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UAE & Oman Cruise
From €1249pp including flights
Upgrade to Balcony Cabin from €270pp
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin, Sail from Dubai
- Departure Date
- 13 Dec 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
- 7 Nights
- United Arab Emirates, Oman
- From €1249pp including flights
Ports of call: Dubai, U. Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi, U. Arab Emirates; Sir Bani Yas Island, U. Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; Khasab, Oman; Dubai, U. Arab Emirates
Fly overnight from Dublin and board the MSC Bellissima in Dubai for this week-long cruise to the UAE and Oman.
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.
The United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, offers an intriguing contrast to its freewheeling neighbour Dubai, a little over an hour’s drive down the coast. Leading attractions 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.
An enchanting stop on this cruise to the United Arab Emirates and Oman is Sir Bani Yas island. It has nothing to do with the hyper-technological progress which you will admire on your trip to the capital, Abu Dhabi. On Sir Bani Yas, just like on the islands of Dalma and the six nearby Discovery Islands, an enormous nature reserve has been designated to species in danger of extinction, be they from the Arabic peninsula or from Africa.
In particular, on Sir Bani Yas you will be able to observe rare animalsinside a protected area where the great majority of the animals, including giraffes, flamingos and cheetahs to name just a few, live freely.
Stepping ashore in Oman’s capital Muscat means stepping into one of the oldest cities of the Middle East. This is where incense was shipped to Greece and Rome as far back as the 2nd century.
Today it is still possible to find traces of its glorious past in the old centre where, until the latter part of the past century, the gates that separated the various quarters would be closed three hours after dawn. Muttrah, the historic centre of trade and activity of the capital that you will see during the cruise, is one of the most intriguing and well preserved parts of the town centre.
Khasab, is also known as the Top of the Emirates, a play of words to define its position – it’s the most “northern” city in the Emirates – and the appeal of this Oman port located in the northernmost exclave of the Sultanate. Sailing on a cruise Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman you will notice that Khasab guards the Ormuz strait that separates the Arabian Sea from the Indian Ocean.
Here the cruise proceeds into the Musandam, the longest and most famous fjord of these coasts, with its long inlets dug out of the limestone, that open towards the hinterland through cliffs rising vertically from the clear blue waters, populated by dolphins and a vast varied marine life, which is why it is known as the “Norway of Arabia”.
Cruise back to Dubai, where you will board your homeward flight to Dublin.
MSC Bellissima offers a stunning array of features to rival those of her sister ship, MSC Meraviglia. First of all, innovative MSC for Me technology provides an enhanced onboard experience, connecting guests with each other, the crew and the ship itself. Furthermore, guests on board MSC Bellissima will experience the world’s first digital cruise assistant, Zoe, a voice-enabled Artificial Intelligence device fitted in every cabin.
In addition, guests will be spoiled for choice with 12 international dining venues and 20 bars to choose. For entertainment, you can enjoy 2 brand new Cirque du Soleil shows designed especially for MSC Bellissima, and relax in the desert themed Water Park - an oasis for kids and families.
The 96 metre long central promenade, Galleria Bellissima, is filled with boutiques, restaurants and tranquil spots for shopping, eating and relaxing... as well as socialising. And in the evening, it comes alive with music, parties and entertainment.
The entire ceiling of the inside promenade will be covered by a giant 480 sq.m. LED screen transmitting visual magic round the clock: an atmospheric digital sky that animates the whole area from above with inspiring vistas, events, sunrises, sunsets and starry night skies.
With around 10 sq. m. of public space per guest, poolside space on MSC Bellissima is some of the most plentiful to be found at sea. Beautiful lighting, a giant screen and atmospheric design make the main pool area even more alluring after dark.
The Horizon pool offers yet more open-air deck space for sun worshippers during the daylight hours. At night the area will be transformed into a stunning outdoor spot for dancing and entertainment.
The MSC Aurea Spa on MSC Bellissima is a luxurious Balinese spa offering signature relaxation treatments to revitalise body and soul. Complete with a thermal area, beauty salon and nail boutique, the MSC Aurea Spa will leave you feeling pampered from head to toe.
Equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment, the MSC Bellissima gym offers a wide range of innovative fitness courses and training programmes.
Saturday, 14 Dec 2019: Dubai, U. Arab Emirates
Sunday, 15 Dec 2019: Abu Dhabi, U. Arab Emirates
Monday, 16 Dec 2019: Sir Bani Yas Is, U. Arab Emirates
Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019: At Sea
Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019: Muscat, Oman
Thursday, 19 Dec 2019: Khasab,Oman
Friday, 20 Dec 2019: Dubai, U. Arab Emirates
Saturday, 21 Dec 2019: Dubai, U. Arab Emirates
Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:
- Flights and charges from Dublin
- 7 night cruise on board the MSC Bellissima, in an inside cabin
- Premium drinks package
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- Travel insurance
- Upgrade to a balcony cabin from only €270pp
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