Port Elizabeth

Located on the south-eastern coast of South Africa, Port Elizabeth is known for its friendly atmosphere, beautiful beaches, great water sports facilities and nearby wildlife areas.

Life’s a Cruise in South Africa’s Windy City – Discover Port Elizabeth with MSC Cruises

Board one of our sumptuous Cruise Ships and cruise your way to the breezy lifestyle of South Africa’s Port Elizabeth, a major seaport that is aptly nicknamed both “The Windy City” and “The Friendly City”.

Take advantage of one of the best deals around and book yourself or even the whole family on one of our luxury cruises to South Africa and the bustling city of Port Elizabeth, situated in Algoa Bay. Enjoy the holiday of a lifetime as you discover the city’s sights, explore the beautiful and malaria-free wildlife areas surrounding the city, relax on pristine beaches and soak up the easy ambience of this coastal paradise and its pleasant, subtropical climate.

The area around Algoa Bay was first settled as far back as 100,000 years ago, but the modern-day city of Port Elizabeth was founded in 1820 and named after the wife of Rufane Donkin, the colonial governor at the time. Today, the port forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro region and its long and varied history is evident at every turn. The Donkin Heritage Trail is a great place to start taking in the city’s sights.

But don’t just take our word for it – see for yourself and book your luxury cruise to South Africa with MSC Cruises today. Prepare to be pampered and enjoy first-class cuisine, stylish interiors and spectacular views. In short, your dream vacation awaits you and, best of all, it’s only a call away!

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Duration: 4 | Ship: MSC OPERA
Boarding Port: Cape Town, South Africa
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Duration: 4 | Ship: MSC OPERA
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