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From the Arabian Peninsula to India

Muscat to Colombo - Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Le Bellot
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Join this 14-day luxury expedition cruise between the Gulf of Oman and the coasts of India and Sri Lanka. Depart from Muscat and head towards Dubai, the kingdom of excessiveness, before dropping anchor in Khasab, the gateway to the sublime “fjords of Arabia” that you will be able to explore aboard a traditional boat. Next, sail to Mumbai, India’s cultural and economic capital. Here visit the Elephanta Caves, a Hindu sanctuary on an island off the coast of Mumbai, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (formerly known as Victoria Terminus). Later discover Goa, a former colony of the Portuguese Indies prized for its beaches and its rich cultural heritage. Arrive in Kerala, on Malabar Coast, in south-western India. From Cochin, have the opportunity to discover, aboard traditional boats, the fishing villages settled along the banks of the “backwaters”. Finally, reach Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Muscat | Embark
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Dubai
Day 4 : Khasab
Days 5-7 : At Sea
Day 8 : Mumbai
Day 9 : At Sea
Day 10 : Mormugao (Goa)
Day 11 : At Sea
Day 12 : Cochin
Day 13 : Colombo
Day 14 : Colombo | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover Oman, the United Arab Emirates, India and Sri Lanka
  • View the treasures of Islamic, Buddhist and Hinduist culture
  • Visit the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai
  • Explore the historic city of Polonnaruwa and the golden Temple of Dambulla

Ship

Le Bellot

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Cochin
  • Colombo
  • Dubai
  • Goa
  • India
  • Khasab
  • Middle East
  • Mumbai
  • Muscat
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore glittering Dubai Visit ancient and beautiful Muscat Marvel at the ornate mosques of Oman Experience the energy of a local market The fishing nets of Kochi
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Day 1 Muscat | Embark

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.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 3 Dubai

  • 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 of 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.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Dubai World Expo Visit, Dubai City Of Superlatives, Culinary Experience With Emirati Chef, Queen Elizabeth 2 & Tea.

Day 4 Khasab

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located in the country’s north, on the Musandam Peninsula, Khasab is a city in the Sultanate of Oman. In the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, this small port built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and surrounded by a chain of rocky mountains was established at the mouth of Wadi Khasab. You will love its authentic scenery and particularly its fjords, which spectacularly cut through the landscapes and have earned it the moniker “Norway of Arabia”. In the city, Khasab Castle and its atypical architecture are well worth a visit to discover the history and culture of Oman.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Musandam Fjords Dhow Cruise, Jebel Harim Mountains On 4wd.

Day 5-7 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
During your days at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 8 Mumbai

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mumbai, a fascinating city located on the Arabian Sea, will give you a real immersion in Hindu culture. You will be able to discover the Elephanta Caves that are home to a collection of rock art typical of the cult of Shiva. Don’t miss out on visiting the Gandhi Museum and House, dedicated to the memory of the man who played a vital role in the emancipation and independence of India, or the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (formerly known as Victoria Terminus), the finest example of Victorian architecture in India. In the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, find very fine collections of sculptures, miniatures and portraits of the man who would become King George V.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Marvels Of Mumbai, Culture Of Mumbai, Caves Of Elephantas, Mumbai Masalas.

Day 9 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 10 Mormugao (Goa)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mormugao is a sub-district of South Goa located in the state of Goa, in India. This is where the state’s main maritime port is to be found. Renowned around the world for its climate, the beauty of its beaches, its rice paddies and its waterfalls, Goa will surprise you with the cultural and religious heritage of its old town. It has a great many 16th- and 17th-century churches, making up a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus but also Hindu temples and mosques. The Goa Chitra Museum, Goa’s main ethnographic museum, is also worth a visit.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Churches Of Old Goa, Ethnographic Museum & Portuguese Mansion, Farniente On Goan Beach.

Day 11 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 12 Cochin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
An important port in the South-West of India, Cochin (Kochi) is one of the most beautiful on the Malabar Coast where the scent of cardamom mingles with cloves. It was here that Vasco de Gama disembarked over 500 years ago. But how many Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs and Romans dropped anchor before him in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea? So many nations, at a time when pepper from Malabar was almost as precious as gold, left these shores laden with precious spices. Today, the city, a surprising metropolis with multiple identities, has a rich cultural and natural heritage combining former colonial residences, ancestral fishing methods and charming landscapes in the backwaters.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Dutch & Jewish Heritage, Harbour Cruise & Kathakali Performance, Life In Viakom, Alleypey Backwaters Cruise By Houseboat, Highlights Of Cochin.

Day 13 Colombo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A former trading post along the Silk Route, the old quarter of Colombo offers you the fabulous sight of its picturesque streets. The city was known to Arab, Persian and Chinese traders as early as the 8th century and this former village, nestled between two dunes, was a trading post on the mythical Spice Route. Today the economic capital of Sri Lanka, the city offers picture-postcard scenery with its beaches stretching languorously along the south-western coast of the country. Here the sand dazzles you and the sea invites you to dream.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Buddhist Temples, Discover Colombo.

Day 14 Colombo | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark in Colombo.
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Book now and pay no supplement on single occupancy rates. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types. For new bookings after January 10, 2020. Contact us for details.
Applies to Oct 28, 2020 departure

Capacity-Controlled Rates
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may fluctuate at any time and subject to change without notice.
Please contact us for more details and current pricing.

Per person starting at
$6,080
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Prestige Deck 4
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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 Suite 5
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 Suite 6
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Privilege Suite Deck 5
32 m² area featuring an 8m² Private balcony, individually-controlled air-conditioning, King-size bed or twin beds, Shower
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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

*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)
  • English speaking lecturer 
  • 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
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • 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)
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