Dubai has concluded its newest cruise season with a report improve of over 51 per cent in cruise vacationer footfall and a 38 per cent improve in cruise ship calls season-on-season.
The emirate welcomed by way of Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal, the award-winning cruise vacationer vacation spot within the Center East, 846,176 cruise guests through 152 ship calls through the season, in comparison with 558,781 guests onboard 110 ships in 2017/2018.
A further 211 ship calls at the moment are confirmed for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.
The newest season witnessed 14 maiden calls and welcomed main worldwide cruise liners comparable to Tui Cruises, Aida Cruises, MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean cruise line to the homeport in Dubai, all anticipated to return within the upcoming season.
The season concluded with the departure of the Karnika, India’s first premium cruise ship from Jalesh Cruises which has lately homeported in Dubai.
Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Mannai, chief govt, P&O Marinas & Govt Director, Mina Rashid, mentioned: “We’re happy to maneuver in the correct path in selling Dubai as a well-liked vacation spot for worldwide cruise vacationers.
“Because the Center East’s premier vacation spot for cruise operators, Mina Rashid gives a price proposition to world luxurious cruise liners.
“It’s reassuring to see the regular double-digit improve in vacationer site visitors at Mina Rashid annually.
“Central to this stellar efficiency is our flagship Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, able to dealing with 14,000 passengers a day.”
Growing Dubai’s cruise trade to its most potential falls according to the Dubai Silk Highway technique ready by the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Company in collaboration with key authorities entities.
It includes 9 initiatives and 33 tasks, which embody the enhancement of the strategic and operational connection of logistics providers between DP World terminals the world over.
Since its inauguration in 2014, Mina Rashid’s Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal has acquired over 2.three million guests, marking a 172 per cent improve in direction of the top of 2018.