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Istanbul is already benefitting from the redevelopment of its Galataport cruise terminal, with Costa Cruises announcing new Turkey itineraries just days after the completion of the project was announced.
Costa Cruises has confirmed it will be redeploying its new Costa Venezia cruise ship from China to Turkey for the 20… read more
Upcoming cruises from Cape Town for the 2021/22 cruise season have been cancelled into January in a possible repeat of the cancellation of the entire season last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All roundtrip cruises from Cape Town aboard TUI, AIDA, MSC, Azamara and Norwegian Cruise Line, as well as international departures aboard other… read more
Costa Cruises and Caffè Vergnano, the oldest coffee roastery in Italy, have partnered up to serve its coffees across the fleet. Costa will serve Caffè Vergnano espressos and its coffee-based delicacies on all its ships, while Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana will feature Caffè Vergnano 1882-branded outlets.
These will be t… read more
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today marked another milestone in its great cruise comeback with the redeployment of Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Getaway in the Mediterranean. A third of NCL’s fleet of 17 ships are now back in operation, welcoming guests back on board after the Company’s more than 500-day cruise suspension.
Norwegian Ep… read more
AIDA Cruises has opened bookings for its 2022/23 cruise seasons in South Africa out of Cape Town and the Middle East out of Dubai. AIDA Cruises will be homeporting its largest and newest cruise ship AIDAcosma in Dubai for the 2022/23 season, while its smaller boutique cruise vessel AIDAmira, will homeport in Cape Town.
The cruise itinerari… read more
Istanbul’s new cruise terminal, Galataport, is due to open this month, with the first cruise ship due to call on September 25th. Holland America Line’s Eurodam will be the first cruise ship to use the new Galataport cruise terminal in Istanbul.
The new port is part of a US $1.7 billion development that seeks to become a “soci… read more
The AmaDahlia, AmaWaterways' new Nile River ship, set sail on its maiden cruise from Egypt on Sept. 6.
Guests in Luxor were greeted by local musicians and an Egyptian whirling dervish performance before exploring the AmaDahlia and embarking on a seven-night cruise.
The AmaDahlia has 36 staterooms, including 16 suites. Guests c… read more
Cape Town is looking to support the recovery of its cruise sector with a new partnership between key government departments and businesses.
Cape Town Tourism, the city’s destination marketing arm, has partnered with Transnet National Ports Authority, the V& A Waterfront and others to launch Cruise Cape Town, which will aim to br… read more
P& O Cruises is expands international sailings this autumn with new cruise itineraries aboard Britannia in the Caribbean. Britannia, the cruise line’s second-largest cruise ship, will sail the Caribbean from November this year after her trans-Atlantic itinerary.
Britannia will begin a series of 14-night Caribbean fly/cruise holi… read more
The Panama Canal has been called one of humankind’s greatest engineering achievements, and for the 2022-23 cruise season four Holland America Line ships will feature itineraries that include a full transit between Atlantic and Pacific oceans. On board, guests get a front-row seat on the eight-hour daylight journey through the Panama Canal, often… read more