The British Embassy in the UAE has announced that residents who wish to offer their condolences following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II can do so in Dubai on board […]
Qatari capital Doha prepares for naming ceremony of new MSC World Europa
The capital of Qatar, Doha, and home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is preparing to host its first-ever cruise ship naming ceremony in November.
Cunard Line lays keel for upcoming cruise ship Queen Anne
Cunard Line has marked the keel laying ceremony for its new ship Queen Anne, the fourth in the fleet and the line’s first new ship in more than ten years.
New P&O Cruises ship Arvia to feature 30 dining and bar venues for guests
The upcoming Arvia, the new Excel-class ship in the P&O Cruises fleet, will feature 30 dining and bar venues, several of which will be new-to-the-line experiences.
Regent Seven Seas Cape Town cruise is fastest seller of the 2024 season
The ultra-luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises launched sales for its 2024/25 Voyage Collection in the last week of August and has reported its largest-ever single-day booking period.
Royal Caribbean first cruise line to upgrade internet fleetwide with SpaceX
Royal Caribbean International has partnered with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to utilize its Starlink satellite internet service across its fleet.
Royal Caribbean replaces Odyssey with Rhapsody of the Seas out of Israel for summer
Royal Caribbean International has commenced its first ever homeport cruises from Haifa in Israel aboard Rhapsody of the Seas, a year after it was forced to pull out of the region due […]
Norwegian Prima christened in Iceland, sets sail on maiden passenger voyage
Norwegian Prima, the first of Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima-class cruise ships, was christened on Saturday by godmother Katy Perry ahead of her maiden passenger voyage from Reykjavík, Iceland to Amsterdam.
Two maiden cruise calls for RAKPORT cruise terminal in Ras Al Khaimah this winter
Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s newest cruise port in the Arabian Gulf, is preparing for its inaugural winter cruise season with two maiden ship calls as it looks to enhance its position […]
Celebrity Cruises lays keel for fourth Edge-class ship Celebrity Ascent
Celebrity Cruises has laid the keel for its fourth Edge-class cruise ship, with a coin ceremony held in keeping with maritime tradition to bring the new ship good luck and fair seas.
Fred Olsen cancels some Bolette cruises due to lack of demand and oil price
The high price of oil following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a below-target level of demand post-COVID have combined to force Fred Olsen Cruise Line to cancel some cruises aboard Bolette.
Silversea to transit Suez Canal six times in 2024/25, with port calls in Saudi
Silversea Cruises will offer six cruises through the Suez Canal in 2024 and 2025, with inaugral port calls to Saudi Arabia and expeditions to newly-unlocked UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Windstar will cruise roundtrip from Dubai during 2023/24 season
Windstar Cruises will spend a full season in the Middle East for the 2023/24 cruise season, sailing roundtrip from Dubai 11 times between November and March.
Regent Seven Seas to sail Dubai and Cape Town cruises for 2024/25
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will sail a Dubai to Cape Town voyage in December, 2024 and a Cape Town to Athens cruise in 2025, as part of a wider announcement of its […]
Silversea expands African itineraries for 2024 with six ships and 19 voyages
Silversea Cruises has expanded its range of cruise itineraries in South Africa and the rest of the continent for the 2024/25 cruise season, with new expeditions, destinations and ships.
Spa and relaxation options revealed aboard upcoming Carnival Celebration
Carnival Cruise Line has announced details about the relaxation options and amenities aboard its new Carnival Celebration, including the Cloud 9 spa, Loft 19 and the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.
Azamara to retrofit Onward’s Atlas Bar experience across the fleet
Azamara has announced that the Atlas Bar experience that debuted aboard Azamara Onward following her introduction into the fleet will be rolled out to the other three Azamara ships.
Norwegian Viva delayed again until late August, six cruises cancelled
Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled an additional six cruises aboard its upcoming ship Norwegian Viva, pushing her debut back to late August, 2023.
Princess Cruises to enable passengers to bid on cabin upgrades￼
Princess Cruises passengers can now bid on stateroom upgrades as part of the cruise line’s newly introduced Princess Upgrade program.
BOLT rollercoaster installed aboard upcoming Carnival Celebration￼
The BOLT roller coaster has been installed aboard Carnival Celebration, the second of Carnival Cruise Line’s new Excellence-class cruise ships.