Most of the cruise industry will be back in full operation by 2022, but the resumption of cruises amid the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted most cruise lines to implement some form of […]
Costa Toscana features more than 2,600 cabins, 21 restaurants, 19 bars, 4 swimming pools, a theatre, spa, kids’ facilities, and several new to the line attractions across her 180,000 gross tons and […]
MSC Cruises on Wednesday confirmed that its South African cruise season out of Durban would go ahead as planned amid the Omicron variant of COVID-19, but also announced that vaccination would be […]
Celebrity Cruises has put its vaccine mandate for children on hold, just days after announcing that all passengers older than five would require vaccination in order to sail.
On the same day that MSC Cruises marked the float out of its Middle East-bound mega cruise ship MSC World Europa, it was also announced that she would be the first to […]
Silversea Cruises has announced the name of the first ship in its Project Evolution fleet expansion, several weeks after her steel cutting ceremony, which was held on November 18th.
MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have celebrated the float out of MSC World Europa, and the coin ceremony for MSC Euribia, both of which will be the first LNG-powered ships in […]
Costa Cruises took delivery of its newest ship, Costa Toscana, from the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland) on Thursday, December 2nd.
Hapag-Lloyd has rerouted Europa from South Africa to Dubai after cancelling its Cape Town itineraries due to concerns over the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Cape Town’s 2021/22 cruise season officially opened Tuesday with the arrival of the German luxury liner Europa, and cruise tourism officials said the season will remain open despite a slew of expected […]
Hapag-Lloyd’s luxury cruise ship Europa has docked in Cape Town for a significantly curtailed turnaround in the city amid ongoing concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
MSC Cruises has confirmed that its South African cruise season for 2021/22 aboard MSC Orchestra will go ahead as planned, with only minor itinerary changes.
Norwegian Cruise Line has become the first to cancel the entirety of its South African cruise season due to the travel restrictions imposed on the country due to a new variant of […]
MSC Cruises appears to be planning to go ahead with its South African cruise itineraries, despite the travel bans on South Africa due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Norwegian Cruise Line says it has not yet made any adjustments to its scheduled South African cruises aboard Norwegian Jade, but is monitoring the new Omicron variant closely.
MSC Virtuosa has been named in Dubai, becoming only the second cruise ship ever to do so, and the largest ever to homeport in the Arabian Gulf.
The South African government on Sunday decided against enhancing national safety restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, with scheduled cruises to be allowed to operate if cruise lines wish to […]
Abu Dhabi Ports Group, Diyar Al Muharraq and the Eagle Hills Diyar Company have signed an agreement to investigate opportunities to develop and operate new cruise infrastructure in Bahrain.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Black Friday deals (70% off on second passenger sharing the same cabin) expire today, but the cruise line is still offering extensive deals on select Middle East and South […]
South Africa’s six cruise ports will be visited by 20 cruise ships during the coming 2021/22 cruise season, according to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).