The 2018-19 season witnessed 14 maiden calls and welcomed leading international cruise
liners such as TUI Cruises
, Aida Cruises
, MSC Cruises
, Costa Cruises
, Pullmantur Cruises
, PandO Cruises
and Royal Carribean cruise
line to the homeport in Dubai, all expected to return in the upcoming season.
Goh's absence came to the notice of the cruise
ship crew on Aug 7, when other passengers disembarked in Singapore and he did not turn up to claim his passport.
The season concluded with the departure of the Karnika, India's first premium cruise
ship from Jalesh Cruises
which has recently homeported in Dubai.
Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannai, CEO-P&O Marinas & Executive Director, Mina Rashid, said: "We are pleased to move in the right direction in promoting Dubai as a popular destination for international cruise
The increasing popularity of Dubai as a homeporting choice among international cruise
liners will further boost luxury cruise
tourism, with opportunities to connect Dubai to newer places.
Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannai, CEO-PandO Marinas and Executive Director, Mina Rashid, said, "We are pleased to move in the right direction in promoting Dubai as a popular destination for international cruise
Abdullah bin Saif al Saadi, head of cruise
tourism, Ministry of Tourism, said that the visit of the Indian cruise
ship Karnika is part of the efforts to develop the cruise
tourism sector and attract cruise
liners throughout the year.
In earlier times, operators including Louis Cruise
Lines, Salamis Cruises
and Paradise Cruises
operated regular trips from Cyprus which offered travellers an itinerary of Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Turkey and the Greek islands.
Saigontourist Travel Service Co took the cruise
travellers to visit famous tourist sites across Vietnam.
As a Dream Vacations franchise owner, Cicero is part of the World Travel Holdings family of brands, one of the top travel retail networks in the world with incredible buying power with every major cruise
line and many tour operators, resulting in exceptional low prices and exclusive offers such as upgrades, discounts and more.
season in Dubai runs from November and March each year.
In India, robust economic growth and rising household incomes are giving a boost to the cruise