The ultra-modern cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where sky scrapers rise from up the desert, are perfectly complemented by the old world ambience and natural beauty of Oman. Step on board Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas for an exotic voyage around the Arabian Gulf. One of the line's smaller ships, the Vision of the Seas has plenty of big-ship touches. You'll find the popular speciality restaurants Chops Grille and the gourmet Italian Giovanni's Table on board as well as a fantastic central atrium where gravity defying aerial shows take place.

• Dubai, UAE

• Khasab, Oman

• Muscat, Oman

• Abu Dhabi, UAE

• Dubai, UAE

8nights STAY & CRUISE

Dubai We recommend that this stay and cruise itinerary begins with at lease a night in the city of Dubai. With ultra-modern architecture, endless shopping opportunities and wild adventures on offer each day here can look a little different. Ascend to the top of the world's tallest building, head to one of the massive water parks, shop in the souks or mega malls or head out into the desert for a dune bashing adventure.

Overnight in Muscat The overnight stay in Oman's capital Muscat that this fantastic itinerary features allows you to discover this enchanting city and its surroundings in more depth. Optional excursions from the city include walking tours, dolphin watching and traditional dhow cruises, an off-road desert adventure and a night tour of the city.

Royal Caribbean Innovative ships, unique activities and experiences, world class dining and an incredible family-friendly atmosphere are just a handful of things you can expect from a Royal Caribbean cruise. With 25 state-of-the-art cruise ships ranging from the 1840-guest Empress of the Seas to the 4160-guest Harmony of the Seas – the world's largest cruise ship – and sailing to 260 destinations around the world, they really do have something for everyone.


Good to know

• Shore excursions are not included in your fare but can be pre-booked

• Gratuities are included.

What to expect

• Royal Caribbean's dress code is casual during the day
• Evenings fall into three categories – casual, smart casual and formal. The smart casual dress code is a jacket and tie for men and a dress or trouser suit for women. For formal nights men should wear suits or tuxedos and women should wear cocktail dresses.


Cruise dates

• Royal Caribbean's season in Arabia runs from February to April; there are 2017 dates available. Speak to a Personal Travel Expert to tailor make your stay and cruise holiday • This seven-night cruise itinerary is perfectly complemented by at least one night at a beach hotel in Dubai.

Tailor made cruises

We hope this hand-picked itinerary will provide you with some inspiration of how you can tailor make your stay and cruise holiday. The land-based section of your holiday – whether pre or post-cruise – is fully flexible allowing you to choose where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. Please speak to a Personal Travel Expert who will help you create your perfect itinerary.