Regent Seven Seas has released a new pre- and post-cruise deal on three of its Cape Town itineraries in 2022 and 2023.
New Fred Olsen cruise ship Bollette to sail via Saudi and South Africa in 2023
Fred Olsen Cruise Line will sail a roundtrip grand voyage from Southampton in the UK to Africa and the Middle East in 2023.
Police investigating death of South African woman aboard cruise ship in Durban
The South African Police Service is investigating the death of a woman working aboard MSC Orchestra during her summer cruise season out of Durban.
Oceania reveals 2024 South African grand voyage and World Cruise
Oceania Cruises has announced a 79-night grand voyage from Papeete, French Polynesia, to Cape Town, South Africa for 2024.
Durban braces for Cyclone Batsirai, but cruises not affected in short-term
Durban is preparing for heavy rainfall and rough seas due to a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean, but MSC Orchestra’s itineraries out of Durban are unlikely to be affected.
MSC Cruises to bring two cruise ships to South Africa again for 2022/23 season
MSC Cruises South Africa is returning to form for the 2022/23 cruise season, with plans to homeport two cruise ships in the country for the first time since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Silver Explorer sold to Exploris but 2022 South Africa cruise unaffected
Silversea Cruises has sold its expedition cruise ship Silver Explorer to a new cruise line called Exploris, but her 2022 Cape Town departure is not affected.
Kenya delays Mombasa cruise terminal opening due to COVID-19
Kenya has delayed the opening of its new cruise terminal in Mombasa until August due to the ongoing disruption the COVID-19 pandemic is causing for the global cruise industry.
AIDAsol to cruise from Cape Town in 2022, AIDAmira to be sold
After a failed South African cruise season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AIDAmira is being sold, while AIDAsol is being transferred to the AIDA Selection program, with a Cape Town cruise on […]
Cape Town looks to future as 2021/22 cruise season largely lost
Although many major tourism source markets around the world have begun to ease travel restrictions imposed on South Africa due to the emergence of the Omicron variant, the current cruise season is […]
MSC Orchestra returns to service in South Africa after COVID outbreak
MSC Orchestra has resumed her South African cruise season out of Durban, after pausing operations for a month following a COVID-19 outbreak in December.
Crystal Cruises cancels West African itineraries for 2022 due to Omicron
Crystal Cruises has become the latest cruise line to cancel its African itineraries due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with Crystal Endeavour’s 2022 Cape Town departure scrapped.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises adds Cape Town to 2023 Christmas line-up
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will sail a Christmas and New Year cruise from Cape Town in 2023, part of a line-up of newly announced 2022 and 2023 festive voyages.
MSC Orchestra suffers COVID outbreak in Durban, cruises suspended
A number of passengers aboard MSC Orchestra in Durban, South Africa have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the cruise ship into lockdown upon her return to port.
South African crew member aboard Norwegian Breakaway may have Omicron variant
A South African crew member aboard Norwegian Breakaway is suspected of carrying the Omicron variant, Louisiana officials confirmed Tuesday amid a larger outbreak aboard the ship.
MSC Cruises slashes prices on South African itinerary for December
MSC Cruises has significantly reduced the fares on an upcoming cruise in December out of Durban aboard MSC Orchestra.
Hurtigurten releases more West African itineraries for 2023/24
Hurtigruten Expeditions has added more West African expedition cruises for the 2023/24 season spanning Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.
MSC vaccine mandate for Durban season gets negative response from SA public
MSC Cruises on Wednesday confirmed that its South African cruise season out of Durban would go ahead as planned amid the Omicron variant of COVID-19, but also announced that vaccination would be […]
Cape Town puts a brave face on Omicron ‘hammer blow’ as cruise season opens
Cape Town’s 2021/22 cruise season officially opened Tuesday with the arrival of the German luxury liner Europa, and cruise tourism officials said the season will remain open despite a slew of expected […]
Europa cruise ship arrives in Cape Town for curtailed turnaround
Hapag-Lloyd’s luxury cruise ship Europa has docked in Cape Town for a significantly curtailed turnaround in the city amid ongoing concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.