Aroya Cruises and MBC Studios sign MoU

Aroya Cruises and MBC Studios sign MoU

Cruise line and film production giant collaborate to promote regional highlights

Aroya Cruises, the new Arabian cruise line backed by Cruise Saudi, and global film and television production company MBC Studios have formally agreed to work together on all future cinematic production projects.

Based on a shared vision for growth in the Middle East and beyond, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding marked a public declaration to unite to showcase all that the region has to offer to a global audience.

Details of what the productions will be are yet to be revealed, but the news follows the release of the documentary Beneath the Surface: The Fight for Corals, following the aquatic pursuits of a Saudi female diver, and showing the potential for nature documentaries to made in the region. The film was the result of a collaboration between Warner Bros' and Saudi's Red Sea Global.

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Cruise Saudi CEO Lars Clasen said: Partnerships and collaborations are a crucial part of the success of any cruise line, and we are delighted to have signed an MoU with MBC Studios. We have a shared passion for the Middle East and strive to showcase authentic Arabian life and the extensive wonders the region has to offer to the world. 

"A good cruise line draws on aspects of storytelling to delight its passengers and showcase the destinations it visits, and like MBC Studios, we know that the Middle East has a captivating story to tell. We look forward to working with MBC Studios on future projects.”

Aroya Cruises' first ship will set sail from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2024. The flagship vessel will offer facilities across 18 decks, including 15 restaurants, 20 entertainment venues, a retail area, and wellness and spa facilities.

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