Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
31 January 2013 09:28
The Queen Mary 2 is currently on its 2013 World Voyage
Abu Dhabi has received its first visit from Cunard Line's luxury flagship the Queen Mary 2 with the vessel docking at the Port Zayed cruise terminal.
Built in 2004 to replace the famous Queen Elizabeth 2, the US $800 million cruise liner is stopping off at the port prior to setting sail for Cochin in India.
More than 2,500 passengers arrived in Abu Dhabi aboard the liner, and tourism officials hailed the arrival as key in their ambitious strategy to greet 180,000 passengers in the current cruise season. Cruise holidays offer both luxury and variety to passengers, but before stepping on-board people can arrange
cruise travel insurance for added peace of mind.
The passengers spent the day sightseeing in Abu Dhabi, taking in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque among other locations.
Leisure Product Development Manager for the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Noura Al Dhaheri claimed Cunard only selects the very best destinations for their world cruises.
The stop off at Abu Dhabi is part of the Queen Mary 2's 2013 World Voyage, a 106-day luxury voyage starting from Southampton. The round trip takes in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea before crossing the Indian Ocean towards the Far East and China.
Before returning to Southampton, the vessel stops off at Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius and South Africa.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.