Conferencing at sea with MSC Sinfonia

A cruise on board the MSC Sinfonia or the MSC Opera is the ideal opportunity to host a conference, teambuilding or incentive event.  There is no land based Venue where accommodation, all meals, entertainment and the company conference can be arranged with one call and it’s all included in the fare. South Africa’s newest and most exciting conference venues are due to sail into our waters in November and will be here until April 2013

The return of MSC Sinfonia, and the addition of MSC Opera to South Africa for the 2012/13 summer season is an exciting prospect for both the business and leisure industries as it is the biggest and most ambitious cruise program in South Africa’s History. Both Ships will bring elegance and glamor to South African guests, offering select new cruise destinations as part of their Summer 2012/13 itineraries. A cruise is the ideal opportunity to host a conference, teambuilding , product launch venue or incentive event.


MSC Sinfonia and MSC Opera both provide an extraordinary showcase for corporate initiatives. Widely acclaimed for the spectacular interiors, both ships offer a luxury resort with a view of the world that’s different every day. Various cruise destinations throughout the summer season, out of both Cape Town and Durban  offer exciting destinations to exotic islands and exciting ports. The cruises range from 2 nights to 12 nights offering the perfect variety to suit budget and incentive need.

World-class conference facilities include a theatre for large corporate events, meeting rooms and complete technical infrastructures. Varied modern sports and leisure facilities provide valuable team-building opportunities, while sumptuous spa centres, gourmet cuisine, varied entertainment and attentive staff pamper guests in elegant surroundings.

MSC Cruises offers a specialist Groups department that can comprehensively tailor the facilities and services to your needs, advising on and taking care of every detail of your initiative.

MSC Sinfonia hosts 777 cabins, of which 132 are balcony suites. The ship also boasts four restaurants, 10 bars, two swimming pools and the luxurious MSC Aurea Spa. Guests can enjoy world class performances in the San Carlo Theatre and take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness centre, golf simulator, casino, mini club, teen’s club, disco, internet cade and luxury shopping. Additional facilities include a business and conference centre and medical centre.

MSC Opera hosts 856 cabins of which 172 are balcony cabins and 28 are balcony suites. The ship has four restaurants, eleven bars, two pools, and two whirlpools. The liner boasts the MSC Aurea Spa and Solarium, a disco, video games room, internet café, casino, team building facilities and a medical centre. The ship has a wonderful array of duty free shopping and caters for kids with the Buffalo Bill children’s play area. Additional facilities include the ‘Cotton Club’ bar and a stage on deck for outdoor entertainment.

For incentives and conferences, choose to include delegates partners,  the 50% discount for partner special provides an ideal add on. Families can also be included, with kids under 18 cruising free.

Accommodation, meals, entertainment and conferencing facilities all included in the fare, making a cruise a “best value” conferencing opportunity.

Author: Muzi Mohale

Hi there, am your host and I blog about the tourism industry in South Africa. You’re also welcome to contribute your expert content on matters affecting the industry. You can reach me on muzi[at]tourismedition.com

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