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Cruise Carnival Corp Carnival Cruise Line makes double call in Dubai for first time ever

You wait forever for a Carnival Cruise Line ship to arrive, and then two come along at once. This week, two Carnival Cruise Line ships docked in Dubai at the new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal. Carnival Splendour and Carnival Spirit docked side-by-side at the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal this week ahead of their much-delayed re-entry into servic… read more

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Cruise Aida MSC Opera and AIDAnova offer Dubai and Abu Dhabi as 2021/22 homeport

Two of the five cruise ships homeporting in Dubai for the 2021/22 winter cruise season will offer Abu Dhabi as a homeport as well.

MSC Opera and AIDAnova will both interport between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, meaning cruise passengers will be able to choose either city as their embarkation port for the ships’ Arabian Gulf itineraries.

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Cruise Costa Costa Cruises set to debut brand new ship Costa Firenze in Savona July 4th

Costa Cruises will sail a maiden voyage from Savona, Italy aboard Costa Firenze on July 4th, marking the ship’s official entry into service ahead of her 2021/22 cruise season out of Dubai. The announcement was made Friday in the port of Savona as Costa Cruises introduced Costa Firenze, the newest ship in its fleet, to the world for… read more

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South-Africa Cape Town launches new cruise line tourism project

Wesgro is proud to announce the official launch of Cruise Cape  Town, a collaborative project that endeavours to grow the cruise economy in Cape  Town and the Western  Cape.

Having been in operation since September 2020, the initiative looks to capitalise on the growing cruise tourism trend. Despite the… read more

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Cruise Costa Abu Dhabi cruise tourism to reopen in September, first cruises due in October

The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi will reopen this September, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism, bringing the UAE’s capital in-line with Dubai, the region’s primary cruise port.

The reopening of Abu Dhabi to cruise tourism brings the city in-line with Dubai, which reopened to cruises in late 2020. No cruis… read more

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Cruises P O P&O Cruises announces restart plans and initiatives to ease boarding

P& O Cruises plans to bring Britannia and Iona back into service on September 25th, while Ventura will resume cruising on October 3rd, and Azura will restart on December 10th. P& OCruises is planning to have almost its full fleet back in operation by the end of the year, with Britannia, Iona and Ventura, while… read more

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Cruise MSC MSC Cruises reveals name of new ship, MSC Seascape during keel laying

MSC Cruises has revealed the name of its next cruise ship, MSC Seascape, during a traditional coin laying ceremony for the second Seaside EVO-class cruise ship.

The coin laying ceremony for MSC Seascape took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, which marks the laying of the ship’s keel and the beginning of as… read more

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Cruise Aida AIDA Cruises sells AIDAcara, the ship that started the cruise line in 1996

AIDA Cruises has confirmed the sale of AIDAcara, the oldest cruise ship in its fleet, and the first cruise ship that was ever built for the line. AIDAcara has been sailing for AIDA Cruises for 25 years, but will soon leave the fleet as AIDA Cruises seeks to become more sustainable and efficient.

A buy for AIDAcara was not nam… read more

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