This year, Royal Caribbean is kicking its US $900-million Royal Amplified project into overdrive, with five cruise ships due to go into dry-dock for a range of upgrades intended to bring its […]
With its current 2019/2020 cruise season, Dubai has become one of the Top 50 busiest cruise ports in the world, welcoming more than 800,000 cruise tourists between November, 2019 and March, 2020.
Royal Caribbean International will open five ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’ private islands around the world over the next five years, primarily in the fast-growing source markets of Asia and Australia.
MSC Cruises has announced that its Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will feature seven distinct beaches, food carts, seven bars, four different shopping areas, extensive outdoor activities like snorkel safaris and kayak […]
There will be 78 RockStar suites, ranging from ‘serious’ and ‘brilliant’ to ‘fab’ and ‘massive’ aboard Scarlet Lady, the first cruise ship from Virgin Voyages, the cruise line has announced.
Royal Caribbean has banned a passenger for life after he filmed himself jumping from his balcony cabin aboard Symphony of the Seas into the harbour waters at Port Nassau, Bahamas.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holding has ordered a new cruise ship from Italian shipyard Fincantieri for its luxury Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand.
Oceania Insignia has left dry-dock following a 16-day refurbishment that saw almost all of the ship’s cabins and public areas redecorated and upgraded ahead of her 180-day World Cruise, which includes a […]
MSC Magnifica (a sister ship to South Africa-based Musica) has embarked on MSC Cruises first-ever World Cruise, a 119-day voyage of discovery and adventure to 49 cruise destinations in 32 different countries, […]
Jalesh Cruises, India’s newest and first mainstream cruise line, has released a range of cruise itineraries sailing from April this year onwards, with Dubai included as a port of call on Mumbai […]
In a major statement of its intentions for North American expansion, MSC Cruises has signed a letter of intent with PortMiami for the development of a new cruise terminal at the port […]
This year a total of 24 new cruise ships will be delivered, introducing 42,488 new berths to the global fleet and representing an investment by cruise lines of US $10-billion.
Viking Sun will cruise via Muscat, Oman on her 2020-21 World Cruise, a 161-day voyage that visits 75 ports on six continents, staying overnight in 13 of them.
Oceania Cruises, the upper-premium subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line has ordered two new cruise ships from Italian shipyard Fincantieri.
MSC Cruises has celebrated the ‘float out’ of its first Meraviglia-plus class cruise ship MSC Grandiosa at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Celebrity Cruises will homeport Celebrity Constellation in Dubai for the 2020-21 winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf, sailing an identical set of itineraries to her 2019-2020 deployment.
With the current winter cruise season in Dubai looking to be the busiest in history, keeping the emirate on track for its 1-million cruise passenger goal by 2020, few infrastructure upgrades are […]
South Africa wants to triple the number of cruise tourists visiting the country via Cape Town by 2040, according to Derek Hanekom, the country’s Minister for Tourism.
Norwegian Cruise Line will be cruising from Dubai with two ships in 2020 and expects significant interest from Middle East passengers based on strong sales growth over the last few years.
An elderly American cruise passenger was taken off Seven Seas Explorer due to a medical emergency during her 15-night roundtrip Cape Town cruise along the coast of South Africa.