Cape Town has seen its busiest cruise season on record with 75 cruise ship calls and 41 turnaround visits during the 2022/23 season, bringing more than 145,000 cruise passengers and 42,000 crew […]
Cape Town sees major cruise tourism growth while Durban largely stagnates
Cape Town has seen significant growth in its tourism industry, with the support of its cruise tourism sector, but Durban has experienced only marginal growth, undermined by persistent load-shedding, health concerns regarding […]
New AzAmazing Events from Azamara cruise line to feature Aqaba and Durban
The boutique premium cruise line Azamara has expanded its offering of AzaMazing Evenings to include experiences in the Middle East this yeas as it celebrates the launch of these immersive event offerings […]
Doha Port sees busiest season ever in 2022/23 after cruise terminal upgrade
Doha Port saw a record cruise season during 2022/23 with cruise tourist passenger numbers reaching 273,666, according to Mwani Qatar, the government agency that handles Qatar’s seaports and shipping terminals.
Seabourn to return to Abu Dhabi in UAE for first time in five years in 2024
Seabourn will return to Abu Dhabi for the first time in five years on several of the 11 cruise itineraries it has released for 2024/25 featuring the Middle East.
Cruise Saudi looks to attract more cruise lines to Kingdom in key meeting with CLIA
Cruise Saudi is stepping up its efforts to attract more cruise lines to the Kingdom, as it seeks to develop Saudi Arabia as a leading cruise destination in the Middle East.
MSC Cruises looks to expand Oman shore excursion offerings at STC Global
MSC Cruises is interested in expanding the range of shore excursions on offer to passengers in Oman, where it calls regularly during the annual winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf.
Disney Cruise Line releases itineraries for new Lighthouse Point island development
Disney Cruise Line has scheduled the inaugural calls for Disney Magic and Disney Fantasy at Lighthouse Point, a new private destination on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
Cruise Saudi spotlights specific cruise tourist needs at Saudi Tourism Forum 2023
Cruise Saudi put the focus on the specific needs of cruise tourists compared to regular tourists at the recent Saudi Tourism Forum 2023, held in Riyadh between 14-16 March this year.
MSC Cruises rolls out F1 Experience for passengers on cruises calling in Abu Dhabi
MSC Cruises and Formula 1 have announced a new F1 Experience for passengers cruising aboard MSC Virtuosa out of Dubai during the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Cruise Destinations: Galataport İstanbul
Hosting 150 cruise ship calls and more than 350,000 cruise passengers last year, Galataport Istanbul returns Istanbul to forefront of Mediterranean cruising.
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal sees record number of monthly cruise passengers
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal has recorded its highest number of international cruise passengers for a monthin the past five years.
How Africa is looking to invest in boosting cruise tourism after the pandemic
With Africa having borne the brunt of the economic crisis that came with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns put in place to protect public health, many up-and-coming cruise destinations on the […]
AD Ports Group launches new Aqaba Cruise Terminal ahead of busy winter season
The new Aqaba Cruise Terminal has been inaugurated in Jordan by AD Ports Group, the operator of the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Port Zayed in the UAE, with more than 50 […]
Qatar seeing ‘tremendous’ growth in cruise sector, full recovery this season
Qatar Tourism has reported significant ongoing growth in its cruise tourism sector, with a full recovery from the pandemic expected during the current 2022/23 cruise season.
Russia suffers staggering losses amid cruise industry pull out due to Ukraine war
The war in Ukraine has led to a boom in tourism to eastern European sea ports as cruise ships find alternative destinations rather than visiting Russian ports, with $120 million lost from […]
Dubai cruise passengers get easier access to Hatta with express direct bus route
Dubai cruise tourists will have easier access to the UAE’s mountain enclave of Hatta from January with the launch of a new direct, express bus service between the two cities.
Bahrain begins 2022/23 cruise season with a trio of ships carrying 11,000 passengers
Bahrain has commenced the 2022/23 cruise season with a bang, welcoming a trio of cruise ships in just a few days this week carrying 11,000 cruise tourists.
Mombasa cruise terminal finally opens for business with arrival of two ships
After many months of sitting idle due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mombasa’s new cruise terminal has finally recieved its first cruise ships with the arrival of World Odyssey and Oceania’s Nautica.
Abu Dhabi Airport reduces airline check-in costs at Port Zayed cruise terminal
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s city check-in service, which operates the airline check-in desk at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, has reduced the cost of the service for the 2022/23 cruise season.