Passengers arrive for the start of their Cruise from Salalah

and its historical sites.

It was great to meet all the passengers who flew in for the start of their cruise from Salalah.

Pre Boarding Talk Island Sky Cruise from Salalah
Pre Boarding Talk Island Sky Cruise from Salalah

They overnighted in the Hilton Salalah after a long flight from London and were given a run-down of their initial couple of days so that all knew what how their luggage, and themselves, would get onto the ship in Salalah’s port, from Hiltom in town.

CoCoNut Stall Salalah
CoCoNut Stall Salalah

Fortunately, the nice sunny weather made everyone smile as we enjoyed CoCo Nuts as part of the pre-boarding tour.

Expert Information Samharam Island Sky
Expert Information Samharam Island Sky

We then all made a visit to the port of Samharam, located in Khor Rori which is is gradually being revealed as a very interesting fortified trading town from antiquity.

Salalah Port Island Sky Cruise
Salalah Port Island Sky Cruise

After a  ‘city tour’ of Salalah, every one was welcomed on-board and we left dry land for the start of what I hope will be a great cruise.

Bridge Island Sky
Bridge Island Sky

And enjoyed the wide open Arabian Sea, with barbed wire around the ship to fend off Pirates – who in 2010/2011 have been active from Somalia, east towards India).

Arabian Sea Island Sky
Arabian Sea Island Sky
Oman

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4