The CDC has removed its cruise travel warning from its website for cruise passengers who are fully vaccinated, while for unvaccinated passengers the warning has been lowered from Level 4 to Level […]
Who covers the medical and quarantine costs if you catch COVID-19 on a cruise?
While taking a cruise in the post-COVID era is largely as safe as other forms of travel and tourism, according to statistics, its still important for passengers to plan for the worst […]
Saudi Arabia boosts cruise plans with port and shore excursion experts for Cruise Saudi
Saudi Arabia continues to expand its Cruise Saudi executive team as it pushes to establish the country as a new cruise destination within the Middle East market.
Top 5 Tips for First Time Cruisers to Dubai
Whether it’s looking at stunning skyscrapers or exploring the bewitching desert, almost a million cruise passengers are drawn to Dubai every year.
Is it irresponsible to go on a cruise in the post-COVID-19 era?
The Coronavirus pandemic has shaken confidence in the safety of cruising unlike any other event in history, leaving cruise lines scrambling to make this type of holiday safe once more.
7 different types of holidays to add to your bucket list in 2020
It is the beginning of the year and you have probably just gone back to work and got started on reaching those goals for 2020. What better time to begin planning your […]
South African cruise sales scam investigated as several victims come forward
At least two more people have come forward to open cases against a woman who reportedly sold fake cruises to the South African public in order to pocket the money herself, according […]
Getting your cash back if your cruise is cancelled
Cruise holidays are wonderful. They offer people the chance to truly get away from the stresses and strains of life, but when things go wrong and a cruise is cancelled, it comes […]
Abu Dhabi and Fujairah see massive cruise call growth in 2019 as lines discover GCC
Abu Dhabi Ports saw a significant increase in cruise passengers in the first half of the year, with the total number increasing from 237,169 in the first half of 2018 to 321,277 […]
4 reasons you should try a cruise holiday at least once
Statistics don’t lie. More than 28.5-million people took a cruise last year according to CLIA, and of all the passengers carried by five of the largest cruise lines, around 80% said they […]
Top 5 reasons to cruise from Cape Town this year
With more cruise lines than ever offering roundtrip cruises from Cape Town during the 2019/2020 cruise season, including three that are homeporting in the city for the entire season (for the first […]
Abu Dhabi and Mauritius team up to enhance Indian Ocean cruise tourism
Abu Dhabi Ports and the Mauritius Ports Authority have signed a MoU that seeks to boost cruise tourism in the Indian Ocean, particularly from the Arabian Gulf.
Cruise representatives Discover the World open new Dubai office
Discover the World, a leader in global sales, marketing and distribution, with Holland America Line, Seabourn and Windstar among its clients, has opened a new Middle East office in Dubai this month.
Cruise ships homeporting in Dubai offering more halal options says Cruise Tourism head
The availability of halal food options for Muslim cruise passengers from the GCC isn’t an impediment to the growth of the Middle East as a cruise source market, because cruise lines are […]
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal streamlines passengers’ journey from port to plane
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal has partnered with Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Airport Services to further streamline the process involved in getting passengers to or from the port and plane.
Fred Olsen offering free on-board spending credit on Cape Town and Dubai cruises
Passengers who book any one of five selected cruises with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines before November 19th, 2018 will receive free on-board spending credit of $260 per person, the cruise line has […]
Cruise lines are embracing comedy to diversify on-board entertainment
As experienced cruisers know and first-timers quickly discover, there is something to laugh out loud about on the high seas. Some of the top stand-up comedians in the world come on board […]
10 reasons you need to cruise from Dubai to Singapore
With Celebrity Cruises set to begin a season of regular cruises between Dubai and Singapore during the 2019/2020 cruise season, and with ten other cruise lines featuring Dubai to Singapore itineraries next […]
10 ways to get the most out of your cruise
Whether you’re a newbie or a frequent guest on the high seas, here are 10 tips from the pros on how to be a better cruiser.
QE2 Dubai ready for October 2018 phase 2 launch ahead of 2018/19 cruise season
The QE2 Dubai is all set for her official launch as a floating hotel in Dubai, six months after her phase 1 ‘soft launch’ which brought the city its first ever floating […]