Costa Cruises has confirmed that Costa Serena will indeed be resuming operations in Asia this year, after previously throwing cold water on rumours of a coming announcement.
Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 makes maiden call at Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal
Cunard Line‘s flagship, and the only remaining ocean liner in the world still in regular trans-Atlantic service, Queen Mary 2, has marked her maiden port call at Dubai’s new Dubai Harbour Cruise […]
TUI upgrades to Mein Schiff 2 for 2023/24 cruise season in Dubai
In keeping with the ever-growing size of cruise ships sailing from Dubai, TUI Cruises has confirmed that it too is upgrading its tonnage in the region from Mein Schiff 6 to the […]
Coral Princess to offer Dubai to Dover leg on 2023 World Cruise
Princess Cruises will sail its annual Dubai World Cruise leg on June 26th, 2023, with a 30-night itinerary from Dubai to Dover as part of its longer 107-night 2023 World Cruise from […]
Nautica of Oceania Cruises to sail 44-night grand voyage from Dubai to Tahiti
Oceania Cruises is planning to sail a second Dubai cruise aboard Nautica in 2023 with a December cruise to French Polynesia.
Cunard Line announces 2023 Dubai to UK cruise aboard Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria will cruise from Dubai for the UK at the tail end of the 2022/23 cruise season, departing the city on April 3rd for a 20-night voyage to Southampton.
Norwegian Cruise Line sees strong demand for 2023/24 out of Cape Town
Norwegian Cruise Line has reported stronger than expected demand for its first cruise season out of South Africa, with more South African passengers than ever before in its history.
P&O Cruises to sail classic ocean liner route from Dubai to UK in 2023
P&O Cruises will recreate the Middle East to Europe route undertaken by its ocean liner forebearers in 2023, with Arcadia departing on an 18-night voyage to the UK.
Norwegian Dawn to replace Norwegian Jade in South Africa for 2023/24
Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed that it will be returning to South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, but with Norwegian Dawn set to replace Norwegian Jade, which homeported in Cape Town […]
Oceania Cruises reveals 20-night Dubai to Barcelona cruise for 2023
Oceania Cruises is planning to sail a Dubai to Barcelona cruise aboard Nautica for 2023, the first of two Dubai cruises for the ship this year.
Regent Seven Seas Splendor to spend 2024/25 South African season in Cape Town
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is returning to South Africa for the 2024/25 cruise season with Seven Seas Splendor due to sail a series of roundtrip cruises from Cape Town in December.
Norwegian Jade concludes successful 2022/23 South African cruise season
Norwegian Cruise Line has finally been able to sail a South African cruise season for the first time after a failed attempt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrity Cruises newest Edge-class ship Celebrity Ascent floated out
Celebrity Ascent, the new Edge-class cruise ship for Celebrity Cruises touched water for the first time this week as it was floated out of its construction dry dock at the Chantiers de […]
Oceania to join Dubai-Singapore cruise line-up for 2023 with Insignia
Oceania Cruises will be one of several cruise lines offering a Dubai to Singapore voyage during the 2022/23 cruise season, with Insignia sailing between the two global trade hubs.
Elderly British passenger evacuated from cruise ship off Port Elizabeth
An 87-year-old British passenger was evacuated Tuesday morning from a cruise ship sailing off the coast of South Africa after suffering a medical emergency, according to IOL.
AIDA Cruises switches AIDAcosma with AIDAprima for 2023/24 Dubai season
AIDA Cruises has confirmed that instead of re-deploying AIDAcosma to the Middle East for the 2023/24 cruise season as previously announced, it will instead be sending AIDAprima.
AD Ports Group launches new Aqaba Cruise Terminal ahead of busy winter season
The new Aqaba Cruise Terminal has been inaugurated in Jordan by AD Ports Group, the operator of the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Port Zayed in the UAE, with more than 50 […]
MSC drops prices for US market on cruises out of Saudi Arabia and UAE
MSC Cruises USA, the American subsidiary of MSC Cruises, has dropped its cruise fares for the American market, offering cruises from just $129 on a range of select departures around the world.
Cruise Saudi orders luxury cruise yacht in joint venture with Aman hotel group
Plans for Saudi Arabia to get its own luxury cruising yacht took a step forward this week after Neptune Co. placed an order for the ship with the Italian shipyard T. Mariotti.
Holland America to expand casinos and introduce non-smoking areas
Holland America Line has announced plans to expand the casinos aboard five of its ships, with 140 new slot and video poker machines, while non-smoking casino spaces will also be introduced.