Middle East Cruise News

Jalesh Cruises and Netflix rival ZEE5 announce cruise deals exclusive to Middle East

Middle East residents who book a cruise with Jalesh Cruises can now avail a one-month free subscription to ZEE5(a digital entertainment platform with on demand content and over 60 live TV channels).

Conversely, Middle East residents who are subscribers to the platform can also now get a 15% on any Jalesh Cruises itinerary (whether in the Arabian Gulf out of Dubai, or their expanded selection of cruises from Mumbai).

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For a limited time, all customers who buy a one year subscription will go into a draw to win an All-Access couple pass for a three-night, four-day cruise from Dubai to Bahrain and back aboard Karnika.

ZEE5 will be giving away 25 such cruises, with the promotion underscoring the popularity of the new Jalesh cruise brand in the Middle East region.

“We are pleased to welcome ZEE5 subscribers on board Karnika. This is a two-in-one golden opportunity for our valuable guests in the Middle East,” said Jurgen Bailom, President & CEO, Jalesh Cruises.

“When on board Karnika, they will be entertained by our diverse and attractive range of carefully planned entertainment activities; ZEE5 will entertain them on the go with their equally exciting range of premium content,” he added.

The main atrium lobby aboard Karnika where passengers board the ship

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Jalesh Cruises is a one-ship cruise line operating out of India and homeporting seasonally in Dubai. It has proven extremely popular with the fast-growing Indian source market, as well as the Indian diaspora living in the UAE and wider region.

“We are thrilled to partner with Jalesh Cruises, India’s Premiere Cruise Line, to bring some very exciting offers to our subscribers in the Middle East and also enable their customers to watch ZEE5 on the go,” said Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global.

Karnika, formerly the Pacific Jewel for P&O Australia, is the cruise line’s only cruise ship for now, although they have confirmed plans to expand the fleet based on long-term demand going forward.

Karnika accommodates just over 2,000 passengers and following an extensive refurbishment by Jalesh Cruises, offers five dining venues, eights bars and cafes, a theatre, spa and gym, large pool deck and extensive kids facilities.

She is the first cruise ship catering exclusively to the middle- to upper-class Indian cruise market.

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