Join us as we cruise to some of the most interesting ports in the Middle East, and spend time in the dazzling city of Dubai.
We begin in Dubai, which has gone from a sleepy pearl-diving village to one of the world’s most talked about cities. The business capital of the United Arab Emirates has breath-taking architecture, towering skyscrapers, man-made islands and a glittering cityscape, as well as old, traditional Middle Eastern buildings, souks and customs.
We then board our cruise ship and sail through the Persian Gulf, visiting various ports in Oman and Abu Dhabi (before returning to Dubai at the end). We will sail in comfort aboard the Costa Diadema. This moderate European-style floating resort is in the grand size class of ships, so there are many options for entertainment, dining and activities. Features of the ship include jacuzzis, 3 swimming pools, an outdoor jogging track and Spa center offering a full range of beauty, health and relaxation treatments. There are theme parties, dance lessons, a casino and shopping boutiques. For dining there are 7 restaurants to suit all tastes plus gourmet buffets. With 15 bars and lounges there is always a place to relax. The theatre for evening shows is spread over 3 levels. Our spacious Premium guestrooms are well appointed, and you can choose between an inside, outside or balcony cabin.
* During the land portion of the tour all excursions are included. During the cruise portion all shore excursions are optional. Those interested will pay on board the ship.