Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare to Dubai
- 14 night cruise aboard Celebrity Constellation
- Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
- Book by July 11: Travel Best Bets Exclusive: $50 USD on board credit per cabin!
December 6 – 23, 2018
|Inside||Outside||Balcony||Taxes & Fees|
|Victoria, Kelowna, Comox add from $300 more|
Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrival||Departure||Activity|
|Sat 08Dec2018||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||-||6:00 PM||Boarding|
|Sun 09Dec2018||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||7:00 AM||-||Docked|
|Mon 10Dec2018||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||-||1:30 PM||Docked|
|Fri 14Dec2018||Cochin, India||8:30 AM||6:00 PM||Docked|
|Sat 15Dec2018||New Mangalore, India||9:00 AM||6:00 PM||Docked|
|Sun 16Dec2018||Goa (Mormugao), India||7:30 AM||5:00 PM||Docked|
|Mon 17Dec2018||Bombay (Mumbai), India||9:30 AM||6:00 PM||Docked|
|Thu 20Dec2018||Muscat, Oman||7:00 AM||4:00 PM||Docked|
|Fri 21Dec2018||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||3:00 PM||-||Docked|
|Sat 22Dec2018||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||-||-||Departure|
Oman: Visas will be obtained for Canadian passport holders with the help of the cruise line while you are onboard. Any fees related to securing these visas will be charged to your onboard account.
United Arab Emirates: Canadians must present a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry. Entry stamps must be obtained (free of charge) and are valid for a 30 day visit.
Please note that a multiple entry Indian tourist visa is needed for guests of any nationality. E-visas are not valid for entry / exit by sea. For more information click here. The cost for Multiple entry is CAD $177.05 per person (subject to change).
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emir.
Cruise to Abu Dhabi, and discover a breathtaking city nestled between the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and rolling desert sand dunes. Our cruises to Abu Dhabi give you the perfect opportunity to explore this city’s stunning contrasts, from riding camels across the stunning desert landscape to shopping in the luxurious boutiques along the city’s palm-lined boulevards. Marvel at the awe-inspiring architecture of the Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. Get your adrenaline flowing at the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, where you can put the pedal to the metal in some of the world’s fastest supercars. Try a taste of Al Harees, a traditional regional meat dish cooked in a clay pot. Shop the hottest designer fashions at the World Trade Center Mall. And spend some time soaking up the sun at one of the city’s gorgeous white-sand beaches. Cruise to Abu Dhabi and experience a city that’s both ultra-modern and steeped in tradition, with excitement and eye-opening experiences at every turn.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a fascinating fusion of modern city and old world “souks,” or markets. Travel between the two by “abra” traditional water taxis that cross Dubai Creek. The leading center for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinct blend of modern city amenities with the ancient charm of Arabia. Take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of traditional mosques right next to ultra-modern buildings. Pick up a wonderful memento at The Souq, which is made up of various shops such as the Spice Souq, the Textile Souq and the Gold Souq. Cruises to Dubai have something for everyone: desert safaris, sun bathing by the emerald blue sea, restaurants featuring culinary flavors from around the world, luxury hotels and traditional Arabian flair. Taste the fusion of Middle Eastern and Asian flavors of Emirati cuisine. Freshly caught seafood is a staple of the Dubai diet, but you’ll also find ample selection of lamb dishes like kebabs and stews on menus as well.
The “Queen of the Arabian Sea,” Cochin is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Once a hub for the India spice trade, this port city has welcomed traders and travelers to its shore for more than 600 years. As a result, you’ll find an interesting mix of cultural influences on your Cochin cruise. Stroll Fort Kochi beach at sunset, framed by the Chinese fishing nets, visit St. Francis Church, where Vasco de Gama was buried, or the 400-year old Paradesi Synagogue. And, take in a Kathakali dance performance that will leave you spellbound. You won’t have to look far for lovely keepsakes and souvenirs, Cochin street markets are brimming with wonderful spices, trinkets, and bright silks. Similar to its architecture, there’s also a variety of international cuisines to explore – from upscale European-style restaurants and wine bars to authentic Indian restaurants and fresh seafood at the outdoor restaurants on Tower Rd.
New Mangalore, India
Feast your senses on the sights, sounds, and scents of New Mangalore. You can admire the work of craftsmen in the artisan village and browse local markets for photo ops. Explore a 17th-century Christian church, a 15th-century temple with a thousand carved pillars, and a former Buddhist temple dating to 1068. Go nuts for cashews, a major crop, and learn all about the tasty kernels. Stand amid a hundred-acre spice farm, peppers, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and inhale deeply. Ride to nearby Ullal and stroll the beautiful beaches.
Goa (Mormugao), India
The magical state of Goa used to be an outpost of Portugal, so the palms on its beaches still sway with a certain Portuguese rhythm. The laid-back lifestyle in India’s smallest, most prosperous state attracts many world travelers. You can explore world-heritage architecture, fragrant spice plantations, and cuisine that blends Portuguese technique with Indian flavors.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Bombay, a metropolis of almost 18 million people, ranges from upscale to urban, cosmopolitan to traditional, and is always fascinating. Bollywood produces more films here than anywhere, and this cultural hub enjoys a constant flow of music, dance, and drama. You can explore everything from exclusive international boutiques to small authentic markets, and sample local street foods like kebabs.
This Arabian capital is an oasis of green lawns, shade trees, and colorful flowers in a desert country. White buildings and soaring minarets sparkle in the sun. Traditional architecture, elegant mosques, and eye-opening museums weave in Old World character. Explore forts, castles, and the Souk Muttrah, a traditional bazaar that invites you to shop for mementos.
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