Silversea Cruises has marked the maiden call of a second cruise ship in Saudi Arabia with Silver Whisper’s port call to Jeddah Islamic Port this week.
Virgin Voyages announce Dubai cruise aboard Resilient Lady for 2023
Virgin Voyages has delivered on a promise made back in 2019 and announced that its newest cruise ship, Resilient Lady, will cruise from Dubai in late 2023.
Costa Cruises to homeport larger ship in Dubai for winter 2022/23 season
Costa Cruises has confirmed it is switching Costa Firenze with a much larger cruise ship Costa Toscana for the upcoming winter 2022/23 cruise season out of Dubai.
Cruise Saudi hires former AIDA Cruises president Lars Clasen as CEO
Cruise Saudi has appointed Lars Clasen as CEO as it continues to expand its executive team amid the ongoing development of the country’s nascent cruise industry.
Costa Cruises switches ships for Dubai 2022/23 winter cruise season
Costa Cruises has announced it will be pulling Costa Toscana out of the South American market for the coming 2022/23 winter cruise season and replacing her with Costa Firenze instead.
Emerald Azzurra cruising super-yacht sets sail on maiden voyage in Red Sea
The first super-yacht cruise ship for Emerald Cruises has departed Aqaba, Jordan on her maiden voyage.
PCR test and vaccines no longer required for Saudi cruise tourists
Saudi Arabia has just dropped a raft of COVID-19 health and safety rules for tourists, making the country one of the most accessible in the world ahead of its new cruise season.
Dubai cruise passengers handed free Expo tickets on arrival
As the 2020 Dubai Expo and the current Dubai cruise season enter their final month, Dubai Customs is handing out free tickets to the event for all cruise passengers arriving in the […]
￼MSC Cruises launches golf-themed Dubai cruise for French market
MSC Cruises has introduced a series of themed cruises for the French market, starting with a dedicated golf itinerary from Dubai aboard MSC Virtuosa.
Dubai loosens COVID-19 restrictions, what it means for cruise tourists
Cruise tourists arriving in Dubai to board cruise ships sailing from the city will no longer be required to take a PCR test, provided they are fully vaccinated.
AIDAcosma departs Germany on inaugural cruise ahead of Dubai season
AIDAcosma has departed Hamburg, Germany on her first passenger voyage after being delivered to AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft in December.
MSC Cruises CEO says UAE is one of its most dynamic destinations
The UAE is one of the most dynamic cruise destinations that MSC Cruises sails to, according to Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises.
Cruise ships sailing out of Dubai can now dock at Sir Bani Yas Island
Cruise ships sailing roundtrip out of Dubai can now dock directly at Sir Bani Yas Island after the new cruise pier was inaugurated for the island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
AIDAcosma christening details revealed ahead of Dubai season
AIDA Cruises has announced the christening details for its new cruise ship AIDAcosma, with athlete Kristina Vogel to play the part of godmother in Hamburg on April 9th, 2022.
Dubai-based ship trader buys Salamis Lines sole cruise ship
Salamis Lines has sold its only cruise ship, Salamis Filoxenia, to Dubai-based Prime Spot Ship Trading, as part of the liquidation of the company.
Emerald Azzurra delivered ahead of maiden voyage from Middle East
Emerald Azzurra has been delivered to Emerald Cruises in Vietnam, ahead of her maiden cruise from Aqaba in Jordan.
Middle East and Caribbean headline MSC Cruises’ 2022/23 deployments
MSC Cruises has revealed its winter 2022/23 cruise season, offering cruises to and from 200 destinations in 85 countries aboard 21 ships, two of which will be making their debut in the […]
￼Emerald Yacht Cruises to homeport in Doha for 2023 winter cruise season
Qatar is expanding its cruise destination credentials with its first ever exclusive homeporting deal with a cruise line.
Carnival Spirit to depart Dubai, ending lay-up to cruise from Florida
Carnival Spirit is ending her lay-up period in Dubai and will soon depart the city bound for the United States, where she has been scheduled to operate a series of Caribbean itineraries […]
MSC Cruises extends Dubai season in Arabian Gulf until June
MSC Cruises has extended its cruise season in Dubai for 2022 due to unprecedented demand from the fly-cruise market.