Saga Cruises has confirmed that it is retiring its class cruise ship Saga Pearl II from the fleet in 2019 after 202 sailings.
The British cruise line, specialising in cruises for passengers over the age of 50, will send Saga Pearl II down the coast of Africa and across the coast of South Africa on a special 54-night farewell cruise.
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Finally, after years of delays and political wrangling, news broke recently that MSC Cruises’ South African subsidiary (MSC Cruises SA) and the Africa Armada Consortium, were teaming up to redevelop the passenger terminal in the Port of Durban.
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MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in South Africa, Europe, and South America has teamed up with Air France-KLM to offer exclusive services and greater flexibility for cruise passengers booking ‘Fly & Cruise’ holiday packages.
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Cruises International, the South African representatives for nine of the largest premium and luxury cruise lines in the world, told Cruise Arabia & Africa they don’t foresee a significant impact on the local cruise market after the country entered recession.
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South Africans woke up Tuesday to the news that the country has fallen into recession for the second time in eight years. This time, however, the recession comes on top of a recent decision by two major credit ratings agencies to downgrade the country to junk status.
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Princess Cruises has announced an epic 111 day full world cruise that will visit 41 destinations, 13 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and 27 countries on five continents in 2019, and underscoring the popularity of South Africa as a cruise destination, it accounts for not one but three of those 41 port calls.
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The luxury cruise ship Crystal Symphony is returning to the South African cruise market in 2018, but she’ll be cruising from Cape Town with a host of new amenities and features following a massive refit and renovation.
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