MSC World Europa is the largest cruise ship ever built for MSC Cruises and the largest ever to homeport in the Middle East, so we went onboard to find out what cruising […]
Cruise Review: 10 things to know about cruising in Saudi Arabia
For many westerners, Saudi Arabia is a deeply misunderstood country, and as it opens up to the global tourism market, particularly with its nascent cruise industry, it’s important to keep a few […]
Ship Preview: Costa Toscana
Costa Toscana features more than 2,600 cabins, 21 restaurants, 19 bars, 4 swimming pools, a theatre, spa, kids’ facilities, and several new to the line attractions across her 180,000 gross tons and […]
Ship Review: MSC Bellissima
Bigger, better and more advanced than any MSC cruise ship that has come before her, MSC Bellissima is also the largest and newest cruise ship ever to cruise roundtrip from Dubai.
Ship Review: Europa 2
Europa 2 is marketed by Hapag-Lloyd as the most luxurious cruise ship in the world, and while that claim is made by multiple luxury cruise lines, she is certainly one of the […]
10 things to love about Norwegian Bliss (apart from the obvious)
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest Breakaway Plus class mega vessel comes with an expanded go kart race track, one of the largest observation lounges at sea, a truly terrifying over-the-sea waterslide and more […]
Ship Review: MSC Splendida
The largest cruise ship homeporting in the Middle East, and by far the most appealing to look at, MSC Splendida is a ship that shows MSC Cruises have what it takes to […]
SHIP REVIEW: Celebrity Flora preview
Celebrity Cruises has announced that they’ve ordered a new cruise ship for their Celebrity Xpedition arm, a luxury expedition cruising option that takes the Celebrity brand to the farthest flung corners of […]
SHIP REVIEW: Silversea’s Silver Cloud Expedition
Launched in 1996, Silver Cloud is a veteran of the Silversea fleet. In 2017 she was withdrawn from regular cruise service and put in dry-dock for a major US $40-million refurbishment and […]
Hotel Review: Corinthia Hotel, London
Surrounded by London’s famous past, the distinguished Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall still manages to embrace the future, it is very much a modern Victorian gem.
Hotel Review: JA Manafaru, Maldives
Don’t buy into the stereotype – Maldives is so much more than a honeymoon vacation spot.
Hotel Review: Raffles Dubai
Not only is Raffles Dubai close to some of the Emirates’ best-loved landmarks – it’s one of them.
SHIP REVIEW: Viking Sun
Aboard Viking Sun and her sister ships, even the smallest details take their inspiration from the exploratory spirit of the original Vikings, reflecting deeply held Nordic traditions.
SHIP REVIEW: Holland America Line’s post-refit Westerdam
Holland America Line’s cruise ship Westerdam has emerged from her frenetic 12-day refit sporting major renovations that added many new public spaces and amenities, including two firsts for the fleet: Explorations Central, […]
SHIP REVIEW: Le Lyrial of Ponant Yacht Cruises
French cruise ship Le Lyrial is the complete package for those seeking intimate luxury aboard a cruise ship that feels like a private megayacht.
SHIP REVIEW: Celebrity Constellation
Celebrity Cruises is the latest cruise line to home port a cruise ship in the Middle East for the winter cruise season, offering roundtrip cruises out of Abu Dhabi. During her maiden call to Dubai, Cruise Arabia & Africa was invited aboard to tour this latest addition to the Arabian Gulf cruise market.
SHIP REVIEW: MSC Seaside Preview
The three Seaside-class cruise ships (MSC has ordered another with one on option) are intended to bring the sea closer to passengers.
SHIP REVIEW: Carnival Vista
The cruise industry has high expectations of Carnival Vista, and from what has been revealed about her so far, Carnival Cruise Line seems to be on the right course.
Cruise Review: Queen Mary 2
In light of Queen Elizabeth’s upcoming arrival in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in April, 2014 when she will commence her 20-night voyage from Dubai to Portugal (part of her 2014 […]
Cruise Review: Brilliance of the Seas
Tasty cuisine, comfortable state rooms, highly affordable budget options and entertainment and facilities galore, Brilliance of the Seas is a taste of Carnival-type entertainment cruising in the Gulf.