Princess Cruises’ upcoming new ship Sun Princess will offer 29 new and signature dining and lounge options when she debuts early next year.
MSC Cruises and Explora Journeys, part of the Cruise Division of the MSC Group, have announced plans to open a joint office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Viking Ocean Cruises is offering a brand-new Grand Voyage from Barcelona in Spain to Mumbai in India, with several Middle East port calls among the destinations visited.
MSC Cruises is seeing significant growth in passenger numbers on its Red Sea itineraries out of Saudi Arabia, with up to 200,000 expected for the coming 2023/24 cruise season.
The German cruise line Phoenix Reisen is bringing Artania to the Middle East in April, 2024 with a 23-night cruise from Dubai in the UAE to Savona in Italy.
AIDA Cruises will sail a 15-night voyage from Dubai to Palma De Mallorca on April 16th next year aboard AIDAbella, as part of her repositioning from Asia to Europe for the summer.
Aroya Cruises has selected British naval design studio SMC to be lead designer for the refurbishment project on the former World Dream.
The luxury French cruise line Ponant has partnered with the Dubai-based cruise agency CruiseXplore to offer a series of voyages homeporting in the Arabian Gulf during the 2023/24 cruise season.
Crystal Cruises for the first time will be homeporting a ship in the Arabian Gulf during the 2025/26 Middle East cruise season, with Crystal Symphony set to sail a range of voyages […]
MSC Group, the parent company of luxury cruise line Explora Journeys, has confirmed that the final two vessels in an initial six-ship order from Fincantieri will be hydrogen-powered.
Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s emergent cruise port on the Arabian Gulf, is targetting smaller, niche cruise lines as it seeks to tap into a new luxury cruise travel segment that prioritises […]
Five new cruise ships are expected dock at Bahrain’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port during the upcoming 2023/24 cruise season, with a total of 47 cruise calls scheduled overall.
MSC Cruises says the decision to deploy the larger MSC Splendida in South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season is a strategic decision intended to help mitigate the slow growth in cruise […]
Hurtigruten Group, the leading cruise company in Norway, is rebranding its adventure travel brand Hurtigruten Expeditions as HX, according to a company statement.
Disney’s parks and cruise business have been a bright spot for the Disney group in recent years, propping up the whole company with an estimated $10 billion in profit this year, with […]
Royal Caribbean International’s upcoming ship Utopia of the Seas has been floated for the first time at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, bringing her a step closer to her […]
Royal Caribbean Group has announced the completion of over 12 consecutive weeks of biofuel testing in Europe as it seeks to significantly cut emissions across its fleet.
Carnival Cruise Line has debuted an all-new vegan menu in the main dining rooms of Carnival Freedom and Carnival Horizon, with plans to roll it out fleetwide by the end of the […]
Emerald Cruises is returning to the Middle East for the 2024/25 winter cruise season with nine itineraries featuring departures from Aqaba in Jordan or Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, with port calls in […]
Oceania Cruises has released more than 40 different Christmas and New Year season cruises in 2023, 2024, and 2025, featuring a variety of ports and cities, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Lima, Miami, […]