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Cruises to Khasab

Khasab (Photo: Martchan/Shutterstock.com)

About Khasab

Often dubbed the "Norway of Arabia," Khasab's landscape is shaped by rugged fjords, picturesque inlets and stark mountains. An interesting blend of sandy desert, bright blue water and palm trees, the unique geological features and beautiful wildlife are best explored by water.

Beyond sailing the fjords or taking a mountain safari in a 4x4, there's not much to see in the very small port town of Khasab. Besides the Khasab Castle, which was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, the town doesn't boast much activity for passengers. Sure, there are a few small souvenir shops and cafes, as well as a mosque in the center of the city, but other than that, it's a sleepy town without much of a pulse.

If you do opt for a cruise, make sure to bring your camera as the water is home to plenty of pods of dolphins. Plus, the Arabian ships are worthy of a photo themselves, thanks to the unique shape and the brightly painted flags that hang from the masts.

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Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Jade

18 Night
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1,939 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jan 26, 2023
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Silver Spirit
Silver Spirit

9 Night
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Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Nov 16, 2023
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Silver Spirit
Silver Spirit

16 Night
Cruise to KhasabDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Mar 13, 2024
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Le Bougainville
Le Bougainville (Photo: Ponant)

8 Night
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8 Reviews
Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Ponant
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8 Night
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Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Ponant
Dec 21, 2022
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12 Night
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Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Dec 8, 2022
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19 Night
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Leaving:Abu Dhabi
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Apr 25, 2024
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8 Night
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Leaving:Muscat
Cruise Line:Ponant
Dec 29, 2022
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8 Night
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Leaving:Muscat
Cruise Line:Ponant
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13 Night
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Leaving:Muscat
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Apr 20, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Doha
Cruise Line:Ponant
Dec 20, 2022
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8 Night
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Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Ponant
Jan 6, 2023
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8 Night
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Leaving:Muscat
Cruise Line:Ponant
Jan 21, 2022
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Why go to Khasab?

Pros:

Easy to navigate, enough to occupy a short port stay, plenty of ATMs 

Cons:

Lack of restaurants makes it hard to grab an authentic bite; excursions are pricy

Bottom Line:

There's not much to see beyond the fjords; book an excursion to see the highlights

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The local currency is the Omani rial. Remember, Oman does not use the same currency as Abu Dhabi or Dubai, which is a common mistake many travelers make. Khasab boasts ample ATMs and banks near the New Souk roundabout and along the main street (look for HSBC, Oman National Bank and Muscat Bank). Plus, you can exchange money at the same banks during weekdays.

Language?

Arabic is the primary language spoken in Khasab and the rest of the Middle East. However, English is also widely spoken among tour guides and shop owners, especially in the bigger cities. Khasab doesn't see that many tourists, though, so come prepared with a translator or an app so you can easily negotiate prices or arrange tours.


Khasab Cruise Reviews
We left the ship and found a tour on the Dhows . The MSC costs to the fiords were $89.99 Euro per person. Our tour with Khasab Sands Tours costs us $30.00 USD each. It was an excellent tour . WE had a Dhow with abRead More
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torrie
Private tour with 'Dhow Khasab Tours' ; excellent. A long duration port stay would've been niceRead More
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megavfm
Independent tour on boat to the Fjords. Definitely worth the experience. The Fjords are very spectacular and the water filled with dolphins who play along the ship. You can even swim off the ship if you so desire.Read More
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Longwood50
Why does any cruise ship stop here? Even Costa cruses have the good sense to give it a miss!Read More
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