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    Sheiks & Philosophers - Dubai to Barcelona Cruise
    27 nights
    from $10,530* per person twin share
    Choice of drinks, 14 shore excursions or US$1,400 shipboard credit + exclusive additional US$100 shipboard credit
    This Oceania Cruises voyage take you to the dunes and souks of Arabia and Egypt in search of charmingly timeworn relics before enjoying an extravagant four nights in poignant Israel. In the shimmering Mediterranean, explore enlightening lands once trod by Aristotle and Michelangelo.
    Your package includes: Your cruise highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 27 nights onboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera
    • Pre-paid gratuities plus choose one (per stateroom)#:
      • US$1,400 shipboard credit
      • 14 shore excursions
      • Beverage package
    • Dining in all specialty restaurants
    • Unlimited soft drinks, coffees, teas, juices and waters
    • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call (valued at US$50 per guest daily)
    • 24 hours/day room service dining
    • Fitness classes
    • Access to Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center
    • Launderette services
    • Internet~
    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise highlights:

    • Cruise from Dubai to Oman, exploring Middle Eastern treasures
    • Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt brings breathtaking landscapes, swimming spots and an entrancing history all in one destination
    • Journey to Israel where you can learn about the prominent religious connotations and lingering history that is remembered today
    • Make your way to Greece where you expand the fun, relaxation and adventures in the Mediterranean Sea
    • Deeply explore Italy, covering cultural highlights in Sicily, Pompeii, Civitavecchia and Livorno
    • End your journey in Barcelona, Spain

     

    Cabin types and prices: 

    • Inside Stateroom: from $10,530*pp twin share
    • Veranda Stateroom: from $14,500*pp twin share
    • Concierge Level Veranda: from $15,730*pp single room
    Valid for travel
    14 May 2024 departure. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for your departure. Subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    27 May 2022 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Explore this amazing emirate where ultra-modern architecture soars over traditional Arab styles. See the impressive Jumeirah Mosque and stroll through the narrow alleys of old Dubai. Visit a museum in a former all-boys school or journey along Dubai Creek in a dhow. Visit fascinating Sharjah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its fabulous souks.

    Day 2

    Muscat, Oman

    Admire the colorful Sultan’s palace and the Jelali and Merani forts, stroll through the markets and narrow alleys and browse in the bustling souks. Or view the city from above by traveling on the Corniche and head out along the scenic Batinah coast and enjoy the desert, the oases, fishing villages and the historic medieval Nakhl Fort. Then spend time at a glorious beach resort.

    Day 3

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 4

    Salalah, Oman

    Discover this lovely old city, its charming streets, museums and lively souks. Travel into a lush countryside of coconut and banana plantations, mountains and seascapes to Job’s Tomb. Or explore a rugged landscape of desert, fishing villages and starkly beautiful mosques. Visit ancient Mirbat, the medieval capital of Dhofar and the starting point for camel caravans.

    Day 5

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 6

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 7

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 8

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 9

    Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

    Take a thrilling journey to Luxor and see the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples. Cross the Nile to the famed Valley of the Kings with the long forgotten tomb of Tutankhamun, the nearby mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the enormous Colossi of Memnon. Or take a jeep safari into the desert to a Bedouin settlement and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the vast sand dunes.

    Day 10

    Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

    A second day in Luxor, Egypt to explore the Valley of Kings, temples and more ancient highlights.

    Day 11

    Aqaba, Jordan

    Visit Aqaba’s castle fortress, archaeological museum and mosque. Or journey to magnificent Petra, an ancient city hidden behind rugged mountains. As you enter Petra’s main square through a narrow chasm, the superb facades of imposing monuments carved into the cliffs are revealed, the hues of the stone changing as the sun moves across the sky.

    Day 12

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 13

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 14

    Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

    For Christians, Jews and Muslims, Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities on earth, and it is also one of the oldest. Early Bronze Age tools and writings show that Jerusalem has been settled since the 4th millennium B.C. Marvel at the beauty of the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, as you stroll through winding streets where people have lived for centuries.

    Day 15

    Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

    Visit the land of miracles – Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal Moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants.

    Day 16

    Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

    A second day in Jerusalem, Israel to learn and discover new historical moments in the land of miracles, Galilee, and visit new sites.

    Day 17

    Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

    A third day in Jerusalem, Israel to explore historical sites you may have not seen on previous days here, or visit your favourites again.

    Day 18

    Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

    For Christians, Jews and Muslims, Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities on earth, and it is also one of the oldest. Early Bronze Age tools and writings show that Jerusalem has been settled since the 4th millennium B.C. Marvel at the beauty of the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, as you stroll through winding streets where people have lived for centuries.

    Day 19

    Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus. See ruins, majestic mountains and scenery, stunning beaches, and vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders like the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque, and the Cyprus Museum.

    Day 20

    Rhodes, Greece

    Enjoy a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master’s Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Or drive along the scenic coast to Lindos. Enjoy the whitewashed little town and climb to the ancient acropolis, its temples and wonderful views.

    Day 21

    Santorini, Greece

    Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. See the stunning artifacts in Fira’s museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri, thought by many to be the legendary city of Atlantis, or visit a winery. Stroll through the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner.

    Day 22

    At Sea, International Waters

    A day at sea to reminisce on your adventures, admire breathtaking ocean views and delve into specialty dining.

    Day 23

    Taormina (Sicily), Italy

    Enjoy magnificent panoramic views on the way up to the town, where you can stroll down medieval lanes past stunning palaces. See the famed Greek theater and its fantastic view of Mount Etna. Or take a trip to the volcano itself and get a first-hand look at cones, craters and lava streams from previous eruptions and a fantastic view over the Gulf of Catania. Venture into the countryside and its lovely hill towns, one with a Norman castle built of black lava, and visit beautiful old Catania.

    Day 24

    Naples/Pompeii, Italy

    Spend a day exploring the fabulous ruins of ancient Pompeii or Herculaneum with their stunning temples, frescoes and mosaics. Explore fascinating Naples and its famed museums, visit charming Sorrento or take a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri.

    Day 25

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Travel to Rome and revel in the magnificent monuments, from the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà and his breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmlands of the Roman countryside to lovely medieval Castelgandolfo.

    Day 26

    Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy

    Spend a glorious day amidst the fabled architecture of this Renaissance city. See the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s dome, the famous baptistry, Michelangelo’s magnificent David, the bridge over the Arno and the astonishing Uffizi Gallery. Visit Pisa’s superb Campo dei Miracoli and its beautiful cathedral and famed campanile. Or enjoy the Tuscan countryside, Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for its medieval towers. Shopping: Find leather goods, lingerie, gold jewelry, Florentine mosaic, lace, marbled paper items, antiques and fine art. Dining: Savor the prosciutto, pecorino cheese and infinite variety of breads, cakes and salamis.

    Day 27

    Saint-Tropez, France

    Beyond the port, enjoy the exquisite hilly Provençal countryside and its charming villages with their narrow stepped streets, lovely churches and stunning scenic views. Visit a local winery or take a drive along the rugged coast and revel in the wonderful views of the beaches, the landscape, the islands and the magnificent forested ridges of the Massif des Maures.

    Day 28

    Barcelona, Spain

    Visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the amazing La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. Enjoy the lovely Montjuic Gardens, Gaudí’s other fabulous structures, the charming squares of the old Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas, Barcelona’s famed downtown promenade. Or visit beautiful Montserrat and its monastery in a breathtaking setting high in the mountains.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised pricing is in Australian Dollars per person based on twin share except fares for Concierge Level Veranda, which is for single travellers only. Prices are correct at time of publication, include all taxes, port fees and onboard gratuities and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. A cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. Offer is valid on new bookings only and is valid for sale until 30 June 2022. #All choice offer amenities are per stateroom. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same choice offer amenity and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Free shore excursions amenity vary by voyage and exclude some tours and excursions. Speak to your personal travel manager for more details. Free beverage package amenity includes unlimited house wines, champagnes, and beers at lunch and dinner. Free shipboard credits are U.S. Dollars per stateroom, based on double occupancy and cannot be redeemed for cash or used for further discount off cruise fare, may be used for onboard services only and any unused credit will be forfeited at the end of the cruise. ^US$100 shipboard credit bonus is per person and only applicable on new bookings made by 27 May 2022. ~Free internet does not include streaming and includes one login per stateroom, except Owner’s, Vista and Suite rooms which receive two logins per suite. Speak to your personal travel manager for more details. Fares are valid only for residents of Australia. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other restrictions may apply. Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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