Holland America Line will be returning two of its sister ships, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, to Dubai in 2016, the cruise line has confirmed, with Amsterdam sailing west from Dubai as part of […]
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The cruise industry is awash with nautical and industry-specific terms that most experienced cruisers are aware of, while first time cruisers often find themselves feeling perplexed with this at-sea lexicon. To make […]
During the handing over of the plaque and keys ceremony aboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas to mark her maiden port call in Dubai, Hamad Bin Mejren, senior vice president of […]
Cruise ships are floating cities, even the smaller cruise ships have entire worlds hidden behind ‘Authorised Access Only’ doors that passengers will never see, while all cruise lines have policies and facilities […]
The cabin upgrade, like getting an upgrade on an airline, this is the holy grail of bragging rights in the cruise experience and regular cruise passengers have a number of theories of […]
Cruise Arabia & Africa was recently given unprecedented access to the most famous ship in the world and allowed to photograph her from stem to stern in the early hours of a stifling summer morning in Dubai.
Virgin Cruises is expected to launch in 2019 and Sir Richard Branson, the tycoon behind the Virgin Group, has previously indicated that the cruise line would be launched with new tonnage, but until now we’ve had no indication of what these new cruise ships will look like, or the on-board facilities and amenities they’ll feature.
MSC Cruises have confirmed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that MSC Sinfonia will be returned to the South African cruise market in November, 2016, cruising roundtrip out of Durban and Cape Town […]
MSC Cruises confirm South African among the 12 injured and a further 9 dead in Tunisia terror attack
MSC Cruises this morning informed Cruise Arabia & Africa that a South African passenger is among the 12 people wounded in the terror attacks at the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia on […]
Costa Fascinosa, MSC Splendida depart Tunis after terrorist attack kills 17 passengers on both ships
MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises have both confirmed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that their cruise ships MSC Splendida and Costa Fascinosa have departed the port of La Goulette in Tunis, Tunisia, […]