Cruise Saudi, the government agency tasked with growing Saudi Arabia’s local cruise sector and global appeal as a cruise destination, has reported it has reached a ‘Saudization’ rate of 71 percent since […]
Cunard has announced the appointment of Katie McAlister as president as the cruise line prepares for the delivery of its fourth new cruise ship, Queen Anne.
The boutique premium cruise line Windstar Cruises has appointed Dubai-based Cruise Master Middle East as the General Sales Agent (GSA) to source business from the Middle East markets.
The digital shipyard market has seen significant growth in recent years, as the maritime industry increasingly adopts new technologies to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance safety.
Facing a protracted currency crisis as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year, Egypt has announced that effective immediately it will begin charging foreign cruise ships frequenting Egyptian ports […]
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.
Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Group, the world’s two largest cruise companies, have both announced changes to key executive positions as they look to recover from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 […]
The public relations and marketing agency LOTUS has been appointed by Cruise Saudi to manage its global communications strategy, according to a press release.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced that Frank J. Del Rio will retire as the company’s President & CEO on June 30th, 2023, with Harry Sommer already confirmed to replace him.
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.
Seabourn has become the latest major cruise line to announce further downsizing of its fleet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MSC Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have all confirmed that they are not fuelling their Dubai-based cruise ships with LNG, but are instead using regular MGO, due to issues with availability […]
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 […]
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 […]
Norwegian Cruise Line is cutting cabin cleaning in half for select stateroom categories as it looks to consolidate crew numbers post-pandemic.
LNG has been billed as a gateway fuel for the cruise industry as its transitions to greener operations, but Norwegian Cruise Line has other plans.
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 […]
Royal Caribbean International has partnered with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to utilize its Starlink satellite internet service across its fleet.
The Dubai-based shipping, logistics and marine services company GAC Group has appointed Jasem Zaiton as its business development consultant for the cruise sector, as the company looks to expand its cruise services.
South Africa is gearing up for a strong bounce back from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and the Omicron variant of 2021, with 60 cruise itineraries scheduled to […]