Virgin Voyages has marked the start of its first homeporting season in Barcelona with Valiant Lady, which launched service in the Western Mediterranean on May 15th.
There are reportedly ongoing talks between Carnival Corporation and Saudi Arabia for the kingdom to purchase the cruise company’s ultra-luxury brand Seabourn.
Cape Town looks set to benefit from increased cruise tourism revenue during the coming 2022/23 cruise season, according to Wesgro – the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and […]
MSC Cruises has said its new ship, and the largest ever built for the line, MSC World Europa, will deliver a new standard of retail excellence onboard.
Ambassador Cruise Line will feature South Africa on its first World Cruise with new ship Ambience during the 2023/24 cruise season.
Cruise Saudi is planning to develop cruise infrastructure at two ports in the south of the country in the coming years, according to statements made during Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022.
Dubai went all-out at this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global to encourage cruise lines to return to the Arabian Gulf following the COVID-19 pandemic, with 15 co-exhibitors and stakeholders participating alongside the Department […]
Carnival Cruise Line and the Grand Bahama Port Authority have broken ground on the cruise line’s new destination on Grand Bahama Island.
MSC Cruises has rolled out an early booking promotion for its 2022/23 cruise season out of Durban, with free drinks packages on offer for guests who book this week.
Viking Cruises has taken delivery of its eighth new cruise ship, Viking Mars, during a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona where she was built.
Demand for cruise ship cabins in Doha during the FIFA 2022 World Cup remains high, despite climbing prices due to a lack of availability.
Arabian Adventures, the shore excursion and destination management arm of Dubai-based Dnata Travel Group has announced the expansion of its shore excursion offerings in the UAE.
Silversea Cruises and Rovos Rail have paired up to offer cruise and rail combinations on Silversea’s upcoming South African itineraries for the 2022/23 cruise season.
MSC Cruises has spoken out regarding the speculation over the death of a South African crewmember working aboard its Durban-based cruise ship MSC Orchestra.
Saudi Arabia is looking to form alliances with other Red Sea cruise destinations to enhance the region’s appeal for cruise lines, Cruise Saudi’s Chief Strategy Officer Ghassan Khan told delegates at Seatrade […]
Azamara has said the expansion of its fleet with addition of a fourth ship, Azamara Onward, in May will give the cruise line greater flexibility to resume destination-intensive cruises, such as those […]
The QE2 floating hotel in Dubai, which previously served as the flagship of the legendary Cunard Line, will be rebranded and upgraded under the M Gallery portfolio of Accor Hotels.
AIDA Cruises is planning to send its cruise ship AIDAaura to South Africa for the upcoming 2022/23 winter cruise season.
Qatar’s cruise tourism sector is almost fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, with cruise ship calls for the 2022/23 season having bounced back thanks to the FIFA World Cup.
The UAE’s Abu Dhabi Ports Group and Egypt’s Red Sea Ports Authority have signed a term sheet and a head of terms agreement for the development of cruise infrastructure.