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Seas of Sinbad

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Seabourn 38 Day Cruise on Seabourn Encore, Seabourn from £11,398 pp  

Departure 21 October 2019 | Seas of Sinbad

Fares are cruise-only unless otherwise stated. Contact us to add flights and tailor-make your holiday.

Destinations

  • Piraeus (Athens)
  • Aghios Nikolaos
  • Ashdod (Jerusalem)
  • Aqaba (Petra)
  • Salalah
  • Muscat
  • Sir Bani Yas
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai
  • Sir Bani Yas
  • Doha
  • Muscat
  • Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Mangalore
  • Cochin
  • Sabang
  • Phuket
  • Porto Malai
  • Singapore

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1 — Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Piraeus has been the port for Athens since 482 BC. The busy harbor is filled with ferries and cruise ships making their way to the Greek Islands and other Mediterranean cities. The busy metropolis of Athens and its treasure trove of antiquities lie just a few miles from the port. Even as the reality of the modern city took hold, with its high-rise apartments, crowded sidewalks and bustling traffic, the beauty of the Acropolis, the outstanding museums, charming cafés, sidewalk markets and startling views come together in a cultural mosaic for all to enjoy.

Day 2 — Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

This charming village of white houses climbing up the slopes is beautifully situated on the sparkling Gulf of Mirabello. The attractive Venetian harbor is surrounded by restaurants, outdoor cafes and clusters of shops selling everything from necessities to souvenirs. The ship docks in the center of town, and you are able to wander at will and enjoy the atmosphere of Crete's foremost resort.

Day 3 — At Sea
Day 4 — Tel Aviv
Day 5 — Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel

The largest port in Israel, Ashdod is a gateway to Jerusalem, the 5,000-year-old walled city that is considered sacred to more than a third of the people on Earth. Numerous sites exist nearby, including the Jewish sacred Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre said to be the site of Calvary and to contain a piece of the true cross. Meander along the seaside promenade, or dip your toes in the Dead Sea waters, long known for their health benefits. Visit the Bar-Gera Museum to view a collection of art by artists who were either banned or persecuted by the Nazis and other fascist governments. The Yad Vashem Memorial Museum is dedicated to the six million Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

Day 6 — Enter Suez Canal at Port Said
Day 6 — Transit Suez Canal
Day 7 — At Sea
Day 8 — Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

Aqaba is a sleepy fishing village with a long and historic past. At various times, the port was a stopover on ancient caravan routes, a garrison for Roman troops and meeting place for pilgrims en route to Mecca. Recent excavations have revealed a third-century church, one of the worlds oldest. In medieval times, Aqaba was an important part of Palestine before being absorbed into the Ottoman Empire, a time when Lawrence of Arabia figured in local history. Today Aqaba is important as Jordan's only deep water port and the jumping-off point for excursions to Petra, the country's premier historical attraction.

Day 9 to 13 — At Sea
Day 14 — Salalah, Oman
Camels, Salalah, Oman

Camels, Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman's ancient incense capital is an oasis with lush vegetation resulting from seasonal monsoons. The city's roads wind through groves of coconut, papaya and banana trees, and roadside stands sell fresh fruit and coconut water. The tropical atmosphere is a striking contrast to the otherwise arid landscapes of the Arabian Peninsula. Even the Queen of Sheba fell under the spell of the area's treasure far greater than gold, and sent gifts of frankincense to impress Solomon. Today, the beautiful sand beaches, cultural history, archaeology and natural diversity draw visitors to this ancient paradise.

Day 15 — At Sea
Day 16 — Muscat, Oman
Grand Mosque of Muscat, Oman

Grand Mosque of Muscat, Oman

Oman, "The Pearl of Mystic Arabia," is one of the oldest civilizations on the Arabian Peninsula. Wedged between the Arabian Gulf and the Western Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat boasts an ancient history and rich Islamic heritage, evident in its prominent landmarks such as forts, castles, towers and mosques. Since the ascension of Qaboos bin Said as Sultan of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development, leading to the growth of a vibrant economy and a multi-ethnic society.

Day 17 — At Sea
Day 18 — Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
Day 19 — Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Wide expanses of desert sands stretching up to the ‘Rub Al Khali' – the Empty Quarter, blue waters of the Gulf, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, sailing and fishing, archeological sites and ultra-modern malls and shops. Abu Dhabi is a fine example of how well a community survived adverse environments for thousands of years by observing strict tribal codes. Today, the values, heritage and culture which were refined by the adoption of Islam over the past millennium continue to thrive notwithstanding the ultra modern infrastructure and facilities of a cosmopolitan, moderately liberal lifestyle. Despite the limitations of a mainly desert environment and a semi-nomadic lifestyle that prevailed up to the 20th century, Abu Dhabi has a rich past evidenced by scores of restored mud fortresses and remains of underground irrigation systems in Al Ain, which has been continuously inhabited for more than 4,000 years and is considered as the cultural centre of the emirate.

Day 20 — Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sandunes near Dubai, Middle East

Sandunes near Dubai, Middle East

The United Arab Emirates is strategically located at the crossroads of East and West, and the traditional trading routes from Asia and the Far East to Europe and further afield are even more significant today than they were hundreds of years ago. Nestled at the very heart of the Islamic world, the country is unique in its embrace of the Western world. Here you can see the contrasts of the nomadic Bedouin people, and the opulence and splendor of the Sheiks, set against a backdrop of Western lifestyles.

Day 21 — Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
Day 22 — Doha, Qatar
The skyline of the modern and high-rising city of Doha in Qatar, Middle East

The skyline of the modern and high-rising city of Doha in Qatar, Middle East

Day 23 — At Sea
Day 24 — Muscat, Oman
Grand Mosque of Muscat, Oman

Grand Mosque of Muscat, Oman

Oman, "The Pearl of Mystic Arabia," is one of the oldest civilizations on the Arabian Peninsula. Wedged between the Arabian Gulf and the Western Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat boasts an ancient history and rich Islamic heritage, evident in its prominent landmarks such as forts, castles, towers and mosques. Since the ascension of Qaboos bin Said as Sultan of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development, leading to the growth of a vibrant economy and a multi-ethnic society.

Day 25 to 26 — At Sea
Day 27 — Mumbai (Bombay), India

Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a captivating city, known for its striking contrasts. The fastest growing, most affluent and industrialized city in India, Mumbai represents the ever-changing face of today's India: the old coupled with the dynamic new. This vibrant city is a kaleidoscopic mixture of intriguing people and incredible places, where within a block or two you can find modern skyscrapers, ornate Victorian buildings, and bustling bazaars.

Day 28 — At Sea
Day 29 — Mangalore, India
Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Situated at the point where the Netravati and Gurupur Rivers flow into the Arabian Sea, Managlore has been a pit stop on international trade routes since the 6th century AD. The city's landscape is characterized by rolling hills, coconut palms, freshwater streams, and hard red-clay tiled-roof buildings. Visitors also enjoy the quiet Ullal Beach, 12km south of the city.

Day 30 — Cochin, India
Traditional fishing nets In Cochin Fort, Kerala, India

Traditional fishing nets In Cochin Fort, Kerala, India

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula, in the spectacularly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala. Flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Cochin has one of the finest natural harbors in the world and for centuries was the center of the spice trade. Ancient mariners from the Middle East, China and Europe all left their mark on this beautiful city, and its diverse past is reflected in its steep-roofed bungalows, colonial buildings, spice and antique shops, its cathedral, palaces and synagogue.

Day 31 to 33 — At Sea
Day 34 — Sabang, Pulau We
Sabang, popular tourist and diving spot

Sabang, popular tourist and diving spot

Day 35 — Phuket, Thailand
Krabi, Thailand

Krabi, Thailand

Phuket, nestled in the balmy Andaman Sea waters, lies 536 miles south of Bangkok. Initially, Phuket derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colorful history. Located on a major trade route between India and China, Phuket was frequently mentioned in foreign trader's ship logs. Blessed with a natural heritage of stunning white-sand beaches, sapphire blue seas, exotic marine life and lushly forested hillsides, Phuket is one of Southeast Asia's most popular destinations.

Day 36 — Porto Malai
Day 37 — At Sea
Day 38 — Singapore
Singapore

Singapore

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963. Two years later, it became an independent island-state, developing into one of the world's most prosperous countries. With ultra-modern skyscrapers combined with a medley of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences, Singapore is a dynamic city rich in contrast and color, exhibiting a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture.

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