Just hours after the tragic events, MSC Cruises’ Crisis Team reached the ship in Tunis and set to work providing assistance and support to guests directly impacted by the attacks.
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As was expected by Cruise Arabia & Africa and no doubt feared by those in the tourism industry in Tunisia, major cruise lines have begun to drop all Tunisian port calls from […]
MSC Cruises have announced that the first of its next generation “Seaside” class of ships, which is due to enter service in November 2017, will be named MSC Seaside and will sail […]
Dubai has invested millions of dollars in cruise infrastructure and is the primary cruise port of the Middle East – Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, does not intend to take this lying down!
Royal Caribbean have announced the sale of Splendour of the Seas to UK cruise operator Thomson Cruises ahead of the cruise ship’s first cruise season in the Middle East offering roundtrip cruises […]
Some of them were infamous, some of them were souless, some of them sank and entered the annuls of history, while others were unmitigated disasters.
During the political unrest in Bahrain during 2012 many mainstream cruise lines cancelled port calls to the island nation’s Mina Sulman port, but during 2015 the German cruise markets major players AIDA […]
Qatar has never been the star performer in the regional cruise industry, the country in general is an up-and-coming tourist destination, however, and as part of this strategy to increase tourist numbers, […]
Windstar Cruises, which recently purchased the luxury boutique cruise ship Star Pride and two others from Seabourn Cruise Line, has cancelled the cruise ship’s second Dubai cruise departure scheduled for later this […]
Costa Deliziosa to visit South African cruise ports Durban, Cape Town, Richard’s Bay on 2015 World Cruise
Costa Cruises’ 294m, 92,700-gross ton cruise ship Costa Deliziosa (picture credit Tom Barslid), a sister ship to Costa Luminosa and the largest cruise ship in the Italian cruise line’s fleet after the […]