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.
South Africa sees surge in cruise demand after COVID travel restrictions dropped
Bookings for cruises to and from South Africa have seen a strong uptick in recent weeks after the country dropped all remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions for incoming tourists.
Mombasa Cruise Terminal becomes white elephant for historic Kenyan port
The Mombasa Cruise Terminal in the historic Kenyan port city from which it takes its names remains idle three years after completion, a victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Brand new luxury ship World Traveller to cruise to and from Cape Town in 2024
The upcoming luxury expedition cruise ship World Traveller of Atlas Ocean Voyages will cruise to and from Cape Town at the end of her Antarctica season in March, 2024.
New Durban Eye Ferris wheel to be built next to cruise terminal
Plans for a multi-million-rand Ferris wheel on the beachfront promenade in Durban have been announced by the City of Ethekwini.
Cape Town expects major cash injection as cruise sector recovers
Cape Town looks set to benefit from increased cruise tourism revenue during the coming 2022/23 cruise season, according to Wesgro – the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and […]
New UK cruise line Ambassador to feature South Africa on 2023/24 itineraries
Ambassador Cruise Line will feature South Africa on its first World Cruise with new ship Ambience during the 2023/24 cruise season.
MSC Cruises offering free drinks packages on select Durban itineraries
MSC Cruises has rolled out an early booking promotion for its 2022/23 cruise season out of Durban, with free drinks packages on offer for guests who book this week.
Silversea and Rovos Rail team up on South African cruise itineraries
Silversea Cruises and Rovos Rail have paired up to offer cruise and rail combinations on Silversea’s upcoming South African itineraries for the 2022/23 cruise season.
MSC Cruises speaks out after South African cruise death
MSC Cruises has spoken out regarding the speculation over the death of a South African crewmember working aboard its Durban-based cruise ship MSC Orchestra.
Azamara refocuses on South Africa-intensive itineraries following fleet expansion
Azamara has said the expansion of its fleet with addition of a fourth ship, Azamara Onward, in May will give the cruise line greater flexibility to resume destination-intensive cruises, such as those […]
AIDA Cruises to deploy AIDAaura in South Africa for 2022/23 cruise season
AIDA Cruises is planning to send its cruise ship AIDAaura to South Africa for the upcoming 2022/23 winter cruise season.
MSC Cruises postpones opening ceremony for Durban cruise terminal
The official opening ceremony for the new Kwa-Zulu Natal Cruise Terminal in Durban has been suspended until May 15th.
South Africans have fun with name of cruise ship sailing from Cape Town
The name of an MSC cruise ship sailing from Cape Town in 2024 as part of its World Cruise has caused a stir on Twitter in South Africa due to its name.
MSC Cruises shows respect for local customs after death of woman in Durban
MSC Cruises has shown respect for local traditions and customs following the death of a South African female crew member aboard MSC Orchestra in Durban.
More details emerge after woman found dead aboard MSC Orchestra
It has been revealed that a 30-year-old South African woman working aboard MSC Orchestra during her current summer season in Durban, was found with a broken neck when her body was discovered […]
AIDAsol to cruise via Cape Town on her second World Cruise in 2023
AIDA Cruises will be sending AIDAsol on its 2023 World Cruise itinerary, marking the ship’s second time sailing the grand voyage for the cruise line, and her first time visiting South Africa.
MSC 2024 World Cruise to offer Cape Town departure and overnight in Saudi
MSC Cruises will be cruising from Cape Town as part of its 2024 World Cruise aboard MSC Poesia, departing Genoa in January.
MSC Cruises steps up to help Durban following record-breaking storm
MSC Cruises, as part of the wider MSC Foundation operated by parent company MSC Group (Mediterranean Shipping Company) has stepped up to assist the Durban community following last week’s record-breaking flooding.