The 880-guest Fred Olen cruise ship Boudicca departed Dover in the UK last week on the longest cruise in the line’s history, a 168-night roundtrip voyage that includes 61 port calls.
Saudi Arabia has taken the historic step of introducing a tourist visa for travelers from 49 countries, including e-visas and visas on arrival for citizens of the world’s largest cruise markets.
Middle East residents who book a cruise with Jalesh Cruises can now avail a one-month free subscription to ZEE5(a digital entertainment platform with on demand content and over 60 live TV channels).
Celebrity Cruises new Edge-class cruise ship, Celebrity Apex, due in Spring, 2020, and her sister ship Celebrity Edge, launched last year, are perfectly suited to the wants and desires of the Middle […]
Abu Dhabi Ports saw a significant increase in cruise passengers in the first half of the year, with the total number increasing from 237,169 in the first half of 2018 to 321,277 […]
Viking Cruises has announced that Viking Venus will join its fleet in early 2021, giving the luxury cruise line the added capacity needed to return to Istanbul, with a range of Mediterranean […]
Jalesh Cruises, the new cruise line for the Indian market and the country’s first-ever domestic mainstream cruise line, has expanded its range of Indian cruise destinations for the winter season.
MSC Cruises is introducing the most Dubai cruise cabin ever aboard MSC Bellissima, which will homeport in the Arabian Gulf this coming November.
Costa Cruises has announced that Costa Firenze will cruise from Dubai in September instead of October, 2020, as part of a regional re-juggling of its Mediterranean fleet commitment for the summer.
Princess Cruises is offering free stateroom upgrades on nearly 1,250 cruise itineraries setting sail in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The offer is valid on all bookings made between September 4th and October […]
The threat of an attack on cruise ships by Iran off Oman or in the Strait of Hormuz is ‘moderate’, according to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK), the […]
MSC Cruises is ramping up the hype ahead of new ship MSC Bellissima’s inaugural cruise season in Dubai (it will be the ship’s first Dubai cruise season, but MSC Cruises have been […]
Celebrity Cruises has announced its intention to replace Celebrity Constellation’s planned 2020/21 Dubai cruise season with a series of Caribbean itineraries from Tampa Bay, Florida instead.
Dubai is a popular port of call and turnaround port on the itineraries of many World Cruises, but a three-month voyage at sea is expensive and time-consuming. So, QE2 Dubai has stepped […]
Azamara, which recently re-branded from Azamara Club Cruises, will be offering a one-off luxury roundtrip Dubai cruise during the 2021/22 cruise season.
Cunard Line has confirmed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that at present it has no plans to change the cruise itinerary for Queen Mary 2’s upcoming cruise from Dubai to Hong Kong […]
AIDA Cruises says it has no plans to change it upcoming cruise itineraries from Dubai for the 2019/2020 cruise season, adding that the city “enjoys great popularity among our guests”.
MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and TUI have joined Royal Caribbean in confirming that their planned Dubai cruise programs for the coming 2019/2020 cruise season are unaffected by the ongoing tensions between Iran […]
Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker last month and the ongoing tension between Tehran and the West, has claimed its first casualty in the Dubai cruise market, with P&O Cruises confirming […]
Royal Caribbean is rolling out a vegan menu for its main dining room fleet wide this month, which means passengers cruising aboard Jewel of the Seas from Dubai for the coming cruise […]