You are invited to join Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Trevor Marchand for this compelling cruise aboard the yacht-like, all-suite, 31-cabin Crystal Esprit. In the Persian Gulf states, old and new co-exist in innovative and intriguing ways. During this exploration of Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and Oman you will visit the mosques, souks, educational institutions, and museums that reflect a fascinating juxtaposition of past and present that is unique to the Islamic world.
Begin your exploration among the dazzling skyscrapers of Dubai, the business and cultural hub of the Middle East and home to some of the most stunning architectural masterpieces of the 20th and 21st centuries. Continue to Qatar, where visits to the old souq and the new Education City illustrate how dramatically change has come to the Gulf States. In the emirate of Abu Dhabi, museums, mosques, and Masdar City amaze with both their sheer grandeur and minute detail. Wrap up your journey with a cruise through the fjord-like waterways of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula and visits to some of the country’s culturally rich museums, mosques, and markets. For those who wish to further explore the region, optional pre- and post-cruise extensions in Dubai and Oman’s interior are also available.
Program Rates per person
|Suite S4 (#201-202)||Seabreeze Deck 223 sq. feet, queen or twin beds, shower||$12,990||$19,490|
|Seabreeze Deck/Horizon Deck 280 sq. feet, king, queen, or twin beds, shower, sofa||$13,490||$20,240|
|Seabreeze Deck 280 sq. feet, king or twin beds, shower, sofa||$13,990||$20,990|
|Horizon Deck 280 sq. feet, king or twin beds, shower, sofa||$14,990||–|
|Seabreeze Deck 515 sq. feet, king bed, separate sitting and dining rooms, jacuzzi tub with separate shower, sofa||$21,990||–|