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Arabian Gulf
Experience the perfect blend of Arabian Culture and Modern Architecture

Arabian Gulf

The relatively recent discovery of oil has transformed Abu Dhabi – the largest of the 7 emirates – into a hive of culture and activity. Unique in its fusion of history and modern life, Abu Dhabi may be less well-known than Dubai, but it still has plenty to offer as a cruise holiday destination. We’re proud to be the first cruise line to home port here, giving you plenty of time to explore before your cruise.

Celebrity Constellation’s Arabian Gulf and South Asia cruise itineraries for 2017 – 2018 include:

Grand Spice Route Tour – a 29-night journey comprised of two sailings from the Arabian Peninsula (Abu Dhabi) to the Far East (Shanghai). Follow the path of the ancient spice trade route with stops in Dubai, Mumbai, Goa, Cochin, Sri Lanka, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh, and more. 14 cities in seven different countries with overnight stays in Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong

12 to 15-night sailings from Abu Dhabi visiting India and southeast Asia.

Africa and the Arabian Peninsula package: Experience an authentic safari adventure in Tanzania with luxurious lodging, fully-guided tours, air travel, and a Celebrity Concierge – all paired with a cruise around the Arabian coast and India.

Celebrity Constellation’s newest Signature Event Sailing will transport guests to Hong Kong’s biggest celebration, the Chinese New Year. Modern luxury travelers will become enraptured by the heritage-filled parade by day and the breathtaking fireworks display above the harbor at night. Our other Saignature Event Sailing is the 14 Night UAE and India Cruise visiting ports of call such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Khasab, Goa, Mumbai, Mangalore, Cochin and back with an overnight in Dubai during New Year’s Eve where you can witness the Burj Khalifa fireworks on display.


Start with a visit to Qasr al-Hosn, also known as the “White Fort”, which is the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi. For something a little more adrenaline-fuelled, why not try sand skiing? Swap powdery snow for miles of rolling sand dunes in the Liwa Oasis, which offers some of the best sand skiing in the world.

Whether you’re looking for sun-soaked relaxation or a chance to learn more about Middle Eastern history, make sure Abu Dhabi’s at the top of your list.

Introducing the Grand Prix of shore excursions – three days’ access to the Middle East’s largest international sporting event, including the final race of the F1 season and after-race concerts featuring international superstars.

Each port of call on our Arabian Gulf cruises is as interesting and culturally rich as the last, with great hospitality that will keep you hooked from the moment you step ashore. Find a world of history, rich culture, modern architecture and absorbing cuisine at each destination.

Celebrity Cruises Arabian Gulf itineraries will include places such as Khasab and Muscat, while it’s Gulf-India itinerary will include destinations such as Goa, Mangalore, Cochin, and Bombay.