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% […]
Silversea reveals Bon Voyage promotion on 2024 Dubai to Athens voyage
Silversea is offering complimentary cabin upgrades, reduced deposit, and airfare credit on select voyages in 2023 and 2024, including its 18-day Dubai to Athens cruise through the Red Sea next year.
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.
Oceania expands free land programs on upcoming Dubai and Cape Town itineraries
Oceania Cruises has expanded its Free Land Programs to include Dubai and Cape Town on its 2024 voyages, along with 24 other select cruises visiting Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and […]
Doha Port sees busiest season ever in 2022/23 after cruise terminal upgrade
Doha Port saw a record cruise season during 2022/23 with cruise tourist passenger numbers reaching 273,666, according to Mwani Qatar, the government agency that handles Qatar’s seaports and shipping terminals.
Princess Cruises opens sales for epic 2025 World Cruise via Middle East
Princess Cruises has opened sales for its longest World Cruise yet, a 116 day voyage, visiting 51 destinations on six continents, including 7 ports in the Middle East, and the option of […]
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.
Emirates Airline teases expansion into cruise industry on April Fools
Emirates Airline celebrated April Fools Day this year by claiming it was expanding into the cruise industry.
MSC Cruises looks to expand Oman shore excursion offerings at STC Global
MSC Cruises is interested in expanding the range of shore excursions on offer to passengers in Oman, where it calls regularly during the annual winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf.
Virgin Voyages 2023 Dubai cruise to Singapore on new ship almost sold out
Virgin Voyages’ first ever cruise from Dubai aboard Resilient Lady is already 90% sold out, with older multi-generational families embracing the adults-only cruise line, according to Cruise Passenger.
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.
Oceania Cruises offering free amenities on Dubai and other departures
Oceania Cruises has launched an OLife Ultimate “All Three for Free” sale, offering guests significant benefits and savings on over 80 diverse 2023 and 2024 sailings, including a cruise from Dubai in […]
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.
Virgin Voyages upgrades entertainment ahead of Dubai cruise aboard Resilient Lady
Virgin Voyages is upgrading its onboard entertainment fleet-wide ahead of its 2023 cruise from Dubai to Singapore aboard new ship Resilient Lady.
LNG cruise ships in Dubai using MGO due to lack of availability and Ukraine war
MSC Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have all confirmed that they are not fuelling their Dubai-based cruise ships with LNG, but are instead using regular MGO, due to issues with availability […]
New Cunard Line ship Queen Anne to feature Dubai on 2025 World Cruise
Cunard Line is bringing its brand new cruise liner, Queen Anne, to the Middle East in 2025, with a 107-night World Cruise that calls in Dubai, along with 30 additional ports on […]
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.