Middle East Cruises

Wander along the Spice Trail, explore the Holy Land, and immerse yourself in the vivid sights and sounds.

Middle East

The Middle East is a stunning tapestry offering endless and life-changing experiences. This area is renowned for its exotic culture, illuminated history, grand architecture and modern technology. From the hustle and bustle of largely populated cities to the peace and tranquility of local villages, delicious food and intriguing cultures. Dubai is the treasured gem of the Middle East boasting an affluence and lavishness. The city woos cruisers from all corners of the globe with a penchant for culture and luxury.

Warm cultures and friendly locals that are iconic for the Middle East make cruise tourists feel welcome in a world away from home. Having endured its fair share of wars, it is right to acknowledge that nowhere else on Earth has such a colourful past as the Middle East, making it a fascinating destination for travellers who have an avid interest in the world, past and present. The treasures of the arid Arabian desert is yet another aspect that must be discovered in this diverse and exciting cruise destination. A Middle Eastern cruise is guaranteed to take you to the greatest hot spots belonging to this area and introduce you to cultures and ways of life that will encourage you to return again and again.

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  Cruises from Dubai
Voyage with Royal Caribbean from Dubai
Voyage with Royal Caribbean from Dubai
7 Nights with the Jewel of the Seas
 December 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $1,041
8 day cruise with the Jewel of the Seas to Dubai
8 day cruise with the Jewel of the Seas to Dubai
7 Nights with the Jewel of the Seas
 December 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $1,044
Enticing Dubai to memorable Civitavecchia
Enticing Dubai to memorable Civitavecchia
16 Nights with the Jewel of the Seas
 23.03.2020
p.p.from $2,398
Expedition from Dubai with the Regal Princess
Expedition from Dubai with the Regal Princess
11 Nights with the Regal Princess
 03.11.2020
p.p.from $1,620
Cruising to Singapore from Dubai
Cruising to Singapore from Dubai
11 Nights with the Island Princess
 06.12.2020
p.p.from $2,230
  Fly Cruises
Golden Dunes Through the Gulf
Golden Dunes Through the Gulf
12 Nights Middle East
 Oceana
 11.03.2019
p.p.from $2,499
Arabian Highlights 9 Nights
Arabian Highlights 9 Nights
8 Nights with the MSC Splendida
 01.02.2019
p.p.from $2,399
Arabian Highlights 13 Nights
Arabian Highlights 13 Nights
12 Nights with the MSC Lirica
 26.01.2019
p.p.from $2,699
Souks and Spices
Souks and Spices
18 Nights Middle East, ...
 Oceana
 02.03.2020
p.p.from $3,999
Montage of Ancient Lands
Montage of Ancient Lands
14 Nights Mediterranean Sea, ...
 Jewel of the Seas
 09.11.2019
p.p.from $4,799
  Cruises to Israel
Travelling from Civitavecchia with the Jewel of the Seas
Travelling from Civitavecchia with the Jewel of the Seas
12 Nights with the Jewel of the Seas
 October 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from $2,779
Travelling from Athens via Limassol
Travelling from Athens via Limassol
9 Nights with the Azamara Quest
 14.04.2020
p.p.from $3,935
Montage of Ancient Lands
Montage of Ancient Lands
14 Nights Mediterranean Sea, ...
 Jewel of the Seas
 09.11.2019
p.p.from $4,799
Charming Civitavecchia to memorable Dubai
Charming Civitavecchia to memorable Dubai
21 Nights with the Norwegian Jade
 07.11.2019
p.p.from $3,551
Voyage from Dubai to Civitavecchia via Khasab
Voyage from Dubai to Civitavecchia via Khasab
22 Nights with the Norwegian Jade
 18.03.2020
p.p.from $3,914
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Claire
Enticing voyage from Dubai with Celebrity Cruises
Cruise from Dubai to Italy on this unique sail along the Red Sea and up the Suez Canal. This 16 day cruise gives you a taste of an array of different cultures while also offering time to unwind onboard the Celebrity Constellation. An overnight stay in Dubai allows you to properly explore this fascinating city.
Our advice:
There are plenty of activities on the Celebrity Constellation to keep you entertained during days at sea. Enjoy a wine and beer tasting sessions with knowledgeable bartenders at the 'Martini Bar' or 'Cellarmasters'.

  • Dubai - Civitavecchia (Rome)
  • Mediterranean Sea,Africa,Middle East
  • 01.04.2020

from $2,209
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Deb
Voyage with the Azamara Quest from Dubai
Step onboard the Azamara Quest as it takes you on a spectacular sail up the Gulf of Oman through the Persian Gulf. Test your bartering skills at Muscat's Muttrah Souk and discover a labyrinth of souvenirs. Visit the breathtaking Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, extravagantly decorated with marble and gold. This cruise is sure to be the cultural experience of a life time!
Our advice:
Enjoy delicious North African dishes at Azamara Quest's exquisite onboard restaurants - the 'Aqualina' and 'Prime C'.

  • Dubai - Dubai
  • Middle East
  • 29.11.2019

from $3,629
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Harvey
Vibrant cruise from Dubai with Seabourn
If you're a fan of history and adventure, this Seabourn Encore cruise is right for you. Travel from the metropolis of Dubai to Haifa, home to the Bahá'í World Centre. You will then be transported to ancient Greece where you can explore the Parthenon ruins. Culture around every corner, this cruise is a fantastic experience not to be missed!
Our advice:
Seabourn Encore offers a unique twist to your cruise. Go shopping with the Chef. Explore the Spice Souks of Muscat and try fresh olives in Agois Nikalaos. Discover more about the cultures you encounter.

  • Dubai - Athens (Piraeus)
  • Mediterranean Sea,Africa,Middle East
  • May 2019 - May 2020

from $8,999
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Middle East PortsTop Middle East Ports
Dubai, United Arab Emiratesfrom
$669

The emirate of Dubai is home to around 1.8 million inhabitants. The majority of the population lives in the city. Dubai is known for its modern and futuristic projects. From skyscrapers on manmade islands, to amusement parks, there is hardly anything that does not exist in this city. Dubai offers endless beautiful beaches, excellent water sports, desert safaris and an almost immeasurable range of shopping facilities.

Highlights of Dubai
  • Wander the narrow lanes of the Al Fahidi historic district
  • Get your heart pumping at the IMG Worlds of Adventure - world's biggest indoor theme park
  • Enjoy traditional and modern Emirati cuisine at Aseelah
Muscat, Omanfrom
$779

The capital of Oman, Muscat is located in the northeast of the country on the Gulf of Oman. Muscat has many beautiful beaches, parks, and a moat, which is located next to the Great Mosque of Sultan Quabus. For a better idea of the local culture and food, go and experience the bustle of the traditional oriental markets. Muscat is a very elegant and uniform city with most of the buildings reflecting tradition - that is a requirement even for the functional new buildings.

Highlights of Muscat
  • Take a scenic boat trip from the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Blue Marlin afterwards
  • Make a photo next to the Sultan's Palace gates. Although closed to the public, it is a beautiful sight
  • Wander along the Mutrah at sunset to enjoy the spectacular views
Petra (Aqaba), Jordanfrom
$1,609

Petra, voted as one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World' is the great Ancient City located in the south of Jordan. It is one of the world's most famous and treasured UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To get to it, your cruise will stop at Aqaba, Jordan's only sea port. Located in the Gulf of Akaba, Aqaba is also very popular with divers for its beautiful coral reefs. The town's relaxed atmosphere and comfortable climate make it perfect for the Jordanians to get away to.

Highlights of Petra (Aqaba)
  • Watch the world's largest population of white-eyed gulls at the Aqaba Bird Observatory
  • Let your imagination run wild at Ayla the site of the Aqaba ancient port
  • Engage with friendly Jordanians on the public beach. Be sure to stay fully-clothed though
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratesfrom
$669

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Nothing stands still here, the city is constantly evolving and growing, however, the past is also very well preserved. Abu Dhabi provides its guests with plentiful opportunities to learn the history of the UAE through museums, exhibitions, tours and food. The atmosphere is soaked with Emirati culture and traditions - the dhow harbour, the markets and the shisha cafes will engage you in the Gulf life.

Highlights of Abu Dhabi
  • Wander the streets of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village to find out about the life pre-oil
  • Take a free 45-minute tour of the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Visit the perfectly designed Umm Al Emarat Park
Salalah, Omanfrom
$1,619

Salalah is the capital of the Dhofar region in Oman. This subtropical city lays on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is famous for its coconut-fringed beaches. Khareef - the rainy season, starts mid-June and brings monsoon clouds that constantly drizzle until mid-August, transforming the city into an oasis of misty pastures. Visitors find it hard to believe that they are in the heart of the Arabian desert. Salalah is a good starting point for numerous excursions.

Highlights of Salalah
  • Take a half day tour around Salalah to see the best the city has to offer
  • Wander around Haffah Souk and pick up a frankincense box
  • Visit the Prehistoric ruins east of Salalah
Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emiratesfrom
$669

Sir Bani Yas is a natural island located 100 km southwest of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to decades of intensive conservation work and ecological investment, it is now home to thousands of large free-roaming animals, several million trees and plants, a bird sanctuary as well as a wildlife reserve. Sir Bani Yas showcases nature through activities such as adventure safaris, kayaking, mountain biking, archery, hiking and snorkeling.

Highlights of Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Enjoy a culture and history tour to the archaeological excavations in the east of the island
  • Ride a real Arab horse at the Sir Bani Yas stables
  • Relax at the island Anantara Spa after a full day of activities
Middle East