Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the cancellation of four cruises aboard Norwegian Joy in 2024 as the ship will undergo a refit and refurbishment project.
Carnival Corporation to boost at-sea internet with Space X Starlink
Carnival Corporation has partnered with Space X’s Starlink to provide the next-generation of internet connectivity across its global fleet.
Costa Cruises says Taiwan plans for Costa Serena unconfirmed, ship remains off Dubai
Costa Serena remains at anchor off Dubai in warm lay-up, and Costa Cruises has said reports that she’ll be deployed to Taiwan are unconfirmed.
Dubai leg to feature on Island Princess 2023 World Cruise
Dubai will be used as a turnaround port on the 2023 World Cruise aboard Island Princess, with a 42-night itinerary from the UAE to Fort Lauderdale in Miami.
Nautica of Oceania Cruises to sail roundtrip at tail-end of Cape Town 2023/24 season
Oceania Cruises is brining Nautica back to South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, but unlike other luxury cruise lines such as Silversea, Regent and Azamara, they will not be sailing a […]
Qatar seeing ‘tremendous’ growth in cruise sector, full recovery this season
Qatar Tourism has reported significant ongoing growth in its cruise tourism sector, with a full recovery from the pandemic expected during the current 2022/23 cruise season.
South African cruise passenger medically evacuated from ship off Cape Town
An 80-year-old South African cruise passenger had to be medically evacuated from a cruise ship near Cape Town this week, after suffering a fall that resulted in serious injuries.
Queen Victoria to cruise Cape Town to UK and Germany in 2024
Queen Victoria is set to be the second Cunard Line vessel to sail from South Africa during 2024, with a Cape Town to Hamburg voyage on April 12th.
Azamara Journey to sail one-off roundtrip during 2023/24 Dubai season
Azamara has yet to confirm a return to the Middle East for a full cruise season post-pandemic, but the cruise line will be offering one roundtrip Dubai voyage aboard Azamara Journey during […]
Accor hotels group announces plans to take Orient Express brand to sea
Orient Express Cruises is a new brand set to be launched by the French hotel giant Accor, with the largest luxury sailing cruise ship in the world.
MSC World Europa makes maiden call in Dammam Saudi Arabia after visa delay
MSC World Europa has finally made her maiden call in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on her 2022/23 Middle East cruise season out of Dubai, after having to cancel the port call on the […]
MSC Cruises to replace Splendida with Orchestra for 2023/24 season in Saudi
MSC Cruises will be switching out MSC Splendida with MSC Orchestra for the upcoming 2023/24 cruise season out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
AIDAcosma to return to Middle East for 2023/24 Dubai cruise season
AIDA Cruises has confirmed that it will re-deploy AIDAcosma to the Middle East for the 2023/24 Arabian Gulf cruise season, homeporting once more at the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal.
Seven Seas Navigator to sail destination-intensive Dubai to Singapore cruise in 2023
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is joining the line-up of cruise lines sailing between Dubai and Singapore during the 2023/24 cruise season, with a December voyage from Dubai.
Russia suffers staggering losses amid cruise industry pull out due to Ukraine war
The war in Ukraine has led to a boom in tourism to eastern European sea ports as cruise ships find alternative destinations rather than visiting Russian ports, with $120 million lost from […]
MSC Cruises confirms MSC Opera and Virtuosa for 2023/24 season in Dubai
After sailing its biggest ever Middle East cruise season during 2022/23 out of Dubai, MSC Cruises has confirmed that MSC Opera will once more be deployed to the region, while MSC World […]
Silver Spirit returning to Dubai in 2023 for roundtrip and cruise to Cape Town
Silversea Cruises will sail from Dubai twice in 2023, first with a 9-night roundtrip itinerary in the Arabian Gulf, and then with a 33-night grand voyage from Dubai to Cape Town.
Regent Seven Seas to sail 2023 Dubai to Cape Town grand voyage aboard Mariner
Regent Seven Seas is doubling up in Dubai for 2023 with a cruise to Cape Town aboard Seven Seas Mariner in addition to its Dubai to Singapore cruise later in the year […]
Seabourn Encore to cruise from Dubai to Singapore during 2023/24 season
Seabourn is joining the Dubai to Singapore cruise line-up for 2023, with a 16-night voyage visiting 8 ports, including Sir Bani Yas Island here in the UAE, two ports in India and […]
MSC World Europa to offer unique 10-night cruise from Saudi to Barcelona in 2023
The largest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, and the largest to ever homeport in the Middle East for a full cruise season, MSC World Europa, will sail a one-off 10-night cruise […]