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Cruises to the Middle East

Middle East cruises explore some of the most fascinating cities and ports in the world and offer a wealth of heritage and history combined with natural beauty and some incredible contemporary attractions. Few regions can match the sheer variety and rich culture of the ports you’ll visit on cruises to the Middle East. The term Middle East can refer to a large region that starts in the Eastern Mediterranean and ends with the United Arab Emirates and Oman. There are a wealth of cruises to these destinations, some sticking to a particular area of the Middle East and others offering much wider itineraries, crossing the Suez Canal to link Europe and Asia.


Some cruises to the Middle East visit Aqaba in Jordan. Travellers to Aqaba can travel to Petra, the fabled lost city that features truly majestic stone-carved buildings and landmarks. Explore tombs...

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, and in particular the popular port of Dubai, is something completely different from many of the other regions in the Middle East and cruises to Emirates ports are growing ...


Finally in the Middle East, near the UAE is Oman, a true jewel of Arabian life with the thriving port city of Muscat drawing a number of cruise lines. Ornate buildings and sparkling waters are the ...


Another option is a cruise to Israel with the port of Haifa serving as the gateway to Nazareth and Galilee and Ashdod a base for exploring Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Both ports offer access to some o...

Giza, Cairo

The whole area around Egypt offers some of the most fascinating historical destinations the entire world has to offer. Of course some of the most famous are based around Cairo, with the Great Pyram...

Black Sea

Many cruises to the Middle East are based around Turkey and the Black Sea. Turkey is often included as part of longer Eastern Mediterranean voyages but smaller itineraries show off more of the uniq...

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