CRUISES

43.6% growth in Oman’s cruise tourists

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism has revealed that the Sultanate posted a significant 43.6 per cent growth in cruise ship tourists from January to December 2019 to reach 283,488 passengers from 193,467 recorded during the same period last year. The highest arrivals are expected during the winter season that begins in …

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Dubai welcomes six cruise liners

Mina Rashid dealt with over 60,000 cruise passengers, as it handled processes for the arrival of TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 5, Pullmantur Cruises’ Horizon, MSC Cruises’ MSC Lirica, Jalesh Cruises’ Karnika as well as the maiden calls from Costa Cruises’ Costa Diadema and Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas on …

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Dubai welcomes high-tech cruise ship

Dubai has welcomed ‘Spectrum of the Seas’ into Port Rashid recently bringing almost 4,000 tourists to the emirate in a single day. TT Bureau Weighing 168,666 gross tonnes, Royal Caribbean’s new ‘Spectrum of the Seas’ will be the largest and most advanced cruise ship to port in Dubai. The cruise …

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For a robust maritime sector

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) sheds light on some of the major local insurance services designed to ensure safe navigation, and support maritime operational efficiency and security. TT Bureau The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has been at the forefront of promoting excellence and quality across key maritime indicators, …

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Pullmantur marks debut in Dubai

Reaffirming Dubai’s position as the cruise hub of the region, Dubai Tourism alongside its public and private sector partners, welcomed ‘Horizon’ into Dubai, marking the debut of Pullmantur in the region. TT Bureau At 208 meters long and weighing 46,811 gross tonnes, ‘Horizon’ is the first Spanish cruise line to …

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Dubai to boost maritime traffic

Dubai’s maritime industry has significant potential to grow by expanding into the lucrative luxury yacht sector and ensuring leisure maritime pursuits, aiming to broaden Dubai’s tourism offering. TT Bureau As per the latest report by Dubai Tourism, Dubai is the world’s fourth most visited city. Following the announcement of the …

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Costa marks 70 years of cruising

This year, Costa Cruises celebrates its 70th anniversary milestone with its Costa fleet ships sailing the seas all over the world. Alessandro Bottaro, Sales & Marketing Director—Mediterranean New Markets, UK, East Europe, Africa and Middle East, Costa Crociere S.p.A shares with TravTalk. TT Bureau Costa Cruises is celebrating 70 years …

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Indulge in luxury onboard Al Wasl

ATM is the perfect platform for Al Wasl Dhow to network with global partners as the cruise has taken off to great heights over the years under the leadership of Ishrat Khan with its many offerings from cultural and heritage tourism to yachting, cruising and even desert safari for the …

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Roam the world with CruiseXplore

With over 25 years of experience in cruising, CruiseXplore is committed to finding the best cruise for its clientele. With around 14 cruise brands in portfolio, the company caters to vacationers across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon. TT Bureau Cruising is all about …

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Dubai sees the dawn of cruise season

As this year’s cruise season begins, Dubai is targeting new markets from Europe and India to join in as the 9-month seasonal venture is one of the most lucrative tourism strategies, says Jamal Humaid Al Falasi, Director, Dubai Cruise Tourism, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). SHEHARA RIZLY …

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