Discover Abu Dhabi’s hidden paradise, with a cruise to Sir Bani Yas Island

Dubai and Abu Dhabi may be the United Arab Emirates glittering capital cities – attracting thousands of cruise goers each year to their luxury hotels, five-star restaurants and beautiful beaches – but it’s a small island port which is starting to gain the attention of travellers around the world.

Where is Sir Bani Yas Island?

The largest of Abu Dhabi’s eight Desert Islands, lying Southwest of the Emirati capital, Sir Bani Yas Island offers passengers the chance to take in a world of scenic beauty, adventurous activities and spectacular wildlife.

Situated in the Persian Gulf, the island enjoys a hot year-round climate, with temperatures reaching over 40°C in the summer months of June …

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Everything You Need to Know About the MSC Belissima

Find out more about the MSC Belissima in our blog guide below.


The second of MSC’s Meraviglia Class ships, the 4,500 passenger MSC Bellissima is due to launch in March 2019, following sister ship MSC Meraviglia which debuted earlier this year.

Set to include many of MSC Meraviglia’s most popular features, Bellissima will wow guests with an exclusive set of Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, designed specifically for the ship.

The new vessel, which will spend its inaugural summer sailing a series of Western Mediterranean itineraries and homeporting in Marseille, Barcelona and Genoa, will feature state-of-the-art technology – including digital wristbands for payments, bookings and …

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Everything You Need to Know About MSC Seaview

Find out everything you need to know about the MSC Seaview in our blog guide below.

Due to launch in June 2018, the MSC Seaview will be the second of MSC Cruises Seaside Class of ships. Designed identically to sister ship, MSC Seaside – which launches in December 2017 and homeports in Miami – MSC Seaview will offer Western Mediterranean cruises in her inaugural summer season, homeporting in Barcelona, Genoa and Marseille, with itineraries including stops in Sicily, Malta and Naples.

MSC Seaview, which will have a 5,179-passenger capacity and measure some 160,000-ton, will be built in Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard – the largest cruise ship after sister Seaside to be constructed …

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Magic Carpet moving bar on Celebrity Edge

Everything You Need to Know About the Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship

Learn more about the Celebrity Edge cruise ship in our blog guide below…


Luminae Restaurant
Pool Bar


With cutting-edge design, beautiful facilities and even the world’s first “Magic Carpet” deck, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge is one of the most exciting new launches on next year’s cruise calendar.

The first of four new Edge Class ships to be unveiled, the 2,918-guest Celebrity Edge is set to debut in late 2018, and will redefine how passengers interact with their surroundings, through design which focuses on creating an intimate experience between guests and the ocean.

Homeporting in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, bookings are already available for the ship’s two 7-night itineraries; an eastern …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Cruising

Cruise holidays have become more affordable over the years without compromising on quality. Did you know that if you were to compare a land based holiday of a similar standard to the cruise
lines you could be saving as much as 25%? Waking up in a new place every morning is a unique experience and is the perfect way to see the world in luxury.

So what’s included in the price?

All cabins come with twin beds that can be converted to a queen size bed; cabins are compact but are comfortable and many can take a third or fourth person. All cabins will have an en-suite bathroom with shower or …

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MSC Seaside cruise ship rendering

Everything You Need to Know About the MSC Seaside

Find out everything you need to know about the MSC Seaside in our blog guide below.


MSC Seaside Infographic
MSC Seaside

MSC Cruises will launch the first of its new Seaside Class of ships, the MSC Seaside, in December of this year, with a second due for summer of 2018, and the likely possibility of a third Seaside Class ship in 2021. With exquisite design to maximise outdoor space and a range of state-of-the-art facilities, the new MSC Seaside will be christened and homeport in Miami.

The new ship, which is currently being built in Italy, will be the first of European MSC Cruises ships to be christened in the …

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