All seven of the remaining cruise ships homeporting in Dubai have cancelled their cruise seasons, with ships currently playing a game of musical chairs as they take turns disembarking passengers and re-fueling […]
Jewel of the Seas, which was briefly placed in quarantine in Dubai, has received the all clear from Dubai Health Authority officials after two of her passengers developed Coronavirus symptoms.
Abu Dhabi closed its cruise terminal at Port Zayed to cruise ships overnight, turning away Jewel of the Seas, which had departed Dubai yesterday. Royal Caribbean appeared to have been granted an […]
Celebrity Cruises has cancelled the remainder of its Middle East cruise season out of Dubai after the UAE’s Federal Transport Authority took the unprecedented decision to close the country’s port to some […]
Norwegian Jade, the 2,800-passenger, 93,000-gross ton pocket mega-ship from Norwegian Cruise Line will sail from Dubai in December, 2021, joining Norwegian Dawn in cruising from the city next year.
Abu Dhabi continues to establish itself as the region’s best alternative cruise port to Dubai, with yet another record-breaking year of growth in passenger and cruise ship numbers reported for 2019.
AIDA Cruises has announced that AIDAvita will be dry-docked in Dubai for routine maintenance and will sail a mini cruise season from the city in lieu of her Asian program, which was […]
With more than 80,000 people around the world infected with Coronavirus, more than 2,700 deaths, and mass disruption to the cruise sector across Asia, the ongoing epidemic’s impact on the cruise sector […]
Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has released ten new itineraries within its Crystal Getaways collection, which are shorter legs of longer voyages – typically four to ten nights rather than several weeks.
MSC Cruises will homeport its new Meraviglia Plus-class cruise ship, MSC Virtuosa, in the Arabian Gulf for the 2021/22 cruise season.