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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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78% Loved It
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Dubai -> Khasab -> Muscat -> Muscat -> Cruising -> Abu Dhabi -> Dubai -> Dubai
87% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Dubai -> Dubai -> Khasab -> Muscat -> Muscat -> Cruising -> Manama -> Doha -> Abu Dhabi -> Abu Dhabi -> Dubai -> Dubai
83% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Dubai -> Khasab -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Salalah -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Safaga -> Safaga -> Sharm-el-Sheikh -> Cairo (Port Said) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Santorini -> Athens (Piraeus)
78% Loved It
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Athens (Piraeus) -> Crete (Heraklion) -> Cruising -> Haifa -> Jerusalem (Ashdod) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Aqaba -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Salalah -> Cruising -> Muscat -> Cruising -> Doha -> Dubai -> Abu Dhabi -> Abu Dhabi -> Cruising -> Muscat -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Mumbai (Bombay) -> Mumbai (Bombay) -> Cruising -> Mangalore -> Cochin -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Phuket -> Cruising -> Singapore
77% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Abu Dhabi -> Abu Dhabi -> Muscat -> Muscat -> Cruising -> Khasab -> Dubai -> Dubai -> Dubai -> Abu Dhabi
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 ...
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 ...
My overall impression of Costa Cruises is one of obtaining clients with attractive advertised prices for their cruises but falling short of the quality and service of cruise lines like Holland America, Cunard & Norwegian. None are perfect but ... Read more
It has been a rather disappointing experience. This was our second cruise, the first one being a 7 day trip in the Mediterranean with Royal Carribbean on a smaller ship (Legend of the Seas). Costa Serena did not deliver what we were expecting, in a ... Read more
02/15
Embarkation went very smoothly with no queue. Our outside cabin was a good size. We had a table for two this time at dinner which was much better than having to sit with 4 strangers like we did last time. Would much rather have the choice of ... Read more
02/15
We traveled in pair (two person 30 year old). We don't use flight deal from costa (flight&hotel self-booking). Ship is clean and maintained but slide on roof does not work (excluded from use). Very very poor food, buffet closed after 5:30pm ... Read more
We are regular Costa Cruisers, and have enjoyed many good trips on several ships. Our stay pre cruise was in the fabulous Meydan Hotel on the race course with wonderful food and accommodation. Wish we could say the same for the rest of our trip. We ... Read more
Lovely week CLAIRE CLARKE
02/15
We had a great time - much better than expected. We had a balcony cabin this time which we loved. Bigger than many other ships. Similar formula to most other cruises except for no casual evening buffet. We had opted for late sitting so didn't really ... Read more
This was our first ever cruise and hence our first review on this site. A couple of earlier reviews of this ship on this website were very helpful for us so thank you for taking the trouble - they really helped us prepare and set expectations. We ... Read more
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