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 […]
The marine bunkering company Vitol has expanded its operations to Dubai’s Port Rashid, providing bunkering services to cruise ships conducting stopovers in the city.
EasyCruiseOne, the ship that launched the failed EasyCruise brand back in 2005, has finally been consigned to the scrap heap in Dubai, with dismantling of the ship now underway.
Swan Hellenic will be cruising the Red Sea to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan during the coming 2023 cruise season, as well as South Africa and other destinations on the continent.
The new cruise terminal planned for Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia will form part of a redevelopment of the area that will include a marina and a total revamp of the […]
Silversea Cruises has revealed the itinerary for its 2025 World Cruise aboard Silver Dawn, with one of the ten legs cruising from Mumbai to Istanbul via Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan in […]
MSC Cruises has revealed a number of entertainment facilities and activities for families aboard its new mega-ship MSC World Europa, including the largest kids club in the fleet.
MSC Cruises is seeing strong demand for its upcoming cruise season out of Dubai aboard MSC World Europa and MSC Opera.
Tourism officials in Dubai, the primary homeport for cruise ships in the Arabian Gulf and wider Middle East, expect a full recovery of the regional cruise sector by next year.
MSC World Europa, the newest and largest cruise ship in the MSC fleet, has completed her sea trials and will now head for final fit out and finishing ahead of her delivery […]
Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Cruises have announced they’re teaming up to create a new concept for Carnival’s North American guests with COSTA by CARNIVAL.
MSC Cruises has announced that MSC World Europa will feature more than 30 different international and immersive food and beverage concepts when she launches in Dubai later this year.
The launch of the new Galataport cruise terminal in Istanbul has had a major impact on the recovery of Turkiye’s cruise sector, with more than 200 cruise calls scheduled through the rest […]
Costa Cruises has christened its new cruise ship Costa Toscana in Barcelona, Spain during her inaugural summer cruise season in the Mediterranean, and winter deployment to the Arabian Gulf.
Silversea Cruises has released its full selection of cruise itineraries for 2023 and 2024, with 280 voyages to 690 destinations in 125 countries, including maiden calls in Arabia and Africa.
The luxury French cruise line Ponant has teamed up with Smithsonian Journeys to offer a series of co-branded, destination-immersive sailings, one of which will feature the Arabian Gulf.
MSC Bellissima will soon wrap up her summer Middle East cruise season out of Dubai, becoming the first cruise ship ever to homeport in the Arabian Gulf into the summer.
Blue World Ocean Voyages, which is planning to launch services from the Middle East in 2023, has opened its cruise ship residences for sale.
There are reportedly ongoing talks between Carnival Corporation and Saudi Arabia for the kingdom to purchase the cruise company’s ultra-luxury brand Seabourn.
MSC Cruises has said its new ship, and the largest ever built for the line, MSC World Europa, will deliver a new standard of retail excellence onboard.