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Cruise News

Cruising has fast become a favourite holiday among South Africans - every year more and more take advantage of cruise ships visiting the South African coast.
Some ships, like Orient Lines' Marco Polo, Cunard's majestic QE2, P&O Cruises' Oriana or one of the Silver Seas cruise ships are now regular sights in the ports of Durban, Cape Town Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay or East London, with even Mossel Bay gets the occasional call, while neighbouring Walvis Bay is now also a favourite destination.

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Apart from cruising between local ports or to Mauritius South Africans can also make use of numerous fly/cruise options that enable one to join cruise ships in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Alaskan waters, the Baltic, South East Asia or any of the other exotic and exciting destinations. Many of these work out at much less cost than one might expect.
Much credit for the rise in popularity in cruising must surely go to the organisers of the popular 3, 4 and 7-night cruises that operate out of Durban every summer since the mid 1990s. The Starlight Cruises on board the Symphony, Monterey, and this year Olympia Countess have introduced tens of thousands of South Africans to cruising - no doubt whetting the appetite for more.
Time to go Cruising will feature articles about cruising, giving details of the most popular cruise destinations, as well as personal views of some of the ships. A schedule of cruise ships calling at South African ports is included. While this is kept as accurate and updated as possible, no responsibility can be accepted for any errors or cancellations.