The launch of the new Galataport cruise terminal in Istanbul has had a major impact on the recovery of Turkiye’s cruise sector, with more than 200 cruise calls scheduled through the rest […]
Costa Cruises has christened its new cruise ship Costa Toscana in Barcelona, Spain during her inaugural summer cruise season in the Mediterranean, and winter deployment to the Arabian Gulf.
Silversea Cruises has released its full selection of cruise itineraries for 2023 and 2024, with 280 voyages to 690 destinations in 125 countries, including maiden calls in Arabia and Africa.
The luxury French cruise line Ponant has teamed up with Smithsonian Journeys to offer a series of co-branded, destination-immersive sailings, one of which will feature the Arabian Gulf.
MSC Bellissima will soon wrap up her summer Middle East cruise season out of Dubai, becoming the first cruise ship ever to homeport in the Arabian Gulf into the summer.
Blue World Ocean Voyages, which is planning to launch services from the Middle East in 2023, has opened its cruise ship residences for sale.
There are reportedly ongoing talks between Carnival Corporation and Saudi Arabia for the kingdom to purchase the cruise company’s ultra-luxury brand Seabourn.
MSC Cruises has said its new ship, and the largest ever built for the line, MSC World Europa, will deliver a new standard of retail excellence onboard.
Cruise Saudi is planning to develop cruise infrastructure at two ports in the south of the country in the coming years, according to statements made during Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022.
Dubai went all-out at this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global to encourage cruise lines to return to the Arabian Gulf following the COVID-19 pandemic, with 15 co-exhibitors and stakeholders participating alongside the Department […]
Demand for cruise ship cabins in Doha during the FIFA 2022 World Cup remains high, despite climbing prices due to a lack of availability.
Arabian Adventures, the shore excursion and destination management arm of Dubai-based Dnata Travel Group has announced the expansion of its shore excursion offerings in the UAE.
Saudi Arabia is looking to form alliances with other Red Sea cruise destinations to enhance the region’s appeal for cruise lines, Cruise Saudi’s Chief Strategy Officer Ghassan Khan told delegates at Seatrade […]
The QE2 floating hotel in Dubai, which previously served as the flagship of the legendary Cunard Line, will be rebranded and upgraded under the M Gallery portfolio of Accor Hotels.
Qatar’s cruise tourism sector is almost fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, with cruise ship calls for the 2022/23 season having bounced back thanks to the FIFA World Cup.
The UAE’s Abu Dhabi Ports Group and Egypt’s Red Sea Ports Authority have signed a term sheet and a head of terms agreement for the development of cruise infrastructure.
Costa Atlantica and Costa Mediterranea, which spent almost the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic in warm lay-up in Dubai, have left the region and returned to Europe.
The Turkish cruise company Ay Cruise is planning to launch new cruise itineraries from Istanbul in Turkey to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, so that passengers can undertake the Umrah pilgrimage by ship.
Costa Cruises will be focusing on both the Middle East and Europe with its new itineraries aboard Costa Venezia out of Istanbul in Turkey.
While Dubai and Abu Dhabi have established themselves as the primary cruise ports in the Middle East, with Dubai especially popular as a homeport for Arabian Gulf itineraries, Ras Al Khaimah is […]