Mossel Bay Cruise

Mossel Bay Cruise
A characteristic village overlooking the sea
When you are cruising the Indian Ocean with MSC Cruises the historic centre of Mossel Bay is your perfect port of call in South Africa. It’s set on a hill overlooking the small working harbour and bay, with one of the best swimming beaches along the southern Cape coast and an interesting museum.

Mossel Bay bears poignant historical significance as the place where indigenous Khoi cattle herders first encountered Europeans in a bloody spat. A group of Portuguese mariners under captain Bartholomeu Dias set sail from Portugal in August 1487 in search of a sea route to India, and months later rounded the Cape of Good Hope.
In February 1488, they became the first Europeans to make landfall along the South African coast. On an MSC South Africa cruise excursion, Mossel Bay’s main urban attraction is the Bartholomeu Dias Museum Complex, housed in a collection of historic buildings well integrated into the small town centre, all near the tourist office and within a couple of minutes’ walk of each other.
The highlight is the Maritime Museum, a spiral gallery with displays on the

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We're constantly updating our wide selection of shore excursions for all interests to make your cruise holiday an unforgettable experience. Some tours may also be available at embarkation or disembarkation days, while during at sea days you can enjoy on board activities.