Upcoming cruises from Cape Town for the 2021/22 cruise season have been cancelled into January in a possible repeat of the cancellation of the entire season last year due to the COVID-19 […]
AIDA Cruises has opened bookings for its 2022/23 cruise seasons in South Africa out of Cape Town and the Middle East out of Dubai.
Cape Town is looking to support the recovery of its cruise sector with a new partnership between key government departments and businesses.
Hapag-Lloyd’s luxury cruise ship Europa 2 has been confirmed for the Cape Town 2022 cruise line-up, with a scheduled 13-night voyage to Mauritius.
Norwegian Cruise Line is returning Norwegian Jade to Cape Town again in 2023, marking its second South African cruise season from the Mother City if the 2022 plans go ahead.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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.
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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.