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With South Africa facing an intense third wave of COVID-19 infections, and the country remaining firmly on the red list of most countries’ travel restrictions, the dozen international cruises scheduled from Cape Town for late 2021 look increasingly likely to be cancelled. There are 12 cruises from Cape Town scheduled for November a… read more
You wait forever for a Carnival Cruise Line ship to arrive, and then two come along at once. This week, two Carnival Cruise Line ships docked in Dubai at the new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal. Carnival Splendour and Carnival Spirit docked side-by-side at the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal this week ahead of their much-delayed re-entry into servic… read more
Virgin Voyages marked a double milestone at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard this week with the delivery of Valiant Lady and the float out of its next cruise ship Resilient Lady, both of which are sister ships to Scarlet Lady.
Scarlet Lady was delivered last year, but has yet to enter service, but V… read more
Two of the five cruise ships homeporting in Dubai for the 2021/22 winter cruise season will offer Abu Dhabi as a homeport as well.
MSC Opera and AIDAnova will both interport between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, meaning cruise passengers will be able to choose either city as their embarkation port for the ships’ Arabian Gulf itineraries.… read more
Costa Cruises will sail a maiden voyage from Savona, Italy aboard Costa Firenze on July 4th, marking the ship’s official entry into service ahead of her 2021/22 cruise season out of Dubai. The announcement was made Friday in the port of Savona as Costa Cruises introduced Costa Firenze, the newest ship in its fleet, to the world for… read more
Wesgro is proud to announce the official
launch of Cruise Cape Town, a collaborative project that endeavours to
grow the cruise economy in Cape Town and the Western Cape.
been in operation since September 2020, the initiative looks to
capitalise on the growing cruise tourism trend. Despite the… read more
The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi will reopen this September, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism, bringing the UAE’s capital in-line with Dubai, the region’s primary cruise port.
The reopening of Abu Dhabi to cruise tourism brings the city in-line with Dubai, which reopened to cruises in late 2020. No cruis… read more
P& O Cruises plans to bring Britannia and Iona back into service on September 25th, while Ventura will resume cruising on October 3rd, and Azura will restart on December 10th. P& OCruises is planning to have almost its full fleet back in operation by the end of the year, with Britannia, Iona and Ventura, while… read more
MSC Cruises has revealed the name of its next cruise ship, MSC Seascape, during a traditional coin laying ceremony for the second Seaside EVO-class cruise ship.
The coin laying ceremony for MSC Seascape took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, which marks the laying of the ship’s keel and the beginning of as… read more
AIDA Cruises has confirmed the sale of AIDAcara, the oldest cruise ship in its fleet, and the first cruise ship that was ever built for the line. AIDAcara has been sailing for AIDA Cruises for 25 years, but will soon leave the fleet as AIDA Cruises seeks to become more sustainable and efficient.
A buy for AIDAcara was not nam… read more