In light of Queen Elizabeth’s upcoming arrival in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in April, 2014 when she will commence her 20-night voyage from Dubai to Portugal (part of her 2014 […]
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Imagine standing on a sweltering promenade deck aboard a ship rolling sluggishly from side to side as it pushes its way through a lazy swell that shimmers like oil in the hot […]
There’s no better feeling than slipping into bed on a cruise ship. The fresh, crisp sheets, the gentle hum of the air-conditioning and ship’s engines, perhaps the occasional creak of a bulk […]
Launched in 2011, the 114,500 gross ton Costa Favolosa is Costa’s newest ship and the latest addition to the Concordia-class mega cruise liners, joining her sister ships Serena (of Cruise Diaries fame) […]
How safe is the Middle East cruise industry? This is a question that many cruise passengers no doubt wonder when they consider taking a cruise in the region…
This month, the world’s three largest cruise lines, accounting for two thirds of the global cruise industry, voluntarily released data on all crimes reported aboard the vessels throughout their subsidiary fleets. Disney […]
While duty-free shopping in port and the chance to buy rare or touristy items in port is often the main shopping goal of many cruisers, duty-free shopping onboard ship is also a […]
The origins of the cruise industry are murky and contested. Many cruise lines claim to have been the first to develop this lucrative market that only matured in the late 20th century, […]
Cruise Arabia would like to acknowledge those cruise lines making a real effort to reduce their impact on the environment, but the journey to acknowledging the importance of eco-responsibility has been a […]
Tasty cuisine, comfortable state rooms, highly affordable budget options and entertainment and facilities galore, Brilliance of the Seas is a taste of Carnival-type entertainment cruising in the Gulf.