AIDA Cruises has announced that its venerable cruise ship AIDAaura will homeport in Cape Town for the 2022/23 cruise season ahead of her retirement from the fleet.
Mombasa cruise terminal finally opens for business with arrival of two ships
After many months of sitting idle due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mombasa’s new cruise terminal has finally recieved its first cruise ships with the arrival of World Odyssey and Oceania’s Nautica.
Norwegian Jade finally commences first cruise season out of Cape Town
Norwegian Cruise Line has finally entered the South African cruise market after two failed attempts due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and its Omicron variant in 2021.
Explora Journeys reveals South Africa, Arabia cruises and new entertainment
Explora Journeys has opened up booking for inaugural itineraries aboard Explora II, which is due to launch in the summer of 2024, and South Africa and the Middle East are among the […]
Makers Landing in Cape Town set to get boost from 239 cruise ships this season
Makers Landing, a V&A Waterfront “food community” within Cape Town Cruise Terminal, is looking to the current cruise season to provide a much-needed boost amid the ongoing recovery from COVID-19.
Holland America Line cruise ship Zaandam docks in Durban for first time
Holland America Line’s cruise ship Zaandam has made her maiden port call to Durban during the 2022/23 cruise season, arriving on Sunday during her 71-night Grand Africa Voyage.
Norwegian Cruise Line freestyle dining and free add-ons popular with SA market
Norwegian Cruise Line’s freestyle dining concept and its choice of five free add-ons (such as drinks, wifi and more) have proven popular with the South African market.
Azamara confirms return to South Africa for 2024/25 among 44 other itineraries
Azamara has announced that it will be returning to South Africa for the 2024/25 cruise season, homeporting Azamara Quest in Cape Town.
Queen Mary 2 cruising from Cape Town to Sydney and Hong Kong in 2024
Cunard Line are offering three cruise itineraries in one grand voyage from South Africa during 2024, with Queen Mary 2 sailing from Cape Town.
Silversea 2023/24 South African season will conclude with cruise to Dubai
Silversea will sail a full South African cruise season out of Cape Town during 2023/24, after several years of using the city as a turnaround port on its grand voyages from Africa.
Seven Seas Voyager to cruise roundtrip from Cape Town in 2023/24
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will return Seven Seas Voyager to South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, sailing roundtrip out of Cape Town.
Azamara Pursuit to spend 2023/24 cruise season in Cape Town
Azamara Cruises will replace Azamara Journey with her sister ship Azamara Pursuit for the 2023/24 South African cruise season out of Cape Town.
Azamara returns to South Africa for 2022/23 cruise season out of Cape Town
Azamara Cruises will be coming back to South Africa for the 2022/23 cruise season for the first time since the pandemic disruptions of the 2020 cruise season.
AIDAaura bringing German flair to 2023/24 South Africa cruise season
The German cruise line AIDA will be homeporting its ship AIDAaura in South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, carrying on an annual tradition that has become popular with its home market.
Oceania Cruises returning Insignia to SA for one-off cruise in 2023
After the 2021/22 cruise season was largely lost due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Oceania Cruises have announced they will return Insignia to South Africa for a Cape Town departure in […]
South Africa sees surge in scheduled cruise calls as sector rebounds post-COVID
South Africa’s cruise sector will see a threefold increase in cruise calls during the current 2022/23 cruise season compared to last year.
AIDA Cruises switches AIDAsol for AIDAmar on world cruise visiting Cape Town
AIDA Cruises has replaced AIDAsol with her sister ship AIDAmar for its upcoming 2022 World Cruise due to a technical fault, according to German media reports.
Phoenix Reisen to cruise West Africa voyage from Cape Town in 2023
The German cruise line Phoenix Reisen will cruise a grand voyage up the coast of West Africa from Cape Town in 2023.
Oceania Cruises to offer grand voyage to Japan from South Africa in 2023
Oceania Cruises will sail a 64-night grand voyage from Cape Town to Yokohama in Japan during the 2022/23 cruise season, with Nautica departing January 18th, 2023 from the ‘Mother City’.
Seabourn Sojourn to hopscotch up Atlantic on 2023 Cape Town cruise
Seabourn will be sending Seabourn Sojourn to South Africa in 2023 to sail a one-off 30-night cruise from the ‘Mother City’ to Barcelona in Spain.