From the largest observation lounge at sea, to the cruise industry’s longest racetrack, here are five key ways Norwegian Bliss is different to the rest of her Breakaway Plus fleetmates.
Saga reveals ‘The Club, by Jools Holland’ aboard Spirit of Discovery
Saga Cruises has announced a deal with music legend, Jools Holland, who will be the face of ‘The Club by Jools’ restaurant and bar on the line’s first ever newbuild cruise ship, […]
Cunard announces first ever triple SA cruise deployment in 2019
The world’s most famous luxury cruise line, Cunard, has announced its most extensive South African cruise program to date, with three Cape Town departures in 2019.
AIDA purchases neoRiviera from Costa ahead of debut South African cruise season
Costa neoRiviera has been sold to AIDA Cruises to become AIDAmira, cruising roundtrip from Cape Town in 2019.
Dubai cruise market doubled in size during the last three years
The Dubai cruise tourism sector during the 2016/17 cruise season saw twice as many passengers board cruise ships in Dubai compared to the 2013/14 season.
Pullmantur says Dubai cruise season designed ‘down to the very last detail’
Pullmantur Cruises will debut in the Middle East in 2018, and Richard J. Vogel, President & CEO of Pullmantur Cruises, says that they have put a lot of time and effort into […]
Is India the key to Dubai’s future cruise destination dominance?
Dubai has an ambitious goal of attracting upwards of 1-million cruise tourists to the city by 2020, and cruise tourism officials have identified India as a key source market for these new […]
Pakistan plans cruise ferry service between Karachi and Dubai
It may soon be possible to cruise between Dubai and Karachi aboard Pakistan’s first cruise-ferry service, if transport officials in the country are able to put their plans into action.
Royal Caribbean returning to Dubai for 2019/2020 cruise season with Jewel of the Seas
Royal Caribbean confirmed Tuesday on Twitter that they are returning to the Middle East for the 2019/2020 cruise season with a series of roundtrip Dubai cruise departures aboard Jewel of the Seas.
Carnival Corp says Dubai Harbour cruise terminal will be new regional hub
Costa, AIDA, TUI and P&O are likely to homeport in the Arabian Gulf from the new Dubai Harbour cruise terminal following a Carnival-Meraas deal to make the new cruise terminal Carnival’s primary […]
Azamara Cruises to homeport in South Africa for first time during 2020 cruise season
Azamara Cruises has announced that it will be sailing its first ever roundtrip South African cruise season out of Cape Town during 2020. The luxury cruise line will homeport its ship Azamara […]
Seabourn takes delivery of fifth all-suite cruise ship Ovation
Seabourn Cruise Line’s new cruise liner Seabourn Ovation officially entered service on Friday following an 11-day inaugural voyage departing May 5 from Venice, Italy, and culminating with its arrival in Barcelona, Spain. […]
Costa’s Dubai cruise ship Mediterranea is first to get line’s new livery
Costa Mediterranea is the first ship in Costa fleet to feature the new graphic design with the ship name and Italian flag on the bow.
Dubai Harbour cruise terminal won’t compete with Port Rashid say officials
Investments are being made across the region in cruise infrastructure, with Dubai leading in the Arabian Gulf by some margin. The city is developing two new cruise terminals at the Dubai Harbour, […]
Middle East cruise market has huge potential for Norwegian Cruise Line says president
Norwegian Cruise Line has no immediate plans to homeport in Dubai, but the Arabian Gulf is a region that holds huge potential in the coming five years, says Andy Stuart, president and […]
Norwegian Cruise Line reveals details about new Leonardo class cruise ships
During the inaugural cruise aboard Norwegian Bliss, from Bremerhaven to Southampton, Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO, Andy Stuart, revealed further details about the line’s Leonardo class cruise ships, which are currently […]
AIDA Cruises appoints Germany’s first female cruise ship captain
It’s almost unbelievable, but Germany, one of the most progressive nations in the world, has until now had not a single female German cruise ship captain. Nicole Langosch became the first in […]
Carnival Cruises takes delivery of second Vista-class cruise ship Carnival Horizon
Carnival Cruises took delivery of its newest cruise ship Carnival Horizon at what it called a “traditional maritime handover ceremony” at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy on Wednesday.
QE2 Hotel to launch by 3rd week of April, according to reservations team
The QE2 Hotel will open by the second or third week of April, according to the reservations team at PCFC Hotels, the operator of the new floating hotel for the former Cunard […]
Video: Inside the spectacular stretching of Silversea’s Silver Spirit
Silversea’s Silver Spirit has been cut in two at Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo as part of her planned Silver Muse-inspired lengthening.