Emirates and the Indian Ocean
21st November 2022 FOR 21 NIGHTS | Seven Seas Explorer
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WHY WE RECOMMEND Dubai & Emirates CRUISES
The Emirates are the spectacular, futuristic side of Arabia, and at the centre of these westernised and thoroughly modern tourist hubs is the city of Dubai – a place where planning permission and limitations don’t apply, especially when it comes to options for tourists. Rounding every corner brings you face to face with another glittering luxury hotel, another intriguing tourist attraction, or another gigantic luxury shopping mall.
It seems that everywhere in the glass-lined cities of the Emirates has been tailor-made for tourists. Never mind the opulence and elegance of the hotels, all you need to do is take a cursory stroll along the beachfront of somewhere like Dubai to get a glimpse of how much of tourist paradise this is. Hundreds of bars, restaurants and attractions compete for space on streets overlooked by magnificent skyscrapers, and that’s before you even take into account the white sands of the beaches and burgeoning classic architecture like the Burj Al Arab.
The best cruises to the Emirates will allow plenty of time to spend in port, especially in Dubai, where there is so much to see and do, it is almost impossible to fit everything into your schedule. With extra time to explore, however, you will have time to discover both sides of Dubai, from the bustling, contemporary metropolis to the scenic and spectacular desert landscape that surrounds the city.
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Marvels of Dubai and Sharjah , 72 days72
Become thoroughly immersed in the UAE’s cultural contrasts by viewing Dubai’s futuristic architectural treasures, dining outdoors in the desert and admiring the traditional atmosphere in Sharjah.
18 Nov 2022
Located in the northeast United Arab Emirates, bustling Dubai attracts visitors with its international facilities and exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Known as the Hong Kong of Arabia, Dubai’s modern duty-free shopping malls and traditional souks offer some of the best bargains in the world on such luxury items as gold jewelry and designer creations. For a more historic outing, visitors can explore the museum at Al Fahidi Fort or venture out into the Old Quarter of Bastakia.
21 Nov 2022
Doha (‘place of beautiful flowers’) lies on the small peninsula of Qatar, that juts into the Persian Gulf. This sleepy town, once a British protectorate, was a center of pearl fishing until the discovery of oil turned it into a bustling port. Nearby attractions showcase Doha’s emergence as an important cultural and commercial center. Stroll along the crescent-shaped Corniche and admire the crystal-blue waters of the bay, the Emir’s Palace, the Museum of Islamic Arts and the traditional dhows, bobbing on the waters. Further afield, venture out on a desert safari, take in picturesque forts, or choose the perfect memento in Doha City Center, the largest shopping complex in the Mideast.
22 Nov 2022
Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE)
Sir Bani Yas Island is part of the Al Gharbia region of the United Arab Emirates. It's dominated by the Arabian Wildlife Park, with its roaming giraffes, cheetahs and gazelles. Multiple archaeological sites across the island include the ruins of an ancient Christian monastery. Salt dome hills define the island’s desert interior. The coast features beaches, sea kayak routes and a shipwreck
23 Nov 2022
The discovery of oil in 1958 transformed this rural backwater into a modern metropolis with the highest per-capita income in the world. Today, Abu Dhabi boasts extraordinary sky scrapers, shopping malls, top quality hotels, tree-lined boulevards and picturesque gardens, while still maintaining a subtle Arabian mystique. Sail the lovely Gulf waters and numerous islands surrounding the city in a traditional dhow; tour heritage Village, a living museum where artisans ply their traditional crafts; or shop the central souk area for gold and Bedouin silver jewelry.
24 Nov 2022
Khasab is an eclectic and off-the-beaten-path port with pristine seas and jagged peaks. It’s location at the northern tip of the peninsula makes this city the apex of the triangle between Dubai and Muscat. Choose to take a dhow cruise along the Strait of Hormuz or go on a humpback dolphin watching excursion on the bay, either way your experience will be far from ordinary.
25 Nov 2022
Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, on the Gulf of Oman. Fujairah is the only Emirate of the U.A.E. that is almost totally mountainous, surrounded by the ruggedly majestic Hajar Mountains. Dana Plaza offers shopping in the souks, while excursions include dune drives, camel safaris and a voyage to the region’s only fjord, Musandam Fjords.
26 Nov 2022
Muscat is the capital of Oman, a sovereign country. Muscat has been important since the 6th century BC, when Persians controlled the port. It was under Portuguese domination from 1508 to 1650, and subsequently the Iranians gained control of the city. Muscat became the capital of independent Muscat and Oman in 1741- the country’s name was changed to just Oman in 1970. Muscat offers a number of exciting excursions including dolphin watching and off-road desert adventures.
27 Nov 2022
Arabian Sea Cruising
28 Nov 2022 - 29 Nov 2022
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the most populous city in the world. This bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities, and is the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Mumbai is home to India’s Hindi film and television industry, known as “Bollywood.” Mumbai is also one of the few cities that accommodates a national park, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, within its city limits.
30 Nov 2022
Scenic, tropical, and often called the Pearl of the Orient, Mormugao, India’s largest, natural harbor offers unexpected cultural contrasts in this former Portuguese ruled seaport area. Hire a taxi to transport you to Vasco City, named after founder, Vasco da Gama who fortified the area in 1543. You’ll discover the largest Roman Catholic Cathedral in all of Asia, along with an area more reminiscent of Portugal than India. Delightful colonial architecture, complete with overhanging balconies, narrow winding cobblestone streets, small shops and eateries beckon. Shop for colorful azulejos, painted tin-glazed ceramic tiles typically used in Portuguese architecture. Take a stroll on one of the area’s magnificent beaches, and dine on some of the finest seafood in all of India.
01 Dec 2022
A major port on the Arabian Sea located in Southern India, Mangalore derives its name from a goddess. The city has a rich historical past, part of it even dating back to major epics that are the bedrock of the Hindu mythological pantheon. Mangalore has 11th century temples, scintillating beaches dotted with coconut palm trees, museums and lighthouses. Red-roofed houses against the lush greenery provide a much-needed escape from the ordinary.
02 Dec 2022
Cruising The Laccadive Sea
03 Dec 2022
Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives, is located at the southern edge of North Male’ Atoll Kaafu Atoll. Traditionally, Malé was the “King’s Island,” from where the ancient Maldive Royal families had their palace and ruled the country. Malé is dotted with mosques, wide streets, parks and markets. Tour the national Museum, the colorful Fish Market and the Friday mosque with its splendid golden dome.
04 Dec 2022 - 05 Dec 2022
Cruising The Laccadive Sea
06 Dec 2022
Indian Ocean Cruising
07 Dec 2022
Andaman Sea Cruising
08 Dec 2022
With a land area of 215 square miles, Phuket Island is about the same size as Singapore, making it Thailand's largest island. Known as the "Pearl of Thailand," this beautiful retreat offers pristine beaches, lush vegetation, traditional villages, and seascapes of huge limestone pillars that tower over the turquoise waters of Phang-Nga Bay. Apart from tourism, much of the province's wealth derives from tin production, which started back in the 16th century.
09 Dec 2022
Pulau Pinang, as it is known locally, is the northern gateway to Malaysia and also the country's oldest British settlement. The word "Pinang" in Malay refers to the areca nut palm, which provides the betel nut, an essential ingredient in a delicacy chewed by millions in the Far East. Today Georgetown is noted for the largest collection of pre-war houses in all of Southeast Asia and the Penang Heritage Trust has been established to maintain its unique heritage.
10 Dec 2022
Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
Spend the day discovering this cosmopolitan city and its many cultural levels, from the soaring Petronas Towers to a Royal Palace, Gothic churches, stolid Colonial remnants and a restored Malay timber house, once the residence of a local headman in a lovely Heritage Center. Browse in the markets and shops. Shop for crafts, excellent pewter, jewelry, batik. The fusion of cultures here offers a variety of menus from Malay and Chinese to continental cuisines. Try a curry or spicy broiled duck, a satay or broiled fish.
11 Dec 2022
Straegically located at the end of the Malaysian peninsula, the island nation of Singapore is a modern, thriving metropolis and a true melting pot of cultures. Singapore offers diverse colorful ethnic quarters; a fantastic array of superb cuisines; and a shopping mecca second to none. In many ways Singapore (the name means Lion City) was built by Sir Stamford Raffles. Coming ashore to a tiny fishing village in 1819, through trade treaties and business acumen, he laid the foundation for one of the most amazing urban success stories in history. Today, travelers can embrace exotic sights and sounds as they stroll or ride a trishaw through Chinatown, the Arab Quarter or Little India. Head down to the scenic Boat Quay for unrivaled views of the harbor and stop at one of the many international eateries for a refreshing repast. Shop along famous Orchard Road with its merchandise from every corner of the Pacific Rim; embark on a night safari at the Singapore Zoo or relax in the verdant shade of the Bukit Timah Nature Preserve. Be sure to leave time to try a refreshing Singapore Sling at the bar at Raffles Hotel.
12 Dec 2022
Stay in Fullerton Singapore , 2 days2
The Fullerton Singapore basks in its prime location in the heart of the Civic District of the city. Lying at the forefront of Raffles Place, the financial and business district of the city, it is the preferred choice for business travellers to the city. The hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from the vibrant riverside entertainment belt of the cultural venues of Victoria Theatre and concert hall, The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and the Asian Civilisations Museum.A masterpiece of understated comfort and elegance, the hotel was transformed from the Fullerton Building and was once the Singapore General Post Office. Featuring a neo-classical architecture it is a landmark hotel in the city. For the convenience of business travellers the hotel offers a 24 hour financial centre with workstations, meeting rooms and conference venues
12 Dec 2022
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