Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

Azamara is to restart cruising to South Africa in winter 2021-2022 when the country reopens its ports for international cruising. Azamara Pursuit will sail six voyages between January and March 2022, with the cruise line also resuming its partnership with safari operator Micato Safaris to offer onshore pre- and post-cruise packages. “A trip to Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the kind of travel Azamara is known for, which is why I am so pleased to confirm our guests are now welcome back to South Africa following the reopening of its ports to international cruising,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara. Azamara to offer winter sailings in South Africa Celestyal Cruises is to restart year-round cruising on 14 March 2022 with an offering of three- and four-night cruises that will see the cruise line return to the port of Kusadasi in Turkey. These itineraries will be followed by seven-night sailings from 30 April, including a new call at the city of Thessaloniki in Greece as part of the ‘Idyllic Aegean’ itinerary. Finally, Celestyal’s seven-night ‘Three Continents’ itinerary will return at the end of 2022 for the first time since 2019, calling in Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Cyprus. Celestyal Cruises to restart year-round sailing in March Port of Valencia resumes normal operations The Port of Valencia is scheduled to receive 75 cruise calls in the last quarter of 2021, with ships docking at its quays to enable guests to visit the city and the surrounding region. This trend is expected to continue in 2022, when the Spanish port anticipates that it will host the same number of stopovers as it would have received in a typical year before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The port authority and the local cruise community have also developed a tourism offer for cruise guests visiting the city and its surroundings, which follows Covid-19 health and safety protocols. These include exclusively guided tours, with small groups and more outdoor experiences. In addition to visiting the city of Valencia via panoramic bus tours or outdoor routes through Albufera or L’Horta, there are also trips available to nearby destinations such as Requena, Sagunto or Vall d’Uixó, among others. 1 9