In keeping with the ever-growing size of cruise ships sailing from Dubai, TUI Cruises has confirmed that it too is upgrading its tonnage in the region from Mein Schiff 6 to the […]
Costa Cruises adds ‘Cruise & Golf’ offer to Dubai winter itineraries
Costa Cruises has added the “Cruise & Golf” package to its Dubai cruise itineraries, combining a unique golf experience with the relaxation and fun of a Costa cruise.
Costa Cruises to homeport largest newest ship Costa Smeralda in Dubai for 2021/22
The flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, its first-ever LNG-powered ship and the largest built for a European cruise line, Costa Smeralda, will homeport in Dubai for the winter, 2021/22 cruise season.
Royal Caribbean drops Oman call on penultimate roundtrip Dubai cruise due to Coronavirus
Royal Caribbean International has dropped Oman’s capital Muscat as a port of call on the two remaining roundtrip Dubai cruises of the 2019/2020 season for Jewel of the Seas due to concerns […]
Costa Diadema makes inaugural Dubai port call as she begins 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf season
Costa Cruises’ third-largest (by a tiny margin) cruise ship Costa Diadema has completed her first-ever roundtrip cruise from the city, the first of 16 during the 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season, which […]
Ponant to enhance 2020 Dubai cruise aboard new ship with Louvre expert
The French luxury line Ponant Cruises will be enriching its upcoming Dubai cruise itinerary with the inclusion of curators and department directors from the Louvre to help passengers discover the ancient lands […]
Ponant Cruises to homeport brand new luxury explorer in Dubai for 2020/21
The luxury French cruise line Ponant Cruises will be homeporting in Dubai for the 2020/21 cruise season next year, basing its brand new explorer cruise ship Le Jacques-Cartier in the Arabian Gulf […]
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 […]
Muscat cashes in on booming cruise market as Marella Discovery added for 2020
Port Sultan Qaboos, Oman’s primary cruise port in the heart of Muscat, received 72 cruise ship calls in the first quarter of 2019, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism, while another […]
Dubai and Arabian Gulf star in major cruise TV ad campaign for first time
P&O Cruises on Tuesday released its new 2019 TV advert for the UK market, putting Dubai and the Arabian Gulf front-and-centre for the first time on primetime programming.
Viking Ocean Cruises 2020-21 World Cruise to visit Middle East aboard Viking Sun
Viking Sun will cruise via Muscat, Oman on her 2020-21 World Cruise, a 161-day voyage that visits 75 ports on six continents, staying overnight in 13 of them.
Cruise port focus: Muscat, Oman
Muscat is the ancient capital of Oman, sitting amid a stunning mountain range it is a city of greenery and barren peaks, and is best approached from the sea as the sun […]
Cruise Industry: Dubai cruise growth hampered by other Arabian Gulf ports
While Dubai Cruise Terminal has expanded significantly over the last five years, other major destination ports (Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Muscat) have not.
Cruise Review: Costa neoRiviera 5-night roundtrip Dubai cruise in Arabian Gulf
Part of Costa’s ‘neo collection’, Costa neoRiviera is an intimate ship with a touch of traditionalist charm, and in the Arabian Gulf cruise market, she punches way above her weight in value.