There has been a surge in bookings for Dubai cruises from Spanish cruise tourists after Madrid lifted a ban on international cruises and other travel restrictions on June 7th, 2021.
Oceania Cruises‘ European and North American voyages for 2023 aboard its seven-ship fleet will sail to 260 cruise destinations on 179 itineraries, including a Dubai departure and two Cape Town cruises.
Cruise Saudi says Jeddah will get an ‘iconic’ new cruise terminal within the next five to seven years as Saudi Arabia’s cruise sector rapidly emerges.
Abu Dhabi tourism officials have expressed confidence in the UAE cruise sector’s ability to quickly recover from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic during the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Miami, Florida.
MSC Cruises has announced its COVID-19 health and safety protocols for its current Red Sea cruise season out of Saudi Arabia, and its upcoming Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai.
QE2 Dubai, the former Cunard Line ocean liner turned floating hotel, will open Float Dubai in October.
The German cruise line AIDA Cruises has announced that AIDAnova will be redeployed from the Middle East to the Canary Islands for the upcoming winter Dubai 2021/22 cruise season.
Istanbul is already benefitting from the redevelopment of its Galataport cruise terminal, with Costa Cruises announcing new Turkey itineraries just days after the completion of the project was announced.
Wonder of the Seas will no longer be cruising from Dubai next year as previously anticipated, due to the cancellation of her Asian cruise season.
TUI Cruises has suspended Mein Schiff 5’s cruise season in Asia due to ongoing travel restrictions for multiple countries the ship was due to cruise to, and her Dubai cruise for 2021 […]
AIDA Cruises has opened bookings for its 2022/23 cruise seasons in South Africa out of Cape Town and the Middle East out of Dubai.
Norwegian Jade will cruise from Dubai again in 2022, with two cruises in February and December to Athens and Cape Town.
The Indian start-up cruise line Cordelia Cruises has sent its cruise ship Empress into Dubai Drydocks for a refit and renovation ahead of her maiden cruise from Dubai in September.
Hapag-Lloyd is the latest cruise line to confirm roundtrip Dubai cruise itineraries for the 2021 cruise season, with Europa 2 sailing her first ever mini cruise season from the city.
Costa Cruises is offering fare discounts and onboard spending credits as part of their “Back to Sea Sale”, which includes its Dubai itineraries.
Cruise lines in the Middle East see future growth for the Middle East cruise sector from Australian fly-cruise passengers, who may choose Dubai over Asian homeports.
A resurgence in tensions between Iran and US and UK allies in the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to impact the Middle East cruise sector based on past experience.
Costa Serena has become the latest cruise ship to dock in Dubai as she awaits her cruise restart in Asia, joining fleet mates Costa Venezia and Costa Atlantica in Port Rashid.
Costa Cruises ships Costa Venezia and Costa Atlantica have arrived in Dubai, docking in Port Rashid at the Dubai Cruise Terminal en-route to China.
The Green Planet indoor rainforest is a signature destination on Dubai’s City Walk for tourists and Dubai residents alike, visited by around 750,000 people per year.