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50,000 people from the Middle East go on sea cruises

Royal Caribbean is expanding its Middle East headquarters in Dubai, to cater to the expanding regional cruise market, and supporting the more than 50,000 outbound passengers from across the Middle East cruise market.

Be it for family sailing holidays or first-class luxury cruising experiences the Royal Caribbean portfolio offers more than 900 destinations across 50 vessels ranging from the world’s largest Symphony of the Seas, which can carry more than 6,500 passengers, down to the intimate ultra-luxury of Silversea Cruises all-suite offering for less than 300 cruise vacationers.

Royal Caribbean’s regional cruise itineraries will include 24 sailings taking in Oman, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain, all starting from Dubai’s dedicated cruise terminal at Mina Rashid.

General Manager for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara & Silversea Cruises – Middle East, Mohamed Saeed, said: “The last 12 months has seen a significant interest in cruising from the region and travelers from the Middle East are heading to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and even South East Asia, while the inbound visitors looking to experience cruising in the Arabian Gulf sees us rotating more than 5,000 passengers a week departing from Port Rashid in the winter season.”

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