MIDDLE EAST DESTINATIONS
Cruise the Middle East, a Land Cloaked in Mystery and Intrigue.
A cruise to the Middle East, here more than any other place in the world, it's possible to walk in the footsteps of the ancients and gaze upon the remarkable architecture built to appease gods and celebrate Kings and Sultans. Middle East cruises have much to offer today's traveller. Cruising south you enter the Arabian Sea explore the mysteries of Yemen, the extraordinary natural beauty of Oman and striking modern architecture of Dubai, to ancient Egypt's Valley of the Kings and Jordan's 'Rose-Red' city, Petra, Middle East cruises are full of treasures.
Cruise Through the Suez Canal and you Enter the Ancient Treasures of the Red Sea & Egypt
It's not just history that makes the shores of a Middle East cruise perfect as a cruise destination. The waters of the Red Sea are famed the world over as a diver's delight and the beaches and parks offer serene places to relax. There is the choice of shopping in air-conditioned complexes or among spice scented buzzing bazaars and open-air souks. Then, of course, there are the beaches and parks offering serene places to simply relax. Cruise to Port Said or Port Sokhna, your key to Cairo. Nowhere on earth launches an all-out assault on the senses quite like Cairo. It's big, it's bustling and it's filled to bursting with age-old treasures from the times of the pharaohs. Built on the 4,000-year-old site of Thebes – Egypt's ancient capital – Luxor stands on the east bank of the felucca-flecked Nile. Cruise to Aqaba and you can reach Jordan's 'Rose-Red' city, Petra, and Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum.
Cruising the Persian Gulf Brings you to the Wonders of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain
Cruise to Oman's spectacular coastline, intriguing markets and ancient fortifications. The Emirates is a union of seven sovereign sheikhdoms including Dubai and Abu Dhabi and boasts world class shopping. Dubai's sprawling Mall of Emirates – with over 200 shops and an indoor ski slope that you must see to believe. Dubai is a place of fascinating contrasts and as you cruise into the formidable city of Dubai, you can't help but to gaze up in wonder at the magnificent Burj Al Arab Hotel. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, it stands at a height of 321 metres and dominates the Dubai coastline. Or, if you're looking for a true flavour of the region, you'll find it in grand and ancient mosques, tranquil beachside resorts, deserts, mountains or at one of the area's many Bedouin markets filled with the authentic sights, sounds and tastes of the region.
Cruise Lawrence's Arabian Sea
Cruise between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea running along the coastline of southern ArabiaM. Yemen means exploring the mysteries of the ancient kingdom of Saba. In the biggest cities you'll find 400 year-old buildings, majestic mosques and multicoloured palaces. On the south coast of Oman, visit Salalah or Mirbat to explore the stony plains, sand dunes and mountains of this wild and rugged country.