MSC Cruises will be switching out MSC Splendida with MSC Orchestra for the upcoming 2023/24 cruise season out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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.
Seven cruise ships to homeport in Cape Town for 2022/23 season
Cape Town looks set for a busy 2022/23 cruise season, with seven cruise ships homeporting in the city for all or part of the cruise season, which runs from October, 2022 to […]
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 shows respect for local customs after death of woman in Durban
MSC Cruises has shown respect for local traditions and customs following the death of a South African female crew member aboard MSC Orchestra in Durban.
More details emerge after woman found dead aboard MSC Orchestra
It has been revealed that a 30-year-old South African woman working aboard MSC Orchestra during her current summer season in Durban, was found with a broken neck when her body was discovered […]
Police investigating death of South African woman aboard cruise ship in Durban
The South African Police Service is investigating the death of a woman working aboard MSC Orchestra during her summer cruise season out of Durban.
Durban braces for Cyclone Batsirai, but cruises not affected in short-term
Durban is preparing for heavy rainfall and rough seas due to a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean, but MSC Orchestra’s itineraries out of Durban are unlikely to be affected.
MSC Cruises to bring two cruise ships to South Africa again for 2022/23 season
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.
MSC Orchestra returns to service in South Africa after COVID outbreak
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.
MSC Orchestra suffers COVID outbreak in Durban, cruises suspended
A number of passengers aboard MSC Orchestra in Durban, South Africa have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the cruise ship into lockdown upon her return to port.
MSC Cruises slashes prices on South African itinerary for December
MSC Cruises has significantly reduced the fares on an upcoming cruise in December out of Durban aboard MSC Orchestra.
MSC vaccine mandate for Durban season gets negative response from SA public
MSC Cruises on Wednesday confirmed that its South African cruise season out of Durban would go ahead as planned amid the Omicron variant of COVID-19, but also announced that vaccination would be […]
MSC Cruises says its South African season will go ahead, unimpacted by Omicron
MSC Cruises has confirmed that its South African cruise season for 2021/22 aboard MSC Orchestra will go ahead as planned, with only minor itinerary changes.
MSC Orchestra bound for Durban in spite of Omicron variant
MSC Cruises appears to be planning to go ahead with its South African cruise itineraries, despite the travel bans on South Africa due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
MSC Cruises to resume South African itineraries in December 2021
MSC Cruises has secured government approval to resume cruising from South Africa and will restart its cruise itineraries in the country on December 6th.
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 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 […]
MSC Cruises cancels remainder of SA season as Coronavirus crisis hits South Africa
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 […]