A new, modern cruise terminal designed to accommodate the largest cruise ships, is scheduled to open in the summer at DP World Limassol port, the Dubai-based company has announced.
Cruise Arabia & Africa discussed the Dubai Harbour project’s impact on cruise tourism in the region earlier this year, and now there are reports that the project is seeing results already with four of the world’s largest cruise lines considering homeporting in Dubai.
Dubai welcomed over 625,000 cruise tourists aboard 157 ship calls during the 2016-17 cruise season, with eight of the more than two dozen cruise ships visiting the region calling for the very first time.
A mysterious island has manifested in the Bermuda Triangle and authorities are warning locals and curious cruise passengers to stay away as the shifting land-mass is surrounded by dangerous currents and sharks.
A lot of the announcements and new developments coming out of Dubai often sound like the futuristic imaginings of Arthur C. Clark – from automated passenger drones doing sightseeing trips from Dubai Cruise Terminal to the new Dubai Harbour Project.
However, this latest announcement from Emirates and Dubai Airports takes the biscuit.
Seabourn Ovation, the newest cruise ship in the luxury cruise line Seabourn’s fleet will cruise from Dubai twice in 2018 following her inaugural summer cruise season in Europe and her re-positioning from Asia.
Seabourn Cruises will feature new worldwide itineraries for the fall 2018 and winter 2019 seasons with a cruise schedule that includes 37 unique sailings to hidden harbours, marquee ports and must see cities accessible only by smaller ships.