MSC Cruises extends partnership with Emirates Airline to boost Dubai cruise tourism

   May 9, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises has extended its partnership with the Emirates Airline for an additional two seasons to reinforce Dubai's emerging status as a prominent cruise hub.

Building upon a decade-long collaboration, the renewed partnership between the Emirates and MSC aims to enhance Dubai's cruise tourism industry.

Over the next two years, travelers will have the opportunity to book fly-cruise packages with MSC, featuring Emirates return flights from 21 airports across Europe and South America.

The partnership will emphasize joint promotional efforts and marketing initiatives in key markets to enhance Dubai's allure as a premier cruise destination.

Furthermore, both companies will prioritize sharing pertinent data and insights to enhance service quality, coordinate flight and cruise schedules, and facilitate seamless check-in processes at Port Rashid.

Emirates flights are accessible in the UK from major cities like London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester.

This development follows MSC's recent announcement of the name for its third WORLD-class ship, scheduled for delivery in 2026.

Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, said they were delighted to further extend their partnership with Emirates for MSC Euribia fly-cruise packages from Dubai this winter season.

“Both Emirates and MSC Cruises are recognised as leaders in their fields, so it’s a perfect match to offer Emirates’ high-quality flight service with the outstanding experience waiting for guests on board our ship.”