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Abu Dhabi shows off region’s first island stopover

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has hosted a familiarisation tour for international cruise line representatives on Sir Bani Yas Island, showcasing the very first beach stopover destination in the Arabian Gulf. The tour gave the cru

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Abu Dhabi to offer island stopover for cruise ships

Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, known as a luxury nature based destination, will be available as the region’s first island stopover for cruise vessels in the fourth quarter of 2015, said a top official of Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).

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Cruise ships windfall for Bahrain

Tourists visiting Bahrain on cruise ships have ploughed nearly BD4.2 million ($11 million) into the economy, a report said. The season officially comes to a close today as a luxury German liner makes its last call to the Khalifa B

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Cruise season picks up pace in Bahrain

Bahrain's cruise season is in full swing with more than 15,000 tourists already visiting the country since last month, a report said. Seven ships have docked at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port since November 9, when German liner T

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36 cruise ships set to anchor in Bahrain

The docking of a German liner carrying 2,300 tourists at Bahrain’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port on Friday marks the launch of the kingdom’s cruising season which will see many as 36 cruise ships calling at the port until March 22.

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Bahrain may cut port fee for cruise ships

Bahrain could dramatically slash port fees for cruise vessels to offset massive insurance premiums, said sources, adding that authorities may also reduce other charges to ensure the upcoming cruise season goes ahead in October. Representat

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Bahrain may cut port fee for cruise ships

Bahrain could dramatically slash port fees for cruise vessels to offset massive insurance premiums, said sources, adding that authorities may also reduce other charges to ensure the upcoming cruise season goes ahead in October. Representat

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Bahrain likely to cut cruise insurance fee

A meeting will be held today between the Culture Ministry and the General Organisation of Sea Ports (GOP) to consider reducing insurance fees for Bahrain-bound cruise ships. Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa sent a lett

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Steigenberger to run cruise ships in Egypt

The Steigenberger Hotel Group will commence operations of three luxury cruise ships cruising the River Nile and Lake Nasser from October. In an unprecedented attempt, Steigenberger is to begin operating Minerva, Legacy and Omar El Kha

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Dubai terminal creates ship handling record

DP World’s Dubai Cruise Terminal recently created a record by simultaneously handling four mega cruise ships, underlining its ability to cater to the rapid growth of cruise tourism in the city. The four vessels, which can carry more than 9

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