Royal Caribbean have announced the sale of Splendour of the Seas to UK cruise operator Thomson Cruises ahead of the cruise ship’s first cruise season in the Middle East offering roundtrip cruises […]
Some of them were infamous, some of them were souless, some of them sank and entered the annuls of history, while others were unmitigated disasters.
During the political unrest in Bahrain during 2012 many mainstream cruise lines cancelled port calls to the island nation’s Mina Sulman port, but during 2015 the German cruise markets major players AIDA […]
Qatar has never been the star performer in the regional cruise industry, the country in general is an up-and-coming tourist destination, however, and as part of this strategy to increase tourist numbers, […]
Windstar Cruises, which recently purchased the luxury boutique cruise ship Star Pride and two others from Seabourn Cruise Line, has cancelled the cruise ship’s second Dubai cruise departure scheduled for later this […]
Costa Deliziosa to visit South African cruise ports Durban, Cape Town, Richard’s Bay on 2015 World Cruise
Costa Cruises’ 294m, 92,700-gross ton cruise ship Costa Deliziosa (picture credit Tom Barslid), a sister ship to Costa Luminosa and the largest cruise ship in the Italian cruise line’s fleet after the […]
MSC Cruises award-winning cruise liner MSC Orchestra departed Dubai Saturday on the final 7-night roundtrip Dubai to Dubai cruise of her Middle East cruise season, marking the end of one of the […]
‘Quantum leap’ in sales after investment by Cunard and travel partners in South African cruise market
In a recent interview with Bob Dixon, Cunard Line’s General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he revealed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that the world’s most prestigious cruise line […]
MSC Cruises, the market leader in the South African cruise sector, are switching things up at the close of the 2016 South African cruise season with a 22-night repositioning cruise from Cape […]
A ban restricting large cruise ships from navigating Venice’s Giudecca Canal and St Mark’s basin to the city’s main cruise terminal has been overruled by the city’s regional court of appeal, although […]
Oceania Cruises will not drop Middle East and South Africa from Insignia world cruise following fire
Oceania Cruises has announced that they have been forced to heavily modify Insignia’s 180-night world cruise in 2015, which was scheduled to depart Miami on January 10, 2015, due to an engine […]
Celebrity Cruises has confirmed that it will deploy a cruise ship in the Middle East from November 2016.
Crystal Cruises is reinforcing its reputation as an innovative leader in the luxury cruise market with the release of a complete roster of cruise itineraries for 2017, which is in itself unusual […]
The UK cruise operator Voyages to Antiquity has confirmed that it is deploying its classic cruise ship MV Aegean Odyssey to South Africa during the 2016 cruise season, news that will surely […]
Costa Cruises have confirmed the return of Costa neoRiviera to the Middle East cruise market in the 2015/16 winter cruise season, with the cruise ship due to sail roundtrip from Dubai on […]
The South African cruising public could be forgiven for thinking that the South African cruise industry is dominated by MSC Cruises, and in fact they would be correct, MSC Cruises have been […]
Costa Cruises will send the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea to the Middle East for the winter cruise season in 2016, the cruise line has confirmed, with the ship due to be based […]
Technological advances in the cruise industry are transforming the cruise experience for passengers; Cruise Arabia & Africa takes a look at six ‘smartship’ features introduced in recent years.
MSC’s project to ‘stretch’ all four the smaller cruise ships in their fleet is the most recent refit of its kind, but this practise has been around far longer than you might […]
Holland America Line, which has cruise ships visiting both Dubai in the Middle East and the South African cruise port of Cape Town in the 2014 and 2015 cruise seasons, has at […]