15-night Souks, Spices, and Sands Cruise

Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
Ship:
Sirena
Destination:
Dubai/Mumbai
Departure Date:
12/21/2020
Length:
15
Offer ID:
1354600
from
$2699


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Dubai
12/21/2020
12/21/2020

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai
12/22/2020
12/22/2020

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Abu Dhabi
12/23/2020
12/23/2020

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. The promotion of tourism and various tourism related projects will elevate Abu Dhabi to a Singaporean status in the region. Large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, state-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers and events provide tourists a one-of-a-kind experience all the year round.

Fujairah
12/24/2020
12/24/2020

Fujairah, with a stunning setting of wide sandy beaches set against a backdrop of the rugged Haijar mountains, is an emirate of contrasts, attracting slowly a growing number of visitors, especially those in search of a different kind of “sun, sea and sand” vacation. Careful planning ensures preservation and protection of the town’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Despite several new luxury hotels and resorts along the picturesque coastline, the charm and tranquility, which characterized the town in times gone by, remain largely unchanged. In addition to ancient fortresses perched on rocky hilltops, there are date palm groves that grow to the sea’s edge, abundant marine life and beautiful beaches that invite exploration.

Muscat
12/25/2020
12/25/2020

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

At Sea
12/26/2020
12/26/2020

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At Sea
12/27/2020
12/27/2020

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At Sea
12/28/2020
12/28/2020

No information currently available.

Malé
12/29/2020
12/29/2020

The Maldives boast some of the finest tropical beaches in the world. The very name, Maldives, arouses visions of exotic tropical beach sun and barbeques on luxury island hotel resorts surrounded by clear calm coral reef fringed warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Visitors to the Maldives, blessed by superb underwater visibility and abundant coral life, are treated to breathtaking sights of underwater marine life. The Maldives offer the best diving spots in Asia, with most resorts having experienced diving instructors. With only 200 islands inhabited, over 75 islands have been reserved for development of tourist resorts which are among the most luxurious in the Indian Ocean. Male, the capital of the Maldives sits on a 1-sq-mi/2-sq-km island—the whole place can be seen on foot in about an hour.

Malé
12/30/2020
12/30/2020

The Maldives boast some of the finest tropical beaches in the world. The very name, Maldives, arouses visions of exotic tropical beach sun and barbeques on luxury island hotel resorts surrounded by clear calm coral reef fringed warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Visitors to the Maldives, blessed by superb underwater visibility and abundant coral life, are treated to breathtaking sights of underwater marine life. The Maldives offer the best diving spots in Asia, with most resorts having experienced diving instructors. With only 200 islands inhabited, over 75 islands have been reserved for development of tourist resorts which are among the most luxurious in the Indian Ocean. Male, the capital of the Maldives sits on a 1-sq-mi/2-sq-km island—the whole place can be seen on foot in about an hour.

At Sea
12/31/2020
12/31/2020

No information currently available.

Kochi (Cochin)
Suggested Private Excursion
1/1/2021
1/1/2021

Kochi (Cochin) is the great, old Keralan spice city. It consists of mainland Ernakulam, islands of Willingdon, Bolgatty and Gundu in the harbor, Fort Cochin and Mattancheri on the southern peninsula and Vypeen Island north of Cochin. Because of the area’s dense tropical forests, extensive ridges and ravines, it has been sheltered from invaders and the rest of India. This encouraged Keralites to welcome maritime contact, and therefore influence from the outside world. In Cochin there is still a small community of descendants from Jewish settlers who fled Palestine 2,000 years ago. When the Portuguese arrived here some 500 years ago, they were surprised to find Christianity already established along this coast. People from far-off lands have been coming to Kerala since ancient times in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory. Such long contact with people from overseas has resulted in the blending of various cultures and has given Keralites a cosmopolitan outlook.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

New Mangalore
Suggested Private Excursion
1/2/2021
1/2/2021

Mangalore is located in India's Karnataka region, strategically situated in a hilly area between the Western Ghats and the shores of the Arabian Sea. Visitors to Mangalore learn about India's ancient caste system, which is still very much intact. The people are also extremely spiritual, as evident in their many temples and religious traditions. Mangalore contains remnants of Tippu Sultan's naval fort.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mangalore, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mangalore - 4 hours

Mangalore: Karkala and Moorbidri - 4.5 hours

Goa (Mormugao)
1/3/2021
1/3/2021

This old Portuguese colonial capital of Goa was reputed to rival Lisbon in magnificence and opulence in centuries past.

Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
1/4/2021
1/4/2021

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Fares are per person, based on double occupancy and reflect all savings. Cruise-related government fees and taxes are included.

Departure Date:
12/21/2020
Number of Nights
15
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Every suite and stateroom features the Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive
  • FREE dining at all specialty restaurants
  • FREE and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
    • FREE and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar
  • 24-hour Butler service in all suites
  • FREE Internet
  • Bulgari amenities
  • FREE room service menu 24 hours a day
  • Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service
  • Free shuttle service from ship to city center in many ports of call - a daily value of up to $50 per guest
  • Free and unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace for Concierge Level Staterooms and Suites
  • Free concierge service
  • Free gourmet canapés served daily in suites, bars and lounges
  • Free cocktail parties hosted by the captain and senior officer
Available Addons:

Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Pre or post cruise hotel stay.

Remarks:
Cruise Only Fares are in U.S. dollars, per person and based on double occupancy. All fares and offers are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1354600

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Company Info

Lindstrom Travel
5970 Guilford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-8888
(800) 824-3164