After completing its major fleetwide upgrade program OceaniaNEXT in 2019, Oceania Cruises has now announced that Riviera and Marina will be refurbished again in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
Blue World Ocean Voyages, which bills itself as the first cruise line dedicated to health and wellness, has announced it plans to launch from the Middle East in mid-2023.
MSC Virtuosa has become the second MSC Cruises vessel to make a maiden port call in Saudi Arabia, with a 17-hour visit to Jeddah on her way back to Europe from Dubai.
Emerald Cruises has released the first images of its brand new luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, ahead of her maiden cruise season homeporting in Qatar next year.
On Saturday, AIDAbella departed Dubai for Palma De Mallorca, marking the departure of the last seasonal homeporting cruise ship in the Arabian Gulf and the close of the 2021/22 cruise season.
Fred Olsen Cruise Line will sail a roundtrip grand voyage from Southampton in the UK to Africa and the Middle East in 2023.
Construction of Utopia of the Seas has officially begun, with Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France having cut the first pieces of steel for Royal Caribbean’s new vessel.
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the new cruising arm of the Ritz-Carlton hotel group, has revealed pictures of some of the staterooms that can be found aboard its first superyacht cruise ship Evrima.
Oceania Cruises is adding dozens of dedicated solo staterooms to its fleet as part of the OceaniaNEXT refurbishment project that has seen all its ships upgraded.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally removed all travel advisories for cruises, meaning it no longer sees cruise holidays as representing a higher risk of COVID-19 contagion […]
Celebrity Beyond, the new Edge-class cruise ship for Celebrity Cruises, has been delivered by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Royal Caribbean has marked the keel laying milestone in the construction of its new Icon of the Seas cruise ship at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.
Viking Star has called in Saudi Arabia for the first time during her 118-night 2022 World Cruise, becoming only the fifth cruise ship ever to do so.
MSC Opera has completed a three-week dry dock at the Palumbo Malta Shipyard in La Valleta, Italy ahead of her summer cruise season in the Med and winter homeport in Dubai.
Silversea Cruises has christened its third ship in 9 months and the tenth ship to join its fleet at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.
MSC Cruises has unveiled the hull art for its new Meraviglia-Plus-class MSC Euribia, taking inspiration from Norwegian Cruise Line, which is known for its colorful fleet of cruise ships.
Qatar has reported a strong rebound in cruise tourism following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, with passenger numbers and cruise calls almost back to normal.
Silversea Cruises has marked the maiden call of a second cruise ship in Saudi Arabia with Silver Whisper’s port call to Jeddah Islamic Port this week.
Disney Wish has left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and completed her conveyance down the Ems River to a second shipyard where her construction will be completed.
The South African Police Service is investigating the death of a woman working aboard MSC Orchestra during her summer cruise season out of Durban.