|The Variety Voyager will be sailing cruises from Abu Dhabi and Muscat starting Nov. 2012 to April 2013. // (c) 2011 Variety Cruises.|
Variety Cruises’ seven-night Arabian Journeys cruise will debut in Nov. 2012 for explorations of the Arabian Gulf and Omani Coast. The one-way, seven-night cruise will embark from Abu Dhabi or Muscat aboard the new Variety Voyager set to launch spring 2012, from Nov. 2012 to April 2013. Fares begin from $2,790 per person, per week, based on double occupancy.
The one-way cruise's itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Embarkation from Abu Dhabi after 3:00pm. Lecture on Khasab and the Musandam Peninsula
Day 2: Arrival at Khasab. Passengers choose from two tour options.
Day 3: Optional tour with a traditional Omani dhow sailing. Visit Telegraph and Seebi islands.
Day 4: Passing by Kumjar and East Coast of Musandam Peninsula.
Day 5: Arrival at Sohar. Optional full day excursion. Drive to Nakhal. Rejoin ship in Sawadi Sands islands.
Day 6: BBQ lunch in a nearby island. Afternoon sailing to Muscat.
Day 7: Drive excursion of Fanja and Nizwa. Optional half-day tour of Muscat.
Day 8: Disembarkation in Muscat.
Embarkations from Muscat assume the reverse schedule.
Fares for the Arabian Journeys cruise include accommodations in double or twin cabins with private bathrooms and air conditioning; American buffet breakfast and two main meals daily; use of fishing equipment (subject to availability); coffee, water or tea; and an English speaking cruise escort. Port charges are an additional $290 per person.