The resumption of cruises from Barcelona and Athens is now available for booking by UAE passengers, after both Spain and Greece agreed to quarantine travel for vaccinated UAE residents.
MSC Cruises has released the full season cruise itineraries for MSC Magnifica’s maiden homeport program in the Red Sea out of Jeddah.
MSC Cruises new World-class cruise ship, MSC World Europa, will homeport in Dubai for the winter 2022/23 cruise season, sailing roundtrip in the Arabian Gulf.
MSC Cruises is predicting strong domestic interest in its new cruise itineraries sailing in the Red Sea from Jeddah, with up to half of passengers expected to be from the country.
Costa Cruises has replaced Costa Pacifica with Costa Firenze on the schedule for its upcoming 2021 winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf.
Costa Cruises has become a Gold Sponsor of the Italian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, and will be introducing Expo shore excursions so that Dubai cruise tourists can easily visit the […]
The Middle East was a significant contributor to the record-breaking booking numbers that Norwegian Cruise Line reported following the opening of sales for Norwegian Prima.
Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia proved resilient during the 2020 pandemic, with many Saudis taking holidays within the Kingdom, according to local tourism officials, which suggests strong local demand for MSC Cruises […]
Just days after it appeared to drop its 2021/22 Dubai cruise season for AIDAcosma, AIDA Cruises has confirmed that it will instead be deploying her sister ship AIDAnova in the region.
Royal Caribbean International has confirmed that they are in fact cancelling Odyssey of the Seas Israel cruises amid ongoing conflict between Israeli security forces and Palestinians.
AIDA Cruises‘ planned Arabian Gulf cruise itineraries for the 2021/22 cruise season from Dubai have been removed from its website.
The 2021/22 Arabian Gulf cruise season is shaping up to be one of the slowest in over a decade, with just five cruise ships currently offering cruises from Dubai, as the global […]
Royal Caribbean is closely monitoring the escalating political tensions in Israel, but thus far does not have any plans to change Odyssey of the Seas Israel cruises out of Haifa.
Saudi Arabia cruises and the opening up of the country to cruise tourism will remove two key challenges that have long held the Middle East cruise sector back, and create three opportunities […]
Cyprus has added the UAE to a list of 65 countries from which fully vaccinated tourists can travel without any quarantine restrictions, just weeks ahead of the Royal Caribbean cruise restart in […]
Wonder of the Seas, the new Oasis-class cruise ship being built for Royal Caribbean International, may yet cruise from Dubai as originally planned before the pandemic, according to new itineraries released by […]
MSC Cruises will sail a series of Red Sea itineraries from Jeddah during the coming winter 2021/22 cruise season aboard MSC Magnifica.
Costa Cruises has released its 2022/23 cruise itineraries, with destinations including Middle East and Africa cruises, as well as Europe, the Mediterranean and South America.
Empress, a cruise ship belonging to Indian cruise line start-up Cordelia Cruises, has docked at the Dubai Cruise Terminal in Port Rashid.
The new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal is within a ‘stone’s throw’ of Dubai’s major tourist attractions, its two international airports, and offers enhanced facilities for passengers, according AIDA Cruises, the first cruise […]