Passengers on their way to dinner aboard the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy witnessed a horrifying scene Sunday when a technician was crushed by one of the ship’s elevators.
Costa and MSC cruise ships on alert in France following Paris terror attacks
Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises, which were both targeted by the terror attacks in Tunis, Tunisia earlier this year, say they are on alert following the French terror attacks in Paris on […]
US Coast Guard responds to fire aboard Carnival Liberty in St Thomas
Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that a fire broke out aboard its cruise liner Carnival Liberty while in port in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands on Monday.
Passenger aboard Celestyal Crystal says collision with oil tanker off Turkey felt like ‘explosion’
Celestyal Cruises’ ship Celestyal Crystal and a tanker have collided off the coast of Gallipoli, Turkey, Cruise Arabia & Africa understands, based on passenger accounts and media reports.
MSC Cruises confirm South African among the 12 injured and a further 9 dead in Tunisia terror attack
MSC Cruises this morning informed Cruise Arabia & Africa that a South African passenger is among the 12 people wounded in the terror attacks at the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia on […]
Costa Fascinosa, MSC Splendida depart Tunis after terrorist attack kills 17 passengers on both ships
MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises have both confirmed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that their cruise ships MSC Splendida and Costa Fascinosa have departed the port of La Goulette in Tunis, Tunisia, […]
MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises drop Tunisia after terror attack on cruise passengers
As was expected by Cruise Arabia & Africa and no doubt feared by those in the tourism industry in Tunisia, major cruise lines have begun to drop all Tunisian port calls from […]
MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside will be based out of Miami sailing year round Caribbean itineraries
MSC Cruises have announced that the first of its next generation “Seaside” class of ships, which is due to enter service in November 2017, will be named MSC Seaside and will sail […]
CLIA says cruise lines will continue to respect Venice cruise ship ban despite new ruling
A ban restricting large cruise ships from navigating Venice’s Giudecca Canal and St Mark’s basin to the city’s main cruise terminal has been overruled by the city’s regional court of appeal, although […]
Holland America Line reveals MS Koningsdam as name for new flagship
Holland America Line, which has cruise ships visiting both Dubai in the Middle East and the South African cruise port of Cape Town in the 2014 and 2015 cruise seasons, has at […]
First steel cut for uber luxurious new cruise ship Seven Seas Explorer
Earlier this year, Cruise Arabia & Africa took a look at the ten most expensive cruise ship concepts ever conceived, Regent Seven Seas Explorer was included in the list because she is astronomically […]
Empress of Ireland remembered 100 years on, with surprise cruise ship appearance
The 100-year anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic garnered much media attention and even included a commemorative cruise aboard a chartered Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ship following the exact course Titanic took across […]
Norwegian Cruise Line reveals massive fleet wide refit and upgrade program
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third largest cruise line in the world, is investing US $250-million in a fleetwide renovation program the cruise line is calling Norwegian Next. The program is intended to […]
Explorer of the Seas to sail first European season following major refit
Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas will sail its very first Europe season in summer 2015 from Southampton, UK, the cruise line has announced.
MSC Cruises announces largest number of bookings in its history
MSC Cruises has announced that the past 30 days has seen more bookings for cruises than at any other time in its history, suggesting the cruise line, along with other major cruise […]