Royal Caribbean has revealed a 2023 World Cruise that is one of the longest in the world at 274 nights, and several Middle East ports are included in the itinerary.
Istanbul is seeing a resurgence of cruise tourism since the opening of its new Galataport cruise terminal, with Viking Sky the latest cruise line to call in the city.
There has been a surge in bookings for Dubai cruises from Spanish cruise tourists after Madrid lifted a ban on international cruises and other travel restrictions on June 7th, 2021.
Oceania Cruises‘ European and North American voyages for 2023 aboard its seven-ship fleet will sail to 260 cruise destinations on 179 itineraries, including a Dubai departure and two Cape Town cruises.
Cruise itineraries between Greece and Turkey have been re-established, in a major boon for Istanbul and its new Galataport cruise terminal.
Cruise Saudi says Jeddah will get an ‘iconic’ new cruise terminal within the next five to seven years as Saudi Arabia’s cruise sector rapidly emerges.
Abu Dhabi tourism officials have expressed confidence in the UAE cruise sector’s ability to quickly recover from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic during the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Miami, Florida.
MSC Cruises has announced its COVID-19 health and safety protocols for its current Red Sea cruise season out of Saudi Arabia, and its upcoming Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai.
CroisiEurope, one of the largest river cruise line’s in Europe, has announced an Egyptian cruise season in the Red Sea for winter 2021/22.
Qatar has developed a new cruise terminal in Doha Port, centrally located adjacent to some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, and is preparing an “exciting calendar of events” for tourists […]
Cruise Saudi, the organisation established to grow Saudi Arabia’s cruise tourism sector, has been welcomed as an executive partner of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) during Seatrade Cruise Global.
QE2 Dubai, the former Cunard Line ocean liner turned floating hotel, will open Float Dubai in October.
MSC Cruises has made several changes to the onboard cruise experience during its deployment of MSC Bellissima out of Jeddah, to better suit the local Saudi Arabian cruise market.
The German cruise line AIDA Cruises has announced that AIDAnova will be redeployed from the Middle East to the Canary Islands for the upcoming winter Dubai 2021/22 cruise season.
Istanbul is already benefitting from the redevelopment of its Galataport cruise terminal, with Costa Cruises announcing new Turkey itineraries just days after the completion of the project was announced.
Abu Dhabi Ports, the operator of the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in the UAE’s capital, has announced plans to develop and operate a new cruise terminal in Jordan’s port city of Aqaba.
MSC Cruises has extended its Saudi Arabian cruise season aboard MSC Bellissima in the Red Sea until March next year following greater than anticipated demand.
Wonder of the Seas will no longer be cruising from Dubai next year as previously anticipated, due to the cancellation of her Asian cruise season.
TUI Cruises has suspended Mein Schiff 5’s cruise season in Asia due to ongoing travel restrictions for multiple countries the ship was due to cruise to, and her Dubai cruise for 2021 […]
Istanbul’s new cruise terminal, Galataport, is due to open this month, with the first cruise ship due to call on September 25th.