MSC Bellissima will soon wrap up her summer Middle East cruise season out of Dubai, becoming the first cruise ship ever to homeport in the Arabian Gulf into the summer.
Saudi Arabia concludes first ever cruise season with massive domestic demand
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 makes maiden call in Saudi Arabia, second MSC ship to do so
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.
MSC Cruises extends Dubai season in Arabian Gulf until June
MSC Cruises has extended its cruise season in Dubai for 2022 due to unprecedented demand from the fly-cruise market.
MSC amends 2021/22 Saudi Arabian itineraries aboard MSC Bellissima
MSC Cruises has amended the cruise itinerary for MSC Bellissima’s winter season out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between November, 2021 and March, 2022. MSC Bellissima will no longer call in Safaga, Egypt, […]
MSC Cruises adjusts onboard cruise experience for Saudi Arabian market
MSC Cruises has made several changes to the onboard cruise experience during its deployment of MSC Bellissima out of Jeddah, to better suit the local Saudi Arabian cruise market.
MSC Cruises extends Saudi Arabian cruise season for MSC Bellissima
MSC Cruises has extended its Saudi Arabian cruise season aboard MSC Bellissima in the Red Sea until March next year following greater than anticipated demand.
MSC Bellissima hosts Saudi Arabia’s first netball tournament on Red Sea cruise
MSC Cruises‘ massive cruise ship MSC Bellissima has hosted Saudi Arabia’s first netball tournament during a cruise in the Red Sea out of Jeddah.
MSC makes long-term Saudi cruise plans with 5-year berth agreement
MSC Cruises has signed a long-term preferential berthing agreement with Cruise Saudi, giving its ships superior access to Jeddah Port, mirroring a deal signed in Dubai in 2019.
MSC Bellissima makes historic arrival in Saudi Arabia ahead of Red Sea cruise season
MSC Bellissima has arrived in Saudi Arabia, sailing into Jeddah Islamic Port over the weekend, the first mainstream cruise ship ever to dock in the city.
MSC Cruises to launch Saudi cruise program early with MSC Bellissima in 2021
MSC Cruises has announced it is moving the start of its first ever Saudi Arabian cruise season up to July, with MSC Bellissima due to homeport in Jeddah between late July and […]
MSC ramps up China cruise commitment while orderbook remains largest in the industry
MSC Cruises has announced its new Meraviglia Plus-class cruise ship MSC Virtuosa will homeport in China in 2022, after sailing her first Middle East cruise season out of Dubai.
Only three cruise ships remain in Dubai, waiting out the global cruise shutdown
Only AIDAvita and MSC Bellissima remain docked in Port Rashid, while MSC Lirica is waiting out the global shutdown of the cruise industry at anchor off Dubai.
Dubai’s Port Rashid becomes one of the most crowded cruise ports in world amid virus
There are some seven cruise ships in hot lay up in Port Rashid in Dubai, the UAE’s primary cruise port, as the cruise industry remains in a global shutdown.
MSC Cruises cancels remainder of Dubai seasons as Coronavirus bites, SA unaffected
MSC Cruises has cancelled its remaining four cruises from Dubai during the current 2019/2020 cruise season, during which it had two cruise ships homeporting in Dubai, but its remaining cruises from Durban, […]
MSC Bellissima’s Dubai to Asia cruise altered due to Coronavirus outbreak
MSC Bellissima’s March cruise from Dubai to Japan has been altered to drop several Asian destinations from the itinerary amid the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic in the region.
MSC Cruises alone brings 500,000 cruise tourists into Dubai and Abu Dhabi
MSC Cruises last week consolidated its position as the largest cruise operator in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf cruise sector with the establishment of preferential berthing agreements in both Dubai and […]
MSC Cruises says latest flare-up in Iran-US tensions has not impacted Dubai cruise plans
MSC Cruises does not intend to alter or cancel any of its Dubai cruise itineraries for the current winter season in the wake of the latest spike in tensions between Iran and […]
‘We plan to push Expo 2020 in all marketing for Dubai ahead of 2020/21 season’ says MSC Cruises
Expo 2020 admission ticket will be included in the cruise fare for MSC Lirica’s roundtrip Dubai season in the Arabian Gulf.
MSC Cruises to homeport new Meraviglia Plus-class MSC Virtuosa in Dubai for 2021/22 season
MSC Cruises will homeport its new Meraviglia Plus-class cruise ship, MSC Virtuosa, in the Arabian Gulf for the 2021/22 cruise season.