On board MS EUROPA 2 from Dubai to Piraeus (Athens)
In the world of the Arabian Nights
The Arabian Peninsula is bustling, and its megacities are redefining the future. Experience stories from the Arabian Nights told with a 21st century twist.
| Thu, 14.04.2016 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai and transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast
| Fri, 15.04.2016 |
City tour and transfer to embarkation point
| Sat, 16.04.2016 |
Khasab/Musandam/Oman, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
| Sun, 17.04.2016 |
Muscat/Oman, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs
| Mon, 18.04.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 19.04.2016 |
Salalah/Oman, 14.30 – 12.00 hrs
| Wed, 20.04.2016 |
- Sat, 23.04.2016
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 24.04.2016 |
Aqaba/Jordan, arrival 20.00 hrs
| Mon, 25.04.2016 |
Aqaba, departure 18.00 hrs
The coastal city of Aqaba is Jordan’s sole access to the sea. The port is the departure point for trips to the impressive Wadi Rum with its exciting mix of steep rock formations and contrasting desert valleys. Of course, there is also the unique rock-cut ruined city of Petra, capital of the Nabataeans: a city built for tens of thousands of people, with a market, housing, theatre, temples, tombs, squares and fountains, it was so well hidden it was totally and utterly forgotten for a full millennium!
| Tue, 26.04.2016 |
Hurghada/Egypt , 6.00 – 09.30 hrs
| Wed, 27.04.2016 |
Suez/Egypt , depature 03.30 hrs
Daytime passage through the Suez Canal
| Thu, 28.04.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 29.04.2016 |
Agios Nikolaos/Kreta/Griechenland, 08.00 Uhr – 18.00 Uhr
| Sat, 30.04.2016 |
Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, arrival 7.00 hrs
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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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: DUBAI – THE SPLENDOUR AND MAJESTY OF A DESERT EMIRATE
Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues
Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, will invite renowned experts in the fields of finance, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At "talk2christiansen" presentations, discussion rounds and conversations, you will meet international politicians, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and figures from public life. In this exclusive format, you will come face-to-face with people who have something to say. For example, previous guests who have participated in "talk2christiansen" include Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Frank Sieren, a leading specialist on Asia; Dirk "Mr DAX" Müller; and many others.
The veteran Middle East expert and Peter-Scholl Latour's successor as president of the German-Arab Association will discuss current affairs in the region your cruise will be visiting. He asks whether international politics is capable of achieving peace in Syria and the wider region, and whether that will be enough to stem the flow of refugees to Europe.
Picture: Axel Thomae
Hans Olaf Henkel
This Member of European Parliament has held many roles, including IBM manager, president of the BDI (German industry association) and federal board member of the AfD (German political party). He believes German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy is responsible for recent AfD successes and their inclusion in state parliaments. Henkel shows understanding for the voters - many were not aware that the AfD has been infiltrated by right-wing forces and are in for a rude awakening.
Impulse & Inspiration
Broaden your horizons: IMPULSE & INSPIRATION
Space for new thoughts and ideas emerges when the wind and waves define the rhythm. Our eponymous series of events IMPULSE & INSPIRATION held on selected cruises provides ideas on various themes – be it self-management, your work–life balance or societal and personal models for the future. On board you will be met by leading trend researchers and experts from the fields of politics, business, science and culture. Gain new insights into our environments from presentations, discussions and courses.
On this cruise we will address the subject of “Prosperity – the art of loving life”