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Middle East cruise with MSC Cruises

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7 nights
14 Dec 24 to 21 Dec 24
Book by 31 Oct 24
Embark on a mesmerizing 7-night cruise aboard the MSC Opera from Dubai to Doha, Bahrain, and Abu Dhabi, and prepare for an unforgettable journey through the Middle East. This cruise offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration and luxurious relaxation, as you'll have the opportunity to experience the rich heritage and modern marvels of these vibrant destinations. From ancient history to contemporary luxury, this voyage provides a unique opportunity to explore the treasures of the Arabian Peninsula in comfort and style, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Includes

  • 7 nights onboard the MSC Euribia in a interior stateroom
  • All meals and entertainment onboard
  • Mandatory cruise insurance
  • Port charges and taxes

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Highlights

  • 7 nights onboard the MSC Opera
  • All meals and entertainment onboard

Itinerary

Day 1: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A shore excursion on your MSC Emirates and Oman cruise can be the opportunity to discover Bur Dubai, at the heart of the metropolis of Dubai, on the south side of the breezy Creek. It’s the oldest part of Dubai and it offers a fascinating insight into the city’s traditional roots. This is where you’ll find many of the place’s most interesting Arabian heritage houses, clustered in the beautiful old Iranian quarter of Bastakiya and the waterfront Shindagha district, as well as the excellent Dubai Museum and the atmospheric Textile Souk. MSC Dubai, Abu Dhabi & India also offer excursions to the bustling district of Deira: the centre of Dubai’s traditional commercial activity, much of it still conducted in the area’s vibrant array of old-fashioned souks, including the famous gold and spice markets. A few kilometres south of the old city centre, modern Dubai begins in spectacular style with Sheikh Zayed Road, home to a neck-cricking array of skyscrapers including the glittering Emirates Towers. Even these, however, are outshone by the massive Downtown Dubai development at the southern end of the strip, centred on the stupendous new Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, flanked by further record-breaking attractions including the gargantuan Dubai Mall and spectacular Dubai Fountain. West of the Sheikh Zayed Road, the sprawling beachside suburb of Jumeirah is the traditional address-of-choice for Dubai’s European expats, its endless swathes of walled villas dotted with half a dozen shopping malls and a smattering of low-key sights. At the southern end of Jumeirah, there are more iconic sights in the sleepy suburb of Umm Suqeim, including the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the extraordinary mock-Arabian Madinat Jumeirah complex and the unforgettable Burj al Arab hotel.

Day 2: Doha, Qatar

Doha is the capital and largest city of the state of Qatar. It is a modern city set to become one of the premier cities in the Gulf, however it has nothing of the hustle and bustle of a mega metropolis. There are some wonderful sights and experiences you won't want to miss. There are many museums to visit, however the Museum of Islamic Arts is the only one currently open. The museum houses artefacts from Muslim dynasties all over Asia, Africa and Europe. The Souq Waqif is another place that is very worth going is Souq Waqif, the renovated Arabic market quarter. You can easily wander around the maze-like corridors for hours. Things to See & Do * Museum of Islamic Arts * Al Koot Fort * Clock Tower * Doha Heritage Village * Souq Waqif – renovated Arabic market quarter

Day 3: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

Bahrain, a group of 33 islands, with an area of 707 square kilometres, is situated in the Arabian Gulf, off the east coast of Saudi Arabia. The state takes its name from the largest island Bahrain, and its capital is Manama. It is linked by causeways to Muharraq (international airport) and Sitra (industrial area and tank-farm). There are numerous other tiny islands, but they are mainly uninhabited and are best known for the variety of migrating birds which pass through in spring and autumn. Bahrain is filled with numerous sites to visit. A tourist can choose from such locations like the A’ali Village, as well as the al-Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, where many endangered species can be viewed, including the Arabian Onyx. Other worthy itinerary fillers include al-Bander Resort, al-Dar Islands, Desert Camp, Jebel Dukhasn (Mountain of Smoke), as well as the Tree of Life. The climate is hot in summer and mild in winter. From November to April is very pleasant, with temperatures from 15 to 24 degrees centigrade. Temperatures are coolest between December and March when northerly winds prevail. From July to September temperatures average 36 degrees centigrade with high humidity. Things to see and do * The Souq * Al-Khamis Mosque * Bahrain Fort * Royal Tombs

Day 4: Arabian Gulf

Cruising at sea.

Day 5: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, where your MSC cruise ship awaits your return, offers an intriguing contrast to its freewheeling neighbour Dubai, a little over an hour’s drive down the coast. Leading attractions on your Dubai, Abu Dhabi & India cruises to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates include the extravagant Emirates Palace hotel and the even more spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque, while the various attractions of Yas Island, home to the vast Ferrari World theme park, lie just down the road. The blockbuster attraction at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is a dream excursion for any F1 fans. The “world’s biggest indoor theme park”, it offers a wide range of Ferrari-themed rides and displays which will appeal both to kids and grown-ups, including the chance to drive an F1 simulator or to ride the Formula Rossa roller coaster (the world’s fastest) or to experience race-day acceleration in the G Force “tower of speed” – as well as numerous gentler family-oriented rides.

Day 6: Sir Bani Yas Is, United Arab Emirates

It has nothing to do with the hyper-technological progress which you will admire on your trip to the capital, Abu Dhabi. The MSC Beach Experience on Sir Bani Yas means relax. It includes a delicious barbecue lunch of succulent burgers and other grilled delights, fresh salads and vegetables, pastries and fruit. And you can enjoy cocktails, ice-cold beers and soft drinks from the island’s six bars. Entertainment options range from beach tennis and volleyball to paddle boarding and snorkelling, not forgetting gym and dance activities and fun beach parties. Meanwhile, the inflatable water park and kids’ play area will keep children happy all day. Without leaving the beach, you can pamper yourself with a revitalising massage or beauty treatment provided by our expert MSC Aurea Spa personnel. And if you’ve booked an island tour–or decide to join one at the last minute–you’ll find our Excursion Office right there on the beach too.

Day 7: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Explore your ship or step off on a shore excursion. Disembark on Day 8.

Ship info

MSC Euribia
MSC Euribia draws inspiration from the ancient goddess Eurybia, who commanded the elements to conquer the seas. Aligning with this legacy, the ship embodies a commitment to pioneering state-of-the-art sustainable technologies, safeguarding the marine ecosystem. Beyond functionality, the vessel introduces innovative features, blending art seamlessly into its design, with not only the decks adorned with original works but the hull itself serving as a visual masterpiece.

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person sharing in twin share cabin, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. All cruise offers are capacity controlled and offer selected cabins at a specific price in line with MSC Cruises Dynamic Pricing Policy. Prices are correct at the time of loading. All rates are per person based on 2 adults sharing a 2-berth cabin and subject to availability, foreign exchange and fuel cost fluctuations. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R14,950
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Details
Stay
7 nights
Dates
14 Dec 24 to 21 Dec 24
Book by
31 October 24
Experience ID
109
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