MSC Cruises’ intrepid little cruise liner MSC Sinfonia docked this week in Durban and began her 2017/18 summer cruise season out of South Africa.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines cancels initial Madagascar port calls due to plague outbreak
Due to the Bubonic Plague outbreak, Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s ship Boudicca, currently sailing from Liverpool to Port Louis in Mauritius will no longer be calling at any Madagascan ports, the cruise […]
South Africa and Indian Ocean cruise hotspots could be ravaged by Plague from Madagascar
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has told South Africa and eight other countries to prepare for an outbreak of the Black Death (plague), which has currently infected more than 1,000 people in […]
New Southern Africa river cruises to be launched by CroisiEurope
River cruise specialist CroisiEurope will open for sale its new Southern African river cruise program in December.
Azamara President: new cruise ship Pursuit will be deployed on South African cruises
Azamara Club Cruises’ new cruise ship Azamara Pursuit will likely be deployed on South African and Indian Ocean cruises, according to Azamara President and CEO Larry Pimentel.
Crystal Cruises offer new mini-cruise in South Africa for 2017 season
If you’ve always wanted to cruise Crystal, but never had more than R100,000 to fork out for one of their grand voyages, you may be able to take advantage of one of […]
Silversea offer pre/post-cruise adventures on 2018 South African itineraries
For the 2018 cruise season out of South Africa, Silversea Cruises are offering a number of custom land-based adventures that can be combined with its Cape Town cruises during the year.
Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2 gets refit ahead of 2018 Dubai and Cape Town cruises
This cruise season when Hapag-Lloyd’s flagship Europa 2 cruises from Dubai and Cape Town in 2018, she’ll feature a total bow-to-stern refurbishment. The dry docking, carried out in September at the Blohm […]
Silversea plans to cut South Africa-bound Silver Spirit in half for refit
Silversea Cruises has announced it will embark upon its first ever ship lengthening revitalisation program, with Silver Spirit scheduled to be the first to go under the knife. Its unclear if the […]
Brand new cruise line Viking Cruises coming to South Africa on 2019 World Cruise
Viking Cruises has announced that it will sail its second World Cruise in 2019 as part of its emergence into the global ocean cruise market, with South Africa one of the destinations […]
Industry Focus: Why South Africa needs a Durban Cruise Terminal
A world-class cruise experience is essential if Africa is to increase its share of the lucrative, but highly competitive international cruise industry, especially given its remote location at the southern tip of Africa.
AIDA Cruises coming to South Africa for first time in 2018
AIDA Cruises, the largest cruise company in Germany and part of the mammoth Carnival Corporation, has announced a second world cruise as part of its new AIDA Selection program.
Saga Cruises to sail epic South African ‘farewell’ cruise for Saga Pearl II in 2019
Saga Cruises has confirmed that it is retiring its class cruise ship Saga Pearl II from the fleet in 2019 after 202 sailings. The British cruise line, specialising in cruises for passengers […]
MSC Cruises to invest R200-million in new ‘Durban Cruise Terminal’
Finally, after years of delays and political wrangling, news broke recently that MSC Cruises’ South African subsidiary (MSC Cruises SA) and the Africa Armada Consortium, were teaming up to redevelop the passenger […]
MSC and Air France-KLM team up to benefit South African cruise passengers
MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in South Africa, Europe, and South America has teamed up with Air France-KLM to offer exclusive services and greater flexibility for […]
Cruises International: South African cruise holidays are recession proof
Cruises International, the South African representatives for nine of the largest premium and luxury cruise lines in the world, told Cruise Arabia & Africa they don’t foresee a significant impact on the […]
South Africa plunges into recession, local cruise market impacted
South Africans woke up Tuesday to the news that the country has fallen into recession for the second time in eight years. This time, however, the recession comes on top of a […]
Princess Cruises go mad for South Africa with three SA ports on epic 111-day world cruise itinerary
Princess Cruises has announced an epic 111 day full world cruise that will visit 41 destinations, 13 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and 27 countries on five continents in 2019, and underscoring the […]
Details of Crystal Symphony refit and renovation announced ahead of South African cruise
The luxury cruise ship Crystal Symphony is returning to the South African cruise market in 2018, but she’ll be cruising from Cape Town with a host of new amenities and features following […]
South Africa’s favourite cruise ship MSC Sinfonia shares Cape Town harbour with Cunard Queen
MSC Cruises and Cunard Line shared Cape Town harbour last week, with Queen Elizabeth and MSC Sinfonia in port simultaneously on April 20th.