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Treasures of the Persian Gulf

Dubai to Muscat - Example 9 Day Cruise aboard Le Jacques Cartier
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Join this 9-day cruise between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, departing from Dubai. Come aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of the Arabian Peninsula. From fascinating and futuristic Dubai go to Abu Dhabi, the booming capital of the UAE. You are able to make the most of this day to visit the fantastic new Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and the Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. Then stop off at the nature reserve of the island of Sir Bani Yas, a veritable wildlife sanctuary, before setting sail for Doha in Qatar. In this city blending tradition and modernity, next to the most recent skyscrapers, you will discover a superb museum home to treasures of Islamic art and the sparkling colors of the Waqif souk which brings the heart of the old town to life.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Dubai, UAE | Embark
Day 2 : Dubai, UAE
Day 3 : Abu Dhabi, UAE
Day 4 : Sir Bani Yas, UAE
Days 5-6 : Doha, Qatar
Day 7 : Khasab, Oman
Day 8 : Sur, Oman
Day 9 : Muscat | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum
  • Discover exceptional natural sites: the “fjords of Arabia”, canyons and oases, deserts of dunes.
  • See the cultural sites of Al Ain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the fascinating Doha, the capital of Qatar

Ship

Le Jacques Cartier

Places Visited

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Khasab
  • Middle East
  • Muscat
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Sir Bani Yas
  • Sur
  • United Arab Emirates

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Walk along the beaches of Dubai Explore glittering Dubai Enjoy a walk through a park in sunny Doha A women in traditional dress walks through the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Views of the sea over the city of Muscat

Day 1 Dubai, UAE | Embark

Embark on Le Jacques Cartier in Dubai and start your beautiful journey.

Day 2 Dubai, UAE

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vertiginous, excessive, immoderate… Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, stands out for its architectural follies. Home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Kahlifa, with a total height of 828 meters, almost three times that of the Eiffel Tower, the city is also famous for the gigantic scale of the Palm Islands, its artificial islands in the form of a palm tree. You can explore more traditional districts not far away, with visits to the souks of Deira or the Gold Souk. Or perhaps you would prefer to discover Dubai Museum: located in an 18th-century fort, it tells the city’s history from Antiquity to the present day.

Day 3 Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The political capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi stands out thanks to its exceptional cultural offering. In the Saadiyat Island district, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel as a museum town inspired by traditional Arab architecture, creates a dialogue between objects and works from civilizations from all over the world around the great universal questions. A little further, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts a sumptuous decor of marble, gold and glass. Abu Dhabi is also the gateway to the Al Ain oasis and its 150,000 date palms, a remarkable testimony to the settling of nomads in the region since Neolithic times, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4 Sir Bani Yas, UAE

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, explore the beautiful views and nature of Sir Bani Yas.

Day 5-6 Doha, Qatar

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
On the banks of the Persian Gulf, discover Doha, the capital of Qatar. Rising out of the desert, the city has managed to maintain its traditions in spite of a frantic race for modernity. The cliff bordering Doha Bay has magnificent views over the city center’s enormous constructions. The silhouette of the Museum of Islamic Art rises up near the quays, where the region’s typical sailboats, known as dhows, are docked. This “fortress”, designed by Ming Pei, the architect of the Louvre pyramid, is home to the finest collections of Islamic art in the world. Not far, the lively district of Souq Waqif and its colorful stalls are also an unmissable visit.

Day 7 Khasab, Oman

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Le Jacques-Cartier will then drop anchor in Khasab, the gateway to the sublime “fjords of Arabia” that you are able to explore aboard a traditional boat, before arriving in the Gulf of Oman.

Day 8 Sur, Oman

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the charming port of Sur, on the far south of the peninsula, you discover maritime traditions that date back a thousand years. Today, they still build dhows there. These are the typical boats that were used to transport goods on the spice route.

Day 9 Muscat | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Unlike neighboring metropolises, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman has chosen to ban towers and skyscrapers and to cultivate the peninsula’s traditional and refined architectural style: low houses, domes, moucharaby windows, and wooden balconies. This authenticity adds to the charm of this small former maritime city protected by mountains and the forts constructed by the Portuguese in the 16th century. There is no doubt that you will fall under the charm of the treasures of Omani craftsmanship: the souk in the old district of Mutrah is a perfect example of this, as is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, reputed to have the world’s largest hand-made carpets.

Le Jacques Cartier

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Prestige Deck 6
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Deluxe Suite Deck 5
27 m² area featuring, 6m² private balcony, individually-controlled air-conditioning, King-size bed or twin beds, 1 sofa, shower
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Deluxe Suite Deck 3
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Deluxe Suite Deck 6
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Prestige Deck 5 Suite
38 m² area featuring an 8m² Private balcony, individually-controlled air-conditioning, King-size bed or twin beds, Shower
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Prestige Deck 6 Suite
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Privilege Suite Deck 6
32 m² area featuring an 8m² Private balcony, individually-controlled air-conditioning, King-size bed or twin beds, Shower
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Privilege Suite Deck 5
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Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
45 m² area featuring, 40m² private balcony, individually-controlled air-conditioning, King-size bed or twin beds, Bathtub
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Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
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Owner's Suite
45 m² area featuring an 30m² Private balcony, individually-controlled air-conditioning, King-size bed or twin beds, Shower

Notes

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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and are subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides, and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h Room service (special selection)
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned 
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
  • Dives when authorized by local authorities and feasible with ship equipment and Zodiacs®. Rates: €70 per standard dive; €80 per dive when local equipment or staff must be used, €80 for a “discover scuba dive” course, on some cruises a dive package might be on offer. In order to participate to diving sessions, guests must have with them a medical certificate less than 1-year-old and their up to date dive book.

*Oman - a visa is mandatory. When arriving by sea, the visa will be obtained and charged onboard (15€ subject to change).
**Qatar - Visa issued onboard (at no charge)
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