Etisalat will be offering a Visitor Package to cruise tourists and crew disembarking at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal this coming cruise season, the UAE mobile operator has announced.
QE2 Dubai to launch ‘Theatre by QE2’ with Dubai’s Got Talent feel
QE2 Dubai has announced that it will soon be launching ‘Theatre by QE2’, a new live-entertainment concept that will bring the ocean liner’s on-board 515-seat theatre back to life for live performances […]
Costa Victoria cancels Salalah port call due to Cyclone Luban, runs for Maldives
Costa Cruises have cancelled a port call in Salalah for Costa Victoria due to Cyclone Luban, according to a statement from the cruise line. “Costa Crociere considers the safety of its guests […]
Dubai wins Destination of the Year at Seatrade Cruise Awards
Dubai was awarded Destination of the Year at the 2018 Seatrade Cruise Awards in Lisbon, Portugal, which were held on the side-lines of Seatrade Cruise Med 2018.
British cruise tourists say Dubai is world’s most luxurious cruise destination
British cruise tourists have listed Dubai as their choice for number one luxury holiday destination, ahead of the Maldives and the Seychelles, according to MSC Cruises UK.
Norwegian Cruise Line says 2019 cruise bookings from Middle East looking “incredibly strong”
Norwegian Cruise Line has extended its buy one, get one half off cruise promotion in the Middle East as it reports “incredibly strong” forward bookings for cruises in 2019 from the local […]
TUI Cruises deploying Mein Schiff 5 in Dubai for 2019/2020 cruise season
German cruise line TUI are homeporting Mein Schiff 5 in Dubai for the 2019/2020 cruise season, replacing Mein Schiff 4, which is cruising roundtrip from Dubai between November, 2018 and March, 2019.
AIDA Cruises sending AIDAprima back to Dubai for roundtrip cruises in 2019/2020 season
AIDA Cruises’ second-largest ship AIDAprima, will be cruising roundtrip from Dubai for the second time during next year’s Arabian Gulf cruise season.
QE2 Dubai launches exclusive Queen’s Grill with authentic 1969 menu from maiden voyage
The floating hotel QE2 Dubai has launched its signature restaurant, the Queen’s Grill, with the introduction of a 1969 tasting menu and one of the largest gin collections in Dubai.
Two passengers die in Salalah on Abu Dhabi-bound Fred Olsen cruise
Two British tourists killed in a traffic accident in Salalah last week were on a cruise from Aqaba to Abu Dhabi aboard the cruise ship Boudicca, Fred Olsen Cruise Line has confirmed […]
Best roundtrip Dubai cruises in 2019/2020 season
For the first time ever, eight cruise lines will be homeporting nine cruise ships in Dubai for the 2019/2020 winter cruise season that runs from November to March annually.
QE2 Spa is first of a range of exciting new leisure amenities to open aboard floating hotel
The QE2 Dubai announced Monday that its on-board spa is now open and fully operational, with a number of “relaxing massages and results-orientated facials” on offer.
Nine cruise ships from record-breaking eight cruise lines to homeport in Dubai for 2019/2020
The 2019/2020 Middle East cruise season, which runs from November, 2019 to March, 2020 is set to be the busiest and most popular in the history of cruising in the Arabian Gulf, […]
Pullmantur returning Horizon to Dubai for 2019/2020 cruise season
The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur has announced that its cruise ship Horizon will sail a second Dubai cruise season for the winter of 2019/2020, homeporting out of Dubai between December, 2019 and […]
Silversea reveals Dubai and Cape Town cruise departures in extensive 2020/21 itineraries
Silversea Cruises are offering a Cape Town to Accra cruise departure aboard their new Silver Cloud Expedition ship, and a cruise from Dubai to Mumbai aboard Silver Cloud as part of an […]
P&O Cruises confirms Oceana for a second Dubai cruise season in 2019/2020
P&O Cruises ship Oceana will cruise roundtrip from Dubai during the 2019/2020 winter cruise season. It will be her second full cruise season in the Arabian Gulf following her 2018/2019 debut.
Marella Cruises brings new ship Discovery to Dubai for 2019 cruise to Jordan
Newly re-branded Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises) is returning to the Middle East in 2019 with Marella Discovery.
TUI Cruises mega ship Mein Schiff 6 will join sister ship Mein Schiff 5 in Dubai in 2019
While Mein Schiff 5 of TUI Cruises sails her Middle East cruise season out of Dubai for the 2018/2019 season, she’ll be joined briefly by sister ship Mein Schiff 6 for a […]
Oceania Cruises returns to the Middle East in 2019 with two-ship Dubai cruise line-up
Oceania Cruises is joining its rivals Seabourn and Silversea Cruises with a two-ship line-up for Dubai cruises in 2019, with Nautica and Insignia sailing three Dubai cruises between them.
Fred Olsen Cruise Line to offer Dubai to Southampton cruise in 2019 aboard Black Watch
The quintessentially British cruise line Fred Olsen is offering a 24-night cruise in 2019 from Dubai to Southampton in the UK aboard its vintage cruise liner Black Watch.