Refurbishment has started on the vessel due to sail from Jeddah in 2024
Aroya Cruises, the new Arabian cruise line operated by Cruise Saudi, has unveiled the first cruise ship in its fleet.
The 335-metre-long ship is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment to tailor the ship in line with the taste of Arabian passengers. With 19 decks and 1,682 cabins, Aroya Cruises claims “this grand ship will redefine Arabian holidays”.
The company promises “exceptional on-board service, an eclectic culinary offering and a sensational activities programme”. With a strong emphasis to provide a distinctive Arabian hospitality, life on board will emulate values of Saudi culture.
Cruise Saudi chief executive officer Lars Clasen said: “We're delighted to sail into the new year with the unveiling of our first Aroya Cruises ship. This marks an exciting milestone for Cruise Saudi in creating a world-class cruise industry in Saudi, while offering a new way to holiday in the kingdom for locals. We look forward to welcoming the first passengers on-board.”
Cruise Saudi is a Public Investment Fund-owned company responsible for the development of Saudi’s cruise industry. By 2035 it plans to welcome 1.3 million cruise passengers annually and support the country’s wider tourism industry.
Aroya Cruises will set sail from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2024.