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The cruise industry in Saudi is still a relatively new concept and Cruise Saudi is responsible for both the development and operational elements of the ports and terminals: which is not usual practice within the wider sector. AROYA Cruises will be run as a separate business unit to the rest of the work that Cruise Saudi carries out. For example, there will be different operational and management teams and it will be separate to Destination Experiences. We are very proud of the relationships we have fostered with global cruise lines and these partnerships are of top priority to us as well as the overall vision of Cruise Saudi. With this in mind, AROYA Cruises will work cohesively with partners, rather than competitively. It is the goal of Cruise Saudi to welcome 1.3 million passengers by 2035 and this can only be achieved by all working together.

By creating a dedicated cruise experience in Saudi, for the people of Saudi, we are driving local tourism revenue back into the economy and encouraging nationals, expatriates and regional guests to explore what’s on their doorstep. AROYA Cruises will showcase the very best Arabian experiences that Saudi has to offer whilst contributing growth to the national goal of welcoming over 100 million visitors annually by 2030.

Our aim is to ensure the majority of the crew speak Arabic to reflect the nature and ethos of AROYA Cruises. Cruise Saudi is committed to our goal of providing 50,000 direct and indirect jobs in Saudi by 2035.

AROYA Cruises is aiming to set sail by 2024.

More will be announced during the commercial launch in the coming months.

Further details will be announced soon.

The AROYA Cruises team is working on providing a unique food and beverage experience. Further details will be announced soon.

As Cruise Saudi we are committed to sustainability and are working hand in hand with our partners and the government to protect our nature, in line with Vision 2030 and the Saudi Sustainable Development Goals.

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