Bellissima Arabian Voyage

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, Muscat, Khasab 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 14th December 2019
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE From €1,269 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, Muscat, Khasab 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: Muscat, Oman: Arrive 07.00 AM Depart 17.00 PM

Muscat is the official capital of modern Oman.

It offers plenty of history, an air of tradition and crammed between the mountains and the sea it has a distinctly exotic location. Its main sights include Al Jalali Fort and Al Mirani fort, Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souk, Bait az-Zubair Museum and Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace.

Day 6: Khasab, Oman: Arrive 08.00 AM Depart 18.00 PM

The khors of Khasab (Oman)… cruise to the ‘Norway of Arabia’

The city of Khasab is situated in an exclave of the country of Oman; Khasab is the local capital of the Musandam Peninsula, located on the Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The area is dubbed the ’Norway of Arabia’ due to the rugged, glacier-like coastline, its towering mountains and clear, glittering fjord(known as khors).

Founded in the 17th century by the Portuguese, Khasab is built around a natural harbor, which gives shelter from the sea.

MSC cruise ships call at Khasab during our Middle Eastern cruise itineraries. Join us on one of our varied cruise excursion packages and enjoy the best deals on local sights and attractions. Swap your luxury MSC cruise liner for a traditional Omani ‘dhow’ and sail along the magnificent coast of Khasab; you are likely to be joined by friendly dolphins and can experience the fjords of Arabia from the comfort of a boat strewn with oriental rugs and cushions.

Holidaymakers that wish to immerse themselves in local history whilst on vacation will enjoy the Khasab city tour; learn about the lives and traditions of fishermen and the Bedouin way of life, admire the Khasab fort and the handicrafts display in Khasab Museum. This whole region is steeped in ancient history and the nearby villages of Wadi Tawi and Qadah boast 2,000 year-old drawings of boats, animals and warriors carved into the rock face.

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
14 December 2019 €1,269 Inside Book Now
14 December 2019 €1,399 Oceanview Book Now
14 December 2019 €1,539 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.