Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian considering Dubai season
Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise lines reportedly in talks to homeport cruise ships at the new Dubai Harbour cruise terminal after 2019.
The world’s top four cruise lines, Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line are reportedly in talks with Dubai Cruise Tourism to homeport ships in Dubai from 2019 onwards.
According to Cruise Arabia & Africa, the cruise lines will make use of the new cruise terminal to be built as part of the Dubai Harbour mega-project, which be a mixed-use retail, residential and tourism space off the Dubai coast between JBR and the Palm Jumeirah.
The news comes following the completion of Dubai’s most successful cruise season to date, with more than 625,000 cruise tourists visiting the city during the 2016-17 season, which runs from November to March each year.