Dubai Cruise Terminal is offering major discounts on port charges to cruise lines this coming cruise season in an effort to extend the Arabian Gulf cruise season by one to two months.
P&O Cruises, which is homeporting a cruise ship in Dubai during February and March, 2019 for the first time, is considering a full Middle East cruise season for 2020, according to Steven […]
Dubai cruise passengers may have to skip traditional Burj Khalifa fireworks display on New Year’s Eve
Cruise passengers aboard AIDAstella and Celebrity Constellation, which are both in Dubai for New Year’s Eve this year, will not get to see the huge fireworks display around the Burj Khalifa that […]
Holland America Line has held a coin laying ceremony for its new cruise ship Nieuw Statendam, the name of which combines the Dutch word for “new” with the iconic “Statendam,” to celebrate […]
Carnival Panorama has been chosen as the name of Carnival Cruise Line’s third 133,500-ton Vista-class cruise ship scheduled to debut in fall 2019.
First time cruise passengers have many expectations of their first cruise experience, but often find that because of the way in which cruises are sold, that their expectations may not be met.
Pomene Bay in Mozambique was until now a hidden gem, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled destinations in the region. It’s no longer hidden, having recently been added to MSC Cruises’ […]
Dubai Marina is giving Business Bay a run for its money as one of the top ‘coolest’ neighbourhoods in Dubai. The waterfront development is now home to the world’s longest urban zipline.
MSC Cruises has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, MSC Seaside, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. At 160,000 gross tons, MSC Seaside is the largest cruise ship ever built in […]
Crystal Cruises’ flagship cruise liner Crystal Symphony sailed from Dubai Cruise Terminal Wednesday on her 17-night Dubai to Seychelles ‘Indian Ocean Discovery’ cruise itinerary, marking her first cruise in the Arabian Gulf […]
Costa Cruises has confirmed that it is significantly expanding its presence in the Middle East cruise market out of Dubai, with its cruise liner Costa Mediterranea due to be homeported in Dubai […]
Dubai Cruise Terminal operator DP World has launched the first phase of its major re-development of the Middle East’s primary cruise port with the opening of Mina Rashid Marina.
No it’s not April 1st, the Roads & Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) is actually in the final stages of testing an Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human.
Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has announced plans for another epic, around-the-world cruise and will be returning Seven Seas Navigator to South Africa, reaffirming the country’s reputation as a global cruise […]
The Omani government recently handed over Muscat Port’s waterfront assets to Omran, the wholly government owned tourism investment vehicle, for the implementation of the ambitious Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront Project.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that they’ve ordered a new cruise ship for their Celebrity Xpedition arm, a luxury expedition cruising option that takes the Celebrity brand to the farthest flung corners of […]
Silversea Cruises and Celebrity Cruises are currently the only two major cruise lines to have entered the expedition cruising market, and both this week upped the stakes with a bang.
Launched in 1996, Silver Cloud is a veteran of the Silversea fleet. In 2017 she was withdrawn from regular cruise service and put in dry-dock for a major US $40-million refurbishment and […]
Just one day after Silversea Cruises re-launched its Silver Cloud cruise ship following an extensive refit to make her expedition cruising compliant, Celebrity Cruises has announced the order of a brand new […]
More cruise passengers than ever before will visit the Middle East this year, with the vast majority departing on roundtrip and one-way cruises from Dubai Cruise Terminal at Mina Rashid, which is […]