Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal has recorded its highest number of international cruise passengers for a monthin the past five years.
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal sees record number of monthly cruise passengers
MSC Orchestra Durban cruises unaffected by Cyclone Freddy
MSC Orchestra’s cruises from Durban in South Africa have not been impacted by Cyclone Freddy, which crossed the Mozambique Channel this week and made landfall Thursday near Maputo.
Port Canaveral overtakes Miami as busiest cruise port in the world
PortMiami is no longer the busiest cruise port in the world, according to a report released by Florida Ports Council, with that title now going to Port Canaveral.
Former Sea Princess to undergo refit in China ahead of debut with Foresee Cruises
The former Sea Princess, which most recently sailed under charter for P&O Australia, has been put into drydock in China for a two-month refit and refurbishment ahead of entering into service with […]
Celestyal Cruises targets post-pandemic growth with acquisition of former Ryndam
Celestyal Cruises is looking to cash in on the post-pandemic boom in cruise bookings with the acquisition of Holland America Line’s former cruise ship Ryndam.
Costa announces new itineraries in the Mediterranean aboard Costa Fortuna
Costa has released three new two-week itineraries in the Mediterranean aboard Costa Fortuna for 2023, taking in both the eastern and western Mediterranean, as well as Atlantic destinations such as the Canary […]
MSC Cruises mobilises humanitarian aid following earthquake in Türkiye and Syria
MSC Cruises, as part of the MSC Group, which includes the MSC Foundation, has sent a ship loaded with humanitarian aid to Türkiye, for distribution in Türkiye and Syria following a 7.8 […]
Saudi Arabia celebrates Founding Day with triple cruise calls in two ports
Saudi Arabia has welcomed more than 9,000 cruise tourists in a single day for the first time, with three cruise ships calling in Jeddah and King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.
Royal Caribbean marks steel cutting for second Icon-class mega cruise ship
Royal Caribbean International has marked the first steel cutting for its second Icon-class cruise ship, an intended sister ship to Icon of the Seas.
TUI to sail from UAE to Greece during tail-end of 2023/24 cruise season
TUI Cruises is offering a 15-night Dubai to Greece cruise aboard Mein Schiff 5 in May, 2024, at the tail-end of the 2023/24 cruise season.
Oceania offering Dubai cruises aboard both Insignia and Riviera in 2024
Oceania Cruises will sail a pair of novel cruises from Dubai in 2024, with two of its ships scheduled to depart the city on consecutive days, both bound for Barcelona, but sailing […]
New ship Azamara Onward to cruise Dubai to Istanbul during 2024
Azamara’s new cruise ship Aamara Onward will sail a destination-heavy 21-night cruise from Dubai in the UAE to Istanbul in Turkey in 2024.
Cunard offering 2024 Queen Mary 2 Dubai cruise to Southampton or New York
Cunard Line is bringing its flagship Queen Mary 2 back to the UAE in 2024, with a 21-night cruise from Dubai to Southampton, with the option of extending it into a 28-night […]
MSC responds to Steve Hoffmeyer criticism after he was dropped from theme cruise
MSC Cruises South Africa has released a statement insisting it was not behind the decision to remove South African musician Steve Hofmeyr from an upcoming themed cruise aboard MSC Sinfonia.
Cruise Review: Norwegian Jade – 12-night roundtrip Cape Town cruise on South African coast
Norwegian Cruise Line sailed a hugely successful debut cruise season out of Cape Town for the 2022/23 cruise season, offering a second mainstream cruise option for the local and international market, aboard […]
How Africa is looking to invest in boosting cruise tourism after the pandemic
With Africa having borne the brunt of the economic crisis that came with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns put in place to protect public health, many up-and-coming cruise destinations on the […]
Explora Journeys holds coin ceremony for second luxury cruise liner
Explora Journeys has held a coin ceremony for Explora II, the second of its luxury cruise ships, with a total of six on order.
Oceania ship Riviera to sail unusual 10-day cruise from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 2023
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are just a few hours sailing distance apart on the UAE coastline, but this year Riviera of Oceania Cruises will spend 10 days cruising from one port to […]
Seabourn announce Dubai to Athens cruise for 2024 aboard Encore
Seabourn are joining Silversea and Norwegian Cruise Line in sailing a popular Dubai to Athens itinerary, with Seabourn Encore departing Dubai on April 3rd, 2024.
P&O to repeat Dubai to Southampton cruise via Med aboard Arcadia in 2024
P&O Cruises will sail its annual Dubai to Southampton grand voyage in March, 2024 with Arcadia cruising from the Middle East through the Suez Canal and Mediterranean.