Costa Cruises has revealed its 2023/24 winter cruise itineraries, with Costa Smeralda returning to the Middle East, sailing roundtrip cruises from Dubai in the Arabian Gulf.
Abu Dhabi sees more than 700,000 cruise tourists for first time during 2022/23 season
Abu Dhabi has reported its busiest cruise season on record for the 2022/23 season, with more than 700,000 cruise tourists having visited the city on 184 cruise ship calls, more than 10% […]
Cruise Master Middle East appointed regional agent for Windstar Cruises
The boutique premium cruise line Windstar Cruises has appointed Dubai-based Cruise Master Middle East as the General Sales Agent (GSA) to source business from the Middle East markets.
Regent Seven Seas to sail to Arabia and Africa twice on 2025 Grand Voyages
The ultra-luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, has announced five new Grand Voyages as part of the line’s 2025/26 cruise collection, with two voyages […]
Windstar Cruises reveals F1 Grand Prix shore excursions for Abu Dhabi
Windstar Cruises is introducing a new Formula One experience for its guests during the final race of the 2023 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.
Cruise Review: MSC World Europa 7-night roundtrip Dubai cruise in Arabian Gulf
MSC World Europa is the largest cruise ship ever built for MSC Cruises and the largest ever to homeport in the Middle East, so we went onboard to find out what cruising […]
MSC World Europa departs Dubai on repositioning voyage to Europe
MSC Cruises has concluded its largest cruise season in the Middle East to date, with its flagship MSC World Europa having now departed Dubai bound for Europe.
MSC Cruises rolls out F1 Experience for passengers on cruises calling in Abu Dhabi
MSC Cruises and Formula 1 have announced a new F1 Experience for passengers cruising aboard MSC Virtuosa out of Dubai during the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Norwegian Cruise Line to sail between Middle East ports for first time in 2025
Norwegian Cruise Line will sail within the Middle East between two ports in the Arabian Gulf for the first time in 2025, with a 7-night cruise from Doha, Qatar to Dubai, UAE.
More than 900,000 cruise tourists visited Dubai during the 2022/23 cruise season
The numbers are in (kind of) for the 2022/23 cruise season, which wraps up later this month, and they show a near total recovery for the Arabian Gulf cruise sector, with almost […]
Explora II to cruise from Dubai on longest ever roundtrip during 2024/25 season
Explora II, the second cruise ship being built for MSC Cruises’ luxury subsidiary brand Explora Journeys, will cruise roundtrip from Dubai several times during the 2024/25 cruise season.
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal sees record number of monthly cruise passengers
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal has recorded its highest number of international cruise passengers for a monthin the past five years.
Saudi Arabia celebrates Founding Day with triple cruise calls in two ports
Saudi Arabia has welcomed more than 9,000 cruise tourists in a single day for the first time, with three cruise ships calling in Jeddah and King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.
Cunard offering 2024 Queen Mary 2 Dubai cruise to Southampton or New York
Cunard Line is bringing its flagship Queen Mary 2 back to the UAE in 2024, with a 21-night cruise from Dubai to Southampton, with the option of extending it into a 28-night […]
Oceania ship Riviera to sail unusual 10-day cruise from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 2023
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are just a few hours sailing distance apart on the UAE coastline, but this year Riviera of Oceania Cruises will spend 10 days cruising from one port to […]
P&O to repeat Dubai to Southampton cruise via Med aboard Arcadia in 2024
P&O Cruises will sail its annual Dubai to Southampton grand voyage in March, 2024 with Arcadia cruising from the Middle East through the Suez Canal and Mediterranean.
MSC Cruises eyes Middle East growth with new general sales agent in Qatar
MSC Cruises has appointed United Tours and Cruise as its general sales agent in Qatar as its pushes to increase its market share in the Middle East cruise sector.
TUI upgrades to Mein Schiff 2 for 2023/24 cruise season in Dubai
In keeping with the ever-growing size of cruise ships sailing from Dubai, TUI Cruises has confirmed that it too is upgrading its tonnage in the region from Mein Schiff 6 to the […]
P&O Cruises to sail classic ocean liner route from Dubai to UK in 2023
P&O Cruises will recreate the Middle East to Europe route undertaken by its ocean liner forebearers in 2023, with Arcadia departing on an 18-night voyage to the UK.
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.