Celebrity Cruises has cancelled the remainder of its Middle East cruise season out of Dubai after the UAE’s Federal Transport Authority took the unprecedented decision to close the country’s port to some […]
Celebrity Constellation barred entry to Port Rashid but Dubai remains open to cruise ships
Dubai’s primary cruise port and the main cruise destination in the Middle East, Port Rashid, remains open to cruise ship traffic despite reports that Celebrity Constellation has been informed of restrictions.
Celebrity Cruises cancels Dubai-Singapore cruises, will cruise nearer Dubai instead
Celebrity Cruises has announced that three of its open-jaw sailings between Dubai and Singapore will be cancelled and replaced with roundtrip Dubai cruises in the Arabian Gulf instead.
Top 10 cruise ship refit and refurbishments in 2020
This year is going to be the busiest on record for cruise ship dry-dockings, not only because of the sheer number of cruise ships going into dry dock (more than 100), but […]
Celebrity Constellation switches Dubai for Tampa Bay for 2020/21 season
Celebrity Cruises has announced its intention to replace Celebrity Constellation’s planned 2020/21 Dubai cruise season with a series of Caribbean itineraries from Tampa Bay, Florida instead.
Royal Caribbean says Iran not a threat to cruise ships in region or Dubai cruise sector
The current Iran crisis and heightened tensions in the Strait of Hormuz is not seen as a threat to cruise ships visiting or sailing from the Arabian Gulf according to Royal Caribbean.
Royal Caribbean targets Chinese cruise tourists for 2019 Dubai cruise season
China has seen significant growth in the number of cruise tourists booking fly-cruises rather than domestic cruise itineraries, according to Jason Liberty, chief financial officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises, which is sure to […]
Celebrity confirm refurbished Constellation for 2020-21 Dubai cruise season
Celebrity Cruises will homeport Celebrity Constellation in Dubai for the 2020-21 winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf, sailing an identical set of itineraries to her 2019-2020 deployment.
Best roundtrip Dubai cruises in 2019/2020 season
For the first time ever, eight cruise lines will be homeporting nine cruise ships in Dubai for the 2019/2020 winter cruise season that runs from November to March annually.
New details announced for Celebrity Constellation’s upcoming 2019 Abu Dhabi cruise season
Celebrity Cruises will be returning its veteran cruise liner Celebrity Constellation to the Arabian Gulf for the upcoming 2018/2019 Middle East cruise season.
Cruise Line Focus: Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises is the premium cruise brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises, the second-largest cruise company in the world after Carnival Corporation.
Seven cruise lines to homeport in UAE during 2018/19 season for first time ever
For the first time in the history of cruising in the United Arab Emirates, a total of seven cruise lines will homeport in Dubai and Abu Dhabi during the upcoming 2018/19 cruise […]
Celebrity Cruises to cruise from Dubai for first time in 2020, dropping Abu Dhabi
Celebrity Cruises has become the first of the Middle East homeporting cruise lines to take advantage of the growing number of Indian and Chinese cruise tourists coming to Dubai, with a new […]
Celebrity Cruises lays keel for new luxury expedition cruise ship Celebrity Flora
Celebrity Cruises, which sails roundtrip out of Abu Dhabi this coming cruise season aboard revamped Celebrity Constellation, has celebrated the ceremonial keel laying for its new luxury expedition ship, Celebrity Flora.
Celebrity Cruises targets Middle East passengers with fleet wide Halal food
Celebrity Cruises will now be offering Halal meals on-board all ships in its fleet, according to Lakshmi Durai, CEO of Travel Matrix, which represents Celebrity Cruises Middle East.
Celebrity Cruises confirms return to Middle East in 2017/18 cruise season
The premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises, owned by the world’s second-largest cruise company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has confirmed it will be returning to the Middle East cruise market for the 2017/18 […]
Celebrity Constellation to undergo refit after 2017 Middle East cruise season in Abu Dhabi
Celebrity Cruises’ 294m cruise liner Celebrity Constellation is to undergo a comprehensive refit in May, 2017 after her first ever Middle East cruise season.