MSC Cruises has confirmed that its South African cruise season for 2021/22 aboard MSC Orchestra will go ahead as planned, with only minor itinerary changes.
Norwegian Cruise Line cancels Cape Town season due to Omicron travel ban
Norwegian Cruise Line has become the first to cancel the entirety of its South African cruise season due to the travel restrictions imposed on the country due to a new variant of […]
MSC Orchestra bound for Durban in spite of Omicron variant
MSC Cruises appears to be planning to go ahead with its South African cruise itineraries, despite the travel bans on South Africa due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Norwegian Cruise Line monitoring SA variant ahead of Cape Town cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line says it has not yet made any adjustments to its scheduled South African cruises aboard Norwegian Jade, but is monitoring the new Omicron variant closely.
South African government keeps cruises open despite Omicron variant
The South African government on Sunday decided against enhancing national safety restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, with scheduled cruises to be allowed to operate if cruise lines wish to […]
Norwegian Cruise Line rolls out major deals for Middle East and South Africa
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Black Friday deals (70% off on second passenger sharing the same cabin) expire today, but the cruise line is still offering extensive deals on select Middle East and South […]
South African 20 ship 2021/22 cruise season hangs in the balance
South Africa’s six cruise ports will be visited by 20 cruise ships during the coming 2021/22 cruise season, according to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).
South African authorities announce cruise safety protocols amid new variant
South Africa was all set for a resurgence of its cruise sector during the coming 2021/22 cruise season, but a new variant of COVID has officials on edge.
Crystal Cruises shows off new submarine ahead of Cape Town cruise
Crystal Cruises has debuted the submersible aboard its new explorer cruise ship Crystal Endeavour ahead of her upcoming South African cruise.
Diverse coastline and double climate drive future SA cruise growth
South Africa has huge potential for future growth of the local cruise market, and of the country as a cruise destination, according to tourism officials in the Western Cape.
Cape Town cruise demand has grown faster than officials can manage
The global cruise industry shutdown last year may have been a welcome reprieve for Cape Town, giving the city time to catch up with the immense demand its cruise sector has experienced […]
Silversea announces speakers for 2022 World Cruise via South Africa and Arabia
Silversea has revealed its speaker line-up for next year’s 138-day 2022 World Cruise aboard Silver Whisper, departing Fort Lauderdale on January 5th and arriving in Copenhagen on May 22nd.
Cape Town set to make strong recovery in 2021/22 following pandemic shut down
Cape Town looks set to make a strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2021/22 cruise season, with 32 cruise ships calls expected.
MSC Cruises South Africa confirms Durban Cruise Terminal almost complete
MSC Cruises South Africa, the local subsidiary of MSC Cruises, has confirmed that the Durban Cruise Terminal is in the final stages of completion.
MSC Cruises to resume South African itineraries in December 2021
MSC Cruises has secured government approval to resume cruising from South Africa and will restart its cruise itineraries in the country on December 6th.
Oceania Cruises releases 2023 itineraries featuring Africa and Arabia
Oceania Cruises‘ European and North American voyages for 2023 aboard its seven-ship fleet will sail to 260 cruise destinations on 179 itineraries, including a Dubai departure and two Cape Town cruises.
MSC awaiting clarity on cruise rules before reconfirming 2021/22 SA season
MSC Cruises says it is awaiting further information from the South African government on specific guidelines for visitors before reconfirming its 2021/22 cruise schedules for Cape Town and Durban, according to Seatrade […]
Azamara Pursuit confirmed for coming South African cruise season
Azamara has confirmed it will be returning to Cape Town for the coming 2021/22 summer cruise season, just days after South African authorities reopened the country’s cruise tourism sector.
South Africa 2021/22 cruise season gets the go-ahead from authorities
South Africa has moved to adjusted Alert Level 1 ahead of the 2021/22 summer cruise season, meaning that cruise ships will be allowed to cruise to and from Cape Town and Durban.
Crystal Cruises new expedition ship to sail South Africa cruise
Crystal Cruises new expedition cruise ship Crystal Endeavor has completed her maiden cruise season in Iceland ahead of her repositioning to the South Atlantic for a Cape Town itinerary.