The public relations and marketing agency LOTUS has been appointed by Cruise Saudi to manage its global communications strategy, according to a press release.
Cruise Saudi spotlights specific cruise tourist needs at Saudi Tourism Forum 2023
Cruise Saudi put the focus on the specific needs of cruise tourists compared to regular tourists at the recent Saudi Tourism Forum 2023, held in Riyadh between 14-16 March this year.
Explora Journeys to cruise roundtrip from Saudi Arabia in 2024 and 2025
Explora Journeys second cruise ship Explora II will cruise from Jeddah to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on 9-night roundtrip in the Red Sea, before sailing an 11-night itinerary to Dubai in 2024.
Saudi Arabia eyes massive cruise expansion with $330m acquisition of World Dream
Cruise Saudi, the government agency charged with developing a local cruise sector in Saudi Arabia, has announced the acquisition of the World Dream cruise ship from Genting Hong Kong.
Saudi Arabia celebrates Founding Day with triple cruise calls in two ports
Saudi Arabia has welcomed more than 9,000 cruise tourists in a single day for the first time, with three cruise ships calling in Jeddah and King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.
MSC drops prices for US market on cruises out of Saudi Arabia and UAE
MSC Cruises USA, the American subsidiary of MSC Cruises, has dropped its cruise fares for the American market, offering cruises from just $129 on a range of select departures around the world.
Cruise Saudi orders luxury cruise yacht in joint venture with Aman hotel group
Plans for Saudi Arabia to get its own luxury cruising yacht took a step forward this week after Neptune Co. placed an order for the ship with the Italian shipyard T. Mariotti.
MSC World Europa makes maiden call in Dammam Saudi Arabia after visa delay
MSC World Europa has finally made her maiden call in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on her 2022/23 Middle East cruise season out of Dubai, after having to cancel the port call on the […]
MSC Cruises to replace Splendida with Orchestra for 2023/24 season in Saudi
MSC Cruises will be switching out MSC Splendida with MSC Orchestra for the upcoming 2023/24 cruise season out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
MSC World Europa to offer unique 10-night cruise from Saudi to Barcelona in 2023
The largest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, and the largest to ever homeport in the Middle East for a full cruise season, MSC World Europa, will sail a one-off 10-night cruise […]
Saudi Arabia aims to turn NEOM city project into Florida/Montenegro-style cruise hub
Saudi Arabia has revealed it plans to make NEOM city the Montenegro or Fort Lauderdale of the Middle East when it comes to the cruise sector.
MSC Splendida begins inaugural cruise season in Saudi Arabia for 2022/23
MSC Splendida has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the first time, celebrating maiden port call plaque exchange ceremonies in Jeddah and Yanbu this week as she commences her first cruise season in […]
MSC Cruises expands embarkation options for Red Sea cruise season out of Saudi
MSC Cruises has expanded its Red Sea cruise season out of Saudi Arabia, adding more embarkation ports in Egypt, as well as shore excursions and pre-cruise stay options.
Cruise sector booming as Saudi Arabian tourism hits 121% pre-pandemic recovery
Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector has seen a 121% increase from pre-pandemic levels, supported by its emergent but booming cruise sector.
Azamara to feature Saudi Arabia on 2024 country-intensive Europe itineraries
Azamara will be sailing 84 Europe itineraries across its four-ship fleet in 2024, with three of those itineraries also venturing into the Middle East to call in Dubai and Egypt, as well […]
Saudi Arabia makes cruising visa free for GCC residents ahead of 2022/23 season
Saudi Arabia’s nascent cruise market has become more accessible to GCC residents after the country has made it easier to obtain a tourist visa for the country.
Silversea to transit Suez Canal six times in 2024/25, with port calls in Saudi
Silversea Cruises will offer six cruises through the Suez Canal in 2024 and 2025, with inaugral port calls to Saudi Arabia and expeditions to newly-unlocked UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Cruise Review: 10 things to know about cruising in Saudi Arabia
For many westerners, Saudi Arabia is a deeply misunderstood country, and as it opens up to the global tourism market, particularly with its nascent cruise industry, it’s important to keep a few […]
Swan Hellenic reveals ten cruise itineraries for Africa and Arabia in 2023￼
Swan Hellenic will be cruising the Red Sea to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan during the coming 2023 cruise season, as well as South Africa and other destinations on the continent.
New Jeddah Cruise Terminal to be part of marina development in port
The new cruise terminal planned for Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia will form part of a redevelopment of the area that will include a marina and a total revamp of the […]