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Across the Indian Ocean: India and the Best of the Emirates - 2021

Mumbai • 10-night expedition cruise with Mumbai, Porbandar, Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai • Dubai
  • JOIN THE INAUGURAL SAILING SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, VANTAGE'S FIRST SMALL SHIP OCEAN CRUISING EXPEDITION VESSEL
  • LEARN ABOUT FALCONRY, A UNIQUE FOUNDATION OF EMIRATI LIFE
  • TOUR OMAN'S CAPITAL — A GRACIOUS, WHITEWASHED CITY WEDGED BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS AND SEA
  • DISCOVER DOHA'S EYE-CATCHING ARCHITECTURE, INCLUDING THE FAMOUS QIPCO TOWER
  • EXPLORE ABU DHABI'S MAJEST GRAND MOSQUE, FEATURING ITS TRADEMARK BULBOUS DOMES
DATES & PRICES
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$5,999
  • $399
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  • 15
    DAYS
  • 33
    TOURS
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Very Different Cultural Immersion
PACING:
  • Your 16-day expedition cruisetour includes 10 nights onboard the 5-star Ocean Explorer; plus Deluxe hotel stays for 2 nights in Mumbai and 2 nights in Dubai at the beginning and end of your trip. (The 18 days includes the day you depart from home and your overnight flight, plus the day you depart for home.)
  • In addition to your arrival and departure cities, you'll visit 7 ports of call in four different countries.
  • There are two days at sea when you have ample time to relax and enjoy the amenities on board your luxury expedition vessel.
  • We often cruise overnight but some scenic sailing will be conducted during daylight hours.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
You should be in relatively good health to fully enjoy this tour.
  • This journey does not entail walking for great distances but you will be on your feet for an hour or two at a time.
  • Most city sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned coaches with guides.
  • There are several walking tours through historic centers, villages, and traditional souks  where uneven steps and cobblestones should be expected.
  • This cruise tour is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking or require wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair and handicapped traveler policy.
TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION:
  • Your ship is your main means of transportation between destinations.
  • All land transportation is conducted on board deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoaches.
  • There is an included city tour in Dubai during which you will ride aboard a local abra water taxi.
  • In Porbandar you’ll travel from the pier into the city onboard a three-wheeled, tuk-tuk taxi.

CLIMATE:
  • In India the climate is tropical and there is very little variation in temperatures, with high humidity. Expect average daily highs of between 81°–91°F. 
  • On the Arabian Peninsula, depending on the time of year you can expect daytime average high temperatures to run between 70°–100°F. Evenings are always cooler and often quite pleasant since there is no humidity. You will be visiting desert locales where the weather is hot and dry, with little or no rainfall.
  • The sun is very strong in all our destinations, especially in Arabia. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and sun hats are musts.
  • Stay cool by wearing lightweight fabrics (such as cotton or linen).
  • For protection from the sun, do as the locals do and cover up by wearing longer pants or skirts, and shirts with sleeves.
  • For India you should bring a rain jacket or umbrella.
  • The desert (and the sea) can occasionally be windy. A windbreaker, sweater, or light jacket is recommended.

Please note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew.

Important: Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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