The World Health Organisation (WHO) has told South Africa and eight other countries to prepare for an outbreak of the Black Death (plague), which has currently infected more than 1,000 people in […]
Dubai targets cruise lines at Seatrade Europe as they prepare 2019 winter cruise season itineraries
The tourism authorities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain exhibited together at the recent Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg, Germany, where they showcased the UAE and Bahrain as ideal winter cruise destinations.
Boat tours to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Grand Mosque launched from Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal
Abu Dhabi Ports, the company that operates Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, has signed an agreement with local ferry operator Jalboot Marine to begin offering roundtrip water-taxi tours of Abu Dhabi from the […]
New Southern Africa river cruises to be launched by CroisiEurope
River cruise specialist CroisiEurope will open for sale its new Southern African river cruise program in December.
Sea Princess cruise ship to return to Dubai in 2019 as part of World Cruise
Princess Cruises has announced that its cruise ship Sea Princess will be cruising from Dubai once more during the 2019 Middle East cruise season.
Cruise ships visiting UAE appear to be exempt from Qatar ban amid Gulf Crisis
When the Gulf Crisis kicked off in June this year, with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries cutting all trade and diplomatic ties with Qatar, it was anticipated that the […]
Azamara President: new cruise ship Pursuit will be deployed on South African cruises
Azamara Club Cruises’ new cruise ship Azamara Pursuit will likely be deployed on South African and Indian Ocean cruises, according to Azamara President and CEO Larry Pimentel.
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal offers seamless integration with airport for passengers
Abu Dhabi Ports, which manages Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports for the provision of airport check-in counters at the terminal for departing cruise passengers. Abu […]
MSC Cruises deploying Dubai favourite MSC Lirica in Mediterranean for 2018
If you, like us, desperately miss MSC Lirica, the cruise ship that pioneered the Middle East cruise market for MSC Cruises, then you’ll be glad to hear that she is being repositioned […]
Crystal Cruises offer new mini-cruise in South Africa for 2017 season
If you’ve always wanted to cruise Crystal, but never had more than R100,000 to fork out for one of their grand voyages, you may be able to take advantage of one of […]
MSC Splendida to get ‘game-changing’ refit ahead of Middle East cruise season out of Dubai
MSC Splendida will receive a comprehensive refit and refurbishment in November just before her debut in the Middle East for her Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai, MSC has revealed.
Virgin Voyages set to reveal details of new cruise ship design October 31st
Virgin Voyages, the world’s newest cruise line and the ocean-going arm of Sir Richard Branson’s multinational empire, has been running a ‘ship tease’ campaign on social media through October as it prepares […]
Royal Caribbean pulls out of Turkey for entire 2018 cruise season
Royal Caribbean International has announced that all its scheduled port calls in Turkey will be cancelled for the entirety of the 2018 European cruise season.
P&O Cruises’ Oceana to get enviro-friendly refit ahead of debut Dubai cruise season
P&O Cruises will install cleaning systems to reduce exhaust emissions aboard its cruise ship Oceana ahead of her first ever Middle East cruise season out of Dubai.
Celebrity Cruises sending new Celebrity Edge to European cruise market in 2019
Celebrity Cruises has confirmed that its newest cruise ship Celebrity Edge, due for delivery in late 2018, will be deployed in the European market next year, offering a series of Mediterranean cruises. […]
Middle East cruise hub Dubai destroyed by epic tsunami in new Geostorm trailer
Dubai has become a major cruise hub in the Middle East, with the Dubai Cruise Terminal the primary point by which those in the GCC embark on their Arabian Gulf cruises, but […]
Re-branded Thomson Cruises returning to Dubai after first Middle East season
Thomson Cruises, which sailed its first ever Middle East cruise season out Dubai this year, has announced it will rebrand as Marella Cruises in October as part of its merger with TUI.
Silversea offer pre/post-cruise adventures on 2018 South African itineraries
For the 2018 cruise season out of South Africa, Silversea Cruises are offering a number of custom land-based adventures that can be combined with its Cape Town cruises during the year.
Sharjah opens Khorfakkan tourism centre ahead of 2017/18 cruise season
The UAE’s coastal city of Khorfakkan has become a popular cruise destination for Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises on their Arabian Gulf cruise itineraries out of Dubai, now the city has a […]
Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2 gets refit ahead of 2018 Dubai and Cape Town cruises
This cruise season when Hapag-Lloyd’s flagship Europa 2 cruises from Dubai and Cape Town in 2018, she’ll feature a total bow-to-stern refurbishment. The dry docking, carried out in September at the Blohm […]