Bookings open for Saudi Arabia’s Aroya Cruises line

   May 16, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Cruise Saudi, responsible for developing the cruise industry in Saudi Arabia, has announced the commercial launch of its cruise line Aroya Cruises. Bookings are now available through Aroya's website.

As the first Arabian cruise line, Aroya offers authentic Arabian experiences both at sea and ashore. Aroya is designed to reflect Arabian hospitality, known as Hafawa, providing tourists with a comfortable and memorable experience.

Aroya's ship Manara (2017-built (as World Dream) is a floating resort with max capacity 3362 passengers, LOA length 335 meters, and 1678 staterooms. These accommodations include balcony and sea view cabins, suites, and villas.

The ship features 20 entertainment venues across 18 decks, offering a range of activities for all passenger groups. These include the Souq Aroya retail area and the 1,018-seat Aroya Theatre, which will host headline entertainment, movies, and children's shows.

Families can gather in the Atrium Area for 'Gathering Hubs' and 'Variety Acts,' and children can enjoy the 1858 m2 kids zone with a splash area and water slides.

For relaxation, the 'Blossom by Aroya' spa caters to passenger wellness needs, featuring facilities such as a thermal suite, snow room, relaxation room, treatment rooms, beauty clinic, salon, men's barbers, and gym. The spa focuses on engaging all 5 senses – sound, sight, taste, aroma, and touch.

Aroya offers diverse dining options, including 5 complimentary restaurants, 11 specialty restaurants, and 12 cafes and lounges serving Lebanese, Italian, and Asian cuisines. The ship features IRTH, the first Saudi restaurant at sea, offering traditional Arabian dining. For a premium experience, the Aroya VIP package includes exclusive areas, spacious accommodations, outdoor lounges, and exceptional dining.

The inaugural sailings are scheduled for December 2024 in the Red Sea, with itineraries featuring visits to Cruise Saudi's private island and major destinations along the Red Sea, including Egypt and Jordan.