Carnival Victory is to undergo a huge refit and refurbishment in 2020 as part of Carnival Cruise Line’s modernisation program across the fleet.
Ship review: Costa Diadema
Costa Diadema is marketed by Costa as the Queen of the Mediterranean, and now she’s coming to Dubai to cruise roundtrip in the Arabian Gulf, providing the Middle East cruise market with […]
Ship Review: P&O’s Oceana
P&O Cruises’ Oceana is homeporting in the Arabian Gulf this coming cruise season, sailing five 10-night roundtrip cruises from Dubai between January and April, 2019. She is a mid-size cruise ship, fresh from […]
Ship Review: TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 4
Mein Schiff 4 is cruising roundtrip from Dubai between November, 2018 and March, 2019. She is one of the largest cruise ships homeporting in the Middle East for the coming cruise season […]
Refit review: Carnival Sunrise
Carnival Triumph to become Carnival Sunrise following US $200-million refit.
Ship review: Pullmantur’s Horizon
Horizon is Pullmantur’s smallest cruise ship, at just 46,811-gross tons, and carrying 1,875-passengers, but she has an impressive array of amenities and features designed to make her as dynamic as possible. She […]
Ship Preview: P&O’s Iona
New dining venues, largest ever atrium and Pleasure Dome entertainment concept to debut aboard P&O’s new cruise ship Iona.
Ship Review: Jewel of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International are homeporting Jewel of the Seas in the Middle East for the 2019/2020 cruise season, offering roundtrip Dubai cruises in the Arabian Gulf. This 90,090-ton, 2,100-guest ship offers the […]
Ship Review: Costa Mediterranea
Costa Cruises are homeporting Cost Mediterranea in Dubai until at least 2020. Middle East residents as well as cruise tourists interested in an Arabian Gulf roundtrip cruise from Dubai can enjoy the […]
Ship Review: AIDAprima
Homeporting in the Dubai cruise market for the 2018/19 cruise season, AIDAprima is the new flagship of AIDA Cruises and one of the largest cruise ships ever to cruise roundtrip in the Arabian Gulf. She is also the only cruise ship in the Middle East with a ‘nudist’ area.
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 […]
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 […]
Ship Review: Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International’s fourth Oasis-class cruise ship Symphony of the Seas is the cruise line’s newest cruise ship and the world’s new ‘largest cruise ship ever built’. She was launched in spring […]
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: Queen Mary 2 ‘remastered’ before and after tour
Cunard have emphasised from the start that this dry-dock would be a total overhaul of the ship, a ‘back-to-the-drawing-board makeover’ that would essentially make her a new ship for loyal guests of the line.
SHIP REVIEW: Crystal Symphony and Serenity refit
Visual concepts of brand new suites, dining venues and guest services have been unveiled for Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity ahead of the ships’ most comprehensive makeovers to date.
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.