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Cruises Viking Viking celebrates float out of new Nile river cruise ship Viking Sobek

Viking has celebrated the float out of its newest Nile River cruise vessel, Viking Sobek, marking a significant milestone in her construction as the ship touches water for the first time.

The event signifies the end of external construction work and the begining of the final fit and finish on her interior, which will be condu… read more

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Cruise Silver Sea Silversea takes delivery of second Nova-class ship Silver Ray at Meyer Werft

Silversea has taken delivery of its second Nova Class cruise ship Silver Ray during a ceremony held at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean Group’s President and CEO, boarded Silver Ray in Eemshaven to officially accept delivery of the ship along with Bert Hernandez, President of Silversea.

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Cruise Regent Seven Seas Regent Seven Seas includes Arabia and Africa in Exotics Editions specials

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has introduced The Exotics Edition offer, with exclusive savings for a range of itineraries between 2024 and 2025, including voyages featuring South Africa and the Middle East.

For bookings between May 1st and June 30th, 2024, guests can save up to $4,500 per person on 35 voyages to uni… read more

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Cruise Princess Cruises Princess Cruises replaces Dubai with Cape Town for 2025 World Cruise

Princess Cruises has amended the itineraries for its two 2025 World Cruises amid the ongoing security crisis in the Red Sea, with new port calls in Africa and Europe instead of the Middle East and Asia.

Island Princess and Crown Princess will circumnavigate Africa, with Island Princess confirmed to be calling in Capread more

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Cruise NCL Norwegian Cruise Line marks float out of new ship Norwegian Aqua

Norwegian Cruise Line has celebrated the float out of its newest cruise ship, Norwegian Aqua, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice), Italy. The flooding of Norwegian Aqua’s construction drydock so that she can be floated out to a wet berth marks the completion of the external work on the ship ahead of its April 20… read more

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Cruise NCL African itinerary aboard Norwegian Dawn reveals need for cruise infrastructure

One cruise passenger’s experience of the South African and Indian Ocean itinerary with Norwegian Cruise Line aboard Norwegian Dawn highlights the need for greater investment in cruise infrastructure on the continent.

Allie Hubers sailed aboard Norwegian Dawn from Mauritius to Cape Town in January, one of nearly 30 cruises she… read more

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Cruise MSC MSC Splendida causes traffic jams in Cape Town as season winds down

MSC Splendida is the largest cruise ship ever to homeport in South Africa, and as she respositions from Durban to Cape Town for the remainder of her SA cruise season, she’s bringing traffic to a stop in the Mother City.

MSC Splendida stops traffic with her immense size not only because the general public travel to Table Bay H… read more

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Cruise NCL NCL passengers left in Africa highlight value of cruise line excursions

A group of eight cruise passengers were stranded in the African island nation of Sao Tome and Príncipe after their independant shore excursion arrived late at the port. The group of US and Australian passengers, which includes a pregnant woman and a paraplegic guest, booked a private shore excursion in Sao Tome when the ship docked on Mar… read more

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