Dubai, Arabian Gulf, Croatia and Greece

Dubai, Arabian Gulf, Croatia and Greece

21 Mar - 18 Apr 2019 | 28 NIGHTS | 13 PORTS | Oceana (E908C)


Dubai, Arabian Gulf, Croatia and Greece, 21 Mar - 18 Apr 2019, 28 NIGHTS, 13 PORTS

Set sail for adventure in Dubai, the Arabian Gulf and the Med

A fascinating journey to discover the ancient (and ultra-modern) cultures of the Arabian Gulf, and the ever-bewitching cities of the eastern Mediterranean. Just for good measure, on your way, enjoy two of the world’s greatest cruising highlights – the 110-mile Suez transit, and the glorious sea approach to Dubrovnik.


Fly to join Oceana in Dubai, and be wowed by its amazing architecture, stylish shopping malls and traditional souks. Discover the wonder of Abu Dhabi, awash with futuristic skyscrapers and more shopping opps – though you can still find reminders this was once a peaceful fishing village. Then, to the Sultanate of Oman, legendary home of the Queen of Sheba, Sinbad, and the age-old frankincense trade.


Stay on deck for the Suez transit, one of the world’s most fascinating maritime experiences. You’re en route to elegant Valletta, described by UNESCO as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'. Then to Dubrovnik. Sailing into this ancient walled city is another of the world’s great cruising experiences. Hvar comes next, its houses clinging to the hillside rising from the pretty harbour. In Venice, glide her labyrinthine waterways on a gondola, or explore her hidden squares and lanes. Croatia’s second city, Split, shimmers white against an azure sea, its maze of courtyards filled with Roman fortresses.


In Athens, the Acropolis dominates every sightline, while on Crete, the charming old Venetian town Chania charms with cobbled streets and colourful townhouses. The ancient wonders of Olympia, site of the Olympic Games, will enthral, before a visit to the stunning island of Santorini. Your cruise ends as you sail back to Valletta to fly home.

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