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.
Azamara has cancelled its 2020/21 winter cruise season in South Africa following parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises’ announcement that it was extending the suspension of its global operations.
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.
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).
Princess Cruises’ South African crew members have finally been repatriated home after more than two months in limbo when the global cruise industry was shut down due to Coronavirus. Princess Cruises was […]
Norwegian Cruise Line will cruise roundtrip from South Africa for the first time ever during the 2021/22 cruise season, with a number of itineraries from Cape Town.
Oceania Cruises has launched its new Major Price Reductions sale in response to a drop in demand from the global cruise shutdown, with cruises in late 2020 and 2021 through 2022 from […]
P&O Cruises has confirmed that it will no longer be able to cruise from South Africa on the final leg of its grand voyage from Hong Kong to Southampton after SA authorities […]
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 […]
The German cruise ship AIDAmira, sailing her first-ever South African cruise season, has been put under quarantine in Cape Town due to suspected Coronavirus on-board.
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.