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Arabian & Middle East Cruises

Discover the countries of the Arabian Gulf, embrace the history and unique cultures in Egypt and Jordan, cruise through the Suez Canal or venture along the coastline to Israel. Whether it’s taking a trip back in time at ancient sites, or exploring destinations where old meets new, there is plenty to uncover on one of 129 cruises exploring the Middle East and Arabian Gulf.

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Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise holidays since its launch in 1969. Each successive...more class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry 'firsts' – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous holiday-makers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most-popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.
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Budget:Premium
Known For:Something for Everyone
Fleet Size:27
Explora Journeys
Explora Journeys is the new luxury lifestyle travel brand launched in 2023 by the MSC group redefining the luxury ocean experience. Vibrant, cosmopolitan...more relaxed European luxury at sea. Instead of cruises we create journeys – of the mind and across the oceans of the world, as we visit extraordinary places on and off the beaten track.
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Budget:Luxury
Known For:The Ocean State of Mind
Fleet Size:2
Regent Seven Seas
The Regent Experience has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, providing you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the Seven Seas. Join...more us as we travel the world in search of the best life has to offer, with every luxury included, and discover a truly unrivaled experience. Taking care of every detail so that you can fully experience and enjoy every moment is at the heart of our all-inclusiveness. Discover how everything from the exquisitely prepared cuisine to the included & unlimited shore excursions will create a truly unforgettable journey.
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Budget:Luxury
Known For:All-Inclusive Luxury
Fleet Size:6

Discover Highlights of cruising around the Middle East and Arabian Gulf

Cruise Through the Suez Canal

Cruise Through the Suez Canal

Marvel at this feat of engineering as you carve your way through the sands of Egypt between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Discover the Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Discover the Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Travel inland to the banks of the Nile where the Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, and the Karnak temple complex await in all their timeless glory.

Old Meets New in Dubai, UAE

Old Meets New in Dubai, UAE

Admire this city of contrasts, from the 200 year old Fort Fahidi to the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa shining like beacons of modern Dubai.

Discover the Magic of Muscat, Oman

Discover the Magic of Muscat, Oman

Cradled between mountains and sea, Muscat has a treasure trove of experiences to discover. Barter for silver jewellery and ceramics with the merchants of the Muttrah Souq or check out the magnificent Grand Mosque.

Aqaba, The Gateway to Petra

Aqaba, The Gateway to Petra

Dock in Aqaba, the gateway to the ancient city of Petra. Marvel at the spectacular facades of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site where striking carvings etched into the red sandstone have stood the test of time.