What is the Comic Con Cruise all about?

What is the Comic Con Cruise all about

Comic Con Cruise Africa 2024 will be taking things to the next level with its much-anticipated event that brings together fans of all things pop culture, from comics and movies to video games and anime.

“This cruise intimately celebrates various pop-culture fandoms,” reads a statement from the organizers. “Fans will have an opportunity to meet new friends from different fandoms including comics, tabletop gaming, film, and TV fanatics, cosplay, sci-fi & fantasy book lovers, anime & manga, as well as gaming.”


The Comic Con Africa Cruise will be a four-day event that will take place on the MSC Splendida, a luxurious cruise ship that can accommodate up to 4,363 passengers. The cruise will depart from Durban, South Africa on March 15, 2024, and arrive in Cape Town on March 18, 2024. According to its website, tickets for the Comic Con Cruise 2024 start at 7,337 Rand (about $400 in US dollars).

“We’re excited to be able to offer this unique experience to our fans,” said Carla Massmann, show director for Comic-Con Cape Town and Comic-Con Africa. “In addition to two live festivals in 2024, the Comic-Con Cruise broadens the scope of Comic-Con in South Africa. We are so excited to take Comic Con to the seas, and for the opportunity for the fans from all over the country to come together in this first-ever experience.”

What is the Comic Con Cruise all about
MSC Splendida | Image via MSC

CEO of the Comic Con Cruise partner Super Events, Kurt Darren said “Being a massive Comic-Con fan myself, I am so excited to see this cruise come to life. There will be something for every fan to do on this cruise and another excuse to dress up as superheroes or pop culture characters.” Darren added, “Space is limited so ensure that you reserve your cabin to avoid disappointment.”

Fans are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment at www.msccruises.co.za with only an R3000 deposit.


Over the three nights at sea, on a new luxurious ship to South African shores – The MSC Splendida, guests can expect to enjoy fun events like themed dress-up (cosplay) dinners, fandom-specific meetups, kids gaming competitions, karaoke, geeky quizzes, more onboard – as well as plenty of opportunities to meet and mingle with other fans.

What is the Comic Con Cruise all about
Gaming events | Image via Comic Con Africa

During the cruise, passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities and events, including:

  • Meet and greets with popular celebrities from the world of pop culture
  • Panel discussions with experts on a variety of topics
  • Workshops and demonstrations on everything from cosplay to gaming
  • Screenings of popular movies and TV shows
  • Parties and contests
What is the Comic Con Cruise all about
Cosplay events | Image via Comic Con Africa
  • In addition to the many activities and events that will be taking place on the cruise, passengers will also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful ports of Durban and Cape Town.
  • Durban is a vibrant city with a rich history, while Cape Town is a stunning city that is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
What is the Comic Con Cruise all about
Cape Town | Image via Getty Images

The Comic Con Africa Cruise is a unique and unforgettable opportunity for fans of all ages to celebrate their love of pop culture. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of comics, movies, TV shows, video games, or anime, the Comic Con Africa Cruise is the perfect place for you.

The Comic Con Africa Cruise is a must-attend event for any fan of pop culture. Book your tickets today and start planning your trip!

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