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Rail Rovos Rail Silversea and Rovos Rail team up on South African cruise itineraries

Silversea Cruises and Rovos Rail have paired up to offer cruise and rail combinations on Silversea’s upcoming South African itineraries for the 2022/23 cruise season. Silversea will be deploying the luxury cruise ship Silver Spirit in South Africa, sailing 15-night roundtrip cruises from Cape Town between December and February… read more

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Cruise Emerald Cruises Emerald Cruises names godmother for its Azzurra superyacht

Emerald Cruises has named a godmother for its newest superyacht.

Sarah Wikevand, managing director of U.K.-based cruise specialist ROL Cruise, will be the godmother of the Emerald Azzurra, the premium river cruise line's first oceangoing superyacht.

Wikevand will christen the Emerald Azzurra during a ceremony in Venice … read more

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Hotels Accor Former Cunard liner QE2 to be refurbished again under Accor Hotels

The QE2 floating hotel in Dubai, which previously served as the flagship of the legendary Cunard Line, will be rebranded and upgraded under the M Gallery portfolio of Accor Hotels.

Accor said it will conduct “further upgrades and renovations” to the historic ship, removing some of her dining options, adding new cabins, and ex… read more

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Cruise Aida AIDA Cruises to deploy AIDAaura in South Africa for 2022/23 cruise season

AIDA Cruises is planning to send its cruise ship AIDAaura to South Africa for the upcoming 2022/23 winter cruise season. AIDAaura will sail 14-night roundtrip cruises from Cape Town, between November and March, with itineraries that focus on South Africa and Namibia.

The cruises are intended to appeal to AIDA’s primary s… read more

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Cruise Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise recruits over 500 Gambians

Royal Caribbean Cruise Company Ltd. on Sunday May 8 commenced recruitment of about six hundred (600) Gambian youth for various ship hotel professions.

The Royal Caribbean wants professionals on ship hotels including restaurant workers, cooks, launders, security personnel, healthcare officers, bar workers, and photographers among oth… read more

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Cruise MSC MSC Cruises postpones opening ceremony for Durban cruise terminal

The official opening ceremony for the new Kwa-Zulu Natal Cruise Terminal in Durban has been suspended until May 15th. MSC Cruises said it had decided to postpone the inauguration event for the new cruise terminal following the devastating floods that hit Durban and surrounding areas last month.

This is the second postponement o… read more

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Cruise Costa Costa Atlantica and Mediterranea leave Dubai after two-year COVID lay-up

Costa Atlantica and Costa Mediterranea, which spent almost the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic in warm lay-up in Dubai, have left the region and returned to Europe.

The two ships, which are owned by Carnival Corporation’s joint venture with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), were meant to cruise year-round from China… read more

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Cruise Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Group and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recommit to partnership

Royal Caribbean Group, announced its new commitment to the next phase of its ongoing partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for guidance and counsel in establishing bold environmental goals and sustainable business practices.

“Healthy, sustainable oceans are paramount to our mission of delivering the best vacations respon… read more

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Cruise Silver Sea Silversea reveals forward facing pool and panoramic bar aboard Silver Nova

Silversea Cruises has announced additional design details for its new cruise ship Silver Nova, the first in a new class of at least two ships.

Silver Nova will feature what the cruise line calls a “revolutionary asymmetrical design”, with a forward-facing pool area on the bow and a panoramic sky bar at the stern.

The ship will… read more

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