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Christmas or New Year in Oman and UAE

Celebrate Christmas or New Year in style on this 8-night cruise to the mystic treasures of the Middle East. Highlights include Muscat, Al Suwaiq, Musandam Peninsula, Khasab, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi with a chance to explore Dubai.

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8 nights from £2030pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Dubai Skyline Burj Khalifa
  • Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Sawadi Sands
  • Muscat

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Book by Jul 31 2022 to save 10%! Prices shown include discount. T&C's apply

Christmas or New Year in Oman and UAE Special Offer

If you’re looking to celebrate Christmas or New Year under thousands of twinkling lights and masses of beautiful scenery, then look no further as this is the cruise for you. Sailing from the historic city of Muscat to the beautiful Abu Dhabi or reverse, this cruise will provide all the excitement and glamour you want for your holiday season celebrations.

Small ship Elysium will guide you through the many wonders of the Middle East where you will be able to visit pristine coves only accessible by small boat, discover one of the oldest civilisations in the world, learn a new craft, have a massage, meditate at sunset, enjoy a glass of chilled wine, fish with locals, watch playful dolphins race your ship, snorkel, and even stargaze. There will also be a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture by joining the full and half day tours of Muscat, Al Suwaiq, Sohar, and Dubai.

The festive season in Dubai is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can expect to see dazzling decorations, festive carols, street artists, acrobats and even seasonal treats like mulled wine and gingerbread. Dubai is a wonder to explore, from the majestic Burj Khalifa, standing at an amazing 828 metres tall, to luxury shopping in The Dubai Mall. You can also visit the grand Atlantis hotel which sits at the top of The Palm, offering high-end restaurants and shops as well as opportunities to be at one with wildlife with their dolphin, sea lion, and shark experiences.

EC103 Operated by Elixir Cruises


New Itinerary

Day 1 - Muscat (Oman)

Embarkation after 15:00 hrs. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your fellow passengers prior to the customary safety drill. Overnight at sea to Musandan.

Day 2 - Muscat

Full day excursion to Nizwa, Jibreen, Tanuf, Bahla ending with a short tour of the city or half day tour of Muscat.

Day 3 - Al Suwaiq - Sawadi Sands

Morning arrival in Al Suwaiq and disembarkation for tours. The ship sails to Sawadi Sands where passengers will rejoin in the afternoon for late afternoon swim at the Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve. After dinner, we leave Sawadi Sands for Muscat. Late night arrival in Muscat.

Day 4 - Sohar

Early morning arrival in Sohar. Disembarkation for optional tours. Overnight at sea to Musandan Peninsula, Oman 's Northern Territory.

Day 5 - Musandam Peninsula

Arrive in Kumjar for a swim stop and fish BBQ. Early afternoon sailing through the fjords to Lima. Short lecture about Omani history and next day’s places and activities - Overnight in port.

Day 6 - Musandam Peninsula

Early morning sailing from Lima to Kumzar. Swim stop on the way before lunch on board. Late afternoon arrival in Khasab. Overnight in port.

Day 7 - Khasab

Optional 4 wheel drive mountain tour again with Khasab Fort / museum visit, or full day excursion with a traditional Omani Dhow sailing into a Musandam Peninsula fjord. We will most certainly have the company of dolphins before reaching Telegraph and Seebi Islands for a swim stop, fishing and snorkelling. Refreshments and lunch on board. Overnight at sea to Dubai.

Day 8 - Dubai

Morning arrival in Dubai port. Dubai half and full day tours where you can explore iconic attractions like the Burj Khalifa or The Dubai Mall. Late evening sailing to Abu Dhabi.

Day 9 - Abu Dhabi

Disembarkation at Abu Dhabi Port until 10:00 after breakfast.

Price Includes

  • 8-night cruise in twin or double cabins with private bath, individually controlled A/C, minibar, personal safe, wi-fi access, hair dryer, telephone for internal use, lavish bath products, spa robes and slippers, beach towels
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board and on some days full-board, welcome cocktail, beach BBQ, still water and unlimited filter coffee, tea, cookies station
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • All advice and group yoga, Pilates, aquarobics, meditation sessions with our qualified Wellness Coach
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Access to mini gym
  • Use of fishing equipment, sanitized snorkelling equipment, and water sports equipment
  • All advice by our multilingual Cruise Concierge

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you
  • Optional shore excursions or additional land arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Boutique purchases
  • Medical services
  • Water ski & scuba diving
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 22nd - Muscat to Abu Dhabi - Sailing on: Elysium From: £2030
      Cat C Porthole cabin Cat B Porthole cabin Cat B+ Porthole cabin Cat A Window cabin Cat A+ Window cabin
      £2255 £2525 £2775 £3385 £3470
      £2030 £2273 £2498 £3047 £3123
    • Dec 30th - Abu Dhabi to Muscat - Sailing on: Elysium From: £2030
      Cat C Porthole cabin Cat B Porthole cabin Cat B+ Porthole cabin Cat A Window cabin Cat A+ Window cabin
      £2255 £2525 £2775 £3385 £3470
      £2030 £2273 £2498 £3047 £3123

Price Information

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