Cruise Master celebrates 15th anniversary

Ashok Kumar

Cruise Master, the Middle East’s first specialized cruise agency, has announced the launch of several ambitious growth plans as the company celebrates 15 years of operations in the Middle East.

The ‘Cruise Only’ agency is a one-stop-shop for major cruise lines in the world, offering countless types of itineraries, destinations and experiences to customers and travel agents.

From a humble beginning in 2007, Cruise Master has been at the forefront of innovation and launched the first cruise booking engine in the Middle East, covering 18 major cruise lines.


“We are seeing consumer demand in the region reach new heights”
– Ashok Kumar


Cruise Master pioneered and launched the first cruise booking engine in the Middle East, equipping trade partners with the ability to go online. As part of its commitment to bolstering the travel industry and providing agents with the necessary skills and technical know-how to book a cruise for their clients, Cruise Master continues to provide their trade partners access to their cruise booking engine. The agency also has partnerships with key airlines in the region to foster seamless integration between air, land and sea.

Popularly known as Cruise Guru, Ashok Kumar, Managing Director and Founder, said: “As we celebrate fifteenth year of Cruise Master, we are quite pleased to see the uptick in cruising as the world rebounds from the effects of the pandemic. We are seeing consumer demand in the region reach new heights. This is the perfect time to relaunch our cruise booking engine, bringing customers their dream cruise experience at the click of a button.

“First time cruisers can choose from a cruise in Alaska, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Northern Europe in summer or an exotic journey to the Far East, Japan or Australia. For matured travellers, there are ultra-luxury ocean going small cruise ships to cruises on many famous rivers in the world.

“For adventure seekers, we have cruises to the top or the ends of the earth! Each port of call offers a distinct experience, opening a world of possibilities for clients looking to traverse the seven seas on a cruise ship.

“Our strength is that our whole team is focused on cruise vacations only. And thanks to cruise lines who have shown the confidence in services of Cruise Master as well as travel agents who have given us their loyal support over the years. We look forward to playing an important role in the growth of the cruise industry in the Middle East, and to many more years of Cruise Master,” added Kumar.

Cruise Master is the general sales agent for Princess Cruises, Cunard Cruises and P&O Cruises in the Middle East, and has partnerships with over two dozen cruise lines.