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Cruise NCL African itinerary aboard Norwegian Dawn reveals need for cruise infrastructure

One cruise passenger’s experience of the South African and Indian Ocean itinerary with Norwegian Cruise Line aboard Norwegian Dawn highlights the need for greater investment in cruise infrastructure on the continent.

Allie Hubers sailed aboard Norwegian Dawn from Mauritius to Cape Town in January, one of nearly 30 cruises she… read more

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Cruise MSC MSC Splendida causes traffic jams in Cape Town as season winds down

MSC Splendida is the largest cruise ship ever to homeport in South Africa, and as she respositions from Durban to Cape Town for the remainder of her SA cruise season, she’s bringing traffic to a stop in the Mother City.

MSC Splendida stops traffic with her immense size not only because the general public travel to Table Bay H… read more

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Cruise NCL NCL passengers left in Africa highlight value of cruise line excursions

A group of eight cruise passengers were stranded in the African island nation of Sao Tome and Príncipe after their independant shore excursion arrived late at the port. The group of US and Australian passengers, which includes a pregnant woman and a paraplegic guest, booked a private shore excursion in Sao Tome when the ship docked on Mar… read more

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Cruises Oceania Cruises Oceania offers pre-cruise hotel stays on South African

Oceania Cruises is offering guests a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay on a range of sailings throughout late 2024 and 2025.

The offer gives guests the option of arriving a day before their cruise embarks to explore departure ports such as Cape Town, as well as others in Brazil, the Canary Islands, Japan, Singapore, … read more

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Cruise Cruise Durban celebrates opening of the 2023/24 cruise season with first ship arrival

Durban Tourism Authority has marked the start of the 2023/24 cruise season in Kwa-Zulu Natal with the arrival of Nicko Cruises’ ship Vasgo de Gamma, the first of an anticipated 70 cruise ship calls for the season.

The South African cruise season runs from November to March annually, and although Cape Town is the primary cruise port … read more

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Cruises Oceania Cruises Oceania launches Best-Ever Black Friday Sale with Cape Town cruise included

Oceania Cruises has  launched its Best-Ever Black Friday Sale, with savings of up to $5,400 per stateroom on more than 100 global voyages in 2024, including a grand voyage from Singapore to Cape Town.

This limited-time offer is valid on bookings made between November 14th  and December 5th, 2023, and  features itineraries in… read more

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Cruise Cruise Cape Town Cruise Terminal enhances passenger services ahead of 2023/24 season

V& A Waterfront has invested in upgrading the passenger experience at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal as South Africa’s 2023/24 cruise season gets underway.

During a tour of the cruise terminal,  Cape Business News  reported on some of the enhances made to the terminal building ahead of what the city expects to be its busiest c… read more

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Cruise Cruise Cape Town marks start of 2023/24 cruise season, potentially biggest to date

Cape Town ‘s 2023/24 cruise season has officially opened with the arrival of Vasco da Gama of Nicko Cruises, the first of 59 cruise calls for the city during the current season, while a further 18 cruise departures are scheduled.

The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Cape Town also marked the cruise line’s maiden call to the country, and … read more

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Cruises Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises entertainment line-up for new ship Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises has revealed the range of entertainment options for passengers aboard its new ship Celebrity Ascent, with nightlife experiences on the Resort Deck, live productions, and interactive gaming experiences.

Celebrity Ascent is the fourth ship in the Edge class for Celebrity Cruises. At 140,600 gross tons s… read more

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