South Africa is gearing up for a strong bounce back from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and the Omicron variant of 2021, with 60 cruise itineraries scheduled to […]
For many westerners, Saudi Arabia is a deeply misunderstood country, and as it opens up to the global tourism market, particularly with its nascent cruise industry, it’s important to keep a few […]
MSC Cruises has confirmed that it will no longer be mandating vaccination for passengers during the coming 2022/23 cruise season in South Africa.
Carnival Corporation has announced the rollout of comprehensive technology upgrades called Service Power Packages across its fleet to further improve energy savings and reduce fuel consumption.
Just days after taking delivery of Norwegian Prima, the first in its new Prima-class of cruise ships, Norwegian Cruise Line has marked the float out of her sister ship Norwegian Viva.
The marine bunkering company Vitol has expanded its operations to Dubai’s Port Rashid, providing bunkering services to cruise ships conducting stopovers in the city.
United Airlines and Delta have announced they will begin flying direct from Washington and Atlanta in the United States to Cape Town, South Africa, providing the local cruise sector with key airlift […]
EasyCruiseOne, the ship that launched the failed EasyCruise brand back in 2005, has finally been consigned to the scrap heap in Dubai, with dismantling of the ship now underway.
Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of Norwegian Prima from the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera near Venice, marking what the cruise line’s CEO said was a “new era” for the company.
Swan Hellenic will be cruising the Red Sea to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan during the coming 2023 cruise season, as well as South Africa and other destinations on the continent.
Seabourn Venture, the first of Seabourn’s two new ultra-luxury expedition ships, has entered service and welcomed its first guests on board for on a 12-day Northern Isles expedition, departing Tromsø, Norway, bound […]
Explora Journeys has finally given us a glimpse of some of the staterooms aboard its upcoming set of sister ships, the first of which, Explora I, is due for delivery in 2023.
The new cruise terminal planned for Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia will form part of a redevelopment of the area that will include a marina and a total revamp of the […]
Carnival Cruise Line’s second Excellence-class ship, the upcoming Carnival Celebration will feature the largest retail selection in the fleet, with nine retail collections.
AIDA Cruises has become the first big ship cruise line to incorporate biofuels into its range of maritime fuel sources.
Cape Town looks set for a busy 2022/23 cruise season, with seven cruise ships homeporting in the city for all or part of the cruise season, which runs from October, 2022 to […]
Silversea Cruises has revealed the itinerary for its 2025 World Cruise aboard Silver Dawn, with one of the ten legs cruising from Mumbai to Istanbul via Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan in […]
Carnival Cruise Line has marked the keel laying for its third Excellence-class cruise ship Carnival Jubilee, a sister ship to Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration.
The boutique cultural expedition cruise line Swan Hellenic has several cruise itineraries planned for Cape Town in South Africa and ports on the east and west coasts of Africa for 2023.
Having only just taken delivery of its first cruise ship, Explora Journeys has announced it has placed an additional order for two more vessels from Fincantieri.