About us

Cruise Saudi connects Saudi Arabia to the world.

Our vision

To be a world-class maritime operator that stands testament to the aspirations of Vision 2030 and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Our mission

To Support in the diversification of the Saudi economy and growth of the tourism sector, by becoming the bridge between land and sea, showcasing Saudi culture, heritage and natural wonders via partnerships with global cruise operators while providing best-in-class services, while focusing on innovation and sustainability.

Our business

Cruise Saudi was formed to develop the infrastructure and services required to scale a full-suite cruise market along the Saudi coastline.

The company is responsible for the port development at key Saudi destinations as well as scaling cruise services, from marketing to Shorex coordination and vessel operations. Cruise Saudi is a 100% Public Investment Fund-owned business based in Jeddah and works hand in hand with ministries and regulatory authorities to build the offshore and onshore cruise ecosystem with the aim of positioning Saudi Arabia as a premier global cruise destination.

A new world-class destination

Charting the future of cruising

Saudi Arabia invites cruise lines from around the globe to homeport in the Kingdom or add a port of call on its coastline to their itineraries.

The country’s rich natural and cultural assets are a call to explore the undiscovered. Enjoy cruising some of the world’s calmest waters, swimming at pristine beaches, and visiting traditional coastal communities.

Our Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board of Directors:

His Highness Prince Badr bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture of Saudi Arabia

Vice Chairman to the Board of Directors:

His Excellency Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transportation of Saudi Arabia

Board Members:

His Excellency Yasir Othman AlRumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO and Board Member of the Saudi Tourism Authority

Raed Abdullah Ismail, Director of Direct Local Holdings of the Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Karl Holz, Advisor to PIF, Former President of Disney Cruise Line

Fawaz Farooqui, Managing Director of Cruise Saudi

Team