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Middle East Cruises

Cruises to the Middle East

The Middle East's exotic aura attracts history buffs and adventure seekers looking to expand their cultural horizons. Egypt's pyramids and Jordan's lost city of Petra are must-see landmarks, while souks (markets), breathtaking mosques and desert safaris also make for great exploring. Arabian Gulf cruises to the United Arab Emirates and Oman provide a look at the modern-day Middle East, with the world's biggest buildings and malls.
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Get the basics on Middle East cruising, including info on ships, ports and respecting local customs.
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Abu Dhabi
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the largest and ...
Aqaba
Once a sleepy village with an industrial port, Aqaba is quickly ...
Bahrain
Although Bahrain has been accepting cruise ships since 2008, the ...
Dubai
On busy Sheik Zayed Road, the highway running through the sprawling ...
Muscat
The problem with a lot of the ports featured on a typical Arabian ...
Salalah
As the hordes who now sail from Dubai will attest, cruising the ...
Ovation Annmad
05/16
Excellent value and the ship was brand new. Getting on board was seamless. Better than usual entertainment. Went to ports we would not normally choose, Oman & Kochi. Even though it's a huge ship it was not crowded. There were no problems getting ... Read more
Spectacular All inclusive Treat. ernie109@hotmail.com
05/16
I chose this cruise because it is a new ship that is quite contemporary and full of technology. Plus I always wanted to see Dubai, India and Singapore, so they were the highlight of the trip. I had an amazing experience on the cruise: The food, ... Read more
My wife and I have just finished our cruise on RCCL “Ovation of the Seas “. We boarded the ship in Barcelona and disembarked in Dubai , we wish we would have got off in Rome (which was the first port of call ) . The ship is brand ... Read more
First the negative: I would have rated this cruise as a 5-Star one, but Seabourn's corporate police allowing smoking in so many places makes it hard to really rate the cruise line positively. They allow smoking on all of the balconies, which make ... Read more
05/16
We decided to book this cruise rather late in the game as Regent kept sweetening the deal with OBC and business air. The itinerary was 21 days and took us from Dubai to Barcelona, including ports in Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and ... Read more

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I have always wanted to visit Petra. This cruise included Petra plus The Holy Land and the Suez Canal,all new to me. We have taken several trips on Seabourn and love everything about it. The rooms are comfortable and have enough space which is ... Read more
04/16
We chose the cruise as QM2 is the last ship of its type, also going through the Suez Canal. We ticked both of those boxes and that is the best we can say about the cruise. It was infact the worst cruise we have ever been on. Due to norovirus ... Read more
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