A fire was reported aboard the cruise ship MSC Lirica on Friday while in warm lay-up in Corfu, but there are no reports of injuries and MSC Cruises says the damage to […]
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.
MSC Cruises scales back 2020/21 Dubai cruise season, South Africa unaffected
MSC Cruises has downsized its Dubai cruise program for the 2020/21 Middle East cruise season, with just one ship homeporting in the Arabian Gulf, but its two-ship plans for South Africa remain […]
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 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.
Dubai rains on cruise passengers’ parade as unstable weather affects shore excursions
Three ships were in port in Dubai Tuesday, but unstable weather affected shore excursions for a number of the 6,000 or so passengers disembarking at Dubai Cruise Terminal.
MSC Bellissima begins maiden Dubai cruise season as largest-ever homeporting ship
MSC Bellissima has kicked off her 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai, becoming the largest cruise ship ever to homeport in the city.
MSC doubles up Dubai cruises again in 2020/21 with Seaview and Lirica
In 2018 MSC Cruises became the first cruise line ever to homeport two cruise ships in Dubai simultaneously, and during next year’s cruise season, they will do it a third time with […]
MSC Lirica makes maiden port call in Doha as she begins new Dubai cruise season
Doha Port in Qatar received a port call from MSC Lirica this week for the first time, as the ship began her new Arabian Gulf cruise season sailing roundtrip out of Dubai.
British cruise tourists say Dubai is world’s most luxurious cruise destination
British cruise tourists have listed Dubai as their choice for number one luxury holiday destination, ahead of the Maldives and the Seychelles, according to MSC Cruises UK.
Best roundtrip Dubai cruises in 2019/2020 season
For the first time ever, eight cruise lines will be homeporting nine cruise ships in Dubai for the 2019/2020 winter cruise season that runs from November to March annually.
MSC Cruises targets Celebrity with MSC Lirica Dubai cruise deployment for 2019
MSC Cruises is making a play for Celebrity Cruises’ market share in the Dubai cruise market, with plans to send its recently refitted MSC Lirica to Dubai for the 2018/19 Middle East cruise […]