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Our Middle East cruises highlight culturally diverse cities and the best of the local cuisine while giving travelers an opportunity to experience the people and impressive architecture that spans millennia, including both some of the oldest and newest buildings in the world. Among the top cruise destinations in the Middle East are Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates (including the city of Dubai), Jordan, Israel, Turkey, and Egypt. Let us know when you're ready to start planning your Middle East cruise for expert advice.
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Top 3 Luxury Cruises to the Middle East for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Treasures of the Arabian Gulf$54809Jan 29, 2022Discover the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman aboard the Le Jacques Cartier on this amazing 9-day cruise, taking you through the treasures of …
Holy Land, Egypt & the Red Sea$469511Feb 4, 2022On this 11-day cruise of the Holy Lands aboard the Emerald Azzurra, travel from the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to Sharm el-Sheikh and along the …
Ancient civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean$533011Apr 9, 2022Join Le Bellot and explore the treasures of the ancient world in the eastern Mediterranean. Depart from Aqaba, Jordan, to cruise the Red Sea and …
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Middle East Travel Highlights
The Middle East is an expansive area that invites travelers to step outside of their normal vacation routine and experience new cultures in a fascinating and important part of the world. 
  • Dubai & the U.A.E. - Witness the excessive luxury and modern wonders that define Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, like the towering skyscrapers and the famous artificial islands in the shape of a palm tree.
  • Egypt - Cross the Suez Canal to the land of pyramids and temples, where the Nile hosts an ancient civilization.
  • Jordan - Traverse the Wadi Rum valley, meet a local Bedouin family, and cross the Jordanian countryside along the King's Highway.
  • Cyprus - Tour the ancient sites of Antiquity, like the ruins of Kourion, dating back to the second century BC 
  • Israel - Explore the Sea of Galilee and other sites where important elements of Christian and Jewish faiths are rooted, including Tel Aviv, Haifa, and others.
  • Qatar - Visit the bustling capital city of Doha and surrounding Doha Bay. Here you can also visit the Islamic Museum of Art.
  • Oman - Explore the maritime history of the region as you learn about how the traditional dhows were used dating back to the spice trade.

Best Middle East Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2022-2023

  • Ponant - combines wonderful itineraries with five-star hotel service. Its exceptional luxury cruises à la française have been created to deliver quality and excellence through an unprecedented sailing experience. Come aboard Le Jacques Cartier, and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of the Arabian Peninsula on an itinerary exploring the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman. 
  • Silversea Cruises - has some of the most spacious oceanview suites in luxury cruising. Silver Cloud includes the services of a butler thanks to the highest service ratio at sea. The Middle East is fast becoming a top tourist spot, set upon miles of golden sand and shrouded in years of mystery.
  • Emerald Waterways - has a fleet of Star-Ships that cater from just 84 to a maximum of 186 guests, letting you meet like-minded travelers in a more intimate group. The Swiss-based cruise line offers a deluxe river cruise down the Nile on a Cairo & Ancient Egypt itinerary.
  • Variety Cruises - has an expert Egyptologist onboard and onshore to enhance your experience with insights that bring each destination to life for a well-rounded perspective. Cross the Suez Canal, discover Israel, Egypt, and Jordan aboard the 49-guest Harmony V.
  • AMA Waterways offers an unparalleled river cruise and land adventure along Egypt's Nile River, including exquisite cuisine, beautiful accommodations, authentic excursions, and extraordinary service. The 72-passenger MS Amadahlia has 36 standard staterooms, including 16 magnificent suites with many amenities, including a heated sun-deck swimming pool and bar, The Chef's Al Fresco Restaurant, hair and nail salon, and two massage rooms. 
  • CroisiEurope - Board the 197 passenger MV La Belle de L'Adriatique to discover the Treasures of the Red Sea. A fascinating journey between Egypt and Jordan.

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