 4.0 3.3

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