Costa Cruises said it will begin sailing the 1,600 passenger Grand Mistral under the name NeoRiviera from Dubai starting in November.
The ship has been sailing for Ibero Cruises, which, like Costa, is owned by Carnival Corp.
Costa plans a seven-day roundtrip itinerary with stops in Oman and Abu Dhabi.
Costa Fortuna, which is already scheduled to do seven-day cruises from Dubai, will continue with that plan from Dec. 20 to March 21. Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.