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 […]
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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 […]
MSC Cruises award-winning cruise liner MSC Orchestra departed Dubai Saturday on the final 7-night roundtrip Dubai to Dubai cruise of her Middle East cruise season, marking the end of one of the […]
‘Quantum leap’ in sales after investment by Cunard and travel partners in South African cruise market
In a recent interview with Bob Dixon, Cunard Line’s General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he revealed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that the world’s most prestigious cruise line […]
MSC Cruises, the market leader in the South African cruise sector, are switching things up at the close of the 2016 South African cruise season with a 22-night repositioning cruise from Cape […]
A ban restricting large cruise ships from navigating Venice’s Giudecca Canal and St Mark’s basin to the city’s main cruise terminal has been overruled by the city’s regional court of appeal, although […]
Oceania Cruises will not drop Middle East and South Africa from Insignia world cruise following fire
Oceania Cruises has announced that they have been forced to heavily modify Insignia’s 180-night world cruise in 2015, which was scheduled to depart Miami on January 10, 2015, due to an engine […]
Celebrity Cruises has confirmed that it will deploy a cruise ship in the Middle East from November 2016.