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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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).
MSC Cruises has been forced to abruptly cancel the remainder of its South African cruise season aboard MSC Orchestra following President Ramaphosa’s declaration of a state of disaster due to the Coronavirus […]
MSC Orchestra will sail the remainder of her South African cruise season out of Durban and Cape Town, despite the state of national disaster declared by President Ramaphosa on Sunday evening.
MSC Cruises, the largest homeporting cruise line in South Africa, does not expect the coronavirus outbreak to have a significant impact on the local cruise market, but is stepping up pre-cruise health […]
MSC Orchestra sailed to Walvis Bay, Namibia, where she made her maiden cruise call of the season as part of her first ever series of roundtrip Cape Town cruises.
At least two more people have come forward to open cases against a woman who reportedly sold fake cruises to the South African public in order to pocket the money herself, according […]
On the final day of 2019, a male passenger jumped overboard from MSC Orchestra during her New Year Cruise to Mauritius.
Port of Durban will soon begin construction of the boulevard connecting the planned Durban Cruise Terminal with the newly-launched Beachfront Promenade.
The Port of Durban laid on a traditional Zulu dance ceremony for passengers aboard MSC Orchestra this week as the ship made her inaugural port call in Durban ahead of her 2019/2020 […]