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 […]
AIDAaura to sail farewell South African cruise season ahead of retirement from fleet
AIDA Cruises has announced that its venerable cruise ship AIDAaura will homeport in Cape Town for the 2022/23 cruise season ahead of her retirement from the fleet.
Dubai cruise passengers get easier access to Hatta with express direct bus route
Dubai cruise tourists will have easier access to the UAE’s mountain enclave of Hatta from January with the launch of a new direct, express bus service between the two cities.
AIDAaura first of three more ships confirmed to be leaving Carnival Corp fleet
Carnival Corporation has announced that it will be retiring AIDAaura from the fleet of its German cruise line AIDA Cruises in September, 2023.
MSC World Europe arrives in Dubai to begin debut Arabian Gulf cruise season
MSC Cruises‘ brand new mega cruise ship MSC World Europa arrived in Dubai this weekend for the first time, docking at the Dubai Cruise Terminal in Port Rashid, from which she will […]
Norwegian Cruise Line cuts cabin cleaning as it looks to reduce crew numbers
Norwegian Cruise Line is cutting cabin cleaning in half for select stateroom categories as it looks to consolidate crew numbers post-pandemic.
Bahrain begins 2022/23 cruise season with a trio of ships carrying 11,000 passengers
Bahrain has commenced the 2022/23 cruise season with a bang, welcoming a trio of cruise ships in just a few days this week carrying 11,000 cruise tourists.
French cruise line opens busy cruise season for Qatar following FIFA
The superyacht cruise ship Le Bougainville of the luxury French cruise line Ponant has opened the cruise season in Qatar, becoming the first cruise ship of the winter season to call in […]
Mombasa cruise terminal finally opens for business with arrival of two ships
After many months of sitting idle due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mombasa’s new cruise terminal has finally recieved its first cruise ships with the arrival of World Odyssey and Oceania’s Nautica.
MSC World Europa commences first ever Middle East cruise season
MSC World Europa has begun her first ever cruise season in the Arabian Gulf, sailing a four day repositioning cruise from Doha to Dubai, where she will spend the winter months cruising […]
Norwegian Jade finally commences first cruise season out of Cape Town
Norwegian Cruise Line has finally entered the South African cruise market after two failed attempts due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and its Omicron variant in 2021.
Abu Dhabi Airport reduces airline check-in costs at Port Zayed cruise terminal
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s city check-in service, which operates the airline check-in desk at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, has reduced the cost of the service for the 2022/23 cruise season.
Carnival Corporation to sell a further three ships as fleet consolidation continues
Carnival Corporation has confirmed it plans to sell a further three cruise ships, two of which will be sold out of its Costa Cruises fleet.
P&O Cruises new mega ship Arvia arrives in new homeport of Southampton
Arvia, the newest cruise ship in the P&O Cruises fleet, has arrived at her homeport of Southampton prior to her maiden voyage to the Canary Islands on Friday.
Costa Toscana arrives in Dubai for first-ever Middle East cruise season
Costa Toscana has debuted in the Middle East, arriving at Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal for the first time Friday to commence her Arabian Gulf cruise season, sailing roundtrip from Dubai.
New Prima class ship Norwegian Viva to cruise to Egypt and Israel
Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its winter 2024/25 and summer 2025 cruises with voyages to the Middle East aboard its newest cruise ship, the upcoming Prima class Norwegian Viva.
Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas named, even larger Icon of the Seas floated out
Royal Caribbean this week held the naming ceremony for its newest and largest cruise ship Wonder of the Seas, while also floating out its upcoming even larger vessel, Icon of the Seas.
Explora Journeys reveals South Africa, Arabia cruises and new entertainment
Explora Journeys has opened up booking for inaugural itineraries aboard Explora II, which is due to launch in the summer of 2024, and South Africa and the Middle East are among the […]
Virgin Voyages takes delivery of Resilient Lady ahead of 2023 Dubai cruise
Virgin Voyages has taken delivery of its third cruise ship, Resilient Lady, ahead of her cruise to and from Dubai next year on her way to Australia.
Carnival Jubilee delivery pushed back two months to December 2023
Carnival Cruise Line has delayed the delivery of Carnival Jubilee, its third Excel class cruise ship, by two months due to ongoing supply chain disruptions.