Royal Caribbean is expanding its Middle East headquarters in Dubai to cater to the expanding regional cruise market, and support the more than 50,000 outbound cruise passengers from the region.
Big spending Indian tourists in Dubai are a major source market for Jalesh Cruises on its Arabian Gulf cruise itineraries, and a new report by Colliers International predicts growth of 81% in […]
MSC Cruises has agreed to charter two cruise liners to accommodate fans during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, one of which, MSC Europa, will be the second-largest class of cruise ship […]
Marella Cruises, part of TUI, was in port in Dubai Saturday with Marella Discovery on her 14-night cruise from Fujairah to Cochin, India.
MSC Cruises has opened sales for its 2022 World Cruise aboard MSC Poesia, calling at 43 ports on five continents, including Aqaba in Jordan (the gateway to Petra) and the ancient port […]
Various forms of marine tourism, the cruise sector chief among them, are projected to become one of the main contributors to Dubai’s economy by 2030, but amid Iran tensions and attacks on […]
Cruise tourists disembarking from cruise ships in Dubai can now check-in for their Emirates flight at Dubai Cruise Terminal itself, providing more time for sight-seeing on the final day in the city.
Passengers sailing aboard Mein Schiff 5 and Silver Spirit on cruises from Dubai found one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions, Dubai Mall, suffering flooding on Sunday as heavy rains lashed the […]
A Mediterranean-inspired outdoor restaurant has opened aboard QE2 Dubai just in time for the cooler winter months. Over a year since the legendary QE2 debuted as Dubai’s first floating hotel, the former […]
Costa Cruises’ new Vista-class cruise ship Costa Firenze has touched water for the first time as she was floated out of her construction dry-dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
For the first time ever, Bahrain will welcome more than 120,000 cruise tourists to the Arabian Gulf island nation, benefiting from the ongoing boom in the Dubai cruise sector.
More than a million cruise tourists are expected to visit Dubai during the coming 2019/2020 cruise season, according to tourism officials.
A Category 4 cyclone, the strongest storm in the area for more than a decade, has impacted the cruise itineraries of multiple cruise ships sailing to or from Dubai and across the […]
Norwegian Cruise Line’s 1998-built cruise ship Norwegian Spirit is to undergo a major refurbishment in January, 2020, directly before her cruise to Dubai and South Africa.
Regent Seven Seas says there is still some availability for its 2019 Spotlight on Public Broadcasting voyage, departing November 16, 2019, from Dubai to Singapore, as it rolls out new themed voyages for […]
Qatar’s Doha Port has opened its new cruise terminal ahead of the 2019/2020 cruise season in the Arabian Gulf, which will be the biggest on-record thanks to the plethora of cruise ships […]
Abu Dhabi Ports has followed in the footsteps of DP World with a ground breaking on development of Marsa Mina, the major waterfront project adjacent the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.
Royal Caribbean will be introducing new Spa Staterooms aboard all the ships in its Radiance, Voyager, Freedom, Oasis, Quantum and Quantum Ultra classes, which includes the Radiance-class Jewel of the Seas, homeporting […]
Ultra-luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has announced that its cruising yacht, with capacity for just 62 passengers, will be returning to the Arabian Gulf and offering a range of Dubai cruises for […]
Princess Cruises’ annual 2021 World Cruise roundtrip from Sydney, Australia will feature Dubai as a key overnight port on the packed itinerary, one of just three on the entire 108-day voyage. The […]