03/03 - 03/18/2019

16-Day Dubai, Oman, India Cruise

  • Day 1
    HOMETOWN – DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
  • Day 2
    ABU DHABI – CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION
  • Day 3-4
    DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
  • Day 5
    MUSCAT (OMAN)
  • Day 6-8
    AT SEA
  • Day 9
    COCHIN (INDIA)
  • Day 10
    NEW MANGALORE (INDIA)
  • Day 11
    GOA (INDIA)
  • Day 12
    MUMBAI (INDIA)
  • Day 13-14
    AT SEA
  • Day 15-16
    ABU DHABI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Travel to Abu Dhabi and see the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa and explore Dubai desert by a 4×4 Jeep
  • See the Grand Mosque of Oman and experience the traditional market
  • Visit the Queen of the Arabian Sea; Cochin and enjoy traditional Chinese fishing nets
  • See India’s Mangalore Shiva temple and experience the rich religious culture
  • Tour Goa’s Portuguese colonial streets and architecture
  • Visit the film location for Slumdog Millionaire and the National Gandhi Museum
  • Special arrangements for lunch at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai and at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace

Offer ID: 1314368

Celebrity Constellation
Year Built: 2002
Refurbished: 2017
Tonnage: 90,940
Passenger Capacity: 2,170

Itinerary

  • 1
    3/3 HOMETOWN – DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
    You will arrive in Dubai today and be transferred to the hotel.
    Hotel: Hyatt or similar
  • 2
    3/4 ABU DHABI – CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and get ready for a city tour to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This city sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf. We will visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It was initiated by the late president of the U.A.E. who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet. In the afternoon, we will board our cruise ship, Celebrity Constellation. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included)
  • 3-4
    3/5-3/6 DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
    Our cruise ship arrives in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Explore Dubai Museum, where you can experience the tradition way of life of an Emirate of Dubai. Next stroll through the Gold and Spice Souq. Dubai is known for gold, and this souq is the reason many people come to Dubai. Enjoy lunch at the famous Burj Al-Arab, a 6-star hotel situated over the water. After lunch, get ready for our Desert Safari by taking a 4x4 wheel drive driving through the desert. Activities include riding camels, belly dancing, henna painting, photo stops, and a delicious dinner.
    Amount of walking: Long
    (Lunch and dinner included)

    On the next day, visit the top of the world’s largest building Burj Khalifa, at 555 meters high, with 169 stories; you will be traveling at 10 meters per second as you make your vertical ascent to the observation deck. Once on top, you will be welcomed by a breath-taking 360-degree view of the city, desert, and ocean.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 5
    3/7 MUSCAT (OMAN)
    Muscat is the capital and the largest city of Oman. It is famous for exciting souks and great seafood, as a strategic center of trade along the historic maritime Silk Roads since as early as 2nd century AD. First we will visit the largest mosque in Oman, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Here you can see the world’s second largest hand woven carpet which is covered in the prayer hall, measuring at 4,343 square meter area. Enjoy shops at the Muttrah Souk, a traditional Arab market; selling Omani and Indian artifacts, antiques, textile, and jewelry. Explore Bait al Zubair Museum and learn about the extensive collection of ancient weapons including portraits of ancient Sudan, Arab dagger, and traditional Omani goods. Last but not least, see Al Alam Palace, a ceremonial palace of Sultan Qaboos, as one of six royal residences of the ruling monarch with over 200 years of history.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch included)
  • 6-8
    3/8-3/10 AT SEA
  • 9
    3/11 COCHIN (INDIA)
    We arrive in India Kerala state Cochin, India’s largest city. In 1341, a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to the Arab, Chinese and European merchants, therefore it has been a port ever since and a center of Indian spice trade, known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” Our first stop is the St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India built in 1503. The church is well known for its beautiful architecture and ambience. Next see the famous Chinese fishing nets, these are fishing nets that are fixed for fishing. After catching a few fishes, they are sold to the vendors right away. The Jewish Synagogue is the oldest synagogue, located in Jew Town in Cochin. Built in 1567, it is the only one out of seven synagogues that is still in use. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, a Portuguese palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. It has become a museum with an Indian collection depicting scenes from Hindu mythologies like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas, which are considered the best in India. Last but not least, we will explore the Kerala Folklore Museum, a cultural hub to promote and preserve the culture, heritage, and folk art of South India.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch included)
  • 10
    3/12 NEW MANGALORE (INDIA)
    Today we arrive in Mangalore, India, a region with a long history and rich culture. It is home to the Kadri Manjunath Temple, built in the 10th century, originally made by Vajrayana Buddhist but later on converted for the deity Manjunatha by Hindus due to the fall of Buddhism.Visit Kudroli Gokarna Temple, with tower like structure decorated with murals of various gods and goddesses. Learn the origins of the Cashew Processing Industry at the Cashew Factory and learn the processing of the local cashew.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch included)
  • 11
    3/13 GOA (INDIA)
    Our cruise ship arrives in the West Bank, India’s Goa, a city filled with churches and monasteries, the famous being the Shantadurga Temple. It combines of Indo-Portuguese architecture with a pyramidical shikara, Roman arches windows and a flat dome encircled by balustrades. Being the most influential Catholic community is Basilica of Bom Jesus, with over 420 years of history, it is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture. The Basilica also holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Then visit the Sahakari Spice Farm, and learn about the planting of Indian spices.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch included)
  • 12
    3/14 MUMBAI (INDIA)
    We arrive in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, meaning beautiful bay, which is India’s largest city. We will visit the famous Oscar movie location of “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Dhobi Ghat”. Today this location is a popular Laundromat, with washers working in the open to wash clothes from hotels and hospitals. See Dabbawala, a person who works in a delivery system that delivers hot lunches to school courtyards and office locations using bicycles and the railway trains. Many prefer to eat lunches delivered through the dabbawala network due to taste and hygiene. Visit Gateway of India, the most famous monument in Mumbai built during the British rule as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in 1911. Explore Gandhi Memorial (Mani Bhavan Museum), and learn about the life of Gandhi’s political activities between 1917-1934; he put the interest of the nation above everything else, laying the foundation for many independence movements. Enjoy the beautiful Hanging Garden, located on the top of the Malabar Mountains which is the highest point in the city.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch included)
  • 13-14
    3/15-3/16 AT SEA
  • 15-16
    3/17-3/18 ABU DHABI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
    On the last day, we disembark in Abu Dhabi. Experience the life of an Arab at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, with walled complex which includes all the main elements of traditional Gulf life: a fort to keep away invaders from the sea, a souq to trade goats for dates, and most importantly a mosque that plays an important role in Arabic life. Be hungry, and enjoy delicious lunch at the Emirates Palace, a 7-star hotel believed to be the world’s most expensive hotel, with rooms made of silver, gold, and marble. After lunch, we will head to Dubai to Palm Island, a man-made island in the shape of a palm. It is a series of three islands, often referred to as The Eighth Wonder of the World, with artificial islands constructed from sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf. Last but not least, visit The Lost Chambers Aquarium, an underwater tunnel designed around the theme of the Lost City of Atlantis, which depicts the immersive experience into a lost civilization of ship wrecks and ruins. In the evening, we will be transferred to the airport for our safe flight home.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch and dinner included)