Set Sail for Geekdom: Comic Con Announces Week-Long Cruise


Comic Con Africa is thrilled to have announced an exciting new addition to its already geeky line-up of events. Next year, fans of the convention can set sail from shore to shore on a weekend-long cruise from Durban harbour to Cape Town from 15 to 18 March 2024.


In partnership with MSC Cruises and Super Events, The Comic Con Cruise promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

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, and more onboard – as well as plenty of opportunities to meet and mingle with other fans.


"We're really 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 really 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."


Renown Afrikaans music icon, and 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. Secure your Comic Con Cruise cabin now with only R3000 deposit and enjoy!


About Comic Con Africa

Comic Con Africa is the ultimate pop culture and gaming festival that is taking place from 22 to 25 September 2023 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec).


Comic Con Africa offers fans a four-day experience of cosplay, international celebrities, autograph opportunities, photograph opportunities, gaming specials, eSports tournaments, fandom-focused merch, tabletop gaming, trading card games, anime, manga, Q&A sessions, screenings, activations, interactive experiences, and more – there is something for everyone to enjoy whether you are a casual fan or a bona fide geek. Bring the family along!


About Super Events Entertainment

Super Events is a quality driven events-based company founded on years of experience in the industry. Kurt Darren has used his creativity and business abilities to build up an events company whose major clients include MSC Cruises.


Sun International, and Kyknet amongst many other leading companies in South Africa. Along with his wife Dunay, who has her Masters in Psychology, Super Events strives to cover all the needs of any company to make their event super successful! 


About MSC Cruises

Only the Sea, Only MSC

After 300 years at sea, MSC Cruises knows the treasures that lie off the beaten path. Our cruises are designed to enrich, delight and create unforgettable emotions. Our well-travelled crew members are ready to help you uncover the best-kept secrets of each new destination. 


We hae a passion for the sea and a commitment to excellence in hospitality, mastering all the details that make each cruise a unique experience while respecting the sea and the environment.


Embark on a world of discovery with MSC Cruise.


About MSC Splendida

Eco-ship MSC Splendida carries you in comfort, style and luxury to the most desirable cruise destinations in the world, while at the same time being a beautiful destination in her own right. With so much to see and do on board, every day on MSC Splendida promises travellers of all ages a world of new discoveries, before they even step ashore.


MSC Splendida is like a floating luxury resort and boasts all the recreation and entertainment options you’d hope to find on holiday, from the Broadway-style theatre, glamorous casino and designer disco to the sports arena, high-tech 4D cinema, MSC Formula Racer simulator and dedicated areas for kids and teens. is an award-winning Digital Media, Marketing, and Advertising Company est. 2015, is a Member of the Independent Media Association of South Africa (IMASA), and Brand South Africa's Play Your Part Ambassadors, with a global reach of over 10 million

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