We reported a while back that the cruise industry in the Middle East was set to expand over the next few years, as there seems to be some sort of romantic love affair with the Arabian Gulf. A lot has changed over the years, but there is still this mystery to the region, one that evokes happiness.
We know that there has been some trouble in certain parts of the Middle East for many years, but that will not put some of you off when considering a cruise to the Arabian Gulf.
The likes of Costa Cruises realize just how important this region is to the future of the cruise industry, and has been speaking out at a recent Cruise Seminar aimed at the Arabian Travel Market.
Costa highlighted some of the key things that the travel industry in the region need to do in order to increase cruises in the likes of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat, which you can see in more detail here.
However, we can share with you some of the Costa Cruises Arabian Gulf itineraries for 2015. The company has itineraries in the Gulf that will take in overnight cruises in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. You can see the full list of cruises for this region by going to the Costa Cruises UK website.
We can tell you that there are six main ports of call in the area, and these are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Khasab, Fujayrah Khor Fakkan, Muscat and Salalah, all of which have some great excursions attached to them.