Orient and Emirate

Orient and Emirate

Orient & Emirate Cruises - a fairy tale out of 1001 nights

The Orient & Emirate Cruise will open the door to the fairy-tale world of Arabia, with its ornate beauty and many contradictions.

The Orient & Emirate Cruise - where it takes place and when to go

This journey to the Orient will take you through the side arms of the Indian Ocean - the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The world's largest peninsula is part of the Asian continent. The best time for an Orient & Emirate Cruise is between October and April.

Orient & Emirate Cruises - cities and ports

Set off in the wake of Sinbad the Sailor on an Orient & Emirate Cruise and discover mystic Muscat. Take a look at the imposing fortresses of Jalali and Mirani, which more than any other building define the cityscape. Experience the fascination of the Grand Mosque of Muttrah, one of the world's largest. Dreamy oases and fissured mountain ranges. Expansive deserts of sand and gravel alongside beaches out of paradise. All this awaits you in the special Orient & Emirate Cruise destination of Oman. The trip then continues to the city of superlatives, Dubai , a city which combines tradition with the state-of-the-art innovation. A gentle stroll through the souks forms a sharp contrast to giant shopping centres such as, for example, the Mall of the Emirates. See camels next to posh limousines. And don't forget the gigantic artificial islands, "The Palm" und "The World". Unbeatable in terms of luxury and expense, the 7 star Burj Al Arab hotel, 321 metres tall, is one of Dubai's principal landmarks. Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates as well as their richest city, is an equally lustrous pearl of the Persian Gulf. Take a stroll along the Corniche, the majestic coastal road along the skyline, or experience the magic of the truly gigantic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This monumental house of God has room for around 40,000 worshippers. The Orient & Emirate Cruise also takes you to the kingdom of Bahrain. This island state consists of 33 islands and lies in the Persian Gulf. Get to know the diversity of the Orient. Principal landmark and central point of the capital, Manamas, is the eminent city gate of Bab Al Bahrain, which was built in 1945 and also serves as the entrance to the traditional Manama Souk. One of Bahrain's most significant sights is the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the archaeological site of Qal'at al-Bahrain.

The Orient & Emirate Cruise - a journey for adventurers and explorers

Experience the mysticism of the Orient close up on your Orient & Emirate Cruise and take a journey to the realm of the fabled sheikhdoms...



Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.


More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.


Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer – “Kids Sail Free”. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.