Tagged: Dubai – United Arab Emirates – Bahrain – Qatar

MSC Cruises Names “MSC Virtuosa” Cruise Ship in Dubai

MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises officially named “MSC Virtuosa” in a glittering ceremony including music from Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, in Dubai over the weekend. Hollywood icon Sophia Loren is the godmother to “MSC Virtuosa” — her 17th MSC Cruises’ ship — and cut the ribbon that broke the bottle on the ship’s hull on Saturday. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

MSC Cruises And Abu Dhabi Ports Sign Long-term Agreement For Preferential Berthing Rights

Sir Bani Yas Island is a popular new cruise destination in the United Arab Emirates (Courtesy Anantara Hotels)MSC Cruises has signed a long-term agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports for preferential berthing rights at both the Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas Island. Port Zayed is the main cruise passenger gateway to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and Sir Bani Yas is a beach oasis located 170 kilometres/110 miles off the UAE coast. (more…)

Cruise Lines Issue Travel Advice to Passengers Cruising to the Middle East

Following ever-growing tension in the Middle East, cruise lines have issued travel advice to those set to cruise the region in the near future. The statements came after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office renewed an alert regarding travel to the Middle East, revealing that the security situation for Britons travelling there could worsen “with little warning”. (worldofcruising.co.uk)

MSC Cruises Signs Long-term Agreement With DP World For Preferential Berthing Rights In Dubai

MSC Cruises (logo)MSC Cruises has announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with DP World for preferential berthing rights at Mina Rashid Port in Dubai. Thanks to the additional volumes, the Geneva, Switzerland-based cruise line will further consolidate its position as the largest passenger cruise operator in the Gulf region. (more…)

Inside Dubai’s cruise industry: the latest issue of Future Cruise is out now

The Dubai Cruise Terminal is located at Port RashidFuture Cruise is back for another issue packed with technology news and industry analysis. In this issue, we ask what challenges Dubai’s cruise sector could face in the future, find out if rapid industry-wide expansion could create recruitment problems, and take a closer look at Costa Smeralda – the first LNG-powered vessel in Costa Cruises’ roster. (ship-technology.com)

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