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Cape Town cruises for 2022/23 season

While 2021/22 was a disappointment for the South African cruise sector thanks to the Omicron variant, 2022/23 is looking to be much better, with 48 roundtrip itineraries scheduled.

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cape town expects a strong rebound in cruise tourism for the 2022/23 season

The emergence of the Omicron variant in late 2021 forced many cruise lines to cancel their planned homeporting seasons in Cape Town, and when MSC Cruises pushed ahead with its plans to cruise in South Africa, a COVID-19 outbreak aboard MSC Orchestra led to the cancellation of cruises for a whole month of the season.

As a result, she arrived in Cape Town late for the west coast phase of her South African cruise season, and only sailed a handful of departures from the Mother City in early 2022.

The coming cruise season, starting in November, 2022 and ending in April, 2023, looks to be a whole lot different though, if the scheduled itineraries go ahead.

A total of 12 cruise ships will cruise from Cape Town during the season, with 7 of them cruising roundtrip from the city 48 times, while the others will sail grand voyages or separate itineraries within longer world cruise programs.

In addition, the 7 cruise ships sailing roundtrip from Cape Town during the season will also be offering longer repositioning cruises in March and April when they wrap up their cruise seasons.

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msc sinfonia sailing from cape town

Roundtrip Cape Town cruises for 2022/23:

AIDAaura – 14-nights – 8 cruises (November 14th, 2022 to February 20th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay, Durban, East London (South Africa); Luderitz, Walvis Bay, (Namibia)

MSC Sinfonia – 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 nights – 22 cruises (December 16th, 2022 to March 10th, 2023)

Visiting: Walvis Bay (4 and 5 nights), Mossel Bay (3 nights), or both Walvis Bay and Luderitz (7 nights)

Azamara Journey – 12 nights – 8 cruises – (December 20th, 2022 to February 20th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Richard’s Bay, Durban (South Africa); Maputo, (Mozambique)

Norwegian Jade – 12 nights – 3 cruises – (December 21st, 2023 to January 26th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay, Durban, (South Africa); Luderitz, Walvis Bay, (Namibia)

Nautica – 12 nights – 1 cruise – (January 6th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Richard’s Bay, Mossel Bay (South Africa); Walvis Bay (Namibia)

Seven Seas Voyager – 15 nights – 2 cruises – (December 6th and 21st, 2022)

Visiting: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Richard’s Bay, Mossel Bay (South Africa); Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Maputo, (Mozambique)

MSC Orchestra – 2 and 4 nights – 3 cruises – (April 3rd, 2023 to April 17th, 2023)

Visiting: Walvis Bay (4 nights)

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queen mary 2 leaving cape town on a grand voyage

Grand voyages from Cape Town during 2022/23 season:

Artania – 22 nights – Cape Town to Dakar – (February 26th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, (South Africa); Luderitz, Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Luanda, (Angola); Principe, (Sao Tome and Principe); Banjul, (Gambia); Dakar, (Senegal)

Insignia – 21 nights – Cape Town to Dubai – (April 5th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Durban, Richard’s Bay, (South Africa); Maputo, (Mozambique); Mayotte, (Comoros); Nosy Be, (Madagascar); Mahe and La Digue, (Seychelles); Salalah and Muscat, (Oman); Dubai, (United Arab Emirates)

Queen Mary 2 – 23 nights – Cape Town to New York – (April 7th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, {South Africa); Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Tenerife, (Canary Islands); Southampton, (UK); New York, (US).

Silver Shadow -18 nights – Cape Town to Dakar – (April 13th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, (South Africa); Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Luanda, (Angola); Tema, and Takoradi, (Ghana); Abidjan, (Ivory Coast); Banjul, (Gambia); Dakar, (Senegal)

Seabourn Sojourn – 30 nights – Cape Town to Barcelona – (April 27th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, (South Africa); Luderitz and Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Cotonou, (Benin); Tema, (Ghana); Lome, (Togo); Banjul, (Gambia); Dakar, (Senegal); Praia and Mindelo, (Cape Verde Islands); Gran Canaria and Arrecife, (Canary Islands); Casablanca, (Morocco); Barcelona, (Spain)

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norwegian jade will reposition from cape town to dubai at the end of her 2022/23 south african season

Repositioning cruises from Cape Town during 2022/23 season:

Seven Seas Voyager – 14 nights – Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro – (January 5th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, (South Africa); Luderitz and Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Saint Helena; Rio De Janeiro, (Brazil)

Nautica – 18 nights – Cape Town to Mumbai – (January 18th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Durban, Richard’s Bay, (South Africa); Maputo, (Mozambique); Mayotte, (Comoros); Nosy Be, (Madagascar); Mahe, (Seychelles); Male, (Maldives); Mumbai, (India)

Norwegian Jade – 18 nights – Cape Town to Dubai – (January 26th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay, (South Africa); Maputo, (Mozambique); Nosy Be, (Madagascar); Mahe and Praslin Island, (Seychelles); Muscat and Khasab, (Oman); Abu Dhabi and Dubai, (United Arab Emirates)

Azamara Journey – 21 nights – Cape Town to Lisbon – (March 4th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, (South Africa); Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Luanda, (Angola); Takoradi, (Ghana); Abidjan, (Ivory Coast); Banjul, (Gambia); Gran Canaria and Tenerife, (Canary Islands); Funchal, (Madeira); Lisbon, (Portugal)

AIDAaura – 27 nights – Cape Town to Hamburg – (March 6th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, (South Africa); Luderitz and Walvis Bay, (Namibia); Praia and Mindelo, (Cape Verde); Arrecife and Tenerife, (Canary Islands); Lisbon and Porto, (Portugal); Vigo and Gijon, (Spain); Dover, (UK); Hamburg, (Germany)

MSC Sinfonia – 30 nights – Cape Town to Venice – (March 10th, 2023)

Visiting: Durban, (South Africa); Saint-Denis, (Reunion); Port Louis, (Mauritius); Mahe, (Seychelles); Jeddah, (Saudi Arabia); Safaga, Sharm El Sheikh, Port Sokhna, Suez Canal, (Egypt); Iraklion, Piraeus, (Greece); Split, (Croatia); Venice, (Italy).

MSC Orchestra – 28 nights – Cape Town to Genoa – (April 17th, 2023)

Visiting: Cape Town, Durban, (South Africa); Saint-Denis, (Reunion); Port Louis, (Mauritius); Mahe, (Seychelles); Aqaba, (Jordan); Suez Canal; Iraklion, (Greece); Naples, Civitavecchia, Genoa, (Italy)

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