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Carnival Cruise Line has announced the end of its Fun Times printed daily planner across the fleet, while also creating separate non-smoking casino areas on at least three of its ships. Carnival’s end to the print version of the Fun Times is an environmentally friendly move to save paper, while the non-smoking areas in the casinos are based… read more
MSC Cruises is doubling up in Dubai for the 2021/22 cruise season, with MSC Opera set to join MSC Virtuosa, one of the cruise line’s largest and newest cruise ships. MSC Virtuosa will homeport in Dubai for the 2021/22 winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf, alongside her smaller fleet mate MSC Opera.
The two cruise ships ma… read more
Regent Seven Seas’ 132-night World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Mariner, with port calls in the Middle East among 31 destinations, has sold out in just three hours. The five-month World Cruise for 2024 aboard Seven Seas Mariner went on sale on July 14th, and sold out after just three hours, breaking the cruise line’s sales record for the thir… read more
Scenic Group will join MSC Cruises in Saudi Arabia with a number of roundtrip cruises from Jeddah between July and December, 2021. Scenic Eclipse will sail a range of chartered and pre-scheduled cruises from Jeddah between July 17th and December 9th, 2021.
Scenic Eclipse carries just 228 passengers, as well as an onboard submarine, … read more
Viking Mars, the new cruise ship for Viking Cruises, has floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, marking the first time the vessel has touched water.
The major milestone in the construction of the ship was celebrated by cruise line and shipyard officials, with the ship now due to undergo outfitting at a wet … read more
TUI Cruises will sail roundtrip cruises in the Arabian Gulf from Dubai aboard Mein Schiff 6 this coming winter cruise season. The German cruise line TUI will homeport Mein Schiff 6 in Dubai from October, 2021 until February, 2022, joining three other cruise lines sailing roundtrip from the city this season.
Mein Schiff 6 will… read more
Costa Cruises has updated the itineraries for its brand-new cruise ship, Costa Firenze, on her 2021/22 cruises in the Arabian Gulf from Dubai. Costa Firenze will cruise roundtrip from Dubai this coming 2021/22 winter cruise season to destinations in the Arabian Gulf, with a number of longer voyages in December now available.
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Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle travel brand focused on delivering irresistible cruise vacations, revealed three all-new pre-summer voyages setting sail from Portsmouth, England in 2022. On the heels of the recent unveiling of the ‘Summer Soiree Series’ for its inaugural ship, Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady will officially m… read more
MSC Cruises has announced it is moving the start of its first ever Saudi Arabian cruise season up to July, with MSC Bellissima due to homeport in Jeddah between late July and October. MSC Bellissima will cruise roundtrip from Jeddah on short 3- and 4-night cruises visiting Safaga, Egypt, the gateway to Luxor, or Aqaba, Jordan, the … read more
Luxury cruise line Silversea will sail twice from Aqaba, Jordan, the gateway to iconic Petra, on a cruise bound for India in 2021, and Greece in 2022. Silversea’s 2021 and 2022 cruises from Aqaba in Jordan are the only two departures scheduled from the city at the time of writing and offer grand voyages to the east or the Mediterra… read more