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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 is planning to send its cruise ship AIDAaura to South Africa for the upcoming 2022/23 winter cruise season.
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 Cruises will be cruising from Cape Town as part of its 2024 World Cruise aboard MSC Poesia, departing Genoa in January.
Regent Seven Seas has released a new pre- and post-cruise deal on three of its Cape Town itineraries in 2022 and 2023.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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 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 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.
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 […]
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.