Bellissima Arabian Voyage – Bahrain

Cruise the Arabian Seas from the comfort of the 4* MSC Bellissima, launched in March 2019. Cruise for 7 nights visiting incredible cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha and the Sir Bani Yas private island. Everything you need for an incredible holiday experience has been organised by Cruisescapes.

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DESTINATION Arabian Sea
FROM Dubai
DATE 4th January 2020
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE From €1,219 pp

Cruise the Arabian Seas from the comfort of the 4* MSC Bellissima, launched in March 2019. Cruise for 7 nights visiting incredible cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha and the Sir Bani Yas private island. Everything you need for an incredible holiday experience has been organised by Cruisescapes.

Testimonials for Arabian Voyage Cruise

Hi Eleanor

We just arrived back from our trip this morning and we all had a fantastic time everything was so well organised . We will definitely go on one again with your company and we will be referring you to our friends and colleagues.  Thank you for all your help, and I look forward to dealing with you in the future. 

Best Regards

Jackie

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Embark 23.00 PM

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port to board the 4 star MSC Bellissima, your home for the next 7 nights.

Stunning and sophisticated, opulent and affluent… Dubai is one of the world’s most dazzling destinations, a city-state that draws travellers for its heady mix of shopping…tempered with heritage, tradition and culture.

Dubai is truly one of the world’s most unique cities; audacious and outrageous, Dubai needs to be seen to be believed. It impresses first-time visitors with its dazzling demeanour and futuristic vision of a modern mega city.

Day 2: Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Arrive 05.00 AM Depart 21.00 PM

Abu Dhabi was the first Gulf State to export oil back in 1962 and, it’s fair to say, the capital of the UAE hasn’t looked back since. Abu Dhabi’s 200 islands make for a fantastic resort, full of wonderful, spotlessly clean white-sand beaches, perfect for all manner of water sports. If you want to see what lies beneath the crystal clear waters, you can go snorkelling off the splendidly named, Snoopy Island or sit on a perfect beach and admire the city from Lulu Island.

Back in town the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is simply a ‘must see’. You’ll find acres of cool marble plus the world’s largest chandelier and the world’s biggest carpet. Elsewhere there’s so much to see and do, whether at the Heritage Village, the Emirates Palace or a visit to Al Ain’s lush oasis and archaeological site. Thrill seekers will enjoy the chance to ride a stupendous roller coaster above the dunes or discover similarly amazing attractions at the one and only Ferrari World. The city offers a safe environment with tax free shopping all manner of world cuisines and, at the Intercontinental Hotels, there’s even a Yacht Club bar with 150 varieties of vodka!

Day 3: Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE: Arrive 07.00 AM Depart 17.00 PM

An enchanting stop on this MSC Cruise to the United Arab Emirates and Oman is Sir Bani Yas island.

It has nothing to do with the hyper-technological progress which you will admire on your trip to the capital, Abu Dhabi.

On Sir Bani Yas, just like on the islands of Dalma and the six nearby Discovery Islands, an enormous nature reserve has been designated to species in danger of extinction, be they from the Arabic peninsula or from Africa.

In particular, on Sir Bani Yas you will be able to observe rare animals inside a protected area where the great majority of the animals, including giraffes, flamingos and cheetahs to name just a few, live freely.

During your cruise to Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas is therefore is an opportunity to be seized to enjoy fun excursions or safaris in the wild, or to experience some of the exciting sports on offer.

And for those who choose MSC Cruises relaxation, the beaches and the facilities that this island offers, where everything aimed at sustainability, will ensure that you spend an unforgettable day of leisure.

Day 4: At Sea:

Day 5: Bahrain: Arrive 08.00 AM Depart 18.00 PM

During an MSC cruise to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman, you will also disembark in Bahrain, an island 40km long and just 15km wide in the Persian Gulf.

This country with a thousand-year-old culture, is also called “the kingdom of the two seas”, because its waters border with those of Qatar to the south and with those of Saudi Arabia to the west. In the course of your stop in Bahrain, an excursion will take you on a discovery of its charming capital, Manama. The city, where modern skyscrapers stand side-by-side with old buildings, has strong ties to nomadic traditions: its inhabitants often head out to the desert and stay in large white tents to participate in the ancient tradition of falcon hunting. The National Museum is an excellent starting point for a visit to the capital: an opportunity to learn about the history and customs of this territory.

Day 6: Doha, Qatar: Arrive 08.00 AM Depart 18.00 PM

A cruise in the United Arab Emirates and India will introduce you to Doha, the country’s futuristic capital on the Persian Gulf. The city is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, enhancing its already awesome skyline with new super modern skyscrapers.

The Aspire Tower in Doha (300 meters) dominates the skylines. It is the highest building of the country, whose shape is akin to a torch. This building is located near the city of sport, which has already hosted events such as the XII Pan Arab games and which will have a central role during the World Cup. Much of Doha, including places of worship such as the new mosque in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic studies, seems to be already in the future. Don’t miss a visit to the Pearl, a futuristic artificial circular port which is being developed to the north of the city centre, and yet, as you will notice on your MSC excursion, the ancient heart of the city still beats strong.

Day 7-8: Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Arrive 09.00 AM   Overnight

Dubai is your final port of call and with an overnight stay here you have ample time to explore this stunning city.

Stunning and sophisticated, opulent and affluent… Dubai is one of the world’s most dazzling destinations, a city-state that draws travellers for its heady mix of shopping…tempered with heritage, tradition and culture.

Dubai is truly one of the world’s most unique cities; audacious and outrageous, Dubai needs to be seen to be believed. It impresses first-time visitors with its dazzling demeanour and futuristic vision of a modern mega city.

Following breakfast, you will disembark from the cruise ship and will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

7 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star MSC Bellissima, operated by MSC Cruises. (See ship info tab for more information on cruise ships)

MSC’s BEAUTIFUL NEW FLAGSHIP

MSC Bellissima will offer a stunning array of features to rival those of her sister ship, MSC Meraviglia.

First of all, innovative “MSC for Me” technology provides an enhanced onboard experience, connecting you to your fellow guests, the crew and the ship itself.

The two-deck inside promenade features a spectacular 80-metre-long LED dome, and is lined with places to shop, eat and drink.

There are 20 bars and 10 restaurants to choose from, including speciality restaurants like the Butcher’s Cut steakhouse and Kaito Sushi & Teppanyaki, as well as a Bistro and street food market.

For entertainment, you can enjoy 2 brand new Cirque du Soleil shows designed especially for MSC Bellissima, and relax in the desert-themed Water Park – an oasis for kids and families.

Prepare to be amazed!

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Dates & Prices

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DATE PRICE STATEROOM
04 January 2020 €1,219 Inside Book Now
04 January 2020 €1,349 Oceanview Book Now
04 January 2020 €1,489 Balcony Book Now

All Prices include

  • Flight from Dublin to Dubai
  • Transfer from airport to Port
  • 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Bellissima, based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Flight from Dubai to Dublin
  • 1 check-in bag of 15kgs per person
  • Taxes and charges

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
  • Gratuities are not included in above price
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.