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Middle East & India
Ports
217
No. of ports
Size of Fleet
44
No. visiting ships
Cruises
471
No. of cruises
Popular Months
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Middle East & India Cruises

Many extended cruises sail between the Mediterranean and India via the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, often detouring via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha on the way. Sailing via the Suez Canal is a must-do for all cruisers at least once. This lends itself to a stop in Sokhna, the nearest port to Cairo, where cruisers will have the opportunity to visit the iconic Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. In recent years, Dubai has become a hub for shorter cruises of the Persian Gulf, and Sharm el-Sheikh for the Red Sea, with cruises primarily between October and May, due to its strategic location. Read more

Indian ports have been growing in number as the local cruise market develops. This is opening up the coastline of India to more regular visits by mainstream cruise lines. With every region of India having its own highlights and cuisines, cruisers can now have a taste of India's highlights from the ease of an ocean voyage.

Middle East & India Ports

Top 5 Cruise Deals for Middle East & India

Sokhna Port,Safaga,Aqaba,Jeddah,Yanbu,Sokhna Port
18 Feb
2023
7
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Sokhna Port,Safaga,Aqaba,Jeddah,Yanbu,Sokhna Port

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Splendida
Departure Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Duration: 7 nights
Departs: Sokhna
Returns: Sokhna
MSC Best Price Today
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan
30 Nov
2022
7
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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Splendida
Departure Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Duration: 7 nights
Departs: Jeddah
Returns: Jeddah
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Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
15 Jan
2023
7
nights
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Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Splendida
Departure Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Duration: 7 nights
Departs: Safaga
Returns: Safaga
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Dubai,Abu Dhabi,Sir Bani Yas,Dammam,Doha,Dubai
11 Nov
2023
7
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Dubai,Abu Dhabi,Sir Bani Yas,Dammam,Doha,Dubai

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Virtuosa
Departure Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Duration: 7 nights
Departs: Dubai
Returns: Dubai
Doha,Dubai,Dubai,Abu Dhabi,Sir Bani Yas,Dammam,Doh
21 Mar
2024
7
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Doha,Dubai,Dubai,Abu Dhabi,Sir Bani Yas,Dammam,Doh

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Virtuosa
Departure Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Duration: 7 nights
Departs: Doha
Returns: Doha

Middle East & India Ports

Destination Tips

  • From bustling cities to calming temples, India is a full-on sensory & spiritual experience, with each city offering its own flavour.

  • Safaga, located on the Red Sea coast of Egypt is a good starting point into the Eastern Desert to check out the Roman Imperial Village of Mons Claudianus, or to Luxor, one of the most impressive locations of Egypt, only 220 km away.

  • UAE's modern developments and Jordan's lost city of Petra are must-see landmarks, while souks (markets), breathtaking mosques and desert safaris also make for great exploring.

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