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Cruise Silver Sea Silversea lays keel of new luxury ship Silver Ray at Meyer Werft shipyard

Silversea Cruises and Meyer Werft have celebrated the keel laying of the second Nova-class ship, Silver Ray, on March 23rd, 2023. The keel laying marks the start of a ship’s assembly and comes after the steel cutting, which marked the start of construction.

The ship’s pre-built blocks will now be assembled in dry-dock and welded tog… read more

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Cruise MSC MSC Cruises says 2023/24 season will take cruising in South Africa to next level

As the 2022/23 cruise season in South Africa draws to a close, MSC Cruises (the market leader in the local cruise sector), is already creating hype for the next season.

MSC Cruises says that its decision to deploy the larger MSC Splendida in Durban and Cape Town will “take cruising to the next level in South Africa”.

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Cruises Nicko Cape Town departure features on Nicko Cruises’ World Cruise

The German cruise line Nicko Cruises will feature Cape Town in South Africa as a key turnaround port on the 183-day World Cruise aboard Vasco da Gama.

The ship, formerly Holland America Line’s Statendam and P& O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Eden, will sail an 86-day grand voyage from Cape Town to Sydney.

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Cruise Cruise World’s longest cruise to visit Cape Town during three-year voyage

The world’s first liveaboard cruise ship Gemini, operated by Life at Sea Cruises, a new cruise company that is launching a three-year, around-the-world cruise, will feature Cape Town and a dozen other ports in Africa on its intensive itinerary.

The cruise line is offering the three-year World Cruise, a first for the in… read more

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Cruise Regent Seven Seas South Africa to feature on longest ever World Cruise for Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced a World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Mariner for 2026 that will break all previous records in terms of cruise duration.

The 154-night voyage will visit 41 countries on 6 continents, with 431 free shore excursions offered for the full itinerary, including a tour to the UNESCO World He… read more

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Cruise Virgin Voyages Virgin Voyages upgrades entertainment aboard Resilient Lady

Virgin Voyages is upgrading its onboard entertainment fleet-wide ahead of its 2023 cruise from Dubai to Singapore aboard new ship Resilient Lady.

The cruise line is promising new shows, parties, additional live music acts and a festival stage of rotating performances, as well as the return of guests’ favorite shows such as th… read more

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Cruise Cruise Explora Journeys to cruise from Durban, Cape Town and Kenya in 2025

Explora Journeys second cruise ship, Explora II, will cruise from Mombasa in Kenya, as well as Durban and Cape Town in South Africa during 2025.

The four African cruises aboard Explora II will come directly after her series of Middle East itineraries out of Dubai, and form part of a globe-trotting program of cruises that take… read more

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Cruise Fred Olsen Fred Olsen 2025 World Cruise aboard Bolette to call in Cape Town

In 2025, Fred Olsen Cruise Line will bring its newish cruise ship, Bolette, to South Africa as part of its 106-night World Cruise from Southampton. Inspired by the first world circumnavigation by explorers Magellan and Elcano in the 16th century, the cruise will visit approximately 40 destinations worldwide.

Departing on Janu… read more

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Cruise MSC MSC Orchestra Durban cruises unaffected by Cyclone Freddy

MSC Orchestra’s cruises from Durban in South Africa have not been impacted by Cyclone Freddy, which crossed the Mozambique Channel this week and made landfall Thursday near Maputo.

At the time of writing, MSC Orchestra was approaching Maputo, where she will anchor offshore so that passengers can be tendered ashore to Portuguese Isla… read more

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