Icon of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ship to date, and the largest passenger ship in the world when she’s launched in 2023, with an on-board theme park, waterpark, […]
The toll that COVID-19 has taken on the global cruise industry is apparent in the record number of cruise ships that have been sold for scrap in the last three years, with […]
For many westerners, Saudi Arabia is a deeply misunderstood country, and as it opens up to the global tourism market, particularly with its nascent cruise industry, it’s important to keep a few […]
Running aground is the second most common type of accident for commercial ships after collisions, but it is surprisingly infrequent in the cruise industry.
With Cunard Line reporting its strongest bookings in more than a decade, and Royal Caribbean reporting low COVID infections numbers at sea and imminent profitability, the future looks increasingly bright for the […]
The UAE is a bustling nation built in a desert, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundance of natural beauty here, and the Al Jubail Mangroves Park is one of the […]
There are eight cruise ships sailing roundtrip from Dubai during 2022, most of them on multiple itineraries for the winter season, while a further eight cruise ships will sail longer grand voyages […]
Christmas and New Year are two of the most in-demand dates for modern cruise lines, with all of them providing either dedicated cruises for each, or a combined longer voyage during which […]
The new Dubai Harbour cruise port is the city’s newest cruise terminal, but is also a tourists destination in its own right.
Much of the modern Christmas experience on cruise ships owes its origins to the days of the ocean liner, when a Christmas spent at sea was a necessity rather than a choice.
Following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, and a recent outbreak of coronavirus aboard Norwegian Breakaway, cruise lines are tightening their health and safety protocols.
Demand for cruises in 2022 remains high, according to cruise lines, despite the new travel restrictions, health and safety protocols and uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant.
The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is a potential existential threat to the cruise industry, but the Delta variant fallout provides a hint of the potential impact it may […]
Most of the cruise industry will be back in full operation by 2022, but the resumption of cruises amid the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted most cruise lines to implement some form of […]
Costa Toscana features more than 2,600 cabins, 21 restaurants, 19 bars, 4 swimming pools, a theatre, spa, kids’ facilities, and several new to the line attractions across her 180,000 gross tons and […]
With organized shore excursions becoming the norm in many ports around the world, will the inability to explore independently take the fun out of port calls?
Norwegian Prima will have more open deck space and the largest accommodations of any recent newbuild, while also offering a heady mix of new and signature Norwegian Cruise Line food and entertainment […]
Saudi Arabia cruises and the opening up of the country to cruise tourism will remove two key challenges that have long held the Middle East cruise sector back, and create three opportunities […]
The CDC’s updates to the Conditional Sailing Order regarding the resumption of cruises from the US were initially welcomed by the cruise industry, but now the latest guidance issued by the agency […]
The new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal, which received its first cruise ships earlier this month, is a leap forward in terms of Dubai’s cruise infrastructure and position as a leading winter cruise […]