Find out more about cruise holidays from Dubai
Our resident cruise expert Astrid knows a thing or two about cruising around the world. Her passion has taken her to the far corners of the globe, leading to some unforgettable experiences. Here, she discusses cruise holidays from Dubai.
Top Cruise Choice
As the self-confessed cruise addict at Travelmood, I’m often asked for recommendations from clients and colleagues. It’s a really tough one but my favourite cruise getaway at the moment has got to be Dubai. This captivating city really does offer something for every kind of traveller, whether you’re on your own, with a partner or family. The Royal Caribbean International Splendour of the Seas is an incredible ship that won’t disappoint.
The Dubai cruise is perfect when you want to escape the stresses of modern life and experience the highlights of the Middle East. I visited Dubai on a weekend break previously but cruising offers you so much more. You can take in the sights and sounds of other incredible cities such as Khasab, Muscat and Abu Dhabi. And there’s no shortage of entertainment or friends on board, ideal if you’re a little nervous about going away or on your own.
Proximity to Ireland
Sure, Dubai isn’t right on our doorstep but it’s a lot more accessible than the Caribbean and other cruise hot spots. Direct flights from Dublin will get you there in under seven hours, making it the ideal destination if you’re interested in a week-long cruise. Step off the plane into a whole other world, a captivating land of futuristic architecture, unrivalled shopping opportunities and buzzing nightlife. Plenty of temptation is guaranteed Set sail from Dubai and head for the bustling harbour of Oman’s Khasab, a gorgeous city with a stunning castle and golden beach.
Food on board
The variety of cuisine on board never fails to impress me. With so many delicious meals options, you’ll find it hard leaving the ship itself! The Boardwalk Dog House serves delicious hotdogs, the perfect snack for lounging in the sun. Make a booking for the Chef’s Table if you fancy treating yourself to a bespoke meal made by your own personal chef. You can also let your hair down in one of the eight swanky bars and lounges.
If you want a honeymoon that focuses on more than just the beach, Dubai is definitely for you! The city offers the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Venture into the desert, visit the world’s tallest building and be enticed by the spices and aromas at the many traditional markets that dot the city. The Splendour of the Seas cruise ship exudes an intimate and romantic vibe, making it the perfect setting for your first holiday as newlyweds. You can pamper yourselves with his and hers spa treatments and indulge in amazing food at one of the ship’s many exclusive restaurants.
With its unique culture, beautiful landscapes and bustling atmosphere, it’s pretty easy to see what Dubai is my top cruising destination this year. Why not go and see for yourself?!