Middle East cruises can also begin or end in Europe passing through Africa where Egypt's Suez Canal links the Mediterranean to the Red Sea via the Gulf of Suez. Most cruises to the Middle East are in the Northern spring and autumn months, when temperatures are more appropriate for exploring the sites.
Why not extend your stay pre or post cruise and explore the vibrant Middle Eastern cities of Dubai or Abu Dhabi. With so much to offer now in each destination they are well worth the extra time
Most popular ports in this region are Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There are however new destinations opening, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar both positioning themselves as cruise line home ports, which will ensure future new cruising opportunities in the region
MSC World Europa
Explore the wonders of the Arabian Peninsula from Dubai, Doha or Abu Dhabi with a choice of cruise durations on the latest MSC Ship World Europa
3 - 18 nights
20 Dec 22