Arabian Winter - Bahrain & Qatar

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Cruise the Arabian Seas from the comfort of the 4* MSC Seaview, 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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Free Premium All-Inclusive Drinks Package worth €273 per person

Inclusions

  • Return flights Dublin to Dubai
  • Return transfers airport to port
  • 7 nights accommodation aboard 4* MSC Seaview based on 2 adults sharing 
  • Fine dining onboard
  • A variety of day and evening entertainment on board
  • Onboard gratuities are included
  • Taxes, charges and one 20kgs check-in bag pp included

Itinerary

Day 1 Dubai, UAE

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port to board the 4 star MSC Seaview, 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

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

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

Cruising.

Day 5 Bahrain

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

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, UAE

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.

Accommodation

MSC Seaview

Waterfront promenade to always enjoy the sun

MSC Seaview is the second of two identical ships in the Seaside generation. At 323 metres long with a GRT of 154,000 tonnes, the ship will feature a maximum capacity of 5,429 guests. Inspired by a pioneering beach condo concept, MSC Seaview will bring guests and the sea closer, with special design elements that make the most of the warmer weather. Guests will be able to spend time outdoors eating, drinking and relaxing in the Mediterranean sunshine with some of the best sea views in the world. Guests will also enjoy an increased number of balcony cabins, sea views and public areas, with every element carefully planned to make the most of the sea and the sunshine. A unique design feature of MSC Seaview is the impressive 360°promenade with glass balustrades that runs around the entire ship. This stunning public space will act as a lively recreation area where guests can stroll in the open air, eat and drink al fresco from a variety of bars and restaurants or shop in the boutiques, all the while providing spectacular sea views as far as the eye can see. MSC Seaview will spend her inaugural summer season in the balmy Western Mediterranean, where MSC Cruises’ expertise is unparalleled. An MSC Cruises holiday is the perfect way to discover different cultures, beauties and tastes and guests will be able to experience the wonders of the Mediterranean in true MSC Cruises style. MSC Seaview will have three historic Mediterranean homeports: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona and will also call at popular Mediterranean destinations including Naples, Messina and Valetta, where guests can benefit from a wide range of shore activities that will help them discover the region.

Extra Information

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)
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,319pp
  Number of nights: 7

11 Dec 2020 Inside €1319
11 Dec 2020 Oceanview €1449
11 Dec 2020 Balcony €1579

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