Virgin Cruises is expected to launch in 2019 and Sir Richard Branson, the tycoon behind the Virgin Group, has previously indicated that the cruise line would be launched with new tonnage, but until now we’ve had no indication of what these new cruise ships will look like, or the on-board facilities and amenities they’ll feature.
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MSC Cruises have confirmed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that MSC Sinfonia will be returned to the South African cruise market in November, 2016, cruising roundtrip out of Durban and Cape Town […]
MSC Cruises confirm South African among the 12 injured and a further 9 dead in Tunisia terror attack
MSC Cruises this morning informed Cruise Arabia & Africa that a South African passenger is among the 12 people wounded in the terror attacks at the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia on […]
Costa Fascinosa, MSC Splendida depart Tunis after terrorist attack kills 17 passengers on both ships
MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises have both confirmed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that their cruise ships MSC Splendida and Costa Fascinosa have departed the port of La Goulette in Tunis, Tunisia, […]
Just hours after the tragic events, MSC Cruises’ Crisis Team reached the ship in Tunis and set to work providing assistance and support to guests directly impacted by the attacks.
As was expected by Cruise Arabia & Africa and no doubt feared by those in the tourism industry in Tunisia, major cruise lines have begun to drop all Tunisian port calls from […]
MSC Cruises have announced that the first of its next generation “Seaside” class of ships, which is due to enter service in November 2017, will be named MSC Seaside and will sail […]
Dubai has invested millions of dollars in cruise infrastructure and is the primary cruise port of the Middle East – Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, does not intend to take this lying down!
Royal Caribbean have announced the sale of Splendour of the Seas to UK cruise operator Thomson Cruises ahead of the cruise ship’s first cruise season in the Middle East offering roundtrip cruises […]
Some of them were infamous, some of them were souless, some of them sank and entered the annuls of history, while others were unmitigated disasters.