Local Heroes: All hands on deck in Durban

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Ross Volk, Managing Director for MSC Cruises South Africa

The luxurious and "larger than life" cruise ship MSC Musica is on her maiden tour in South African waters up until April, setting sail from Durban and Cape Town to various locations including Mauritius, the Reunion Islands, and Mozambique’s Pomene Bay and Portuguese Island.

MSC's fleet of 15 ultra-modern, highly innovative and elegantly designed ships that offer a totally different holiday experience, is set to expand to 29 cruise ships by 2027 with six new large ship classes, all prototypes that push the boundaries of marine architecture and design. With a responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates, MSC aims to further develop innovative ways of lowering the impact on its cruise passages.

As an expanding company into our country and region, it's clear MSC also realises the need to give back. At the helm of MSC Cruises locally is SA MD Ross Volk, who explains, "We will be building a R200-million cruise terminal at the Port of Durban as part of the KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) consortium. MSC Cruises will also be opening a hospitality school in the Durban Harbour, which will train young South Africans who are keen to be part of the hospitality industry. We have also invested heavily in the broader Southern Africa region, by growing tourism and small businesses in Mozambique’s Pomene Bay and Portuguese Island..."

As an expanding company into our country and region, it's clear MSC also realises the need to give back.

Look out in November when the MSC Orchestra also makes its maiden voyage to Durban – for more info visit www.msccruises.co.za.