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Oriental Wonders & Civilisations

Muscat - Dubai

Dates:
16/12/2025
to  26/12/2025

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11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$8,480
per person
30% Ponant Bonus

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller,” said the famous Berber explorer Ibn Battûta. Almost seven centuries later, while humans have partly tamed the arid landscapes of the immense Arabian Desert, the Oriental charm remains and its history is written in the present tense. Bathed by the Persian Gulf, crossed by a desert dotted with oases whose mere mention is enough to captivate us, the Eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula welcomes you for a 11-day cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, chosen with care by PONANT. During this cruise, visit the surprising Ithra Cultural Centre in Dammam, discover the Museum of Islamic Art and the Souq Waqif in Doha, or set off on a short hike through the magnificent Wadi Shab canyon in Oman. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

The Sultanate of Oman is as discreet as its Emirati neighbours are bold. The sea maintains a special place in the kingdom of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor. The fishermen here perpetuate millennial traditions while the shipyards are still in operation. Between the sea and the desert, you will sail through the carved fjords of Musandam from Khasab and, leaving from Sour, you will experience the enchantment procured by the shade and cool of a wadi – lush oases planted with palm trees. On the Daymaniyat Islands, you can dive and snorkel in an exceptional natural sanctuary where turtles come to nest. In the capital, Muscat, the fragrances of the Orient and of incense will intoxicate you, the sparkling colours of the markets will captivate you, and the vibrant bustle of the souk will enchant you. The Near East exudes its incredible poetry.

In this region of the world, ancient cities rub shoulders with the futuristic towns designed and shaped by the greatest contemporary architects. Dubai and its skyscrapers that are among the tallest in the world; Abu Dhabi with its Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and its new Louvre Museum; Doha and its bay offering a panorama of its fascinating skyline; each location offers a breath-taking experience. You will discover the capital of Bahrain, Manama, which while less famous is no less exciting. As a crossroads for trade routes since ancient times, today it is also more avant-garde than its Emirate sisters. The colourful souk and the Bahrain National Museum are among its must-see sites.


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A cruise discovering the Persian Gulf, its civilisations and history, with futuristic architecture, former trading cities and natural wonders. Make the most of an excursion included* per person per port of...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

From AU$8,480 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From AU$9,400 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From AU$9,860 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From AU$10,410 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,550 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,550 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,550 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From AU$13,550 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

From AU$16,320 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From AU$17,050 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From AU$17,610 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From AU$17,610 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From AU$18,170 per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

From AU$26,420 per person



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Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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