Jewel of the Seas, which was briefly placed in quarantine in Dubai, has received the all clear from Dubai Health Authority officials after two of her passengers developed Coronavirus symptoms.
Abu Dhabi closed its cruise terminal at Port Zayed to cruise ships overnight, turning away Jewel of the Seas, which had departed Dubai yesterday. Royal Caribbean appeared to have been granted an […]
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 […]
Azamara has informed passengers booked on its March 17th cruise from Dubai that the voyage has been cancelled due to new restrictions the UAE has introduced for cruise ships sailing from Dubai.
Royal Caribbean International has dropped Oman’s capital Muscat as a port of call on the two remaining roundtrip Dubai cruises of the 2019/2020 season for Jewel of the Seas due to concerns […]
As the global Coronavirus epidemic continues to chaos havoc with the international cruise industry, Azamara has been forced to end its 26-night cruise from Cape Town to Dubai early.
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.
One man has been airlifted from Grand Princess while at least 35 passengers have presented with flu-like symptoms, and are undergoing Coronavirus testing, along with several dozen others suspected of having the […]
South African passengers and crew that have been released from the Coronavirus-infected Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan will be quarantined by the army, the Department of Health has announced.
AIDA Cruises has announced that AIDAvita will be dry-docked in Dubai for routine maintenance and will sail a mini cruise season from the city in lieu of her Asian program, which was […]
Two South African crew members aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship under quarantine in Japan have tested positive for Coronavirus, according to the National Department of Health.
With more than 80,000 people around the world infected with Coronavirus, more than 2,700 deaths, and mass disruption to the cruise sector across Asia, the ongoing epidemic’s impact on the cruise sector […]
MSC Bellissima’s March cruise from Dubai to Japan has been altered to drop several Asian destinations from the itinerary amid the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic in the region.
Princess Cruises has announced that Sapphire Princess will cruise Australian waters instead of in Asia due to the risk of infection and port cancellations posed by the Coronavirus epidemic.
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.
Norwegian Spirit’s entire 2020 Asian cruise program has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but her Dubai and Cape Town cruises are going ahead.
There are now at least four cruise ships affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with two under quarantine in Japan and Hong Kong, while a third is being denied entry to ports across […]
Princess Cruises’ ship Diamond Princess will spend the next two weeks under quarantine in Japan after at least 20 passengers tested positive for the Coronavirus, according to local media reports.
All Dubai cruises are going ahead as normal, according to cruise lines homeporting in the UAE contacted by Cruise Arabia & Africa.
MSC Cruises, the largest homeporting cruise line in South Africa, does not expect the coronavirus outbreak to have a significant impact on the local cruise market, but is stepping up pre-cruise health […]