On board MS EUROPA 2 from Mumbai (Bombay) to Dubai

Magical moments: Mumbai and the Persian Gulf

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The proudest traditions and the highest skyscrapers: after an impressive start to your cruise in Mumbai, explore the secrets of the Orient. Discover time-honoured Mumbai with its Bollywood charm and sacred cows, whilst the ancient frankincense city of Muscat will sweep you away with its magical atmosphere. Explore the desert and mountain landscapes by off-road vehicle**, the Formula 1 race course in Bahrain and exotic souks. Grand mosques such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi will provide an insight into the religious secrets of the Orient. Dubai, with its famous and undiscovered aspects, marks the end of this experience of freedom that takes you places.

from Mumbai (Bombay) to Dubai

Cruise dates:from 25.03.2016 to 07.04.2016 (13 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1607

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Highlights of this cruise

  • Colourful, alive and unforgettable: the mega metropolis of Mumbai.
  • Tradition and the latest architecture in Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  • Adventurous safaris** through the desert.
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**


Fri, 25.03.2016

Scheduled flight from Germany to Mumbai, transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Sat, 26.03.2016

Mumbai (Bombay)/India, transfer to the embarkation point, overnight stay on board

Mumbai (Bombay)
Arrive a little earlier in Mumbai and discover India on our pre-cruise programme*. The mega metropolis of Mumbai is in a world of its own – full of contrasts between Bollywood charm and sacred cows wandering the streets, steaming eateries and luxury hotels, haggling traders and colourful Hindu gods. Following a stroll along Colaba Causeway with its little shops and market stalls, you can enjoy a traditional teatime** in the Taj Mahal Hotel.

Sun, 27.03.2016

Mumbai (Bombay), departure 23.00 hrs

Mon, 28.03.2016
- Tue, 29.03.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 30.03.2016

Muscat/Oman , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

The atmosphere of the ancient city of frankincense is as captivating as a story out of the Arabian Nights. Soak in the atmosphere in the exotic souk, for example. On a catamaran trip along the coastline**, you might be lucky enough to see some dolphins playing in the water.

Thu, 31.03.2016

Khor Fakkan/United Arab Emirates, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Khor Fakkan
The coastal town of Khor Fakkan is a genuine unknown gem. Enjoy the backdrop of the impressive Al-Hajar mountains range as you stroll along the long promenade. A trip by off-road vehicle** will take you into the desert and mountain landscapes of the surrounding area.

Fri, 01.04.2016

Khasab/Musandam/Oman, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

The port in Oman is the gateway to the picturesque fjords of the Musandam Peninsula. You can enjoy the best views of the rugged coastline of this “Norway of Arabia” on a dhow tour with a chance to swim**. Alternatively, take a trip by off-road vehicle** to the Jebel Harim mountain (around 2,000 m above sea level) with its fantastic panoramic views.

Sat, 02.04.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 03.04.2016

Mina Khalifa (Menama)/Bahrain, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs

Mina Khalifa (Menama)/Bahrain
Traditional souks and a modern financial centre: Menama is constantly changing. On a city tour**, you will visit the grand Ahmed Al-Fatah Mosque, which has room for up to 7,000 worshippers, and see influences of Arab culture in the prestigous residence of Sheikh Isa Bin Ali. Enjoy a fast-paced experience by visiting the Formula 1 race track**.

Mon, 04.04.2016

Doha/Qatar , 10.00 – 19.00 hrs

Modern architecture, such as the Museum of Islamic Art, and traditional boats still used for fishing today: a walk along the corniche combines ancient and modern times. Discover what is probably the most exclusive district in the world on an excursion into futuristic Doha with the artificial island The Pearl**.

Tue, 05.04.2016

Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates , 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

Abu Dhabi
The glittering skyline of Abu Dhabi is witness to the seemingly relentless development of the Arabian Peninsula. The newly built and ornate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has room for 40,000 worshippers and is sometimes also open to non-Muslim visitors. At a teatime** in the Emirates Palace Hotel, you will be surrounded by luxury and exclusivity, whilst a trip by RIB**, an agile inflatable boat, promises fast-paced fun.

Wed, 06.04.2016

Dubai/United Arab Emirates , arrival 7.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Explore Dubai on your own and allow yourself to be surprised by its undiscovered aspects – as well as by spectacular buildings such as the Burj al Arab and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa**. From the 124th floor, you can enjoy amazing views over Dubai, where your cruise will draw to a close after a final night on board. Or discover the “boom town in the desert” on our post-cruise programme*.

Thu, 07.04.2016

Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

* The pre- and post-cruise programmes listed are not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Winemaker Markus Schneider

"The right vineyard, the right grape and the right feeling" - this is winemaker Markus Schneider's recipe for success. Schneider and his renowned vineyard are among the best of the German winemaking industry. Take part in exclusive, on-board seminars and workshops with Schneider and dive into the world of world-class wines: sample real rarities, wines which have long been out of production, classics and relatively unknown wines that still have great potential.

Winemaker Markus Schneider

Family cruise

A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in specifically tailored excursions*. Our travel concierge service will be happy to suggest personalised family excursions* for you.

* This service is not included in the cruise price.

Golf cruise – Golfing with spirit on the Persian Gulf

Wed 30.03 - Muscat - Muscat Hills GC
The first 18-hole championship course in Oman on grass; this course demands accurate play due to the natural topography - and rewards the golfer with extraordinary views.

Sun 03.04 - Doha - Doha GC
Numerous imposing limestone formations and an abundance of lush, green fairways form a striking contrast to the desert on this course, where the annual European and Asian PGA Tour Qatar Masters is held.

Tue 05.04 - Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi GC, The National Course
Hailed as a super course by golf critics, this course - designed by Peter Harradine - offers extravagant vegetation alongside challenging bunkers, lush fairways and spacious greens.

Wed 06.04 - Dubai - The Address Montgomerie GC
The course was designed by Colin Montgomerie and Desmond Muirhead. A total of 81 bunkers are scattered throughout the course. With bunkers and water hazards, the diverse holes offer a range of challenges and possibilities - from the 4th hole, a dog-leg, to the 13th hole in the shape of the United Arab Emirates and the 18th, which is an unbelievable 600 m in length.