MSC Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have all confirmed that they are not fuelling their Dubai-based cruise ships with LNG, but are instead using regular MGO, due to issues with availability […]
Elderly British passenger evacuated from cruise ship off Port Elizabeth
An 87-year-old British passenger was evacuated Tuesday morning from a cruise ship sailing off the coast of South Africa after suffering a medical emergency, according to IOL.
AIDA Cruises switches AIDAcosma with AIDAprima for 2023/24 Dubai season
AIDA Cruises has confirmed that instead of re-deploying AIDAcosma to the Middle East for the 2023/24 cruise season as previously announced, it will instead be sending AIDAprima.
Carnival Corporation to boost at-sea internet with Space X Starlink
Carnival Corporation has partnered with Space X’s Starlink to provide the next-generation of internet connectivity across its global fleet.
South African cruise passenger medically evacuated from ship off Cape Town
An 80-year-old South African cruise passenger had to be medically evacuated from a cruise ship near Cape Town this week, after suffering a fall that resulted in serious injuries.
AIDAcosma to return to Middle East for 2023/24 Dubai cruise season
AIDA Cruises has confirmed that it will re-deploy AIDAcosma to the Middle East for the 2023/24 Arabian Gulf cruise season, homeporting once more at the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal.
AIDAaura to sail farewell South African cruise season ahead of retirement from fleet
AIDA Cruises has announced that its venerable cruise ship AIDAaura will homeport in Cape Town for the 2022/23 cruise season ahead of her retirement from the fleet.
AIDAaura first of three more ships confirmed to be leaving Carnival Corp fleet
Carnival Corporation has announced that it will be retiring AIDAaura from the fleet of its German cruise line AIDA Cruises in September, 2023.
AIDAcosma kicks off Dubai Harbour cruise season a week after TUI from Port Rashid
Dubai’s new seafront district Dubai Harbour has received its first cruise ship of the 2022/23 Arabian Gulf cruise season with the arrival of AIDAcosma.
AIDAaura bringing German flair to 2023/24 South Africa cruise season
The German cruise line AIDA will be homeporting its ship AIDAaura in South Africa for the 2023/24 cruise season, carrying on an annual tradition that has become popular with its home market.
AIDA Cruises switches AIDAsol for AIDAmar on world cruise visiting Cape Town
AIDA Cruises has replaced AIDAsol with her sister ship AIDAmar for its upcoming 2022 World Cruise due to a technical fault, according to German media reports.
Dubai cruise sector set to welcome almost a million passengers this season
Some 900,000 cruise tourists are expected to cruise to or from Dubai during the upcoming cruise season between October, 2022 and March, 2023.
AIDA begins use of biofuels aboard AIDAprima as part of decarbonisation
AIDA Cruises has become the first big ship cruise line to incorporate biofuels into its range of maritime fuel sources.
AIDA Cruises to deploy AIDAaura in South Africa for 2022/23 cruise season
AIDA Cruises is planning to send its cruise ship AIDAaura to South Africa for the upcoming 2022/23 winter cruise season.
Here’s where AIDA and Princess Cruises are sailing instead of Russia
AIDA Cruises and Princess Cruises has announced the ports they’ll be sailing to in the Baltic to replace the cancellation of Saint Petersburg.
Dubai loosens COVID-19 restrictions, what it means for cruise tourists
Cruise tourists arriving in Dubai to board cruise ships sailing from the city will no longer be required to take a PCR test, provided they are fully vaccinated.
AIDAcosma christening details revealed ahead of Dubai season
AIDA Cruises has announced the christening details for its new cruise ship AIDAcosma, with athlete Kristina Vogel to play the part of godmother in Hamburg on April 9th, 2022.
AIDAsol to cruise from Cape Town in 2022, AIDAmira to be sold
After a failed South African cruise season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AIDAmira is being sold, while AIDAsol is being transferred to the AIDA Selection program, with a Cape Town cruise on […]
Costa and AIDA Cruises cancel Dubai itineraries until February
Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have cancelled the next two cruises aboard their Dubai-based ships Costa Firenze and AIDAbella.
New German mega-ship AIDAcosma delivered ahead of 2022 Dubai season
AIDA Cruises took delivery of its new Excellence-class cruise ship AIDAcosma on Tuesday, ahead of the massive vessel’s 2022 winter cruise season in Dubai.