For some, a cabin is just a room in which to sleep, for others it can make or break a cruise holiday. The cabin you choose depends on what you want from your cruise vacation. Here’s our guide to help you make the right choice.
For many cruisers based in the Middle East a cruise is a relatively new experience and can be a little overwhelming. For this reason, Cruise Arabia & Africa has put together a list of dos and don’ts for our readers taking to the high seas for the first time.
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 World Cruise), Cruise Arabia decided to undertake the second-best tour de force to a World Cruise aboard the Cunard flagship the Queen Mary 2: a Trans-Atlantic crossing.
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 afternoon sun. There is very little breeze because the ship is sailing with the wind and indoors it feels like a stifling furnace. This was the reality of an ocean crossing during the summer months in warm climates in the early 20th century – until the SS Mariposa set sail in 1931 and changed the ocean liner industry forever.
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 head if you’re cruising through rough weather, but, imagine if you knew
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) and Pacifica. Costa Concordia was until 2012 the flagship of this class. In a sign of the growing prominence of the UAE cruise market and Dubai as a regional cruise hub, Costa based their newest ship out of the Gulf in 2012, with Fortuna and Serena taking her place for the 2013 and 2014 cruise season.