Arabian Gulf Cruise with Clipper Odyssey in November

In January last year I was delighted to give lots of talks about Oman as ‘Guest Lecturer’ on an Arabian Gulf Cruise with the Island Sky as it cruised from Salalah to past Abu Dhabi.

Island Sky at Sea Arabian Gulf Cruise
Island Sky at Sea

This year in November the American Continue reading “Arabian Gulf Cruise with Clipper Odyssey in November”

Cruise Ships arrive in Muscat for cruise excursions

While waiting for passenger disembarkation I managed to get a few pictures of the arrival of the Cruise Ships in Muscat.

Silver Wind enters Muscat Port
Silver Wind enters Muscat Port

They offer a contrast in size and Continue reading “Cruise Ships arrive in Muscat for cruise excursions”

Oman’s Mina Sultan Qaboos

Port Sultan Qaboos will be redeveloped according to Oman’s Ministry of Transport.

Noble Caledonia's Island Sky in Mina Sultan Qaboos
Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky in Mina Sultan Qaboos

The port will be given over to tourism and the Continue reading “Oman’s Mina Sultan Qaboos”

Cruise to Dubai and Sir Bani Yas

via Sir bani Yas

The island of Sir bani Yas was to be the next destination of the Island Sky.

Sir Bani Yas animals
Sir Bani Yas animals

Here not only did we have a wonderful animal safari but also a superb lunch in the new hotel. Finally we arrived in Dubai as the sun rose to illuminate Continue reading “Cruise to Dubai and Sir Bani Yas”

Brilliance of the Seas

to be joined in Muscat by Seabourn Legend in a couple of years

Brilliance of the Seas in Muscat
Brilliance of the Seas in Muscat

Joining the Costa and Aida ships, Brilliance of the Seas is now a regular arrival for us in Muscat bringing people for a visit into Oman

As its a new destination for her it will take time for the cruise excursions to be tailored to her passengers needs but I am confident that Muscat will be one of her more popular port calls in the Gulf cruises.

Cruise Ship comes into Muscat

to take shore excursions in Oman

Avoiding the rain the Aida arrives into Mina Sultan Qaboos, Muscat.

Arriving into Mina Sultan Qaboos
Arriving into Mina Sultan Qaboos

This is probably the most colourful ship coming into Oman – and on a weekly basis does brighten up the harbour as the visitors spend part of their holidays in Oman.

Aida in Mina Sultan Qaboos
Aida in Mina Sultan Qaboos

Some cruise excursions during the type of heavy rain we have been having, needed to be cancelled, but better safe than sorry.

Cruising into Muscat

the Dawn Princess arrives in Oman

Setting off from Australia , the Dawn Princess arrived in Muscat today, during its World Cruise .

Dawn Princess in Muscat’s Port
Dawn Princess in Muscat’s Port

Its possibly the first World Cruise to start in Australia so, naturally, the majority of the passengers came from Australia and New Zealand. Muscat was cooler than it has been which was good for the people taking shore excursions.