Dubai has welcomed innovative cruise ship Spectrum of the Seas into Port Rashid, marking its debut into the Arabian Gulf. In celebration of this significant occasion, a traditional ‘Plaques and Keys Exchange’ ceremony was hosted on-board in the presence of the ship’s captain and key industry stakeholders from Dubai Cruise Committee.
Reaffirming Dubai’s position as the cruise hub of the region, Spectrum of the Seas brought almost 4,000 tourists to the Emirate in a single day and, weighing 168,666 gross tonnes, it is the largest and most advanced cruise ship to visit Dubai.
Spectrum of the Seas represents a leap forward in ship design and innovation, offering experiences that are specifically tailored towards Chinese guests. The inaugural cruise, with a 16-night Suez Canal repositioning itinerary, sailed from Barcelona to Dubai.