The recently concluded Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum revealed strong growth in the Middle East cruise market, with the UAE’s ports of Dubai and Abu Dhabi set to welcome 1.5-million cruise visitors […]
Dubai Cruise Tourism has commemorated the inaugural visit to Dubai of Celebrity Constellation during her maiden voyage in the region.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced that Seven Seas Voyager will undergo renovations as part of the company’s $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment program ahead of her Dubai cruise in 2017.
The 295m cruise ship Celebrity Constellation made her Middle East debut this week, sailing for the first time ever from Abu Dhabi on a 12-night roundtrip cruise to India.
The Chinese cruise market is one of the fastest growing in the world, with an increase this year in cross-border Chinese cruise passengers of 44% and a 35% increase in the number […]
More than 600,000 cruise tourists aboard several dozen cruise ships making 157 ship calls will visit Dubai during the upcoming Middle East cruise season starting in November 2016 and ending in June […]
There is a new plan for former Cunard liner QE2 – she will not be scrapped insists DP World Chairman
Cruise Arabia & Africa can exclusively reveal that DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has confirmed that there is a new plan for QE2 and that the famous former Cunard ocean […]
Princess Cruises has announced that its newest Royal-class cruise liner, due for launch in 2017 will be named Majestic Princess, while a source at the cruise line has confirmed to Cruise Arabia […]
Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer’s Blue Star Line has announced that Titanic II, his fully-functioning replica of the famous ocean liner, is still to be launched, but that her first cruise destination […]
DP World, a global port operator and the authority responsible for operating the Dubai Cruise Terminal, the primary cruise hub of the Middle East, has announced plans to install solar panels on […]
MSC Musica’s 2015 Dubai cruise season has been extended, Cruise Arabia & Africa can confirm, with the cruise ship now scheduled to sail an extra four 7-night Middle East cruises before she […]
P&O Cruises in talks with Cruise Arabia alliance on sailing first Middle East cruise season – source
A high ranking source in the Middle East cruise industry has informed Cruise Arabia & Africa that the British cruise line P&O Cruises is considering home porting a cruise ship in the […]
Middle East governments must ease restrictions on travelling between GCC states to boost the region’s tourism industry and support the fast-developing yachting and cruise markets, says Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, chairman of […]
Princess Cruises Sea Princess moors at Dubai Cruise Terminal three hours late due to Cyclone Ashobaa
Princess Cruises’ cruise ship Sea Princess had docked at Dubai’s Port Rashid three hours late due to the adverse sea conditions generated in the Arabian Sea by Cyclone Ashobaa, Princess has told […]
Holland America Line will be returning two of its sister ships, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, to Dubai in 2016, the cruise line has confirmed, with Amsterdam sailing west from Dubai as part of […]
During the handing over of the plaque and keys ceremony aboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas to mark her maiden port call in Dubai, Hamad Bin Mejren, senior vice president of […]
Royal Caribbean have announced the sale of Splendour of the Seas to UK cruise operator Thomson Cruises ahead of the cruise ship’s first cruise season in the Middle East offering roundtrip cruises […]
During the political unrest in Bahrain during 2012 many mainstream cruise lines cancelled port calls to the island nation’s Mina Sulman port, but during 2015 the German cruise markets major players AIDA […]
Qatar has never been the star performer in the regional cruise industry, the country in general is an up-and-coming tourist destination, however, and as part of this strategy to increase tourist numbers, […]
Windstar Cruises, which recently purchased the luxury boutique cruise ship Star Pride and two others from Seabourn Cruise Line, has cancelled the cruise ship’s second Dubai cruise departure scheduled for later this […]