Sinfonia passengers offered discount

2012-11-30 19:06

Cape Town South Easter

2012-11-30 13:33

Take a look at this video illustrating the full gale force effects of the South Easter in Cape Town.WATCH

Cape Town - The MSC Sinfonia has been held in the Cape Town port, E-berth Duncan Dock, since Wednesday after gale force winds forced Transnet Port Authorities to officially close Cape Town Port for safety reasons.

"The comfort and safety of passengers will always remain the top the priority for MSC, and when the conditions are severe enough for the local port authorities to close the entire port to all shipping, it's a clear message that these conditions pose a significant safety risk," said Allan Foggitt of MSC Starlight Cruises.

"Should the port authorities declare the port open again in the course of the next 24 hours, the Sinfonia will take passengers on a 'nowhere' cruise, returning to Cape Town on Monday December 3rd."

The ship has continued all on board activities and awaited the opening of the port to set sail on what should have been the MSC Sinfonia's inaugural 5-night cruise to Walvis Bay and Luderitz.

Passengers on board on Friday have been offered a 50% discount on a future cruise, combinable with the best promotional fare on offer on the cruise of their choice.

Passengers are encouraged to choose from any cruise in the MSC Sinfonia's itinerary between now and 15 April and should contact their nearest travel agent of MSC Starlight office or visit the MSC Cruises Facebook Page.

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