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30 Night
Africa Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Fujairah
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 9
    Goa
  • Day 10
    Mangalore
  • Day 11
    Kochi
  • Day 12
    Maldives
  • Day 13
    Maldives
  • Day 14
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 16
    Luanda
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 17
    Seychelles
  • Day 18
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 19
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 20
    Port Louis
  • Day 21
    Pointe des Galets
  • Day 22
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 23
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 24
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 25
    Maputo
  • Day 26
    Richards Bay
  • Day 27
    Durban
  • Day 28
    Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 29
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 30
    Cape Town
  • Day 31
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
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    Beer, wine, and spirits
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    Including smoothies and blended drinks
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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

16 Night
Africa Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khasab
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Salalah
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Aqaba
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Suez Canal
  • Day 13
    Jerusalem (Ashdod)
  • Day 14
    Haifa
  • Day 15
    Haifa
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Athens (Piraeus)
Ship Details

Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

Pros

All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

Cons

Needs a bigger gym

Bottom Line

A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

Reviews

Silver Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Service

17-night
Ancient Civilizations Voyage

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Salalah, Safaga ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Salalah
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Safaga
  • Day 10
    Safaga
  • Day 11
    Eilat
  • Day 12
    Aqaba
  • Day 13
    Aqaba
  • Day 14
    Suez Canal
  • Day 15
    Suez Canal
  • Day 16
    Alexandria
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Athens (Piraeus)
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Nights
Emirates Yacht Adventure

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 4
    Al Manamah
  • Day 5
    Doha
  • Day 6
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 7
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 8
    Dubai
Ship Details

Crystal Esprit - Crystal Cruises

Pros

Perfect combination of intensive onshore experiences and an elegant home base

Cons

Those sensitive to movement at sea will feel it when Esprit is not in sheltered waters

Bottom Line

One of the most luxurious soft adventure cruises in the industry

Reviews

Crystal Esprit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

30 Night
Africa Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Fujairah
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Goa
  • Day 9
    Mangalore
  • Day 10
    Kochi
  • Day 11
    Maldives
  • Day 12
    Maldives
  • Day 13
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Luanda
  • Day 15
    Seychelles
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 17
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 18
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 19
    Mombasa
  • Day 20
    Zanzibar
  • Day 21
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 22
    Mayotte
  • Day 23
    Cruising (Mozambique Channel)
  • Day 24
    Cruising (Mozambique Channel)
  • Day 25
    Maputo
  • Day 26
    Richards Bay
  • Day 27
    Durban
  • Day 28
    Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 29
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 30
    Cape Town
  • Day 31
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Embarkation

11-night
Arabia & India Holiday Voyage

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Doha ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Doha
  • Day 4
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Muscat
  • Day 8
    Muscat
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 12
    Mumbai (Bombay)
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

10 Nights
Emirates Discovery

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khasab
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 7
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 8
    Doha
  • Day 9
    Doha
  • Day 10
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 11
    Dubai
Ship Details

Crystal Esprit - Crystal Cruises

Pros

Perfect combination of intensive onshore experiences and an elegant home base

Cons

Those sensitive to movement at sea will feel it when Esprit is not in sheltered waters

Bottom Line

One of the most luxurious soft adventure cruises in the industry

Reviews

Crystal Esprit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Embarkation

11-night
Arabian Gulf & Emirates Voyage

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khor Al fakkan
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Manama
  • Day 7
    Doha
  • Day 8
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 9
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 10
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 11
    Dubai
  • Day 12
    Dubai
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Service

16-night
Oman, Egypt & Jordan Voyage

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Muscat, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Muscat
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Salalah
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Safaga
  • Day 11
    Aqaba
  • Day 12
    Aqaba
  • Day 13
    Suez Canal
  • Day 14
    Suez Canal
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Crete (Heraklion)
  • Day 17
    Athens (Piraeus)
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

11-night
Arabia Intensive Voyage

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Muscat, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Manama
  • Day 7
    Doha
  • Day 8
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 9
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 10
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 11
    Dubai
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    Dubai
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Azamara Quest - Azamara

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

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Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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36 Night
World Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
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Dubai, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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  • Day 1
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  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
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  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
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    Colombo
  • Day 8
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    Cruising
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    Phuket
  • Day 12
    Penang
  • Day 13
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
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    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Phu My
  • Day 18
    Nha Trang
  • Day 19
    Cruising
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    Hong Kong
  • Day 21
    Hong Kong
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    Cruising
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    Bitung
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    Darwin
  • Day 29
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    Airlie Beach
  • Day 33
    Cruising
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    Brisbane
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 37
    Sydney (Australia)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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44 Night
World Cruise

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Dubai
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Cunard Line
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    Dubai
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    Muscat
  • Day 4
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  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Colombo
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Phuket
  • Day 12
    Penang
  • Day 13
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 14
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Singapore
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Phu My
  • Day 18
    Nha Trang
  • Day 19
    Cruising
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    Hong Kong
  • Day 21
    Hong Kong
  • Day 22
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    Bitung
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    Darwin
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    Cruising
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    Airlie Beach
  • Day 33
    Cruising
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    Brisbane
  • Day 35
    Cruising
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    Sydney (Australia)
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    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 38
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  • Day 39
    Melbourne
  • Day 40
    Cruising
  • Day 41
    Adelaide
  • Day 42
    Cruising
  • Day 43
    Cruising
  • Day 44
    Busselton
  • Day 45
    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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33-day
Holiday Arabia & Asia

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khor Al fakkan
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 7
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Chennai (Madras)
  • Day 13
    Karaikal
  • Day 14
    Trincomalee
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Sabang
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 24
    Ko Kood
  • Day 25
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 28
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 29
    Cruising
  • Day 30
    Da Nang
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Hanoi
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Hong Kong
Ship Details

Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Cruise fare includes nearly everything -- even unlimited caviar

Cons

Doesn't quite match the service levels of Seabourn's smaller ships

Bottom Line

Beautiful, yacht-like ship with top-notch service and dining

Reviews

Seabourn Ovation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

18-day
Jewels Of Arabia & India

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Sir Bani Yas Island , Doha ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 3
    Doha
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Mangalore
  • Day 11
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Sabang
  • Day 16
    Phuket
  • Day 17
    Langkawi
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Singapore
Ship Details

Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Beautifully designed ship with a great choice of restaurants and generous outside space

Cons

Could do with more shade around the pool and a bigger gym

Bottom Line

Gorgeous new ship with a rich, sophisticated look, superb food and an un-stuffy vibe

Reviews

Seabourn Encore Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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20 Night
Far East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Muscat, Salalah ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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  • Day 2
    Muscat
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Salalah
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 7
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Aqaba
  • Day 10
    Safaga
  • Day 11
    Safaga
  • Day 12
    Cruising (Gulf of Suez)
  • Day 13
    Suez Canal
  • Day 14
    Haifa
  • Day 15
    Haifa
  • Day 16
    Jerusalem (Ashdod)
  • Day 17
    Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 18
    Crete (Heraklion)
  • Day 19
    Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 20
    Positano (Amalfi)
  • Day 21
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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19-day
Pearls Of Arabia & India

Leaving:
Dubai
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Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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    Mumbai (Bombay)
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    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Chennai (Madras)
  • Day 13
    Karaikal
  • Day 14
    Trincomalee
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Sabang
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
Ship Details

Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Cruise fare includes nearly everything -- even unlimited caviar

Cons

Doesn't quite match the service levels of Seabourn's smaller ships

Bottom Line

Beautiful, yacht-like ship with top-notch service and dining

Reviews

Seabourn Ovation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

9 Night
Africa Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Fujairah
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 10
    Mumbai (Bombay)
Ship Details

Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

Pros

All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

Cons

Needs a bigger gym

Bottom Line

A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

Reviews

Silver Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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19-night
Spice Route Voyage

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Mumbai, Kochi ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 7
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 8
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 9
    Colombo
  • Day 10
    Colombo
  • Day 16
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 15
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 19
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 14
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
Ship Details

Azamara Pursuit - Azamara

Pro: Beautifully renovated ship that offers intimate spaces and lively atmosphere.

Con: Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight.

Bottom Line: Perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; the shore experience is integrated onboard.

Reviews

Azamara Pursuit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5
Cabins
Dining

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11 Nights
Emirates New Year's Eve

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khasab
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Doha
  • Day 7
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 8
    Dubai
  • Day 9
    Dubai
  • Day 10
    Dubai
  • Day 10
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 11
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 12
    Dubai
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Crystal Esprit - Crystal Cruises

Pros

Perfect combination of intensive onshore experiences and an elegant home base

Cons

Those sensitive to movement at sea will feel it when Esprit is not in sheltered waters

Bottom Line

One of the most luxurious soft adventure cruises in the industry

Reviews

Crystal Esprit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Value

30 Night
Africa Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Salalah, Aqaba ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising (Gulf of Oman)
  • Day 4
    Salalah
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Red Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Aqaba
  • Day 10
    Safaga
  • Day 11
    Safaga
  • Day 12
    Suez Canal
  • Day 13
    Suez Canal
  • Day 14
    Haifa
  • Day 15
    Haifa
  • Day 16
    Limassol
  • Day 17
    Rhodes
  • Day 18
    Patmos
  • Day 19
    Lesbos
  • Day 20
    Istanbul
  • Day 21
    Istanbul
  • Day 22
    Canakkale
  • Day 23
    Kusadasi
  • Day 24
    Santorini
  • Day 25
    Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 26
    Positano (Amalfi)
  • Day 27
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 28
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 29
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 30
    Marseille
  • Day 31
    Barcelona
Ship Details

Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pro: Cruise fare covers nearly everything: drinks, tips and excellent variety of excursions

Con: Prices are among the industry's highest, even for entry-level suites

Bottom Line: Inclusive nature and great service means a Mariner cruise is all about relaxing

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Seven Seas Mariner Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

22 Night
Southeast Asia Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Fujairah, Mumbai ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    Fujairah
  • Day 3
    Cruising (Gulf of Oman)
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    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 6
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 7
    Mormugao (Goa)
  • Day 8
    Mangalore
  • Day 9
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Colombo
  • Day 12
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 13
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 14
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 15
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 16
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 17
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Phuket
  • Day 20
    Penang
  • Day 21
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 22
    Singapore
  • Day 23
    Singapore
Ship Details

Seven Seas Explorer - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pros

Gorgeously decorated ship; emphasis on fine dining and intuitive service

Cons

Ship action slows at night, and entertainment needs refining

Bottom Line

The ship offers an inclusive and completely luxurious experience

Reviews

Seven Seas Explorer Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value3.5

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20-day
Arabia & Antiquities

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Sir Bani Yas Island , Doha ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 3
    Doha
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Salalah
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Aqaba
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Suez Canal
  • Day 15
    Suez Canal
  • Day 15
    Suez Canal
  • Day 16
    Jerusalem (Ashdod)
  • Day 17
    Haifa
  • Day 18
    Haifa
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Santorini
  • Day 21
    Athens (Piraeus)
Ship Details

Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Cruise fare includes nearly everything -- even unlimited caviar

Cons

Doesn't quite match the service levels of Seabourn's smaller ships

Bottom Line

Beautiful, yacht-like ship with top-notch service and dining

Reviews

Seabourn Ovation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

18-day
Arabian Gems & Holy Land

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Sir Bani Yas Island , Doha ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 3
    Doha
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Aqaba
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Suez Canal
  • Day 14
    Suez Canal
  • Day 14
    Suez Canal
  • Day 15
    Jerusalem (Ashdod)
  • Day 16
    Haifa
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Aghios Nikolaos
  • Day 19
    Athens (Piraeus)
Ship Details

Seabourn Encore - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Beautifully designed ship with a great choice of restaurants and generous outside space

Cons

Could do with more shade around the pool and a bigger gym

Bottom Line

Gorgeous new ship with a rich, sophisticated look, superb food and an un-stuffy vibe

Reviews

Seabourn Encore Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

20 Night
Southeast Asia Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
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Fujairah, Mumbai ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Fujairah
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 6
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 7
    Mormugao (Goa)
  • Day 8
    Mangalore
  • Day 9
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 10
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Colombo
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 14
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 15
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 16
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 17
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Phuket
  • Day 20
    Cruising (Strait of Malacca)
  • Day 21
    Singapore
Ship Details

Seven Seas Voyager - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pros

All-suite, all-balcony luxury ship with contemporary look and inclusive fares

Cons

Fares are quite high, especially if you don't take advantage of included drinks and tours

Bottom Line

Once you're onboard, it's a luxurious, carefree vacation

Reviews

Seven Seas Voyager Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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