Fred Olsen has included its Cape Town cruise departure in 2019 in its free flights promotion, which offers complimentary flights from the UK to the ship for a range of cruise itineraries […]
Azamara Quest has casino removed in refit ahead of Dubai and SA cruises
Azamara Club Cruises have removed the casino aboard Azamara Quest and replaced it with a popular new lounge concept that debuted aboard Azamara Pursuit ahead of Quest’s cruises from Dubai and South […]
Princess Cruises to introduce a dozen new ports of call this year
Princess Cruises has added 12 maiden ports of call to its itineraries this year, complementing the 380 destinations the line already sails to across all seven continents.
P&O Cruises marks maiden port call in Dubai for Oceana as she begins 2019 season
After much anticipation, Oceana finally arrived at the Dubai Cruise Terminal in Port Rashid at the end of January to begin her winter Dubai cruise season.
Seabourn introduces new shore excursions on South African cruises and others
Luxury cruise line Seabourn has introduced a range of new shore excursions for its 2019 cruise program, including new options on its 2019 Cape Town cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn.
Dubai’s must-attend social and cultural events of 2019 and the cruises to match
Dubai’s ever evolving social calendar saw a range of exciting new additions become must-attend events during 2018, continuing to surprise both visitors and residents with a stellar line-up of world-class entertainment throughout […]
Royal Caribbean is refurbishing five cruise ships in 2019
This year, Royal Caribbean is kicking its US $900-million Royal Amplified project into overdrive, with five cruise ships due to go into dry-dock for a range of upgrades intended to bring its […]
South African YouTuber among influencers invited on MSC’s first World Cruise
MSC Magnifica (a sister ship to South Africa-based Musica) has embarked on MSC Cruises first-ever World Cruise, a 119-day voyage of discovery and adventure to 49 cruise destinations in 32 different countries, […]
Cruise industry has more ships on order in 2019 than any time in history
This year a total of 24 new cruise ships will be delivered, introducing 42,488 new berths to the global fleet and representing an investment by cruise lines of US $10-billion.
First Meraviglia-Plus ship MSC Grandiosa nears completion with float out
MSC Cruises has celebrated the ‘float out’ of its first Meraviglia-plus class cruise ship MSC Grandiosa at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
8 most exciting new cruise ships coming in 2019
There are 24 cruise ships due for delivery in 2019, including a strong selection of expedition and luxury vessels, but these are the 8 ‘mass market’ ships we’re most excited to sail […]
P&O includes Dubai cruises in ‘Calling Life’s Explorers’ sales promotion
British cruise line P&O Cruises, sailing its first ever Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai this year, has included its array of Dubai departures in its latest cruise promotion ‘Calling Life’s […]
Dubai-bound MSC Bellissima departs for sea trials as 2019 delivery date nears
MSC Bellissima has left the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard for her first set of sea trials ahead of her February 28th, 2019 delivery to MSC Cruises.
Queen Elizabeth emerges from major refurbishment ahead of 2019 World Cruise
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship has completed her refurbishment at a shipyard in Brest, France, where a team of 2,000 workers remodelled the spa, the Golden Lion pub and the décor throughout […]
Marella Cruises brings new ship Discovery to Dubai for 2019 cruise to Jordan
Newly re-branded Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises) is returning to the Middle East in 2019 with Marella Discovery.
Fred Olsen Cruise Line to offer Dubai to Southampton cruise in 2019 aboard Black Watch
The quintessentially British cruise line Fred Olsen is offering a 24-night cruise in 2019 from Dubai to Southampton in the UK aboard its vintage cruise liner Black Watch.
Costa sending largest ship Costa Diadema to Dubai for 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season
The number of cruise passengers boarding cruise ships in Dubai continues to grow, commensurate with the growing size of cruise ships homeporting in Dubai, with Costa Diadema the latest mega ship confirmed […]
Fred Olsen Cruise Line returns to Cape Town with 2019 departure aboard Boudicca
After cruising from Durban for the first time ever last year, Fred Olsen Cruise Line will return to South Africa with Boudicca in 2019.
Silversea doubles up Dubai cruise departures for 2019 Arabian Gulf cruise season
Silver Shadow and Silver Spirit, both fresh from a major refurbishment, will cruise from Dubai during the 2019 season, with Silver Shadow cruising to Greece and Silver Spirit heading for India.
Princess Cruises offer 2019 trans-Atlantic cruise from Cape Town aboard smallest ship
Princess Cruises are sending their smallest cruise ship, the R-class Pacific Princess, to Cape Town in 2019 for a 24-night cruise from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale in Miami as a single leg of its […]