LIMITED TIME ONLY: Save up to 20% on ALL 2022 journeys! | Learn more about our Book with Confidence and Travel Updates.
NEW!

Across the Arabian Sea: Mumbai to Dubai - 2022

Mumbai • 10-night small ship cruise with Mumbai, Porbandar, Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Doha • Dubai
  • DISCOVER INDIA AND THE EMIRATES ON THE INAUGURAL SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY
  • GAIN DEEPER INSIGHTS INTO YOUR DESTINATIONS WITH TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS BY AN ONBOARD RESIDENT LECTURER
  • 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 MAJESTIC GRAND MOSQUE, FEATURING ITS TRADEMARK BULBOUS DOMES
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$7,599
  • $506
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 37
    TOURS
TRIP WITH AIR
16 DAYS FROM $8,248
Luxury
Extend Your journey (4 available)
Delhi & the Taj Mahal (PRE)

6 DAYS FROM $1,499

Petra & Amman, Jordan (POST)

5 DAYS FROM $1,999

See More
2-FOR-1 AIR + UPGRADES

Save up to $1,749 per couple with 2-for-1 international air, plus upgrades for suite reservations.

LEADER IN SOLO TRAVEL
FREE Single Supplements, solo savings up to $11,499.
★ NOW SAVE 15% ON ALL 2022 DEPARTURES ★
For a limited time, reserve now and save 15% with SmartPay℠!
 
What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Very Different Cultural Immersion
PACING:
  • This trip is moderately paced.
  • Your 14-day expedition cruise includes 10 nights aboard the 5-star Ocean Odyssey; plus Deluxe hotel stays for 2 nights in Mumbai and 2 nights in Dubai at the beginning and end of your trip. (The 16 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.

CULTURAL IMMERSION:

The Emirates, Oman and Qatar boast outstanding accommodations, well-managed tourist facilities, and enviable high-tech infrastructure. Plus, we will be staying at hotels where you will enjoy world-class luxury and service, so you can expect very high standards of comfort for every step of your journey. However, in spite of the modern sophistication (and downright conspicuous consumption), these are still very conservative, religious societies whose cultural norms are different than ours, and they are ruled by absolute monarchies that strictly enforce the laws. Your Adventure Leader will advise you of the proper protocol wherever you go, but here are some things to consider in advance:

Modest dress is expected of all women and men, and even though you may see foreigners wearing shorts or revealing clothing (especially in the cities), local people may consider this disrespectful and will appreciate your discretion. Bare arms or shoulders are not advised in public places, and ladies should bring a head scarf to wear inside mosques. Long skirts, slacks, or capris that cover your knees are advised for women; men should avoid shorts or tank tops, too. Public displays of affection are frowned upon. Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter certain mosques, and there may be some sites that restrict access by gender.

Because these are Islamic nations, there are strong prohibitions against the use of alcohol. It is absolutely forbidden for locals, and only permitted for foreigners in certain locations. You can purchase alcoholic beverages at restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that are affiliated with international hotels, but not at most smaller local establishments. Bars may require you to show identification at the door, so keep your passport handy when frequenting them. Most of our included dinners will be at venues that do serve wine, beer, and spirits. As a visitor, you may not bring alcohol into the country (it will be confiscated at the airport). If you respect these social norms during your stay, you will be treated as an honored guest by people who are enormously generous, polite, and proud to share their heritage.

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.

Contact Vantage

CALL 1-888-514-1845

View Journey Map

Be prepared for
your journey with our
cruising essentials
Shop Now

Across the Arabian Sea: Mumbai to Dubai - 2022

Call us to reserve your next vacation:
1-888-514-1845
REFER FRIENDS. EARN CASH.
TRAVEL FOR FREE.

Earn up to $1,200 cash and
a FREE trip as a Vantage
Diplomat.
TOP
Chat with an Expert
Promo Code: WB50500
Please provide this promotion code to your Vantage call center agent.