MSC Splendida will receive a comprehensive refit and refurbishment in November just before her debut in the Middle East for her Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai, MSC has revealed.
Royal Caribbean International has announced that all its scheduled port calls in Turkey will be cancelled for the entirety of the 2018 European cruise season.
P&O Cruises will install cleaning systems to reduce exhaust emissions aboard its cruise ship Oceana ahead of her first ever Middle East cruise season out of Dubai.
Dubai has become a major cruise hub in the Middle East, with the Dubai Cruise Terminal the primary point by which those in the GCC embark on their Arabian Gulf cruises, but […]
Thomson Cruises, which sailed its first ever Middle East cruise season out Dubai this year, has announced it will rebrand as Marella Cruises in October as part of its merger with TUI.
The UAE’s coastal city of Khorfakkan has become a popular cruise destination for Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises on their Arabian Gulf cruise itineraries out of Dubai, now the city has a […]
This cruise season when Hapag-Lloyd’s flagship Europa 2 cruises from Dubai and Cape Town in 2018, she’ll feature a total bow-to-stern refurbishment. The dry docking, carried out in September at the Blohm […]
In honour of Plan a Cruise Month (celebrated by the CLIA during the entire month of October), MSC Cruises has halved its brochure rates on select cruises in destination all around the […]
International naval forces have demarcated a corridor in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el Mandab that warships will police to protect merchant and cruise shipping from high speed boats laden with […]
At a recent trade-focused meeting between DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, the UAE port tycoon mentioned ambitions concerning the city’s cruise terminals.
Dubai Harbour will have a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already revealed in January 2017, developer Meraas has announced.
A complaint that cruise passengers to Dubai make time and again when they fly into Dubai, is that the waiting time between their flight landing and the cruise ship boarding beginning is […]
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has re-introduced to the international marketplace its popular Summer Specials campaign – applying to five Europa 2 Asia and Middle East cruises in April and May 2018.
The luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has announced that it is shortening some of its cruises for the 2017-18 cruise season, in response to passenger demand for luxury, but in smaller bites.
Video has emerged of a humpback whale that became trapped inside the waters of Sohar Port in Oman. According to officials, the whale entered the port on Monday. The video below was […]
The UAE’s 2017-18 cruise season will begin again on the 25th of October, when the luxury cruise liner Seabourn Encore returns to Dubai en-route to Australia, but this coming cruise season will […]
Imagine Cruising Dubai has put together a special deal for Middle East cruisers wanting to experience Queen Mary 2’s voyage from Singapore to Dubai next year. The flagship of the Cunard fleet, […]
Cruise Arabia & Africa discussed the Dubai Harbour project’s impact on cruise tourism in the region earlier this year, and now there are reports that the project is seeing results already with […]
Dubai welcomed over 625,000 cruise tourists aboard 157 ship calls during the 2016-17 cruise season, with eight of the more than two dozen cruise ships visiting the region calling for the very […]
A lot of the announcements and new developments coming out of Dubai often sound like the futuristic imaginings of Arthur C. Clark – from automated passenger drones doing sightseeing trips from Dubai […]