Saga Cruises to sail epic South African ‘farewell’ cruise for Saga Pearl II in 2019

Saga Cruises has confirmed that it is retiring its class cruise ship Saga Pearl II from the fleet in 2019 after 202 sailings.

The British cruise line, specialising in cruises for passengers over the age of 50, will send Saga Pearl II down the coast of Africa and across the coast of South Africa on a special 54-night farewell cruise.

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Video – Humpback whale gets trapped in Sohar Port

Video has emerged of a humpback whale that became trapped inside the waters of Sohar Port in Oman.

According to officials, the whale entered the port on Monday. The video below was filmed from a ship conducting berthing operations at the port.

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Imagine Cruising Dubai launches special deal for Queen Mary 2’s 2018 Singapore-Dubai voyage

Imagine Cruising Dubai has put together a special deal for Middle East cruisers wanting to experience Queen Mary 2’s voyage from Singapore to Dubai next year.

The flagship of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2 will depart Singapore on April 4th, 2018 bound for Dubai, where will arrive on the 18th of April. The 15-night voyage is being sold as a 16-night package with flights and a one night stay in a four star hotel in Singapore included.

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Celebrity Cruises reveals new Eden rainforest aboard upcoming Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises have begun to reveal more details about the features to be found aboard its new Edge class cruise ships, with the first inkling being the ‘Eden’ venue, a three-deck rainforest/garden wrapped in 650sqm of glass.

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DP World expands cruise ports beyond Dubai Cruise Terminal with opening of Limassol

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.

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Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian reportedly in talks to homeport in Dubai

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.

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Eight cruise ships made maiden port calls to Dubai during record-breaking cruise season

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.

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