Silversea Cruises will return to South Africa to sail a homeport cruise season out of Cape Town for the first time in six years for 2023/24, but will also be sailing a […]
MSC reports lacklustre growth passengers out of Durban but plans terminal expansion
MSC Cruises SA, the South African division of the Italian cruise line, expects to see minimal growth in the number of cruise passengers sailing out of Durban, according to Ross Volk, MD […]
Cape Town sees major cruise tourism growth while Durban largely stagnates
Cape Town has seen significant growth in its tourism industry, with the support of its cruise tourism sector, but Durban has experienced only marginal growth, undermined by persistent load-shedding, health concerns regarding […]
New AzAmazing Events from Azamara cruise line to feature Aqaba and Durban
The boutique premium cruise line Azamara has expanded its offering of AzaMazing Evenings to include experiences in the Middle East this yeas as it celebrates the launch of these immersive event offerings […]
MSC Cruises launches Easter deals for SA season out of Cape Town and Durban
MSC Cruises SA, the South African subsidiary of MSC Cruises, has launched an Easter deal for the local market on its cruises out of Cape Town and Durban for the coming 2023/24 […]
Queen Mary 2 reaches South African shores for first time since pandemic
Queen Mary 2 has arrived in Durban, South Africa, marking her first port call in the country since the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing a significant boost to local tourism revenue in the […]
MSC Cruises says 2023/24 season will take cruising in South Africa to next level
As the 2022/23 cruise season in South Africa draws to a close, MSC Cruises (the market leader in the local cruise sector), is already creating hype for the next season.
Explora Journeys to cruise from Durban, Cape Town and Kenya in 2025
Explora Journeys second cruise ship, Explora II, will cruise from Mombasa in Kenya, as well as Durban and Cape Town in South Africa during 2025.
MSC Orchestra Durban cruises unaffected by Cyclone Freddy
MSC Orchestra’s cruises from Durban in South Africa have not been impacted by Cyclone Freddy, which crossed the Mozambique Channel this week and made landfall Thursday near Maputo.
How Africa is looking to invest in boosting cruise tourism after the pandemic
With Africa having borne the brunt of the economic crisis that came with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns put in place to protect public health, many up-and-coming cruise destinations on the […]
Holland America Line cruise ship Zaandam docks in Durban for first time
Holland America Line’s cruise ship Zaandam has made her maiden port call to Durban during the 2022/23 cruise season, arriving on Sunday during her 71-night Grand Africa Voyage.
South Africa sees surge in scheduled cruise calls as sector rebounds post-COVID
South Africa’s cruise sector will see a threefold increase in cruise calls during the current 2022/23 cruise season compared to last year.
MSC Cruises upgrades to larger MSC Splendida for South Africa in 2023/24
MSC Cruises is going even bigger in South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, deploying its newer and larger cruise ship MSC Splendida to replace MSC Orchestra.
MSC Orchestra to sail from Durban and Cape Town during 2022/23 season
MSC Orchestra will join MSC Sinfonia in cruising from Cape Town during the 2022/23 South African cruise season, with a full set of cruises to nowhere, to Mossel Bay, and Namibia.
Thirteen ships and 65 roundtrip itineraries scheduled for 2022/23 SA season￼
South Africa is gearing up for a strong bounce back from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and the Omicron variant of 2021, with 60 cruise itineraries scheduled to […]
MSC Cruises drops COVID vaccination requirements for 2022/23 SA season
MSC Cruises has confirmed that it will no longer be mandating vaccination for passengers during the coming 2022/23 cruise season in South Africa.
New Durban Eye Ferris wheel to be built next to cruise terminal
Plans for a multi-million-rand Ferris wheel on the beachfront promenade in Durban have been announced by the City of Ethekwini.
MSC Cruises offering free drinks packages on select Durban itineraries
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.
MSC Cruises speaks out after South African cruise death
MSC Cruises has spoken out regarding the speculation over the death of a South African crewmember working aboard its Durban-based cruise ship MSC Orchestra.
MSC Cruises postpones opening ceremony for Durban cruise terminal
The official opening ceremony for the new Kwa-Zulu Natal Cruise Terminal in Durban has been suspended until May 15th.