MSC Cruises has added two new port calls to its selection of cruise destinations for the 2023/24 Middle East cruise season out of Dubai.
Saudi Arabia has been shortlisted for “Middle East’s Best Cruise Destination,” “Destination of the Year,” and “Best for Excursions” by three different leading cruise industry awards programs.
Saudi Arabia has announced a new instant e-visa option that will enable UK, US, and Schengen visa holders and permanent residents of the UK, US, and any EU country, to obtain instant […]
Saudi Arabia continues to break new ground following its entry into the cruise industry for the first time in 2021, with a spate of inaugural port calls by cruise lines eager for […]
Cruise Saudi has welcomed the cruise ship Amadea to Saudi waters for the first time, with the Phoenix Reisen-owned vessel docking this month in Jeddah.
Explora Journeys second cruise ship Explora II will cruise from Jeddah to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on 9-night roundtrip in the Red Sea, before sailing an 11-night itinerary to Dubai in 2024.
Saudi Arabia has welcomed more than 9,000 cruise tourists in a single day for the first time, with three cruise ships calling in Jeddah and King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.
MSC Cruises USA, the American subsidiary of MSC Cruises, has dropped its cruise fares for the American market, offering cruises from just $129 on a range of select departures around the world.
MSC Cruises will be switching out MSC Splendida with MSC Orchestra for the upcoming 2023/24 cruise season out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The largest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, and the largest to ever homeport in the Middle East for a full cruise season, MSC World Europa, will sail a one-off 10-night cruise […]
Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector has seen a 121% increase from pre-pandemic levels, supported by its emergent but booming cruise sector.
Azamara will be sailing 84 Europe itineraries across its four-ship fleet in 2024, with three of those itineraries also venturing into the Middle East to call in Dubai and Egypt, as well […]
For many westerners, Saudi Arabia is a deeply misunderstood country, and as it opens up to the global tourism market, particularly with its nascent cruise industry, it’s important to keep a few […]
The new cruise terminal planned for Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia will form part of a redevelopment of the area that will include a marina and a total revamp of the […]
Saudi Arabia has concluded its first full cruise season during the winter months between November and April, 2022, with 66% of passengers sourced locally. The six-month cruise season out Saudi Arabia closed […]
MSC Virtuosa has become the second MSC Cruises vessel to make a maiden port call in Saudi Arabia, with a 17-hour visit to Jeddah on her way back to Europe from Dubai.
Silversea Cruises has marked the maiden call of a second cruise ship in Saudi Arabia with Silver Whisper’s port call to Jeddah Islamic Port this week.
Saudi Arabia has introduced a new e-visa for cruise tourists taking cruises from the country, or arriving at its ports via cruise ship.
Saudi Arabia has tightened entry requirements for tourists amid its 2021/22 winter cruise season in response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
MSC Cruises has expanded its fly-cruise partnership with Saudia Airlines to 36,800 seats for the current winter 2021/22 Red Sea cruise season out Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.