Persian Gulf Cruise: Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Oman

Dates: Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Sunday, January 12, 2020 (10 days)
Tour Leader: Trevor Marchand

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

Category Description Double Single

Suite S4

Seabreeze Deck 223 sq. feet,
queen or twin beds, shower
$12,990 $19,490
Suite S3
(Light Blue)
Seabreeze Deck/Horizon Deck 280 sq. feet,
king, queen, or twin beds, shower, sofa
$13,490 $20,240
Suite S2
Seabreeze Deck 280 sq. feet,
king or twin beds, shower, sofa
$13,990 $20,990
Suite S1
Horizon Deck 280 sq. feet,
king or twin beds, shower, sofa
$14,990  -
Owner’s Suite
Seabreeze Deck 515 sq. feet,
king bed, separate sitting and dining rooms,
jacuzzi tub with separate shower, sofa
$21,990  -



Thursday & Friday, January 2 & 3 Home / Dubai, UAE
Saturday, January 4 Dubai
Sunday, January 5 Doha, Qatar
Monday, January 6 Doha
Tuesday, January 7 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wednesday, January 8 Abu Dhabi
Thursday, January 9 Musandam Peninsula, Oman
Friday, January 10 Muscat
Saturday, January 11 Muscat
Sunday, January 12 Muscat / Home

Optional Pre-Cruise Extension
Dubai: January 1–3, 2020

Optional Post-Cruise Extension
Oman’s Interior: January 12–15, 2020

Detailed Itinerary

If you have any additional questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).