On board MS EUROPA from Rangoon to Dubai
Of myths, metropolises and magical kingdoms
Begin your fairy-tale holiday in legendary Myanmar and in the home of tea: Sri Lanka. Then on to the Arabian Peninsula where “Open sesame” reveals the most amazing treasures of the Orient.
from Rangoon to Dubai
|Cruise dates:||from 20.03.2018 to 06.04.2018 (17 days)|
|Your ship:||MS EUROPA|
14 days cruise only from € 6,612 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 8,292 per person
Your cruise to the greatest highlights of the Orient begins in the “golden city” of RANGOON. The trading route to the Arabian world led the early seafarers past SRI LANKA. In Yala National Park* near HAMBANTOTA, much has remained the same as it was back then. Here the Sri Lankan elephant feels just as much at home as the large leopard population. The island was known as “Ceylon” in colonial times – and still today many tea plantations* thrive on the fertile land. In the flourishing port city of COLOMBO, there are still many reminders of the legacy left behind by the Portuguese and British. For many years, however, Kandy* remained impregnable to the Europeans. You will be taken by helicopter to the last royal city of the Singhalese kings. Behind the snow-white walls of the Sri Dalada Maligawa is the tooth of the Buddha, the country’s most important relic.
Your cruise to beautiful OMAN deserves a special start: we have laid on an evening event with a very special experience for you. The next morning, the aroma of frankincense and Arabian mocha will tempt you to browse for delicacies in the Muttrah Souk in MUSCAT. A little outside the centre, the sultan built one of the world’s largest mosques: the Sultan Qaboost Mosque* with space for up to 20,000 worshippers is decorated with artistic ornaments and a chandelier featuring thousands of Swarovski crystals. The MUSANDAM PENINSULA is an almost magical place. The gateway to KHASAB is like a scene from the Arabian Nights: steep cliffs tower above, fjords cut spectacularly into the coastline and, with a little luck, you may see dolphins emerging from the deep-blue water on a dhow tour*.
A day trip will take you via BAHRAIN to Iran by aeroplane* (subject to official approval) and to the legendary capital of the former Persian empire, Persepolis*. The temples, palaces and royal tombs date back some 2,500 years and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Huge columns, impressive statues and a frieze depicting the people of the empire paying tribute to their leaders are a witness in stone to the former power. In MINA KHALIFA, you can experience the modern face of the Middle East, standing between tradition and progress: spectacular skyscrapers loom over the souk and mosques and reflect the riches of the kingdom. Yet like no other, DUBAI embodies the breakthrough of the Gulf States to the future. Take in the illuminated skyline in the evening before your holiday fairy tale draws to an end the next morning.
| Tue, 20.03.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok
| Wed, 21.03.2018 |
Transfer to a first-class hotel
| Thu, 22.03.2018 |
Transfer to flight to Rangoon
| Fri, 23.03.2018 |
Rangoon/Myanmar, departure 14.00 hrs
| Sat, 24.03.2018 |
- Sun, 25.03.2018
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 26.03.2018 |
Hambantota/Sri Lanka, 13.00 – 20.00 hrs
| Tue, 27.03.2018 |
Colombo/Sri Lanka, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
| Wed, 28.03.2018 |
- Fri, 30.03.2018
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 31.03.2018 |
Muscat/Oman, arrival 15.00 hrs
| Sun, 01.04.2018 |
Muscat/Oman, departure 14.00 hrs
| Mon, 02.04.2018 |
Khasab/Oman, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
| Tue, 03.04.2018 |
Doha/Qatar, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Wed, 04.04.2018 |
Mina Khalifa/Bahrain, 6.00 – 0.00 hrs
| Thu, 05.04.2018 |
Dubai/United Arab Emirates, arrival 18.00 hrs
| Fri, 06.04.2018 |
Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
** Subject to tides
Combine this cruise with EUR1804 and save € 1,500 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).
Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.
¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).
More travel information can be found in the General Information section.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MYANMAR
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BANGKOK
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DUBAI
YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT
On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children. * Subject to a charge.