Oman is looking to develop a new cruise port on its east coast as it targets a full cruise tourism recovery to pre-pandemic passenger numbers.
MSC Cruises is interested in expanding the range of shore excursions on offer to passengers in Oman, where it calls regularly during the annual winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf.
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 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.
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
While Dubai Cruise Terminal has expanded significantly over the last five years, other major destination ports (Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Muscat) have not.
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.