A lot of the announcements and new developments coming out of Dubai often sound like the futuristic imaginings of Arthur C. Clark – from automated passenger drones doing sightseeing trips from Dubai […]
Seabourn Ovation, the newest cruise ship in the luxury cruise line Seabourn’s fleet will cruise from Dubai twice in 2018 following her inaugural summer cruise season in Europe and her re-positioning from […]
Seabourn Cruises will feature new worldwide itineraries for the fall 2018 and winter 2019 seasons with a cruise schedule that includes 37 unique sailings to hidden harbours, marquee ports and must see […]
The Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the cruise hub of the Middle East, has decreed that all people with disabilities are to be called ‘people of […]
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, […]
Pacific Princess, the 18-year-old veteran of the Princess Cruises fleet, has emerged from drydock following a two-week refit that saw her traditional classic cruise ship charm updated with modern touches to enhance […]
Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach helps Abu Dhabi as Arabian Gulf cruise destination despite unpredictable weather
Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach, the first dedicated island cruise stopover in the Middle East, played a leading role in the growth in cruise passenger numbers reported for Abu Dhabi during the […]
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal has had its best-ever cruise season, with the maiden call of Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess and a 48% surge in passenger numbers to the UAE’s capital.
Finally, after years of delays and political wrangling, news broke recently that MSC Cruises’ South African subsidiary (MSC Cruises SA) and the Africa Armada Consortium, were teaming up to redevelop the passenger […]
MSC Cruises will be replacing the current Middle East-deployed cruise ship MSC Fantasia with the newer MSC Splendida for the coming cruise season in the Arabian Gulf as part of a global […]
MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in South Africa, Europe, and South America has teamed up with Air France-KLM to offer exclusive services and greater flexibility for […]
A spokesperson for Seabourn Cruises says that the cruise line is closely monitoring the situation in Qatar, but has not yet made a decision on whether to drop Qatar as a port […]
Cruises International, the South African representatives for nine of the largest premium and luxury cruise lines in the world, told Cruise Arabia & Africa they don’t foresee a significant impact on the […]
Princess Cruises’ newest mega cruise ship Majestic Princess broke two Middle East cruise records Monday when she became the second-largest cruise ship ever to do a turnaround in Dubai, and the first […]
South Africans woke up Tuesday to the news that the country has fallen into recession for the second time in eight years. This time, however, the recession comes on top of a […]
UK cruise line Saga Cruises has released new artist’s impressions of ‘Spirit of Discovery’, its first newbuild cruise ship, due for launch in Summer 2019.
The luxury cruise line Silversea has announced the fleet-wide deployment of superfast satellite broadband, enabling passengers to stay connected while at sea. The move comes ahead of Silver Spirit’s Dubai and South […]
Qatar’s participation in the Cruise Arabia Alliance has been suspended, according to an official with the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department, while all cruise departures scheduled from Doha during 2017 have […]
MSC Cruises has confirmed an order with STX France for the construction of two gargantuan 200,000-gross ton LNG-powered mega cruise ships that will compete directly with Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class fleet.
The Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins has been hired by Imagine Cruising, which has its Middle East office in Dubai, to perform a special concert aboard Queen Mary 2 for her April 18th […]