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Silversea Cruises has unveiled details on its 140-day World Cruise 2026, ‘The Curious and the Sea’— its most diverse and immersive voyage yet, with Africa and Arabia playing a leading role as destinations.
Silver Dawn will depart Fort Lauderdale on January 6th, 2026, cruising to 70 destinations in 37 countries—the most ever o… read more
Holland America Line has released the itineraries and opened bookings for two of its 2025 Grand Voyages, including the Pole-to-Pole and Grand World Voyage, which features a 45-day Cape Town leg.
Both cruises will depart Fort Lauderdale in January 2025 and marks the first time the cruise line has offered two Grand Voyages sailing ove… read more
MSC Cruises has announced that its new cruise ship MSC Euribia will next week sail the industry’s first net zero greenhouse gas emissions cruise thanks to a mix of bio-LNG and careful itinerary planning.
The groundbreaking voyage will be made possible through the use of bio-LNG using a mass-balance system, the most eco-friendly way of deli… read more
Silversea Cruises will return to South Africa to sail a homeport cruise season out of Cape Town for the first time in six years for 2023/24, but will also be sailing a series of voyages from Durban for the first time.
Silver Spirit is being deployed in South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, offering a range of 15-… read more
Royal Caribbean has revealed several of the more than 20 new dining experiences that will debut aboard Icon of the Seas in January, 2024, promising an unmatched line-up of options for every type of family and vacationer.
The selection of dining options released by Royal Caribbean includes a combination of elevated experiences… read more
MSC Cruises SA, the South African division of the Italian cruise line, expects to see minimal growth in the number of cruise passengers sailing out of Durban, according to Ross Volk, MD of MSC South Africa.
The cruise line, the only one that currently homeports annually in the city and caters almost exclusively to the local South Af… read more
Cape Town has seen its busiest cruise season on record with 75 cruise ship calls and 41 turnaround visits during the 2022/23 season, bringing more than 145,000 cruise passengers and 42,000 crew to South Africa’s shores.
These numbers represent a more than doubling of the numbers for the 2019/20 cruise season, during which jus… read more
Cruise Saudi, the cruise tourism agency backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), has announced plans to launch the Arab world’s first domestic cruise line following the acquisition of the former World Dream cruise ship.
On the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market event in Dubai this week, Barbara Buczek, Cruise Saudi… read more
Seabourn will offer its first voyage circumnavigating Africa.
The 90-day Grand Africa Voyage will sail clockwise around the continent from Barcelona, departing Nov. 30, 2024. The 458-passenger Seabourn Sojourn will visit 44 ports in 26 countries, including Alexandria, Egypt; and Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel.
Other cal… read more
Carnival Corporation’s ultra-luxury brand Seabourn has announced a 90-day Grand Voyage circumnavigation of Africa for 2024, with Seabourn Sojourn departing Barcelona, Spain on November 30th next year.
The 17,000 mile grand voyage, featuring 26 countries and six overnight stays, is the latest move by cruise line’s to capitalise on Africa’s … read more