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Around the Arabian Peninsula: Dubai to Amman - 2021

Dubai • 13-night expedition cruise with Khasab, Sur, Salalah, Safaga (Luxor), Hurghada, Eilat, Aqaba • Amman
  • CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • SPEND AN EVENING AMONG KARNAK'S MASSIVE RUINS AND SACRED LAKE, AS THE GRAND SPECTACLE OF EGYPT’S HISTORY COMES ALIVE THROUGH MUSIC, NARRATION, IMAGERY, AND LIGHT
  • EXPLORE THE LEGENDARY MORTUARY TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT AND VISIT THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS
  • ENJOY THE ALF LEILA WA LEILA FANTASIA 1001 SHOW, AN UNFORGETTABLE SPECTACLE WITH MUSIC, BELLY DANCERS, HORSEMEN, AND MORE
  • EXPLORE THE LOST CITY OF PETRA, THE LEGENDARY DESERT CITY, CARVED INTO THE PINK SANDSTONE CLIFFS OF WADI MUSA
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$7,199
  • $399
    PER DAY
  • 18
    DAYS
  • 30
    TOURS
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING:
This trip is moderate paced.
  • Your 19 days with flights (17 nights total) expedition cruise tour includes 12 nights on board the 5-star m/s Ocean Explorer; plus four nights at Deluxe, centrally located hotels in Dubai and Amman (at the beginning and end of your trip) and in Luxor (in the middle of your journey). The 19 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 seven ports of call.
  • There are a total of six days at sea where 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.
  • Except for in Petra and Luxor, this journey does not entail walking for great distances but you can expect to be on your feet for an average of one to two hours at a time.
  • Most city sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned coaches with guides.
  • There are several walking tours through historic centers and villages where uneven steps and cobblestones should be expected.
  • You will be exploring archaeological sites on foot, walking along paved paths but also on sandy or dirt paths that have pebbles and are uneven and occasionally, slightly inclined.
  • Some of the ruins in Petra feature uneven stone steps and long walks. Several also require climbing stairs up a hillside for up-close viewing, but this is optional and you can also see the building’s facades from ground level.
  • You will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and ride camels or bikes.
  • 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.
  • Be advised that the m/s Ocean Explorer does not have an elevator. Please let our Reservations Specialist know when reserving if you require the use of an elevator so that they can work with you to select an alternative tour.

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION:

  • Your ship is your main means of transportation between destinations.
  • All land transportation is conducted on board deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoaches, with longer drives in Luxor and in Petra.
  • Along our sea route the waters of the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and Red Sea are usually calm. We follow IRTC (International Recommended Transit Corridors) routes that are patrolled by naval vessels.
  • There is one included excursion cruise on a traditional wooden dhow sailboat; plus a ride aboard a local abra water taxi in Dubai.
  • There is a horse-drawn carriage ride through Petra.
  • In Egypt you will disembark your ship for an overland journey across the desert to Luxor. This takes about three to four hours in a deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach. Overnight accommodations are provided in Luxor.

CLIMATE:

  • You will be visiting desert locales where the weather is hot and dry, with little or no rainfall.
  • 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, as there is low humidity.
  • The sun is very strong in this part of the world so 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.
  • 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.


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

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