While Dubai is no stranger to mega-cruise ships, with several dozen 100,000+ gross ton vessels calling each year, Spectrum of the Seas at 168,800 gross tons is the largest of them all.
Lights out after dark, curtains and shutters closed, exterior decks restricted and armed security guards patrolling the ship - how brand new $960-million Spectrum of the Seas mega cruise ship is protecting itself against pirates on the way from Europe to the Middle East
Viking Sky issued a distress call at 1pm local time Saturday amid high winds and rough seas according to statement by the operating company Viking Ocean Cruises.
Video footage shared on social media showed the pandemonium aboard as the ship listed unexpectedly, sending tables and chairs crashing across her public rooms.
Costa Victoria is one of several dozen ships potentially trapped in the Gulf of Aden by Cyclone Luban.
The ship drydocked at Drydocks World in Dubai from March 3rd to March 8th. The shipyard is located adjacent to Port Rashid, home to Dubai Cruise Terminal, making it a convenient option for cruise line’s to undertake such projects between cruise seasons.
DP World wants to better-target the luxury cruise sector at Port Rashid, with plans to build a fourth terminal solely for use by luxury cruise ships.
Huawei has been contracted to install a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi system aboard QE2 by the team refurbishing the former Cunard ocean liner for its new role in Dubai as a floating hotel.
Royal Caribbean’s last ever cruise by Legend of the Seas departs Dubai Cruise Terminal.
Five people are missing from a cruise ship in The Gambia after the country declared a state of emergency following disputed election results.
Celebrity Cruises’ 294m cruise liner Celebrity Constellation is to undergo a comprehensive refit in May, 2017 following the completion of her first ever Middle East cruise season.
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