MSC Virtuosa has been named in Dubai, becoming only the second cruise ship ever to do so, and the largest ever to homeport in the Arabian Gulf.
Abu Dhabi Ports Group, Diyar Al Muharraq and the Eagle Hills Diyar Company have signed an agreement to investigate opportunities to develop and operate new cruise infrastructure in Bahrain.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Black Friday deals (70% off on second passenger sharing the same cabin) expire today, but the cruise line is still offering extensive deals on select Middle East and South […]
AIDA Cruises has called the opening of the new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal a proud moment for the Dubai cruise season amid the 2020 Dubai Expo.
The new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal has received its first cruise passengers with the arrival Thursday of AIDAbella, ahead of a grand opening season of several dozen cruise calls.
Dubai has entered the cruise ship refit and refurbishment market, marking a major new development for the local cruise sector.
Azamara has revealed the itinerary for its 2024 World Cruise aboard new ship Azamara Onward, with several port calls in the Middle East included.
Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement for the construction of a cruise terminal in Dammam on the country’s Arabian Gulf east coast, along with the development of four cruise berths.
Dubai’s Port Rashid, the primary cruise port in the Middle East, has proved itself once more at the World Travel Awards, winning the Middle East’s Leading Cruise Port for the 14th consecutive […]
Princess Cruises has released the itinerary for its 111-day World Cruise aboard Island Princess, with calls in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Salalah, Aqaba and a transit of the Suez Canal.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that Celebrity Edge will cruise from Dubai in 2023 on her repositioning voyage from Europe to Australia.
Seabourn has released a new selection of Seabourn Journeys in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, featuring pre- and post-voyage land-based packages in exotic destinations as an extension of the Seabourn voyage.
Silversea has revealed its speaker line-up for next year’s 138-day 2022 World Cruise aboard Silver Whisper, departing Fort Lauderdale on January 5th and arriving in Copenhagen on May 22nd.
Carnival Spirit has returned to her berth at the new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal off JBR sporting a new colour scheme as part of the roll out of Carnival Cruise Line’s revamped […]
MSC Cruises has expanded its fly-cruise partnership with Saudia Airlines to 36,800 seats for the current winter 2021/22 Red Sea cruise season out Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Cruise lines homeporting in Dubai for the 2021/22 Arabian Gulf cruise season are scheduled to spend more time in port so that passengers can visit the Expo 2020.
TUI Cruises, the first cruise line to arrive in the Arabian Gulf for the 2021/22 Dubai cruise season, suffered a medical emergency while in port after a member of the crew had […]
Dammam will be ready to receive cruise passengers by the end of this month, Fawaz Farooqui, Managing Director, Cruise Saudi told delegates at the World Travel Market in London this week.
DP World, Dubai’s main port operator, is reportedly considering investing in cruise infrastructure in Port Royal, according to tourism officials in Jamaica.
Saudi Arabia is still targeting 1-million cruise passengers by 2028 despite the pandemic, with Cruise Saudi managing director Fawaz Farooqui confident the country will become a regional hub in the coming years.