Silversea Cruises is returning to Saudi Arabia in 2024 with two new grand voyages to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with the first departing from Cape Town.
Hurtigurten adds Africa to expedition cruise line-up in 2022
The leading Norwegian cruise company Hurtigurten has unveiled an African expedition cruise for 2022 aboard its Hurtigurten Expeditions subsidiary, becoming the only cruise line to do so thus far.
South Africans ‘eager to cruise’ says MSC ahead of planned 2021/22 season
South African cruise passengers are eager to get back to sea after more than a year of no cruising, says Ross Volk, Managing Director of MSC Cruises South Africa.
Low rate of vaccination in South Africa a possible threat to 2021/22 season
MSC Cruises‘ focus on testing rather than vaccinations will help it resume cruises in South Africa, while Norwegian Cruise Line’s current vaccine mandate is due to expire just before the new SA […]
Arabian and African itineraries headline Silversea’s 2023/24 deployments
Silversea Cruises has put the focus on Arabian and Africa in its 2023/24 cruise itineraries, which were released this week.
South Africa’s international 2021 Cape Town cruises looking more unlikely
With South Africa facing an intense third wave of COVID-19 infections, and the country remaining firmly on the red list of most countries’ travel restrictions, the dozen international cruises scheduled from Cape […]
MSC cancels 2020/21 South African cruise season after failing to secure approval
MSC Cruises SA, the local subsidiary of MSC Cruises in South Africa, has cancelled the current 2020/21 cruise season, after government officials failed to allow a resumption of voyages from Durban.
MSC pushes South African cruise season back to February amid new COVID strain
The emergence of two new strains of COVID-19, one originating in South Africa and the other in the UK, has prompted MSC Cruises to further postpone its 2020/21 cruise season out of […]
Current 2020/21 South African cruise season looking increasingly unlikely
The tightening of anti-COVID-19 restrictions in South Africa has all but cancelled the 2020/21 cruise season out of Cape Town and Durban, with President Ramaphosa warning against travelling over Christmas and New […]
Sign of hope for South African cruise sector as foreign yacht, tourist ban lifted
South Africa has relaxed its anti-coronavirus restrictions further, allowing bottle stores to return to normal opening hours, and in a crucial hint for the future of cruises, reopening to tourists and foreign […]
MSC drops Opera’s 2020/21 Cape Town cruises, Orchestra’s Durban season uncertain
MSC Cruises has cancelled its planned 2020/21 Cape Town cruise season aboard MSC Opera due to ongoing travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, but remains in talks with the South African government […]
MSC Cruises in ‘deep consultation’ with SA government to save 2020/21 season
MSC Cruises is in talks with the South African government to try get approval to operate its scheduled 2020/21 cruise season out of Durban and Cape Town amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Azamara cancels South African cruises after Royal Caribbean shutdown extension
Azamara has cancelled its 2020/21 winter cruise season in South Africa following parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises’ announcement that it was extending the suspension of its global operations.
Cunard’s 2022 World Cruise to call in Abu Dhabi, Cape Town cruise apparently dropped
Cunard Line recently announced that it was cancelling cruises into 2021 for all three of its ‘Queens’, with a newly released itinerary for the 2022 World Cruise aboard Queen Mary 2 that […]
Holland America Line opens bookings for its 2021 Grand Africa voyage
Holland America Line is planning to go ahead with its 2021 Grand Africa voyage, a 71-day cruise aboard Zaandam departing Fort Lauderdale on October 10th, 2021, calling at 18 African ports and […]
MSC Cruises scales back 2020/21 Dubai cruise season, South Africa unaffected
MSC Cruises has downsized its Dubai cruise program for the 2020/21 Middle East cruise season, with just one ship homeporting in the Arabian Gulf, but its two-ship plans for South Africa remain […]
AIDAmira confirmed for second South African cruise season out of Cape Town in 2020/21
After her first ever South African cruise season was cut short by the Coronavirus pandemic, AIDAmira has been confirmed for a second cruise season out of Cape Town during the upcoming 2020/21 […]
More than half of all cruises from Cape Town for 2021 are roundtrip itineraries
The South African cruise sector looks set to have a strong rebound from the Coronavirus pandemic, based on 2021 cruise itineraries released by mainstream cruise lines.
South Africa’s cruise infrastructure projects to remain paused under Level 4 lockdown
Various projects to upgrade South Africa’s cruise infrastructure will remain paused under Level 4 lockdown, according to a media statement from Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).
South African crew aboard Island Princess sing national anthem as they finally arrive home
Princess Cruises’ South African crew members have finally been repatriated home after more than two months in limbo when the global cruise industry was shut down due to Coronavirus. Princess Cruises was […]