Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line launched by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, is ‘open to all options’ when it comes to its future cruise ship deployments after 2022, according to Craig […]
Dubai Cruise Terminal is offering major discounts on port charges to cruise lines this coming cruise season in an effort to extend the Arabian Gulf cruise season by one to two months.
P&O Cruises, which is homeporting a cruise ship in Dubai during February and March, 2019 for the first time, is considering a full Middle East cruise season for 2020, according to Steven […]
Dubai cruise passengers may have to skip traditional Burj Khalifa fireworks display on New Year’s Eve
Cruise passengers aboard AIDAstella and Celebrity Constellation, which are both in Dubai for New Year’s Eve this year, will not get to see the huge fireworks display around the Burj Khalifa that […]
Crystal Cruises’ flagship cruise liner Crystal Symphony sailed from Dubai Cruise Terminal Wednesday on her 17-night Dubai to Seychelles ‘Indian Ocean Discovery’ cruise itinerary, marking her first cruise in the Arabian Gulf […]
Costa Cruises has confirmed that it is significantly expanding its presence in the Middle East cruise market out of Dubai, with its cruise liner Costa Mediterranea due to be homeported in Dubai […]
Dubai Cruise Terminal operator DP World has launched the first phase of its major re-development of the Middle East’s primary cruise port with the opening of Mina Rashid Marina.
The Omani government recently handed over Muscat Port’s waterfront assets to Omran, the wholly government owned tourism investment vehicle, for the implementation of the ambitious Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront Project.
More cruise passengers than ever before will visit the Middle East this year, with the vast majority departing on roundtrip and one-way cruises from Dubai Cruise Terminal at Mina Rashid, which is […]
Dubai Police have launched a campaign aimed at reminding cruise tourists about local culture, laws and services offered in the emirate.
Phoenix Reisen the leading luxury German cruise line are offering two cruises from Dubai in the 2019 cruise season, with two of its ships departing on two very different itineraries.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises are sending their cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator back to the Middle East cruise market in 2019 with a 20-night Ancient Pyramids itinerary from Dubai to Rome.
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 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.
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.
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 […]
Princess Cruises has announced that its cruise ship Sea Princess will be cruising from Dubai once more during the 2019 Middle East cruise season.
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 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 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.