Royal Caribbean has announced their return to the Arabian Gulf in the Winter of 2015/16 with the deployment of Splendour of the Seas to Dubai, UAE.
Between December 2015 and March 2016, Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas will sail 16 seven night roundtrip sailings from Dubai to ports throughout the Arabian Gulf. Ports of call on the week long itineraries will include Muscat, Oman; Khasab, Oman; and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
“Following on from positive and collaborative discussions with our key partners in the region, we are pleased to announce our return to cruising in the Arabian Gulf for the winter of 2015 / 2016. We are looking forward to deploying Splendour of the Seas, one of our Vision-class vessels to the region for the first time and to welcoming guests from all over the world. I would like to express our thanks to the cruise tourism officials from the DTCM, TCA Abu Dhabi and Oman’s Ministry of Tourism for their support and congratulate them on the formation of the Cruise Arabia alliance. This is a welcome step in continuing to promote the economic and touristic benefits of cruising and I’m sure the season will be very successful,” said Helen Beck, Regional Director, International Representatives, EMEA, Royal Caribbean International.
Royal Caribbean’s return to the Arabian Gulf with Splendour of the Seas expresses confidence and commitment to the region’s burgeoning cruise sector. According to Royal Caribbean, Splendour of the Seas will add more than 32,000 guests in her first four-month season. The Arabian Gulf sailings will go on sale April 10, 2014.