Norwegian Jade will cruise from Dubai again in 2022, with two cruises in February and December to Athens and Cape Town.
The Indian start-up cruise line Cordelia Cruises has sent its cruise ship Empress into Dubai Drydocks for a refit and renovation ahead of her maiden cruise from Dubai in September.
Hapag-Lloyd is the latest cruise line to confirm roundtrip Dubai cruise itineraries for the 2021 cruise season, with Europa 2 sailing her first ever mini cruise season from the city.
Qatar is redoubling its efforts to position itself as a major cruise tourism destination through a major partnership with Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland.
The world’s largest cruise ship Wonder of the Seas has departed on sea trials ahead of her anticipated March, 2022 delivery and (possible) cruise via Dubai.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the lastest cruise line to announce its entry to the newly-opened Saudi Arabian cruise sector, with plans to call in Jeddah during the 2023/24 cruise season.
Costa Cruises is offering fare discounts and onboard spending credits as part of their “Back to Sea Sale”, which includes its Dubai itineraries.
Atlas Ocean Voyages has been unable to complete its inaugural cruise from Greece to Egypt due to a case of COVID-19 being discovered onboard its ship World Navigator.
Emerald Cruises, a luxury boutique cruise line that recently expanded into the ocean-going cruise sector, has announced its first cruises will include calls in Saudi Arabia.
Cruise lines in the Middle East see future growth for the Middle East cruise sector from Australian fly-cruise passengers, who may choose Dubai over Asian homeports.
A resurgence in tensions between Iran and US and UK allies in the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to impact the Middle East cruise sector based on past experience.
MSC Cruises has signed a long-term preferential berthing agreement with Cruise Saudi, giving its ships superior access to Jeddah Port, mirroring a deal signed in Dubai in 2019.
Costa Serena has become the latest cruise ship to dock in Dubai as she awaits her cruise restart in Asia, joining fleet mates Costa Venezia and Costa Atlantica in Port Rashid.
Saudi Arabia is forecasting immense growth of its cruise tourism sector as MSC Cruises begins its inaugural cruise season in the country with MSC Bellissima.
Malta is the latest country to join a growing list of Mediterranean cruise destinations open to UAE tourists with a vaccination certificate.
Saudi Arabia has marked the opening of its first cruise terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, in partnership with MSC Cruises, which has just commenced its first cruise season in the Red Sea.
Silversea Cruises has put the focus on Arabian and Africa in its 2023/24 cruise itineraries, which were released this week.
Costa Cruises ships Costa Venezia and Costa Atlantica have arrived in Dubai, docking in Port Rashid at the Dubai Cruise Terminal en-route to China.
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