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 […]
Qatar seeing ‘tremendous’ growth in cruise sector, full recovery this season
Qatar Tourism has reported significant ongoing growth in its cruise tourism sector, with a full recovery from the pandemic expected during the current 2022/23 cruise season.
French cruise line opens busy cruise season for Qatar following FIFA
The superyacht cruise ship Le Bougainville of the luxury French cruise line Ponant has opened the cruise season in Qatar, becoming the first cruise ship of the winter season to call in […]
Football fans describe unique experience aboard cruise ship hotel in Qatar
MSC Cruises’ newest cruise ship MSC World Europa, as well as two other vessels, MSC Opera and MSC Poesia, provide a unique way to experience the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according […]
Qatar FIFA 2022 logistics force Azamara to drop Doha on November cruise
Azamara has been forced to drop Doha in Qatar as a port of call on its upcoming Arabia & World Cup Voyage departing Dubai on November 15th, 2022.
MSC prepares three cruise ships as floating hotels for 2022 FIFA World Cup￼
Doha will host six cruise ships as floating hotel during the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, with MSC Cruises supplying three of them.
Qatari capital Doha prepares for naming ceremony of new MSC World Europa
The capital of Qatar, Doha, and home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is preparing to host its first-ever cruise ship naming ceremony in November.
Demand high for FIFA 2022 cruise ship hotels in Doha despite jump in price
Demand for cruise ship cabins in Doha during the FIFA 2022 World Cup remains high, despite climbing prices due to a lack of availability.
Qatar cruise tourism almost fully recovered ahead of FIFA World Cup
Qatar’s cruise tourism sector is almost fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, with cruise ship calls for the 2022/23 season having bounced back thanks to the FIFA World Cup.
Images of new Emerald Azzurra released ahead of Qatar cruise season
Emerald Cruises has released the first images of its brand new luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, ahead of her maiden cruise season homeporting in Qatar next year.
Qatar reports strong cruise tourism rebound after pandemic
Qatar has reported a strong rebound in cruise tourism following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, with passenger numbers and cruise calls almost back to normal.
￼Emerald Yacht Cruises to homeport in Doha for 2023 winter cruise season
Qatar is expanding its cruise destination credentials with its first ever exclusive homeporting deal with a cruise line.
Qatar readies for busy winter cruise season on Dubai bounce back
Qatar is gearing up for its busiest cruise season on record as Dubai bounces back from the unprecedented disruption the COVID-19 pandemic forced on the cruise industry.
Qatar targets international cruise tourist growth with infrastructure revamp
Qatar has developed a new cruise terminal in Doha Port, centrally located adjacent to some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, and is preparing an “exciting calendar of events” for tourists […]
Qatar boosts cruise tourism investment with CLIA partnership
Qatar is redoubling its efforts to position itself as a major cruise tourism destination through a major partnership with Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland.
MSC and TUI set to interport in Dubai and Doha during coming 2021/22 cruise season
There are 32 cruise itineraries set to sail from Doha for the 2021/22 cruise season, with MSC Cruises and TUI Cruises both interporting between Dubai and Doha for the season. TUI’s Mein […]
Second-largest class of cruise ship in the world to homeport in Dubai in 2022
MSC Cruises new World-class cruise ship, MSC World Europa, will homeport in Dubai for the winter 2022/23 cruise season, sailing roundtrip in the Arabian Gulf.
Costa Cruises to homeport largest newest ship Costa Smeralda in Dubai for 2021/22
The flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, its first-ever LNG-powered ship and the largest built for a European cruise line, Costa Smeralda, will homeport in Dubai for the winter, 2021/22 cruise season.
Costa Diadema makes inaugural Dubai port call as she begins 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf season
Costa Cruises’ third-largest (by a tiny margin) cruise ship Costa Diadema has completed her first-ever roundtrip cruise from the city, the first of 16 during the 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season, which […]