The UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation) has outlined the potential impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global tourism sector, giving the first meaningful indication of the damage to the cruise industry.
Top 10 new cruise ships coming in 2020
While there are 24 new cruise ships coming in 2020, we can’t include them all here, so we’ve whittled our list down to the ten that we’re most excited about.
Ship Preview: Four new Carnival Corp cruise ships coming in 2020
Carnival Corporation is launching four of the largest cruise ships of the year in 2020, with new mega-ships nearing completion for P&O Cruises (Iona), Princess Cruises (Enchanted Princess), Costa Cruises (Costa Firenze) […]
Carnival Corporation’s P&O, Princess, Costa and Carnival will all launch new ships in 2020
Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands – Iona for P&O Cruises, Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises, Mardi Gras for Carnival […]
Top 5 best cruise destinations in 2020
There is an almost limitless range of options to choose from when it comes to picking a cruise in 2020. No matter what you’re looking for or who you’re traveling with, there […]
World’s largest Ferris wheel Ain Dubai will open ahead of 2020/21 cruise season
Cruise passengers visiting Dubai or flying into the city to board ships at Mina Rashid next year will be able to include the Ain Dubai observation wheel in their shore excursions. The […]
Norwegian Spirit to get US $100m refit and refurbishment before Dubai and SA cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line’s 1998-built cruise ship Norwegian Spirit is to undergo a major refurbishment in January, 2020, directly before her cruise to Dubai and South Africa.
Princess Cruises’ new Enchanted Princess floated out ahead of 2020 debut
Princess Cruises’ next ship Enchanted Princess, the fifth Royal-class ship and a sister to upcoming Sky Princess, was floated out today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone.
Norwegian Cruise Line ‘planning to make a lot of noise’ in Middle East market
The Middle East cruise market is nascent but has huge growth potential, according to Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President & Managing Director, UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa for Norwegian Cruise Line.
TUI releases itineraries for Mein Schiff Herz’ roundtrip Cape Town season in 2020/21
TUI Cruises have revealed the itineraries for Mein Schiff Herz’ inaugural cruise season in South Africa, and it’s one of the most unusual of all the cruise ships homeporting in Cape Town.
Top 5 types of cruises from Dubai in 2020
In 2020, some 269 cruise itineraries will feature Dubai as an embarkation port, the vast majority of them (207), will be using the city as a homeport for roundtrip cruises in the […]
Ponant Cruises to homeport brand new luxury explorer in Dubai for 2020/21
The luxury French cruise line Ponant Cruises will be homeporting in Dubai for the 2020/21 cruise season next year, basing its brand new explorer cruise ship Le Jacques-Cartier in the Arabian Gulf […]
TUI Cruises to homeport Mein Schiff 6 in Dubai for 2020/21 season
TUI Cruises, which cruises the longest Middle East cruise seasons of all the cruise lines homeporting in Dubai, is switching out Mein Schiff 5 with Mein Schiff 6 for the 2020/21 season.
Marella Cruises confirms second roundtrip Dubai cruise season for 2020/21
Marella Cruises has released its 2020/21 Winter cruise itineraries, confirming Marella Celebration’s deployment in the Arabian Gulf out of Dubai.
Marella Cruises reportedly planning a new Dubai cruise season for 2020/21
There is a lot of chatter in the cruise market about Marella Cruises upcoming Winter 2020/2021 deployments, with reports on Cruise Critic’s message boards that the cruise line will be sailing another […]
Costa will homeport Diadema in Dubai for second year during 2020/21
With strong advance bookings for her inaugural cruise season out of Dubai in 2019/2020, Costa Cruises have confirmed Diadema for a repeat performance during the 2020/21 season, including it’s first-ever 4-night roundtrip […]
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 […]
Royal Caribbean to return Jewel of the Seas to Dubai for 2020/21 season
With plenty of advance bookings for its inaugural return season in the Arabian Gulf, Royal Caribbean has announced that Jewel of the Seas will sail a second Dubai roundtrip cruise season in […]
Istanbul’s redeveloped Galataport has more than 50 ship calls booked for 2020
The redevelopment of Istanbul’s Galataport cruise ship terminal is due for completion in March, 2020, with more than 50 cruise ship calls already booked and officials anticipating an initial season of more […]
Carnival reveals staterooms for newest and largest ship Mardi Gras
Carnival Cruise Line’s new cruise ship Mardi Gras will feature staterooms with new and innovative design practices that are ergonomically-friendly and maximise visual space, according to a release from the line.