(MENAFN– Bangladesh Monitor)
Dubai: Emirates, widely considered the QE2 among airlines and beloved by millions worldwide for its sumptuous services in the air and on land, will now be sailing across the seven seas with its newly-launched maritime arm, Emirates Sealine.
Emirates Sealine has placed a titanic, multi-billion-dollar order for an initial 10 cruise ships which are currently being fitted with the latest and the best.
The first cruise is scheduled to flag off from Dubai Harbour on 01 April 2024, with Karachi as the maiden port of call – harking back to the airline’s first-ever flight in October 1985.
Itineraries and bookings will be open from 31 June. Emirates Sealine’s liners will dock at major cruise ports – charting a course from US to New Zealand – supported by the airline’s colossal network.
Captain Jack Shallow, the newly appointed Chief Maritime Officer at the helm of Emirates Sealine said:“We’re working on providing undreamed of luxury onboard, never-before-explored itineraries and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We’ll be running a tight ship to ensure we deliver on our promises to our customers.”
Emirates’ passengers, arriving
from across the airline’s global network to Dubai, will be whisked off in custom-built electric chauffeur-driven cars from DXB to Dubai Harbour and escorted to their luxury cabins onboard, in a seamless air-land-sea journey.
The cruise fleet will feature four cabin types, offering varied and tiered levels of space, amenities, and luxury.
Over the next months, Emirates Sealine will recruit thousands of mariners and specialists with a diverse range of skills and expertise to manage operations and serve guests with the airline’s signature hospitality, supporting economies across its network.