Experience the magic of Arabian nights with P&O Cruises

24 February 2018

Experience the magic of Arabian nights with P&O Cruises


Discover Middle Eastern delights with P&O Cruises on board the newly refurbished Oceana, and be whisked away to the shores of Salalah, Muscat, and Dubai. Embarking from Southampton, this 20-night cruise takes you on a journey through Cadiz, along the Suez passage from the Mediterranean and finally into the Red Sea.

Welcoming Oceana back

Refreshed and ready to take to the seas, this mid-sized family-friendly vessel boasts plenty of deck space and a stunning interior with a new colour scheme, lounge furniture, and nautical detailing. There’s a choice of five dining establishments including Café Jardin, offering a contemporary Italian style menu in a casual setting, and the more formal Adriatic Restaurant.

Enjoy performances from comedies to cabarets in the Footlights theatre and Starlight’s Show Lounge, visit the boutique shops on board, or simply relax on the sun-soaked top deck with a book and glass of something chilled. There are nine bars to socialise in and plenty of places to unwind, including a revitalising spa.

Sail to Dubai, the ‘Pearl of the Arabian Gulf’

Come on board and allow P&O Cruises to take you on a journey to cosmopolitan Dubai and its iconic skylines. Expect lands of contrasts along the way, with ancient traditions and culture at every port of call. 

Firstly, enjoy a two-day stop in the age-old city of Cadiz, Spain. Visit incredible cathedrals and head off on a day tour of Seville, travelling through the beautiful sunflower fields and picturesque whitewashed villages that Andalusia is famed for. While you're there, head up the Puerto de las Palomas road and enjoy incredible views of Cadiz, Malaga, and Seville. From Cadiz, Oceana sails on to Valletta, the capital of Malta, for a stop filled with stunning Baroque architecture, ornate palaces, and a thriving cultural scene.

The next five days are spent cruising at leisure down the iconic Suez Canal. Take this time to enjoy everything that Oceana has to offer on board. With a dedicated sports deck, spectacular entertainment and special events including guest speaker seminars and gala evenings, there’s something to occupy every hour of the day. 

Arriving in the Arabian Gulf

Arriving in the Arabian Gulf brings a two-night stop in stunning Salalah, the capital of Oman’s Dhofar region. Daydream away the days on the palm-fringed beaches and bask in the Persian sun with average January temperatures of 24 degrees, while taking in unparalleled vistas of the Al Garbib Plain. A whirlwind overnight stop in breathtaking Muscat is the penultimate docking before arriving in dazzling Dubai. If you plan on exploring Dubai in more depth, there’s the option of adding a city stay to tailor your holiday and taking advantage of P&O Cruises’ numerous shore excursions. Once you’ve explored all that Dubai has to offer, return back home.

Why choose a P&O Cruise?

P&O Cruises are Britain’s favourite cruise line, with over 250 incredible destinations, exciting excursions, and cruising tailored to British tastes with all the home comforts including prices in sterling and afternoon teas. P&O Cruises give you the freedom to holiday your way, so whether you prefer getting out and about on the shore or relaxing on the sun deck, you can choose to do as much or as little as you like.


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