MSC said the cruise company will work with the relevant authorities to prepare its return to South African waters. Picture: Supplied.
MSC said the cruise company will work with the relevant authorities to prepare its return to South African waters. Picture: Supplied.

No date set, but South Africa cruises are inevitable

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Oct 5, 2021

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You may go on a South African cruise soon, thanks to the country moving into level 1.

MSC Cruises said in a statement that the company will reconfirm the cruise schedule planned for the season 2021/22 and reveal cruising dates in due course.

"We are delighted that the new measures will allow cruise ships to operate in line with national health protocols. We are now waiting for the government’s guidelines for the resumption of cruises for South African holidaymakers," said the company.

MSC said the cruise company will work with the relevant authorities to prepare its return to South African waters.

"We will share with them the great amount of data we have accumulated and knowledge we have learned since we resumed safe sailing in August 2020 for cruises in the Mediterranean Sea.

"That experience has been subsequently bolstered and paved the way for us to resume sailings around the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East, which has enabled tens of thousands of people to enjoy a relaxing, enjoyable and safe time with us at sea.

"We now look forward to welcoming our South African guests on board in the near future for a wonderful holiday with a health and safety protocol that has led the way in the global cruise industry," the statement read.

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