While the global cruise industry remains at a standstill, with cruise lines extending their resumption deadlines due to the Coronavirus pandemic, shipyards across Europe are resuming work building the world’s next generation […]
AIDAprima, a mega cruise ship belonging to German cruise line AIDA Cruises, lit up with a message of thanks to Dubai for all its help during the Coronavirus pandemic, as she departed […]
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund purchased an 8.2% stake in Carnival Corporation on Monday, sending the company stock on the New York Stock Exchange to more than $10, a 30% increase compared […]
There are some seven cruise ships in hot lay up in Port Rashid in Dubai, the UAE’s primary cruise port, as the cruise industry remains in a global shutdown.
MSC Cruises has cancelled its remaining four cruises from Dubai during the current 2019/2020 cruise season, during which it had two cruise ships homeporting in Dubai, but its remaining cruises from Durban, […]
With the UAE having made the unprecedented decision to close all its cruise ports and suspend all cruise operations, Royal Caribbean has been forced to cancel the remainder of its cruise season […]
Jewel of the Seas, which was briefly placed in quarantine in Dubai, has received the all clear from Dubai Health Authority officials after two of her passengers developed Coronavirus symptoms.
Abu Dhabi closed its cruise terminal at Port Zayed to cruise ships overnight, turning away Jewel of the Seas, which had departed Dubai yesterday. Royal Caribbean appeared to have been granted an […]
Celebrity Cruises has cancelled the remainder of its Middle East cruise season out of Dubai after the UAE’s Federal Transport Authority took the unprecedented decision to close the country’s port to some […]
Azamara has informed passengers booked on its March 17th cruise from Dubai that the voyage has been cancelled due to new restrictions the UAE has introduced for cruise ships sailing from Dubai.
Royal Caribbean International has dropped Oman’s capital Muscat as a port of call on the two remaining roundtrip Dubai cruises of the 2019/2020 season for Jewel of the Seas due to concerns […]
Dubai’s primary cruise port and the main cruise destination in the Middle East, Port Rashid, remains open to cruise ship traffic despite reports that Celebrity Constellation has been informed of restrictions.
A survey of cruise passengers visiting Abu Dhabi Ports’ cruise terminal at Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi, and the cruise beach at Sir Bani Yas Island has found that cruise visitors have […]
Norwegian Jade, the 2,800-passenger, 93,000-gross ton pocket mega-ship from Norwegian Cruise Line will sail from Dubai in December, 2021, joining Norwegian Dawn in cruising from the city next year.
Abu Dhabi continues to establish itself as the region’s best alternative cruise port to Dubai, with yet another record-breaking year of growth in passenger and cruise ship numbers reported for 2019.
The last day of February was always going to be a busy day for Dubai Cruise Terminal with four cruise ships docked on the same day, but AIDA’s decision to pull out […]
QE2 Dubai has opened the ship’s navigation bridge to the general public as part of its popular ship-wide tour of the former ocean liner.
MSC Bellissima’s March cruise from Dubai to Japan has been altered to drop several Asian destinations from the itinerary amid the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic in the region.
Sir Bani Yas Island is to get a US $100-million cruise jetty that will allow two cruise ships to dock simultaneously, according to a release from Abu Dhabi Ports.
MSC Cruises last week consolidated its position as the largest cruise operator in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf cruise sector with the establishment of preferential berthing agreements in both Dubai and […]