Abu Dhabi is set to be the next hot departure port for Cruising. As with most things in the Emirates, the cruise port is receiving significant investment and will be one of the slickest operations for fly cruises. With strong links to Abu Dhabi's airline Etihad who offer three flights a day from the UK ( Air Italia and Air Berlin are also part of the group), you will find joining and leaving your cruise ship in Abu Dhabi very smooth. For example, when leaving your ship in Abu Dhabi, you will already be in possession of your boarding pass the day before and you can check your baggage in with Etihad at the Cruise Terminal and then return to the ship if you wish before taking a short easy transfer to the airport.
Abu Dhabi, itself is witnessing tremendous growth and investment, attracting some of the World's leading hotel brands and entertainment venues such as Ferrari World. You'll find plenty to do in Abu Dhabi - not just glorious sunshine. Celebrity Cruises and MSC cruises are just two of the latest cruise lines to homeport in Abu Dhabi and offer some great itineraries including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and New Year.