Tui Cruises/ Mein Schiff - The hidden gem of cruising.
Have you ever come across a ship with spectacular calligraphy on a dark blue hull, and asked yourself the question; What is that? -Well, that is what this review is all about.
My wife really wanted to visit the Gulf States. So being a cruisoholic I had to find us a cruise in the region. Normally one can find great deals on cheaper cruise lines, but this time Tui was able to compete, so I didn't want to miss the opportunity to satisfy my own curiosity. As it turned out I got thoroughly rewarded.
Our inside cabin was like most cabins but with a few extras like a coffee machine, slippers, bath robes, mineral rocks for the water pitcher. The size of the passenger instructions in German are amazing. If you are able to relax you can skip them and their 31-letter nouns (no joking !) and just act normally; join the mandatory emergency drill, no smoking or anything else that might cause a fire.
Dubai is great. There is way too much to describe here, but desert, modern architecture, beaches and shopping is plenty enough for most people.
The capital of Oman is an interesting place to discouver, but it's spooky, because it's empty. There are very few people around.
This place has so much to offer, so you have to choose if you're only here for a day. Since we live in a harsh climate we choose to go to the beach. It's clean safe and nice. The shuttle bus takes you down town, and the beach is only a few blocks away.