Millennials, or young adults, are the new market of choice for cruise lines, they offer the perfect escape for young holidaymakers, so why is it proving so hard for cruise lines to […]
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the modern successor of two of the oldest German passenger shipping lines in the world, is finally going after the international cruise market, with a new introductory offer exclusively for international cruise passengers.
The operation to salvage Costa Concordia has involved several major operations, including rolling the massive cruise liner upright, fixing dozens of huge steel floatation tanks to her hull and refloating her by […]
Abu Dhabi Ports Company has confirmed that an international shipping line is considering establishing a regional ferry passenger service in the GCC, using the UAE’s capital as a primary hub.
Dubai, a desert metropolis that has grown into a global economic and cruise tourism hub in just the past few decades, has announced plans for a canal that will take the best […]
By 2022, it is certainly expected that MSC Cruises will be the largest cruise line in Europe (by passengers carried), a title currently held by Carnival Corporation’s subsidiary Costa Cruises. MSC Cruises has made no secret of its ambitions.
The passenger shipping industry, or cruise industry in the modern world, has truly been transformed over the past few decades, with ships that were the largest in the world in the late […]
On most major cruise lines, the responsibility for children in and around the pools is set firmly upon the parents, a state of affairs that many industry observers want to see changed.
The Middle East cruise industry is growing at an impressive pace, with a number of cruise line’s having indicated to Cruise Arabia & Africa that they are experiencing growth in the number […]
Cruise lines aren’t blind to the negative publicity that accidents such as the Costa Concordia sinking and Carnival Triumph fire bring, or the damage that they do to the public’s perception of the cruise industry as a safe holiday option.
The winds of change are creating waves in the global cruise industry, with many of the latest statistics from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) suggesting that their may be an imminent […]
Clearly, there is room for significant fleet expansion within the luxury sector, yet Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas Cruises are the only two luxury cruise lines with new ships on order for […]
How do cruise line’s decide where they will sail to next? How are their annual cruise programs put together and what are the important factors that need to be weighed? Cruise Arabia […]
Cruise Arabia & Africa looks at what the cruise industry can expect from this high-profile newcomer…
Some observers have suggested the Middle East may be gearing up to take on the Caribbean as a major cruise destination, but such observations seem short-sighted given the significant strategic geopolitical advantage […]
How safe is the Middle East cruise industry? This is a question that many cruise passengers no doubt wonder when they consider taking a cruise in the region…
This month, the world’s three largest cruise lines, accounting for two thirds of the global cruise industry, voluntarily released data on all crimes reported aboard the vessels throughout their subsidiary fleets. Disney […]
Cruise Arabia would like to acknowledge those cruise lines making a real effort to reduce their impact on the environment, but the journey to acknowledging the importance of eco-responsibility has been a […]