Cruise Saudi says Jeddah will get an ‘iconic’ new cruise terminal within the next five to seven years as Saudi Arabia’s cruise sector rapidly emerges.
MSC Cruises has announced its COVID-19 health and safety protocols for its current Red Sea cruise season out of Saudi Arabia, and its upcoming Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai.
Cruise Saudi, the organisation established to grow Saudi Arabia’s cruise tourism sector, has been welcomed as an executive partner of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) during Seatrade Cruise Global.
MSC Cruises has made several changes to the onboard cruise experience during its deployment of MSC Bellissima out of Jeddah, to better suit the local Saudi Arabian cruise market.
MSC Cruises has extended its Saudi Arabian cruise season aboard MSC Bellissima in the Red Sea until March next year following greater than anticipated demand.
MSC Cruises‘ massive cruise ship MSC Bellissima has hosted Saudi Arabia’s first netball tournament during a cruise in the Red Sea out of Jeddah.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the lastest cruise line to announce its entry to the newly-opened Saudi Arabian cruise sector, with plans to call in Jeddah during the 2023/24 cruise season.
Silversea Cruises is returning to Saudi Arabia in 2024 with two new grand voyages to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with the first departing from Cape Town.
Emerald Cruises, a luxury boutique cruise line that recently expanded into the ocean-going cruise sector, has announced its first cruises will include calls in Saudi Arabia.
Cruise lines in the Middle East see future growth for the Middle East cruise sector from Australian fly-cruise passengers, who may choose Dubai over Asian homeports.
MSC Cruises has signed a long-term preferential berthing agreement with Cruise Saudi, giving its ships superior access to Jeddah Port, mirroring a deal signed in Dubai in 2019.
Saudi Arabia is forecasting immense growth of its cruise tourism sector as MSC Cruises begins its inaugural cruise season in the country with MSC Bellissima.
Scenic Group will join MSC Cruises in Saudi Arabia with a number of roundtrip cruises from Jeddah between July and December, 2021.
MSC Bellissima has arrived in Saudi Arabia, sailing into Jeddah Islamic Port over the weekend, the first mainstream cruise ship ever to dock in the city.
MSC Cruises has announced it is moving the start of its first ever Saudi Arabian cruise season up to July, with MSC Bellissima due to homeport in Jeddah between late July and […]
MSC Cruises has rolled out a comprehensive travel insurance plan via Europe Assistance covering passengers for COVID-19 related medical costs and cancellations.
MSC Cruises has released the full season cruise itineraries for MSC Magnifica’s maiden homeport program in the Red Sea out of Jeddah.
MSC Cruises is predicting strong domestic interest in its new cruise itineraries sailing in the Red Sea from Jeddah, with up to half of passengers expected to be from the country.
Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia proved resilient during the 2020 pandemic, with many Saudis taking holidays within the Kingdom, according to local tourism officials, which suggests strong local demand for MSC Cruises […]
Saudi Arabia cruises and the opening up of the country to cruise tourism will remove two key challenges that have long held the Middle East cruise sector back, and create three opportunities […]