There are now three cruise lines scheduled to cruise roundtrip from Dubai for the 2020/21 Middle East cruise season, which has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Dubai proves resilience as cruise destination in wake of coronavirus pandemic
Dubai’s resilience as a cruise destination has shone through in the last few weeks as cruise lines begin to develop itineraries for the 2021 and 2022 winter seasons, with several major lines […]
UAE reveals fines for cruise ships and passengers who break anti-COVID-19 rules
The UAE has announced a new set of fines relating to measures being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including thousands of dollars in penalties for cruise lines and passengers that […]
Europe leads the global cruise industry back to sea
The European cruise is the first to open up substantially as European nations begin to get a hold on the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED: Damage to cruise industry from coronavirus captured in a single […]
Cape Town cruise sector has fully recovered from 2016 ‘dip’ caused by drought
The Cape Town cruise sector has fully recovered from the contraction in 2016 caused by the drought crisis, says the V&A Waterfront’s Andre Blaine, Executive Manager Marine and Industrial.
‘Complex nature’ of Ocean Cay island development forces MSC to delay opening
MSC Cruises has delayed the opening of its private island destination in the Caribbean, Ocean Cay, citing ‘operational issues’ due to the complex nature of the project, four cruise itineraries for three […]
Durban to earn R18-million per month during coming cruise season
Tourism officials in Durban, the homeport for MSC Cruises for the South African cruise season, say the regular turnaround calls by MSC Orchestra during the coming cruise season will add more than […]
Gender violence, xenophobia and visa regulations could impact South African cruise season
Recent xenophobic violence and crimes against women in South Africa have damaged the country’s brand as a travel destination and hurt forward bookings by international tourists, according to Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO, Tourism […]
World’s largest war risk insurer says Iran a ‘moderate’ threat to cruise ships in Middle East
The threat of an attack on cruise ships by Iran off Oman or in the Strait of Hormuz is ‘moderate’, according to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK), the […]
MSC Cruises says it has firm commitment to grow cruise tourism in South Africa
MSC Cruises is taking a three-pronged approach to the further development of the cruise sector in South Africa.
MSC, Costa and TUI confirm Dubai cruises will go ahead despite Iran tensions
MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and TUI have joined Royal Caribbean in confirming that their planned Dubai cruise programs for the coming 2019/2020 cruise season are unaffected by the ongoing tensions between Iran […]
Cape Town tourism officials anticipate biggest ever season for 2020
Despite load shedding and an ongoing water shortage crisis, the Cape Town cruise tourism market has been unaffected, with local officials looking forward to the city’s biggest cruise season on record in […]
SA has potential for more than 1-million cruise tourists by 2025 says new report
South Africa is aiming to grow its cruise market to more than 1-million passengers by 2025, according to Phindile Makwakwa, the acting CEO for Tourism KwaZulu-Natal.
South Africans buying 35% more cruises in 2019 than last year says Flight Centre
Despite the rolling black outs and economic uncertainty plaguing South Africa, the country’s domestic cruise market is stronger than ever, according to the results of the annual Travel Expo in Johannesburg.
Three cruise ships make simultaneous maiden port calls in Dubai
On the busiest single day of the busiest cruise season on record for Dubai and the wider Arabian Gulf, three cruise ships made their maiden port calls in the city.