The cruise industry is gaining momentum and proving to be one of the most significant contributors to the post-pandemic travel recovery, according to the UAE’s emergent cruise destination of Ras Al Khaimah.
With the low-cost UAE airline FlyDubai launching direct flights to Sardinia this month, the Italian island destination is looking to grow its share of the UAE cruise tourism sector, a small but […]
Seabourn will return to Abu Dhabi for the first time in five years on several of the 11 cruise itineraries it has released for 2024/25 featuring the Middle East.
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.
Dubai and the wider UAE have huge potential for future growth of the cruise sector, according to Abdulla Binhabtoor, Chief Portfolio Management Officer, Shamal Holding, the owner and curator of Dubai Harbour.
On Saturday, AIDAbella departed Dubai for Palma De Mallorca, marking the departure of the last seasonal homeporting cruise ship in the Arabian Gulf and the close of the 2021/22 cruise season.
The UAE is one of the most dynamic cruise destinations that MSC Cruises sails to, according to Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises.
Carnival Spirit has returned to her berth at the new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal off JBR sporting a new colour scheme as part of the roll out of Carnival Cruise Line’s revamped […]
Abu Dhabi tourism officials have expressed confidence in the UAE cruise sector’s ability to quickly recover from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic during the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Miami, Florida.
Malta is the latest country to join a growing list of Mediterranean cruise destinations open to UAE tourists with a vaccination certificate.
The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi will reopen this September, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism, bringing the UAE’s capital in-line with Dubai, the region’s primary cruise port.
As of June, 2021, there are 19 destinations around the world where UAE residents can visit without having to quarantine, and many of them are cruise homeports for the summer cruise season.
The resumption of cruises from Barcelona and Athens is now available for booking by UAE passengers, after both Spain and Greece agreed to quarantine travel for vaccinated UAE residents.
MSC Cruises will sail a series of Red Sea itineraries from Jeddah during the coming winter 2021/22 cruise season aboard MSC Magnifica.
Royal Caribbean’s decision to homeport Odyssey of the Seas in Israel for the upcoming summer cruise season underscores the growing importance of the Middle East cruise market.
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.
Four Mina Plaza towers and several buildings along the wharf front in Port Zayed are to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of Abu Dhabi‘s cruise port.
For the beleaguered UAE cruise sector attempting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the UAE-Israel ‘peace deal’ is a welcome boon.
Costa Cruises has amended its 2021/22 Dubai cruise season itineraries, switching out Costa Smeralda with Costa Pacifica, according to an email sent to passengers booked on the affected cruises.
AIDAprima isn’t due to start cruising from Dubai for the 2020/21 cruise season until December, but AIDA Cruises have already positioned her in Port Rashid in preparation for the ship’s return to […]