The new Aqaba Cruise Terminal has been inaugurated in Jordan by AD Ports Group, the operator of the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Port Zayed in the UAE, with more than 50 […]
Aqaba in Jordan sees strong growth in cruise calls on Dubai bounce back
The Jordanian port of Aqaba on the Red Sea, the gateway to the iconic ancient city of Petra, will see cruise calls from more than 20% of the global cruise fleet by […]
Emerald Azzurra cruising super-yacht sets sail on maiden voyage in Red Sea
The first super-yacht cruise ship for Emerald Cruises has departed Aqaba, Jordan on her maiden voyage.
Emerald Azzurra delivered ahead of maiden voyage from Middle East
Emerald Azzurra has been delivered to Emerald Cruises in Vietnam, ahead of her maiden cruise from Aqaba in Jordan.
Abu Dhabi Ports firms up intention to develop cruise terminal in Aqaba
Abu Dhabi Ports Group has signed four strategic agreements and a Head of Terms Agreement (HoT) with the Aqaba Development Corporation to support the development of tourism and other sectors within Aqaba.
Middle East ports among 51 destinations on 2024 Princess World Cruise
Princess Cruises has released the itinerary for its 111-day World Cruise aboard Island Princess, with calls in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Salalah, Aqaba and a transit of the Suez Canal.
Abu Dhabi Ports to build dedicated cruise terminal in Aqaba
Abu Dhabi Ports, the operator of the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in the UAE’s capital, has announced plans to develop and operate a new cruise terminal in Jordan’s port city of Aqaba.
Regent Seven Seas’ 2024 World Cruise featuring Middle East sells out in just 3 hours
Regent Seven Seas’ 132-night World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Mariner, with port calls in the Middle East among 31 destinations, has sold out in just three hours.
MSC Cruises to launch Saudi cruise program early with MSC Bellissima in 2021
MSC Cruises has announced it is moving the start of its first ever Saudi Arabian cruise season up to July, with MSC Bellissima due to homeport in Jeddah between late July and […]
Silversea announces east and west-bound Aqaba cruises for 2021 and 2022
Luxury cruise line Silversea will sail twice from Aqaba, Jordan, the gateway to iconic Petra, on a cruise bound for India in 2021, and Greece in 2022.
MSC Cruises releases full itineraries for MSC Magnifica season in Saudi Arabia
MSC Cruises has released the full season cruise itineraries for MSC Magnifica’s maiden homeport program in the Red Sea out of Jeddah.
Crystal Cruises announces Suez Canal voyage ending in Petra for 2021
Crystal Cruises will be sending its luxury yacht-like cruise ship Espirit back to the Middle East in 2021 on a series of voyages that take in the Holy Land, Petra and the […]
Cunard releases 2021 Med itineraries aboard Queen Elizabeth with calls to Arabia
Cunard Line’s art deco luxury cruise liner Queen Elizabeth will cruise to the Middle East in 2021 on her way to Singapore.
Crystal Cruises releases shorter luxury itineraries featuring Dubai, Aqaba and Oman
Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has released ten new itineraries within its Crystal Getaways collection, which are shorter legs of longer voyages – typically four to ten nights rather than several weeks.
MSC Cruises 2022 World Cruise to include ports calls in Aqaba and Salalah
MSC Cruises has opened sales for its 2022 World Cruise aboard MSC Poesia, calling at 43 ports on five continents, including Aqaba in Jordan (the gateway to Petra) and the ancient port […]
Cruises to Saudi Arabia another step closer to reality with introduction of tourist visa
Saudi Arabia has taken the historic step of introducing a tourist visa for travelers from 49 countries, including e-visas and visas on arrival for citizens of the world’s largest cruise markets.
Marella Discovery will repeat cruise from Dubai to Jordan in 2020
Marella Cruises is pitting Dubai in the UAE and Aqaba in Jordan against one another as cruise destinations in its new 14-night cruise itinerary from the UAE to Jordan aboard Marella Discovery.
Jordan’s Aqaba port sees busiest day of the year as cruise ships head for Dubai
Three Dubai-bound cruise ships docked in Jordan’s Port of Aqaba this week on their repositioning cruises between Europe and Asia, giving the up-and-coming cruise port its busiest day of the year.
Cruise port focus: Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba is Jordan’s 6,000-year-old port city on the Red Sea, the gateway to the world-famous stone-city of Petra and a key stopover for ocean liners and cruise ships transiting the Suez Canal […]