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The best cruise ships homeporting in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for 2017-18

The UAE’s 2017-18 cruise season will begin again on the 25th of October, when the luxury cruise liner Seabourn Encore returns to Dubai en-route to Australia, but this coming cruise season will see a number of cruise ships return, while others will be new to the city.

Here’s Cruise Arabia & Africa’s rundown of what to expect this year from those cruise ships homeporting in the Middle East for the winter cruise season that runs from November to March.

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Saga Cruises to sail epic South African ‘farewell’ cruise for Saga Pearl II in 2019

Saga Cruises has confirmed that it is retiring its class cruise ship Saga Pearl II from the fleet in 2019 after 202 sailings.

The British cruise line, specialising in cruises for passengers over the age of 50, will send Saga Pearl II down the coast of Africa and across the coast of South Africa on a special 54-night farewell cruise.

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Video – Humpback whale gets trapped in Sohar Port

Video has emerged of a humpback whale that became trapped inside the waters of Sohar Port in Oman.

According to officials, the whale entered the port on Monday. The video below was filmed from a ship conducting berthing operations at the port.

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Industry Focus: How cruise lines will attract millennials

Cruises are an attractive holiday option for many people the world over. The ability to see other countries combined with good weather and everything you could ever want on a holiday undoubtedly form a truly enjoyable holiday package.

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Imagine Cruising Dubai launches special deal for Queen Mary 2’s 2018 Singapore-Dubai voyage

Imagine Cruising Dubai has put together a special deal for Middle East cruisers wanting to experience Queen Mary 2’s voyage from Singapore to Dubai next year.

The flagship of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2 will depart Singapore on April 4th, 2018 bound for Dubai, where will arrive on the 18th of April. The 15-night voyage is being sold as a 16-night package with flights and a one night stay in a four star hotel in Singapore included.

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Celebrity Cruises reveals new Eden rainforest aboard upcoming Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises have begun to reveal more details about the features to be found aboard its new Edge class cruise ships, with the first inkling being the ‘Eden’ venue, a three-deck rainforest/garden wrapped in 650sqm of glass.

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