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Middle East Cruises

Grand Mosque Sheikh Zayed (Photo: Panuvat Ueachananon/Shutterstock)

About Middle East Cruises

The Middle East's exotic aura attracts history buffs and adventure seekers looking to expand their cultural horizons. Egypt's pyramids and Jordan's lost city of Petra are must-see landmarks, while souks (markets), breathtaking mosques and desert safaris also make for great exploring. Arabian Gulf cruises to the United Arab Emirates and Oman provide a look at the modern-day Middle East, with the world's biggest buildings and malls.

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MSC Virtuosa
MSC Meraviglia Plus

6 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

43 Reviews
Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 28, 2021
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MSC Virtuosa
MSC Meraviglia Plus

7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 29, 2022
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MSC Virtuosa
MSC Meraviglia Plus

9 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 26, 2022
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MSC World Europa
M S C  World  Europa with her signature 90 degree plumb bow

3 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 21, 2022
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7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 11, 2021
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7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Abu Dhabi
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 12, 2021
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7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Abu Dhabi
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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18 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 25, 2023
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15 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 26, 2022
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24 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 26, 2022
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7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Doha
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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11 Night
Arabia & World Cup VoyageDetails

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Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Azamara
Nov 15, 2022
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29 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Doha
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 24, 2022
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21 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 25, 2023
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20 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Doha
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 23, 2023
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17 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 26, 2022
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10 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Apr 12, 2022
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17 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 8, 2021
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21 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 5, 2021
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20 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Nov 7, 2021
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15 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Phuket
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Apr 7, 2022
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27 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 26, 2022
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20 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Mar 25, 2023
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7 Night
Middle East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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What is the best time to cruise to the Middle East?

The Middle East cruise season is relatively short -- it runs from December through March. For those looking to save a bit of money, repositioning cruises before the start -- and at the very end -- of the season could be a good option.

Which cruise lines go to the Middle East?

Luxury cruise lines like Crystal, Silversea, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises are the major players when it comes Middle East cruises, but some mainstream lines including Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Princess, Celebrity, MSC and Costa all offer seasonal sailings as well as Middle East stops on world cruises and repositioning cruises. For more: Middle East Cruise Tips.

What are some things to do in the Middle East?

There are a huge number of historical and religious sights to explore throughout the Middle East including the pyramids in Egypt and the monastery of St. Catherine in Sharm al Sheik. Shop in massive malls in Dubai and traditional souks practically everywhere, dive and snorkel in ports like Aqaba and Salalah, and crash through sand dunes on dune buggies in Oman. Of course, a visit to any of the many ornate mosques throughout the region is a powerful experience for many.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Middle East?

Yes, passports are required for Middle East cruises.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Middle East?

The Middle East is hot, so lightweight, breathable clothing and sun protection are essential. It's best to avoid revealing garments since modesty is important in the local culture. Additionally, women should be sure to pack a shawl or cardigan to wear when entering mosques.

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