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13-night From the Arabian Peninsula to India Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Bellot
Destination:
Muscat/Colombo
Departure Date:
10/28/2020
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1359841

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Muscat
10/28/2020
10/28/2020

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

At Sea
10/29/2020
10/29/2020

No information currently available.

Dubai
10/30/2020
10/30/2020

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Khasab
10/31/2020
10/31/2020

Khasab is the capital city on the Musandem Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. The region is notable for the rugged mountains, fjords and small fishing villages. Khasab is most notable for the smuggling boats that come and go frequently from the harbor clandestinely taking electronics and cigarettes to Iran. Activities in Khasab include touring the Khasab fort and snorkeling.

At Sea
11/1/2020
11/1/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/2/2020
11/2/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/3/2020
11/3/2020

No information currently available.

Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
11/4/2020
11/4/2020

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

FULL DAY MARVELS OF MUMBAI

HALF DAY MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF MUMBAI

FULL DAY THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA

FULL DAY THE VICTORIAN PAST

At Sea
11/5/2020
11/5/2020

No information currently available.

Goa (Mormugao)
11/6/2020
11/6/2020

This old Portuguese colonial capital of Goa was reputed to rival Lisbon in magnificence and opulence in centuries past.

At Sea
11/7/2020
11/7/2020

No information currently available.

Kochi (Cochin)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/8/2020
11/8/2020

Kochi (Cochin) is the great, old Keralan spice city. It consists of mainland Ernakulam, islands of Willingdon, Bolgatty and Gundu in the harbor, Fort Cochin and Mattancheri on the southern peninsula and Vypeen Island north of Cochin. Because of the area’s dense tropical forests, extensive ridges and ravines, it has been sheltered from invaders and the rest of India. This encouraged Keralites to welcome maritime contact, and therefore influence from the outside world. In Cochin there is still a small community of descendants from Jewish settlers who fled Palestine 2,000 years ago. When the Portuguese arrived here some 500 years ago, they were surprised to find Christianity already established along this coast. People from far-off lands have been coming to Kerala since ancient times in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory. Such long contact with people from overseas has resulted in the blending of various cultures and has given Keralites a cosmopolitan outlook.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

Colombo
Suggested Private Excursion
11/9/2020
11/9/2020

Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, with the newly built parliament situated in picturesque surroundings, while Colombo is the main commercial capital city, where almost all the business transactions take place. Studded with high-rise buildings, modern five star hotels, modern convention centers and a Stock Exchange Centre, Colombo continues to be the hub of commercial activities.

Suggested Private Excursions

Colombo: Visit Negombo - 6-8 hours

Colombo: Day at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour 4 - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour - 2 hours

Colombo
Suggested Private Excursion
11/10/2020
11/10/2020

Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, with the newly built parliament situated in picturesque surroundings, while Colombo is the main commercial capital city, where almost all the business transactions take place. Studded with high-rise buildings, modern five star hotels, modern convention centers and a Stock Exchange Centre, Colombo continues to be the hub of commercial activities.

Suggested Private Excursions

Colombo: Visit Negombo - 6-8 hours

Colombo: Day at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour 4 - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour - 2 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
10/28/2020
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
  • An all-new itinerary discovering Oman, the United Arab Emirates, India and Sri Lanka.
  • Treasures of Islamic, Buddhist and Hinduist culture, between tradition and modernity.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai, the churches and convents of Goa; in Sri Lanka, the historic city of Polonnaruwa and the golden Temple of Dambulla, the old town of Galle and its fortifications.
  • Discover exceptional natural sites: the “fjords of Arabia”, canyons and oases, deserts of dunes.
    Overnight in Colombo.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1359841

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