Costa Cruises held the traditional coin ceremony for its new ship Costa Venezia at Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups. She will be the first Costa ship built and designed […]
Dubai’s ‘Cruise Arabia’ alliance undertakes further cruise roadshows in India
Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing has undertaken a number of road shows across India in an effort to encourage more Indians to take Arabian Gulf cruises from Dubai.
Dubai targets cruise lines at Seatrade Europe as they prepare 2019 winter cruise season itineraries
The tourism authorities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain exhibited together at the recent Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg, Germany, where they showcased the UAE and Bahrain as ideal winter cruise destinations.
Boat tours to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Grand Mosque launched from Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal
Abu Dhabi Ports, the company that operates Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, has signed an agreement with local ferry operator Jalboot Marine to begin offering roundtrip water-taxi tours of Abu Dhabi from the […]
Sea Princess cruise ship to return to Dubai in 2019 as part of World Cruise
Princess Cruises has announced that its cruise ship Sea Princess will be cruising from Dubai once more during the 2019 Middle East cruise season.
Cruise ships visiting UAE appear to be exempt from Qatar ban amid Gulf Crisis
When the Gulf Crisis kicked off in June this year, with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries cutting all trade and diplomatic ties with Qatar, it was anticipated that the […]
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal offers seamless integration with airport for passengers
Abu Dhabi Ports, which manages Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports for the provision of airport check-in counters at the terminal for departing cruise passengers. Abu […]
MSC Splendida to get ‘game-changing’ refit ahead of Middle East cruise season out of Dubai
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 pulls out of Turkey for entire 2018 cruise season
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’ Oceana to get enviro-friendly refit ahead of debut Dubai 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.
Middle East cruise hub Dubai destroyed by epic tsunami in new Geostorm trailer
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 […]
Re-branded Thomson Cruises returning to Dubai after first Middle East season
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.
Sharjah opens Khorfakkan tourism centre ahead of 2017/18 cruise season
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 […]
Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2 gets refit ahead of 2018 Dubai and Cape Town cruises
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 […]
MSC Cruises adds Dubai cruise departures to half price sales promotion
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 […]
Anti-terror naval task-force set up ahead of 2017/18 Middle East cruise season
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 […]
Dubai’s DP World may be considering taking over Hong Kong’s cruise terminals
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 to be first cruise destination to build two terminals simultaneously
Dubai Harbour will have a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already revealed in January 2017, developer Meraas has announced.
Dubai Airport: DXB Int. now provides free video streaming for visitors
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 […]
Europa 2 re-introduces summer specials for 2018 Middle East cruises
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.