CRUISES

Now ‘flying’ boats in UAE

They would be manufactured locally and an agreement has been signed in this regard at the DIBS. The pact will pilot and assess the flying boats’ performance. TT Bureau Inspired by the pearl-diving heritage of the Emirates, the sustainability-focused X-Pearl—a brainchild of innovative French firm SeaBubbles—is powered by a hybrid …

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Blue World brings first sports cruise in ME

It will be quite exciting to be onboard a cruise that caters to all your requirements throughout the year. Blue World Voyages has the most unique cruise, which will undoubtedly revolutionize cruising especially in the Middle East. Gene Meehan – Founder of Blue World Voyages shares more with TRAVTALK. Shehara …

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Forging a strategic partnership

Swan Hellenic has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Al Tayer Travel to provide direct representation through its Al Tayer Holidays brand, a division of Al Tayer Travel. Al Tayer Holidays will represent Swan Hellenic in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain. Al Tayer Holidays offers the highest standard of …

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‘Cruising will pick up gradually’

Winter cruising in Dubai is customary every year as there are as many as 200 ship calls which bring in many cruise visitors. However, this year may be a little different with the pandemic setting in. One of the pioneers in cruise tourism in Dubai, Lakshmi Durai, CEO of Travel …

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What will make a cruise ship safe again?

Microbe Marine, a well-established team of marine professionals with vast experience in hazardous materials and hygiene virus auditing on ships and rigs have the solution to help re-establish the cruise industry and rebuild consumer trust with its Oxygen Cluster Process (OCP) technology. Citing the silent spreaders and viruses transmitted from …

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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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